Videos: Romney on the attack after Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark

posted at 8:01 pm on July 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Mitt Romney delivered an impressive rebuttal to Barack Obama’s ill-considered remarks in a Roanoke, Virginia speech on small business owners this past Sunday.  In a dramatic change of subject, Romney blasted Obama for suggesting that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, and (with a chuckle) that Papa John didn’t build his pizzeria powerhouse.  Calling Obama’s remarks “both startling and revealing,” Romney’s rhetoric peaked when he argued that the American economy hasn’t seen success because Obama has spent the last three yearsattacking success.  This is the meat of Romney’s remarks:

The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong. [Applause]

And by the way, the President’s logic doesn’t just extend to the entrepreneurs that start a barber shop or a taxi operation or an oil field service business like this and a gas service business like this, it also extends to everybody in America that wants to lift themself up a little further, that goes back to school to get a degree and see if they can get a little better job, to somebody who wants to get some new skills and get a little higher income, to somebody who have, may have dropped out that decides to get back in school and go for it. People who reach to try and lift themself up. The President would say, well you didn’t do that. You couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. You couldn’t have gone to school without teachers. So you didn’t, you are not responsible for that success. President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that. [Applause]

I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think anyone could have said what he said who had actually started a business or been in a business. And my own view is that what the President said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a President of the United States.  It goes to something that I have spoken about from the beginning of the campaign.  That this election is, to a great degree, about the soul ofAmerica. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future?

This is just about pitch perfect. In the midst of all these attacks on Bain Capital and private equity, conservatives have urged Romney to start fighting back with full-throated defenses of capitalism and private property. Obama’s weird statement gave Romney the perfect opening, and Romney did not let it go to waste. He also correctly diagnosed why Obama made that argument and why Obama’s prescription is exactly what we don’t need in the next four years, which he addresses in the part of the speech that immediately follows this excerpt.

Here’s the full speech, courtesy of The Right Scoop, along with the transcript below:

Thank you. Thank you so much. Boy, Pennsylvania knows how to welcome somebody, I’ll tell you that. You guys. You know it is that enthusiasm and that optimism that I am convinced is going to drive America to an economic rebound, is going to create jobs, a brighter future for our kids. I am not someone who is looking to America to decline, I am looking to America to take off and it’s going to happen with new leadership. But we’re going to have to take a very different direction than thiscountry has been on in the last three and half years if we’re going to see the kind of bright future we’d like to see for ourselves, for our friends and neighbors, and for our children. Because the President came into office and recognized things were in trouble and he went on The Today Show after being inaugurated and he said “look if I can’t turn around the economy in three years, I’d be looking at a one-term proposition.” Well, he’s right. Now I think he’s got the message that there are 23 million Americans that are out of work, or that have stopped looking for work, or can only get part time jobs. I think he has heard that about half of thisyears college graduates can’t find work or find work that’s consistent withtheir college degree. I think he’s heard the message that the median income in America has dropped by 10% in the last four years. I think he’s seen the record number of foreclosures and so he has to recognize his policies have failed to get America working again. And my guess is that he wonders why that is and I have the answer for him: liberal policies don’t make good jobs. [Applause]

You look at them one by one. Everybody knows that our healthcare system has all sorts of problems and things that need to be corrected, most important of which, or one of the most important is it’s very expensive, health insurance is extraordinarily expensive. There are a lot of things that need to be done to improve healthcare but Obamacare is not the answer. We’ve got to replace it and get rid of it. [Applause] He has other policies that haven’t helped create jobs. Obamacare, you know, I hope you know the Obamacare, by the way, I hope you know the numbers on that and the impact it’s had on job creation. The Chamber of Commerce went out to their members and surveyed them and said what’s been the impact of Obamacare and three quarters, three quarters said they are less likely to hire people because of Obamacare. You see, his policies did not help create jobs, they depressed job creation andthat’s why we’re still struggling with so many people out of work. And by the way, let me just note, this number, 8.2% unemployment, we have gone 41 months with unemployment above 8%. And why’s that number, why do we keep ontalking about 8%? Because that’s the bogey the President himself set. He said look if we let him borrow $787 billion in his first year, which Congress let him do, that he would hold unemployment below 8%, and it has not been below 8% since. And that’s a number but it represents real people, people facing some real tough times, people out of work, and stopped looking for work, as I said, but also people who are actually working in jobs, a lot of them facing tough times. A lot of people employed wonder whether they’re going to be able to afford retirement. There are a number of folks who, I don’t know whether you read the story over the weekend, there was a story in The New York Times, which described a couple of women that are working in a day care center, one of whom is a single mom. She has three kids. One full-time job, three kids does not make a real comfortable life. She’s had tougher and tougher times. Being middle class in America is getting tougher and tougher and a lot of people in the middle class have fallen into poverty. This President’s economy is not working for the American people, even for those that are employed. [Applause]

So I mentioned Obamacare as something that kills iobs. There’s another one. When you increase the number of regulations at a rate three times that of his predecessor, with a bill likeDodd-Frank that makes it harder for small banks to grow and thrive and makeloans, you don’t add jobs. When you have energy policies that say no to fracking and no to drilling offshore and no to drilling in Alaska, no to taking advantage of our resources here, when you say no to coal, when you put in place regulations that don’t allow coal to be able to be mined or to be used, these things kill jobs and that’s got to stop.

