TROOPS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY NOT IMPORTANT TO ROMNEY

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    Sep 07, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    Asked by a friendly news outlet why he didn't bother praising our troops in his speech, Romney responded: "When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things you think are important." Wrong answer. You thank the fucking troops. They are not a laundry list. And while Romney might not think they are important, they kind of are.

    http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/09/07/troops-not-important-to-romney
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    Duh, Romney has never served, not has any of his spoiled and stupid sons. Wonder why? Well, republicans love to send the sons and daughters of less fortunate people off to fight wars and die for America, all the while their sons are off at Harvard and Yale, drinking and getting butt fucked in strange rituals only they are allowed to know about.
    The rich, they really are different than you and I, well, not that different than you.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    So, Romney has stated that he doesn't think that our troops are important?
    Those words came out of his own mouth?
    WOW

    This Romney guy has got to be the worst presidential candidate either party has put forward in modern political history.
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    Sep 07, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    Romney is the best candidate they could come up with, don't you remember last winter? There was the idiot Bachman speaking in tongues, the black guy who made pizza, the stoney governor from Texas who seemed about as smart as a rock, some Santorum from Pennsylvania and Naughty Newt. The republicans did a fine job of picking the best of their choices, the problem is, their choices all sucked shit. This is what happens when you allow tea baggers and religious nut cases the ability to run your party. You look at the convention? It was all dimwits and inbred white people. No, Romney is a perfect republican choice, the problem for the vast majority of Americans, he does not represent them, so I would imagine a terrible defeat come election day, unless Mitts friends in the state houses do succeed to changing laws that limit blacks and latinos ability to actually vote, then he might stand a chance.
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    Sep 07, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidRomney is the best candidate they could come up with, don't you remember last winter? There was the idiot Bachman speaking in tongues, the black guy who made pizza, the stoney governor from Texas who seemed about as smart as a rock, some Santorum from Pennsylvania and Naughty Newt. The republicans did a fine job of picking the best of their choices, the problem is, their choices all sucked shit. This is what happens when you allow tea baggers and religious nut cases the ability to run your party. You look at the convention? It was all dimwits and inbred white people. No, Romney is a perfect republican choice, the problem for the vast majority of Americans, he does not represent them, so I would imagine a terrible defeat come election day, unless Mitts friends in the state houses do succeed to changing laws that limit blacks and latinos ability to actually vote, then he might stand a chance.




    You're correct.
    Romney was the least bad candidate.

    But any presidential candidate who fails to thank the troops during his convention acceptance speech (while a war is being fought no less) - and then "explains" that he failed to thank the troops because he didn't have the time to thank them - and because it wasn't "important" to him to thank them - is just a hopelessly inept, tone deaf, and godawful candidate.

    Romney deserves to lose - and lose badly.
  • comfortablynu...

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    Sep 07, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    He was the first GOP presidential nominee to not mention our troops or an active war we were waging in an acceptance speech since the 1950s. Whoops.
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    TROOPS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY NOT IMPORTANT TO ROMNEY

    Troop service has rarely been important to Republicans. Except to line them up as a backdrop for political speeches, as George W always did. All the while Bush was underfunding the VA, something I know from personal experience.

    Die for us, make a patriotic picture for us, but don't expect any care from us once your military usefulness is over. The Republican formula. They use our military like they wear little American flag pins on their lapels, with as much conviction.

    "Vote for me, because I claim to admire our troops." Except I shit all over them every chance I get.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    Ohhh yes, Romney hates the troops, the gays, kids...and kittens icon_rolleyes.gif You libs are running scared, I can feel it
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    Sep 08, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOhhh yes, Romney hates the troops, the gays, kids...and kittens icon_rolleyes.gif You libs are running scared, I can feel it

    You must be semi-retarded to even think such a thing.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidRomney is the best candidate they could come up with, don't you remember last winter? There was the idiot Bachman speaking in tongues, the black guy who made pizza, the stoney governor from Texas who seemed about as smart as a rock, some Santorum from Pennsylvania and Naughty Newt. The republicans did a fine job of picking the best of their choices, the problem is, their choices all sucked shit. This is what happens when you allow tea baggers and religious nut cases the ability to run your party. You look at the convention? It was all dimwits and inbred white people. No, Romney is a perfect republican choice, the problem for the vast majority of Americans, he does not represent them, so I would imagine a terrible defeat come election day, unless Mitts friends in the state houses do succeed to changing laws that limit blacks and latinos ability to actually vote, then he might stand a chance.


