published Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Romney Campaign

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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Jack_Dennis said...

Just plain deceitful.

August 29, 2012 at 12:17 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Mitt Romney: Just deceitful and plain.

August 29, 2012 at 12:22 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Yeah, he suppressed Herman Cain. His veep is supposed to suppress red ink.

(Our current President was gonna cut the deficit in half in four years? Right. And keep joblessness under 8%, reaching 6% in four years? Right. And be more popular among Muslims than George W. Bush? Right. And run the most transparent administration in history? Right. Instead of Agnew-Nixon-Kissinger, we have Biden-Obama-Jarrett.)

August 29, 2012 at 12:37 a.m.
NGAdad said...

Chins up, eyes FORWARD !! Move out Obama for America troops.

You'd need two sets of the full spectrum to paint a mural of our fine volunteers... and voters. Romney/Ryan ... divided we fall.

August 29, 2012 at 1:15 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

"Jackson said in a profanity-filled tweet that he was "not understanding God's plan" given the fact that the storm was not disrupting the Republican gathering".

Another liberal with a big heart.

August 29, 2012 at 3:17 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Why is it that liberals hate blacks and women so much? The vitriol they spew about them is abhorrent.

August 29, 2012 at 3:23 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Easy, should I post the lies of Obama once again?

August 29, 2012 at 3:24 a.m.
fairmon said...

Is this the race card? Is this a sign of desperation? Is there a concern that the lower income sector will figure out they are the ones hurt most by the failed energy policies, hidden taxes, fees over regulation/duplication etc.? Will they figure out their rate of under/unemployed is much higher than the national average? It is unfortunate neither party is aggressively addressing this issue while the current party only offers more dependence on a broke central government which is pandering with borrowed money because that wins elections.

August 29, 2012 at 3:43 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

It can't be about race. Remember, Obama is the first mainstream African-American who is "clean, articulate and bright"! Almost like a white guy! According to Joe "hairplugs" Biden!

August 29, 2012 at 3:52 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

"A 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal". Peter Brimelow

August 29, 2012 at 4:02 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Agencies create plan for families in motels displaced by DNC

Read more here:

August 29, 2012 at 4:43 a.m.
EaTn said...

Isaac has upstaged the GOP convention so far. Hopefully for the folks on the Gulf it will not linger into the Democratic convention. Promises and poison tongues in both of these conventions will not sway that many voters. History has proven that the voter sentiment on the economy at election time will most likely be the deciding factor. Their decision --has the down economy under Obama turned around and on the upside? Romney is really just a bench-warmer player in this presidential game.

August 29, 2012 at 4:56 a.m.
KnottaHero said...

Is Clay trying to say that Obama wasn't born in the US?

August 29, 2012 at 5:31 a.m.
cactus said...

Obama wants to bring down American hegemony a notch or two.

August 29, 2012 at 5:35 a.m.
KnottaHero said...

Okay, seriously, is this a swipe at Romney because of the color of his skin? This is the most blatantly racist statement I have seen from a "journalist" today. Shame on the TFP for posting this racist statement. Your attack is that 'Romney is white'?! Are you kidding me? Liberalism is a mental disorder.

August 29, 2012 at 5:41 a.m.
EaTn said...

I think Clay is just pointing out that Romney and friends are from the old school, which is no longer a majority in this country.

August 29, 2012 at 6:02 a.m.
joneses said...

Clays last fictional cartoons have been on the lie called the war on women, abortion and now race. Since Clay the puppet is supporting a candidate that is a complete failure this is all he can focus on. Clay lacks the intellect to understand that conservatives do not agree with Hussein Obamas white side either. Hussein Obama's policies are a complete failure. Wait until the DNC and you will see the staunchest liberals attacking Romney and still not presenting any solutions to the massive debt, high unemployment, Hussein Obama's failed economy and everything else this fool in the White House has done to change America from a great country to a mediocre one. The democrats will probably blame the water overflowing the levies in New Orleans on President Bush. This is how desperate they are as Hussein Obama only has a failed record to run on. Have you ever seen on this message board any of these liberals saying anything good about Hussein Obama? You have not because they have nothing good to say about this failure of their candidate. Clay is giving us more proof that Hussein Obama is a failure by not making cartoons about the real issues important to Americans. Clay Bennett, you are desperate liberal liar trying to lie your way out of a corner you and all the liberals have backed in. it is hilarious watching you liberals struggle with your lies. Conservatives, please do not fall into the abortion, race, war on women lies and lets stay focused on the issues important to Americans.

August 29, 2012 at 7:31 a.m.
joneses said...

With Hussein Obama in the white House our national debt has reached $16 trillion. We are borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar we spend. Gasoline is approaching $4 a gallon again nationally, and Hussein Obama has shut down oil wells in the Gulf and has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. The Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in more than 1,100 days. The unemployment rate for black males ages 18-23 is a staggering 42 percent, and that is before Hussein Obama offered “amnesty” to millions of young illegal aliens. The Republican-led House of Representatives has passed 30 jobs bills and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not let a single one of them reach the floor for a vote. Social Security and Medicare are on the road to bankruptcy and the Democrats can only demonize U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan for having the political guts to actually propose a plan to save them. I’ll sign up for four more years of that? LOL! Obama has not done a single thing to even remotely improve a single facet of the problems facing our country today. He has only pushed us closer to having our entire country resemble that paragon of liberal Utopia — aka California which has massive debt, crime and unemployment.

August 29, 2012 at 7:41 a.m.
GreenKepi said...

The Chattanooga Times 'pays' this guy to draw this stuff?!

