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  •  "Nothing at all wrong with Romney's Statement"? (1+ / 0-)
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    elwior

    Ok then.  
    You're coming in loud and clear.
    Thanks.  

    Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

    by Into The Woods on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 03:59:25 PM PST

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    •  You sound like you're implying something. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm all ears.

      Rule of thumb: If it's advertised on TV, you probably shouldn't buy it.

      by VictorLaszlo on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 04:45:25 PM PST

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      •  Can't hear anything wrong with Romney's statement (1+ / 0-)
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        elwior

        but 'all ears' for my "implying something".

        You ought to look into that.  Might just be wax, but could be something more serious.

        But as long as you ask:

        1.  Romney was basing his "in context" statement on at least 3 big lies.

        2.  Romney showed exquisitely poor judgement in using such a phrase.

        3.  Even his fellow Republican candidates recognize he said something wrong, to the point they are adopting OWS attack lines. (Which makes your statement all the more ... perplexing.)

        4.  For someone basing his qualifications on his 'business experience' his statement undermined that key pillar of his campaign by opening the door to charges of not just firing people (instead of being a job creator) but of enjoying that firing.  

        Can you hear me now?  

        Still believe there was "nothing wrong" with what Romney said?  

        Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

        by Into The Woods on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 09:23:53 PM PST

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        •  Yes. I still believe there was nothing wrong (0+ / 0-)

          with what Romney said.

          Items 2, 3, and 4 above all amount to "it was wrong because it created a media frenzy."

          Though it is true that Romney is apparently ignorant about the difficulty of changing insurance providers.

          Rule of thumb: If it's advertised on TV, you probably shouldn't buy it.

          by VictorLaszlo on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 12:45:21 PM PST

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