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Historian and author Rick Perlstein writes about George Romney and his twit of a son...

That's another rebellion against his late dad. Not only was George Romney, that loser, ironclad in his ideological commitments; his vision of how capitalism should work was in every particular the exact opposite of the one pushed by the vulture capitalist he sired. (If George Romney's AMC was around now, Mitt Romney's Bain Capital would probably be busy turning it into a carcass.) A critic once said he was "so dedicated to good works his entrance into politics is like sending a Salvation Army lass into the chorus at a burlesque house." As a CEO he would give back part of his salary and bonus to the company when he thought they were too high. He offered a pioneering profit-sharing plan to his employees. Most strikingly, asked about the idea that "rugged individualism" was the key to America's success, he snapped back, "It's nothing but a political banner to cover up greed." He was the poster child for the antiquated notion that corporations have multiple stakeholders: the workers that breathe them life, the communities in which they are situated, and the nation to whom they owe a patriotic obligation most definitely and emphatically not just stockholders, as Mitt and his defenders say.

And there you have it folks, the one line that the President can use over and over again. Even Mitt's dad wouldn't vote for him.

Mitt Romney says he may release tax returns in April. Until then he will actually be buying time.

Too bad the President is going to kick off his reelection campaign from Bank of America Stadium. The only thing worse would be to give his speech on top of the Goldman Sachs building.

Mr President your poll numbers are up big over the last few months, the economy is slowly recovering(too bad you embraced all that austerity, if it wasn't for all the government jobs you cut you'd be looking at a booming economic recovery) so you better not fuck this up. I know you can't attack the hand that feeds you. I see who is bundling money for you. I see who is attending those 20k a pop fundraisers the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC are hosting. Cash still rules everything around you. I get it. too bad.

George Romney would be an ideal candidate for 2012 America.

Muhammad Ali turns 70 today. "I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be."

I read that President Van Buren's command of English was "fair" but he was fluent in Dutch. I'll bet the Republicans were pissed.

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  •  feelings aren't facts. (8+ / 0-)

    The nicest and most intelligent people are the ones that share my point of view.

    by jbou on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 03:01:34 PM PST

    •  shame on jbou (4+ / 0-)
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      an author and writer who I enjoy. Hinting that Willard might actually be a human being. for shame!

      It is hardly a secret that three entirely separate industries joined forces and created it. Him. Whatever.

      The medical field offered the most robust, most aggressive, and the most chemo-resistant DNA from squamous cell carcinoma, using the most advanced genetic mapping technology to draft the basic parameters of this artificial life form.

      Silicon Valley started with four coupled Translation Lookaside Buffers, and added a string of Instruction Caches, loaded onto a high speed Flip Chip Plastic Grid Array, and designed to operate its Registers and logic boards at a clock rate exceeding 24 MHz, unless the Data Cache was filled by an unexpected question from a reporter.

      The Plastics Industry began with a complex Biaxial Orientation of four hybrid monomers, (treated with the most advanced chemical deposit technology to prevent premature degradation of the underlying substrate) and fitted with a third generation Ethylene Vinyl Acetate coating, to assist with forced elongation and regeneration of certain physical attributes (See generally, Mitt's immobile hair).
      Plastic Thermoforming of all "skin" matter employed the latest class of complex hydrocarbon lamination, with 3D manufacturing technology mimic'ing the finest lines, skin deformations and coloration.  

      Needless to say, Willard is truly a product of these modern times. The combination of these totally separate industries, joining forces to create the perfect corporate "man," reflects just how much time, money, and corporate investment was involved in his eventual presidential candidacy.  Clearly they succeeded. Except for the hair. There's always that pesky problem with the hair.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 03:49:36 PM PST

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    •  Damn... (1+ / 0-)
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      jbou

      If they were my job would be SO much easier. As it is I have to do positive and negative controls to make sure.

      FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. Read the PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT Newsletter

      by mole333 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 12:11:28 PM PST

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  •  Maybe Mitt's taxes are so low because (2+ / 0-)
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    he's been declaring all his wives as dependents.

    Save the gay penguins!

    by The Gryffin on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 03:43:14 PM PST

  •  The bolded part of the quote would be great (1+ / 0-)
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    used by Obama in a debate. Remember in 2004 how touchy W got when Kerry quoted GHWB on some foreign policy issue? I would imagine Mitt would be similar.

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