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  • DR2K

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOhhh yes, Romney hates the troops, the gays, kids...and kittens icon_rolleyes.gif You libs are running scared, I can feel it


    His emotion chips haven't been properly installed, and his motherboard is corrupted with a virus that keeps stealing money multiple sources.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 08, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    It's ironic that Bush left two wars for Obama to finish and now they only care about tax breaks for the wealthy. What happened to supporting our troops? It's not just Romney that likes to flip flop. It's the whole republican party.icon_mad.gif
  • Webster666

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    Sep 08, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    To win the Presidency, the candidate has to have handlers who think of every possible angle, every possible complaint, etc., etc. And, the candidate needs to listen to them.

    And, the candidate has to be quick with a response that will defuse a potentially bad situation that can easily make headlines and dash his hopes of getting elected to office.

    My take on Romney is that he has a colossal ego, and that he's used to being a dictator who doesn't listen to anybody.

    To me, not mentioning the troops seems like no big deal.
    But, to a lot of people, and to people in the game of politics, and the coverage of politics, it's a very big deal.

    Remember the uproar, because candidate Obama wasn't in the habit of wearing a lapel pin ?
    Even though he knew that the topic was ridiculous, he put on a lapel pin, and the critics shut up.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 08, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    RickRick91 saidSo, Romney has stated that he doesn't think that our troops are important?
    Those words came out of his own mouth?


    No, actually, THOSE WORDS did not come out of his mouth....and of course Mitt Romney cares about our troops...surely you're not that dense. Yep, running scared...grasping at straws...it's becoming more amusing by the day.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 08, 2012 11:06 AM GMT
    The reason he said nothing is because HE HAS NOTHING

    Just like with almost every aspect of his supposed Presidency he is extremely noncommittal or out and out says he isn't going to divulge his position

  • Webster666

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    Sep 08, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    --September 7, 2012

    In an interview with Fox News this afternoon, Mitt Romney shot back at critics who complained that he didn’t mention Afghanistan or praise U.S. troops in his convention speech last week, arguing that he focused on issues that are “important.”
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    So, YES, the words DID come out of his own mouth.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 08, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    Webster666 said--September 7, 2012

    In an interview with Fox News this afternoon, Mitt Romney shot back at critics who complained that he didn’t mention Afghanistan or praise U.S. troops in his convention speech last week, arguing that he focused on issues that are “important.”
    ___________________________________________
    So, YES, the words DID come out of his own mouth.



    No, he never specifically said "The troops are not important". Anyone with as brain knows that obviously they are...it doesn't really have to be said in every speech. Suffice to say that the troops know what he thinks, as he has made that point clear many times, and that's all that really matters.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 08, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Webster666 said--September 7, 2012

    In an interview with Fox News this afternoon, Mitt Romney shot back at critics who complained that he didn’t mention Afghanistan or praise U.S. troops in his convention speech last week, arguing that he focused on issues that are “important.”
    ___________________________________________
    So, YES, the words DID come out of his own mouth.



    No, he never specifically said "The troops are not important". Anyone with as brain knows that obviously they are...it doesn't really have to be said in every speech. Suffice to say that the troops know what he thinks, as he has made that point clear many times, and that's all that really matters.


    No, that isn't all that really matters, and you're a fool if you think Romney's fit to be president. He's fit to audited is what he is.
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    Sep 08, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidNo, he never specifically said "The troops are not important". Anyone with as brain knows that obviously they are...it doesn't really have to be said in every speech. Suffice to say that the troops know what he thinks, as he has made that point clear many times, and that's all that really matters.

    OIC. We are supposed to IMAGINE that Romney thinks the troops are important. He doesn't have to say it, because you will say it for him. How convenient he has you as his spokesperson!

    Well here's what *I* imagine Romney has to say: the troops are cannon fodder, to be wasted in wars of neo-con aggression. And when they come back home, fuck them over with reduced VA benefits. Just like the Bush Administration did.

    After all, if you can imagine what Romney thinks on these topics, since he's notably silent on them himself, then so can the rest of us, yes?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 08, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    After all, if you can imagine what Romney thinks on these topics, since he's notably silent on them himself, then so can the rest of us, yes?

