Romney: I love American cars so much, I own four of ‘em

posted at 9:25 pm on February 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Pundit & Pundette and Mark Steyn. The money line (no pun intended): “Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually.” Problem or not? Every time he says something that alludes to his wealth, however inadvertently, I have the same argument with myself:

– Damn, that’s a red-meat soundbite for Obama’s class-warfare campaign this fall.
– Oh, shut up. Stop playing the left’s game by scolding Romney for his success.
– I’m not scolding him. He worked hard for his money. He’s entitled to enjoy his wealth. But not all swing voters agree, so why force the issue?
– Maybe more swing voters would agree if you quit whining about “optics” and defended his right to enjoy his wealth instead.
– You’re not going to talk people out of class resentment. It is what it is. Accept it as a political fact of life and deal.
– Betamalesayswhat?
– Huh?
– Betamalesayswhat?
– What?
– Exactly.

How’s this for a compromise: We’ll let Romney slide on talking about his many luxury cars if his campaign promises never again to hold an event in a giant stadium that’s 95 percent empty. Deal?


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Since he’s already won elections

Elections? You mean election! And the only reason he has been able to do well is flood ad markets with a money advantage tearing down other opponents. It’s going to be a lot different against obama whos money advantage and charisma advantage among americans will greatly kill Romney, the election loser.AND HE STILL cant clinch the nomination and has shown he will give us no avantage whatsoever in the general election. Independents already think he is the “for the rich: candidate and according to you bots, poll numbers dont change. Santorum is doing better against Obama polls than Romney. And wasnt it the crying cult of St. Mitt’s argument that primary results dont matter because they dont follow the same way in the general election. Romney’s about as likeable as wheat bread with a glass of skim milk.

Flapjackmaka on February 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Where do you live that an Audi costs 80,000 dollars?

The one that Tricky Ricky drives, Audi A6, is somewhere between $55-$60,000. Still much more than either of Ann Romney’s Caddies. And a foreign car to boot. However, Audis can cost as much as $123,000. Santorum preaches about bringing manufacturing back to America. He is such a hypocrite.

Newt’s Mercedes S class AMG S65 new in 2012 would run you $202,000.

Ron Paul’s Lincoln Town Car, depending on equipment, is slightly higher than a new Cadillac of the model Ann Romney drives.

I don’t know what the Mrs. Santorum, Gingrich, or Paul drive, so we can’t really do an accurate comparison of any cars except Mitt’s 7 1/2 year old Mustang (worth about $7-$8000) and the cars of Newt, Tricky Ricky, or Ron Paul. Based on that, I would say that Mitt is the most frugal.

Pal2Pal on February 25, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Willard has nothing in common with the middle class

liberal4life on February 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM

But Obama does, right? You believe that, then you are delusional.

You remind me of the liberal I ran into on line back in 2004, who was ragging on Bush being from a privileged background. When I pointed out that Kerry was a lot richer than Bush, the reply was “Well, yeah, but Kerry really seems to CARE about the middle class and the poor. I’m still laughing at that fool!

JannyMae on February 25, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Seriously 4 fours?! Cheapskate!

Jay Leno owns 107 cars and 83 motorcycles. Romney needs to learn how to live a little.

joncoltonis on February 25, 2012 at 1:51 AM

You remind me of the liberal I ran into on line back in 2004, who was ragging on Bush being from a privileged background.

Yeah but it wont help because mittens sucks at defending his wealth. Bush was able to connect in his presidential run because he had experience winning elections. Mitt romney doesnt have that, he is terrible at politics

Flapjackmaka on February 25, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Rinomney, despite any executive experience and ability he may have as a President, is obviously not competent to run for President.

landlines on February 25, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Noticing the trend of. IF you dont go for Mitt your extreme right.
If you dont go for Paul. YOu dont love the Constitution.

If you question Mitt. All that has been gone through already. (like the global warmists say)

And you cant question Paulbot since everyone wants his delegates, and are afraid of losing his cealot votes. Pauls votes arn’t about war abyways. Thats a sham. Half his voters just want to smoke weed. Its his legalizing it.

All about the Newt!

Gedge on February 25, 2012 at 5:10 AM

“I love cars”
“I love lakes”
“All the trees are the right height”
“I like being able to fire people”
“I don’t care about the very poor”
“I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love”

With a guy like this, we can’t lose. He’s electable.

Stoic Patriot on February 25, 2012 at 6:39 AM

He is unelectable

Fify

angrymike on February 25, 2012 at 7:05 AM

If Mitt wanted to capture the attention of conservatives he would have held this event in Dearbornistan.

