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“you’re the man”


135 Responses to ““you’re the man””


  1. 24 auni
    April 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    hahahahayippppppppeeeeewowowowowo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 25 collegekay
    April 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Is it just me or is there the same exact black woman with long hair at every Romney event?

  3. 28 hopefruit2
    April 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    WTF?!?!? Does this guy want follow in Palin’s footsteps?

    • 29 theo67
      April 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      Oh brother.

      • 30 hopefruit2
        April 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        Mark my word…in a few weeks, he will have made so many gaffes and will hurt rather than help Willard and the GOP. Watch them stuff him back on the shelf that he came from…mark my word.

    • 32 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Twerp.

    • 33 collegekay
      April 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      So is this guy his Veep now?

    • 34 Linda
      April 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Huh? Why ?

    • April 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Good deal. I had no idea Mitt was going to make it so easy for our side. Can’t wait until he mentions Iraq having weapons of mass destruction which they got from Castro.

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      April 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      HF, this is beyond farce. A junior senator announces he will make a major foreign policy speech. Does anybody care? What can his opinion possibly matter? He doesn’t have access to one scintilla of the information that the president of the United States has and he presumes to suggest he has the gravitas to address foreign policy. Well, my head is just hurting now from the complete idiocy. Sometimes I think egomania has become endemic in the Republican Party. Is it in the drinks? The GOP caucus water fountain? What’s with these people? Next we will have local county auditors announcing major addresses on economic policy and county waste management directors speaking on national environmental policy. There’s just no end.

    • 37 Hachikō
      April 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Majorly fail? WTH does Rubio know about foreign policy? Is Romney planning on picking him for VP? What a desperate and cynical move that would be. McCain-Palin redux. Four years ago, one of them said of their own party, “The Republican brand is in the trash can. I’ve often observed that if we were a dog food, they would take us off the shelf.” There is shit in the can. Time to take them off the shelf and throw them all out!

  4. 38 anniebella
    April 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    You’re dam right he’s the man and he’s going to kick that lying phony flip flopper’s a**.

    • 39 CEB
      April 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      you all beat me to it. Yes, he is indeed THE MAN! Ask also the loonies that he keeps running rings around, the terrorists and would-be terrorists that would have to answer from hell, the msm GOP water carriers that he bitch-slaps ( yes, I’m talking about you Ed Henry and Tweety), and all of the men who want to be him (stop stalking him Willard) and all of the women who adore him. woot, woot!

      (fans self) I need to go sit somewhere and calm down.

  5. April 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Awwww—-you beat me to it. I was just going to comment that I loved when John Davis said, “You’re the man!” I also loved President Obama’s cute reaction to that comment.

  6. 41 Debz
    April 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    That stood out for me after watching the ceremony. They respect their CIC

  7. 42 Pamela
    April 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Hi, loved the speech, love PBO, love FLOTUS, love VPB, love TOD! Reminds us of a love-in, eh? ;)

  8. 43 carolyn
    April 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    And Rubio is making a “foreign policy” speech WHY??? What are his credentials for this, and who wants it???

    • 44 Diane
      April 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      By GOP standards he is more than qualified! I bet he says he can see Communist Cuba from his front porch!

    • April 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      I just saw that and my reaction was “WHAT???????!!!!????? And his great foreign policy knowledge and expertise comes from………????????? Guess we know the VP choice.

    • 47 Ladyhawke
      April 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Marco Rubio has criticized President Obama for using a teleprompter. I certainly hope he will be committing his “foreign policy” speech to memory.

      • 48 jackiegrumbacher
        April 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

        No, LH, don’t you know that the preferred GOP technique, ala Palin, is to write the speech on your hands. Then, instead of a teleprompter, you just keep looking at your palm while you address the audience. Very classy.

