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(36,988 posts)
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:28 PM Oct 2012

Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: 'I Never Thought I'd See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon

By Stephen Stills
October 29, 2012 12:35 PM E

Let's take a look at recent history. When was Black Friday? When did the Dow drop 800 points? When was the big heist when all the bank stimulus money was given out with no accountability?

Watching Mitt Romney and the Republicans campaigning right now, you'd never know all these things happened during the Bush administration. They speak as if the economy collapsed the day Obama was sworn into office.

Right now, the Dow is at 13,000. It was below 8,000 when the president took office. Job growth is rising. Unemployment is dropping. We desperately need to stay the course with this president.

At the second debate, somebody asked how Bush and Romney differ. I'll give you the answer: Romney's taller, Mormon and a little smarter and meaner. That's about it. I couldn't believe how he acted at that debate. He's a churlish little prick. At least Bush was affable. I don't care if it's a debate and you're running for office. It's not right to be that rude to the President of the United States, let alone anybody else. Also, you don't get offended when you get corrected. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has been inside the bubble all his life. He has no idea what's going on here. He has no idea how descructive Bush's eight years were to this country.

18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush

After running for years as a hard-right conservative, Romney is sprinting to the center in the final days of the campaign. This shouldn't surprise anyone. He cast himself as a moderate back when he became Governor of Massachusetts. He'll be whatever he thinks he has to be in order to win. He is just raw ambition with no real ideology. Great, he's got ambition. I have the ambition to play quarterback for the New York Jets. It's not gonna happen.

Many people don't understand the obstacles the Republican party has put in the way of President Obama. From day one, they've refused to let him govern. What is the value of the perpetual filibuster? You don't get anything done at all. Mitt's been calling for that since the first day. So we have watered down versions of everything Obama asked for. But the second term will get better. Even Bill Clinton, in the face of all that Ken Starr nonsense, managed to get a lot done in his second term.

I feel like I'm watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles – all of the characters are there. At last, Obama found the Waco Kid. That's Bill Clinton. Karl Rove is Hedley Lamarr, and the Republican caucus is the guys from the fire scene. They're all in there. I swear.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stephen-stills-on-mitt-romney-i-never-thought-id-see-a-creepier-politician-than-nixon-20121029#ixzz2AuGVCSHM

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Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: 'I Never Thought I'd See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
Whole article is worth reading jsmirman Oct 2012 #1
Yes it is Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #3
"I feel like I'm watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles" SalviaBlue Oct 2012 #2
Excellent read. And I feel the same way. freshwest Oct 2012 #4
"Tin soldiers and Romney coming" edhopper Oct 2012 #5
Stephen Stills -- STILL relevant and true after all these years! Bake Oct 2012 #6
Smarter? I don't see it. Meaner? Well, that one is obvious. 11 Bravo Oct 2012 #7
smarter than W. And the meaner is not so obvious, seeing as W magical thyme Oct 2012 #13
Amazing talents - C, S, Y (and kinda N) bongbong Oct 2012 #8
RS Top 100 Guitarists? Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #11
Well... bongbong Oct 2012 #17
Bless You, Mr. Stills. Paladin Oct 2012 #9
Good old Stephen warrprayer Oct 2012 #10
They played here this past summer. Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #12
It was like warrprayer Oct 2012 #14
Oh, that was painful. Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #15
I wish they would warrprayer Oct 2012 #16
I've been a Stephen Stills fan for a long long time madokie Oct 2012 #18
Christie is Mongo?? panader0 Oct 2012 #19
Kick ... Wernothelpless Nov 2012 #20
Completely agree. AzDar Nov 2012 #21


(2,914 posts)
2. "I feel like I'm watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles"
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:37 PM
Oct 2012

Yea, I called it Bazzaro World. Others say its a Twighlight Zone. I think we all agree, anyone who would vote for Rmoney is batshit crazy.

Good article. Thanks.


(21,977 posts)
6. Stephen Stills -- STILL relevant and true after all these years!
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:08 PM
Oct 2012

And still a helluva guitarist and singer!



magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
13. smarter than W. And the meaner is not so obvious, seeing as W
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:55 PM
Oct 2012

stuck firecrackers into frog's anuses and blew them up.

Both mean-spirited, sadistic thugs.



(5,436 posts)
8. Amazing talents - C, S, Y (and kinda N)
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:32 PM
Oct 2012

Three of them are still producing great music, and Stills is in the top 100 guitarist list of RS (as flawed as that list is)



(5,436 posts)
17. Well...
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:34 PM
Oct 2012

I don't want to get into a music fan war, but I *can* see why Ike was put in. He was a pioneering blues-rock guitarist from the early days. I'm as angry about what he did to Tina (and other women) as anybody, but should that take his name off the list? Perhaps, I probably would have, but I can see why they put him on.

Remember, if you read my post you'd see I noted that list was "flawed". All I used it for was pointing out that Stills is an amazing technical guitarist, skills that mostly get forgotten in light of his songwriting, composing, arranging, and singing work.

As for Baez, she was a great singer songwriter and folkie, one of the best, but was she a master guitarist? I don't know enough of her work to judge.


(28,241 posts)
9. Bless You, Mr. Stills.
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:15 PM
Oct 2012

From an old-timer who's been a fan of yours since your Buffalo Springfield days........


(4,734 posts)
10. Good old Stephen
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:19 PM
Oct 2012

Saw him last June with Crosby and Nash. Steve still can blow a crowd out of their socks with his guitar. Despite his health problems, Crosbys vocals were pure audio honey. And Nash, though he can no longer hit the tenor notes that earned him the nick "razor throat", was in perfect harmony.

I read Stills was once a democratic delegate.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
12. They played here this past summer.
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:53 PM
Oct 2012

I blinked and tickets were sold out. Grrrr. I was fortunate to see lots of great great, legendary bands in L.A. in the 60's - the 80's but I always manage to miss CSN(Y).


(4,734 posts)
14. It was like
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:01 PM
Oct 2012

... "head for hippy land"

"Like all four members of CSNY, Stills has long been involved in liberal causes and politics. In 2000, Stills served as a member of the Democratic credentials committee from Florida during the Democratic National Convention, and was an actual delegate in previous years.[11]



Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
15. Oh, that was painful.
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:12 PM
Oct 2012

LOL! I remember TV trying so hard to relate to young people, modernize and remain relevant and getting it SO. WRONG. This is a real good example. (groan) Good music though. I was a big Buffalo Springfield fan.


(4,734 posts)
16. I wish they would
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:14 PM
Oct 2012

start trying to relate and remain relevant instead of becoming the corporate cesspool they are now!

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