Detroit is a city rotting due to the Left’s influence.

Dearbornistan is a cancer helped along by that same influence and the support of religious intolerance there.

That would mean taking a stand against that stuff, however…

ajacksonian on February 25, 2012 at 7:21 AM

The Bush Family heartily endorses Mitts brand of PROGRESSIVE conservatism.

Mitt is just as out of touch after a life of privilege as he was in 2008. He was raised in a family of the Ruling class, from all accounts worked hard, and used the connections to power and wealth to buy his Governor position. The same way the Clinton’s did for Hillary, Bush 41 did for his sons, Kennedy is doing again with Barney Frank and his seat.

NO MORE ROYAL FAMILIES IN AMERICA!!!

PappyD61 on February 25, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Mitt should talk in terms of owning cribs and lotsa dope bling – that’s how you relate to voters.

Buy Danish on February 25, 2012 at 7:58 AM

OBAMA STASH could fill that stadium in 90 minutes!!!!

Wait till the DNC starts giving out cash this Fall to fill these places for Obama!

God help us.

The same rnc geniuses that ran McCains brilliant campaign in 2008 would be running a Romney “SAY NOTHING HARSH” effort.

We must do better than someone who promotes the PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX.

NO NO NO TO MITT

PappyD61 on February 25, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Well, I own THREE, so what? You got a problem with that?!

Get real; this is sheer demogoguery. Are so-called “CONSERVATIVES” joining the CLASS WAR NOW alongside liberals?

WHO’S THE REAL PROGRESSIVE HERE? Is this a competition for resources?? Meaning, if Mitt owns FOUR cars, you might not have the chance to own YOUR “FAIR” SHARE?

Are there really any conservatives left in the world? This ‘peek under the tent’ is a ludicrous invitation to succumb to progressive propaganda. I see there are morons who drink the kool-aid willingly. How pathetic.

mountainaires on February 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Seeing an empty Ford Field was a delicious bit of Schadenfreude.

If Mittens and his clan had any taste in motor vehicles, they’d be driving German cars.
There.Is.NO.Comparison

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Karl Magnus on February 25, 2012 at 8:38 AM

mountainaires on February 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Two words. Nerve tonic.

hawkdriver on February 25, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Big freaking deal. I myself own a GMC pickup, a Ford Explorer, and a Mercury van.

PalinLover on February 25, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Mitt should talk in terms of owning cribs and lotsa dope bling – that’s how you relate to voters.

Buy Danish on February 25, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Exactly. Maybe Mitt should send his “baby mama” Ann out to speak for him. She could contrast her life with that of Michelle Obama. Ann could point out that, unlike Michelle, she hasn’t taken 16 vacations in the last three years, nor have taxpayers been forced to spend millions of dollars to transport Ann and dozens of her staffers and friends to luxury 5-star resorts in various parts of the world.

No doubt Ann Romney has a very comfortable life, but at least taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for it.

AZCoyote on February 25, 2012 at 8:48 AM

“I love cars”
“I love lakes”
“All the trees are the right height”
“I like being able to fire people”
“I don’t care about the very poor”
“I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love”

With a guy like this, we can’t lose. He’s electable.

Stoic Patriot on February 25, 2012 at 6:39 AM

I will assume that the meaning is supposed to be sarcastic – and/or – you reminded us that Willard is the GOP Establishment Elitists’ choice.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 25, 2012 at 8:53 AM

“I love cars”
“I love lakes”
“All the trees are the right height…”

Stoic Patriot on February 25, 2012 at 6:39 AM

He really doesn’t say anything, does he. He is so overmanaged.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 8:56 AM

For a guy who’s been campaigning as long as he has, he sure makes a lot of amateurish mistakes. A series of idiotic soundbites and a decision to hold a breakout room event in a stadium do not inspire confidence. On cue of course, the MSM pounced. Thankfully, many of them have their own problems … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

ombdz on February 25, 2012 at 8:56 AM

One of the rich people running for president talks about owning more than one car?

who

gives

a

flying

f*ck

Dave Rywall on February 25, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Which one of these two people have seen poverty first hand?

-A Harvard grad who went to work in the inner cities of Chicago as a community organizer helping poor minorities/Americans get on their feet

OR

-A Harvard grad who went to work for a private equity firm. Bankrupted companies and shoves his wealth in the face of the poor man and also talks about how he despises and doesn’t care about the poor?

I hope Romney brings up Obama being a community organizer in the general election. Most Americans identify with poor folks than they do with rich folks because MOST Americans have been poor before…only the 1% are rich.

liberal4life on February 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Which one of these two people have seen poverty first hand?