    • 49 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      April 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION…’WHAT WERE PALIN’S…AAAH…WAITING FOR PUTIN TO CANOE BY HER KITCHEN WINDOW! IT’S THE GULLIBLE,RACIST AND GREED FILLED PUBLIC THAT FOLLOWS THIS KIND OF POLITICAL GAMING MY FRIEND…THEY ARE PLAYING RUBIO BECAUSE THEY WANT SOMEONE WHO SOUNDS CHRISTIAN AND SOMEONE THEY HOPE CAN PULL IN LATINOS! HOWEVER…OUR PBO IS THE DESERVING PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE…WE MUST NOT TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED AND …………..VOTE!

    • 51 Jennifer
      April 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Damn, Jay’s good – in more ways than one, ahem – this has to be one of the toughest jobs of all. Especially with some of the inane questions asked. Like about where gas prices are going. Sheesh, do they think Jay has a Ouija Board or what?

  9. 52 Linda
    April 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Sarah Steelman, Missouri GOP Senate Candidate, ‘Not Sure’ What Violence Against Women Act Is

    • 53 utaustinliberal
      April 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Oh the inhumanity.

    • 58 globalcitizenlinda
      April 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      where do they get these people??

      is this another one from the party that gave us the quitter half-term governor and chris i’m not a witch?

      who is this woman representing if she does not know the first thing about basic policies protecting women given that these policies have been so much in the news the past few days??

    • 59 yardarm756
      April 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      I guess you really have to be A WOMAN to know what that is, eh? I guess long hair doesn’t get it anymore.

  10. 60 overseasgranny
    April 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hi all, Keep your eyes on Europe this week. The Dutch government has fallen. Sarkozy is in trouble. Iceland has successfully prosecuted their former PM for allowing their banks to fail. Ireland has a Referendum coming up in 4 weeks that might fail and Ireland could be out of the EU. Tomorrow James Murdoch will testify in the Leveson Inquiry in England and his daddy will get the next 2 days to testify. I watched the head of Sky News testify today that they had broken the law in hacking into e-mail accounts. Never a dull moment over here lately. It’s been a long day and I am heading off to bed.

    • 61 utaustinliberal
      April 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Holy shipoopi.

    • April 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Ah yeah Overseasgranny, lively times in Europe.

      I’m fascinated by the French election, if Sarkozy loses it would surely have a huge impact on the EU?

      Everyone seems to assume now that Francois Hollande will beat him in the second round, but seeing as he’s pushing a 75% tax rate for millionaires, it will be interesting to see what forces emerge to try and save Sarkozy??

      The Irish referendum result will be more than a little interesting too – defeat wouldn’t actually mean Ireland leaving the EU, and wouldn’t stop the treaty from passing, but it would be a very large two fingers from the Irish to the EU and its austerity measures.

      Interesting times.

      • 63 Liberal Librarian
        April 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

        Well, as far as Sarkozy losing, French markets are already skittish over a Soshulist winning the Elysee Palace. But I think it’s a more or less sure thing that Sarko is on his way out; no incumbent has ever come in second in the first round of voting.

        What’s truly frightening is how much support Marine Le Pen received. Basically, the French National Front is like today’s GOP. Will Sarko try to appeal to her voters, or try to capture the center. The extreme Right is on the upswing in Europe, and that never bodes well.

        • April 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

          Hi LL, I watched Sarkozy’s speech last night (err, with the help of an interpreter) – seriously depressing stuff, he’s an amoral little creep. He’d already tried to appeal to Le Pen supporters during the campaign, but really scraped the barrel last night in his effort to pick up her support with his anti-immigrant bile.

          I just read this: According to a poll published by Ipsos, a French market research company, 18% of National Front voters will vote for Hollande in the second round, while 60% will opt for Sarkozy.

          How on earth, then, can they be so certain Hollande will beat Sarkozy? He only led him by about 1% after the first round, the Socialist candidate only got around 10%, Le Pen got around 18%.

          I fear this is far from over??

          • 65 Liberal Librarian
            April 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

            Europeans are scared shitless right now. Their long post-war boom is threatening to collapse, and all that their leaders put forth is austerity and more austerity. So, they turn to the Right in times like these, because the Right is “strong”. It’ll be interesting to see the opinion polling that comes out over the next couple of weeks to see how the race shapes up. Don’t forget, besides Melenchon, Hollande also gets the Green vote. So he’ll probably still win, if not by as much as predicted.

