1. Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, Toronto's largest and longest running online community. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register on the forum. You can register with your facebook ID or with an email address. Join us!

US Election Nov. 6

Discussion in 'Politics (deprecated)' started by miller, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. miller

    miller TRIBE Member

    Who will win and why?

    Both parties need to rally their base. Does not appear to be many undecided or swing voters, but what there is will go to the Dems.

    Lots of Poli-tricks about to happen.

    Obama is still affable. Romney is much more polarizing.

    I expect lots of Neg attacks on Tea Party policies (i.e. The New Republican Platform)
  2. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

  3. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    aren't you entertained!
  4. After watching the shit show that was the RNC, I'm amazed that the Republicans are still continuing the race.

    I thought the Federal Liberals were in a bad state. But Jesus Christ, the Republicans are so unbelievably fractured and divided themselves, I'm starting to wonder if the Tea Party might form their own party that might break away from the Republican base.
  5. le bricoleur

    le bricoleur TRIBE Member

    Romney v Larry Flint

    Larry Flynt and Hustler offer $1 million bounty for Romney tax info - Boing Boing

    Larry Flynt and Hustler offer $1 million bounty for Romney tax info

    By Xeni Jardin at 4:07 pm Tuesday, Sep 11

    Mitt Romney’s personal tax history is exactly the kind of political mystery that porn mogul and free speech advocate Larry Flynt would like to uncover. So he and Hustler are offering $1 million in cash for information on the presidential candidate's “unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships” in full-page ads in USA Today and the Washington Post. “What is he hiding?” asks the ad. There's a larger scan here.

  6. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Wow, this must be important, I mean Flynt only offered what, $50 for Lindsay Lohan to pose nekkid....
  7. Goddam I love Larry Flynt when it's election season.
  8. Good luck trying to spin this one, Romney.

    Video Captures Uncensored Mitt Romney at Fundraiser | Swampland | TIME.com

    In a hidden-camera video captured at a private fundraiser and posted Monday afternoon to the website of Mother Jones, Mitt Romney offers an assessment of Barack Obama’s supporters that is far more withering than any he’s revealed in public.

    The clip is one in a series of leaked videos, purportedly taken at an unspecified fundraiser held “earlier this year” and obtained by Mother Jones. They cover everything from Romney’s view of how to win over unhappy Obama voters (“they love the phrase that he’s ‘over his head’”) to his belief that policy arguments don’t move polls (“discussion on a whole series of important topics typically doesn’t win elections”) to the strategy behind the deployment of Ann Romney. The cache comes on the heels of another surreptitious clip that captures Romney telling donors a story about the miserable work conditions in a Chinese factory to which he once traveled, and which Bain was considering buying.

    The most incendiary clip posted by Mother Jones is likely to be Romney’s characterization of Obama voters as an “entitled” cohort, “people who pay no income tax” and are “dependent on government, who believe they are victims.” It appears to reflect a Randian view of the country, in which Romney’s supporters are the producers and Obama’s are the moochers.

    In general, it’s not great for a presidential candidate to make unsympathetic generalizations about 47% of the U.S. population. It’s additionally problematic for Romney to whack them for paying too little in taxes when he’s declined to provide more than two years of his own returns and pledged to cut taxes for the middle class — some of whom presumably fall into the 47% Romney is denigrating.

    Obama knows full well that views a candidate espouses in private can prove damaging; comments he made at a 2008 fundraiser about voters who “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” dogged him for months. Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, released a statement this afternoon that said: “It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”

    The Romney campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Update, 7:00 p.m. The Romney campaign sends along the following statement from communications director Gail Gitcho:

  9. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

  10. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

  11. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  12. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    switch browsers.. It seems to lock up on mine for a minute.. but well worth the wait!
  13. doodle slax

    doodle slax TRIBE Member

  14. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Thanks James!
  15. Looks like the 2 years of tax releases might have been manipulated to make him look good on a political front and conform to his claim that "he paid his fair share". It's not a smoking gun, but you can't help but ask why he didn't take a full charitable tax credit for those years that he released other than for the fact it'll avoid making him look like he's bordering on tax evasion or paying a crazy low tax rate for the amount he's earned.

    Romney gives Democrats support for claim he manipulated tax deductions for political purposes - The Washington Post

    While it would be a huge invasion of privacy and almost certainly a felony for any one that would leak his tax returns, I'd still be very interested to see what they show, and how he'd try to justify his elitist Ayn Rand-themed bullshit.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  16. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Mitt Romney is paying… too much in taxes?

    In 2011, Romney made $14 million while being unemployed
  17. DJ Vuvu Zela

    DJ Vuvu Zela TRIBE Member

  18. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    If there is no clear winner, this is going to be a disaster. Years of court battles ahead.

Share This Page