-A Harvard grad who went to work in the inner cities of Chicago as a community organizer helping poor minorities/Americans get on their feet

Show us, please, the results of this work; did poor minorities/Americans get on their feet, as a result of this work.

Plus, you’ve not established that he (Obama) was impacted/affected/changed by his exposure to these poor minorities/Americans.

OR

-A Harvard grad who went to work for a private equity firm. Bankrupted companies and shoves his wealth in the face of the poor man and also talks about how he despises and doesn’t care about the poor?

Show us shoves his wealth in the face of the poor man.

Show us a quote, in proper context, where Romney talks about how he despises and doesn’t care about the poor?

You can’t do any of these things.
Your posts have no substance.

massrighty on February 25, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Well, I own THREE, so what? You got a problem with that?!

mountainaires on February 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Nothing. We own five cars. I just have never said that to anyone though I might complain about the high cost of insuring a young male driver in the household. But really, who cares?

Romney has a way of saying something stupid and nothing at all, all at the same time. Saying your wife owns a couple of Caddys is just awkward. Unnecessary and awkward. “We own a Caddy” would have sufficed.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Hey where’s the HOt GAs post on Romney’s Flop at Ford Field?
This was supposed to be the grand unveiling of his economic plan, and was supposed to generate video of him rocking the masses.

Instead, an empty stadium, and evidently the economic plan was just as empty.

Lets just forget all about that, m-kay? It never happened.

james23 on February 25, 2012 at 9:23 AM

What I don’t get is how him owning a Dodge pickup means he likes American vehicles. My first one was made in Canada and the second one was made in Mexico. My daughter’s Honda was made in the US.

Buy American?!

TugboatPhil on February 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Hey where’s the HOt GAs post on Romney’s Flop at Ford Field?

According to the caption on the picture, it was a luncheon for the Detroit Economic Club, held on Ford Field, not an arena campaign event.

But, who really cares about actual facts here?

Priscilla on February 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

What an embarrassment romneycare is, at the detroit freakin superdome, that seats 80,341 people their were more journolist that show up than people.

On a side note, Gov. Palin went to buy an ice cream and had more people show up than Romneycare had at his rally.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

From The Hill

The former Massachusetts governor also repeated a line that has been the butt of jokes by late-night comedians — that Michigan has good-sized trees.

“This feels good, being back in Michigan,” he said. “The trees are the right height. The streets are just right.

Flora Duh on February 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Here’s a perfect example of Romney’s out of touchness with the real world. I live in Michigan where the trees are ravaged by Dutch Elm Disease and the roads are the worst in the nation. These are huge problems the citizenry have been battling for years.
Yet Michigan’s “favorite son” seems completely oblivious to our plight.

The trees may be the “right height”, but they are rotting before our eyes. The streets may be “just right” but they are full of pot holes that will jar your teeth out and demolish your car.

Therein lies Romney’s problem. He is completely oblivious to the lives of normal people. It does not matter how many cars he owns, because he probably doesn’t drive much anyway. My guess is that the limo service carries him wherever he desires to go. He simply has no inkling of how normal people live because he has been cocooned in wealth and privilege his entire life.

Sure, from a distance the trees all are the right height and the roads are just right. I’d be willing to say that the state looks just grand, at five thousand feet, maybe not so much at ground level; and Romney’s always been living in an ivory tower, never at ground level where the rest of us reside, hence his obliviousness to how normal people live.

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

On a side note, Gov. Palin went to buy an ice cream and had more people show up than Romneycare had at his rally.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Shouldn’t that be half-Governor Palin?

Why’d they show up, did she call for a flash-mob on Facebook?

Another lazy idiot, collecting money, sitting on the sidelines, throwing stones. That’s our “Governor” Palin.

She should join the other worthless blowhards and get herself a talkshow.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

What an embarrassment romneycare is, at the detroit freakin superdome, that seats 80,341 people their were more journolist that show up than people.

On a side note, Gov. Palin went to buy an ice cream and had more people show up than Romneycare had at his rally.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

And then there is this from another thread here:

Santorum has lost some of the spring in his step as a series of polls show his lead in the state giving way to a likely Romney.

rich801 on February 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Therein lies Romney’s problem. He is completely oblivious to the lives of normal people.

Horsebleep. That’s Democrat pap masquerading as “conservatism”.

We’re told Gingrich is the “conservative” alternative, him, his three wives and his Tiffany’s account.

Next it’s Santorum, who’s a millionaire.