            I can say this about our fellow citizens: I think more of them are coming around to see that the only thing that will keep us prosperous is a revamping of our economy, and the only party that has any idea how to do that is the Democratic Party. People here don’t want austerity, especially now that the economy is picking up.

            • April 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

              That’s the complete mystery to me, LL, why any one would turn to the right after what has happened the global economy. It was the right’s philosophy that created the collapse.

              Ultimately it was down to de-regulation, the love-child of Reagan and Thatcher. Ireland, for example, was the European poster child for the catastrophe that is unbridled de-regulation, bankers, property developers, etc allowed bring a country to its knees while so-called regulators turned a blind eye – all in the interest of leaving business free to carry us all on their chariots to liberty and prosperity. ‘God’ help us all.

              And Bain Boy Willard is America’s poster child for the very same business creed.

              Why are these people even still contenders? Even with the assistance of the MSM, it’s still a mystery to me why they’re not run out of town by the people.

      • 68 Liberal Librarian
        April 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        Well, this answers my question as to whether Sarko will swing right or to the center: France election: Sarkozy seeks key far-right votes.

        Conservatives never learn from history. If you feed fascists, they only grow stronger, and you can never control them, no matter what you may think.

    • 69 globalcitizenlinda
      April 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      I hope Europe comes out whole and okay when all the possibilities have been exhausted.

      sometimes it appears as though the whole world is in turmoil and at some point all this will require President Obama to sort out the mess – PBO can get a break.

    • April 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Wow, overseasgranny , you’d never know it, by reading the papers here.
      In today’s news they were talking up French candidate ( right winger) Marine La pen, and the Murdoch scandal has fallen from sight. If it weren’t for the internet, I would never get the whole story.

      • 72 globalcitizenlinda
        April 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        yes, the MSM here is ignoring everything in Europe for now until they can figure out a way to tell you why this turmoil is President Obama’s Europe Problem” . wait, they will look out for this line.

  11. April 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    AP : Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are proposing to overhaul Medicare by converting it into a system that mainly relies on private health insurance plans to cover future retirees. Beneficiaries would get a fixed payment from the government, with low-income seniors in poor health receiving more.

    This is a nice way of saying that the Repubs want to use Paul Ryan’s plan to privitize Medicare for those seniors under 65, and issue coupons for healthcare. MSM is spinning away for old Mittens. We have to let our friends and neighbors know what’s really going on.

  12. 75 Hachikō
    April 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Chips, what happened to the share buttons? I used to be able to tweet or FB your posts. Share tools have disappeared for me.

  13. April 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    What in holy hell is Sen. Marco Rubio doing making a got-damn foreign policy speech? Really, did Vice President Biden make a speech around this time four years ago or something? Shouldn’t Mitt Romney be the one making it? I understand that he would be the one who would be the Commander in Chief, not Rubio. Just, WOW!!!!

    • 83 Brit
      April 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      The speech is likely planned, to introduce Rubio to the national stage. He will either be his VP pick or a prominent surrogate for Mitt. Marc’s speech will be full of lies, and hopefully the media will call him out on it.

      • 84 hopefruit2
        April 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        “hopefully the media will call him out on it.”

        Keep dreaming.

        • 85 Cha
          April 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

          Right..we need to find other ways for rubio to get called out on his LIES. The Tools that Progressives can use..like, thank the Universe for TWITTER!

      • 86 globalcitizenlinda
        April 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        MSM will not call rubio out on his lies, they are already shilling for mitt the entitled liar.

        point out the lies will have to be done by us using alternate media platforms and also by shaming the MSM

    • 87 nospin
      April 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      “Shouldn’t Mitt Romney be the one making it”?

      right to the core of the issue. That is my question too anotherslyfox. Romney can’t make a foreign policy speech so he had so send someone else out to make it for him. Makes him look weak.