    No, you don't have to "imagine" anything (though you do that repeatedly and often LOL)...Mitt Romney has made his support for the military quite clear over and over again. As I said, those in the military know where he stands. He has been a supportive of our military throughout his politcal career...

    http://aboutmittromney.com/military.htm
    Romney addressed the 94th Annual Convention of the American Legion in Indianapolis on the eve of his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention, taking time to speak and meet with over 10,000 Legionnaires about the challenges facing the veterans' community...

    http://www.mittromney.com/coalitions/veterans-and-military-families-for-romney
    Here's his stance on National Defense...

    http://www.mittromney.com/issues/national-defense
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    Sep 08, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    from The Campaign Trail:

    "Mr. Romney expressed appreciation for the country’s “volunteer army” and said “that’s the way we’re going to keep it.

    He explained HIS SONS HAD MADE DIFFERENT CAREER CHOICES IN LIFE and HAD NOT CHOSEN TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY ......

    but he mentioned a niece whose husband he said had just been called up by the National Guard. "

    *****BUT Mitt's Patriotism doesn't end with just with the service of the HUSBAND OF HIS NIECE.

    THERE IS MORE:

    " he personally donated $25,000 to various organizations that support military personnel. "

    OH YES.......TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR$$$$$

    SO LISTEN UP, you Democrat-Slackers, Have any of you taken $25,000 out of your TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLIONS to send to the troops?
    Come On, it is tax deductible you know------that is IF you pay taxes!
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    Sep 08, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    Balancing saidfrom The Campaign Trail:

    "Mr. Romney expressed appreciation for the country’s “volunteer army” and said “that’s the way we’re going to keep it.

    He explained HIS SONS HAD MADE DIFFERENT CAREER CHOICES IN LIFE and HAD NOT CHOSEN TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY ......

    but he mentioned a niece whose husband he said had just been called up by the National Guard. "

    *****BUT Mitt's Patriotism doesn't end with just with the service of the HUSBAND OF HIS NIECE.

    THERE IS MORE:

    " he personally donated $25,000 to various organizations that support military personnel. "

    OH YES.......TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR$$$$$

    SO LISTEN UP, you Democrat-Slackers, Have any of you taken $25,000 out of your TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLIONS to send to the troops?
    Come On, it is tax deductible you know------that is IF you pay taxes!
    How much did he give the cult last year?
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 09, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    Balancing saidfrom The Campaign Trail:

    "Mr. Romney expressed appreciation for the country’s “volunteer army” and said “that’s the way we’re going to keep it.

    He explained HIS SONS HAD MADE DIFFERENT CAREER CHOICES IN LIFE and HAD NOT CHOSEN TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY ......

    but he mentioned a niece whose husband he said had just been called up by the National Guard. "

    *****BUT Mitt's Patriotism doesn't end with just with the service of the HUSBAND OF HIS NIECE.

    THERE IS MORE:

    " he personally donated $25,000 to various organizations that support military personnel. "

    OH YES.......TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR$$$$$

    SO LISTEN UP, you Democrat-Slackers, Have any of you taken $25,000 out of your TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLIONS to send to the troops?
    Come On, it is tax deductible you know------that is IF you pay taxes!


    I don't know how any self respecting republican could vote for a guy who fails to support the troops, when that used to be a core principle of the republicans. So much for patriotism. They nominated an obvious tax dodger. I don't think the republicans have any core principles anymore except for racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and sexism. The choice to vote democrat has never been clearer.
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    Sep 09, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    [/b][quote][cite]HottJoe said[/cite]...I don't know how any self respecting republican could vote for a guy who fails to support the troops, when that used to be a core principle of the republicans. So much for patriotism. They nominated an obvious tax dodger. I don't think the republicans have any core principles anymore except for racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and sexism. The choice to vote democrat has never been clearer.[/quote




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    Sep 09, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    rnch said[/b][quote][cite]HottJoe said[/cite]...I don't know how any self respecting republican could vote for a guy who fails to support the troops, when that used to be a core principle of the republicans. So much for patriotism. They nominated an obvious tax dodger. I don't think the republicans have any core principles anymore except for racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and sexism. The choice to vote democrat has never been clearer.[/quote




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    I have never been an ardent, 100%, blind to the alternatives President Obama supporter.




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    The alternative to President Obama (R & R) is unthinkable, unsupportable, unbelieveable,.....







    Yup.

    Romney is a chicken hawk.
    Just like Bush and Cheney.

    And Mittens is itching to start a war - to try to prove his manhood.
    Just like Bush and Cheney.