There’s, there’s something else that’s got to stop and I believe you know about this but you know the history of our country is a country where individuals with their dreams go out and begin an enterprise like this one here that Joe and his colleagues built, and they go out and talk to friends and family and say “would you loan us the money to start the business” and people scrape together the cash and build, or buy a building like they bought this one here and get started in business, sometimes successfully, sometimes not, that’s sort of how we have done it in this country. And that’s very different than the way they’ve done it in other countries, where the government comes in, and based on who you know in government, whose a friend in government, you get money from them, you get tax payer dollars. That’s happening in this country today. I am ashamed to say that we’re seeing our President hand out money to the businesses of campaign contributors, when he gave money, $500 million in loans to a company called Fisker that makes high-end electric cars, and they make the cars now in Finland. That is wrong and it’s got to stop. That kind of cronycapitalism does not create jobs and it does not create jobs here. I believe in free people and free markets and I want government to get out ofinvesting in individual businesses. [Applause]

So, so the President’s looking around for someone to blame, and recently, I became the reason for all our problems here. I was as surprised, my family and me, but he’s always looking for someone out there: ATM machines, tsunamis, China, Europe. I mean it’s always something, Congress. We won’t forget, by the way, that Congress was in his party for two years with a super majority. He takes responsibility for what happened while he was President and he had his Congress. But so he’s looking around, he can’tfind someone to blame effectively. He’s out of ideas. He’s got no new ideas for getting the economy going. He’s got no one new to blame. He’s out of touch with what’s happening in the country and that’s why in November we are going to put him out of office. [Applause]

You know, thank you, you know something happened, something happened on Friday. President Obama exposed what he really thinks about free people and the American vision, and government, what he really thinks about America itself. He probably wants to understand why hispolicies failed. If you want to understand why his policies have failed, why what he has done has not created jobs, or rising incomes in America, you can look at what he said. And what he said was this, I quote, and he was speaking about businesses like this one, small businesses, big businesses, mid-sized businesses, mining businesses, manufacturing service businesses of all kinds. He said this: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen.” That somebody else is government in his view. He goes on to describe the people who deserve the credit for building this business. And, of course, he describes people who we care very deeply about, who make a difference in our lives, our schoolteachers, fire fighters, people who build roads. We need those things, we value schoolteachers, fire fighters, people who build roads, you really couldn’t have a business if you didn’t have those things. But, you know, we pay for those things. The taxpayers pay for government. It’s not like government just provides those to all of us and we say oh thank you government for doing those things. In fact we pay for them and we benefit from them and we appreciate the work that they do and the sacrifices that are done by people who work in government. But they did not build this business.

The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong. [Applause] And by the way, the President’s logic doesn’t just extend to the entrepreneurs that start a barber shop or a taxi operation or an oil field service business like this and a gas service business like this, it also extends to everybody in America that wants to lift themself up a little further, that goes back to school to get a degree and see if they can get a little better job, to somebody who wants to get some new skills and get a little higher income, to somebody who have, may have dropped out that decides to get back in school and go for it. People who reach to try and lift themself up. The President would say, well you didn’t do that. You couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. You couldn’t have gone to school without teachers. So you didn’t, you are not responsible for that success. President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that. [Applause]I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think anyone could have said what he said who had actually started a business or been in a business. And my own view is that what the President said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a President of the United States. It goes to something that I have spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is, to a great degree, about the soul ofAmerica. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future? [Applause]

You understand, of course, what’s going on. What he is saying is his justification for raising taxes higher and higher, because government needs more. What he is saying is his justification for Obamacare, which says that we need 2,300 pages of legislation to have government more intrusive in your life. What he is saying is his justification for a larger and larger government. This is very different, by the way, than the Democratic Party of Bill Clinton that said that the era of big-government was over, that reformed welfare. You heard that story by the way, he is trying to take work out of welfare requirement. It is changing the nature ofAmerica, changing the nature of what the Democrats have fought for, and Republicans have fought for. In the past, people of both parties understood that encouraging achievement, encouraging success, encouraging people to lift themselves as high as they can, encouraging entrepreneurs, celebrating success instead of attacking it and denigrating, makes America strong. That’s the right course for this country. His course isextraordinarily foreign. [Applause]

Now, Joe, Joe got it right. Where did Joe go? He, there he is right here. Joe got it right. He said somethingabout what would happen if President Obama were reelected. And I don’t think that’s going to happen. But if he were reelected, I want you to know that what you’ve see for the last three and a half years, you’d be seeing for the next four and a half years. And what that means is: chronic high levels of unemployment, it means low wage growth to negative wage growth, declining median incomes in this country, and it means putting America on the door to fiscal calamity. We have seen what Obama’s political philosophy brings, and we don’t want any more of it. [Applause] I have a very different view than the President’s. You see, I happen to believe that the kid who studies hard and works hard and gets an ‘A,’ that he achieved that or she achieved that and I give them credit it for doing so. [Applause] I believed the person who worked hard and did a good job and got a promotion deserves credit for having achieved that. I believe that the young person who came up with a new idea that changed the world on the internet deserves credit for having done that. [Applause] And, by theway, I believe that Joe and people around him and all these businesses I met around the country that have grown and thrived, I believe that they and thepeople who work there, built those enterprises, it is their responsibility,their achievement, and they deserve credit for it. [Applause]

The President justifies taking more of what people earn by saying:“look it’s also our system of government that makes things possible for entrepreneurs and innovators and that’s true, but let’s stop and think about the government and what it tells us in its founding document, the Declaration of Independence. It does not say that the government gave us our rights; it said that God gave us our rights—they come with us, not with government. It said that among our rights given to us by God, by our creator, were life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our capacity to build and lift ourselves and reach for the stars is not thanks to a government that says “fine.” It is instead thanks to a God who loves us and gives us those rights and those opportunities. [Applause]

I’m convinced that President Obama’s efforts to denigrate and diminish success and individual achievement would diminish us all, and that’s one reason why he’s not going to get reelected. I’ll tell you this: I’m convinced he wants Americans to be ashamed of success. I want Americans to welcome it, to celebrate success, to encourage people to reach as high as they can and in some cases to build enterprises. I don’t want government to take credit for what the individuals of America accomplish. Whether they work in government or work in the private sector, it’s the people of America that make America the unique nation, the exceptional nation that it is. [Applause]

I believe that if you have a philosophy and an approach as a nation which celebrates risk-takers and celebrates achievement and says go out there and do whatever you can and welcomes dreamers from all over the world that that will make us more prosperous and create more jobs. We know what his philosophy brings. We’ve seen it the last three and a half years. We’ve seen the numbers. We’ve seen the suffering. His philosophy of big government, government intrusive in our lives, higher taxes keeps us from achieving what we can achieve. I’ve got five steps to get this economy going again, five things I’m going to do. And I want you to know those five things, if we do them—and I’ll do them—if we do them these things are going to cause a resurgence in America’s economy that’s going to surprise the world, is going to convince moms and dads that the future’s brighter for them and the future’s brighter for their kids. And I’ll tell you what those five things are:

Number one: I want to take advantage of our oil and our gas and our coal and our renewables and our nuclear. [Applause] Seems to me you agree with that point.