You want to play this game, the Democrats will beat you all day and the next at it.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 9:59 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Chillax. Take some deep breaths. Your hatred will eventually pass.

But, you and I know, she would fill that empty stadium.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Heck, I own four American-made cars, including a Lincoln. I didn’t pay more than $5000 for any of them, but they’re all mine and all American-made. I also own an American-made tractor, three American-made lawn mowers, an American-made rototiller ….

Guess that makes me rich and out-of-touch. Good thing I’m not running for office.

notropis on February 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Chillax. Take some deep breaths. Your hatred will eventually pass.

But, you and I know, she would fill that empty stadium.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 9:59 AM

She’s irrelevant. She’s not running.

Get in the game or put a cork in it.

I’m tired of “conservative” blowhards who do nothing but throw stones, collect fat paychecks and flap their gums all day.

At least Gingrich, Santorum and Romney are playing.

She’s just one of a million so-called “conservatives” talking the talking the talk, not walking the walk.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Which one of these two people have seen poverty first hand?

-A Harvard grad who went to work in the inner cities of Chicago as a community organizer helping keeping poor minorities/Americans get on off their feet by destroying their family structure and maintaining their dependence on government handouts in order to perpetuate his voter base.

FIFY

talkingpoints on February 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Your sociolist romneycare should stick to putting the family dog on top of his car going 65mph to canada on a 12 hour trip then having the dog sh*t down his window, whereby, romneycare pulls into a gas station hoses down his car then the dog. Then proceeds to put the family dog back on top of the car. When romneycare gets to canada the dog disappears, I’m surprised it was still alive.

Rather take a half term governor than a crank that enacted romneycare in his 3 years as governor. According to wikipedia, romneycare in 2006 was traveling out of state campaigning for president 212 days out of 300.

Gov. palin for president!

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Pal2Pal on February 25, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Wow. Willard’s wife’s cars are being criticised, and suddenly, neat, well-prepared and researched paragraphs magically appear on Hot Air threads attacking Santorum’s cars!

It’s like the whole Willard campaign is being run according to a textbook–a book of Harvard business school case studies, and staffed by empty-headed, overachieving weenies and Mormons.

Emperor Norton on February 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

We have a Charger, a Sebring convertible and a Jeep Patriot (and a Honda Shadow motorcycle). Oh, the horror of capitalism and stimulating the economy. Our hopes of holding public office are dashed forever.

talkingpoints on February 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

That’s Mormons, not Morons–but whatever works for you.

Emperor Norton on February 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Only the fools, trolls, and RINO shills on this site can fail to imagine the tears of gratitude that will flow down Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s lovely visage at the prospect of a Mitt candidacy.

The man is a perfect, classic, textbook, poster-boy target for a successful Alinsky Class Warfare Attack. And he doesn’t know how to respond well, either. All he does is write more checks and try to buy his way out with negative ads on his opponents–if they’re GOP, that is. Well folks, Obama has been doing 30k a plate celebrity fundraisers for years now and his warchest is and will be well stocked by Soros & Co. The endless “Bain Capital Series” of 1-minute ads, composed of sobbing testimony by the ordinary Joes and Janes who lost their jobs and homes after a Mitt takeover (interspersed with flash cuts of statements such as the above) is being researched as we speak. He will be on the defensive every day from August till the election.

Newt. Or Santorum. Or Palin. No More RINOs.

spiritof61 on February 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM

According to the caption on the picture, it was a luncheon for the Detroit Economic Club, held on Ford Field, not an arena campaign event.

But, who really cares about actual facts here?

Priscilla on February 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Oh I see. It was a luncheon, not a campaign event. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Romney’s enthusiasm gap has grown to Grand Canyon-esque proportions. But just keep pretending otherwise. The GOP will go “poof” at the bottom of that canyon, just like ol Wile E, if it nominates Romney.

james23 on February 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Hey where’s the HOt GAs post on Romney’s Flop at Ford Field?

According to the caption on the picture, it was a luncheon for the Detroit Economic Club, held on Ford Field, not an arena campaign event.

But, who really cares about actual facts here?

Priscilla on February 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

It was the Detroit Economic Club who chose the site. It was attended by 1200 people, compared to 300 who showed up for Sanctimonious’ speech on 2/18 ( prior to his Arizona debate flop). There was apparently too many for the original site and that was a last minute change. And typical and superficial of the media and Allahpundit to pay no attention to the content of the speech and just any peripheral distraction.

galtani on February 25, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Gov. palin for president!

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I’ll vote for her, what’s she running for?

