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  1. #2311
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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Irresponsible...
    Unpatriotic...





    Oh.. and...



    :P
    Last edited by AMDScooter; 04-20-2012 at 01:09 PM.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    First Bamma turns off his donation site security now this:

    Jon Corzine Still Bundling for Obama

    Barack Obama's reelection campaign has released the most recent list of names of fundraising bundlers. On that list is Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey and embattled money man, the former head of MF Global:

    Corzine, according to the Obama campaign, has once again helped raise more than $500,000.

    (He was likewise named a bundler in January, when the Obama campaign last released the names of their money men.)

    "MF Global and its brokerage sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a $6.3 billion bet on the bonds of some of Europe’s most indebted nations prompted regulator concerns and a credit rating downgrade. Corzine quit MF Global Nov. 4," Bloomberg reported.

    As ABC reported, "President Obama once hailed [Corzine] as an 'honorable man' and one of his 'best partners' in the White House." Since that time, Obama has tried to distance himself from Corzine, who at one point was considered for the treasury secretary slot.

    But apparently Obama is still willing to use campaign funds from the embattled Corzine.
    Color me completely unsurprised.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    From bad to worse for the DNC in NC....

    Tragic turn to NC Democratic Party turmoil

    We’ve had some fun with the scandal in the North Carolina Democratic Party leadership so far, but the latest update from the Daily Caller takes a turn for the tragic. The man at the center of the scandal, former executive director Jay Parmley, had been accused of sexual harassment against a former male employee, which the party settled with a sealed agreement. However, Parmley has also been accused by his former girlfriend of infecting her with HIV, and offering health insurance through the party afterward:

    Rebecca Burgin, a long-time former girlfriend of former North Carolina Democratic Party executive director Jay Parmley, told The Daily Caller that she believes Parmley infected her with HIV.

    Parmley resigned on April 15 amid sexual harassment allegations from a former young male staffer.

    Burgin, a 29-year-old Oklahoman, has shared her story with TheDC, including the revelation that Parmley’s lawyer offered her health coverage, paid for by the Democratic National Committee, to manage her illness. She ultimately declined that offer, fearing it would constitute insurance fraud. Parmley, she said, abandoned her a few months later.

    On April 13, TheDC first exposed allegations, leveled in December by former North Carolina Democratic Party communications staffer Adriadn Ortega, that Parmley showed him a picture of a •••••, gave him unwanted shoulder rubs and made apparent sexual advances toward him. Ortega also alleged that Parmley discussed with him in detail his past sexual activity, including “solicit[ing] sex from gay websites.”

    Parmley’s ex-girlfriend Rebecca Burgin told TheDC that Parmley forever changed her life by making her HIV-positive. She’s worried, she said, that Parmley may have done to someone else what he did to her.
    Be sure to read it all. When she approached Parmley about her HIV-positive status, he told her he wanted out of the relationship. Later, she hired an attorney who got the NC Democratic Party to offer her what was essentially family coverage on Parmley’s employment status. However, Burgin eventually wondered whether that would be legal at all, since the relationship was over and the two no longer shared a household, and instead opted to pay for COBRA coverage herself.

    This makes the scandal much more grim, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for North Carolina Democrats — and Barack Obama. He’s due to speak in Chapel Hill today, but don’t expect him to discuss gay rights issues, even though Democrats are pushing against Amendment One:

    Two weeks from now, North Carolina will hold a public referendum on what could become one of the toughest anti-gay measures in the country: a far-reaching proposal to amend the state constitution to ban civil unions and domestic partnerships. But President Obama is not expected to touch the subject when he appears in Chapel Hill on Tuesday — even though it is roiling the electorate there.

    Instead, Obama will talk about college loans, his aides said, kicking off a two-day, three-state tour designed to energize the youth vote. His delicate sidestep of Amendment One, a ballot initiative to be decided May 8 that would recognize marriage between a man and a woman as the only legal domestic partnership in North Carolina, is seen by some as another sign that he is not fully committed to gay rights — an interpretation that could dampen the enthusiasm of the young voters he is trying to court.

    “It’s a little bit of a missed opportunity,” said Josh Orol, 20, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leader of a campus movement to defeat Amendment One. “I didn’t expect him to talk at length about it. I know he has come out publicly against it. But I sort of hoped he would at least name-drop a little bit. It’s disappointing.”
    I guess Obama is still evolving on same-sex marriage. The tragic turn in the Parmley scandal won’t make it any easier. In the meantime, keep Rebecca Burgin in your prayers.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Do Dems really want to go down this road? Cost per vote thru the primaries?
    Shall we do the same for Obama and toss in all his get the votes iniatives as well?

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/25/news...m?iid=HP_River

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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Do Dems really want to go down this road? Cost per vote thru the primaries?
    Shall we do the same for Obama and toss in all his get the votes iniatives as well?

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/25/news...m?iid=HP_River
    Never happen. The MSM/Dems are as interested in doing the same for their part as they are to research where all the $$$ from Bamma's "08" campaign came from, why bamma currently has his web based donation security disabled and why Jon "MF Global" Corzine is still bundling for bamma's current re-election bid.

