Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on September 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

“After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run — and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned.

“The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christie’s thinking…

“[W]hen the governor first arrived at the Reagan library, he was still telling his inner circle he was a definite ‘no’ for a presidential run — and planned to make that clear in his appearance.

“Something changed that night, sources said…

“Insiders say Christie is ready to put a presidential campaign together ‘pretty fast.’

“And he’d have to, since filing deadlines for key primary ballots are just weeks off.”

***

“With all the clamoring for Chris Christie to get into the presidential race at this late date, how realistic is it for him — should he decide to run — to pull together a serious campaign in the eleventh hour?

“There are organizational issues, of course, but the main answer, say leading political consultants, lies in ballot access: getting his name on the Republican presidential primary ballot in all 56 of the states and territories by each of their different deadlines. Those start cropping up in just one month — Oct. 31, when filing materials are due in Florida.

“An additional challenge is that each of the 56 contests has different rules with different deadlines, and the process can be time-consuming, aggravating and expensive…

“Election lawyers, however, say it’s still possible for a late-entering candidate, such as Christie or Sarah Palin, to get ballot access in each state and territory.”

***

“After Super Tuesday and a few other smaller Southern primaries in March, the calendar almost entirely favors Romney – March 20 is Illinois, and April 24 is slated for a slew of Northeastern states that will almost all go to Romney. (As a Northeastern governor, the same math would likely apply to Christie)…

“But the Romney camp also has had a hand in crafting the calendar. Aides like longtime RNC member Ron Kaufman were on hand to keep an eye on the process, and the former Massachusetts governor’s allies continue to try to tweak the calendar around its edges, and to move up Romney-friendly states…

“The calendar’s design, especially the somewhat less than Super Tuesday, suggests that the race may not be decided by early March. The possibility of a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton, 50-state showdown is certainly present—and the chances of the GOP picking a nominee in April or May is just as likely.”

***

“This is a serious decision, and I’m engaged in serious deliberations. And within the next 24 hours don’t look for me to make a decision.”


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No, you started it and he slapped your hand for it.

csdeven on September 30, 2011 at 11:32 AM

How cute. Trolls of a feather…

kingsjester on September 30, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Prior to this point, the author manages to avoid anything meaningful. He just tells us that he doesn’t like Mitt. Fine

Take taxation. “Believe in America” tells us that “Mitt Romney believes in holding the line against increases in marginal tax rates.” But in spite of signing the Americans for Tax Reform pledge to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses,” Romney won’t simply promise — in plain language without hedging — not to raise taxes, or even income tax rates.
Instead, he “believes in” it.

Mitt has specific proposals including a territorial tax, reduction to 25% for the corporate income tax, middle class exemption from taxes on savings and investments, etc. So, no I don’t buy the author’s assertions. The author wants a “read my lips,” Grover Norquist pledge. Too bad.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM

My sense of self-worth is good enough that I don’t need to put up some blog that gets a couple of comments a month (as do 99% of all blogs).

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Self-worth is shit if you derive it from knocking other people’s creative endeavors down. What are you the Simon Cowell of blogs?

As for misery, I like my life and enjoy it.

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM

I’m sure everything’s peachy keen in Bradkyville./

RepubChica on September 30, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Mitt has specific proposals including a territorial tax,
MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Mitt wants to give up USA ability to impose what tax rate its congress sees fit to make. the super committee appraoch to government. globalism on steriods.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM

The author wants a “read my lips,” Grover Norquist pledge. Too badMJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Hey if you want to take the flipfloppers word on these things that’s your delusion not ours. I wouldn’t trust mitt’s word as far as I could throw him. ther eis a sucker born every minute and Mitt knows how to find the majority of them it seems.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM

we have already been down this route with the income tax. Now 49% of the American people pay no income tax. Do you really want to do the same thing with capital income and expect a different result?

Damned straight! The middle class has been soaked over and over again. Hell fricking yes we deserve to be able to save without punishment!

no the problem with the chicoms is that the USa companies gave up the store to reduce labor costs and taxes and thought they would be treated well by the chicoms. If the USA companies want fairness from the chicoms I would suggest they bring their plants back to the usa.