      • 88 veryslowwriter
        April 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        The speech is Rubio’s job application. If he looks like a fool (cf. Booby Jindal) he’ll be out of the running. What they hope for is something like the famous speeches given by Clinton & Obama at Democratic conventions. Speeches that made both of them nationally famous. I can’t think of a comparable speech given by a repug — wait…yes..Goldwater gave a barn burner of a speech in 1964 but it made him infamous rather than just famous.

        • 89 nospin
          April 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

          “If he looks like a fool (cf. Booby Jindal) he’ll be out of the running”

          You are right about that veryslowwriter. I get the logic behind it but I just can’t help to think that it is a bad strategy because PO is so strong on foreign policy. So because PO had so many successes, the first person to “take it” to PO on this issue should have been Romney. Not a surrogate.

          Welcome to TOD.

    • 90 theo67
      April 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      A bunch of random Democrats from the Senate (especially the junior Senators without education or experience in the various policy areas) should just start making major policy speeches, to signify how ridiculous it is that Rubio is making this speech. At lease President Obama actually graduated with a degree in Political Science, plus, he’s brilliant. As a junior Senator, it really wasn’t too far a stretch to listen to him speak on topics that he had obviously thought long and hard about – especially since he was the one actually running for President! But this Rubio character? Makes no sense.

  14. 92 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    #PRESSON

  15. 93 Ladyhawke
    April 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Bob Schieffer (CBS) Face The Nation and David Gregory (NBC) Meet The Press havie been trying to get Mitt Romney to appear on their Sunday Shows for some time now. So far Mitt has declined. I just find it fascinating that someone who wants to be the leader of the free world is so uncomfortable being interviewed by anyone other than a Fox host.

  16. April 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Joe Biden-Bill Nelson Everglades photo-op has a campaign quality to it.
    With a politically threatened Sen. Bill Nelson at his side, Vice President Joe Biden mugged before the television cameras Monday to tout the Democrats’ successes in helping to restore the endangered Everglades.

    Biden and Nelson’s speeches were short on new initiatives and focused more on the successes of President Obama’s administration in accelerating and spending more for Everglades restoration projects.

    Republicans were invited, but none went or shared the stage with Nelson, Biden and Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings.

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/04/joe-biden-bill-nelson-everglades-photo-op-has-a-campaign-quality-to-it.html

    • 96 nospin
      April 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      a commenter on that post asked “How is Senator Nelson politically threatened when he is posting a double digit lead against any of his challengers”?

      • 98 hopefruit2
        April 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        I was going to post that the Miami Herald is a Republican rag and by the tone of that article you can tell that they were not only mighty pizzed that VP Biden and Nelson were in Florida, but also that they did an excellent job and were well received!!!

        Tell Miami Herald that I said GO TO HELL!

  17. 99 Ladyhawke
    April 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    “SEVERELY CONSERVATIVE” RUN AMUCK

    ————————————————————-

    Concern in G.O.P. Over State Focus on Social Issues

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/us/politics/republicans-concerned-over-state-focus-on-social-issues.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

  18. 100 hopefruit2
    April 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

  19. April 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    IKE! HA!!!! Rather them call him DICK…..for obvious reasons.

    Romney Is Even Weirder Than You Thought
    At least, according to Alex Pareene, who goes on to list all the reasons why
    By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

    Posted Apr 23, 2012 1:03 PM CDT | Updated Apr 23, 2012 1:53 PM CDT

    Newser) – The Romney campaign says that labeling its candidate “weird” amounts to a veiled attack on Mormonism. But in an excerpt from Alex Pareene’s new e-book at Salon, Pareene holds that Mitt Romney is, in fact, just plain bizarre, like “a brilliantly designed politician android with an operating system still clearly in beta.” The former governor is “simultaneously dorkily earnest and ingratiatingly insincere,” and his social interactions leave Pareene scratching his head—and considering that his e-book is titled The Rude Guide to Mitt, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Pareene doesn’t hold back when cataloging them.