    The meme of course is millionare mitt buys votes whereas regular guy bamma gets by on unicorn farts and rainbows. Get used to it... no way in hell bamma can run on his record.



    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    Never happen.
    Remember those lofty days when Obambi was bragging around that he was gonna raise a b-b-billion dollars for his campaign? Well shit, that didn't work out so well, so now the OTHER guy spends too much.

    Its about the economy and we ain't stoopid.

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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Well this couple is right at home with the other (D) bundlers.

    OBAMA’S PONZI SCHEME DONOR
    BOGUS HEDGE FUND MANAGER SHERVIN NEMAN AND WIFE ARE MAX-DONORS TO OBAMA, DNC AND UNDER INVESTIGATION BY SEC


    The Persian-Jewish proprietor of a bogus hedge fund under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission is a prolific Democratic donor who dined at the Obama White House just months before the SEC shut down his Ponzi scheme.

    Shervin Neman, a self-described hedge fund manager in Los Angeles, is said to have targeted members of his own Persian-Jewish community in a $7.54 million Ponzi scheme that the SEC claims “raised funds from at least 11 investors in the fraudulent securities offering.”

    Neman, the SEC alleges, raised funds by fictitiously claiming he was a hedge fund manager with Neman Financial L.P. After collecting monies from unsuspecting investors, Neman claimed to have invested the money in high-grossing entities such as Facebook stock and foreclosed residential properties.

    “Although Neman promised investors exorbitant returns resulting from his investing acumen and access to pre-IPO shares of well-known companies, what they actually received was simply other investors’ monies, the hallmark of a Ponzi scheme,” the SEC alleged in a statement on the matter.

    Neman—who has opened his wallet to the president’s reelection effort and other Democratic causes—is another name on a growing list of Obama donors and bundlers who are ensnarled in controversy.

    His association with the president also raises questions about how team Obama will handle donations made by questionable supporters.

    The alleged swindler donated $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund and DNC in the second fundraising quarter of 2011, according to FEC filings. He also donated generously to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) re-election fund, as well as to several other Democratic causes. In each of the donations, Neman describes himself as either a “hedge fund manager” or the CEO of Neman Financial.

    It remains unclear whether the donations came from Neman’s personal coffers or from his company.

    Also listed as a donor to team Obama is Neman’s wife, Cassandra, who donated $5,000 and $30,800 to the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee respectively. She is described as the owner of Virago PR & Management.

    While the PR firm does not have a large web presence, its owner is alleged to have reportedly stolen thousands of dollars from a California high school.

    Cassandra Neman, who is referred to by the name Cassandra Grill in the report, was hired to help a high school senior class with its prom, according to KTVU in California. Instead, the event planner skipped town with around $6,500 of the students’ money.

    Shervin Neman dined at the White House in early November, according to White House visitor logs. Neman was hosted by Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement, according to the logs.

    The ongoing SEC case against Neman alleges that he preyed on members of the Jewish community in which he often traveled.

    “The Commission alleges that more than 99 percent of the money Neman raised was used either to pay returns to existing investors, or to fund his lavish lifestyle,” the SEC said. “According to the Commission, Neman spent nearly $1.6 million of investor funds to buy jewelry, pay for his wedding and honeymoon, as well as high-end cars, VIP tickets to sporting events, and vacations.”

    Neman’s wife is also named “as a relief defendant, seeking disgorgement of her ill-gotten gains.”

    A preliminary court hearing on the matter was scheduled to take place Monday.

    UPDATE: The original headline of this story incorrectly identified Neman as an Obama bundler.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    So now Newt is out. Read about it here

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/04/thank-you-newt/

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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Seems to be the plan of the left. Destroy the economy so everyone is dependent on gubberment handouts. Keep them there.



    Dem Rep. Fattah Says Unemployed Will Vote For Obama to Keep Their Benefits (Video)

    Far left Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) told Al Sharpton this week that the millions of unemployed Americans will vote for Obama – They want to keep their benefits.
    It’s all about the handouts.

    Real Clear Politics reported on the exchange:

    “We’re headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program.


    Spoken like a true Democrat.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    Talk about desperation. Come on..this all the Dems have?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/r...144436931.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Talk about desperation. Come on..this all the Dems have?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/r...144436931.html
    Yes. That is all they have.

    And of course we both know it's completely out of context.

    Mr. Cool Pretty Jazzed About His Gutsy Call

    Obama's new ad claims he made a call others wouldn't, and includes an out of context quote by Romney suggesting that Romney wouldn't have made the call.

    Here is the out-of-context quote, which, if you search for it on Google, you'll find thousands of times, without context. You have to page forward a lot to find the context.

    "It's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."
    This got pushed by McCain back in the primary of 2007. The late great Dean Barnett inquired into the actual context of the quote (AP only reported what's above) and found that AP was distorting Romney's meaning.