Let me mention another one, and that is one that this President has really not pursued, and that is trade. You see, we’re a highly productive nation. We make more goods and services per person than any other major nation in the world. And so it helps us to trade with other nations. By the way: China and Europe figured that out. Over the last four years, three and a half years rather, they’ve put together some forty-four different trade agreements with other nations to sell goodsback and forth because they know that helps them. Do you know how many this President has put in place? Zero. If I’m President, I want to open up new trade with places particularly in Latin America, right next door: a lot of people, a growing middle class, huge opportunity for us. That’s my number two is trade.

Number three: when you have a government that consistently borrows massively more than it takes in and you create larger and larger debt, as that debt gets so large relative to the size of the total economy, you slow down economic growth. Slow growth means fewer jobs. And that is why as President of the United States I will get America on track to have a balanced budget. [Applause] So number one energy, number two trade, number three a balanced budget—let me mention another one.

I want to make sure our people have the skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow. And I’m not going to thank government for giving them those skills I’m going to make sure the people have the opportunity to reach for those capabilities. I want people to have good training opportunities in the workplace and in our colleges and universities. I also want people to get the best schools in the world. We’re not providing our kids the education they need. I want more choice in education. I will put our kids first and our unions behind, give the kids the best schools in the world. [Applause]

And my fifth, in addition to skills and education, is this: I want to encourage economic freedom. Our economy is driven by free people pursuing their ideas and their dreams. It is not driven by government. And what the President’s doing is crushing economic freedom. This philosophy of his, least him saying we’re going to take the tax on investment from 15% to 25% so government’s bigger, I want people to be freer. That’s why, in my view, anybody making $250,000 a year and less should pay no taxes on capital gains, interest, or dividends at all. Be able to invest. [Applause] He’s crushing economic freedom, crushing economic freedom with taxes and an overwhelming regulatory burden, with high costs in healthcare, with labor rules that are not favorable to the employee or to the employer but only to the bosses of the unions. Look, we have to restore economic freedom in this country, and when we do those five things—energy, trade, balancing our budget, improving our schools giving people the skills they need, and restoring economic freedom in a major way—we do those things you’re going to see us come roaring back.

I have seen it in the people of America. I have witnessed it as I’ve gone across the campaign trail. I was in San Diego, and I met with a guy named Alex Lukianov, Russian immigrant. Came over here, had some backproblems, looked at how we do surgery and had some ideas about how to come up with something better. He had this idea of instead of operating by going in through the middle of your backbone he goes in through the side and he puts in a little device to fuse the backbone vertebrae—I’m getting complicated here… [Laughter] But the long story short is he starts a business, trains doctors in how to provide this surgery, sells them the device that they put in their back, and, by the way, now he has 1,300 employees working in that business and $900 million in revenues. [Applause] And Mr. President: Mr. Lukianov and the other founders and the workers there built that business. Government did not build that business. [Applause]

I met a guy named Jim Leotold, and Jim didn’t do real well in school: he graduated second from the bottom in his class in high school. And his dad said to him: either go into the military or to college. And college didn’t look like it was the right place for him and he wanted to do something different so he asked his dad if he could get a loan to start a business. He wanted to start a restaurant. He wanted to make hot dogs and hamburgers, I believe, and his dad gave him a loan, but when he got the money he realized: there’s not enough money here to actually start a restaurant that has the cooking grills for hot dogs and hamburgers and the big hoods that vent the smoke and so-forth so all he could do with the money he had was to makesandwiches. So he went into a garage, made sandwiches, and he delivered the sandwiches to people at work. Today, Jim Leotold—or, you know him better as Jimmy John—has 1,200 restaurants and employs tens of thousands of people. [Applause] And you see, I happen to believe that Jim Leotold, JimmyJohn, built that business with the help of people around him, his friends, the people who worked there in that enterprise. I do not give government credit for having built that, I give free people credit for having built that business. [Applause]

And so I see that entrepreneurial spirit and that innovativeness of the American people and our willingness to work hard in whatever role we have and to lift and to improve our lot and to improve the lot of the enterprises we work in—I see that as driving this economy to be the most powerful in the history of the Earth. It has already; it will again. The coursewe’re on right now is foreign to us. It changes America. This is a vote for what kind of America we’re going to have, and for me I vote for freedom and free people. [Applause]

Let me just end with this thought: this is an important choice. This is a defining choice. This is a choice about what America’s going to be. Not just for the next few years but for a century. This is a choice which will determine what kind of future our kids are going to have. And, in fact, it also determines what kind of future the world’s going to have. America plays an unusual role in the world—I think we understand that. Some in some circles tend to brush that aside. But those that have fought in world wars and other conflicts recognize the greatness of America and our unique role in the history of the earth. [Applause]

We call them heroes. I want to express appreciation to heroes proved in liberating strife who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life. Could our veterans please raise their hands and members of the active duty armed services? Thank you. [Applause]

I was in Great Britain some months ago and met with Tony Blair andthen with David Cameron and with other leaders of the government there, and one said this to me: he said, you know Mitt if you’re lucky enough to be elected President of the United States and you travel around from country to country and to their capitals, you will undoubtedly have rehearsed for you all the things they think America is doing wrong. But please don’t ever forget this: the one thing we all fear the most is a weak America. American strength, strength in our values, strength in our homes, strength in our economy, strength in our military is essential to the world it is the best ally for peace. [Applause]

And let me assure you that dividing America and attacking success and minimizing the achievement and accomplishment of entrepreneurs of all kinds—that does not make a stronger America. Believing in America mean believing in those principles upon which this nation was founded. And I do. I will keep those principles aloft. We will fight for them. We will keep America the hope of the earth. Together we will bring back the strength that provides a bright future for us and for our children. Thank you so very much. [Applause]

 

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Uppereastside on July 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM

A poor workman blames his tools for shoddy work.

massrighty on July 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

A+

Expect lowereastside to blame his shoddy work on War Criminal Dick Cheney next.

