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#52 Sep 06 2012 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
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This is the family that went on trips driving the whole group (5 boys in the car and a dog in the roof carrier) in the family station wagon.


The idea that even idiot uniformed "independent voters" are buying that the Governor of Michigan's kid with his JD and MBA from Harvard paid for by daddy was struggling to get by stretches credulity a bit, doesn't it? Particularly given Romney's persona generally. W could get away with seeming like a regular guy, he had a common touch. A fake Texas accent, a real drinking problem, people could forget he want to Andover and was a Legacy at Yale. Romney probably could have gone to Harvard if he'd been born poor, he's smart and ambitious, but the reality is that because of who his father is he could also have gone to Harvard if he was dull and lazy.


You'd have a point if people didn't admire what they'd like their lives to be like, and not necessarily what they are. The Romney's represent the ideal family that most people want to be, and it's not even remotely about money. The things that people admire about the Romney's aren't things they wish they could do, if only they had the money to do them. They are the things they remember doing as kids with their parents and/or grandparents. There are a whole lot of people who were not rich but who piled the family into the station wagon to go camping, either at a cabin by a lake, or perhaps towing their own camper. That sort of imagery resonates with people a **** of a lot more than a guy who smoked and drank a lot and was a "cool dude" (or whatever direction they're going with Obama).

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He's got a sh*tty back story, you need to just accept it and move on. He's a rich kid who had every advantage who happens to be smart and genuinely talented at capitalism. He may have gotten to the same places being born to a poor mother in Hope, AK. He wasn't though. He was born to a rich family, daddy gave him the money to start Bain, etc. Pretending he pulled himself up by his magic underpants doesn't do you or him any good.


Strange. I thought he started working for Bain after graduating from Harvard and then later was chosen to run the spin off company Bain Capital. I'm sure you have some documentation that his father gave him the money to start up that company though. Because I thought the story from the left a couple weeks ago was that he got that investment money from El Salvadorian Death Squad leaders. Which is it?

Also, you do realize that aside from the Bain reference, you could just as easily be talking about Obama (except I suppose you'd have to replace "capitalism" with "public speaking")?

Edited, Sep 6th 2012 5:41pm by gbaji
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#53 Sep 06 2012 at 6:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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gbaji wrote:
The Romney's represent the ideal family that most people want to be, and it's not even remotely about money.
Two HAs up.
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#54 Sep 06 2012 at 6:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm sure you have some documentation that his father gave him the money to start up that company though. Because I thought the story from the left a couple weeks ago was that he got that investment money from El Salvadorian Death Squad leaders. Which is it?

Some-one's a bit naive about Romney's father...
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#55 Sep 06 2012 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Strange. I thought he started working for Bain after graduating from Harvard and then later was chosen to run the spin off company Bain Capital. I'm sure you have some documentation that his father gave him the money to start up that company though.


I don't. I got it wrong, sorry about that.
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If I ever have the chance to speak at a political convention, I'm going to wear a green tie. Just 'cause.


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Literally. #BidenDrinkingGame
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gbaji wrote:
I'm sure you have some documentation that his father gave him the money to start up that company though. Because I thought the story from the left a couple weeks ago was that he got that investment money from El Salvadorian Death Squad leaders. Which is it?

Some-one's a bit naive about Romney's father...


Romney's father ran an El Salvadorian Death Squad? Smiley: wink
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Way to sleuth out the joke, Slylock Fox.
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#63 Sep 07 2012 at 12:27 AM Rating: Good
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Let's discuss how Morrigan would handle the situation!
She'd disapprove, naturally.


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#64 Sep 07 2012 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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Way to sleuth out the joke, Slylock Fox.
Clearly Terry Turtle is lying because turtles don't have teeth.
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#65 Sep 07 2012 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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gbaji wrote:
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gbaji wrote:
I'm sure you have some documentation that his father gave him the money to start up that company though. Because I thought the story from the left a couple weeks ago was that he got that investment money from El Salvadorian Death Squad leaders. Which is it?

Some-one's a bit naive about Romney's father...


Romney's father ran an El Salvadorian Death Squad? Smiley: wink

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#66 Sep 07 2012 at 5:49 PM Rating: Good
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I don't. I got it wrong, sorry about that.


No, no, he didn't get his Bain start up $ it from people who RAN El Salvadorian Death Squads, he got it from people who financed them.

Edited, Sep 7th 2012 7:51pm by Omegavegeta
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