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1. As head of the investment company Bain Capital, Mitt Romney laid off thousands of workers.
[CBS News, 01/28/2008]


2. Mitt Romney's advice on the foreclosure crisis: "Don't try and stop the foreclosure process."
[Mother Jones, 10/18/2011]


3. The former Bain Capital managing director said of Mitt Romney's tenure: "We had a scheme where the rich got richer."
[Los Angeles Times, 12/16/200


4. Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes.
[Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007


5. Mitt Romney calls Obama's payroll tax cut that would save middle class/lower income families $1,500 a year "temporary little band aids."
[Yahoo! News, 10/18/2


6. Mitt Romney's first budget as governor included $240 million in fee increases.
[Meet the Press, 12/16/20

7. As governor, Mitt Romney made it more expensive to use an ice skating rink, register a boat, take the bar exam, and transport hazardous waste.
[Associated Press, The Boston Globe, 08/2
8. Mitt Romney's plan for a "middle class tax cut" would provide zero benefits to 73.9 percent of the middle class.
[ThinkProgress, 10/14/2011]


9. In 2008, Mitt Romney proposed a $233 billion "stimulus package" to boost the economy.
[USA Today, 01/20/2008


10. Under Mitt Romney's leadership, Massachusetts ranked 47th among the 50 states in job creation.
[ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011]


11. During Mitt Romney's tenure, Massachusetts' job growth was at 0.9 percent, far behind the national average of over 5 percent.
[ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011


12. A Northeastern University economist found that Massachusetts lagged on virtually every economic indicator while Mitt Romney was in office.
[ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011

13. Mitt Romney has proposed tax cuts for the rich and corporations that would cost $7.8 trillion over 10 years.
[ThinkProgress, 09/7/2011


14. Mitt Romney boasts a record for creating private-sector jobs, but as governor, state employment grew twice as fast as the private sector.
[ThinkProgress, 09/6/201


15. Mitt Romney called the Occupy Wall Street movement "dangerous."
[ThinkProgress, 10/4/20


16. Mitt Romney's top economic adviser Greg Mankiw said the "offshoring" of American jobs was a good thing.
[Washington Post, 02/11/200


17. Mitt Romney called for taxes on the poor, saying low-income Americans having no income tax liability is "a problem" that will "kill the country."
[ThinkProgress, 09/21/20


18. Mitt Romney called the auto bailout "tragic." After it succeeded his campaign claimed he "had the idea first."
[ThinkProgress, 05/25/201


19. Back in 2002, a spokesman for Mitt Romney derided an anti-tax pledge as "government by gimmickry." He signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge in 2011.
[ThinkProgress, 06/29/2011


20. Mitt Romney admits he couldn't reduce Massachusetts' multi-billion dollar budget deficit without new revenue.
[The Boston Globe, 04/6/


21. Mitt Romney would repeal the Dodd-Frank bill, which regulates the risky practices that led to the 2008 crisis.
[ThinkProgress, 08/25/2011

22. Mitt Romney, who lambasts the "failures" of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, profits from investments in the firms.
[ThinkProgress, 09/20/20


23. Mitt Romney: "Corporations are people, my friend."
[ThinkProgress, 08/11/201


24. In 1996, Mitt Romney called the flat tax a "tax cut for fat cats." In 2011, Romney said "I love a flat tax."
[New York Times, 10/24/
 

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25. Mitt Romney supports privatizing Social Security.
[ThinkProgress, 09/8/2011]

26. Mitt Romney defended his belief that we "should consider a higher retirement age" for Social Security and Medicare to preserve tax breaks for corporations.

[ThinkProgress, 08/11/2011]

27. Mitt Romney signed a budget that cut K-12 spending by $181.6 million (4 percent) and higher education spending by $100 million (10 percent).

[The Boston Globe, 10/24/2005]

28. Mitt Romney said he wants to "get the federal government out of education."

[ThinkProgress, 09/23/2011]

29. As governor, Mitt Romney vetoed a minimum wage increase to $8 an hour.

[The Boston Globe, 08/1/2006]




Foreign Policy30. Mitt Romney said he "cannot see that a Cabinet position would be justified" for an American Muslim.[Politico, 11/27/2007]

31. Mitt Romney opposes troop withdrawal from Iraq.

[ThinkProgress, 10/21/2011]

32. Mitt Romney says the U.S. should cede humanitarian aid and global leadership to China: "We ought to get the Chinese to take care of the people."