    For instance, there’s the fact that he wanted his grandkids to call him “Ike” after Dwight Eisenhower. Then there’s what the New Yorker calls his “one-upmanship.” When a voter mentioned a daughter at Michigan State, Romney noted that “my brother’s on the board of Michigan State.” Another said she was from Illinois, prompting Romney to remind her that he’d won the straw poll there.

    http://www.newser.com/story/144590/romney-is-even-weirder-than-you-thought.html

  20. 104 lisalovesobama
    April 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    seriously hilarious with that Heisman pose. he’s so cute and that guy was right, he is the man!!! :lol:
    Hello party peeps, it’s been a while. ;)

  21. 106 Ladyhawke
    April 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY EXTREME AND RADICAL AGENDA

    Book: GOP freshman class turned into ‘a monster’ for Boehner, other House leaders

    —————————————

    The freshman resistance caused feuds among Boehner and his lieutenants that led some to fear a mutiny, heightened several showdowns with President Obama and eventually led to fissures among the rookies, pitting those who seldom trusted the leaders against those who reflexively did, according to “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” an account of the freshman class’s impact by Robert Draper.

    The infighting reached such a point in the fall that some newcomers requested that the weekly freshman meetings be disbanded because they had turned into shouting matches, with freshmen loudly criticizing the leaders.

    ——————————–

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/book-gop-freshman-class-turned-into-a-monster-for-boehner-other-house-leaders/2012/04/22/gIQAV15PaT_story.html

  22. 107 Tally
    April 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  23. 108 anniebella
    April 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Mitt Romney must think Hispanics are stupid. Hispanics will not forget all the things Mitt Romney said, they will not forget Romney’s buddy Kris Kobach, the one who put together the Arizona immigration bill. Now Mitt is trying to distance himself from Kobach. Sorry Mitt you are tied to Kobach, just like you are tied to all the radical severely Conservative things you said you support.

    • 110 veryslowwriter
      April 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Hey, from Mitt’s point of view that’s too small to warrant attention. How could anyone make a fuss out of a mere $400K??

      • 111 hopefruit2
        April 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        HA! You’re right – as far as Willard and Miss Ann are concerned, $400K is what the tooth fairly leaves under their kids pillows!

        • April 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm

          Do you mean Ike and Mamie, as Weird Willard instructed his grandkids to address them? Only the oldest obeyed for a few years. The rest thought it was just too weird.

  24. 113 nospin
    April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I can hardly wait.

    2012 Presidential Debate Schedule

    The dates and venues have been announced for the 2012 Presidential debates between President Obama and the eventual GOP nominee. The date for the Vice Presidential debate has also been announced.

    Ticketing for the 2012 general election debates is controlled by the Commission on Presidential Debates and tickets will be extremely limited. The majority of tickets are distributed to university students and faculty through a lottery system with the remaining tickets going to friends and families of the campaigns and the media.

    October 3, 2012 Air Time TBD
    Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: President Obama and the GOP Presidential nominee

    October 11, 2012
    Vice Presidential Air Time TBD
    Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: Vice President Biden and the GOP Vice Presidential nominee

    October 16, 2012 Air Time TBD
    Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: President Obama and the GOP Presidential nominee

    October 22, 2012 Air Time TBD
    Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
    Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
    Participants: President Obama and the GOP Presidential nominee

    http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/

    • 114 theo67
      April 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Are they always this close together?

      • 115 nospin
        April 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        Yes. It is usually close together.

        1. First Presidential Debate:
        Date: September 26 –

        2. Vice Presidential Debate
        Date: October 2nd –

        3. Second Presidential Debate
        Date: October 7 –

        4. Third Presidential Debate
        Date: October 15

        Then there were 2 unofficial town hall style debates as requested by John McCain
        Forums:

        August 16, 2008: Video: Saddleback Civil Forum with Rick Warren at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California

        September 11, 2008: Video: 9/11 Forum on public and national service from Columbia University, New York

    • 121 vitaminlover
      April 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      About these debates. President Obama will mop up the floor with Romney and Romney will be the mop!