August 29, 2012 at 7:47 a.m.
fairmon said...

EaTn said...

I think Clay is just pointing out that Romney and friends are from the old school, which is no longer a majority in this country.

EaTn...would you mind elaborating on what the term "old school" means?

August 29, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.
EaTn said...

Ann Romney's message was that she hoped folks would get to know Mittens. Well, we would like to be he keeps hiding himself by not releasing his tax returns, locations of investments,all of his Bain affairs, then says he will reveal other of his plans after he is elected president. "Trust me" has a hollow sound under these circumstances.

August 29, 2012 at 8:14 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

EaTn: Fine. I would like to see The Messiah's college records.

August 29, 2012 at 8:24 a.m.
joneses said...

I canot understand why liberals are so concerned about how Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney spends his money and never question where Hussein Obama spent 6 trillion dollars of our money. What is wrong with this picture? I will tell you. Liberals are not intellectually capable of facing the fact that Hussein Obama is a failure.

August 29, 2012 at 8:26 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"EaTn: Fine. I would like to see The Messiah's college records."

Do you want to see Willard Mitt Romney's college transcript as well? Or is this just a ploy to give yourself a contrived counter-argument to anyone asking to see Romney's tax returns? Name another President that has released his college transcripts.

August 29, 2012 at 8:33 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Conservatives are not intellectually capable of facing the fact that Obama isn't a failure.

August 29, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.
cactus said...

The real Obama is exposed in the movie "2016".

August 29, 2012 at 8:46 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy123: No other candidate has total blank spots in their past. Is this guy who he says he is? Did he obtain scholarships thru lies about his nationality? Anyone go to school with him? His background is like Area 51. Of course the press has no interest in delving into any of this. They're sheep, like you, Easy. And BTW, how's this for fair and balanced coverage? (for all you Fox haters)

"In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt"

Read more:

August 29, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.
Yossarian25 said...

Y'all dumb damn librals ain't overstand nothing bouts our econmy and the debt Ole Husseiny-pants borrowed off the Chinese to invade iRackivic. Just tax the poors and wot dem rich save can trickle down on the rest of us laters. Mitty can stop these all these abortions for legitimate rape and Hurricanes caused by the gay marriage elitist lame-stream mafia at NBC, spreading dat socialism to the kids!!

Jeb Bush 2016!!!

August 29, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Walden said...

joneses - your 7:31 and 7:41 posts are spot on. You are on your game today.

August 29, 2012 at 9:11 a.m.
Walden said...

Quin Hillyer at the American Spectator this morning:

"Three movies, three views of Obama. All frightening. All justly so.

One walks away from the movie 2016: Obama's America, the growing box-office bonanza by Dinesh D'Souza and Gerald Molen, wondering why in tarnation it took so long for anybody to put Barack Obama's views into their proper context. Then again, 2016 provides only part of the context; another important part of it came four years ago, when Citizens United released Hype: The Obama Effect -- a powerful but far-too-little seen piece of film-making that nailed much of the essential Obama before the misery of the past four years, while indeed predicting a fair amount of what The Self-Anointed One has inflicted upon this fair land of ours. This week, Citizens United completes the circle with The Hope and the Change, which features a one-hour collage of ordinary citizens, Obama supporters in 2008 and almost all Democrats (with a few independents thrown in), who now are experiencing severe buyer's remorse.

All three perspectives are important. All three pound home the message that Barack Obama never should have gotten anywhere near the Oval Office."

August 29, 2012 at 9:15 a.m.
Yossarian25 said...

I hate Clay's damn toons so much, I read them everyday!!

August 29, 2012 at 9:18 a.m.
Easy123 said...


You're talking about Romney, correct?

August 29, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.
Walden said...

Hillyer continues:

"Let's start with the box office hit, 2016. D'Souza, a brilliant conservative controversialist of long standing, and Molen, the producer of Schindler's List, Rain Man, Jurassic Park, and other popular movies, have done a superb job presenting D'Souza's thesis that Obama is motivated primarily by an (outdated) "anti-colonialist" worldview that sees the United States as a deeply flawed nation that needs to be tamed from without or, in this case, from within. They posit that far too little attention has been paid to the themes from Dreams from My Father, Obama's semi-fictionalized, rather pretentious autobiography. Too little also is commonly made, according to this thesis, of the marked "otherness" of Obama's childhood away from the U.S. mainland, both in Hawaii and in Indonesia."

August 29, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy: Lame. Wanna try again? hahahaha

August 29, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
Easy123 said...


So is that a yes?

Everything you said could apply to Romney as well. Do you not realize that?

Would you like you try again? :-)

August 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Walden said...

Hillyer on Hype: The Obama Effect:

"(it) does the converse (of the movie 2016): It quite explicitly said early on that the key to understanding Obama is not to look in Hawaii, Indonesia, or Kenya, but instead to look to Chicago. Back when the rest of the media was trying to explain away and mostly ignore the Obama connections with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, crooked financier Tony Rezco, and domestic terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Citizens United was not only digging deep into these sickening Obama ties, but putting them (and others) into the context of a truly radicalized, hard-left worldview. Mixed in with all of this, the movie rightly notes, is the (Lucifer-inspired) anarcho-troublemaking of yet another Chicagoan, Saul Alinsky."

August 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

Fifty Shades of White by Mitt Romney

August 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Walden said...

Lastly, Hillyer on The Hope and the Change:

Into this maw enters The Hope and the Change, receiving its grand premiere this week in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. When the media didn't do its job in 2008, and perhaps some voters also willingly let themselves be fooled, the majority of Americans did indeed grab for the "hope" offered by Obama's vapid slogan. Citizens United has rounded up a host of these former Obama voters who really regret the ballot choice they made in 2008. The interviews with them provide a very practical, real-world grounding for the sometimes hyper-theoretical themes of the other two movies.