[ThinkProgress, 10/19/2011]

33. Mitt Romney vowed to increase the size of the military by 100,000 troops.

[Associated Press, 10/8/2011]

34. Mitt Romney said that catching bin Laden would be "insignificant" and it's "not worth moving heaven and earth."

[New York Times, 05/3/2007]

35. Mitt Romney wanted "bombardment" of Iran.

[New York Times, 10/26/2007]

36. Mitt Romney advocated
doubling the size of Guantanamo.

[ThinkProgress, 08/22/2011]

37. Mitt Romney says Obama's worst foreign policy mistake is the START treaty, a modest treaty originally negotiated by Reagan to ensure nuclear stability between the U.S. and Russia.

[ThinkProgress, 07/6/2010]

38. Many of Mitt Romney's foreign policy advisers helped push the U.S. into war with Iraq.

[ThinkProgress, 10/6/2011]

39. In 2008, Mitt Romney said if a Democrat won the White House it would mean "attacks on America."

[ThinkProgress, 02/7/2008

40. Mitt Romney says it was "entirely possible" that Saddam did have WMDs.

[ThinkProgress, 05/8/2007]

41. Asked if Iraq was a mistake, Mitt Romney said "Well, the question is kind of a nonsequitur."

[Media Matters, 06/6/2007
42. Mitt Romney named Walid Phares, a radical Islamophobe tied to a militia that committed atrocities, to his foreign policy team.
 

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Hmmmm,,, a successful business man with religious beliefs who is also the Governor of Massachusetts wherein the state has made a complete turn around since he took office

or a community organizer with no verified valid proof of citizenship, pure socialist views and education, friends that were terrorists, sealed records one minute after taking office, created the largest debt in history more then the combined all previous presidents together, racist attitude,...I could go on and on and on but I think you get the picture :hmmm:
 

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Hmmmm,,, a successful business man with religious beliefs who is also the Governor of Massachusetts wherein the state has made a complete turn around since he took office

or a community organizer with no verified valid proof of citizenship, pure socialist views and education, friends that were terrorists, sealed records one minute after taking office, created the largest debt in history more then the combined all previous presidents together, racist attitude,...I could go on and on and on but I think you get the picture :hmmm:
:hmmm:That you're ignorant of reality and like to ignore facts?
 

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friends that were terrorists

I haven't heard that one since McCain got his ass kicked in the debates
 

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Quoting ThinkProgress as a factual entity is laughable.

It's nothing more than a journal of left leaning opinion.

Their organization has had more retractions than the polar bear swimming club hitting the water.



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:hmmm:That you're ignorant of reality and like to ignore facts?
You have the audacity to accuse another of being ignorant? :)sphss
 

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1. As head of the investment company Bain Capital, Mitt Romney laid off thousands of workers.
[CBS News, 01/28/2008]

My department just laid off some people. No budget for them to work on anything. Is my boss now evil? If I was a owner/boss and it had to be done it has to be done. That's what leaders do.

2. Mitt Romney's advice on the foreclosure crisis: "Don't try and stop the foreclosure process."
[Mother Jones, 10/18/2011]

Good!

3. The former Bain Capital managing director said of Mitt Romney's tenure: "We had a scheme where the rich got richer."
[Los Angeles Times, 12/16/200

OK?, I get richer every day. One day I might be really rich if I keep playing my investments right. What's wrong with that?

4. Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes.
[Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007

I'd do it. I just increased my pay by 47% over a two week period and my net only increased 34%. This is especially sad because benefits were fixed. I understand what the government is doing, but I could use that money instead of a refund.


5. Mitt Romney calls Obama's payroll tax cut that would save middle class/lower income families $1,500 a year "temporary little band aids."
[Yahoo! News, 10/18/2

NEWS FLASH, THEY ARE. Household incomes are down like $5,000


6. Mitt Romney's first budget as governor included $240 million in fee increases.
[Meet the Press, 12/16/20

He was a Governor of a liberal state with many programs. He probably had to balance a budget. You know, that things all states have to do. Looks like leadership to me. If people vote for people that want all those programs he has to do it.

7. As governor, Mitt Romney made it more expensive to use an ice skating rink, register a boat, take the bar exam, and transport hazardous waste.
[Associated Press, The Boston Globe, 08/2

See above, Leadership.

8. Mitt Romney's plan for a "middle class tax cut" would provide zero benefits to 73.9 percent of the middle class.
[ThinkProgress, 10/14/2011]

ThinkProgress?

9. In 2008, Mitt Romney proposed a $233 billion "stimulus package" to boost the economy.
[USA Today, 01/20/2008

So did a lot of other idiot GOP. Should have seen the D plan we got, it was nearly 4x more.

10. Under Mitt Romney's leadership, Massachusetts ranked 47th among the 50 states in job creation.
[ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011]

ThinkProgress? What was unemployment, what was population change?

