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Romney Joins the 47% Getting Handouts From the President

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President Obama has invited Mitt Romney to a private lunch at the White House tomorrow, which officially makes Romney part of the 47% who just want “free stuff” from the President.

The White House announced the event Wednesday, in a statement released by Mr. Obama’s press secretary. The lunch will take place in the Private Dining Room, next to the Oval Office in the West Wing, the White House said.

“It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election,” the statement says. “There will be no press coverage of the meeting.”

In fact, the meeting will be closely watched. The two men competed intensely for the better part of a year. Mr. Romney, in private conversations with donors shortly after the election, blamed his loss in part on the president promising “gifts” to Democratic constituencies like minorities and students.

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34 comments

1 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:34:23am

I hope the president gives Mitt a "gift" of a t-shirt that says something along the lines of, "My campaign donors spent $752 Million and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

2 Targetpractice  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:38:53am

Will they be serving crow?

3 erik_t  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:39:07am

A nice lunch and a handshake is precisely the maximum amount of recognition Romney could be considered to deserve, and exactly as much involvement as he should have in the future of this country.

4 wrenchwench  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:39:32am

I'm sure Obama is too gracious to do any of the many things that crossed my mind.

5 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:41:27am

re: #4 wrenchwench

I'm sure Obama is too gracious to do any of the many things that crossed my mind.

Agreed. He'd have nothing to gain by being an ass and a lot to lose.

6 dragonath  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:42:42am

Who knows, maybe something good might come out of this. Obama, after all, got Chris Christie and The Boss to talk to each other.

7 Targetpractice  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:44:17am

re: #4 wrenchwench

I'm sure Obama is too gracious to do any of the many things that crossed my mind.

"Now don't worry, Mitt. I'm sure that a man with your qualifications will have no problem finding a job. And even if it takes time, there's plenty of programs that can help you get by."

8 Kragar  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:44:24am

"Mitt, want to come up to the Oval Office and sit behind the desk?"
"Really?"
"No."

9 Kragar  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:46:41am

Hagee: ID Cards are not the Mark of the Beast

Finally, someone is clearing up this nonsen...

Yesterday on the "Hagee Hotline," John Hagee sought to reassure his audience that these sorts of ID cards are not the Mark of the Beast ... because that won't come until after the Rapture and the chips will be directly implanted in people's bodies. So it's not until the government starts forcing people to get implanted with such chips and "to keep laws that you don't want to keep," Hagee explained, "that you're in trouble":

/facepalm

10 Mattand  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:47:11am

Meanwhile, one of Mitt's top advisers reminds everyone what a bunch of racist, elitest douchebags he and his boss are:

Top Romney Aide Brags About Losing Poor, Minority Voters

11 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:49:35am

Upding for Frank:

I think you should leave it up to the parent, because not all parents want to keep their children totally ignorant. -- Frank Zappa in response to a question from Senator Hollings.

12 Gus  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:51:43am

I hope that Obama gives him some Christmas gifts during this visit.

13 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:54:26am
14 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:58:11am

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. He'd have nothing to gain by being an ass and a lot to lose.

You mean this sort of makes him the Anti-Glenn Beck?

15 erik_t  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:58:52am

re: #14 Sol Berdinowitz

You mean this sort of makes him the Anti-Glenn Beck?

We are all anti-Glenn Beck.

16 jaunte  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:59:43am

Trump's hair has gone green with envy.

17 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:00:16am

re: #10 Mattand

Meanwhile, one of Mitt's top advisers reminds everyone what a bunch of racist, elitest douchebags he and his boss are:

Top Romney Aide Brags About Losing Poor, Minority Voters

It goes beyond being racist, elitist douchebags, it has to do with being poor political strategists: how does it help them if all they can do is to gain an ever-growing share of an ever-shrinking demographic group?

18 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:03:31am

re: #17 Sol Berdinowitz

It goes beyond being racist, elitist douchebags, it has to do with being poor political strategists: how does it help them if all they can do is to gain an ever-growing share of an ever-shrinking demographic group?

Seriously! The world and most of the people in it have changed since 1950.
Society has different issues and needs.

19 Political Atheist  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:03:47am

Will there be an extra empty chair at the table?

20 Targetpractice  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:06:02am

re: #19 Political Atheist

Will there be an extra empty chair at the table?

"I'm sorry to hear that Paul couldn't make it. Apparently Boehner picked today to have him fall on his sword."

21 Political Atheist  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:08:59am

OT but worthwhile
I'm looking for a source to debunk this, Google has let me down so far

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

Suggestions?

22 erik_t  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:09:42am

re: #10 Mattand

Top Romney Aide Brags About Losing Poor, Minority Voters

We won everyone except those under $50,000/year household!!!!1

(the median household income in the US is around $44,400)

23 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:11:00am

re: #18 Holidays are Family Fun Time

Seriously! The world and most of the people in it have changed since 1950.
Society has different issues and needs.

In their eyes, the world has changed for the worse since then, they are trying their danmdest to change it back.

24 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:12:52am

re: #21 Political Atheist

OT but worthwhile
I'm looking for a source to debunk this, Google has let me down so far

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

Suggestions?

Suggest that it would be *patriotic* for them to maintain residence and pay the taxes passed by their country's legitimately elected government.
(ROFLs)

25 wrenchwench  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:15:23am

Another Republican loser, Heather Wilson, offers advice on immigration reform in the Washington Times.

[...]

Those seeking normalization should be sponsored by an American who knows them personally and can attest that they would benefit America by staying. Such immigrants would not be eligible to apply for citizenship for some years. They would not be eligible to sponsor other family members for visas or for public benefits such as welfare, public housing or publicly funded health care.

This needs to be a process of repentance, accountability, demonstration of merit and forgiveness, not a bureaucratic process of checking paperwork. The process of normalization itself will help America and immigrants move forward to a better place.

Ideas like these will get our country beyond the sterile debates of the past seven years on immigration. It’s time to begin the conversation.

Repentance and forgiveness? Really?

I'm proud to have cast a vote for the guy that beat her, New Mexico's new senator elect, Martin Heinrich.

26 darthstar  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:16:38am

Given how Romney's team is acting (saying they won the votes that mattered), I think President Obama should make him eat at the kids' table tomorrow.

27 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:17:15am

re: #25 wrenchwench

Another Republican loser, Heather Wilson, offers advice on immigration reform in the Washington Times.

Repentance and forgiveness? Really?

I'm proud to have cast a vote for the guy that beat her, New Mexico's new senator elect, Martin Heinrich.

They must repent for violating our sacred border and our laws and beg forgiveness for not just rounding them up and dumping them off at the border somewhere...

28 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:27:40am

re: #21 Political Atheist

OT but worthwhile
I'm looking for a source to debunk this, Google has let me down so far

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

Suggestions?

I know a lot of rock starts did so. So many that they formed a soccer (football) team in LA called the LA Exiles.

29 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:28:39am

O.T. "Conservative Fact Check" is at it again, this time linking to an Blog posting by Sheryl Nuxoll-(R-Id) that repeats the already debunked theory about a quorum being required in the Electoral College and calling her a "Hero."

She fell for and re-posted that absurd WND article by Judson Phillips that claimed the GOP could have the election go to a vote in the House by getting 17 states to withhold their electoral votes.

Anyone here still strongly believe that CFC isn't a Poe site?

30 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:31:32am

re: #21 Political Atheist

OT but worthwhile
I'm looking for a source to debunk this, Google has let me down so far

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

Suggestions?

I can think of one famous example right off the top of my head...

Of course it wasn't a 50% rate that made them leave England it was a 95% tax rate that did it.

31 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:36:54am

re: #9 Kragar

Hagee: ID Cards are not the Mark of the Beast

Finally, someone is clearing up this nonsen...

/facepalm

Ha. Hey Hagee, maybe they are the Mark and the rapture already happened, and you weren't invited.

32 Killgore Trout  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:51:31am

re: #21 Political Atheist

OT but worthwhile
I'm looking for a source to debunk this, Google has let me down so far

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

Suggestions?

My first thought is that 2009 numbers would be people filing for the 2008 fiscal year. They of course would be making less money after the financial meltdown. Some probably left but it's possible that many of them were just making less money.

33 blueraven  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 11:57:12am

re: #21 Rightwingconspirator

OT but worthwhile
I'm looking for a source to debunk this, Google has let me down so far

Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

Suggestions?

Unless there is a source for the claim better than this

Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed.

It is up to them to back it up.
What/whose figures?

34 Joanne  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 4:12:00pm

I'm struggling to appreciate why Obama is going to pay any attention whatsoever to a man who lies every time he opens his mouth. Why would - or should - anyone pay attention to a thing he says? He has no credibility at all.


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