Del Dolemonte on July 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

So how come the Bush tax cuts suddenly stopped creating jobs and stopped lowering the unemployment rate when Obama got elected?

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Member what happened in 2006 nimrod?

tom daschle concerned on July 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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ha ha ha ha you’re such an amazing partisan tool

better laminate all those romney 8x10s

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

No…but it is the new Liberal..

Obama defined the position last weekend…
And Upper concurs..

Without Upper….I couldn’t have created my home business..

Thanks Upper…

Electrongod on July 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Indeed..why without government Thomas Edison would never have figured out that whole light bulb thing either I am sure.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

danny garcia, romney hack(mccain flunky), interview with msnbc tamron hall, speaking about the “affordable care act” not obamacare mind you. but ACT. WTF! and you guys seriously think this guy wants to win?

renalin on July 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

test

daveyandgoliath on July 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I don’t care whether Obama or Mut got an A or F in Chemistry. I do care if they are evading taxes which ultimately causes my taxes to go up.
Uppereastside on July 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Obama is too stupid for chemistry. I’m thinking more along the lines of black studies and art history.

Second, you’re lying. Your president’s Treasury Secretary is a tax cheat and you couldn’t give a damn.

The Count on July 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

ha ha ha ha you’re such an amazing partisan tool

better laminate all those romney 8x10s

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

A Canadian commenting on partisan politics?

You twaggots have a parliamentary system right?

God you are hilarious!

tom daschle concerned on July 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

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It’s the first one for crying out loud. This thread is not about taxes. This Uppereastside douche has threadjacked the entire thing.

taternuggets on July 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Poor Mit right? Stop the f$xking whining will ya? Then again it’s not Mut’s fault. He is used to servants and bodyguards fighting his battles for him on the playground.

Uppereastside on July 17, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Awwww, already nervous about the impending post-convention fire-bombing that the Romney campaign is going to unleash? I give you credit for being smart enough to see what’s coming. Maybe you Obama guys should donate more to your candidate?

What happened to all those highly-touted small-donors?… Oh, that’s right, it was all a media mirage to obscure the fact that most of his donations came from the wealthy Wall Street businessmen, the same ones he has spent the last two years demonizing. You don’t hate the influence of dirty 1-percenter money in politics, you just hate it when its not on your side.

Maybe you should put your money where your keyboard is and throw Obama some cash. Who knows, you might even win a threesome dinner with Sarah Jessica Parker and Anthony Weiner or something.

Lawdawg86 on July 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Just release the tax returns already! An out of context remark won’t stop independent minded people from asking why you are so scared to release your tax returns.

Uppereastside on July 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

LOL worthy stuff there mr. “independent” horseshit.

He should release his tax returns for the sake of transparency on the same day obamacommie releases all the school transcripts he’s hiding as well as the fast and furious documents where he’s telling all his underlings to lie like rugs.

Get all independently pissed about that, and I’ll give you a cookie, freak.

Wolfmoon on July 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Obama leads Romney 49-45 in new WMUR Granite State New Hampshire poll.

daveyandgoliath on July 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Thanks SO much for sharing that new poll, Skippy.

Your problem is that the previous WMUR Granite State New Hampshire poll had O’bama leading Romney by twice that number.

F-

Del Dolemonte on July 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

So how come the Bush tax cuts suddenly stopped creating jobs and stopped lowering the unemployment rate when Obama got elected?

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Because Democrats suck at creating a good business environment, particularly when they hold all branches of government like they did in 2009 and thru 2010.

They still hold the Presidency and Senate. This is why there is still no budget for the third year in a row.

This isn’t a mystery.

Good Lt on July 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

ha ha ha ha you’re such an amazing partisan tool

better laminate all those romney 8x10s

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I live in southern Indiana and I know{formerly} well paid coal miners who have lost their jobs as a direct result of Obama policies..they do not blame Romney…they don’t talk about Bush…they blame Obama and the EPA and the idiot liberals who are going out of their way to destroy the industry that these men depend upon for their livelihood..and there are millions of other people just like them in this country. People who have lost jobs and had their hours cut back..people who can not pay their bills and all we hear from Obama is blame blame blame…whine whine whine.

So maybe you should do some laminating of your own.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM


You twaggots have a parliamentary system right?

We also have a majority conservative government and balanced budgets, a combination the U.S. has not enjoyed since the 19th century.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I don’t think anyone is trying to spin anything. You are being told to go screw yourself, no more tax returns are being released. If you don’t like that, you could always move to another country….Oh wait!

Night Owl on July 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

What you don’t acknowledge is that the top 1% reports far less income that it earns through various accounting tactics, which greatly skews the income to tax ratio. Also, the top 1% controls about 1/3 of this nation’s wealth (including property assets).

bayam on July 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

What you fail to comprehend is the difference between wealth and tax. The Sixteenth Amendment authorises a tax on INCOME, not wealth.

There are four (now 5, apparently) taxes permitted in the constitution:

1. Apportioned capitation. Think of it as a country club or home owners assessment.

2. Excise, which requires an actual event, such as a sale or death. These must be uniform – no discounts for seniors, the disabled, affirmative action, etc.

3. Income. Taxed on actual income, not paper profits or undistributed profits. See cases like Eisner v. Macomber, 252 U.S. 189 (1920).