11. During Mitt Romney's tenure, Massachusetts' job growth was at 0.9 percent, far behind the national average of over 5 percent.
[ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011

ThinkProgress?

12. A Northeastern University economist found that Massachusetts lagged on virtually every economic indicator while Mitt Romney was in office.
[ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011

ThinkProgress?

13. Mitt Romney has proposed tax cuts for the rich and corporations that would cost $7.8 trillion over 10 years.
[ThinkProgress, 09/7/2011

ThinkProgress?

14. Mitt Romney boasts a record for creating private-sector jobs, but as governor, state employment grew twice as fast as the private sector.
[ThinkProgress, 09/6/201

ThinkProgress?

15. Mitt Romney called the Occupy Wall Street movement "dangerous."
[ThinkProgress, 10/4/20

I think it was, don't you? A few people died. A lot of citizens didn't go to work. A lot of citizens didn't pay taxes. The few tax payers had to pay to clean it up.

16. Mitt Romney's top economic adviser Greg Mankiw said the "offshoring" of American jobs was a good thing.
[Washington Post, 02/11/200

So? How many women do you see that aspire to be seamstresses? Seriously, we need to have this debate?

17. Mitt Romney called for taxes on the poor, saying low-income Americans having no income tax liability is "a problem" that will "kill the country."
[ThinkProgress, 09/21/20

ThinkProgress? It is killing it, they vote with no impact on themselves but bounty! It is like bribery but legal!

18. Mitt Romney called the auto bailout "tragic." After it succeeded his campaign claimed he "had the idea first."
[ThinkProgress, 05/25/201

ThinkProgress? Will I get viruses on this site?

19. Back in 2002, a spokesman for Mitt Romney derided an anti-tax pledge as "government by gimmickry." He signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge in 2011.
[ThinkProgress, 06/29/2011

ThinkProgress? TAX REFORM IS NOT ANTI-TAXATION. It does not mean that taxes will be raised. Our whole 75k+ page tax code needs to be tossed out. If you don't agree you're an idiot.

20. Mitt Romney admits he couldn't reduce Massachusetts' multi-billion dollar budget deficit without new revenue.
[The Boston Globe, 04/6/

No shit, I bet there is a shit ton of state programs and benefits. New revenue can come in the form of more private sector jobs, more businesses and greater population.

21. Mitt Romney would repeal the Dodd-Frank bill, which regulates the risky practices that led to the 2008 crisis.
[ThinkProgress, 08/25/2011

ThinkProgress? Have you read this piece of shit? It sets us up for another bubble all over again. It kills small banks. This whole bill is a piece of crap and needs to be redone.

22. Mitt Romney, who lambasts the "failures" of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, profits from investments in the firms.
[ThinkProgress, 09/20/20

ThinkProgress? If you had money and didn't profit during that time you're an idiot and wouldn't have money to begin with!

23. Mitt Romney: "Corporations are people, my friend."
[ThinkProgress, 08/11/201

ThinkProgress? I belong to a corporation. It is made up of many people. It is owned by many people. It is more of a person than a union is.

24. In 1996, Mitt Romney called the flat tax a "tax cut for fat cats." In 2011, Romney said "I love a flat tax."
[New York Times, 10/24/

15 year difference. I wonder what he has learned since then? Possibly the added growth in the economy that would occur if we had a flat tax?
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Why you work on number 1 da IDIOT, I'll take number 2.

He said that because manipulating the market is picking winners and loosers. All the people who have lived in their homes long before the housing boom and bust came along, who were responsible are the people who were mostly screwed over by the foreclosure relief that for many of the people who sought relief, found it to be temporary anyway.

Housing values are being manipulated. Its called cronyism anyway you look at it. Picking winners and loosers , just like the GM bailout. You can call it statism too, probably a few more ism's.

The market should be left to run its course.

I THINK WE SHOULD RENAME THIS THREAD TO daIDIOTS CUT AND PASTE OF NONFACTUAL BULLSHIT.



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25. Mitt Romney supports privatizing Social Security.
[ThinkProgress, 09/8/2011]

ThinkProgress? So do I. I'm 25, I hate SS. I want out of SS. I can't believe people want the government to have access to their SS fund so they can keep raiding it like unsupervised shit head little kids when their parents are out.


26. Mitt Romney defended his belief that we "should consider a higher retirement age" for Social Security and Medicare to preserve tax breaks for corporations.

[ThinkProgress, 08/11/2011]

ThinkProgress? Yeah, lets get the HIGHEST corporate tax rate in the world. That'll be good for jobs. That'll keep companies here. That'll keep prices down to our consumers.

