Posted by svatoid, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2011 at 8:32 am svatoid is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
"Ignoring that, Christie and Daniels failed to get any steam because they are leftists in Repub clothing."
There goes Gary, whoops, I mean Perspective with his "leftist" label.
"We are sick of RINOs."
Who is we, Sharon, whoops I mean Perspective.
Unfortunately all of the republicans have pledged allegiance to Grover Norquist, instead of the USA. These are the same republicans who relentlessly bash Obama, while being sorry that he got Osama Bin Laden. A fine bunch.
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2011 at 11:29 am
It's getting a bit tighter as Iowa approaches and the stress is getting to the two top dogs: Mitt calls Newt on lobbying for Freddie, and Newt calls Mitt on ruining American's jobs.
"Mitt Romney on Monday aggressively criticized rival Newt Gingrich and called on him to return the estimated $1.6 million he received for providing strategic advice (ie.. LOBBYING) to Freddie Mac, the quasi-government agency that guarantees home mortgages." Web Link
Newt replied: "If Gov. Romney would give back all the money he's earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over the years at Bain, then I would be glad to listen to him," he told reporters in Londonderry. "But I bet you $10, not $10,000, that he won't take the offer."
Neither of these bozos is qualified to be President.
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm
Who said this today?
“He has been an extraordinarily unreliable leader in the conservative world — not 16 or 17 years ago but in the last two to three years,” <CANDIDATE> said. “And even during the campaign, the number of times he has moved from one spot to another has been remarkable. I think he’s shown a level of unreliability as a conservative leader today.”
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Poor Herman Cain cries about the lib media who forced him to pull out. Really? Lib Media, oddly owned by some of our largest corporations. Who knew the corporations are libs?
"Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told a conference call of tea party activists on Sunday night that it was the liberal media that forced him out of the 2012 presidential race.
“I am as broken hearted as others about having to pull out,” Cain said, “but I couldn’t continue to try and run a race when you have a liberal media and others who did not want to see me succeed and to see us succeed — constantly fighting false accusations.”"
In other news, despite allegations to the contrary, Herman Cain claims to have "pulled out."
Posted by B Street, a resident of the Palo Alto Orchards neighborhood, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
What a joke, perspective!
The money line from your quote: "What the media call Gingrich’s “baggage” concerns largely his personal life and the fact that he made a lot of money running a consulting firm after he left Congress."
Baggage is just personal? How dumb is that?
Yo, Sowell, how about the reason the "Speaker" was no longer speaker of the house?
Newt's as dirty a politician as it gets! That's the baggage! It isn't that he divorced his first of three wives while she was in the hospital with cancer. It isn't the half million dollar Tiffany line of credit for his bling. It isn't that he lobbied for Freddie Mac and made millions doing so. It isn't that Newt called for impeachment for Clinton's "indiscretions" while Newt was also cheating on his 2nd wife. It isn't the fact Newt shut down the government because he was throwing a snit over an inferior seating assignment on Air force One, which he later admitted was his own tantrum.
It's the fact that Leroy Newton is DIRTY.
"Eighty-four ethics charges were filed against Speaker Gingrich during his term. After extensive investigation and negotiation by the House Ethics Committee, Gingrich was sanctioned US$300,000 by a 395-28 House vote. It was the first time in history a speaker was disciplined for ethical wrongdoing."
Ya can't get 395 members to agree the sun rises in the east.
Posted by B St, a resident of the Palo Alto Orchards neighborhood, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:40 am
So Newt's toast - and the way that John Boehner is playing things, Obama's a sure thing to be reelected anyway; from today's Wall St Journal:
"GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House Speaker John Boehner have handled the payroll tax debate, we wonder if they might end up re-electing the President before the 2012 campaign even begins in earnest.
The GOP leaders have somehow managed the remarkable feat of being blamed for opposing a one-year extension of a tax holiday that they are surely going to pass. This is no easy double play."
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:05 am
Newt was never serious, only using fools like certain supporters above (ahem) and the media to sell more books and raise his future speaking fees.
Why else would he have failed to successful get on the ballot in Virginia and Ohio? Getting ON a ballot is the most basic function of a campaign, and then "po' little newtie" compares it to Pearl Harbor!!!
