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Romney had 'Dukakis moment' - his 47 percent comment

Romney had 'Dukakis moment' - his 47 percent comment.
The campaign is over.
It would be better for the GOP its future to withdraw its nomination from Mitt Romney while there is still time.

Typical sentiment:
"Romney seems fake, especially after the 47 percent comment," said Kurtis Nash of Cincinnati. "I've always voted for Republicans," he said, but now he's leaning toward Obama.

Here is Wikipedia quote describing Dukakis that could perfectly describe Romney:
"Dukakis had trouble with the personality that he projected to the voting public. His reserved and stoic nature was easily interpreted to be a lack of passion."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Dukakis

Google Romney 47 percent.
I found 164,000,000 results.

Reince Priebus are you listening?
You still have a chance to reconvene the RNC and nominate someone who has the highest polling numbers vs. Obama -- Dr. Ron Paul.



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strangely

when I first heard the 47% remark I thought that it might win him the election. But, in true fashion, Romney back-pedaled as fast as he could and made clear, for the 1000th time, that he is a political hack with no core beliefs. There isn't a person in the USA who would benefit by voting for him. Same for Obama.

h-daddy

I certainly wish it were that simple

The people who own both parties (the bankers) have a different agenda at stake than saving the party. They'd start a new party to replace the Republicans rather than have Ron Paul as the Republican candidate. It may very well be that they've chosen Obama out of the two because they believe Obama will get their New World Order together faster than Romney (though both are their man). Here's something to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGAaPjqdbgQ

-Bloatedtoad

I'm so happy to say I have no clue what he said

nor do I care.

Ditto

...though I'll go out on a ledge and assume it was something stupid.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

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Mitt's father George had his "Dukakis moment" also.

Remember the "brainwashing" reference?

George Romney Brainwash interview on WKBD-TV 50 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSdSiBehQpI

George Romney was Governor of Michigan from 1963-1969 and served ... Someone get a time machine and ...

What Was So Bad About Dukakis?

I don't even understand why the photograph of him in the tank is such a big deal.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

SteveMT's picture

It was the 1-2 punch of the tank & 33 seconds of Willy Horton.

Willie Horton 1988 Attack Ad - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io9KMSSEZ0Y

Infamous attack ad from 1988 U.S. Election against Michael Dukakis. This ad was ran by the National Security ...

This ad is what did in Dukakis.

I Still Don't Get Why The Tank Photo Was Such A Negative

Can someone please clue me in?

And for anyone to let the Willie Horton issue decisively influence his or her vote makes no sense. Presidents don't even deal with issues such as prison furloughs.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

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Presidents don't even deal with issues such as prison furloughs

But governors do, and Dukakis furloughed a convicted murderer enabling him to kill two more people. This shows bad judgement as a governor. What other bad judgements would he make as president?
Read all about Willie Horton and Dukakis:
http://www.forerunner.com/forerunner/X0158_Dukakis__Willie_H...

As far as the tank ad, if Dukakis was a wimp on crime in his own state how would he deal with negotiating with international powers? Dukakis in a tank was judged to be an oxymoron. That is why.

He Still Would Have Been Better Than Bush

Bush did some killing himself, on a broader scale, and ushered in the age of neoconservatism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuefjIYKkjE

Iraq I lead to Iraq II. Millions dead.

George Bush Sr. lead to George Bush Jr., who lead to Barack Obama (you never would have gotten an Obama without a Bush Jr.).

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

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Wrong answer. Stop believing in the left-right paradigm

They are both on the same team, like the WWF. Believe it!

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy."

- Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope

http://www.dailypaul.com/62900/carroll-quigley-quote-on-the-...

Were Kennedy And Nixon On The Same Team?

Were Reagan and Carter on the same team?

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

SteveMT's picture

You get killed if you are not on the same team.

Kennedy started talking about secret societies and silver-backed currencies, and they offed him for that.

Reagan was a big spending republican, who use to a democrat until he changed parties in 1962.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Was_Ronald_Reagan_a_republican_or_...

The answers to your questions are: yes and yes.

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"No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." -H.L. Mencken

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

MSM did the hit job

MSM made it look cheese.

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This "moment"

is the premise of the Obama commercials...Romney hates Americans, Obama loves Americans.

uh huh...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Reince Preibus Would Like To Clear Something Up With You

He doesn't care about anything other than preserving his job.

How I fought the R3volution, by Reince "the hitman" Prebus

Rinse Penis did his job, he kept Ron Paul from the nomination, he saved the federal reserve, the MIC, the too big to fails, and is finishing up keeping Gary Johnson out of the debates. Oh, and he managed to get the GOP rules changed to prevent any liberty grass roots movement from "messen" with the system in the future. Those are not small accomplishments for a RINO neocon.

I thought of a title for his future book, see above, subtitled "the confessions of a fascist political hit man"

Michael Steele Never Looked So Good

I wonder if he was fired for not being the kind of cut throat guy that Priebus is. Steele seems much more moderate.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Preserving his job requires

Preserving his job requires WINNING! I know he reads this blog too! Reince, the Republican base is going to demand a total turn over of ALL RNC leadership positions if the GOP loses what should have been the easiest race in history to win! We, the true conservatives of the party will lead the battle cry for your FIRING and all those around you the day after Obama wins! Otherwise the RNC will run some whiny RINO and lose to Hillary in 2016.

Then wish for a loss

Time to clean house.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Clean the House

& Senate.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

+ 1

So I'm letting him know that as Chairman of the Republican National Committee he will see the GOP become a 3rd party -- a status it richly deserves.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15