27. Mitt Romney signed a budget that cut K-12 spending by $181.6 million (4 percent) and higher education spending by $100 million (10 percent).

[The Boston Globe, 10/24/2005]

Ok? Population change? I had to pay for my higher education. I don't see the problem.

28. Mitt Romney said he wants to "get the federal government out of education."

[ThinkProgress, 09/23/2011]

ThinkProgress? Me too it's not the Federal governments place. It's up to states to do this. Have you been to school lately? It's all preparing for a test. There is no learning. All to meet government standards. It's bull-crap.

29. As governor, Mitt Romney vetoed a minimum wage increase to $8 an hour.

[The Boston Globe, 08/1/2006]

Do you know the affects of raising the minimum wage? Why not just make it $100/hour?



Foreign Policy

30. Mitt Romney said he "cannot see that a Cabinet position would be justified" for an American Muslim.[Politico, 11/27/2007]

GOOD

31. Mitt Romney opposes troop withdrawal from Iraq.

[ThinkProgress, 10/21/2011]

ThinkProgress? You'll see why in time.

32. Mitt Romney says the U.S. should cede humanitarian aid and global leadership to China: "We ought to get the Chinese to take care of the people."

[ThinkProgress, 10/19/2011]

ThinkProgress? Global aid is a joke.

33. Mitt Romney vowed to increase the size of the military by 100,000 troops.

[Associated Press, 10/8/2011]

At the time was it needed? Maybe this is so rotations can be less and PTSD less prevalent and families more solid. How many times have you been over?

34. Mitt Romney said that catching bin Laden would be "insignificant" and it's "not worth moving heaven and earth."

[New York Times, 05/3/2007]

Old man on dialysis. Al Qaeda isn't gone is it? Lets check... Nope not gone... Still active and always will be until people want true world peace.

35. Mitt Romney wanted "bombardment" of Iran.

[New York Times, 10/26/2007]

Ok

36. Mitt Romney advocated
doubling the size of Guantanamo.

[ThinkProgress, 08/22/2011]

ThinkProgress? Good, we got a lot of bad guys to store. Look at all the ones we release killing our Ambassadors and shit!

37. Mitt Romney says Obama's worst foreign policy mistake is the START treaty, a modest treaty originally negotiated by Reagan to ensure nuclear stability between the U.S. and Russia.

[ThinkProgress, 07/6/2010]

ThinkProgress? I AGREE with Romney.

38. Many of Mitt Romney's foreign policy advisers helped push the U.S. into war with Iraq.

[ThinkProgress, 10/6/2011]

ThinkProgress? Do you still believe we found no WMD?

39. In 2008, Mitt Romney said if a Democrat won the White House it would mean "attacks on America."

[ThinkProgress, 02/7/2008

ThinkProgress? I THINK HE WAS RIGHT. Try writing Ambassador Stevens and see if he writes you back. Go ask Fort Hood about their "work place violence".

40. Mitt Romney says it was "entirely possible" that Saddam did have WMDs.

[ThinkProgress, 05/8/2007]

ThinkProgress? Have they not read wikileaks? Seriously? Wikileaks has published our WMD findings.

41. Asked if Iraq was a mistake, Mitt Romney said "Well, the question is kind of a nonsequitur."

[Media Matters, 06/6/2007

Why is this even here?

42. Mitt Romney named Walid Phares, a radical Islamophobe tied to a militia that committed atrocities, to his foreign policy team.

:bangmyhead:Have you even looked at Obama's friends, mentors and cabinet?
Nice Job on following rules. But we all know you lean left so the rules do not apply to you, just the underlings you want to control.

2. Do not post links or cut & paste unless you are offering a detailed opinion or input along with them. Anyone can search Google and read the news. This applies to extreme right or left websites and news and informational sites. The forum is not a link farm.
 

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Here you go you whiny little biatch

Steve Wynn said shove it up your azz daIdiot. Here you go, a cut paste for you since you like them so much.




On the Tuesday broadcast of the nightly Nevada political program "Ralston Reports," Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts sat down with host Jon Ralston to discuss the presidential election.

Wynn, an outspoken critic of President Obama, didn't hold back in his latest criticism of the incumbent president seeking a second term.

"I'll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I'm a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don't like having a bulls-eye painted on our back," Wynn said about Obama to Ralston. An excerpt of the interview is below.

WYNN: I've created about 250,000 direct and indirect jobs according to the state of Nevada's measurement. If the number is 250,000, that's exactly 250,000 more than this president, who I'll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I'm a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don't like having a bulls-eye painted on our back.

