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Old July 6th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default And Mitt Picks...

Some want Romney to choose a Rubio, a Rice or someone at least well-known and/or truly conservative. But I think he’s got to pick a complete unknown so as to not cloud his message, whatever that is. I think he’ll pick a 21st Century equivalent of Spiro Agnew or Dan Quayle.

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so you think he's gonna ask Joe Biden to switch parties?
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I think Palin was a good example of a complete unknown too, until five seconds after she walked onto the stage.
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I have a feeling he'll go with Portman, hoping to swing Ohio. It just might work, too. If he gets Ohio its game over. BTW, I live in Ohio and I'm sick of the political ads already. Might just leave the TV off until November lol.
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I have a feeling he'll go with Portman
He looks like a good example of an (almost) unknown. He is the sort of guy I was predicting.
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I have a feeling he'll go with Portman, hoping to swing Ohio. It just might work, too. If he gets Ohio its game over. BTW, I live in Ohio and I'm sick of the political ads already. Might just leave the TV off until November lol.
Natalie Portman? I would so vote for her.
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He looks like a good example of an (almost) unknown. He is the sort of guy I was predicting.
Of course, with a Romney-Portman ticket the problem might be getting enough people to the polls without falling asleep lol. (unless he really did pick Natalie Portman. She's definitely smarter than Palin will ever be)
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Marco Rubio? He's still paying off student loans.

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Romney has authority to blow his nose, only if Koch Brothers grants him permission. The VP will be chosen by the Brothers.
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Of course, with a Romney-Portman ticket the problem might be getting enough people to the polls without falling asleep lol. (unless he really did pick Natalie Portman. She's definitely smarter than Palin will ever be)
I really couldn't care less how smart Natalie Portman is. If she is talking to me I'm listening with both eyes.
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Romney has authority to blow his nose, only if Koch Brothers grants him permission. The VP will be chosen by the Brothers.

You should be called outoftouch1980 .people have to stop all the bs and start thinking for themselves and not listening to all the talking heads
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You should be called outoftouch1980 .people have to stop all the bs and start thinking for themselves and not listening to all the talking heads
Is the only thing you can contribute is ad hominem ? Don't believe being a Dittohead is classified as thinking for oneself.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney acknowledged on Tuesday he is considering naming his choice to serve as vice presidential running mate earlier than usual to better compete with President Barack Obama.
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I really couldn't care less how smart Natalie Portman is. If she is talking to me I'm listening with both eyes.
I can only see the whole package. If she was a total idiot like, say, Jessica Simpson, I wouldn't find her attractive at all.
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Romney should pick veep soon, says GOP

“I wouldn‘t be surprised to see the governor make the choice in the next several days.”
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I can only see the whole package. If she was a total idiot like, say, Jessica Simpson, I wouldn't find her attractive at all.
I tune out women when they talk 90% of the time so I could live with it.
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Maybe I was wrong, happily:

ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
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ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
Obviously he's floating this out there to see if the *********s' heads explode or not. Coming from the other side, I have to say this would probably be a smart choice. If Romney could steal any of the black vote Obama would be in real trouble. Her slightly more moderate positions on some domestic issues could help with independents. On the negative side, being tied to Bush is still an albatross. Would Romney take the chance of being outshined by his VP pick the way McCain was? Could be risky and Romney is no risk taker. Well see if the Koch bros give their seal of approval or not lol.
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WTF is the hate for the Koch brother's all of a sudden? They are local yokels so I'm familiar with them and none of them have received any coverage at all ever until recently.
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I haven't seen a pic of Condi in years. Has she fixed her buck teeth yet? I found her to be an intelligent woman, but those teeth annoyed me.
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Because they are some billionaire bumpkins....
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Because they are some billionaire bumpkins....
But they've always been billionaire bumpkins. Why does it matter now?
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Ha, you honestly don't know why they are all of a sudden in the spotlight instead of behind the scenes of politics?
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Ha, you honestly don't know why they are all of a sudden in the spotlight instead of behind the scenes of politics?
Honestly, I have no clue. They've always been billionaires who are active in politics. Suddenly everyone cares about them. What has changed?
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Even Politico:

