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      Jon Stewart's Moment of Zen last night was a 2005 video of Romney saying his childhood dream was to be rich and famous.

ROMNEY: When I was a boy ... when I was a boy ... I used to think that becomine rich and becoming famous would make me happy, (hehehe) boy was I right!)
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     Obviously, there is nothing wrong with dreaming about being rich and famous or flying to the moon, etc.  But, when you add in Mitt's 2005 comments with Mitt's Business Model plus all the other comments of Mitt makes despairing the working class, in my opinion, it is just one more piece of evidence that Mitt Romney would not be a President for all 'the People.'

ROMNEY'S BUSINESS MODEL:

      Destroy American families by shipping their jobs to sweatshops in China in order to personally profit millions.

OTHER COMMENTS OF MITT'S
ROMNEY: I like firing people who provide services for me.
ROMNEY: (expression of disgust) "I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them. No, no. They came from the local 7/11 bakery, or whatever." (pushes cookies away.)
ROMNEY: "I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks."
ROMNEY: “I’m not concerned about the very poor."
ROMNEY: “Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
ROMNEY: “He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
ROMNEY: "Income gap should only be discussed in quiet rooms."
In a quiet room on income gap:
[on poor people with low wages]
ROMNEY: "47% ... believe they're entitled to healthcare, food and housing."
     "My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
      Not only does Mitt find 47% of Americans disgusting, but while Mitt Romney was on his foreign tour we found out that Mitt finds much of the people in the whole world disgusting.  Every country Mitt went to, he insulted an entire culture of people.

      To me, this 2005 video defines the real reason Mitt Romney wants to be President -- if he were to become President he would fulfill his childhood dream of "becoming rich and becoming famous."

       Mitt Romney is not mentally wired to be a President for all 'the People.'
                       

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  •  Now that he's achieved his dream (11+ / 0-)

    can he please go and enjoy his life away from public view? This country deserves better than to be used as a prop in some rich asshole's ego trip.

    •  I agree. In fact, I don't believe he has much... (4+ / 0-)

      ambition to lead anyone at all. Does he have an altruistic bone in his body? Not if it doesn't feedback to his ego, it doesn't seem. Seriously. I am sliding into the conclusion that he views the Presidency as a trophy, a collector's item. It's just more toys for his man cave. He needs completion in his life, because being an overt classist and pathological douchebag isn't enough to take to the grave. President of the United States is just his fix.

      Thus my brief psychoanalysis of this psychopath.

      "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

      by rovertheoctopus on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:22:59 AM PDT

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  •  Here's hoping he becomes famous for being (10+ / 0-)

    the losing candidate in the biggest landslide in American political history.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:47:07 AM PDT

    •  all we have to do is promote that video of... (1+ / 0-)
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      .... him saying he wanted to be rich and famous.

      That should be enough for most Americans to say "not fit to be President."  

      I mean really!  Most kids when you ask them what they want to do when they grow up, the answer has to do with the intrinsics of the job:  save people from burning buildings, cure diseases, build houses, have a grocery store, fly airliners or fly to the moon, catch badguys, grow crops or herd livestock, keep their town clean, act in movies, operate machine tools in a factory, teach kids to read and write, fight for our country, make music, etc.  Not about wealth, power, or fame.  

      If you ask them what they want for themselves, they typically say something approximately middle class: a good family, a nice house, a nice car, a dog and/or a cat, and to play sports on the weekends.  Sometimes they say they'd like to sail a sailboat or fly a small plane.  

      And if they say they'd like to pick pockets, stick up banks, sell heroin, or fire a few hundred people at a time, chances are that any parents with half a sense of decency are going to run not walk to the nearest child psychologist.  

      So IMHO, Unfit Mitt was demonstrating one of the the signs of narcissism at an early age.  Whether he ever admitted that he wanted to fire a few hundred people at a time and send their jobs overseas, remains to be seen.  Or maybe there's another video clip....

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:55:01 AM PDT

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  •  he thought that was appropriate for a governor? (2+ / 0-)
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    "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

    by MartyM on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:48:03 AM PDT

  •  Agonizing dissonance. (6+ / 0-)
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    7/11 bakery

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:51:16 AM PDT

    •  That moment will always stand out (8+ / 0-)

      It's like his parents never even taught him the basic courtesy of how you behave in normal society or if they did he decided at some point that those rules don't apply to him.

      He could write "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" or "The 7 Secrets of Highly Unpopular Politicians".

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:55:47 AM PDT

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      •  yeah really: diplomacy 101 ! (0+ / 0-)

        Agreed, people shouldn't be obliged to put things in their mouth that for whatever reason they don't want.  

        And I have nothing but awe for diplomats and others who can eat stuff that would make me projectile-vomit ("escargot?!?! those are snails!, ewwwww!") and do it with a smile.