The president is trying to put himself between me and my employees. By class warfare, by deprecating and calling a group that makes money 'billionaires and millionaires who don't pay their share.' I gave 120% of my salary and bonus away last year to charities, as I do most years. I can't stand the idea of being demagogued, that is put down by a president who has never created any jobs and who doesn't even understand how the economy works.​

Wynn on a scrapped business plan: "I'm afraid of the president. I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up. I have no idea. And I have to tell you Jon that every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks

Here is the SOURCE of my cut and paste Steve Wynn On Obama: "I'll Be Damned If I Want To Have Him Lecture Me" | RealClearPolitics



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Of all the criticisms you could aim at Mitt Romney, Icy clearly refuted or explained them all.
Now, why don't you post up stories, such as these Mooseboy on your Kenyan hero. Oh, that's right. He hasn't the credibility, character or integrity to be associated with such stories.

1) Mitt Romney saved the life of a 14 year old girl: Imagine what it would be like if we could have this kind of decisive people-centered leadership in the White House..

In 1998 the 14-year-old daughter of one of Romney's partners at Bain Capital, Robin Gay, had disappeared after attending a rave party in New York City. The distraught father was beside himself with terror of what may have happened to his little girl.
Upon hearing of this, Romney stopped all operations at Bain and flew himself and all of the company's employees to New York to conduct the search. Using his contacts with establishments in New York that did business with Bain and an outlay of cash, Romney led a search for the girl from a command post he had set up in the LaGuardia Marriott that involved a private detective, Bain employees and customers putting up posters, handing out flyers, and interviewing prostitutes, drug addicts, and other street people in New York, and coordination with the New York Police.

A break came, after media publicity of the search, when a teenage boy called a tip line asking if there was a reward. He hung up, but not before the police traced the call to a home in New Jersey. The girl was found in the basement of the house undergoing withdraws from a hit of ecstasy.

Romney, through his efforts, had saved the girl's life.

2) Mitt Romney gave milk to a V.A. hospital: This is the kind of thing Mitt Romney has done for people in need who cross his path.

He shared a story of a V.A. hospital in Boston that Mitt Romney stopped at while on the campaign trail running against Ted Kennedy. Ted Kennedy had made a thirty minute stop at the same location a couple of weeks prior.
After touring the V.A. hospital, Mitt asked to look at their books. After he spent forty minutes going through their books, he told them, “You run a very good place, very tight. Very good.” Romney asked to go on another tour of the hospital, and after spending an hour and forty minutes there, the last question he asked was, “So what… what do you -- what are you lacking? What do you need help with?”

The response? “Milk.”

Since the press was around, snapping photos and asking questions, Glenn explained that Romney did a really awkward joke where he said, “maybe we should teach everyone here how to milk a cow.”

Of course, that’s all the press cared to hear and ran with a story that claims “Mitt Romney says veterans should have to milk cows.”

“This is where it gets good,” Glenn started. “Romney calls him up the next morning.”

Romney first apologizes to the man who runs the hospital for any problems the attention from the press jumping on his words brought to the hospital. He next offers to help with the milk situation.

“Friday comes, and the milkman comes,” Glenn continues. “This is what the vets needed – they needed 7,000 pints of milk a week. Milkman shows up, 7,000 pints. The head of the V.A. hospital asks, ‘Where did all this come from?’ He [the milkman] said ‘an anonymous donor.’ Now, the guy didn’t put it together.”

Glenn explains that when the next week rolled around, the milkman shows up again, and continued to show up every week for two years. After two years of delivering 7,000 pints of milk a week to the hospital, as the milkman is retiring, the man finally gets him to reveal the anonymous donor.

It’s Mitt Romney.

“Mitt Romney was writing a personal check and didn’t want anybody to know for two years and provided the vets with all of their milk in Boston,” Glenn explained to listeners this morning.

When Romney became governor, he sent a bill through to help the V.A. hospital – it was down to the dollar.

3) Mitt Romney helped a dying 14 year old boy write his will: In a profession filled with people who steal the credit for every good thing that happens and pass the buck at every opportunity, Mitt Romney's humility -- which is a wonderful trait in a human being, but a maladaptive one in a politician -- has kept him from hammering home stories like this home in every swing state.

Pat Oparowski talks about the loving friendship Mitt Romney developed with her dying son David, remembering,
"David, knowing Mitt had gone to law school at Harvard, asked Mitt if he would help him write a will. He had some prize possessions that he wanted to make sure were given to his closest friends and family. The next time Mitt went to the hospital, he was equipped with his yellow legal pad and pen. Together, they made David’s will. That is a task that no child should ever have to do. But it gave David peace of mind. So after David’s death, we were able to give his skateboard, his model rockets, and his fishing gear to his best friends. He also made it clear that his brother Peter should get his Ruger .22 rifle. How many men do you know who would take the time out of their busy lives to visit a terminally ill 14 year old and help him settle his affairs?"

