August 30, 2014

Thursday Evening Thread: Romney Style – How to Destroy Your Campaign’s Credibility

BRUTAL!

How to destroy your campaign’s credibility in five easy steps—Romney Style.

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  • gc

    How to Destroy Your Party’s Credibility Before the Campaign Even Starts

    Nominate a candidate who is certifiable as head of the ticket

    • crazycanuck

      I never thought there would be somebody worse than Bush. I stand corrected. Let’s hope the end result isn’t the same.

      • gc

        Bush wasn’t crazy, I think. Just a case of arrested development. Will this really be over in four days???

        • crazycanuck

          Like all of you, I can’t wait.

        • conlakappa

          Hyper managed dry drunk.

          • Gc

            Except at the Olympics where it turned into a wet drunk.

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL Gc – - —***MEGA –fist bump*** – -

      -U! AIN’T! SAID- -NUTHIN’ –BUT! — — –DA! – — -TRUTH!! –

      Annnd missy RAFALCA — -STOMPED[Gc] — –errrr – - -

      SAID SO! – —”She is CONCERNED ABOUT HIS MENTAL WELL-BEING!!” – - —LOL

      Annnnd We – –SCURRED! —LOL – - -

      • gc

        I’ll never forget you, GLH: my first BLack Card and my first Trademark….

        I’m actually reading a book about a patient with MI now. At this point Romney is not THAT sick, or he is well medicated. But the potential? Holy sht. And he’ll take down the whole country with him. The woman I’m reading about is in and out of hospitals. You have to wonder, would Romney have been hospitalized if it weren’t for his millions, a wealthy protective wife and white privilege as well

        The President of the US – an irrational sadist??. I’m not religious, but God would not allow that to happen.

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL – - -Gc. – - -***BIG OLE HUG**** :>) – - -

          – - – -THIS: – - ->or he is well medicated. – -MAY B his problem. :>) – - -

          ALL- -WHA’ CHU SAID!! —-Prolly neva considered a diagnosis. :>) – - – –SAD! – —

    • TyrenM

      And you know whats so bad (maybe good for us?) Next time they’ll say Mitt was too moderate… and go for the wingnut for realz.

  • Alma98

    Mitt’s looking as crazy as he can be.

  • dannie22
    • AxelFoley

      Yet to be successful, we have to embody the type of political sophistication and savviness exhibited by people who’ve been there before. Winning this game is about knowing when to go all in, when to sit it out, when to let it ride, and when to step away.

      In other words: “You gotta know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table. There’ll be time enough for counting when the dealins’ done.”

      • Miranda

        THIS! Gotta know how to play the game to WIN.

      • Aquagranny911

        I been saying this for a long time. Here’s my fav clip of that song…

        I’ve also said more than once that I would not want to play Texas Holdem with PBO because he would clean me out & I’m a good poker player, if I do say so myself.

        Midnight November 6, I’ll be “counting The VOTES!”

        Keep hanging tough POU!

    • Miranda

      Avis threw some jabs at Tavis! LMAO

      • AxelFoley

        Yeah she did. I loved it.

        • conlakappa

          I have had the pleasure to speak with her in the past few months. One of the sharpest, most together people I have met in a long time.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥ – — -***BIG HUG*** –:>) – -BWAHAHA! – - –

    HE doesn’t get ANY STOOPIDER – - -THAN THIS! – - -LOL. Annd HIs 4-EVA – - -5 STEPS – - —WHEW LAWD!!- – - -

    Ohhhh THEY TRIED 2 USE the WEAPON of — -RICH YT MAN — WITH HAIR — 2 DEFEAT MR. PRESIDENT! — -HAH!

    – — BUT THEY JUS’ DI-ENT KNOW – — -

    – - –NO – - -ABSOLUTELY – — -NO —WEAPON FORMED AGAINST HIM –SHALL PROSPER! – –IT WON’T WORK!! – - –AMEN. —:>) – –

    – - -Annnd yer plans 4 – –NOV 7??? – — -Annnd your TAX REPORTS?? — -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - –MR . PRESIDENT RETURNS 2 the CAMPAIGN TRAIL in HIS – –-TRIUMPHAL REGALIA – - -”COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF” – –BOMBER JACKET!! —-Woo! Hoo! – - -

    – – -President Obama Campaigns in Three States – –

    – - -President Obama is back on the campaign trail with stops in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado today.

    Events begin with a rally at the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin at 11:35am ET. The president then travels to the Cheyenne Sports Complex in North Las Vegas for a rally at 5:10pm ET.

    The third and final campaign rally of the day is from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado at 9pm ET.