  25. 122 desertflower
    April 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Hey, Walker! You suck!

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/23/469365/wisconsin-job-losses-2011/

    ose Strasser on Apr 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    It seems that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) might have been overreaching when he promised to create 250,000 new jobs in his first term. While Walker has spent the last twelve months slashing state budgets and busting unions, Wisconsinites have been dealing with the consequences. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Walker’s state saw the largest decrease in jobs over the last year, dropping nearly a full percentage point:
    Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 4 states, and was unchanged in Alabama. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+6.5 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Wisconsin (-0.9 percent).
    Walker, meanwhile, told Newsmax this week that, “We ultimately saw a net increase in jobs this year.” That is incorrect, unless by ‘we’ he means a group other than Wisconsinites.
    This just adds more evidence to an already existing trend: states with the most drastic budget cuts are seeing the most job losses. Budget slashing at the state level is stalling growth and reducing GDP.

  26. 123 Linda
    April 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Romney Spokesman Under Fire For Tweets Also Edits His Own Wikipedia Page |

    Last week, we noted that Mitt Romney’s new foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell had a colorful life on Twitter, often dispensing biting comments about political opponents, and women in particular. Grennell has since scrubbed much of his online presence, deleting over 800 tweets and taking down his person website. Now, Buzz Feed’s Andrew Kaczynski points out (on Twitter) that Grenell edits his own Wikipedia page.

    The edit page shows that most of the edits have to basic biographical information, such as his job history. But the editing suggest someone concerned about their public perception online, and thus someone who should probably have known better than, or saw nothing wrong with, making derogatory comments about MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s femininity, for example.

    • 124 Ladyhawke
      April 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Here’s a bit more on Grenell from Steve Benen. His tweets have definitely raised eyebrows and caused a stir. But now it seems some on the right are having issues with his with his sexual orientation. You can’t make this stuff up.

      Grenell causes a stir

      —————————-

      A leading anti-gay figure in the Republican Party attacked Governor Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay spokesman, sending a shot from the GOP’s socially-conservative base across the nominee’s bow.

      Bryan Fischer, the director of issue analysis for the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association, is probably the most straightforwardly anti-gay Republican to appear regularly in the party’s mainstream. Presidential candidates including Rick Santorum have appeared on his radio show, and he spoke at the Values Voter Summit in Washington in October.

      He responded yesterday to Romney’s decision to hire an openly-gay — “out & loud gay,” in Fischer’s terms — foreign policy spokesman, Richard Grenell by calling it a “message to the pro-family community” of “drop dead.”

      ————————–

      http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11357049-grenell-causes-a-stir?lite

  27. 125 hopefruit2
    April 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    This is an old article (Dec 2011) but it reminds us of just how secretive and dishonest Willard is. Yet the NY Times thinks it’s PBO who needs to be vetted:

    HEADLINE: Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records

    // (Reuters) – Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned. The move during the final weeks of Romney’s administration was legal but unusual for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials say.

    The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party’s nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012. //

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/06/us-usa-campaign-romney-computers-idUSTRE7B500X20111206

  28. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    theo67 had a very good suggestion above namely: we should “demand” that a number of Junior Democratic Senators should come out and make a foreign policy speech right after rubio and that the MSM must give it the same air time as the crap from rubio.

    the gop thinks we racial minorities are stupid enough to support someone who does not support our agenda but physically looks like us – thomas any one?

    • April 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Thomas, Elder, Watts, Carroll, West, Scott, Swann, Blackwell, Steele and Cain……they keep trying, hoping to strike out. It just never pans out for them, does it?

      • 129 yardarm756
        April 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        Zingo! You’re on it fox. I thuoght I was the only one onto those ut’s and didn’t want to bring that ambergris to this site. Bravo. :-)

  29. 130 Linda
    April 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Hannity: “This Idea That Americans Are Going To Bed Hungry” Is Not True — “You Can Survive Off” Rice And Beans


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