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    Quote Originally Posted by BBDSP View Post
    Yes, I know that's what you meant. I didn't have time to post more. I wonder what it would take to get Massachusetts to vote for a Republican candidate for president?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    It would be nice if they all stopped with the posturing and actually worked together to clean up this mess.
    I would like Obama to appoint Romney to some importamt position and let him contribute.
    After all,these men do love their country and right now we need all hands on deck.
    Honestly, I don't think he has that much to contribute. I'm not sure what I would want him in charge of. I know that sounds bitchy, but I am not certain what his area of strength is at this point.
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    He has good hair.

    That's all I've got.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazar View Post
    If this is true, I'm disappointed but not surprised. Seems totally in character for Romney. I wonder how people that voted for him feel about this?
    Since it won't be reported on Fox News, they will never hear about it.
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    ...meanwhile, Obama finally wins Florida.
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    I'm probably the only one, but I kind of thought Jason Sudekeis was really funny as Mitt. I'm going to miss that.
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    The best SNL election time was still the 2008 elections with the perfect Palin and McCain (especially in the townhall debate sketch) impersonations.
    I can't see if this is it (won't show down here, dammit): Update Thursday: Debate Open Part 2 | Video | Saturday Night Live | NBC
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    ^The part about the Cubs was hysterical! I really like Fred Armisen's Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Yeah, something having to do with equal rights. Appoint him where it hurts.
    Or women's rights :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBDSP View Post
    Honestly, I don't think he has that much to contribute. I'm not sure what I would want him in charge of. I know that sounds bitchy, but I am not certain what his area of strength is at this point.
    The dept of Magical Underwear. But he has to raise the money for it himself.
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    Am I the only one who didnt like either candidates?!?

    I really dont like Obama, I dont feel the country is going in the right direction - Obamacare really pisses me off. That being said, Romney scares the shit out of me. I was neither happy or upset about the election because I feel like both candidates are crap. I am sick of this 2 party system that just fight each other instead of working together in the best interest of the country & it's people. The Presidential election has just come down to voting in the lesser evil, instead of voting for a WORTHY candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seapharris7 View Post
    Am I the only one who didnt like either candidates?!?

    I really dont like Obama, I dont feel the country is going in the right direction - Obamacare really pisses me off. That being said, Romney scares the shit out of me. I was neither happy or upset about the election because I feel like both candidates are crap. I am sick of this 2 party system that just fight each other instead of working together in the best interest of the country & it's people. The Presidential election has just come down to voting in the lesser evil, instead of voting for a WORTHY candidate.
    I've felt this way about the last 2 elections. I have never liked Obama and hated to vote for him, but I couldn't vote for McCain and Romney was a joke from the very beginning. I'm going to continue to ignore all things Obama until he's out of office and hope that there is a candidate out there that will step forward to run next time around that won'be the lesser of 2 evils when it comes time to vote.
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    What Romney Lost

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    What happens to those who lose a presidential campaign? Some can do it with heads rightly held high, and go on to give valuable service to the nation. We were reminded of this just two weeks before the recent election, when George McGovern died. Though he underwent a humiliating defeat by Richard Nixon forty years before, he was a man of integrity, some of whose ideas were continued by people who worked in his 1972 campaign, like Bill and Hillary Clinton, veterans of his Texas office that year. McGovern was re-elected to the Senate after his presidential loss, where he performed important services, like defying the cattle, egg, and sugar lobbies to set up national dietary standards. This was a long-time commitment of his. Even before he went into the Senate, he had served as President Kennedy’s point man in the Food for Peace Program. In 1998, President Clinton appointed him his ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, where he worked effectively to curb world hunger. Above all, though he was a heroic flyer in World War II, he was a principled opponent of useless militarism.
    What public service do we expect from Mitt Romney? He will no doubt return to augmenting his vast and hidden wealth, with no more pesky questions about where around the world it is stashed, or what taxes (if any) he paid, carefully sheltered from the rules his fellow citizens follow.
    Barry Goldwater, after his massive defeat, stayed true enough to his principled conservatism that the modern Republican Party was a beneficiary of his legacy—a beneficiary but not the determiner of that legacy. It was Goldwater himself who told the heir to his influence, Richard Nixon, that it was time to cleanse the White House by leaving it. Though Goldwater was a factor in the Southern strategy of Nixon, he was no racist, and no fanatic of any stripe. He was an acidulous critic of the religious right and a strong advocate for women’s rights (like abortion). He had backbone.

    What vestige of a backbone is Romney left with? Things he was once proud of —health-care guarantees, opposition to noxious emissions, support of gay rights and women’s rights, he had the shamelessness to treat as matters of shame all through his years-long crawl to the Republican nomination.
    Other defeated candidates compiled stellar records after they lost. Two of them later won the Nobel Prize—Jimmy Carter for international diplomacy, Al Gore for his environmental advocacy. John Kerry is still an important voice for the principles he has always believed in as a Democrat. Michael Dukakis carries on as the college professor he always was, with no need to reject or rediscover any of the policies he championed. Robert Dole joined with McGovern in international nutritional projects.
    None of these men engineered a wholesale repudiation of their former principles. Romney, on the contrary, did not let earlier positions grow—enriching, say, his experience of health care legislation to give his approach greater refinement or focus. He just tried to erase the whole matter from his record. He began with a promise to be to the left of Senator Kennedy on gay rights and abortion—and ended up to the right of Strom Thurmond. He decided to hire more expensive lawn care only on the principle of “I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.”
    McGovern and Dole were war heroes. They asked what they could do for their country. Romney, who avoided military service as a missionary, said none of his sons of military age could serve because they were serving the nation by helping him, year after year, run for president. Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for your family.
    Many losing candidates became elder statesmen of their parties. What lessons will Romney have to teach his party? The art of crawling uselessly? How to contemn 47 percent of Americans less privileged and beautiful than his family? How to repudiate the past while damaging the future? It is said that he will write a book. Really? Does he want to relive a five-year-long experience of degradation? What can be worse than to sell your soul and find it not valuable enough to get anything for it? His friends can only hope he is too morally obtuse to realize that crushing truth. Losing elections is one thing. But the greater loss, the real loss, is the loss of honor.
    November 9, 2012, 1:14 p.m.

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    ^Wow, great piece on a shameful piece of fluff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    ^Wow, great piece on a shameful piece of fluff.
    He lost me when he got to the military piece. I don't like Romney, but until someone
    can tell me about Obama's exemplary military record, I'm done hearing about it.
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