President of the Anchorage Rotary Club or of the Mickey Mouse Club? She can be the new Annette.

Tell me, what’s she running for?

Oh right. St. Sarah is running for nothing.

So if you write her in, that will give her at least three votes.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:11 AM

So, bring on the Palin excitement of 2008 for Santo instead.

Yeah, that will work. America can’t wait.

Moesart on February 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM

So, bring on the Palin excitement of 2008 for Santo instead.

Yeah, that will work. America can’t wait.

Moesart on February 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I’m waiting for the Palin-O’Donnell ticket.

Mrs. Angle can run the campaign.

Take that GOP establishment!

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:17 AM

compared to 300 who showed up for Sanctimonious’ speech on 2/18

More data direct from Willard’S crack opposition research squad! If they criticise the attendance at one of Willard’s events, attack Santorum’s attendance!

Willard 2012? I Say It’s Spinach, and I Say to Hell With It!

Emperor Norton on February 25, 2012 at 10:18 AM

This guy aint too bright sometimes.

KeninCT on February 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Oprah, speaking at a commencement, bragged about having her own jet and got only applause for it. The “class warfare” meme understates and somewhat misstates the issue. btw, aren’t the Oscars tonight?

kunegetikos on February 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Take a deep breath. Take in the good air, breathe out the bad. You’re commenting and you’re not running for president, either.

“Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harms we do, we do to ourselves.”

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM

btw, aren’t the Oscars tonight?

kunegetikos on February 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Tomorrow night. The women will be dripping with diamonds and expensive jewelry, shoes and gowns.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Ah, class envy. Now a tool of the True Cons.

Thank you, Newt. And Sarah. You’re really doing God’s work, saving us from the Evil Capitalist. /

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I’m not making my money doing my best to get Barack Obama re-elected, like half-Governor Palin is.

And if she doesn’t realize that, she’s as dim as people say she is.

And stuff your hatred nonsense too. Take it over to Kos and sell it there.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I’m not making my money doing my best to get Barack Obama re-elected, like half-Governor Palin is.

And if she doesn’t realize that, she’s as dim as people say she is.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM

A more contemptible statement than this can scarcely be conceived. And it’s off-topic, too.

spiritof61 on February 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM

A more contemptible statement than this can scarcely be conceived. And it’s off-topic, too.

spiritof61 on February 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I can come up with far more than that, I’m just getting started.

Ask me about Rush, Levin and Savage sometime.

Tired of you newbies rushing over here to repeat whatever you here on a.m. radio. I’ve been around since Captain’s Quarters, do you even know what that was?

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Tired of you newbies rushing over here to repeat whatever you here on a.m. radio. I’ve been around since Captain’s Quarters, do you even know what that was?

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Sorry. I didn’t realize that seniority gave you a license to say foolish and stupid things. I’ll keep that in mind from now on when reading your comments.

spiritof61 on February 25, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Fools,

The people of michigan wishes every american would say “I own four cars from detroit”. are you so dumb that is not obvious to you?

Jailbreak on February 25, 2012 at 10:38 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I used to listen to Rush but now I find him impossible to listen to. He is the one man who uses the word “I “ more than Obama. After his decimation of Mitch Daniels before the man even got into the race it became clear his agenda. How many here remember Newt made Rush an honorary member of the House back in ‘94?

tbrickert on February 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Here’s a perfect example of Romney’s out of touchness with the real world. I live in Michigan where the trees are ravaged by Dutch Elm Disease and the roads are the worst in the nation. These are huge problems the citizenry have been battling for years.
Yet Michigan’s “favorite son” seems completely oblivious to our plight. ariel on February 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

As a Michigander, thanks for providing a clue for others to chew on.
If Mittens likes big trees and good roads, he should move to Northern California and run for Governor. He’d fit right in with all the other liberals.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Tired of you newbies rushing over here to repeat whatever you here on a.m. radio. I’ve been around since Captain’s Quarters, do you even know what that was?

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM

LOL Been around a long time. Your hatred of Palin is irrational.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Reading through this thread there seems to be a sort of arrogance by some who seem to have an “I’m smarter than you because I don’t buy American cars” vibe to their posts.

Please. I’ve owned both foreign and domestic. Now, I only own domestic by choice ranging from 1997 to 2009 and I’m quite happy with my four cars.

Some people just love to think they are smarter than the rest of us. Kinda like a president I know.

jazzmo on February 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Emperor Norton on February 25, 2012 at 10:18 AM

This guy aint too bright sometimes.