Herewith, a very few selected quotes from those interviewed in movie: "When I hear the phrase 'hope and change,' I definitely feel 'bait and switch.'" It was "false hope." "It's kind of like buyer's remorse." In his golfing and his hobnobbing in Hollywood, among other things, "Obama now is all about Obama." Unlike what happened with banks and car companies, "Nobody comes around to help bail me out." "I don't know where this money [government spending under Obama] is going." "I don't think that I got what I was expecting."

Well, of course not. That was the point of Obama's sloganeering: to put a honeyed glaze on the sour recipe he was actually cooking up for us. In that effort, of course, he had the absurdly fawning help of the establishment media. One little snippet, early in the Hope and the Change, captures just this aspect of the story of how Obama was inflicted upon us. It was election night, 2008, and Brian Williams of NBC came back from a break with words so crazily over the top as exceed even Dan Rather's exultation during the 1992 Clinton victory night that "this is all so exciting, my ear wax is popping out." Said Williams: "[This is] the most exciting and important election night in several lifetimes."

Yes, lifetimes. Talk about "hype!" One can only hope we change from this sort of idiocy long before 2016. The dreams from Obama's father are a nightmare for most of us, a nightmare played out in everyday lives, not just on the silver screen."

August 29, 2012 at 9:33 a.m.
mymy said...

Tu: Great diverse line up at Convention last night. Watched livestream of all. What a group of young and upcoming Republicans with a positive message. Davis represented many Americans who made a mistake in 2008, but will not do it in 2012!

Lefties here did not hear anything but the lies and negative opinions of the MSM. Poor dumb sheep!

August 29, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
mymy said...

69 Days to Go!

Oh, how easily it is to distract the sheep.

Any subject other than Obama’s record. It’s still the economy/job and much, much more!

Remember “Clay makes lots of money for the TFP” . While supporting Obama who is trying to kill the free market system, they are making money with it. LOL

August 29, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

mymy 9:43: Maybe so, but I say TFP ain't too particular.

August 29, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Joneses said: "Clays last fictional cartoons have been on the lie called the war on women, abortion and now race."

You can hardly call it fictional when Romney has choreographed his campaign to pit middle class white voters against the minority poor. Indeed, it’s solely the fault of the minority poor that billionaire slicks like Romney have to cheat, destroy jobs, undermine the American Economy, maintain Swiss Bank accounts and hide their money off shore to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

As for your denials in regard to the Republican “war on women,” exactly where is the lie, Joneses? A political party that works so hard to establish repressive laws which take away the rights of women in America to plan their own families, to make their own medical decisions when their lives are endangered or when they’ve been victimized by rape can hardly be considered friendly acts toward women.

And then there are all of those other critical issues involving women that this current batch of Republican politicians have worked so hard to undermine such as equal pay for women, freedom from workplace discrimination, access to health care, and a healthy Social Security system. Indeed, these important issues along with their proposed cuts to critical programs that obviously affect single mothers disproportionately, such as food stamps, the Head Start Program, and school lunch programs, can only be called the Republican "war on women."

August 29, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.
hotdiggity said...

So much for the big tent party.

August 29, 2012 at 10:46 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Laurel: The only war is the war on babies.

August 29, 2012 at 10:47 a.m.
mymy said...

mtn: You are certainly brainwashed and just plain dumb to concentrate and believe and lies told to you by the democrates. I guess you will enjoy being "F" by O and his line up including Fluke at the Dimo Convention soon. Don't wet your pants in excitement!

Dumb Women Vote for Democratic Sugar Daddy's who really don't give a damn about anything but your vote and will pay you for it. How many real life sugar daddy's have screwed you over and left?

August 29, 2012 at 10:49 a.m.
mymy said...

Sugar Daddy in Chief

Obama using executive authority to entice key constituencies

Can’t run on his lousy record so Obama spreads our tax dollars to buy votes.

Obama is such a loser and Bo has to Go!

August 29, 2012 at 10:52 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

On the campaign trail with the billionaire slick Mitt Romney . . . who likes to fire people. Attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend:

“Earlier this month, Mitt Romney was welcomed for a campaign event at the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, by hundreds of coal workers and their families. Now many of the mine's workers are saying they were forced to give up a day-worth of pay to attend the event, and they feared they might be fired if they didn’t, according to local news radio WWVA.

The claims have been mostly denied by Rob Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Energy Company, which owns the mine. He acknowledges that workers weren’t paid that day but says no one was made to attend the event. Well, kind of.

"Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend," he told local news radio WWVA, which has received several emails from workers claiming that the company records names of workers that don't attend those types of events.

August 29, 2012 at 11:02 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

It is fairly simple. People come first. The human race comes first. If it doesn't, then these people are not human and I really do wonder what they are. The crayon factor is that these people have convinced many that they are the chosen white ones. They make it about race, just as the RNC fan threw peanuts and told them "that is how we feed animals". If you don't want it to be about race, then stop treating people like they are evil just because they have a different color of skin, gender, or think differently. Remember, individual freedoms are what this country was built on. Immigration is what this country was built on. This country was not built on hate thy neighbor, as the knuckle draggers on this site would have you believe.

August 29, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.
mymy said...

Mtn: You sound just like O. Nothing positive to run on so tear down the other guy. LOL

August 29, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

JustONeWoman...where the hell did you get that color of skin ditty? Just buying into "all that oppose Obama are racist? Hmmm? Shameful.

August 29, 2012 at 11:52 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Jack_Dennis said: "The only war is the war on babies."

Please, Jack. Fibbing for Republican politicians doesn’t become you:

"Jerry Inman knows his wife, Debbie, had been sick for more than a decade and could have died at any time. But he also knows the end finally came at age 50 just 13 days after Tennessee dropped her from Medicaid, making it impossible to afford the medicines that had kept her aneurysm in check for a dozen years. . .

. . . Millions more poor families face risks to their health, and financial devastation, under a plan backed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to slash federal spending on Medicaid. A version of the proposal authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Romney's running mate, would cut the Medicaid budget by $810 billion over a decade starting next year.

Romney and Ryan also support repealing President Barack Obama's health care reform law, which would extend health coverage to about 30 million uninsured people.”

August 29, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

Jack_Dennis said... JustONeWoman...where the hell did you get that color of skin ditty? Just buying into "all that oppose Obama are racist? Hmmm? Shameful.

You be the shameful one Jack!

RNC fans throwing peanuts at a reporter and saying this is how we feed animnals? Is this how you respectfully treat human beings? Or are you just being ignorant?

August 29, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.
Easy123 said...


"When Romney wins the election (and he will)"

Is this another "prediction"? How did the last prediction you made go? Oh yeah, you said Obamacare would get struck down...

LMAO at your Miss Cleo-esc track record!

August 29, 2012 at 12:32 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

MountainLaurel...The entire system going insolvent won't be much help to the nation, either. Wise up.

Here's another tip for you and your leftist ilk....Someday soon, there will be a huge backlash against you people yelling racist all the time. Good, honest thinking, non-racist people are getting a bellyful of this rant. Hide and watch.

August 29, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.
againstprek said...

The cartoon is racist.

August 29, 2012 at 1:18 p.m.
Walden said...

"You be the shameful one Jack!" he, he, he

August 29, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.
degage said...

Only problem Bennett has is he only learned how to draw in those 10 schools not how to think. that is why he is such an idiot.

August 29, 2012 at 1:27 p.m.
Walden said...

This cartoon, and the few Libby posts on here today, reinforce one simple truth. If the Libs/Dems ever lose the black vote, they are done, finished, over, and out as a major party in this country. In fact, they couldn't survive the loss of even 10% of the black vote (maybe less than that). This is precisely why they fight so hard, and so shamelessly, to perpetuate the myth that the Republicans care only for white people, and rich ones at that. It's really that simple folks.

August 29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Walden: 1:30: Exfreakinzactly

August 29, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.
raygunz said...

"Opening ceremonies were postponed at the Republican National Convention because it was too windy to light the crosses." J.Hartzell


August 29, 2012 at 1:43 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

raygunz: What are you, eleven?

August 29, 2012 at 1:44 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Liberals and the press know no bounds of decency.

Reporter: Romneys 'Happy to Have a Party With Black People Drowning'

August 29, 2012 at 1:57 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

HAHA!! The racist gets fired as well! He'll just go to PMSNBC, they'll be glad to have him! Liberals are the racist creeps.

August 29, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.
Walden said...

Precisely Toes. The lefty media has become unhinged today. They are so scared about this election it is sending a tingle up my leg! Come on November!!

August 29, 2012 at 2:03 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Justoneoldhag claims conservatives to be "knuckle draggers", but it's the liberals who claim to be the offspring of apes. What is it hag? Make up your rotten little "mind".

August 29, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

PMSNBC didn't televise a single minority that gave a speech at the RNC. More proof of liberal racism.

It seems that showing republican minorities giving speeches at the RNC doesn't "fit" their main mantra that the republicans are white racists. In fact, there's more evidence that the liberals are the racists. Everything is about racism to these single celled lifeforms.

August 29, 2012 at 2:14 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Is The Media Coordinating On Race Baiting? Ask John Harris and Politico

"We should not forget that John Harris of the Politico, who asked the stupidest and most irrelevant questions of any moderator during the GOP Primary debates, is married to the former head of NARAL in Virginia".

"We should not forget that Jonathan Allen of the Politico once worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz".

"We should not forget that Andy Barr of the Politico left the Politico to go work for the Democratic National Committee".

"We should not forget any of this because I do not believe it is any accident that today the Politico has a big story from John Harris about race in the 2012 election".

August 29, 2012 at 2:20 p.m.
degage said...

Toes you are right, Easy claimed he evaluted from Chimps. I believe he said so in yesterdays comments.

August 29, 2012 at 2:23 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Sick: Wikipedia entry calls Mia Love ‘dirty, worthless whore’ and ‘House Ni--er’

More liberal racism!!

If I didn't have to go to work today to buy t-bone steaks for the food stampers, I could do this all afternoon. There's no shortage of examples of liberal racism.

August 29, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.
Easy123 said...


"Easy claimed he evaluted from Chimps. I believe he said so in yesterdays comments."

No, I didn't say that. I didn't "evaluate" from anything.

Humans evolved from a common ancestor with chimpanzees. Just stating the facts, dumbass.

August 29, 2012 at 2:41 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Did Obama release 10 years of his private tax returns?

Did he finally release his college records showing how a failing student got in to the top colleges in the country?

Did he release fast and furious documents?

Did he release the records showing who leaked the intelligence over the summer?

Did he release a budget for the country for the past four years?

Did he release the information on what really happened with Solyndra?

When he does all of that, then you can bitch about Romney's tax returns.

August 29, 2012 at 2:46 p.m.
EaTn said...

Reagan said...Bush1 said...Clinton said...Bush2 said...Obama said and the next 2016 president will say " What the former opposing-party president did to sink the economy and raise the national debt has left this administration with it's hands tied".

August 29, 2012 at 2:51 p.m.
Easy123 said...





Who cares about the last 3 questions?

Since when do you make the rules? You're the only one bitching. :-)

August 29, 2012 at 2:53 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Mymy said: “You sound just like O. Nothing positive to run on so tear down the other guy. LOL”

Huh? Surely you’re not claiming that Romney’s attacks on America’s minority poor are positive campaigning, MyMy. Personally, I think such attacks are sleazy and are about as low as a politician can go, particularly when they originate from a billionaire slick who benefited from the best schools, the best neighborhoods, and the best of everything else when he was a child. . . And now lies and blames his country’s economic problems on America’s minority poor . . . as he hides much of his income off shore to avoid paying U.S. taxes . . . God forbid some poverty level minority child involved in a Head Start program might benefit from Mitt Romney’s taxes.

Indeed, even his wife seems to have difficulty telling the truth to the public when it comes to money and the Romney family. Apparently, what she failed to mention last night in her speech about those early college days in the Romney household was that she and Mitt were living on a huge stock portfolio at the time, which had been a gift from her husband’s family:

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard that Ann Romney’s convention speech doubled down on a gaffe from her past: the claim that she and Mitt had very little money when they were going to college."

"As Mitt might say, she’s got to be gosh-darned kidding me. . . the way she and Mitt paid for their pasta and tuna fish, and the desk that was a door, was by SELLING STOCK, given to them by his family, that on a conservative calculation was worth in current money almost FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.'

"the nest egg matters more than a little. Its presence guaranteed that this family’s early life would be the antonym of struggling.”

August 29, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Mountainoyster: When John Kerry was running, nobody heard a word about how rich HE was! Kerry inherited his money! He's five times richer than Romney! Romney gave his inheritance to charity! Romney worked for his money! Why is it only bad when a republican has money? What about Al Gore? What about Ted Kennedy when he was still alive? (though Kennedy killed a woman and got away with it ie. war on women). Jackoff hypocrites!

August 29, 2012 at 3:07 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

We never hear you liberals bitching about Romney's tax returns, do we now . Have another twinkie and lie down.

August 29, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.
TOES02800 said...
August 29, 2012 at 3:21 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Toes: Worse than that. Kerry married into the dough. Twice.

August 29, 2012 at 3:23 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

This video show how the liberal "moral high ground" is actually a swamp.

August 29, 2012 at 3:36 p.m.
EaTn said...

Nobody cares how rich Romney is or the fact that he has seven or eight houses or what religions or charities he supports. The issue is transparency of where the money came from and how did he manage to pay only 15% or so taxes, and why he supports other wealthy from paying less tax rates than the middle class wage earner?

August 29, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
mymy said...

Boy, somebody must be miserable sitting on their behind waiting for a handout from a Sugar Daddy and resenting the rich. Hate, hate, hate! What a loser you are!

Obama is just like Issac. He is spreading devastation on this country that will take years, if ever, to recover from!

August 29, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
miraweb said...

Careful, Jack - you know Ryan choose the oil trust fund wife plan, too. He's got a pretty impressive fortune for a guy who has only worked one government job.

I have to admit - when I was watching Ann Romney last night I was afraid at any minute she was going to start selling me tupperware.

I think we finally figured out why Mitt wants to be president. He doesn't, really - but Ann would love to be first lady.

August 29, 2012 at 4:14 p.m.
miraweb said...

If you are getting tired of light, fully canned fair - there was an intelligent and interesting conversation last night between Marco Rubio and Jon Stewart:

August 29, 2012 at 4:18 p.m.
EaTn said...

miraweb said..."Ann would love to be first lady."

Bet the first thing to go would be Michelle's vegetable garden.

August 29, 2012 at 4:22 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

EaTn said: "Nobody cares how rich Romney is or the fact that he has seven or eight houses or what religions or charities he supports. The issue is transparency of where the money came from and how did he manage to pay only 15% or so taxes, and why he supports other wealthy from paying less tax rates than the middle class wage earner?

I don’t believe this current batch of Republican politicians are interested in actual issues and details, EaTN. Take Paul Ryan, for example, he considers rape just another form of conception:

“According to GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan—the man who could be a heartbeat away from becoming president if Mitt Romney is elected in November—rape is a form of conception."

“I’m very proud of my pro-life record. I’ve always adopted the idea that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life,” he said during an interview with television station WJHL."

August 29, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.
mymy said...

Poor babies here just can't stand people who make good decision, work hard and are successful!

Go R&R and your wonderful families. They did it!

August 29, 2012 at 4:33 p.m.
ibshame said...

"tU dumb wrote:
When Romney wins the election (and he will) he should get himself a large round emblem that says “The President Elect of the United States”. He could carry it around and hang it up every place he stops so that his subjects will know that they should pay him the respect he feels he deserves. It seemed to work for TheObozo after the last election.

LMFAO at that memory of the “Chosen One”."

And should Romney lose as is EXPECTED by members of his own party, the SNOOPY DANCE should be appropriate to perform everytime you make one of your "enlightened posts" just as a reminder of your prediction. LOL Of course, no doubt you will crawl back under the rock from whence you emerged to lick your wounds because as per usual you will have nothing of substance to say.

August 29, 2012 at 4:47 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

TOES02800 said... Justoneoldhag claims conservatives to be "knuckle draggers", but it's the liberals who claim to be the offspring of apes. What is it hag? Make up your rotten little "mind".

Gee Blondie, did I say "conservatives"? Nope, didn't think so. I am conservative, many progressives are. Check out some history. You will see progressives down the line being more conservative, especially with money, than your repubs you think are conservatives. You are funny though. It was good for a laugh. You would never have the right to tell me what to do!

On the knuckle draggers, that would be those that don't need any darn science to tell them anything. You either evolved or you didn't. Judging from your posts, you didn't! But you sure did get defensive about it, so you must consider yourself one! LOL

like "hag" is going to hurt my feelings or something! Oh, sob sob LOL! and coming from someone that thought "toes" was a good name. sheesh!

August 29, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.
ibshame said...

"mymy said...

Go R&R and your wonderful families. They did it!"

Yep, they did IT alright. They have alienated Blacks, Latinos, Women and most INDEPENDENTS. Just think come Nov. 7th you will have to start your counting of days at 1,460 days (that's 4 years in case you can't calculate it) of Obama's new term. LOL

August 29, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

mymy said... Poor babies here just can't stand people who make good decision, work hard and are successful!

Go R&R and your wonderful families. They did it!

They did it alright. They continually ship our jobs overseas, take money from the taxpayers to pay their own taxes, (check out 2010 returns),and now parties on a boat with the Cayman flag. I could go on and on, but it is just another reminder that the Repubs really have no intention of winning this election. Cheer for them all you wish, it is a free country, but I don't have to drink your koolaid. Most people love the ones that really do make it rich. It is not rich people that are the problem. It is those that think for a billion dollars in advertising, they can buy our country.

August 29, 2012 at 4:57 p.m.
mymy said...

ibshame said...

Yep, they did IT alright. They have alienated Blacks, Latinos, Women and most INDEPENDENTS

That's what the Obama Liar n Chief wants you to believe and you do! Only the dumb believe that stuff. If the shoe fits, wear it!

August 29, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.
ibshame said...

"mymy said...

That's what the Obama Liar n Chief wants you to believe and you do! Only the dumb believe that stuff. If the shoe fits, wear it!"

Read it and start your counting or maybe start your weeping. LOL

And if you don't like that one here's another one for you:

August 29, 2012 at 5:05 p.m.
Leaf said...

I find it amusing that the same people here that don't believe in evolution are the ones asking for the President's Harvard transcripts.

August 29, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.
miraweb said...

Looks like NOLA is on top of the Plaquemines Parish levy collapse. It was a mandatory evacuation area. They took a head count of the people determined to stay so they have a list to work from.

There is a "community organizer" who has been ferrying people off their roofs with his boat and the National Guard is on the scene.

Is that too much communism for your taste?

Or should we be waiting for a business to start up to help these folks out? It would be more efficient, wouldn't it?

August 29, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Mymy said: "Go R&R and your wonderful families. They did it!"

Sure, sure, MyMy. We know about Mitt Romney’s business model. Like Mark Taibbi says in Rolling Stone’s, “Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.” You carve out big profits for yourself and leave everyone else holding the bag:

“In the old days, making money required sharing the wealth: with assembly-line workers, with middle management, with schools and communities, with investors. Even the Gilded Age robber barons, despite their unapologetic efforts to keep workers from getting any rights at all, built America in spite of themselves, erecting railroads and oil wells and telegraph wires. And from the time the monopolists were reined in with antitrust laws through the days when men like Mitt Romney's dad exited center stage in our economy, the American social contract was pretty consistent: The rich got to stay rich, often filthy rich, but they paid taxes and a living wage and everyone else rose at least a little bit along with them.

But under Romney's business model, leveraging other people's debt means you can carve out big profits for yourself and leave everyone else holding the bag. Despite what Romney claims, the rate of return he provided for Bain's investors over the years wasn't all that great. Romney biographer and Wall Street Journal reporter Brett Arends, who analyzed Bain's performance between 1984 and 1998, concludes that the firm's returns were likely less than 30 percent per year, which happened to track more or less with the stock market's average during that time. "That's how much money you could have made by issuing company bonds and then spending the money picking stocks out of the paper at random," Arends observes. So for all the destruction Romney wreaked on Middle America in the name of "trying to make money," investors could have just plunked their money into traditional stocks and gotten pretty much the same returns.

The only ones who profited in a big way from all the job-killing debt that Romney leveraged were Mitt and his buddies at Bain, along with Wall Street firms like Goldman and Citigroup. Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation, says the criticisms of Bain about layoffs and meanness miss a more important point, which is that the firm's profit-producing record is absurdly mediocre, especially when set against all the trouble and pain its business model causes. "Bain's fundamental flaw, at least according to the math," Ritholtz writes, "is that they took lots of risk, use immense leverage and charged enormous fees, for performance that was more or less the same as [stock] indexing."

Read more:

August 29, 2012 at 5:13 p.m.
Walden said...

Mira: Your dummy side is showing again.

"There is a "community organizer" who has been ferrying people off their roofs with his boat and the National Guard is on the scene.

Is that too much communism for your taste?

Or should we be waiting for a business to start up to help these folks out? It would be more efficient, wouldn't it?"

You are too dense to realize that what this is, is a private individual pitching in and helping out his neighbors. This is a great example of what we Conservatives think is right about America. To play on your own attempt at an analogy -- had it not been for this individual, and many like him -- the victims would be sitting around waiting on some inefficient government agency to help them out.

August 29, 2012 at 5:20 p.m.
Walden said...

Artur Davis: and I paraphrase... 'let it be said 2008-2011, lesson learned; 2012, mistake corrected!"

Amen brother.

This election won't be close. Romney 52, Obama 48.

August 29, 2012 at 5:26 p.m.
ibshame said...