    – —Ohhhh – - -BLESS U – —MR. PRESIDENT!! ♥ — -

  • Miranda

    The automobile industry really cant stand Mitt – I’m sure the Tesla is a great car, but I suspect part of the win is just out of pure spite. LOL ____________________Yahel Carmon ‏@yahelc

    Remember when Romney called Tesla a “loser” in the debate? @AutomobileMag just awarded Car of the Year to Tesla Model S http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/1301_2013_automobile_of_the_year_tesla_model_s/viewall.html

    • AxelFoley

      ROFL!

  • Miranda

    LMAOimfabulous ‏@imfabulous13

    I have a time machine and that’s the picture of President taking Mitt’s concession call on November 6: pic.twitter.com/itPRQWY4

    • AxelFoley

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Kennymack1971

    Mitt Romney gets owned by Chicago once again lol.

    • AxelFoley

      Chi-town stay winning.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - –LOL – —Of COURSE – –he SHOULD B BLAMED – —BWAHAHA —- – -

    – - – -Romney Campaign Blames Obama For Closed BBQ Restaurant With Repeated Health Violations – –

    —- – –A new ad by the Romney campaign, titled “Bill’s BBQ,” highlights a small chain of barbecue restaurants in Richmond, Virginia, which closed in September. The ad argues that the 82-year-old company went out of business because President Obama has not improved the economy. But a ThinkProgress review of news reports and public health records suggest the company may have had other problems — and that other similar restaurants in the same area are doing quite well.

    The ad features images of the restaurant through the years and narration by Rhoda Elliot, the now-defunct company’s owner and a Republican activist with the Republican-allied National Federation of Independent Businesses. He says:

    When President Obama took office there was a lot of hope that things were going to change. Well, he didn’t change anything. There are more people on unemployment today and that’s because the small businesses are failing because we can’t make it. Things have not changed, the pattern is no different now except for worse than it was four years ago. We can’t stand four more years like it is today.

    - – – –THIS – - -OF THE UTMOST NATIONAL ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE!! – –>Text appears on the screen saying, “Bill’s Barbecue couldn’t take four years under President Obama. Can we afford four more?”

    Watch the spot:

    –Annnd MR. PRESIDENT SHOULD B BLAMED 4: -☻- -The COLD of ICE.
    - — -☻ the HOT of da BAR-B-CUE SAUCE.
    – - -☻ -the WET of WATER
    — -☻-the GREEN of GRASS – –-AD —NAUSEUM!!! – - – -LOL!!

    – - – — HERE’s YER CERTIFICATE!! — LOL

    ——BLANK—LIKE – -U- -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — –[Apologies ifff a dup] —THIS is “WHYCOME” — – THEY SCURRED of MR. PRESIDENT – —HIS — -SCOTUS/JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS!! — –

    – - – -THIS — – -PHOOL – —

    – - -Bush Appointed Judge Rules Against Obama Administration’s Guarantee of Access To Birth Control

    – - -Judge Robert Cleland, a George H.W. Bush appointee and former Republican candidate for Michigan Attorney General, held yesterday that a private, for-profit outdoor power equipment company can ignore new rules requiring most employer-provided health plans to offer contraceptive coverage to women because the new rules conflict with the company’s owner’s religious beliefs.

    There’s a lot to not like about Judge Cleland’s opinion, which often relies on cursory reasoning or fails to apply the correct legal standard. The plaintiffs, for example, sought what is known as a “preliminary injunction” which means that they wanted their client to be held immune from following the law until the court has sufficient time to fully consider the case. Under binding Supreme Court precedent, “[a] plaintiff seeking a preliminary injunction must establish that he is likely to succeed on the merits.” Yet Judge Cleland never determines that this is the case. At one point, he says that it “remains uncertain” how to resolve a key prong of this case. At another point, he outright states that “[n]either Plaintiffs nor the Government have shown a strong likelihood of success on the merits.” For this reason, an appeals court should reverse Cleland’s order solely because he failed to apply the correct legal standard.

    Cleland’s order also places him at odds with another opinion written by a different George H.W. Bush-appointed judge, which held that conservative Catholic bosses do not have a legal right to “force [their] religious practices upon others.” And it conflicts with a California Supreme Court decision upholding a similar birth control law. Five of the justices who joined that California opinion were Republicans.
    THERE IS MORE – —

    - — —-RACIST!! — –THAT! – - -IS! – - – — ALL! – - – –

    – -[Gotta "bounce" 2 a brief meeting. C U soon. :>)]

  • crazycanuck

    Just have one thing to say, DISQUS, better behave on Tuesday

    • AxelFoley

      Disqus is like a child with his/her parents–they know they can only push their parents so far until a switch comes out. Disqus knows not to push us on November 6th.

