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« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2012, 01:53:15 pm »
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Wow, how dare the media report news stories on presidential candidates during the election campaigns they're running in! The nerve! In respect for Mitt Romney and his family they should have waited until after he was dead to print this.
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« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2012, 01:58:30 pm »
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« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2012, 02:06:07 pm »
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Reason number 16,427 to hate Mitt Romney.
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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2012, 02:07:20 pm »
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Wow, Mitt Romney was a bully in high school!?

This will be SO DEVASTATING to his run for the presidency 47 years later!
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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2012, 02:11:47 pm »
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Wow, Mitt Romney was a bully in high school!?

This will be SO DEVASTATING to his run for the presidency 47 years later!
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This should be a non-story; there are much better things we could be attacking Mitt Romney about.
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« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2012, 02:12:49 pm »
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The MSM is so predictable now.

I said in numerous fora last Summer that Romney -- as the most anti-Tea Party of the leading Republicans -- was the MSM's guy for the GOP nomination.  As I predicted, the MSM would give Romney a clear path to the nomination while launching insanely vicious attacks on any "conservative alternative" that popped up in his way.

But I told Romney supporters that as soon as their guy locked up the nomination, the MSM would -- with no more danger of Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, etc. becoming president -- then launch the non-stop campaign to Palinize Romney with nothing but attacks on his own and his friends' and family's personal histories.

So far, the MSM has made me look like a genius.

Btw, as a former newspaper reporter in D.C., I assure you the Post sat on this 47 year-old story for months or years, waiting for the right moment to drop it on Romney. 
Well than MSM is executing a pretty dumb and predictable strategy, they should have dropped it a couple days before Michigan primary for maximum effect, and that would have opened another can of worms.

Based on what I said -- that the MSM favored anti-Tea Party Romney, why would you call the MSM "dumb" for failing to run stories to hurt Romney during the GOP primaries? 
But wouldn't they want Santorum to win if they are anti tea party? Bonus is that he would fail hilariously in the general.
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« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2012, 02:13:57 pm »
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The silliness on all sides of this astounding. Really.
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« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2012, 02:14:22 pm »
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Irrelevant.

There are like 100,000 more recent reasons to dislike Mittens.
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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2012, 02:15:17 pm »
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Media Covered Romney Twice As Favorably As Obama During GOP Primary, Study Says
by James Crugnale | 9:10 am, April 23rd, 2012
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According to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, an analysis of 52 newspaper, television, radio, and web outlets from January 2nd through April 15th saw Mitt Romney receiving significantly more positive news coverage than did President Obama.

Over the past four months, researchers found news coverage of Romney was 39 percent positive, 32 percent negative, and 29 percent neutral, whereas Obama’s coverage was 18 percent positive, 34 percent negative, and 34 percent neutral.

Newsweek‘s Howard Kurtz observed that this analysis meant “Romney’s depiction by the media was more than twice as positive as the President’s.”

“So much for liberal bias,” Kurtz quipped.

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Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011
Just nominate Mitt Romney, already
By Alexandra Petri

Other than the part of the evening where Michele Bachmann compared Herman Cain’s tax plan to the work of Satan, the Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican debate was fairly uneventful.

In fact, it reminded me why I dislike Jane Austen novels. It takes so long to get to what seems a foregone conclusion, and the protagonists always irritatingly fail to understand that the man who is “good” for them is in fact superior to the the temporarily exciting fling who wants them to run off with him in a carriage.

Mitt Romney has stopped running circles around the rest of the field and is now orbiting them several levels up. He seemed mature. He seemed awake. The fact that these characteristics set him apart tells you how bad things have gotten.

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Now they'll Palinize him.  (Don't forget how they told us that, as mayor, Palin sent a thank-you note to a welding shop for free flowers -- free flowers!  contradicting her squeaky image! -- and another one for an "awesome" facial.  Meanwhile, those 24,199 emails are kept under MSM lock and key -- but not before, for the first time in history, the MSM called on its zombie audience to "crowd source" them.)
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« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2012, 02:26:32 pm »
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Wow, Mitt Romney was a bully in high school!?