4. Imposts/Exposts: Tariffs and duties

5. The Roberts Tax: Under the Constitution, the Congress cannot force you to purchase anything under the General Welfare Clause, Necessary & Proper Clause, and/or General Welfare Clause, but, if CJ Roberts is in the right mind and his legal divining rod so finds, a “tax” that was once a “tax,” but became a “bill.”

Yes, I was only a bill and I was sitting there on Capitol Hill when the “tax” suddenly became a “penalty” and place in the Title unrelated to the issue of raising revenue.

Yes, I was only a bill. Where I’ll waited in a line with a lot of other bills for the Messiah to sign and, knowing that once Ben took his Kickback and Mary form Louisiana was Purchased, he would sign and that would make me a law.

Well, it was a long, long journey from the capital city to the White House to trial, appellate and then to the Philosophers in the Temple.
It was a long, long wait while they argued and debated, especially, after learning that they were going to kill me after the initial committee.
But, I knew I would be a law someday because only the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse could strike down a forest full of trees.

How I hope and pray that Roberts will,
Using his legal divining rod, rewrite the law
Claiming that he looked into their hearts and knew what he saw
That a penalty was really a tax and fits the bill.
That’s all.

We do NOT tax WEALTH in the United States. Most countries do not. The last time that I looked, there are only 4 countries left in Europe that do and those are being phased away.

Again, I ask that you take a look at this graph:

http://brainshavings.com/assets_c/2011/04/middle-class-tax-target-thumb-300×367-712.jpg

BTW: If you seized everything owned by the 400 wealthiest Americans, you still couldn’t pay for Social Security and Medicare for one year.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

So how come the Bush tax cuts suddenly stopped creating jobs and stopped lowering the unemployment rate when Obama got elected?

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Well for one thing the idiot health care law has already saddled Americans with additional taxes and businesses with additional costs…then of course there are other regulations that have made growth that much more difficult…

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

This is the best day for Romney since his Solyndra attack.

Very well done Mitt, keep it up and stay on the attack!!

LevinFan on July 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

gloomyanddoomy on July 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Yeah, yeah, another poll of “adults” that hilariously oversamples D’s. You’ve been singing that song for quite awhile now.

Benedict Nelson on July 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Somebody thank Axeltroll Gumby/pokey for me. I’ve been waiting all DAY for that WBUM Granite State poll result!

Right Mover on July 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM


You are being told to go screw yourself, no more tax returns are being released.

Yes, that is Romney’s message to the American people on this and so many other issues. That was certainly his message to the conservative movement. We’ll see how well it plays out.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

danny garcia, romney hack(mccain flunky), interview with msnbc tamron hall, speaking about the “affordable care act” not obamacare mind you. but ACT. WTF! and you guys seriously think this guy wants to win?

renalin on July 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Oh noes, some Romney supporter didn’t say ObamaCare!! Romney’s trying to lose!!! /

Look, just admit you’re here to do nothing but undermine and criticize Romney at every turn, OK? It’d make it a lot easier on everyone, and on you…you can save yourself the trouble of typing out one inane post after another.

changer1701 on July 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

We also have a majority conservative government and balanced budgets, a combination the U.S. has not enjoyed since the 19th century.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

So you are incredibly racist as well?

tom daschle concerned on July 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

ha ha ha ha you’re such an amazing partisan tool
better laminate all those romney 8x10s
Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Hahaha. A Canadian man’s little weiner syndrome against America. Like a cat chasing her tail.

Chuck Schick on July 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Yes, that is Romney’s message to the American people on this and so many other issues. That was certainly his message to the conservative movement. We’ll see how well it plays out.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Lie.

tom daschle concerned on July 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Dave Rywall on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Oh goody. Looks like the entire wack pack is out tonight – drywall, lower rentside, intheanal. Wonder if crr6 will be making a cameo.

The Count on July 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM


Very well done Mitt, keep it up and stay on the attack!!

Yes, too bad it’s failing to get any traction on the aggregetors that register the activity of the top political blogs, e.g. memeorandum.com. The noise about Romney’s “attacks” are all about some has-been named Sununu being forced to apologize, again, to Obama. This is true even on the right-wing blogs. Good one, Team Romney. Way to win the news cycle for your opponents. Way to represent for your party. (Does anyone suspect that Romney is a mole for Obama or something?)

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

My prayers are being answered…

… and that was a really good speech, especially compared to President pant load.

Seven Percent Solution on July 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Seven Percent Solution:May I suggest,Clinking and Praying,
in any order,at your liesure,er,des
cretion,haha,ahem!:)

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

What you don’t acknowledge is that the top 1% reports far less income that it earns through various accounting tactics, which greatly skews the income to tax ratio. Also, the top 1% controls about 1/3 of this nation’s wealth (including property assets).

bayam on July 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Oh please..after deductions the average American pays about 1.5% rate on their taxes..that top 1% you are talking about pays 24%..the whole concept of accounting tactics is not something that only the rich use.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM


So you are incredibly racist as well?

No, you’re thinking of the U.S. We have no history of slavery. We didn’t treat our First Nations peoples terribly well, however. But neither did the U.S.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Yes, too bad it’s failing to get any traction on the aggregetors that register the activity of the top political blogs, e.g. memeorandum.com. The noise about Romney’s “attacks” are all about some has-been named Sununu being forced to apologize, again, to Obama. This is true even on the right-wing blogs. Good one, Team Romney. Way to win the news cycle for your opponents. Way to represent for your party. (Does anyone suspect that Romney is a mole for Obama or something?)

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

hateful little thing aren’t you?

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

which ultimately causes my taxes to go up.

Uppereastside on July 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

So upperdunce doesn’t want his taxes to go up either he must be ready for TEA.

MontanaMmmm on July 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

hateful little thing aren’t you?

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Lots of those around these days…

changer1701 on July 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM


hateful little thing aren’t you?

