Romney and Ryan?

Romney and Ryan?

Joined: February 5th, 2003, 5:14 am

August 11th, 2012, 4:06 pm #1

Holy Christ! I think Romney would have had to travel to Norway to find a whiter guy as a running mate. And he manages to find one accused of insider trading during the Goldman Sachs debacle to boot!

This looks like the final nail in the Romney Presidential Aspirations coffin. Two middle-aged white guys that could have stepped right out of a corporate boardroom. Like some pundit on NPR said the other night, "110% of the white-male vote is not going to win Romney this election."

Why didn't the Republicans just run Gordon Gecko for president? Sure he's a criminal, and fictional, but he still would have ended up more likable than Romney.

As disappointed as I am about litany of broken Obama promises, I may have to cast my vote for "Not Romney" this time around.

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Joined: March 11th, 2004, 4:19 pm

August 11th, 2012, 5:56 pm #2

"...could have stepped right out of a corporate boardroom". I read that as "could have stepped right out of the corporate bedroom". It still works considering the amount of fellatio these guys give to their corporate backers.

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Joined: June 25th, 2002, 9:05 pm

August 11th, 2012, 9:39 pm #3

Holy Christ! I think Romney would have had to travel to Norway to find a whiter guy as a running mate. And he manages to find one accused of insider trading during the Goldman Sachs debacle to boot!

This looks like the final nail in the Romney Presidential Aspirations coffin. Two middle-aged white guys that could have stepped right out of a corporate boardroom. Like some pundit on NPR said the other night, "110% of the white-male vote is not going to win Romney this election."

Why didn't the Republicans just run Gordon Gecko for president? Sure he's a criminal, and fictional, but he still would have ended up more likable than Romney.

As disappointed as I am about litany of broken Obama promises, I may have to cast my vote for "Not Romney" this time around.

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I'll admit to being truly perplexed. I thought a running mate was supposed to plug the gaps and bring in some swing voters. Paul Ryan does nothing to attract women and minorities, his desire to eliminate medicaid and privatize social security must scare the bejeebus out of the elderly and aging voters, and being a Republican from Wisconsin probably alienates a huge base of union and public employees by association. The only plausible reason for this choice is that the economy is the most important issue and they are hoping that doubling down in that area will be enough to get them elected.
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August 11th, 2012, 11:04 pm #4

I prefered Romy and Michelle.
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Joined: October 14th, 2005, 2:35 am

August 12th, 2012, 5:22 am #5

Holy Christ! I think Romney would have had to travel to Norway to find a whiter guy as a running mate. And he manages to find one accused of insider trading during the Goldman Sachs debacle to boot!

This looks like the final nail in the Romney Presidential Aspirations coffin. Two middle-aged white guys that could have stepped right out of a corporate boardroom. Like some pundit on NPR said the other night, "110% of the white-male vote is not going to win Romney this election."

Why didn't the Republicans just run Gordon Gecko for president? Sure he's a criminal, and fictional, but he still would have ended up more likable than Romney.

As disappointed as I am about litany of broken Obama promises, I may have to cast my vote for "Not Romney" this time around.

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Rainy had to look up Gordon Gekko. She had never heard of the guy. She has never watched the movie Wall Street.

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Joined: May 7th, 2002, 12:38 pm

August 12th, 2012, 12:27 pm #6

This hasn't completely sunk in for me yet - but part of me thinks it's a last ditch plea to the plutocracy for four more years of keeping the party going for the 1%. A resounding, "Spend all you got for us to win, and you'll get at least 4 more years of trickle down before the demographics in the country shift against us forever..."
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Joined: February 5th, 2003, 5:14 am

August 12th, 2012, 2:28 pm #7

I think it was all predetermined.

The actual architects of the "Ryan" economic plan are determined to get that thing enacted and they are using all of their influence to get it done.

Kinda like when the Neocon Hawks that wanted war in Iraq propped up Bush Jr as their puppet President so they could make that happen.

I'm not a finance guy, and I've only given the Ryan Plan a cursory glance, but what I did see of it seemed like a pretty good plan to bring a system of Corporate Feudalism to America.

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Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 1:50 pm

August 12th, 2012, 3:15 pm #8

Here's my commentary: I'm gonna replay Bioshock soon.

The whole plot is all about an underwater utopian society created by a character named Jack RYAN based on Ayn Rand's objectivism as presented in Atlas Shrugged.

The name coincidence I think is kinda cool.

Go Vote!
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Joined: February 5th, 2003, 5:14 am

August 12th, 2012, 10:37 pm #9

Ryan is a huge fan of Objectivism and has stated on multiple occasions that Rand's work influenced him to go into politics.

He denounced the Atheism aspects of Rand's philosophy and claims to be a devout Catholic though, which is kinda like a being a cannibal and trying to claim you are a vegetarian too.

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August 13th, 2012, 12:30 am #10

I was camping last night with the GF's family. One of her uncles is like 74 years old. We were sitting by the fire after a few beers and we briefly touched on politics. He said, "we're turning into socialists. We used to fight wars against that."


It was hard to argue. And I just watched the fire.
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