David also helped us plan his funeral. He wanted to be buried in his Boy Scout uniform. He wanted Mitt to pronounce his eulogy, and Mitt was there to honor that request. We will be ever grateful to Mitt for his love and concern.”

Ted Oparowski summed it up nicely when he said,

"You cannot measure a man’s character based on the words he utters before adoring crowds during times that are happy. The true measure of a man is revealed in his actions during times of trouble — the quiet hospital room of a dying boy, with no cameras and no reporters."

4) At one point, Mitt Romney was doing 10-20 hours a week of volunteer church service: At the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney's friend and fellow church member Grant Bennett talked about the work Mitt Romney did at their church.

While raising his family and pursuing his career, Mitt Romney served in our church, devoting 10, 15, and even 20 hours a week doing so. ...Drawing on the skills and resources of those in our congregation, Mitt provided food and housing, rides to the doctor, and companions to sit with those who were ill. He shoveled snow and raked leaves for the elderly. He took down tables and swept floors at church dinners. He was often the last to leave. Mitt challenged each of us to find our life by losing it in service to others. He issued that challenge again and again.
What do you think the chances are that the current occupant of the White House would voluntarily shovel snow and rake leaves for the elderly without any television cameras around?

5) Pam Finlayson talks about how Mitt Romney treated her family and her extremely ill child: Pam Finlayson gave one of the finest speeches at the Republican National Convention when she talked about how Mitt Romney had treated her child and her family.

Later, when Finlayson and her husband Grant had a baby girl born dangerously premature, the man who decades later would stand at the threshold of the presidency was a steady and supportive presence at the hospital.
“Kate was so tiny and very sick,” Finlayson recalled. “Her lungs not yet ready to breathe, her heart unstable, and after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage at three days old, she was teetering on the very edge of life.”

“As I sat with her in intensive care, consumed with a mother’s worry and fear, dear Mitt came to visit and pray with me,” she continued, as the partisan crowd listened in rapt silence. “I will never forget that when he looked down tenderly at my daughter, his eyes filled with tears, and he reached out gently and stroked her tiny back.”

“I could tell immediately that he didn’t just see a tangle of plastic and tubes; he saw our beautiful little girl, and he was clearly overcome with compassion for her.”

The little girl was slated for surgery around Thanksgiving, and Finlayson recalled Romney and his sons showing up with a Thanksgiving feast for the preoccupied parents. Finlayson said she later learned from Ann Romney that the food had been prepared by her husband.

Kate Finlayson survived, and the two families remained close, said Finlayson, who even babysat for the five “rambunctious” Romney sons before the family moved from Boston.

Last year, Kate Finlayson died at age 26 from complications she’d battled from birth, her mom said. And although Romney was in the midst of preparing his bid for the presidency, they remembered their old friends in yet another hour of anguish.

“When they heard of Kate’s passing, both Mitt and Ann paused, to personally reach out to extend us sympathy, and express their love,” Finlayson said.

“When the world looks at Mitt Romney, they see him as the founder of a successful business, the leader of the Olympics, or a governor,” she said. “When I see Mitt, I know him to be a loving father, man of faith and caring and compassionate friend."

6) Mitt Romney and his sons saved a family and their dog from drowning: Mitt Romney saw people in trouble and he didn't wait for the government to save them, he made a REAL gutsy call, and did what he had to do to save their lives.

But way back in the summer of 2003, the then-Massachusetts governor made the news for a very different reason: He helped save a Tewksbury family from drowning in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee.
The Morrisseys of Tewksbury were motoring their vintage wooden boat through the large lake on July 4 weekend that year when, around sunset and about 300 yards from shore, the vessel began taking on water. Robert Morrissey attempted to dial 911 on his cell phone, only to lose the device in the water as the boat started sinking rapidly.

That’s when Romney, who owns a home on the shore of the lake, and two of his sons jumped on jet skis and rode out to assist the six people, along with the family dog, struggling in the water.

The Romneys took two of the passengers ashore, and others in the area helped the rest of the family—and the dog, too — make it back to land without injury.

7) Mitt Romney pays for the college education of two boys who were left as quadriplegics after a car wreck: As you read this, imagine how you'd feel about Mitt Romney if you were Mark and Sheryl Nixon. Americans would be fortunate to have someone like Mitt Romney doing his best to try to help them.