KeninCT on February 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Hey, do not insult Norton.

galtani on February 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM

LOL Been around a long time. Your hatred of Palin is irrational.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I have a thing against Obama supporters I know. How do you feel about them?

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM

The women will be dripping with diamonds and expensive jewelry, shoes and gowns.

Fallon on February 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM

What is sadder than that the Americans will worship them is that these people film themselves giving themselves awards. It’s so sad.

kunegetikos on February 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I’m not making my money doing my best to get Barack Obama re-elected, like half-Governor Palin is.

And if she doesn’t realize that, she’s as dim as people say she is.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:25 AM

A more contemptible statement than this can scarcely be conceived. And it’s off-topic, too.

spiritof61 on February 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Well, he may be “nodonkey”, but he’s still an “ass”. This is what I’ve come to expect from most Romney supporters. Oddly enough, there’s not a whole lot of difference between their tactics and those employed by Obama supporters. They can’t win on the substance, so they quickly change the subject and launch their ad hominem attacks; anything in order to distract from the weakness of their candidate.

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I used to listen to Rush but now I find him impossible to listen to. He is the one man who uses the word “I “ more than Obama. After his decimation of Mitch Daniels before the man even got into the race it became clear his agenda. How many here remember Newt made Rush an honorary member of the House back in ‘94?

tbrickert on February 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Talk about a guy who’s rich beyond his wildest dreams and great, he earned it.

But everything he does is helping Obama, because he’s too gutless to go against his audience who is delusional enough to think we can elect a Gingrich or Santorum. And that somehow they’re more “conservative” than Romney.

What does Rush care? He can live anywhere in the world and take his kittens and concubines with him.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:51 AM

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

That’s pretty creative, Flying Fairy School.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:51 AM

He is trying hard to hold on to his audience.
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-05-23/entertainment/30096092_1_imus-limbaugh-premiere-radio-networks

tbrickert on February 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

DRUDGE REPORTING ROMNEY ADDRESSES SELLOUT CROWD IN DETROIT.

…….or something like it in 5….4….3….

PappyD61 on February 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

They can’t win on the substance, so they quickly change the subject and launch their ad hominem attacks; anything in order to distract from the weakness of their candidate.

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

That’s pretty creative, Flying Fairy School.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Thank you for proving my point!

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM

tbrickert on February 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

More people are getting tired of Limbaugh’s schtick.

Many of us have grown up and don’t need him anymore. If you’ve listened to him enough, you know what he’s going to say before he says it anyway.

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

No way there were 1200 people at that event. 200 tops in that photo. Empty seats in the front row.

james23 on February 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

As a Michigander, thanks for providing a clue for others to chew on.
If Mittens likes big trees and good roads, he should move to Northern California and run for Governor. He’d fit right in with all the other liberals.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 25, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Perhaps, but I really believe Romney is most comfortable in Boston with Harvard and Beacon Hill.

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Pandering to the fools who are more concerned with sticking a finger in the eye of the phantom “establishment” so much, they want four more years of Barack Obama…

NoDonkey on February 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM

There’s some truth to that. Beck, Rush and Levin are unbearable right now. Wall to wall Santorum. Hannity a little less so. I can’t listen to any of them at this time. I’d like the words “core”, “establishment” and “fundamental” banned from the language.

jan3 on February 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

4 cars? An outrage. How can Romney ever relate to the rest of us? Now if he were sucking on a brew at the same time he was driving around in an F-150 pick ‘em up, hell yeah, he’d be a good ole boy. Then we’d defend his right to own 4 cars. But anybody that doesn’t drink and cuss just has to be a fake. How’s he going to host those all-important beer summits?

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

NoDonkey on February 25, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Judging by the audience romneycare got in the Detroit superbowl yesterday, something tells me head to head Gov. palin would kick romneycare’s azz. That’s even spoting the socialist a $100 million dollar negative ad buy.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Judging by the audience romneycare got in the Detroit superbowl yesterday, something tells me head to head Gov. palin would kick romneycare’s azz. That’s even spoting the socialist a $100 million dollar negative ad buy.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

It was an invited group of people and not open to the public.

jan3 on February 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM

God bless. May everyone become wealthy enough to buy 4 cars. Buy 4 more, Mitt. It’s good for the economy.

Philly on February 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Willard has nothing in common with the middle class
 
liberal4life on February 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM

 
Interestingly enough, in this non-story he’s not a 1%er but a ~20-35%er, just like me:
 

According to a February study by Experian Automotive, which specializes in collecting and analyzing automotive data, Americans own an average of 2.28 vehicles per household, and more than 35 percent of households own three or more cars.