The GOP’s crush on Condoleezza Rice

“Rice is one of the country’s most famous diplomats and an accomplished academic to boot.”
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Is it a coincidence that everyone is talking about this now and not Bain Capital? I would be shocked if the Republicans could stomach a pro choice candidate on the ticket even if it helped them win. Besides, I doubt she even wants the job. She doesn't seem like the campaign loving type. Plus, the VP has to be the attack dog. I'm calling BS on this. As far as the "love affair" goes, anybody remember Fred Thompson? Everyone wanted him until they got him. The right wing will never accept a pro choice, pro immigration candidate closely tied to Bush. I think this leak was just a big distraction, and it worked.
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Honestly, I have no clue. They've always been billionaires who are active in politics. Suddenly everyone cares about them. What has changed?
Because now they can spend unlimited funds and do it anonymously via 501(C)(4) fronts. Poor Nixon, he had to jump though hoops to get his slush fund for the plumbers, now it's legal.
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Because now they can spend unlimited funds and do it anonymously via 501(C)(4) fronts. Poor Nixon, he had to jump though hoops to get his slush fund for the plumbers, now it's legal.
They've always spent tons of money on Republican candidates. This isn't anything new around here.

You're telling me that Democrat billionaires don't do the same thing? Or does it just not matter? Or are these "slush funds" open only to Republicans and not anyone from the left? But is such behavior only evil when Republicans do it?
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You're telling me that Democrat billionaires don't do the same thing? Or does it just not matter? Or are these "slush funds" open only to Republicans and not anyone from the left? But is such behavior only evil when Republicans do it?
I didn't know there are any Democrat billionaires. I thought all of them are Republicans. Care to name any?

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You never heard of Warren Buffet? Bill Gates?
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Warren Buffett, Arnold Schwarzenegger senior financial and economic adviser in 2003.

You may have a case with Bill Gates as he funds family planning, but doesn't appear to be a active in politics.


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Neither are a Democrat. Warren Buffett has been quoted as saying he's not a card-carrying Dem and I believe Gates is an Independent, he offer funds to both parties.
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Spielberg jumps immediately to mind. I'm sure there are others in Hollywood.

Edit: I did a search on Google and there are several sites that list Democrat billionaires. I have no clue whether their lists are credible or not so I'm not going to link them lest I make a fool of myself. They seem credible, but I'm too lazy to vet them completely. In any case, it would seem logical that there would be Democrats who were billionaires. I don't see why not? There are Democrats who are shlepping burgers at McD's and there are Republicans who are schlepping burgers at McD's. I don't know why they would change at the higher tiers of society.
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They've always spent tons of money on Republican candidates. This isn't anything new around here.

You're telling me that Democrat billionaires don't do the same thing? Or does it just not matter? Or are these "slush funds" open only to Republicans and not anyone from the left? But is such behavior only evil when Republicans do it?
The Republicans always appear to be caught. Maybe the SC ruling that cash is speech will even things out.
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Caught doing what? Donating money to candidates they support? Is that a crime now?
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And what exactly is wrong with being a billionaire?
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Democratic billionaires spend their money trying to cure diseases and provide clean drinking water to the impoverished. Republican billionaires spend their money to buy politicians who will support policies that make it easier for them to make even more money. Yet the Republicans are perceived to be the "Christian" party. Ironic, isn't it?
Soros is really the only politically active billionaire I can think of on the Dems side, but he never asserted the power and control that the Koch bros wield over their minions.
Hollywood money is a drop in the bucket compared to "real" money. Much like professional athletes are rich, but the "real" money owns the team. Besides, for 99% of the Hollywood types politics is just a fashion accessory. They're not going to spend more than a token amount on it. And it usually does more harm than good for them to speak out for a candidate.
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That's complete and total crap. You've bought into the rhetoric my friend.
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Lock, stock and ballot box.

Speculating on who Mitt Romney will pick is good media drama and has probably started more than a few heated discussions, but it make sense for him to wait until the convention.
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Is the only thing you can contribute is ad hominem ? Don't believe being a Dittohead is classified as thinking for oneself.
Only a total fool would NOT agree with Mr. Limbaugh. His accuracy and track record speaks for itself. You might hate Rush, but you cannot call him a liar or say he misleads his "Dittoheads."