Are you denying that theft of IP is not a major source of our competitive advantage? Do you want the ChiComs to keep stealing our ideas from us? Really, you object to this part of Mitt’s plan?

oh the irony is great coming from someone that refuses to read even a short facebook post.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Oh please. I’ve read Other’s garbage. It is glib, glib, glib. Junk food for the candy crowd and red meat for the animals.

Here’s what Other has to say:

1. Drill, drill, drill.
2. End ObamaCare.
3. No corporate income tax.

And that’s about it. Repeal this and repeal that. Fine, that’s the table stakes. You don’t get an invite to the card game without that. Aside from her corporate tax insanity she is a carbon copy of Bachmann only with no grammar but an occasional, tart sense of humor to compensate.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:43 AM

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Yep. All you got is ignorance and ad hominems. At least go learn what a territorial tax is before you embarass yourself further. If you did, you would know that a lack of such a system is a big part of what is keeping American business from bringing operations back from China!

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Crimony. The trolls are so thick on this thread this morning that they look like they’re just talking to themselves. o_O

Aitch748 on September 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Yak yak yak yak yak.

Aitch748 on September 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

I wonder what is up with Erick posting hourly updates..That seems strange..:)

Dire Straits on September 30, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Especially strange since she said yesterday she wouldn’t announce today. Apparantly he didn’t ge the memo. Or more likley he did and just thinks doing this is going to shame her or her supporters somehow. Why all these people care whether or not Palin supporters continue to wait for her to announce her intentions is something I don’t understand. Do they just want us to drop her so we can cheerully line up behind their tired rino du jour? I’m honestly mystified.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Landon Thompson on September 30, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Well said.

rrpjr on September 30, 2011 at 11:54 AM

I wonder what is up with Erick posting hourly updates..That seems strange..:)

Dire Straits on September 30, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Especially strange since she said yesterday she wouldn’t announce today. Apparantly he didn’t ge the memo. Or more likley he did and just thinks doing this is going to shame her or her supporters somehow. Why all these people care whether or not Palin supporters continue to wait for her to announce her intentions is something I don’t understand. Do they just want us to drop her so we can cheerully line up behind their tired rino du jour? I’m honestly mystified.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Hey, there are only 24 opportunities in a given day to say “Oh look, another hour has passed and Sarah Palin hasn’t given us her decision like she promised she would (pout, pout).”

Aitch748 on September 30, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

There are 12 hours until you said that you may want to pay off on our bet :-)

As I said before, I recognize that Oct 1 was a self-imposed deadline and will be happy to wait if you want more time.

derft was a good sport and paid up today :-)

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM

I appreciate that. I would prefer to extend until 10/14 but can pay up today if you want. I will leave it up to you.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Take all the time you want :-)

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM

I appreciate that. I would prefer to extend until 10/14 but can pay up today if you want. I will leave it up to you.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM

I paid up today as I am getting ready for my month long celebration party when she announces and I won’t have time for the brute.

derft on September 30, 2011 at 12:29 PM

PS. I know this is not a dating site, but, I think I am falling in love with Missy. At least her comments. Hope you are a lady.

derft on September 30, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Sorry, late getting back to the thread (I’m at work). I am a lady. Thank you for the kind compliment! :)

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Yep. All you got is ignorance and ad hominems. At least go learn what a territorial tax is before you embarass yourself further. If you did, you would know that a lack of such a system is a big part of what is keeping American business from bringing operations back from China!

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

And if you understood it you might understand it would effectivly give all foreign profits of American compaies a 0% tax rate. Which is something you say is a “stupid” idea when Palin says it. but it goes further it sets up countries with lower tax rates to be tax havens and sets up the movement of companies to those countries. It doesn’t solve any problems and it requires the agreement of other countries to make work. France, Canada and hong kong among others practice terrortiy taxation. So if say IBM does business in Canada and the USA the majority of IBM’s profits would be declared in the lower tax rate country and loopholes of what is a profit and where it was made would spring up like rabbits during mating season and it would open up cronyism in DC to record levels. As compaies buy off politicans to define “profit” in new terms.