    Our own Matt Lewis, showing the innate industriousness that sets Townhall contributors apart, contacted the Romney campaign and got the full text of the interview. Surprise, surprise- turns out the AP did miss some context. The exchange between Romney and reporter Liz Sidoti went as follows:
    LIZ SIDOTI: "Why haven't we caught bin Laden in your opinion?"

    GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: "I think, I wouldn't want to over-concentrate on Bin Laden. He's one of many, many people who are involved in this global Jihadist effort. He's by no means the only leader. It's a very diverse group – Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and of course different names throughout the world. It's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person. It is worth fashioning and executing an effective strategy to defeat global, violent Jihad and I have a plan for doing that."
    So Romney's quote was intended to suggest that we need to do more, not less, in the war on Jihad, and that killing a single man was useful but not sufficient.

    This is being turned into "Romney doesn't care about bin Ladin."

    Democrats have long urged limited war aims (actually, no war at all, but that's "limited.") The argument through the war has been minimalist versus maximalist. I'm not confident in Bush's version of maximalism any longer (I do not want to use our troops to nation build, ever), but it's absurd to turn a quote by Romney urging a maximalist response -- kill bin Ladin, yes, but don't focus only on that; we have a much larger war to win -- as somehow suggesting he wouldn't even do the minimum.

    Barnett continues:

    SIDOTI: "But would the world be safer if bin laden were caught?"
    GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "Yes, but by a small percentage increase – a very insignificant increase in safety by virtue of replacing bin Laden with someone else. Zarqawi – we celebrated the killing of Zarqawi, but he was quickly replaced. Global Jihad is not an effort that is being populated by a handful or even a football stadium full of people. It is – it involves millions of people and is going to require a far more comprehensive strategy than a targeted approach for bin laden or a few of his associates."

    SIDOTI: "Do you fault the administration for not catching him though? I mean, they've had quite a few years going after him."

    GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "There are many things that have not been done perfectly in any conduct of war. In the Second World War, we paratroopered in our troops further than they were supposed to be from the beaches. We landed in places on the beaches that weren't anticipated. Do I fault Eisenhower? No, he won. And I'm nowhere near as consumed with bin Laden as I am concerned about global Jihadist efforts."
    Another bit of context that must be understood: At the time, the media and the liberal Democrats (but I repeat myself) was attempting to claim the War on Terror was a failure due to the single variable "Have we got bin Ladin?" (Of course, had Bush gotten him, they would have changed the premise to "The war is a failure unless we get Zarqawi," or whoever was left.)

    Bush's political strategy at the time was reminding people that this wasn't just some global posse set to arrest or kill a single man-- that terror was not the work of a single man, Al Qaeda was not the work of a single man, 9/11 was not the work of a single man, but rather of a million-plus strong movement and ideology, and that that ideology -- not a singe standard-bearer -- had to be defeated.
    Number of seconds till Politifact covers their messiah's arse by skipping the "truth-o-meter" and putting the claim in "context"... 4... 3... 2...

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: The 2012 Election Thread

    ^^^ It might be worth noting that AFTER Obambi single handedly killed Osami, the folks in Egypt are deciding its okay to boink dead women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    ^^^ It might be worth noting that AFTER Obambi single handedly killed Osami, the folks in Egypt are deciding its okay to boink dead women.
    Why not? The dead vote democrat in droves every election cycle here.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Talk about desperation. Come on..this all the Dems have?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/r...144436931.html
    Was just reminded over at JWF that Obambi is using the president that passed on the chance to kill Osama to suggest that Romney might not have the cajones to have taken the opportunity.

    Yes, they are seriously desperate over 1600 Pennsylvania.

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    ^^^ A few other notables on the SCOAMF's new ad...

    Flashback: Obama Campaign Accused Clinton Of Using Bin Laden To “Score Political Points” In 2008…

    . . .
    The Obama campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, accused the Clinton team of playing “the politics of fear” just like George W. Bush.

    . . .
    But has no issues using bubba to narrate his new "ad" which takes Romney wholly out of context.

    Oh.. and remember when some dude said using OBL's death was bad forum?

    Obama Campaign Trots Out Bin Laden, Spikes the Football (Updated: Romney Responds)

    The narrator in the ad is former President Bill Clinton.

    This latest ad contradicts President Obama's own pledge after he took out bin Laden. "You know, we don't trot out this stuff as trophies," Obama told CBS soon after the terrorist mastermind had been taken out. He added: "Americans and people around the world are glad that he's gone. But we don't need to spike the football."

    With the Obama campaign's latest ad, it's pretty safe to say that the president is now OK with "trot[ting] out this stuff" and "spik[ing] the football," as long as it helps him get reelected.

    UPDATE: Mitt Romney's campaign responds with this statement from press secretary Andrea Saul: “The killing of Osama bin Laden was a momentous day for all Americans and the world, and Governor Romney congratulated the military, our intelligence agencies, and the President. It's now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters' attention from the failures of his administration. With 23 million Americans struggling for work, our national debt soaring, and household budgets being squeezed like never before, Mitt Romney is focused on strengthening America at home and abroad.”
    Bamma is the "empty vessel". His re-election campaign will be equally empty.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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