You do not listen to him so why comment on something you do not understand and you do know know anything about?
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And what exactly is wrong with being a billionaire?
Nothing at all. It is certainly one of my goals.

Most poor people want to be rich. Heck, most people in general want to be rich. Some achieve their goal and many do not.

What I find interesting is when those "tax the rich" types finally make it, suddenly, they think we/they are paying too much in taxes.

Every rich person I know earned their money and they provide jobs. They pay too much in taxes--state and federal-- but still they pay. They largely support the 50% or so that pay ZERO federal tax.

They hate their money being wasted by a government hell bent on socialism and supporting the lazy Americans that want handouts.

So the rich are hammered by those folks that have never tried to make it on their own. Nothing wrong with being a millionaire, billionaire or trillionaire.
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I did a quick search on those evil Koch brothers since they are apparently poster children for the evil billionaires. It was interesting to see what they do with their money in between twirling their mustaches and tying young women to train tracks. Besides using their ill gotten gains to forward political causes they believe in they have also done the following.

David Koch - Gave $100 mil to the New York State Theatre and $20 mil to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. His charitable foundation has donated over $600 mil to various hospitals, museums, the arts, educational foundations, etc.... since 2000.
Charles Koch - Since '04, has given $250 mil to various libertarian advocacy causes. Has also given to various scholarship funds. Has won awards for his philanthropy.
Bill Koch - Has donated to prevent the construction of a wind power project at Cape Cod.

Those horrible billionaires and their not giving to anything other than that which makes them more money.
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Only a total fool would NOT agree with Mr. Limbaugh. His accuracy and track record speaks for itself. You might hate Rush, but you cannot call him a liar or say he misleads his "Dittoheads."

You do not listen to him so why comment on something you do not understand and you do know know anything about?
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Caught doing what? Donating money to candidates they support? Is that a crime now?
New SC ruling would have helped Nixon, but maybe not, don't bug your own office.

Illegal During Watergate, Unlimited Campaign Donations Now Fair Game : It's All Politics : NPR

"In one case, the Associated Milk Producers Incorporated, or AMPI, pledged $2 million to the campaign. In return, Nixon jacked up the federal subsidy for milk."
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I did a quick search on those evil Koch brothers since they are apparently poster children for the evil billionaires. It was interesting to see what they do with their money in between twirling their mustaches and tying young women to train tracks. Besides using their ill gotten gains to forward political causes they believe in they have also done the following.

David Koch - Gave $100 mil to the New York State Theatre and $20 mil to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. His charitable foundation has donated over $600 mil to various hospitals, museums, the arts, educational foundations, etc.... since 2000.
Charles Koch - Since '04, has given $250 mil to various libertarian advocacy causes. Has also given to various scholarship funds. Has won awards for his philanthropy.
Bill Koch - Has donated to prevent the construction of a wind power project at Cape Cod.

Those horrible billionaires and their not giving to anything other than that which makes them more money.
All that is fine and dandy but what worries most are, what are these SECRET meetings all about!!!

Exclusive Audio: Inside the Koch Brothers' Secret Seminar | Mother Jones

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"Unconfirmed reports allege the powerful Conservative billionaire Koch brothers are financing Mr. Zimmerman’s legal fees as well."
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... David Koch - Gave $100 mil to the New York State Theatre and $20 mil to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. His charitable foundation has donated over $600 mil to various hospitals, museums, the arts, educational foundations, etc.... since 2000.
Charles Koch - Since '04, has given $250 mil to various libertarian advocacy causes. Has also given to various scholarship funds. Has won awards for his philanthropy.
Bill Koch - Has donated to prevent the construction of a wind power project at Cape Cod.

Those horrible billionaires and their not giving to anything other than that which makes them more money.
Bernard Madoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Madoff undertook charity work for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and made philanthropic gifts through the Madoff Family Foundation, a $19 million private foundation, which he managed along with his wife.[20] They donated money to hospitals and theaters.[
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... Nothing wrong with being a millionaire, billionaire or trillionaire.
Something to strive for. They do make for a cute couple.

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