Yes, I hate stupidity in all its forms, hence my problems with Team Romney. Oh, I don’t care about Romney’s fortunes, but if his disastrous non-performance begins to affect the electoral outcomes of senate or congressional races, then we are royally screwed.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

So which guy whose account that was recently killed kept this one as a backup? Libfree, lobotomy4life…? May forever be a mystery.

The Count on July 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

No, you’re thinking of the U.S. We have no history of slavery. We didn’t treat our First Nations peoples terribly well, however. But neither did the U.S.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Oh yes, a Canadian…well my dear the British, together with all those other enlightened Europeans introduced slavery to this hemisphere..and Canada, being part of the United Kingdom comes from the same people that those slave holders came from. In fact, the British actually ran blockades for the Confederacy. Doing everything they could to keep that cheap cotton going to the mills.

So, why are you here anyway? Why don’t you mind your own damn business?

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Wonder if crr6 will be making a cameo.

The Count on July 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Based on the current crop, crr6 would be a blessing…

massrighty on July 17, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Yes, I hate stupidity in all its forms, hence my problems with Team Romney. Oh, I don’t care about Romney’s fortunes, but if his disastrous non-performance begins to affect the electoral outcomes of senate or congressional races, then we are royally screwed.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

OBAMA IS A SAINT!

tom daschle concerned on July 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Funny that he’d cite the great entrepreneurs who support Obama and generally agree with the larger point Obama was trying to make.

bayam on July 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

What prevents these great entrepreneurs from writing a check to the government? When they start actually doing that, get back to me about what they think. So you think they would have been able to do what they’ve done in the communist utopia Obama wants to build? They spend millions of dollars to do the same thing every other American does, make sure they don’t pay a penny more than they have to.

Night Owl on July 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Yes, I hate stupidity in all its forms, hence my problems with Team Romney. Oh, I don’t care about Romney’s fortunes, but if his disastrous non-performance begins to affect the electoral outcomes of senate or congressional races, then we are royally screwed.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

What is this WE stuff?

Tell you what, if all those super smart liberals out there could figure out how to pass a balanced budget and cut unemployment they might not have to worry about Romney. But thus far they have been totally unable to manage that.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM


So which guy whose account that was recently killed kept this one as a backup? Libfree, lobotomy4life…? May forever be a mystery.

My own theory is that I am Willard Mitt Romney himself. This would be my cry for help in the form of a plea for the Republican base to save me from myself before I heap even more shame and humiliation on my country, my party, and my family, through the disastrous futility of my calamitous vanity campaign.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM

What is this WE stuff?

Oh, I was referring to the fortunes of Republicans down-ticket and I wrongly assumed you would be concerned too as I forgot that you’re a Romney supporter who only cares about Romney and not the party, not the conservative movement, not any one else but the person of Romney himself. Please forgive me.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Romney is Canadian? Riiiiiiigt!!!

Benedict Nelson on July 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM


So, why are you here anyway? Why don’t you mind your own damn business?

So welcoming. So gracious. You Romney supporters are so thoughtful and generous of spirit. It must really draw people to your candidate. /s

(I’m a U.S. citizen. Born in Hawaii. Vote in Pittsburgh, PA.)

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

No, you’re thinking of the U.S. We have no history of slavery. We didn’t treat our First Nations peoples terribly well, however. But neither did the U.S.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Keep looking over the fence.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM


Romney is Canadian? Riiiiiiigt!!!

I heard he was a Mexican. Or was that his father?

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

danny garcia, romney hack(mccain flunky), interview with msnbc tamron hall, speaking about the “affordable care act” not obamacare mind you. but ACT. WTF! and you guys seriously think this guy wants to win?

renalin on July 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Shall we call the WAAAMBULANCE for you?

wargamer6 on July 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

If Obama evaded taxes I will be on his a$$ like white on rice.

Uppereastside on July 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Friggin RACIST!

NOMOBO on July 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Good one, Team Romney. Way to win the news cycle for your opponents.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Behold, the instant-gratification generation. As if anyone is even listening to the news before September, Einstein. No, the purpose of the speech is to lay out his primary positions and mode of attack on the socialist regime. He will be repeating these points over and over and over and over and over and over and over again until November. And we, as conservatives and libertarians, like the points he’s making.

John the Libertarian on July 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Yes, that is Romney’s message to the American people on this and so many other issues. That was certainly his message to the conservative movement. We’ll see how well it plays out.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

LOL! I would hope you could tell that was my own message, in my own words. Did you listen to the speech, which is the topic of this post? I am not a huge Romney fan, but I don’t see what he could have done better in the speech except plant a few people in the audience to “faint” over his awsomeness. Sadly, the bar is very low this election, thanks to the moron we have as president now, and Romney cleared the bar very well today.

Night Owl on July 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Great speech! He hit every important point without being mean and snarky like Obama.

And the crowd was fired up!

Looks like a winner to me.

PattyJ on July 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM


And we, as conservatives and libertarians, like the points he’s making.

My problem is that I do not believe him. This is, after all, the same Romney who gave us a botched program of policy functionally identical to ObamaCare with its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges, and its mandates, which Romney once said were not a tax, but now claims are a tax, and by this I mean RomneyCare, a program which assumes on its face the efficacy of the coercive power of the state to support progressive goals like universal coverage, which was never a conservative or libertarian goal. Only Obama, to his credit, was never able to deliver a public option. Romney was. So of the 2 figures it is Romney who is the more progressive in terms of legislative accomplishment alone.

So you can go on liking what Romney says. It is what he has done that’s the problem.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Oh goody. Looks like the entire wack pack is out tonight – drywall, lower rentside, intheanal. Wonder if crr6 will be making a cameo.

The Count on July 17, 2012 at 10:28 PM

And all the lefty acolytes dispatched by Axelrod, Plouffe and the Punk-In-Chief’s brilliantly run campaign to spout predictable talking points aren’t going to change one mind about what an abject POS the CIC is.

