Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 22, 2014, 11:25:43 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Don't forget to get your 2013 Gubernatorial Endorsements and Predictions in!

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Election Archive
| |-+  2012 Elections (Moderators: Mr. Morden, Bacon King, Sheriff Buford TX Justice)
| | |-+  McCain on the 2002 Olympics: "pork barrel project", "a rip off", "disgrace"
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: McCain on the 2002 Olympics: "pork barrel project", "a rip off", "disgrace"  (Read 1007 times)
You kip if you want to...
change08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8805
United Kingdom


View Profile
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:12:30 pm »
Ignore

Brilliant new web ad from the DNC hitting Mitt as a big-spender:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY29UIpGhAs
Logged

Politico
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4886
View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 09:36:49 pm »
Ignore

Here is the response video, about something that happened less than six months before the 2002 Olympics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvi8sOGN5U

Wanting to ensure security and restore confidence in America with a successful 2002 Olympics? Shame on you, Mitt! We much prefer an insecure and hopeless America that fails to secure the Olympics. You know, the America of Barack Obama and Company.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2012, 10:44:21 pm by Politico »Logged

"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

- Bastiat
How Erg the Self-Inducting Slew a Paleface
Kalwejt
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 38040


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 09:43:04 pm »
Ignore

Stop this anti-MormonOlympic bigotry now!
Logged

It's a good thing to be laughed at. It's better than to be ignored

Harold Macmillan
memphis
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 15489


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 09:51:34 pm »
Ignore

Oh noez, il parle francais! Quelle catastrophe!!!!!111
Logged

I cannot do anything good under my own power. 
I don't want my women talking to people
You kip if you want to...
change08
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8805
United Kingdom


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 09:57:24 pm »
Ignore

Here is the response video, about something that happened less than six months before the 2002 Olympics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvi8sOGN5U

Wanting to ensure security and restore confidence in America with a successful 2002 Olympics? Shame on you, Mitt!

Stay classy.
Logged

Politico
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4886
View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 10:40:15 pm »
Ignore

Here is the response video, about something that happened less than six months before the 2002 Olympics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvi8sOGN5U

Wanting to ensure security and restore confidence in America with a successful 2002 Olympics? Shame on you, Mitt!

Stay classy.

I'm not the one badmouthing the most recent Olympics held in America, an event that helped restore some American confidence after the tragic events of 9/11. You want to talk about stimulating the economy, ensuring that the American Olympics are a success is a pretty good way to stimulate the economy after one of the most tragic events in American history!

Mitt helped the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City succeed. Democrats would have preferred to see the Olympics succeed somewhere in Europe instead.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2012, 10:46:55 pm by Politico »Logged

"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

- Bastiat
True Federalist
Ernest
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 29057
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 12:31:12 am »
Ignore

To the degree sports restored the American Spirit after 9/11, Super Bowl XXXVI did far more than the 2002 Winter Olympics did.
Logged

People find meaning and redemption in the most unusual human connections. Khaled Hosseini
realisticidealist
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 6855
Vatican City State


Political Matrix
E: -0.13, S: 4.52

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 01:23:02 am »
Ignore

To the degree sports restored the American Spirit after 9/11, Super Bowl XXXVI did far more than the 2002 Winter Olympics did.

Don't forget about the epic 2001 World Series involving New York and Bush's perfect strike.
Logged

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
○∙◄☻tπ[╪AV┼cV└
jfern
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 32525


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 01:46:13 am »
Ignore

$30 million just for parking lots?
Logged
bgwah
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13776
United States


Political Matrix
E: -1.03, S: -6.96

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 01:55:34 am »
Ignore

I can be kind of a numbers person at times, so these ads just annoy me.

First, adjust for f**king inflation. Really. It would probably still be more expensive than the other games, but that deception just annoys me. Both sides do this constantly.

Second, construction is expensive. Public or private. $2 million for sewers doesn't strike me as outrageous. In fact it seems perfectly reasonable considering the scale of what was involved.

There are lots of other things wrong with the ad. Romney had nothing to do with the intial bribery. There's nothing wrong with the fact that Romney can speak French.

IMO, Mitt Romney sucks and he's a horrible candidate. But you don't need to lie and manipulate facts to make that argument.

Ugh, did I just defend Romney? Maybe I should go take a shower.
Logged

Politico
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4886
View Profile
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 04:06:16 am »
Ignore

I can be kind of a numbers person at times, so these ads just annoy me.

First, adjust for f**king inflation. Really. It would probably still be more expensive than the other games, but that deception just annoys me. Both sides do this constantly.

Second, construction is expensive. Public or private. $2 million for sewers doesn't strike me as outrageous. In fact it seems perfectly reasonable considering the scale of what was involved.