Either he wasn't serious, or Newt IS A MASSIVE FAILURE (or moron) AS A POLITICIAN.
After reading about his Pearl harbor comment, I'm leading towards moron.
" "Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days – but in the end we will stand victorious."
So that's Gingrich comparing his inability to get his act together in his home state with the attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,402 Americans." Web Link
And it turns out Newtie turned in a bunch of fraudulent signatures, as well! The new GOP anti-voter laws made most of Newties sigs invalid!!
Definitely a moron.
Perspective: swallow hard and put up a lawn sign for ol' flipflopping Mitt!
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:54 am
Perspective non-sequiter's Clinton, totally randomly as a post in an Iowa thread (are things really THAT bad in the gop primary?!?!?)
Funny thing about his next line: "Don't care what someone has done in their personal lives, if they can reign in our govt, and set our economic engine free to roar back whilst defending our borders and foreign interests."
Of the presidents in the last 30 years, only Clinton has done what Pers falsely claims the GOP does: Clinton cut government, kept us out of wars and built a ROARING ECONOMY that created 23 million jobs. Bush I, Bush II and Reagan all massively increased our debt and the size of government.
Reagan, for example, doubled the size of the Dept of Education while vowing to eliminate it, raised taxes at least 7 times, including the largest tax INCREASE on the middle class ever, and tripled the national debt.
Bush II left office bleeding 800,000 jobs a month.
Thanks, Perspective, for pointing out the failures of the GOP.
I'll look for your flipflopping Mitt/2012 lawn sign.
Posted by Perspective, a resident of the Meadow Park neighborhood, on Dec 29, 2011 at 6:04 am
Comments like the one above reveal tremendous lack of understanding of the role of Congress in our DC govt. There is a presumption that our President is King and acts in a vacuum ( understandable, given especially the last year of this POTUS who has made it abundantly clear he will go around Congress at every opportunity and does)
Pity..we really should have a basic government literacy test to be allowed to vote. For example...who knows which branch of our govt is responsible for initiating budgets? Who knows which branch(es) can black them? Who knows how long it has been that we have been without a budget in DC?
Flip-flopping: Yup, flip-flopping seems to be the name of the game in DC now, doesn't it? Who can list the number of flips from Obama "the Senator" then Obama "the Candidate" to "Obama the President Year 1, year 2, year 3"?
Problem with being an Obama supporter at this point is the tremendous cognitive dissidence that has to come from pointing out the splinters in ANY of the Repub candidates while trying valiantly to ignore the logs in Obama's.
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:15 am
po' po' perspective! Twisting himself in knots! "Comments like the one above reveal tremendous lack of understanding of the role of Congress in our DC govt."
Clinton balanced the budget and left a surplus while creating 23 million jobs.
Bush, had the same GOP House for his first 6 years, took that surplus and ran debt as far as the eye could see, while destroying our economy, with the final tally being job losses of 800,000 jobs per month.
It wasn't the GOP House, Perspective. They couldn't do ANYTHING right with a republican president! They could have passed a line item veto like they promised - nope! They could have put up a balanced budget amendment, using the model of the great Bill Clinton - nope!
po' po' Perspective. Let's just return to the Clinton era of tax and spend in a sustainable balanced manner. As opposed to the Bush/Obama "borrow and spend" unsustainable ways. Clinton tax structure, Clinton spending levels.
Return to the great Clinton economy, the best job creation engine in decades. Budgets with a surplus.
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 30, 2011 at 10:16 am
Matt Romney, apparently the designated birther in the family so they can appeal to the far fringe birther nut vote, yesterday, on releasing the Romney tax returns, like every major candidate does every time they run for president:
"And so I don't know the answer to that, I'm not sure if he (Mitt Romney) knows the answer to that. But he'll everything that he needs to. He's certainly not afraid of anything, not hiding anything -- you know, I heard someone suggest the other day that as soon as Obama releases his grades and birth certificate and sort of a long list of things then maybe he'd do it. " Web Link
Mitt's been running for 7 years. Time to release his tax returns, since running for president is his only job for most of a decade. His son is right, he needs to release them, and Obama needs to release his birth certificate....
