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Old 11-15-2011, 11:54 AM   #181
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And here I thought all these guys hated her because she wasn't attractive.

At least that's the sense I got.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:56 AM   #182
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Classic posted a video that is "classic" for what is happening to Herman Cain today.

Here is the interview video only

Here is the original article:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Don Walker and Craig Gilbert
Nov 14, 2011

Cain stumbles on Libya question
Quote:
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain,
in the midst of a Midwestern campaign swing,
stumbled badly Monday when attempting to answer a question
about whether he agreed or disagreed with President Barack Obama's
approach to handling the Libyan crisis.
<snip>
Over the weekend, I started to comment on this interview,
because of the headline, I almost followed the media sheep by ridiculing Cain for his gaff.
But I did not.

Cain's campaign has later reported he was just tired from the campaign...
I believe that may well have been the case.

I watched the video and came to the conclusion that Cain actually gave a good,
reasoned answer to the question, and was been exceedingly cautious
about getting trapped by the reporters.

But I urge people to actually watch the entire interview,
and then decide if the media today is treating this story fairly.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #183
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Pelosi should be in jail. The same cell as Boehner.

The 60 Minutes interview was fantastic.

Proof they are criminals. And Pelosi was caught unawares. It was so obvious in her face. She was caught with her hand in her cookie jar and her chopping motion and facial expressions were so telling. I hope they bring her down. But alas nothing will happen until the laws are changed by those who are currently making the most off of inaction. The Republickins are no better. But props must be given to those interviewed and who were honest enough to tell the story.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?...;storyMediaBox
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #184
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The whole story:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?...ain;contentAux
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:01 PM   #185
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:47 PM   #186
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No taxes on capital gains? No taxes on dividends?

Holy crap! So the only thing that would be taxed is labor? Salary and wages from labor. I can see very clearly who Rick Perry thinks should fund the public goods and services provided by the federal government. And more importantly who he thinks should be exempt from paying any share at all.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #187
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Perry has been reduced to a non-relevant status.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #188
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Suddenly, Cain is crashing and Gingrich has climbed to the top tier of GOP candidates.
It must be time to review the political history of a man who is almost a phenomenon.
The talking heads are sure Newt will not be the GOP nominee:

John Nichols on May 12, 2011 - 7:53am ET

Five Reasons Why Republicans Are Never Ever Going to Nominate Newt Gingrich
Quote:
So Newt Gingrich has finally gotten around to mounting the race
for the Oval Office he has coveted for the better part of two decades.
<snip>
On message. According to plan. Yes, that's Newt Gingrich. Cool.
Let’s consider the top-five reasons:

1. GINGRICH REACHED HIS SELL-BY DATE IN 1996:
Born during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's third term,
Gingrich would if elected next year assume the presidency on the cusp of his 70th birthday.
And unlike the conservative movement's favorite septuagenarian president, Ronald Reagan,
Gingrich has been a political player for his entire adult life.
Barack Obama was two years old when Gingrich went to work on his first national campaign.

There are natural trajectories for politicians. Gingrich's had him running for president in 1996,
as the dynamic conservative challenger to President Bill Clinton.
That would have been a great race between a pair of similar southerners
-- smart, ambitious rascals with plenty of skeletons in their closets
but also with real differences regarding the direction of the nation
-- but Gingrich deferred to the party bosses (and their corporate overseers)
who preferred the predictability of Bob Dole.

Gingrich blinked. He missed his chance.
The same thing happened to Mario Cuomo, who should have run in 1992.
But at least Cuomo didn’t try to run in 2008.

2. GINGRICH IS A QUITTER:
Stop making fun of Sarah Palin. Sure, she quit in the middle
of her term as governor of Alaska, which was kind of pathetic.
But Gingrich quit as Speaker of the House on the eve of the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

Talk about “seduced and abandoned.”
He set his fellow Republicans up for a fool’s mission, then he exited stage right.
But the real reason was that his fellow Republicans had lost faith with him as a leader.
That was a smart choice, rooted in actual experience and sincere concern
about trusting the future of their party to a Gingrich.
Why would Republicans abandon it now.

3. GINGRICH GOT HISTORY A “ROCKEFELLER REPUBLICAN”:
He could have signed on with the “Draft Ronald Reagan” campaign of that year.
That's what a visionary conservative would have done.
He could have worked for Richard Nixon.
That's what a cautious Republican careerist would have done.

But no! Gingrich served as the southern regional coordinator for the campaign of
New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, the most liberal Republican in the field

4. GINGRICH KEEPS GOING GREEN ON US:
Environmentalist? Appealing to "liberal Democrats"?
That was the old Newt Gingrich. He's a conservative now.

Well, er, um, he did appear three years ago with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
in an ad for Al Gore's Repower American Campaign, an ad that saw Gingrich declare that,
while he and the liberal Democrat did not agree on many issues,
"we do agree our country must take action to address climate change."

5. GINGRICH CAME UP WITH THE LAMEST EXCUSE EVER FOR CHEATING ON HIS SEVERAL WIVES:
Quote:
"There's no question at times in my life,
partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country,
that I worked too hard and things happened in my life
that were not appropriate.
You see, it was patriotism -- the love of the country, not the love of the ladies -- that led him to stray.
And besides all that:

This past week Newt Gingrich climbed nearer the top of GOP presidential polls,
but many pundits insist that the former House speaker has
too many skeletons in his closet to bag the nomination.


The Week
November 16, 2011

Quote:
1. He has too many skeletons in his closet
2. Gingrich doesn't have enough cash to compete
3. Newt would never beat Obama
4. Gingrich simply isn't likable
5. He's too moderate for today's GOP
6. The non-Romneys always fade
While most of these are debatable, # 4 is the over-riding issue
Quote:
"Voters came to know him 20 years ago and they hated him."
And today, "the more people get to know him, the less they like him."
It's obvious why, Newt is mean. says Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo.
He spends much of the debates scolding the moderators.
Really, "his emotional center of gravity is contemptuous disdain."
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:38 PM   #189
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says "some tool" at Talking Points Memo.
meh - you went with TPM to get a shitty quote from some partisan hack.
For that, I am going to post 5 links to some BS from Faux snooze and you can't bitch about it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:45 PM   #190
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@classic ??? the "Newt is mean" quote comes from The Week, in it's link embedded above.

Have I committed a faux pas ?
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:49 PM   #191
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:53 PM   #192
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That looks a like that cat named bob.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:08 PM   #193
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but but but your quote is:
Quote:
"It's obvious why, Newt is mean. says Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo. "
... ahhh just found it -
Quote:
"Voters came to know him 20 years ago and they hated him."
And today, "the more people get to know him, the less they like him."
It's obvious why, says Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo. Newt is mean.
He spends much of the debates scolding the moderators.
Really, "his emotional center of gravity is contemptuous disdain."
sorry, let me rephrase ... they went with some partisan hack from TPM to get a shitty quote .
My deepest apologies, Sir Lamp.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:11 PM   #194
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In all seriousness, Newt is another waste of time - fodder for the papers.
Does anyone really think he will get the nod?
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:14 PM   #195
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meh - you went with TPM to get a shitty quote from some partisan hack.
For that, I am going to post 5 links to some BS from Faux snooze and you can't bitch about it.
I'll see your 5 links, and raise you 10 links to The Communist Manifesto, Comrade.
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