        But none the less there are better ways and worse ways to decline something that disgusts you.  The better ways are the ones that don't put the other person down.  The worse ways are the ones that put the other person down in a manner that creates shame or embarrassment for them.  

        Unfit Mitt apparently doesn't know the difference.  I'd hate to see how he deals with local cuisine at foreign dinners with heads of state.  ("He insulted our national dish!  This means war!")

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:23:02 AM PDT

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    •  heh, here in the Bay Area... (0+ / 0-)

      ... the local 7/11s have donuts that are actually decent and even tasty.  

      You must be a donut snob;-)

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:26:18 AM PDT

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    •  Don't you get your sandwiches at WaWa? (0+ / 0-)

      In Pennsylvania, home of the Cheesesteak and the Dinick's roast pork and broccoli rabbe sandwiches, people eat at Wawa? That's like George H.W. Bush at K-Mart being mesmerized by the scanner. How about when he went shopping in Wolfsboro and bought nothing. Cheap clueless elitist.

  •  I can't believe I'm going to jump in here (1+ / 0-)
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    to defend this but here ya go.

    The clip in question is from the Annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast held in South Boston.

    At the breakfast all the politicians make fun of each other and themselves. I don't doubt that Romney actually believes his statement but this isn't "proof" since he is, basically, attending a roast.

    2012 bumper sticker: GOP = Greed.Oppression.Poverty

    by Barbie02360 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:54:04 AM PDT

    •  Really? you doubt romney actually believes (2+ / 0-)
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      his own statement.

      With all due respect, in my dairy I wrote, when you add all the things together (his Business Model & other comments) -- then it is not hard for me to believe that Romney believes every single word of that statement.

      I won't argue with you, you see all of Romney's actions and comments added together one way ... and I see them differently than you.

    •  I would call that (3+ / 0-)
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      a roast-fail.  He gets zero points for not getting how roasts work.  There's always a bit of spin/exaggeration/irony involved in roasts.  He told the plain truth.

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:03:24 AM PDT

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      •  I agree with it being a roast-fail. (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm only giving the background of the event so everyone understand why it was said on tape.

        Honest, not a Romney supporter here. I didn't support him for ANY office, I just wanted to get the fact of the event out there.

        2012 bumper sticker: GOP = Greed.Oppression.Poverty

        by Barbie02360 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:20:31 AM PDT

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    •  none the less, if it can be used, it should be. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't care if it's taken out of context.  The only thing that matters is whether it will work for our purposes, which are to defeat him utterly & completely, without breaking the law.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:24:36 AM PDT

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      •  See but I don't think it will help us precisely (2+ / 0-)
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        BECAUSE of the context.

        Maybe it's just me but I hate the out of context stuff because it's disingenous and it looks like you're trying to make something out of nothing. Similar to cutting the tape of the President from 1998 to make it seem something it wasn't.

        But, I'm not in charge of the world I just jumped in to give some background that folks not from MA wouldn't have any reason to know.

        2012 bumper sticker: GOP = Greed.Oppression.Poverty

        by Barbie02360 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:32:53 AM PDT

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        •  I agree. (2+ / 0-)
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          I was ready to say this should be put in an ad until I read where you pointed out the context. I'm sure he meant what he was saying, but it's not something we could use in an ad. It could be used in some other way-- like what JS did here.

          Mitt Romney = Draco Malfoy

          by ubertar on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:54:25 AM PDT

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      •  Bullshit (1+ / 0-)
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        That would be such a fucked-up approach that is barely worthy of Rove & Co.  

        Why would we stoop to their slimy low-level when we are WINNING?!

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:52:37 AM PDT

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        •  horseshit. (0+ / 0-)

          Slimy = using racism in a campaign, disenfranchising voters, hacking voting machines, etc.

          As for stooping to their level, the bottom line is do what works, and the only limits in a campaign are those written into the law.  

          Sure we're winning right now, but if we weren't, prissy moralizing about methods wouldn't help.  

          Don't forget that the British considered George Washington's battle tactics to be "fighting dirty."

          "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

          by G2geek on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 03:38:24 AM PDT

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  •  No, no no... not fair (2+ / 0-)
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    Do you notice the huge floppy green carnation on his lapel?  This was given as a governor at an annual event in Boston that is the state-equivalent of the White House Correspondents Dinner.

    Just like Obama can joke about his Birth Certificate and being the next messiah, and Bush can make self-deprecating comments about being a goof or a war-monger or something... Romney SHOULD have made jokes about being Rich or Mormon or a dork or whatever.  Thats the POINT.

    That speech was actually fairly funny given the context.  He had a couple of other good lines.  Youtube it.  I think thats where he said he "supported the concept of Marriage as being between a Man and a Woman {pause} ..and a Woman... and a Woman..."  Everyone knows he's Mormon.. the joke plays to the stereotype... its FUNNY.

    The guys is a tin-eared douche with backward-facing policies, no doubt, ....but this is SO out of context.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:51:36 AM PDT

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