 
I know it doesn’t matter to you, but those playing along at home should have some exposure to true and actual numbers.

rogerb on February 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Pandering to the fools who are more concerned with sticking a finger in the eye of the phantom “establishment” so much, they want four more years of Barack Obama…

NoDonkey on February 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM
There’s some truth to that. Beck, Rush and Levin are unbearable right now. Wall to wall Santorum. Hannity a little less so. I can’t listen to any of them at this time. I’d like the words “core”, “establishment” and “fundamental” banned from the language.

jan3 on February 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

“Conservativism works every time it’s tried” like for instance presidential elections…
Last 50 years: RINO GOP Presidents: 3, TrueCon Presidents: 1 (and today even he wouldn’t be forgiven by the TruCons for doing what he had to do in California)

Personally, I’d rather take on the rich-guy class envy argument this fall – that’s the argument I want.

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

“You’re not going to talk people out of class resentment. It is what it is. Accept it as a political fact of life and deal.”

Even class resentment is highly selective. Most American politicians are rich. Most liberal politicans are rich. Most Dem Senators are filthy rich, and never worked a day in the real economy.

Many American families have two cars. So Romney has four. Boo-friggin-hoo.

I for one am thoroughly sick of the “conservative base” playing into the Democrats hands every damn election. And I´m thoroughly sick of conservatives being afraid of their own shadow.

The fact that Romney has been capable of earning money outside of government is a huge plus. End of story.

el gordo on February 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

And yes, the labor-loving Obamite class warriors are stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds them when they turn this into an attack on Romney’s wealth.

He didn’t have to buy American. They should thank him for his help in keeping those assembly lines moving.

Philly on February 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Judging by the audience romneycare got in the Detroit superbowl yesterday, something tells me head to head Gov. palin would kick romneycare’s azz. That’s even spoting the socialist a $100 million dollar negative ad buy.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Yea, that’s why 70% of Republicans did not want her to run.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/02/fox-news-poll-71-of-republicans-dont-want-palin-to-run/

tbrickert on February 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Personally, I’d rather take on the rich-guy class envy argument this fall – that’s the argument I want.

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Exactly.

Priscilla on February 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I for one am thoroughly sick of the “conservative base” playing into the Democrats hands every damn election. And I´m thoroughly sick of conservatives being afraid of their own shadow.

We saw something very similar in 2008 with the evangelicals falling for Huckabee’s tru-Christian pilot TV program and the “in your face, I’m for Newt” crowd going for tough-guy Fred Thompson. They didled around for months stroking their revolution-fantasies and then at the last minute, they rushed in to support Romney to try and stop McCain and demonstratred how lame and ineffectual they really are.

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Judging by the audience romneycare got in the Detroit superbowl yesterday, something tells me head to head Gov. palin would kick romneycare’s azz. That’s even spoting the socialist a $100 million dollar negative ad buy.

Danielvito on February 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Yea, that’s why 70% of Republicans did not want her to run.

tbrickert on February 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Why were we never asked how many didn’t want ROMNEY to run? Seem to me about 75% would be happy if he dropped out right now.

And yeah, the photo of that “massive” rally in the football stadium with about 50 people in attendance is hilarious.

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Beck, Rush and Levin are unbearable right now. Wall to wall Santorum. Hannity a little less so.

jan3 on February 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I don’t listen to Rush or Levin, but recently I’ve been listening to Beck and Hannity. Beck completely lost me this week when he started bashing Romney’s new tax plan because he proposes to eliminate the charitable-contribution deduction for those making over $1M. In contrast, Beck was in favor of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan (which similarly would eliminate all deductions, including for charitable contributions). I believe that Beck similarly expressed support for Rick Perry’s flat-tax proposal. So, there’s more than a little hypocrisy by Beck there.

And Hannity has been pushing Santorum, too. It seems he’s been on Hannity’s radio and/or TV show nearly every other day. And, when Romney recently appeared on Hannity’s TV show, Hannity clearly was taking up for Santorum.

I’m done with those two jokers.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The fact that Romney has been capable of earning money outside of government is a huge plus. End of story.

el gordo on February 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

End of story? Not so fast!

Kind of depends on how he earned that money doesn’t it? So is it okay to lie, cheat, and steal in order to make your fortune as long as it is done “outside of government”? Some of Bain Capital’s business dealings have been monstrously unethical, but that’s okay, because its been done “outside of government”? Thanks for clearing that up for me.

I guess it really doesn’t matter how you make your money, as long as you make a lot of it. Then when honest people complain, you can always accuse them “class envy”.