Oh, right, Obama did.
The week he got bin Ladin.
This is the kid that Mitt claims has served his country because he helped daddy run for president years ago, instead of really serving his country.
Maybe that's why he's a birther, raised on the book of mo, silver spoon in his mouth, daddy running for president for most of a decade, but can't bother to read the newspaper:
Posted by Garnett, a resident of the Greendell/Walnut Grove neighborhood, on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:11 am
" "I am not going to be the technical divider of what's Wall Street or not. Wall Street is typically thought of as investment banking and banking and we were not an investment bank or a bank. But we were in the financial services sector generally," Romney said. "I am not a Wall Street guy, classically defined, but I am not going to quibble over definitions."
Then Willard Mitt Romney quibbles:
"I can tell you that I have run four different enterprises in my life. One was a consulting firm, one was a private equity and venture capital firm, one was an Olympics, and the other was a state."
Posted by Big Cat, a resident of Portola Valley, on Dec 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Romney's a joke. Bends to what ever the polls say. Back in the nineties, he polled abortion and took a choice position because the polls told him to...
What a lowlife.
"When he challenged Ted Kennedy in the 1994 U.S. Senate race, Mitt Romney used polling data to determine that he would run as a pro-choice candidate while remaining personally pro-life, according to a new book by Boston journalist Ronald Scott.
The Washington Examiner revealed the moment in Scott's book:
According to Scott, Romney revealed that polling from Richard Wirthlin, Ronald Reagan's former pollster whom Romney had hired for the '94 campaign, showed it would be impossible for a pro-life candidate to win statewide office in Massachusetts. In light of that, Romney decided to run as a pro-choice candidate, pledging to support Roe v. Wade...." Web Link
Posted by nonsense, a resident of the St. Claire Gardens neighborhood, on Dec 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm
I believe american people making those questions as election issues out of nonsense. A person such as Rommey can have choice as to not to answer any of them, cause it makes no sense and are of no concern to him.There are so many urgent meaningful things waiting this country's leaders to do other than those boring nonsense issues.It does not matter if he flipps it or not, cuz they are not important.
Posted by Jeanette, a member of the Juana Briones School community, on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm
I love this story in the paper today. Remember when McCain was talking about sitting around the kitchen table doing bills, and some asked him how many kitchen tables he owns?
I wonder if Mitt Romney knows how many kitchens he owns? John McCain didn't (they lost count after ten.)
Just a couple normal guys.
A 10 million dollar vacation home, in the first primary state. Another ten million dollar vacation home in La Jolla.
And it still can't buy conservative love.
"They're lambasting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as a liar, a flip-flopper, an establishment flunky who ripped off businesses and a perennial candidate for public office. And that's just what his Republican rivals running for president have to say.
But here in the "oldest summer resort in America," a placid hamlet of about 6,000 - 99.17 percent white - where he has a $10 million summer home on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Romney might expect at least some shelter from the cold, cold winds of New Hampshire primary politics. Web Link "
Posted by Central, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:19 am
Predictions for NH tonight -
Huntsman makes it close for 2nd with whacko Ron Paul. Paul supporters remain oblivious.
Buddy Roemer triples Perry's vote; Buddy still not invited to SC debate.
Gingrich stumbles badly, but old men do that a lot.
Santorum slips on a frothy oil slick.
Romney wins, but far less than the 40% he should get since he lives in the darn state and has been running there for the last 7 years.
But still gives his amber waves speech...
"Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain---I don't suppose your fine dairy, granite or forestry-related products in New Hampshire count as amber waves of grain in the literal sense I've just taken the time to describe, do they? Well, tonight they do, ladies and gentlemen…" "
Maybe when Mittens hits the trail in SC, he can explain his federal bailout that made him a cool ten million bucks...
"Mitt Romney's rescue of a business consulting firm was achieved in part by convincing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to forgive roughly $10 million of the company's debts, according to sources close to the deal and federal records obtained by The Boston Globe."
Maybe that's how he paid for his 10 million dollar "vacation" home in New Hampshire Jeanette told us about.