"Walden said...

This election won't be close. Romney 52, Obama 48."

Was your prediction as accurate when Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote for the Mandate in the Affordable Care Act? Keep dreaming though because on Nov. 7th that may be all you have left: a fantasy of Mitt Romney winning the election of 2012.

August 29, 2012 at 5:50 p.m.
Walden said...

ibadork- no, I missed the Roberts call. But I bet you did too!

August 29, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Mira: Ryan's wife is a pauper compared to the Heinz fortune. That dog won't hunt.

Mira: Have you seen the line-up of speakers for the DNC in Charlotte?

August 29, 2012 at 6:20 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Mymy said: “That's what the Obama Liar n Chief wants you to believe.”

I hardly think President Obama needs to persuade anyone that Republican politicians are alienating women, blacks, latinos, and independents. Indeed, with lawmakers like South Carolina’s Alan Clemmons in office there is no need to do so:

“A South Carolina lawmaker and the author of a voter ID law considered discriminatory by the Justice Department testified in federal court Tuesday that, while crafting the bill, he had responded favorably to a friend's racist email in support of the measure.

State Rep. Alan Clemmons acknowledged his reaction in the second day of arguments before a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia over whether the law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act. . .

Garrard Beeney, who represented the civil rights groups, presented emails sent to and from Clemmons' personal account between 2009 and 2011, when he was working on the law. One, from a man named Ed Koziol, used racially charged rhetoric to denounce the idea that poor, black voters might lack transportation or other resources necessary to obtain photo ID. If the Legislature offered a reward for identification cards, "it would be like a swarm of bees going after a watermelon," Koziol wrote.”

Read more here:

August 29, 2012 at 6:24 p.m.
alprova said...

Miraweb wrote: "If you are getting tired of light, fully canned fair - there was an intelligent and interesting conversation last night between Marco Rubio and Jon Stewart:"

I watched all three parts of that interview. I had no idea that Marco Rubio was as well spoken as he is and a man who clearly is at ease in speaking about economics. That 19 minute exchange between him and Jon was phenominal.

How Mitt Romney could have passed him over to pick Paul Ryan is a mystery to me. I don't know about the rest of his politics, but based on that one interview, he is a man that I would love to know more about.

Thank you for sharing that link. I urge everyone to spend the time to watch all three parts of the conversation between those two men, to learn how civil people can truly be when discussing politics from opposing views.

August 29, 2012 at 6:29 p.m.
Walden said...

Al - you are right. Marco Rubio is wonderful. 2016 or 2020 will see a Ryan/Rubio, or Rubio/Ryan ticket. The Republicans have the bench strength now. You need to keep an open mind with respect to Ryan. He is quite amazing too.

August 29, 2012 at 6:40 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Rubio the Republican? Clearly he must be racist.

August 29, 2012 at 7:27 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Christ what a pathetic entertainment line up they've had in Tampa! Looks like 75% country music. I wonder if Lynyrd Skynyrd played Saturday Night Special. No Ted Nugent? Surely they want the Motor City Misogynist in tow. He wouldn't have thrown peanuts at minority women, he would have killed one on stage. Milquetoast is the term that comes to mind. What a bland-assed congregation of mediocrity. If you don't have any new plans, you can at least have a party!

August 29, 2012 at 7:36 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Walden said... "Al - you are right. Marco Rubio is wonderful. 2016 or 2020 will see a Ryan/Rubio, or Rubio/Ryan ticket."

LOL! So you don't see any way that Romney can be a two term POTUS? How could 2016 not include Mitt? Assassination? Oh, wait. You know Obama's gonna win, don't you. Don't worry. It'll be our secret.

August 29, 2012 at 7:54 p.m.
Yossarian25 said...

I reckon this tu_quoque fella is far too learned to be fo real!!

I think he's an Obama stooge just tryin to play dumb!! Education and learnings is for the devil. These damn cartoons are too elitist for me to argue with, so I am just gonna shout BS and fling crap around like the other monkeys!!!

Just cos you're paranoid, don't mean they ain't after ya!

August 29, 2012 at 8:07 p.m.
Walden said...

dude - you toolbag, I was merely mentioning 2016 in the off chance that you d-bags retain the White House. A potential outcome given the idiocy of our electorate. While not in keeping with my earlier prediction, it is still a possibility, as depressing as that is. Now, go do another bong hit.

August 29, 2012 at 8:22 p.m.
degage said...

Easy says we evolved from a common ancestor with chimpanzees. So where did this ancestor come from? it's still which came first the chicken or the egg. Where did you get the a in evaluate I certainly didn't put it in there. Easy you sure have the right name cause it is so easy to get you riled up. Don't you hate having your panties in a wad all the time. Still name calling huh?

August 29, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Yeah, Al displays a dispassionate, open mind regarding Rubio and you fall all over yourself trying to sell him the whole intifada. "He's quite amazing, too!" LOL Do you wear an ascot by any chance?

August 29, 2012 at 8:47 p.m.
miraweb said...

Jack writes: Mira: Ryan's wife is a pauper compared to the Heinz fortune. That dog won't hunt.

Ryan is a guy with a very low six figure salary ($165,200). He's been on the job for 14 years. Paul Ryan claims a net worth between $2.1 million and $7.8 million. The Seattle Times reports a 75% increase in his net worth in the past 10 years.

The best case is the bulk of Ryan's assets are in his wife's trust fund.

If it isn't that raises really significant questions.

Ryan has made a lot in the stock market. You may remember Congress talking about "insider trading" rules for its members this summer.

Ryan is also the chairman of the very important (and very connected) House Budget Committee.