The simple answer is to go 0% corp tax rate in the USA. To compete other countries would have to follow suit. It would allow all profits made overseas to flow back to the USA without penalty and it would be a draw for companies to flock back to the USA as the most stable lowest taxed country in the world. at 0% compaies don’t have to buy off politicians.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 12:33 PM

I paid up today as I am getting ready for my month long celebration party when she announces and I won’t have time for the brute.

derft on September 30, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Haha. Yeah. That is what I gathered from your post. What’s funny to me is all this talk about how Palin supporters are going to be so apoplectic if she doesn’t run. I don’t think that will happen at all. We will issue our mea culpas and move on. Now when she announces she IS running…this place is going to EXPLODE with a cacophony of wailing and bitter snark unlike anything we have ever seen.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Damned straight! The middle class has been soaked over and over again. Hell fricking yes we deserve to be able to save without punishment!

Then you are stupid. You have seen the results of the no income tax on the 49% of Americans. They don’t care about the size of government, could care less about entitlement reform. Either you have skin in the game by paying taxes or you don’t and don’t care about the increasing taxation levels on fewer and fewer people. Driving those people and companies offshore.

Are you denying that theft of IP is not a major source of our competitive advantage? Do you want the ChiComs to keep stealing our ideas from us? Really, you object to this part of Mitt’s plan?

they are freaking communists what do you expect to happen? That They would respect our copyright and patents? Are you that naive? If you want your IP protected only do business with the USA and other allies that respect our laws. Don’t move you factor to china for the cheap labor and taxes and then cry about them not respecting our laws. laws that our taxes pay to se eenforced.

Here’s what Other has to say:

1. Drill, drill, drill.
2. End ObamaCare.
3. No corporate income tax.

proving beyond doubt you haven’t read her policies and positions.

Oh and that 0% corp rate? That is what terrority taxation does for all foreign earned profits. But Mitt is the “smart one”
LOL

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 12:33 PM

I agree. Servers will crash, the sun will shine, the sky will be blue
and all will be right with the world. Except with ABPers.

If not I will move on.

derft on September 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 12:33 PM

It will make US taxes on corporate profits overseas 0%. That is nothing like what the glib gal suggested. You are either stupid or lying. Based on what I’ve read, I vote the former.

They don’t care about the size of government, could care less about entitlement reform. Either you have skin in the game by paying taxes or you don’t and don’t care about the increasing taxation levels on fewer and fewer people. Driving those people and companies offshore.

Ignorance again. We’re talking about taxing the middle class’ savings. We will still be paying our income taxes. We have plenty of skin in the game. This is relief for those who have burned through their retirement accounts and home equity. The people who have been brutalized by PBHO (and Bush’s) screw ups.

That They would respect our copyright and patents? Are you that naive? If you want your IP protected only do business with the USA and other allies that respect our laws.

Fu-k yeah I expect them to with a strong negotiator like Mitt! More to the point I expect our government to protect our property!

Oh and that 0% corp rate? That is what terrority taxation does for all foreign earned profits. But Mitt is the “smart one”
LOL

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Only profits from overseas. Those profits which are already taxed at what would become a higher rate than the nations where they were earned! Right now, they are being taxed over there and penalized an additional 35% when they bring the money back here! There are $trillions that could be employed in the US with this measure.

And the measure will induce companies, along with lower 25% corporate tax rate, to bring their operations here. To compare this to Other’s moronic idea of 0% on all corporate income tax is just the kind of idiotic BS that would impress a fetishist like you.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Funny thing, but aside from the idiotic 0% corporate tax you cannot name a single “policy or plan” from Other that every other candidate does not share. She’s peddling platitudes and you think it’s profound.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

She’s peddling platitudes and you think it’s profound.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

The other part they miss is how badly she would fare in debates with the likes of Gingrich, Cain, and Romney. It would be embarassing at best for her. Excuse would then be they don’t like women, are part of the establishment-elite, etc.

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

The other part they miss is how badly she would fare in debates with the likes of Gingrich, Cain, and Romney. It would be embarassing at best for her. Excuse would then be they don’t like women, are part of the establishment-elite, etc.

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

You mean how desperately YOU want her to fare badly.