    • conlakappa

      I would almost guarantee it will act up–there will be a lot of online discussion that day. Won’t there be a live-chat any way?

    • nellcote

      Is the Chat Mistress opening a chat room on Tues?

    • Aquagranny911

      All I got to say is that Disqus better not get on the bad side of this Granny! We’ll probably be okay. It’s the first of the month & the guinea pigs that row this boat got their kibble ration.

      Have a good evening POU. I’ve got an early day tomorrow & need to get some sleep. GOTV!

  • nellcote
    • Ebogan63

      Would like to see more covers like this. We need to have an honest SCIENTIFIC dialogue regarding this important subject.

  • Ebogan63

    U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack
    by TOM BOWMAN
    November 01, 2012 8:50 PM
    Once a mob began attacking the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11, officials in Washington, D.C., watched with alarm. Now, new details are emerging about their response to the deadly attack.

    President Obama and his entire national security team monitored what was going on half a world away. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who was the regional commander for Africa, happened to be in Washington that day.

    One source familiar with the events said there was a sense of urgency.

    The consulate was burning, and Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was visiting the consulate with a small security team, was missing in the smoky chaos. For the next six hours or more, top officials in Washington watched and tried to send help as a second attack centered on the consulate’s annex, a secret CIA
    base.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/01/164140811/u-s-offers-new-details-of-deadly-libya-attack

    So, folks on my Twitter TL with that ‘PBO was in Las Vegas while American’s died, the American people want to know’ bullshit can STHU!! and go eff’ themselves!

  • nellcote

    Because it’s bigger than politics.

    “”We’re a band that you can’t separate from the Jersey shore — still basically a glorified bar band… at your service! So we’re gonna do this tonight from our hometown to your hometown. We’ll send this out to all the people working down there: the police officers, the firemen, and also to the Governor, who has done such a hard job this past week.” –Bruce Springsteen @ concert in Rochester, NY last night.

    http://www.backstreets.com/setlists.html

    • JojoRaze

      Governor Christie just did a squee that Bruce Springsteen gave him a shoutout. I’m convinced he told PBO to get Bruce to say a good word for him.

    • AxelFoley

      Christie just creamed his pants.

      I know, I know–brain bleach for everyone.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - — YA KNOW — – -I gotta TEACH some peoples – –what BRIEF – – -means! – - -geesh! :>) – - -

    – - – -[Apologies ifff a dup] — – - – -BLESS HER♥ :>) – - –

    – - – - -99-year-old Florida woman votes for the 1st time

    – - — -Long lines at polling places have been a familiar sight this week, but two hours in line is nothing compared to how long one Fort Myers, Florida woman chose to wait.

    For the first time in her 99 years of life, Rosie Lewis cast a ballot.

    “She’s an amazing person. 99-years-old and still has her right mind,” said her grandson Nelson Lewis.

    In her modest Fort Myers home, she sat in her favorite chair close to the Bible and with her ballot in hand.

    “I just trust in the Lord to let me go on,” Lewis remarked.

    Her life has spanned 24 presidential elections. Yet, this is the first time she’s voted in one.

    – - – -SNIP —-
    Lewis credits the election of Barack Obama for inspiring her to vote.

    “I said I’m going to vote if the Lord spares my life this time,” said Lewis. “I made it up to my mind to vote.”

    – - – - -SNIP – - –

    “I love Obama,” she said.

    “Ms. Rosie should be an inspiration to all of our young people and old people,” Ware said. “You never get too old to exercise your right.”
    THERE IS MORE. – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda: – - – -RESPECTFULLY: – - –He SAVES people from –BURNING BUILDINGS! – - – — He SHOVELS THEIR SNOW! – - -NOW – —He lets people – –LIVE IN HIS HOUSE> – - -IT’S — BOOKERMAN! – - –

    – - -Cory Booker Lets Sandy Victims Hang Out at His House – —

    – — -Newark Mayor Cory Booker has earned the nickname “supermayor” for rushing into a burning building to save a woman from a fire last April and regularly using Twitter to personally solve the problems of his constituents. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Booker is living up to this reputation by allowing at least one person affected from the storm to take refuge in his home and enjoy his power outlets and “working DVD player.”

    This morning, a Twitter user with the handle @my_serenelove who identifies herself as a “Newark native” on the site sent a message to Mayor Booker complaining about her situation in the aftermath of the storm.

    “I live around the corner from u on homestead. Why don’t we have our power back. Half of my block does,” she wrote.

    Mayor Booker replied by inviting her over to his house to use the electricity, “relax” and watch DVD’s.

    “There is someone at my house now (Eric). I’ve got space u can relax in, charge devices & even a working DVD player. Come by,” he wrote.

    A few hours later, @my_serenelove tweeted that she was “at @CoryBooker house. Charging everything up.”