There are lots of other things wrong with the ad. Romney had nothing to do with the intial bribery. There's nothing wrong with the fact that Romney can speak French.

IMO, Mitt Romney sucks and he's a horrible candidate. But you don't need to lie and manipulate facts to make that argument.

Ugh, did I just defend Romney? Maybe I should go take a shower.

I salute you for being honest about this.

The fact of the matter is this: Romney did something very patriotic by giving up his position with Bain Capital to basically fix the Olympics and prevent it from going to another country, which would have been a black eye for America. Not just that, it was a success even in the wake of 9/11 months earlier. Obviously a lot went into pulling it off, but attacking Romney over the Olympics is rather unseemly. I guess some folks are still upset that the Olympics did not pick Chicago for 2016? After all, that was the first real loss of "The One."
Logged

"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

- Bastiat
TheDeadFlagBlues
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3772
Mexico


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 05:46:04 am »
Ignore

I can be kind of a numbers person at times, so these ads just annoy me.

First, adjust for f**king inflation. Really. It would probably still be more expensive than the other games, but that deception just annoys me. Both sides do this constantly.

Second, construction is expensive. Public or private. $2 million for sewers doesn't strike me as outrageous. In fact it seems perfectly reasonable considering the scale of what was involved.

There are lots of other things wrong with the ad. Romney had nothing to do with the intial bribery. There's nothing wrong with the fact that Romney can speak French.

IMO, Mitt Romney sucks and he's a horrible candidate. But you don't need to lie and manipulate facts to make that argument.

Ugh, did I just defend Romney? Maybe I should go take a shower.

My exact reaction.
Logged




Economic score: -6.26
Social score: -7.74
Breaking hearts and minds
Old Europe
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 6032


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 06:35:04 am »
Ignore

Of course, the DNC proves to be a disgusting institution by trying to use anti-French sentiment in that video.


Here is the response video, about something that happened less than six months before the 2002 Olympics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvi8sOGN5U

Personally I prefer the version with the vocals by Herman Cain. Tongue
Logged
argentarius
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 846
Ireland, Republic of


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 08:27:15 am »
Ignore

I can be kind of a numbers person at times, so these ads just annoy me.

First, adjust for f**king inflation. Really. It would probably still be more expensive than the other games, but that deception just annoys me. Both sides do this constantly.

Second, construction is expensive. Public or private. $2 million for sewers doesn't strike me as outrageous. In fact it seems perfectly reasonable considering the scale of what was involved.

There are lots of other things wrong with the ad. Romney had nothing to do with the intial bribery. There's nothing wrong with the fact that Romney can speak French.

IMO, Mitt Romney sucks and he's a horrible candidate. But you don't need to lie and manipulate facts to make that argument.

Ugh, did I just defend Romney? Maybe I should go take a shower.

My exact reaction.
Logged
Paul Kemp
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 6282
United States
View Profile
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 08:33:17 am »
Ignore

For some reason, the American people love the Olympics. Non-starter.
Logged

ingemann
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1220


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2012, 05:46:54 pm »
Ignore

Of course, the DNC proves to be a disgusting institution by trying to use anti-French sentiment in that video.

Of course it's disgusting, but it doesn't harm the democrats to try throw as much blood in the water as possible to the sharks. This is a video by democrats to republicans meant to keep the feeding frenzy going. As such it show what democrats really thinks about republicans.

For some reason, the American people love the Olympics. Non-starter.

Again in worst case this will have zero effect, in best case it will make the small government types dislike Romney even more. I doubt it will be used in the general election, where it would backfire, but in republican primary, it may have some effect.
Logged
The Mikado
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14591


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2012, 06:14:22 pm »
Ignore

For some reason, the American people love the Olympics. Non-starter.

Yes, but do they love the Winter Olympics?  Every year they come around all I hear are neverending jokes about curling as a sport and slobbering over figure skaters.
Logged

Snowstalker   mikado is content with only questions
23:03   Snowstalker   questions never helped anyone
23:03   Snowstalker   only answers
Marokai Besieged
Marokai Blue
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 16934
United States


Political Matrix
E: -7.42, S: -7.39

P

View Profile
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2012, 06:24:06 pm »
Ignore

I agree with Bgwah. This issue doesn't bother me at all and seems more like an ad Republicans would make. It's beneath us.
Logged

King
intermoderate
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 26389
United States


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2012, 06:24:27 pm »
Ignore

For some reason, the American people love the Olympics. Non-starter.

Yes, but do they love the Winter Olympics?  Every year they come around all I hear are neverending jokes about curling as a sport and slobbering over figure skaters.

Yeah.  The World Cup probably gets more interest than the Winter Olympics.  If Romney had helped PHELPSMANIA, then maybe...
Logged

Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines