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NK

Mitt's 2002 statement is COMPLETELY right. The Olympians make it based on their ability and hard work. But don't forget their family and supporters that helped them achieve their goals. 'Bam is ALMOST competely wrong-- business owners do nothing, the government facilitates all.

Sue

NBC can now compete with the WaPo on which one is sillier. Romney eating couscous or thanking parents.

Danube of Thought

Any voter who buys into this "analogy" was a lost cause anyway.

Daryl Herbert

"Instead of collecting income tax and capital gains tax and the corporate tax this year, I want every business leader to stand up and give the government a big round of applause."

Sue

I recently saw an advertisement for some product that used the parents of Olympians. Showing them getting them up at the crack of dawn to take them to practice, etc. I can't remember the product, but wouldn't it be funny if it was GE?

Thomas Collins

It's the difference between private efforts and voluntary associations operating within a legal framework that protects property and contract rights and a State-Is-All so pay more taxes approach.

This must be really hurting Obumbles if Axelmessplouffe is having its MSM friends try to find ways to do oppo research on Mittster to push the equivalence meme.

peter

You know in fairness fairness to commies and socialists, the old Soviet bloc did put together quite an Olympics showing, although tainted by East German women juiced on testosterone and various other forms of cheating. Nobody, but nobody puts on a better display of stadium cards and rhythmic gymnastics than North Korea, but is that what we really want from our society. The analogy is flawed.

Sue

Proctor & Gamble.

Gus

"You didn't build that business"
Would be analagous to:
"You didn't win that gold (fill in the blank) medal.

Only a libtard would not see the difference.

mikey

My sense is that it is harder to define your opponent when the incumbent is running on a bad economy. Most voters probably want to vote for the challenger and shrug of the attacks.

bgates

I don't know how you wingnuts can oppose forcing people to send more money to the federal government when you admit mothers drive their kids to swim practice.

NK

bio mom-- thanks for that link. OK-- 'Bam is losing 2-1 to Mitt on the 'economy.' That's game over since in EVERY poll the 'economy/jobs' is issue 31 to LV-- so what to do? Expect from AxelPlouffe alot of 'Mitt's a cult leader who wears magic underwear' and nonsense like that.

NK

Issue #1 (not 31)

Clarice

From Insty:

GALLUP: By more than 2-1, Americans think Romney would be better at handling the economy and restoring prosperity.

Plus: “A record number of Americans express skepticism about the activist role of government Obama espouses; 61% say the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. That’s the highest number since Gallup began asking the question in 1992.”

why do people watch TV news? It's like agreeing to be lobotomized.

rse

Clarice-sometimes I watch abc evening out of curiosity as to what abc wants me to believe and thinks merits the limited time vs what I happen to know actually went on that day.

It's a chasm plus abc is really pushing health and wellness as at least 25% of any given show. It would be mysterious to me except that World Happiness Report the UN inaugurated in 2012 and the Belmont Challenge document that I have and much of the Prosperity without Growth and Degrowth push all call for substituting physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of all citizens as the new goal of govts instead of material, GNP, economic growth.

I have noticed Obama is leaving that aspect of his hopes for his 2nd term out of his campaign rhetoric.

It appears though that abc execs have the memo as to what memes are to be pushed constantly. Of course Disney also shows up regularly as a primary sponsor of this New economy for the 21st century. And Comcast would benefit from the UN's broadband for all push.

Tis quite the Corporatist vision for the 21st century.

Clarice

I'd bet that every health report has come from one of the lefty ngo's to ABC via a Fenton Communications presser.With nary a word changed.

That's how the AP health and nutrition news works.

rse

Ford is one of the primary backers of the Global Transition 2012 initiative with the new economics foundation in the UK. The Schumacher Society in Boston has renamed to be new economics institute, an affiliate, and they are quite determined to push this tragic vision on us.

Jane - talk is cheap!

"Instead of collecting income tax and capital gains tax and the corporate tax this year, I want every business leader to stand up and give the government a big round of applause."

LOL

daddy

After reading TM's NBC story I was thinking maybe we could attribute all of America's success to Wheaties.

But then I saw this:

Never mind.

Extraneus

Any voter who buys into this "analogy" was a lost cause anyway.

Hopefully there are some indies who don't buy in but will scratch their heads at the false equivalence desperation.

Jack is Back

What an idiotic analogy and comparison. We know journalists know nothing about business, economics, middle america, constitutional construction, the Tea Party dynamic, guns, and venture capitalism but now we have to add athletic exceptionalism to the list.

If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte fail to win more than 8 gold medals I am blaming their parents, their coaches and Obama.

Greg Q

Thanks bgates, I really needed that laugh. ;-)

Thanks Tom, for cutting to the core of the illogic.

Carol Herman

The whole thing is media manipulated.

Back in 1984, by the way, Los Angeles hosted the olympics. People feared traffic jams, so most of those who lived in LA, went out of town.

I'd bet this is true in London, as well. The big hoopla and coverage make you think the locals are falling all over themselves "buying tickets." Doubt this is true. Since you can watch events on the "telly."

Or you can get results these days tweeted to you.

But the media? Spills big bucks in to cover the "event."

Want one that was popular? Kate & Will's wedding day.

This? Not so much. Biggest story? The American uniforms were "out-sourced" by Ralph Lauren ... to China. And, what's with the berets?

Carol Herman

Polls accurately predict elections? Then, I guess Dewey won.

But back in 1948 Truman, who was low on cash. (And, not particularly liked by "leading democraps") ... hit the rails ... and talked at each stop ... to about 2,000 voters. Wasn't much press back then ... interested in America's byways. So Truman took the press "by surprise."

You know what surprised Eleanor Roosevelt, following her husband's death? All the people who came out to pay their respects ... as the train took his body back to DC.

Yeah. Eleanor was actually surprised. (She didn't like her husband all that much.) But seeing people lined up ... with their hats off. And, tears streaming down their cheeks.

Politicians rarely read the mood of the public.

Mitt Romney's selection? Totally done by the books. (The media's way of putting out the jokers in Iowa ... so that the republicans got to pick a guy without charisma. But yes with an insider's ticket.)

Karl Rove knew enough to pull Jeb Bush out of the way.

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