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Old 09-05-2012, 08:11 PM   #301
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And for speeches he's made a thousand times before, and to remind him what city he's in.
At least Obama didn't say "Thanks, Houston!" when he came through my city!
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Paul Ryan is an unlikeable weasel.
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team Romney just pulled their adds from PA and MI, meaning, essentially, that they do not believe they can win these two.

the path to a GOP victory gets narrower.
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oooooo thanks for that news! you could be on to sometime !

unless they're going to change ads drastically in place of what's there now. Clinton has 'em runnin'

Funny the 2 taqlking heads at CBS last niht were very impressed with Pre CLinton's speexchand said he articulated Pres Obama's reasons to be re-elected bettwer than Obama has yet.

That really would be something because unlike voter suppress in Virginia & Texas where theVoting Rights Act is meant to protect African-Americans and also now Latinos, and so can be chalanged legally from that angle ( and it sure wopuld help poor/working and falling middle Class white folk as well).... MIchigan & Pennsylvania are not under it and thus harder to repeal the VS efforts in place therte now. (
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PA had literally zero chance of being flipped. You wonder why they'd even run ads there other than to help some down-ticket candidates.

MI was at least probable. As in like 2% chance probable.

Again, this is the plan...

1) He has to win Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. 253 Electoral Votes.

2) Virginia + Iowa = 272 Electoral Votes.

3) Loses Virginia. Needs to pick up Iowa, Colorado and one of either Wisconsin or Nevada. Wisconsin will likely be way out of play once the early Ryan bounce is factored out and the Obama convention bounce factored in. Basically, this scenario is extremely unlikely. If Romney loses Virginia, it's not all that probable that he'll suddenly pick up these states that have tended to be much bluer according to polling all year long.


I think the margin in Ohio will be insurmountable and put a nail in Romney's coffin.
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Another gem on the Republican side.

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According to Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), federal student loans are the start of a “slippery slope” that could eventually lead to a Holocaust. While speaking at Maryland’s Allegany College on Wednesday, Bartlett invoked this horrid comparison while arguing that government loans are unconstitutional:

Not that it’s not a good idea to give students loans, it certainly is a good idea to give them loans. But if you can ignore the Constitution to do something good today, tomorrow you will be ignoring the Constitution to do something bad. You could. There are more people in our, in America today of German ancestry than any other [inaudible]. The Holocaust that occurred in Germany — how in the heck could that happen? And when you start down the wrong road, it can be a very slippery slope.
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It's rare that I, a straight white male of mixed Irish and German heritage, can feel offended, but I feel mildly offended. He should have stopped at the somewhat justifiable belief that it would be bad to violate the direct wording of the constitution because that could be abused in the future... the insinuation that Germans will use that to exterminate America's Jews was quite unnecessary.
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Oh, for cripes' sake...*Sighs*.

Is there a chance we can call for an official moratorium on Nazi/Holocaust/Hitler comparisons? Please?
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*sighs heavily, lies down with cold compress on head*
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Romney effort flagging? Aide vows to 'campaign very vigorously' - latimes.com

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I'd like some trickle down from that. I'm sure he'll open some new casinos and create new jobs instead of pocketing it. And the middle class can go there and lose lots of money.


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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's backing of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney may not just make political sense for the billionaire -- it may also be in his best interest financially.

Adelson has vowed to spend as much as $100 million to help sway the 2012 election. According to a new report by Seth Hanlon, the director of fiscal reform at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Adelson could turn that investment into a $2 billion tax cut if Romney is elected.

From Hanlon's report on how Romney's tax plan could benefit Adelson:

• Cut top tax rates, saving Adelson approximately $1.5 million on his annual compensation as chief executive of his casino company.

• Maintain the special low rates on dividends, potentially saving Adelson nearly $120 million on a single year’s worth of dividends, more than enough to recoup his political donations.

• Maintain the special low rates on capital gains, allowing Adelson to make back his political donations in capital gains tax cuts just by selling a fraction of his stock.

• Provide a tax windfall of an estimated $1.2 billion to Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., on untaxed profits from its Asian casinos, as well as a tax exemption forfuture overseas profits. Adelson’s casinos already enjoy a special foreign tax exemption from the Chinese administrative region of Macau, and Gov. Romney would make those foreign profits exempt from U.S. taxes as well.

• Eliminate the estate tax, potentially providing a staggering $8.9 billion windfall to Adelson’s heirs.
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Nah, we clearly don't need any of that money, MrsS. Clearly he would suffer if he lost even a fraction of that money to a higher tax rate! All we need to do is work as hard as he does and we can be swimming in that dough in...how many years does it take to save up that kind of cash again?

Seriously, see, people, this is what we're talking about when we say there is a point when it's clear you have more than enough money.
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Why is it more than enough money?
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• Eliminate the estate tax, potentially providing a staggering $8.9 billion windfall to Adelson’s heirs.
That's outrageous !! Adelson's heirs receiving the inheritance rather the government.
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Why is it more than enough money?
Because what on earth would they do with it all? If I found myself with that kind of cash I'd be giving nearly all of it back because I can't fathom what I would need most of it for. Given that we have so many people in this country who can barely afford to feed their families, or pay for their rent or heat, to see people walking around with that kind of money just seems absurd.
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Would it be more than enough money if he planned on founding hospitals and orphanages with it? Or is it just more than enough money if he plans on buying a solid gold car?
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Is there any evidence that he does, this guy, plan to I mean?
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That's outrageous !! Adelson's heirs receiving the inheritance rather the government.

so we're a country of landed gentry now?
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Would it be more than enough money if he planned on founding hospitals and orphanages with it? Or is it just more than enough money if he plans on buying a solid gold car?
If he were doing good things with it, that'd be fine. Because he's not hoarding it all for himself, he's giving some of it back and helping people with it.

If he's buying 20 cars for himself with that cash, or 5 yachts, or whatever, aka, things he doesn't really need, though, then yeah, it's a pretty big waste of money and pretty selfish.

That's the big thing here-it's fine to make a nice living for yourself, if you have honestly worked hard for your money and legitimately earned your riches, great. But I don't understand the people who, when they get into the multi-millions or billions, look at what they've got and STILL think they need more. At what point, if any, do they think they have more than enough money to live on?
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