You people are all sick pukes.

darwin on September 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

If she could barely hold her with BiteMe, I shudder to think how she would stack up on the GOP stage. I have no doubt, however, that she fully intended to spare herself that indignity from the start. She never intended to get in the race, as I have said since April.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

If you haven’t seen it, Juan Williams pushes back on his smackdown, saying if Palin runs, Christie will too…

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/30/if-palin-enters-2012-contest-christie-will-too/

OnlyOrange on September 30, 2011 at 1:12 PM

darwin on September 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Here have a tissue…

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM

If you haven’t seen it, Juan Williams pushes back on his smackdown, saying if Palin runs, Christie will too…

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/30/if-palin-enters-2012-contest-christie-will-too/

OnlyOrange on September 30, 2011 at 1:12 PM

His piece is so full of inaccuracies, I’m not totally convinced it’s not satire.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Here have a tissue…

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM

No thanks.

Here, have some lysteria.

darwin on September 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM

I’m not much of a Peggy Noonan fan, but this is funny stuff:

Overthinking the obvious and focusing on the artifice and myth of politics is a problem for all political professionals, including Republicans. Sarah Palin was out there this week trying to impose her own narrative: that she’s all roguey and mavericky and she’d win if she ran, but she’s not sure the presidency—”the title”—wouldn’t dull her special magic. It was like Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.” She’s still big, it’s the presidency that got small.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM

It will make US taxes on corporate profits overseas 0%. That is nothing like what the glib gal suggested. You are either stupid or lying. Based on what I’ve read, I vote the former.

Yeah because making all corp profites 0% and overseas corp profits 0% are totally different….one gives an incentive for companies to return profits and the other gives companies an incentive to r eturn jobs as well as profits.

Ignorance again. We’re talking about taxing the middle class’ savings. We will still be paying our income taxes. We have plenty of skin in the game. This is relief for those who have burned through their retirement accounts and home equity. The people who have been brutalized by PBHO (and Bush’s) screw ups.

which part of 49% of americans don’t pay income taxes did you miss. You think all 49% are lower class? Many are middle class. As the amount of people who don’t pay income tax goes up the amount the higher classes pay also go up. the smae will happen with capital income. And the less people that pay taxes the more government grows. this idea by Mitt one will never happen and 2 is pandering for votes just like Obama promised the middle class a tax break if elected.

Fu-k yeah I expect them to with a strong negotiator like Mitt! More to the point I expect our government to protect our property!

Strong negotiator? ROFL….china would walk over Mitt. As far as “our” property. most USa companies gave up the concept of “our ” property when they moved the majority of their business over seas to increase their bottom line. lay down with dogs you get fleas.

Right now, they are being taxed over there and penalized an additional 35% when they bring the money back here!

So you want to cut that 35% to 0% only on corp profits made overseas giving those countries with lower tax rates an advantage. You don’t seem to get the competition thing do you?

And the measure will induce companies, along with lower 25% corporate tax rate, to bring their operations here.

why? when the Swiss and Iruish have muich lower tax rates? 25%? please Irelands is 15% and I think the swiss is at 11% Yeah the companies will love to pay double their tax rate to “come home” to the USa.

And if you reduce it to say Irelands level of 15% they will simply reduce theirs to say 10% or 5% . By taking the led and goignt o 0% before the rest you get the jump start of the coming t ax rate war that will occur. You really don’t get this comepetition thing do you?

every other candidate does not share.
MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

funny most of those “candidates” didn’t have those positions before Palin had them. Bachmann basically took Palin’s ideas whoelsale, Cain also adopted many of them. Even Mitt took some of them….

As far as policies. Palin thinks that energy exploration and opening up places like ANWR not only tax code changes will drive economic growth. and unlike IBM natural resource jobs can’t be exported.

After reading the sumation of mitt’s plan it is nothing but a wishlist of corporations.

Face it Mitt’s corp tax plan is a Palin-lite typer of plan that like Mitt always does is timid and doesn’t go far enough to impact company behavior.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM

wow two clueless people you and peggy. Palin never said any such thing.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Gingrich, Cain, and Romney. It would be embarassing at best for her. Excuse would then be they don’t like women, are part of the establishment-elite, etc.

Bradky on September 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM

LOL Yeah How could she compete with the 999 pizza plan toppings extra of course, or the recylced one good idea Newt had the contract for america version 2.7 and Mitt she won’t even have to debate mitt mitt debates himself.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Yeah because making all corp profites 0% and overseas corp profits 0% are totally different

Yes they are. But what’s the use of trying to educate you?

why? when the Swiss and Iruish have muich lower tax rates? 25%? please Irelands is 15% and I think the swiss is at 11% Yeah the companies will love to pay double their tax rate to “come home” to the USa.