This will be SO DEVASTATING to his run for the presidency 47 years later!
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This should be a non-story; there are much better things we could be attacking Mitt Romney about.

yup.
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« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2012, 02:34:36 pm »
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The silliness on all sides of this astounding. Really.

Agreed.  The hate crime moniker is way overused.  Still, if this were to happen in 2012, it probably would have been caught on a cell phone camera and then Mitt would have been charged with assault unless his father the governor managed to bribe the victim with an out-of-court settlement.
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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2012, 02:37:16 pm »
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Btw, as a former newspaper reporter in D.C., I assure you the Post sat on this 47 year-old story for months or years, waiting for the right moment to drop it on Romney. 

You know what I have to say about that? TOUGH LUCK!

The way the Republicans have acted in recent years, they deserve what they get.
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2012, 02:43:58 pm »
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The silliness on all sides of this astounding. Really.

Agreed.  The hate crime moniker is way overused.

Underused actually.
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« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2012, 02:45:41 pm »
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Ummm...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/romney-friend-stu-white-says-campaign-wants-him-to-counter-prank-accusations/

One former classmate and old friend of Romney’s – who refused to be identified by name – said there are “a lot of guys” who went to Cranbrook who have “really negative memories” of Romney’s behavior in the dorms, behavior this classmate describes as “evil” and “like Lord of the Flies.”

The classmate believes Romney is lying when he claims to not remember it.
“It makes these fellows [who have owned up to it] very remorseful.  For [Romney] not to remember it? It doesn’t ring true.  How could the fellow with the scissors forget it?” the former classmate said.
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« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2012, 02:49:23 pm »
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OK, I think it's pretty much settled that this actually did happen, but he was in high school. It's not like it's going to affect his handling of the economy.
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« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2012, 02:54:32 pm »
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OK, I think it's pretty much settled that this actually did happen, but he was in high school. It's not like it's going to affect his handling of the economy.

The people I know from high school who did garbage like what Romney did have not changed one bit. I've seen the garbage they post on Facebook 20 years later.
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« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2012, 03:03:11 pm »
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My music teacher has pinned me down on the floor and cut my hair because it was "a mop."

Ummm....

Yeah, that's really, really creepy if it's true. If a teacher'd done that to me I'm pretty sure I'd have called the police.
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« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2012, 03:05:03 pm »
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One, it's a woman. Two, it wasn't at a school, it was private lessons. Three, she also put a bow in my hair. Four, we are still good friends to this day.

All I'm saying is, sometimes people need to grow a pair.
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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2012, 03:06:53 pm »
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My music teacher has pinned me down on the floor and cut my hair because it was "a mop."

Ummm....

Yeah, that's really, really creepy if it's true. If a teacher'd done that to me I'm pretty sure I'd have called the police.

A teacher wouldn't even get that far with me.  Hell, I would be going to the police.
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« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2012, 03:07:06 pm »
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OK, I think it's pretty much settled that this actually did happen, but he was in high school. It's not like it's going to affect his handling of the economy.

Well, we certainly know he's going to bully holy heck out of the working class if he gets a chance.
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One, it's a woman. Two, it wasn't at a school, it was private lessons. Three, she also put a bow in my hair. Four, we are still good friends to this day.

All I'm saying is, sometimes people need to grow a pair.

Um... how did this little wrestling match end?  Were you at last a Man?
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« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2012, 03:10:04 pm »
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She cut a lock out of my hair, we finished the lesson, and she told me not to come back until I got a hair cut.

I'll tell you. I'm glad I got that hair cut.
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« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2012, 03:10:47 pm »
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She cut a lock out of my hair, we finished the lesson, and she told me not to come back until I got a hair cut.

I'll tell you. I'm glad I got that hair cut.

Really?  Why?
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« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2012, 03:12:27 pm »
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Because I looked like an imbecile.
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« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2012, 03:15:14 pm »
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Stick a fork in Romney. He's done.

I hope you're not serious.
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