Right Mover on July 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM

My problem is that I do not believe him. This is, after all, the same Romney who gave us a botched program of policy functionally identical to ObamaCare with its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges, and its mandates, which Romney once said were not a tax, but now claims are a tax, and by this I mean RomneyCare, a program which assumes on its face the efficacy of the coercive power of the state to support progressive goals like universal coverage, which was never a conservative or libertarian goal. Only Obama, to his credit, was never able to deliver a public option. Romney was. So of the 2 figures it is Romney who is the more progressive in terms of legislative accomplishment alone.

So you can go on liking what Romney says. It is what he has done that’s the problem.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Moby…fraud…busy body.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM

danny garcia, romney hack(mccain flunky), interview with msnbc tamron hall, speaking about the “affordable care act” not obamacare mind you. but ACT. WTF! and you guys seriously think this guy wants to win?

renalin on July 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

He wants to win a lot more than you do.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Just checked in with memeorandum.com which aggregates the top political stories based on their performance in the top political blogs of both left and right. The only mention of this allegedly powerful speech to appear anywhere is a post in the powerline blog titled Romney Knocks it Out of the Park.

Well, perhaps he did knock it out of the park. But if a Romney falls in the forest of media noise and no one hears his latest take on his own policies which could change at any moment based on whatever issue he has decided to cave on today, did he make a sound?

It’s a mystery.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I heard he was a Mexican. Or was that his father?

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Showing your ignorance yet again.

But then again, this is not your country so how can you be expected to understand how any of this works.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 11:05 PM


Moby…fraud…busy body.

Thank you for repeating my entire post in its entirety even though you only appended 3 words to it, 3 words without a verb so it’s not even a sentence. If I were to repeat my posts myself I would get banned or something so thank you for this odd tribute. Even so, I would prefer it if you just quoted the part you want to address to save bandwidth and stuff.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM

casuist..you are such an idiot..you really are…for one thing, there will be other speeches..for another thing most people are getting their news from TV and TV did talk about the speech. Most people do not even know or care what memeorandum is. Moron.

But this is my last post to you. Life is too short to waste any more of it on you.

Terrye on July 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM

My problem is that I do not believe him. This is, after all, the same Romney who gave us a botched program of policy functionally identical to ObamaCare with its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges, and its mandates, which Romney once said were not a tax, but now claims are a tax, and by this I mean RomneyCare, a program which assumes on its face the efficacy of the coercive power of the state to support progressive goals like universal coverage, which was never a conservative or libertarian goal. Only Obama, to his credit, was never able to deliver a public option. Romney was. So of the 2 figures it is Romney who is the more progressive in terms of legislative accomplishment alone.

So you can go on liking what Romney says. It is what he has done that’s the problem.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Your problem at this ste is that you’re obviously a MOBY acting like a Concern Troll on a Conservative site. You do see that, don’t you, Sport?

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM


But then again, this is not your country so how can you be expected to understand how any of this works.

Oh, yes, it was Romney’s father who was born in Mexico: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47608339/ns/politics/t/romneys-birth-certificate-evokes-his-fathers-controversy/#.UAYoq-G35oA

Didn’t he run for President? Was that legal at the time or something?

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Well, perhaps he did knock it out of the park. But if a Romney falls in the forest of media noise and no one hears his latest take on his own policies which could change at any moment based on whatever issue he has decided to cave on today, did he make a sound?

It’s a mystery.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

It’s a mystery to you that the media isn’t collectively crowing about a speech Romney gave trashing Obama?

You’re pretty damn stupid.

Chuck Schick on July 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Mitt Romney delivered an impressive rebuttal to Barack Obama’s ill-considered remarks in a Roanoke, Virginia speech on small business owners this past Sunday.

Why ever would you describe Obama’s jibe as “I’ll-considered”? I’ll bet he’s been itching to say this for years.

MTF on July 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Projection truly does seem to be a Liberal disease….

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM


Your problem at this ste is that you’re obviously a MOBY acting like a Concern Troll on a Conservative site. You do see that, don’t you, Sport?

You repeated my entire post again. Well, OK. You’re hired. Register yourself at Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk marketplace for work I will try to pay you for every time you do that. It won’t be much–posting things generally gets around US$00.10 to US$00.16–but I’m sure with all your other trolling it could add up. My employer ID is Custom Quality Blog Comments of Seattle under the name Obadiah Jones. Link to this site.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:13 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Add to that Deflection and Inversion. I was married to that once. Truly a specter from Hell. Just like Barrys reign of terror against any kind of business success…..

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:14 PM

No, you’re thinking of the U.S. We have no history of slavery. We didn’t treat our First Nations peoples terribly well, however. But neither did the U.S.
 
casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

 

I’m a U.S. citizen. Born in Hawaii. Vote in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

 
Be more careful.

rogerb on July 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM


It’s a mystery to you that the media isn’t collectively crowing about a speech Romney gave trashing Obama?

No, memeorandum.com registers the activity of the top political blogs whether right of left. It isn’t the media that’s blacking out Romney. It’s the partisans themselves, the very ones you would predict would be interested. How odd, wouldn’t you say? Not a great omen for the hapless candidate.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Check my last few. You must be getting $.03/quaoted post….LOL. Oh, a response would be appreciated, but I’m not expecting remotely resembling a coherent argument….

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM


Be more careful.

I always look both ways before I cross the street.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

My problem is that I do not believe him. This is, after all, the same Romney who gave us a botched program of policy functionally identical to ObamaCare …

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You just said that you are voting in Pennsylvania. Romney didn’t give you any program.

Gelsomina on July 17, 2012 at 11:18 PM

No, you’re thinking of the U.S. We have no history of slavery. We didn’t treat our First Nations peoples terribly well, however. But neither did the U.S.
 
casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

 

I’m a U.S. citizen. Born in Hawaii. Vote in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

 
Be more careful.

rogerb on July 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Rogerb strikes again! Good show.
I’m beginning to think casuist has a Kenyan father, a skank mother, and has dined on dog.
That mask, it’s a slipping.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM


Check my last few. You must be getting $.03/quaoted post….LOL.