And if you reduce it to say Irelands level of 15% they will simply reduce theirs to say 10% or 5% . By taking the led and goignt o 0% before the rest you get the jump start of the coming t ax rate war that will occur. You really don’t get this comepetition thing do you?

First of all, Ireland’s are not 15% across the board. Secondly, we have competitive advantages in productivity, education and infrastructure. These are outweighed by our excessive corporate taxes. So yes, money will definitely come home. I love competition and I like America to win. A 25% rate will make us a much more competitive place for business. Especially if we stop penalizing them for doing so by going with Mitt’s territorial tax!

Funny most of those “candidates” didn’t have those positions before Palin had them.

Nonsense. Every republican in the country (OK McCain, Gramnesty and Maine witches aside) has had those same goals for years! And that includes increasing domestic oil production, in AK and every where else. Next you’ll tell me that Other invented the internet.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM

It ain’t just a river in Egypt.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:36 PM

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM

What a silly argument.

I don’t care if a candidate’s positions are shared by other candidates. I care if they’re shared by me. I don’t care whether their policies are unique to them. I just want them to be sound policies.

Just as importantly, I want to be confident that the candidate will actually work to make them happen once elected, and has a record of effective leadership to back that up.

This isn’t a “who can come up with the most novel prescription for tinkering around the edges” contest.

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

That’s fine. The unseen poster was trying to argue that whatsername is something special because of her “policies.” I pointed out that her “policies” were nothing but generic boiler plate. Well all but one “policy” which was pure stupidity.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Just as importantly, I want to be confident that the candidate will actually work to make them happen once elected, and has a record of effective leadership to back that up.

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Exactly. Most candidates are smart enough to know what policies conservatives want to hear. The question is who do you believe will actually try to implement them once in office.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM

She’s still big, it’s the presidency that got small.
MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Not a Noonan fan either but you have to give her credit here for wit.

sherry on September 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM

What I like about Mitt is that he did much more than that. He put in to a plan not just the ideas that everyone agrees on, but innovative ideas that in many cases are brilliant. He committed them to a plan that we can all read and hold him to account on. That is why we can believe that he will implement them.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM

I pointed out that her “policies” were nothing but generic boiler plate.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I don’t know. Most primary candidates’ platforms are largely congruent and often platitudinous. So there have to be deeper-level criteria. Let’s say two candidates have basically the same position on Issue A. Who is more convincing on that issue, someone who’s worked on it for years, or someone who didn’t really mention it until he/she began running for President?

To use the domestic energy example: as you say, Palin isn’t the only candidate to advocate domestic energy exploration. But she has worked her whole career to advance it, with much success, more so than any other candidate other than (arguably) Perry. It’s been her signature issue since she got into politics. So it’s much easier to have confidence that she’d continue to pursue it vigorously if elected.

What would you say are Romney’s signature issues?

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM

You are wrong and she is something special. She talks the talk and walks the walk. A once in a lifetime opportunity for us.

derft on September 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM

What would you say are Romney’s signature issues?

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Mitt took his pledge. It is in his own words and spans 160 pages.

His signature issue is to create jobs through economic growth by tax reform (corporate and individual), a territorial corporate tax system, lower corporate income tax rate, elimination of perverse regulations such as imposed the the EPA, Dodd-Frank and ObamaCare and increased domestic energy production.

There’s more, but that’s the summary for those who won’t read it.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

There’s more, but that’s the summary for those who won’t read it.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Okay, thanks. I’ll take a look at the link.

I do rate his private sector accomplishments highly. But I’m curious what he did in elected office that helps underscore his current platform. What gets you excited about his record in MA?

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM

derft on September 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM

I don’t see her walking. I sure don’t see her running. I just hear her talking. If she wants to be the next Glenn Beck, good for her.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM

I don’t know a whole lot about it. All I can talk about is RomneyCare, which I dislike. He vows to leave the states to make their own mistakes/successes though, and that is what counts for me. Aside from that, he showed that he could win in a heavily blue state and that bodes very well for his ability to win a general election.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Aside from that, he showed that he could win in a heavily blue state and that bodes very well for his ability to win a general election.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I like his federalist approach. And he does look promising from an electability standpoint. But any Republican nominee might be able to win the general at this point, the way Obama is collapsing.