    “Thx,” she added.
    THERE IS MORE. :>) – — – -Oooo-Kaaaay.

    Respectfully – –dannie22 :>) – - – -

    • AxelFoley

      House party at the mayor’s house!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – — -HEEY AxelFoley – - -***BIG HUG** :>)

        – –I KNOW -RIGHT!??? —-LOL — -

        Don’t lemme CALL IT — -a RENT PARTY!! LOL — :>)

        Good 2 C U AxelFoley. :>) —

    • Elie

      I don’t find him genuine or impressive. He’s such a self-promoter.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Elie. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – — ***fist bump** – —Sooo EGOCENTRIC!! — – -geesh!! – - -

        He soooo LOVES – - – — – — >HIMSELF!! – - – -***shakin’ my head***

        Good 2 C U Elie. :>)

    • goldenstar

      Thanks to his behavior, I have a total picture of a well-spoken, opportunistic, behind-kissing, and self-serving man. Besides his epic fail on MTP as an Obama surrogate, his little appearances on TRMS are downright…uncomfortable. He’s doing his job. This is a city besieged by the long-term effects of structural racism and class segregation. So, his acts of bandaids and massages do not work to bring about some overall and long-term changes to this city. All about appearances.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -Annnnnnnd – — -THIS PHOOL!! – - -IS HE STILL OUTTA JAIL??? – - -

    —-Issa accuses the Obama administration of hiding information on Benghazi- – -

    - — -The chairman of the House oversight panel sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a scathing letter on Thursday accusing the administration of hiding information pointing to Libyan authorities’ possible involvement in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    The letter comes after Foreign Policy reported earlier in the day that reporters in Benghazi had found evidence that a Benghazi police officer appeared to have photographed the inside of the mission on the morning of the attack. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died when Islamist militants attacked the mission that night.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – –C’MON – -KARMA!!! – - – -

    • TyrenM

      As stated earlier, he’s seen the jobs report. So…Benghazi…Next.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TryenM. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        - – —-***fist bump**** – —I KNOW -HUH!!??- – - –

        ALWAYS TRYNTA DISPARAGE MR. PRESIDENT!! -

        -Ona deez DAYS – - — POW! – –Right in da kisser! LOL — -

        Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) – — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - –THIS – - -PHOOL of the 1st order — -with his – -ROMNESIA!! – - – -
    He’s BEEN WARNED – - -B4!! – - – - –

    – –Mother of Slain Navy Seal At Benghazi Tells Romney To Stop Using Her Son —-

    – - – -Mitt Romney continues to show that he’ll say or do anything to be elected. This is not a compliment. He’ll even lie about an encounter and try to use it for political gain. Now, that happens in politics, but when it’s an ex-Navy SEAL who was murdered in the Benghazi attack, that’s unforgivable. How desperate is Team Romney to wind up forcing the mother of said ex-Navy SEAL to tell them to stop using her dead son as a fake political prop?

    WHDH:

    BOSTON (WHDH) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has agreed to stop sharing a story about his encounter with Winchester Navy SEAL Glen Doherty who was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya after Doherty’s mother said she was upset Romney was using the story for his political agenda. Glen Doherty was one of four Americans killed in the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate. “I met some remarkable people, one of whom was a former navy seal. I just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals killed in Benghazi. It broke my heart,” Romney said to a crowd on the campaign trail. Romney met Doherty at a Christmas party.

    – — –SNIP—-
    What lies. Here’s the truth. – - -

    – - – –SNIP—-
    – - -How embarrassing for Mitt Romney. Here’s his new campaign slogan: “If you’re not lying and cheating, you’re not trying.”

    THERE IS MORE!! – - –geesh!! – - -

    – - -COMMENT: – -Hopefully, in five days, we will no longer have to look at or listen to anything this psychotic fascist oligarch pig has to say.
    And I won’t have to be subjected to 10 robocalls an hour from the GOP american nazi party either, lying through their Koch brother funded teeth.
    May the five fascists’ that unleashed Fscsts’ United upon this land, all suffer horribly from an extremely painful infection of the genitalia area.
    If I were a psychopath, I would join the republican party, and get in on the gravy train taking the Teabircher morons to the cleaners.

    – - -***hands out BAND AIDS**** –HAH!

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – - -Dear POU FAM♥ – - – -G’NIGHT. :>) – MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥ — -♥ :>) – -

    – — –PRAYIN’ 4:- – - -MR. PRESIDENT/VP BIDEN; – —the VICTIMS/FIRST RESPONDERS of the “STORM” – - – –the ECONOMY/da PEOPLE.; – —EACH OTHER♥- – -

    – - – - -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT ♥ :>) – - -