He may not (yet) be up to the Heinzes or Huntsmans, but he's doing pretty good for a guy with a upper middle income government day job and no private industry experience at all.

August 29, 2012 at 8:58 p.m.
degage said...

I,m really suprised all you liberals that claim conservative are haters haven't said anything in Mia Loves defense since you claim to be so fair. Calling her a dirty whore is dispicable and you seem to be awful quiet. If you don't say it is wrong you are as bad as the person that posted it. Liberal racism at it's worst.

August 29, 2012 at 9:13 p.m.
degage said...

Mira, Polosi gained 35million in assets in the 4 years she was speaker. That figure comes from her financial statment she has to provide. So be very careful what you try to conjure up about Ryan.

How do you know he made a lot on the stock market? Are you privy to his business?

August 29, 2012 at 9:27 p.m.
miraweb said...


I don't have to be - Ryan has released that information already. Apparently he has a gift for beating the market averages:

In the mix: Tech leaders Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Priceline (PCLN) and Citrix (CTXS) are all up at least 20% this year. Home Depot (HD) is up 27%, making it one of the Dow's top performers in 2012. Ryan also owns banking giant Wells Fargo (WFC), which is up 23% this year. (He sold part of Bank of America (BAC) in 2011 and owns Goldman Sachs (GS) too.) General Electric (GE), up 17%, is another Ryan holding.

Ryan also not only owns a wide range of stocks, but also has stakes in a variety of bond and mutual funds from Fidelity, Edward Jones, Hartford and Janus. If the vice presidential thing doesn't work out, maybe Ryan can think about a career in the institutional investment world?

Of course, it's been a good year for the stock market. All three major indexes are up more than 8%. But most of Ryan's stock holdings are up more than the broader market. In addition, he only has a few notable losers. Pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) is down 10% and logistics firm CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) has fallen 33%.

Ryan's financial disclosure statements don't reveal how many shares he holds of each stock or the breakdown between stocks and bonds and other investments. So it's impossible to estimate just how much his individual stakes are worth currently. But his net worth in 2010 ranged from nearly $1 million to $3 million, according to the most recent estimates from The Center for Responsive Politics.

August 29, 2012 at 9:35 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Mira: And you guys despise him for it.

August 29, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Tuquoque said: “You own source (if you can believe a loser like that) states that the portfolio was about $60,000 in 1969 dollars or $377,000 in 2012 dollars which sure enough seems that they were sitting on a giant stack of money.

Believe you’re ignoring the point. The bottom-line is that Mrs. Romney wasn’t being very truthful with the public. Having to face college with only the sale of stock that her husband's daddy had given them can hardly be considered a real struggle, especially when tuition costs in 1970 at BYU was a mere $250 a semester. At $96 a share, it didn't take much to pay for college.

Indeed, Mrs. Romney’s insincerity about money matters reminds me a lot of her husband’s phony campaign chatter about being “unemployed” as he pulls in $20 million a year - income that the government treats differently than wages. So much so that Romney only paid an effective tax rate of 14% last year - a substantially lower rate then middle class families pay.

August 29, 2012 at 9:42 p.m.
miraweb said...

If Ryan's market winnings have a tint of insider trading, then there was a losing investor on the other side of every deal.

Maybe it wasn't you - maybe it was.

August 29, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.
miraweb said...

The LIBOR scandal was such a big deal because market manipulation is precisely the same thing as felony theft.

It is stealing money from people - not a clever office trick worthy of manly respect.

August 29, 2012 at 10:10 p.m.
Easy123 said...


"So where did this ancestor come from?"

Africa. Scientists haven't discovered the actual common ancestor but it likely lived between the time of Australopithecus and Homo habilis.

"it's still which came first the chicken or the egg."

No, it isn't. The chicken had to come first, moron. Birds evolved from reptiles (dinosaurs included). Reptiles lay eggs, ergo, birds lay eggs as well.

"Where did you get the a in evaluate I certainly didn't put it in there."

Where did you get the "evaluted" from "evolved"? You certainly are a terrible speller.

"Easy you sure have the right name cause it is so easy to get you riled up."

You'd like to think you could get me riled up, wouldn't you? LMAO!

"Don't you hate having your panties in a wad all the time."

Don't you hate being an idiot?

"Still name calling huh?"

Still a moron, huh?

August 29, 2012 at 10:13 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy said Homo habilis. You pretentious ass.

August 29, 2012 at 10:40 p.m.
Easy123 said...

You dumbass. :-)

August 29, 2012 at 11 p.m.
alprova said...

Uh oh. It would seem that Sarah Palin is no longer the darling diva of the Republican Party, and has slipped into the "old news" category with Fox News. She's whining about her tonight's scheduled Fox News interviews being canceled at the last minute;

August 29, 2012 at 11:17 p.m.
alprova said...

Paul Ryan, during his big speech tonight, doubled down with a misleading claim, a lie if you will, that he offered 12 days ago during a campaign speech.

On August the 16th, Ryan claimed that the Janesville, Wisconsin SUV plant, where then candidate Barack Obama made a stump speech at in February of 2008, was closed after President Obama failed to keep a "broken promise" to keep the plant open as part of the auto bailout package.

He repeated the same false claim tonight, and the problem with Ryan's claim is that the announcement to close the Janesville plant came six months before Barack Obama took office, and the last SUV rolled of the line one month before Obama took office.

August 30, 2012 at 12:05 a.m.
mymy said...

Right, gona believe MSNBC! LOL

August 30, 2012 at 8:36 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

mymy, you have evidence to the contrary? If not, then you are also a liar.

August 30, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.
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