Mark and Sheryl Nixon, along with their sons Reed and Rob and their daughter Natalie, told of a car accident that left Reed and Rob quadriplegics. Although the Nixon family knew of Romney and Romney had served as their Mormon stake president, they weren't well acquainted.
Reed and Rob returned home from rehab in the late fall, near Christmas, Mark said. Around that time, Romney called and said he'd like to do something for the two boys. So Romney, his wife Ann, and three of their sons brought Christmas gifts to the family.

While Romney later offered to pay for Reed and Rob's entire college education, that Christmas Eve visit stands out in Mark's mind, he said, because instead of vacationing in Utah, New England or the Caribbean, the Romney family was visiting the needy.

"That actually, to me, has been more important to me than the financial help he gave," Mark said.

"After the initial experience of showing up, he didn't check that off his list and say, 'I did my duty,'" Natalie added. "He has, year after year, shown up at 5K races to run the event and participate."

 

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43. Mitt Romney won't say whether he thinks waterboarding is torture.
[Democracy Now, 11/29/2007]


[HR][/HR]Environment

44. Mitt Romney criticized President Obama for a nearly identical green energy program Romney set up in his state. Three of the six companies the Massachusetts fund invested in are now defunct or struggling.
[Politico, 10/26/2011]

45. Mitt Romney opposes regulating carbon dioxide and other gases linked to climate change.
[ThinkProgress, 08/26/2011]
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46. Mitt Romney supports drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
[The Boston Globe, 12/13/2005]


47. Mitt Romney considers liquid coal a "clean" technology, though it emits more greenhouse gasses than oil.
[USA Today, 09/27/2007]



48. Mitt Romney stalled and eventually withdrew from a multi-state "pollution pact" that would cap plants' carbon emissions.
[The Boston Globe, 12/10/2005]



49. Mitt Romney said the Clean Air Act doesn't apply to carbon emissions.
[ThinkProgress, 07/18/2011]

50. Today, Mitt Romney says a cap and trade program would have "devastating results for people across the planet." In 2005, Romney said he was "convinced" that cap and trade was "good business."
[ThinkProgress, 05/20/2011]


51. Mitt Romney's energy policy adviser works for a lobbying firm for a major coal company.
[ThinkProgress, 09/12/2011


52. Mitt Romney supports unlimited coal and oil production.
[ThinkProgress, 05/20/2011]



[HR][/HR]Social Issues

53. Mitt Romney supports penalties for doctors who perform an abortion.
[ThinkProgress, 10/3/2011]54. Mitt Romney wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

[Meet The Press, 12/16/2007]

55. Mitt Romney used to say he was pro-choice, and now he's "avidly pro-life."

[Sioux City Journal, 12/27/2007]

56. Mitt Romney would "absolutely" support a state constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception, which would restrict women's right to an abortion.

[ThinkProgress, 10/3/2011]

57. In 2005, Mitt Romney vetoed a measure that would have increased access to emergency contraception by allowing pharmacists to provide the pill without a prescription.

[ThinkProgress, 07/29/2011]

58. Mitt Romney pledged to expand a Bush-Era policy of permitting doctors to deny women access to contraceptives.

[ThinkProgress, 09/6/2011]

59. Top Mitt Romney legal adviser Robert Bork said women "aren't discriminated against anymore."

[ThinkProgress, 10/17/2011]

60. Mitt Romney drafted a bill to exempt a religious group from nondiscrimination rules, allowing it to ban gay couples from adopting children.

[Associated Press, 03/14/2006]

61. In the 1990s, Mitt Romney told the Log Cabin Republicans that he'd be better than Ted Kennedy on gay rights.

[ThinkProgress, 06/8/2011]

62. Mitt Romney has signed the National Organization for Marriage anti-gay campaign pledge, calling for a federal amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.

[ThinkProgress, 08/4/2011]

63. Mitt Romney on Don't Ask, Don't Tell's end: "I believe it should have been kept in place until conflict was over."

[ThinkProgress, 06/13/2011]

64. Mitt Romney refused to condemn the booing of a gay soldier at a GOP debate.

[ThinkProgress, 10/4/2011]

65. Mitt Romney suggested the government should continue to subsidize religious organizations that discriminate against gay couples in the adoption process.

[ThinkProgress, 09/6/2011]

66. Campaigning in 1994, Mitt Romney said "I don't line up with the NRA." Today, Mitt Romney is a lifetime member of the NRA.

[Time, 05/10/2007]

67. Mitt Romney criticized Ted Kennedy for not being tough enough on guns.

[The Boston Globe, 08/27/1994]

68. Mitt Romney falsely claimed he was endorsed by the NRA in 2002.

[Washington Post, 12/16/2007]
69. Mitt Romney blamed pornography for the Virginia Tech shooting.