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I don’t listen to Rush or Levin, but recently I’ve been listening to Beck and Hannity. Beck completely lost me this week when he started bashing Romney’s new tax plan because he proposes to eliminate the charitable-contribution deduction for those making over $1M.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

You mean someone dares to criticize Romney’s class-warfare shtick? You complain about this after all those ‘bot crocodile tears over class warfare for the past 2 months?

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Some of Bain Capital’s business dealings have been monstrously unethical, but that’s okay, because its been done “outside of government”?

So says the DNC talking points. I’ll bet he didn’t pay his “fair share” either.

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

You mean someone dares to criticize Romney’s class-warfare shtick? You complain about this after all those ‘bot crocodile tears over class warfare for the past 2 months?

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

No. It’s Beck’s hypocrisy that bothers me. If he’d taken the same stance with respect to Cain’s or Perry’s tax proposals, I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

So says the DNC talking points. I’ll bet he didn’t pay his “fair share” either.

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Repeating DNC talking points about Santorum (or Palin, for that matter, in the past) seems to be pretty cool, though. Choke on it.

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

No. It’s Beck’s hypocrisy that bothers me. If he’d taken the same stance with respect to Cain’s or Perry’s tax proposals, I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

No, it’s the realization that all Romney is doing is pandering. He’s trying to head off being characterized as a 1%er during the general election campaign. Sorry, it’s a little too transparent. Romney is nothing more than a weathervane who can’t be relied upon from a conservative point of view.

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Where do you live that an Audi costs 80,000 dollars?

The one that Tricky Ricky drives, Audi A6, is somewhere between $55-$60,000. Still much more than either of Ann Romney’s Caddies. And a foreign car to boot. However, Audis can cost as much as $123,000. Santorum preaches about bringing manufacturing back to America. He is such a hypocrite.

An Audi A8 runs from 80K to $134K MSRP. Base on an A6 is in the 50s. Great cars.

Philly on February 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Some of Bain Capital’s business dealings have been monstrously unethical, but that’s okay, because its been done “outside of government”?

So says the DNC talking points. I’ll bet he didn’t pay his “fair share” either.

rhombus on February 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Nice try at misdirection. The fact that the Dems will exploit Romney’s unethical business practices does not render those practices any less unethical.

Care for another whack at it?

ariel on February 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

No, it’s the realization that all Romney is doing is pandering. He’s trying to head off being characterized as a 1%er during the general election campaign.

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I told you why it bothers me. Your saying otherwise doesn’t make it so.

I disagree that Romney is “trying to head off being characterized as a 1%er.” There’s nothing he can do to change that reality.

What he’s trying to do (I believe) is provide an alternative to the so-called Buffett Rule. I don’t necessarily agree with it — I’d prefer doing away with all tax deductions — but I understand where he’s coming from.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I told you why it bothers me. Your saying otherwise doesn’t make it so.

Equating Cain’s and Perry’s tax proposals with Romney’s is disingenuous at best. You’re upset that the conservative media aren’t in lockstep for your guy. Get used to it. They will never be.

I disagree that Romney is “trying to head off being characterized as a 1%er.” There’s nothing he can do to change that reality.

What he’s trying to do (I believe) is provide an alternative to the so-called Buffett Rule. I don’t necessarily agree with it — I’d prefer doing away with all tax deductions — but I understand where he’s coming from.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Oh, come off it. We saw the dynamic at work within one 24-hour period with “we’re not concerned about the very poor” followed by indexed increases to the minimum wage. Bald-faced pandering. It’s all Romney does and all he will do, although the ‘bots are going to discover that NO GOP candidate will ever ever EVER be able to out-pander or out-promise a Democrat. Ever.

ddrintn on February 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I have the same argument with myself:

Love your writing.

Rywall actually makes a good point. It’s not as though anyone running for president is poor. Doesn’t mean Obama will fail to make this an issue, but it should mean that. Maybe Romney’s team will make a few Marie Antoinette videos to neutralize this one. The Obamas haven’t been shy about partying on taxpayer dime.

Esthier on February 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Equating Cain’s and Perry’s tax proposals with Romney’s is disingenuous at best. You’re upset that the conservative media aren’t in lockstep for your guy.

Beck was decrying Romney’s tax proposal because of the charitable-contributions deduction. Cain’s and Perry’s also would do away with that deduction. There’s nothing disingenuous in pointing that out.

And I don’t want the conservative media to be in lockstep for anyone. Whether it’s “my guy” or someone else’s guy. I just expected a little more honesty from them.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

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