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Yes they are. But what’s the use of trying to educate you?

you can’t read can you.

Yeah because making all corp profites 0% and overseas corp profits 0% are totally different….one gives an incentive for companies to return profits and the other gives companies an incentive to r eturn jobs as well as profits.

A 25% rate will make us a much more competitive place for business. Especially if we stop penalizing them for doing so by going with Mitt’s territorial tax!

and a 0% would make it even more competitive. Face up Palin scoop Mitt on this one. you are trying to argue reducing our tax rat eto 0% on foreign profits and 25% on USa profits is more competeitive than reducing both to 0%. tha tis illogical on its face and idiotic to even try to make the argument. But your mitt love is strong so you try to spin it. you fail but you still try

Nonsense. Every republican in the country (OK McCain, Gramnesty and Maine witches aside) has had those same goals for years! And that includes increasing domestic oil production, in AK and every where else. Next you’ll tell me that Other invented the internet.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Yeap not all gop candidates are pushing romneycare and how great the state can be for healthcare mandates. Mitt has had just about every position known to man over the years. yeap find me one republician pushing a policy like ACES or AGIA. or even one calling themselves a consitutional conservative. and go ahead and find a republican calling out the courruption within their party.

Mitt’s record as Gov is a sad example.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

find me one consitutional cconservative back in 2008. A

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM

I am convinced that we are going to see Obama launch the sleaziest, ugliest campaign we will ever see. He is an incumbent and a candidate that cannot show the discipline to stay on message is doomed. The message is economic recovery, wage and job growth and debt reduction. I think that Mitt is showing himself to unflappable so far. Some others may be able to pass that test as well, so I wouldn’t say he’s unique in that. However, I think that many of the other candidates would not be able to stay on message.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:29 PM

don’t know a whole lot about it. All I can talk about is RomneyCare, which I dislike. He vows to leave the states to make their own mistakes/successes though, and that is what counts for me. Aside from that, he showed that he could win in a heavily blue state and that bodes very well for his ability to win a general election.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Is that before or after he said Romneycare could be the blueprint for the nation?

He showed he could win in a blue state by running as a liberal. Anyone can do that.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM

What would you say are Romney’s signature issues?

Missy on September 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

romenycare. 18,000 jobs lost.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Blah, blah, RINO, RINO …

You have nothing to say.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Yeah because making all corp profites 0% and overseas corp profits 0% are totally different….one gives an incentive for companies to return profits and the other gives companies an incentive to r eturn jobs as well as profits.

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Hey, I know. Let’s set all taxes 0%! Just think about how great that would be for business!

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Hey, I know. Let’s set all taxes 0%! Just think about how great that would be for business!

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Businesses don’t pay taxes. People do. But then, you knew that.

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Right. But I meant let’s set all taxes at 0%. Corporate taxes, individual income taxes, payroll taxes, all of them!

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Bruti, this looks like an old Annin thread. Your name shows up every other post on this page.

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Try reading all of my posts. You may learn something.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Right. But I meant let’s set all taxes at 0%. Corporate taxes, individual income taxes, payroll taxes, all of them!

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM

That could be done. Just de-value the dollar a requisite amount to account for the govt printing extra money.

Wait, I didn’t invent that.

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Try reading all of my posts. You may learn something.

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:45 PM

I may learn something. Agreed.

And monkeys may fly outta my butt.

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Or could you continue to curse the darkness. Saves on candle wax :-)

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Or could you continue to curse the darkness. Saves on candle wax :-)

MJBrutus on September 30, 2011 at 2:48 PM

“If my opponent had been around when the light bulb was invented, he’d call it a ‘risky anti-candle scheme!”

Lanceman on September 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM

unseen on September 30, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Exactly how does Romney being our unpleasant choice mean I am pushing him?

Good gravy dude, stop taking Palins failure so seriously. It’s muddling your brain.

csdeven on September 30, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Ah, the Reluctant Romney Supporter. Cheer up. Soon it will be crunch time, and you can drop the pretense of reluctance and go whole hog in your advocacy for the Mittflopper!

There Goes The Neighborhood on September 30, 2011 at 11:01 PM

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