[Fox News, 07/5/2007]



Health Care

70. Mitt Romney's former health care consultant, an MIT economist, claimed the former governor is being "dishonest" when he says he didn't have to raise taxes in order to pay for Romneycare.[ThinkProgress, 10/14/2011]

71. Mitt Romney said he supported the Ryan Republican budget plan that would effectively end Medicare.

[ThinkProgress, 04/25/2011]

72. Mitt Romney's first act as president would be to allow all states to opt out of health reform through executive action, which would be illegal.

[ThinkProgress, 03/23/2011]

73. Mitt Romney would repeal the broad prohibition against denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions.

[ThinkProgress, 05/13/2011]

74. Mitt Romney claims Massachusetts is not a model for health reform, after saying in 2009 his state "is a model for getting everyone insured."

[ThinkProgress, 04/8/2010]

75. Mitt Romney criticizes "Obamacare" but it is functionally identical to Romneycare.

[ThinkProgress, 01/19/2010]
76. Mitt Romney reversed his campaign position, enacting abstinence-only sex education in schools.

[The Boston Globe, 06/30/2007]
77. Mitt Romney's health care advisers played a key role in drafting the Affordable Care Act.

[ThinkProgress, 03/5/2010]



Immigration

78. Mitt Romney: "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals."[Politico, 10/19/2007]

79. Mitt Romney initially supported the Bush plan for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. He later denounced it.

[Washington Post, 02/4/2008]

80. Mitt Romney was endorsed in 2008 by radical anti-immigrant activists like Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

[ThinkProgress, 03/5/2010]

81. The landscaping company Mitt Romney used to tend his mansion for 10 years employed illegal immigrants.

[ThinkProgress, 04/26/2011]

82. Mitt Romney criticized Rick Perry for providing government benefits to undocumented immigrants, but Romneycare provided free health care to undocumented immigrants.

[Los Angelus Times, 10/23/2011]

Politics

83. As of October 2011, Mitt Romney has raised more than five times as much money from Wall St. employees as Obama, raising $1.5 million.[ThinkProgress, 10/16/2011]



84. A leaked strategic document from Mitt Romney's 2007 campaign lists "perfect hair" among the candidate's flaws.

[The Boston Globe, 02/27/2007]

85. Mitt Romney said he finds "it hard to disagree with Rush Limbaugh on topics."

[ThinkProgress, 03/9/2010]

86. Mitt Romney in 2004: "From now on, it's me me me."

[The Boston Globe, 06/30/2007]


87. Whenever the Massachussets House challenged Mitt Romney, they overrode his vetoes 99.6 percent of the time.

[The Boston Globe, 06/30/2007]

88. Mitt Romney in 2008: I "love" George W. Bush.

[ThinkProgress, 01/3/2008]

89. Mitt Romney refused to pardon an Iraq war veteran's BB-gun conviction but called Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence "reasonable."

[ThinkProgress, 07/4/2007]

90. Tea Party billionaire David Koch hosted one of Mitt Romney's first fundraisers for his 2012 campaign.

[ThinkProgress, 03/15/2011]

91. Mitt Romney considers himself "in sync" with the Tea Party.

[Reuters, 08/18/2011]

Other

92. Mitt Romney's beach house has a "nonliving area" that is twice the size of the average American home.[ThinkProgress, 08/29/2011]

93. Mitt Romney plans to bulldoze his 3,000-square-foot $12 million home in California to replace it with one four times its size. Romney also owns a $10 million estate in New Hampshire.
 

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Damn Doc,

All that might make their heads explode.

I imagine the PM's are flying, looks like RTI found a new "Zombie".:duh:
 

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Damn Doc,

All that might make their heads explode.

I imagine the PM's are flying, looks like RTI found a new "Zombie".:duh:
They won't read it. The truth to liberals is like kryptonite to superman.

Never the less, excellent post Doc! :))THumbsUp
 

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friends that were terrorists

I haven't heard that one since McCain got his ass kicked in the debates

Facts are facts none the less, are you going to deny that O is not clse friends with William Ayers? Past leader of the the domestic terrorist organization known as the Weather Underground?

They probably sat around together back in the day and smoked some pot and did a little coke right?
 

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:hmmm:That you're ignorant of reality and like to ignore facts?

There you go again, talking to yourself while you stare at your confused image in the mirror. Better hurry, isn't today food stamp handout day or do they just give you a debit card now with free cheese from the government? I guess you could use your O phone and call ahead and see if the handout line is very long yet right? Of course we all know the handout line is huge and growing longer everyday. :)bulb
 
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