Were I using a script to dynamically populate response windows through an API I might accept $US00.03.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Be more careful.

I always look both ways before I cross the street.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Don’t sweat it. Most people swerve away from steaming piles of dung.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Why? If you have an issue, you can join the ranks of those 85K who got SS Disability last month (which is more than the) 65K who actually got jobs….

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM


You just said that you are voting in Pennsylvania. Romney didn’t give you any program.

Oh, yes he did. His RomneyCare became the very model for ObamaCare. He screwed us all and in perpetuity unless we can elect enough conservative GOPers to congress or the Senate to reverse the damage that Romney-Obama have inflicted upon us.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM

rogerb on July 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Winnah by TKO!

batterup on July 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM


Don’t sweat it. Most people swerve away from steaming piles of dung.

Awe, the Romney partisans are all hurt and stuff. Sorry to rain on your parades, little ones. But we’re talking about Romney, after all. What good can you say about Romney?

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Really? Do tell how the Mass Healthcare Bill has impacted you in PA. Standing by……

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Don’t sweat it. Most people swerve away from steaming piles of dung.

Awe, the Romney partisans are all hurt and stuff. Sorry to rain on your parades, little ones. But we’re talking about Romney, after all. What good can you say about Romney?

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Okay. Vote for Obama. I’m sure you have tubes of slime next to your bed to use when you gush about Obama.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM


Really? Do tell how the Mass Healthcare Bill has impacted you in PA. Standing by……

It became the model for ObamaCare complete with all of Romney’s innovations of new rules, new taxes, exchanges, mandates etc. Hence RomneyCare has affected us all, and not in a good way.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM


Okay. Vote for Obama. I’m sure you have tubes of slime next to your bed to use when you gush about Obama.

Poor baby. Go have a good cry or something.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Oh, yes he did. His RomneyCare became the very model for ObamaCare. He screwed us all and in perpetuity unless we can elect enough conservative GOPers to congress or the Senate to reverse the damage that Romney-Obama have inflicted upon us.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Since you are a Canadian resident Obamacare doesn’t apply to you.

And didn’t you just say that “you” don’t have a history of slavery, unlike the Americans, and in the next comment you say that you are a US citizen?

Stop lying.

Gelsomina on July 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

You have a serious and sad misunderstanding of our Constitution and what it says about State vs. Federal powers. Standard fare for those on the Left who try to MOBY on Conservative sites. Good luck with THAT argument…..

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Okay. Vote for Obama. I’m sure you have tubes of slime next to your bed to use when you gush about Obama.

Poor baby. Go have a good cry or something.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Nah. Laughing at you is funnier. You know our trolls have a 25 IQ standard. I’m not sure you meet the mark.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM

This thread is not about taxes. This Uppereastside douche has threadjacked the entire thing.

taternuggets on July 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

…I tried to get people to ignore the Virginia in the beginning of the thread…but the feeding frenzy had already started!

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Oh, yes he did. His RomneyCare became the very model for ObamaCare. He screwed us all and in perpetuity unless we can elect enough conservative GOPers to congress or the Senate to reverse the damage that Romney-Obama have inflicted upon us.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Since you are a Canadian resident Obamacare doesn’t apply to you.

And didn’t you just say that “you” don’t have a history of slavery, unlike the Americans, and in the next comment you say that you are a US citizen?

Stop lying.

Gelsomina on July 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Oh, since it IS Canadian, it will be affected by obamacare. When he has to wait 19 weeks to see the doctor for its herpes meds, it can’t sneak over to the good old’ USA to see a doctor anymore.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I’m fairly certain we’ll see no more of the MOBY tonight, but will again many more times pre-election…..just a guesstimate…..

ManWithNoParty on July 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

No, you’re thinking of the U.S. We have no history of slavery. We didn’t treat our First Nations peoples terribly well, however. But neither did the U.S.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I’m a U.S. citizen. Born in Hawaii. Vote in Pittsburgh, PA.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Be more careful.

rogerb on July 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM

(:->) rogerb …another liberal lapse!
…they have short attention spans…that’s why they are…what they are!

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM

…you have a little tiny one…don’t you!
(:->)…we can always tell!

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM

More of this from Romney please, thanks.

Othniel on July 17, 2012 at 11:53 PM

POW! right to the kisser! great speech Mr. Romney, keep it up.

Mini-14 on July 17, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I missed commenting on this post — and now don’t have time available to go back and read previous comments (sorry) — but after listening to this Obama screed now several times, he is clearly SLURRING his words: “…unbebeeebbbable…” he says (“it’s unbebeeeeleeebabbble”).

Obama, still the Juicer he’s always been.

Lourdes on July 18, 2012 at 12:03 AM

But I quite respect Romney’s response to this Obama screed: it IS insulting to Americans, it IS an outrageously offensive if not alarming statement from anyone in government to make…

Romney needs to maintain and build upon this level of assertion where Obama’s outrageous jerkiness is concerned. Obama sounds like the street poofer he really is without his teleprompter-moments and what he’s expressing is truly antagonistic of an enemy-sort against our nation. It’s outrageous, it’s offensive, it’s antagonistic about our nation, what Obama has said (this time, as with many times in the past).

Lourdes on July 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I’m a U.S. citizen. Born in Hawaii.

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Trolls just gotta troll, it’s all they know. Glad to see no one took the bait yet.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 18, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Oh, yes, it was Romney’s father who was born in Mexico: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47608339/ns/politics/t/romneys-birth-certificate-evokes-his-fathers-controversy/#.UAYoq-G35oA

Didn’t he run for President? Was that legal at the time or something?

casuist on July 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Ron Paul is God.

PS, still waiting for you to provide us with credible proof via actual 2008 news reports that Romney gave McCain 23 years’ worth of his tax returns.

Z–

Del Dolemonte on July 18, 2012 at 1:05 AM

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