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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:10 PM

 

It just hit me - more bad press for Romney

It appears that the rest of this week, at a minimum, will be focused on Bain and Romney tax returns.

In a couple of weeks the Olympics start so that will dominate the news. BUT and it is a large horse sized BUTT, the Romney's have their horse competing in Dressage.

NBC will have to cover it and Joe and Jane average Americans are going to do a collective WTF!





http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/415573/june-19-2012/sign-off---stephen-s-dressage-dance

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Reply It just hit me - more bad press for Romney (Original post)
rufus dog Jul 2012 OP
stlsaxman Jul 2012 #1
lonestarnot Jul 2012 #3
snooper2 Jul 2012 #18
Panasonic Jul 2012 #25
larkrake Jul 2012 #12
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #2
GoCubsGo Jul 2012 #4
larkrake Jul 2012 #13
GoCubsGo Jul 2012 #21
randome Jul 2012 #5
tanyev Jul 2012 #6
KurtNYC Jul 2012 #7
ThomThom Jul 2012 #23
KurtNYC Jul 2012 #30
monmouth Jul 2012 #8
Booster Jul 2012 #9
snooper2 Jul 2012 #19
monmouth Jul 2012 #20
LuvNewcastle Jul 2012 #22
monmouth Jul 2012 #28
Warren Stupidity Jul 2012 #26
monmouth Jul 2012 #29
LiberalEsto Jul 2012 #10
larkrake Jul 2012 #15
L0oniX Jul 2012 #11
larkrake Jul 2012 #14
Curtland1015 Jul 2012 #16
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #17
ArnoldLayne Jul 2012 #24
Mutt22 Jul 2012 #27
Vinca Jul 2012 #31

Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:13 PM

1. it would suck for them BIG if she got a medal...

everyone will thinks they "bought it".

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:15 PM

3. Are you trying to get that horse put down or what?

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:40 PM

18. Imagine that headline, "Ann Romney's top horse ends up at slaughter house"

 

They wouldn't be THAT stupid would they?

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:16 PM

25. Actually that horse of Romney's are scheduled to be mucilage in England as soon as the dressage

 

part is over.

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:26 PM

12. she wont medal unless every german, dutch and other US horse blows it

 

Her trainer did not campaign in Europe and she rarely placed in the US. Her qualifying ride was a fluke, so she wont medal. If Peters and Konyot score well, she may win a bronze team medal by remote

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:13 PM

2. I hope Rafalca wins a gold medal to keep Mitt's dressage in the headlines

I can see Mitt at the podium taking a bite of the gold medal to see if it's real gold.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:20 PM

4. Sadly, in my town, that impresses people.

Loads of wealthy horsey types here. They strut around the grocery stores in their filthy riding boots, tracking horse shit all over the place, as if they own the joint. They all have this "I own horses. Be impressed with me" air about them. They don't even have the courtesy to change into street shoes, because lord knows riding breeches don't look as impressive when worn with sneakers. And, they're all Rombots, needless to say. I'm sure they'll all be cheering on Rafalca, and bragging that they know his rider.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:28 PM

13. knowing her rider is not something to brag about, he's been caught drugging,

 

and has a very unsavory record among his peers and clients. Dressage riders are mostly Dems and cheeer for any horse with a big heart, no matter who owns it.

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Response to larkrake (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:02 PM

21. Not in my town, they aren't

99.9% of them are repugs.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:22 PM

5. Make sure you spell 'dressage' with the correct accent on the first syllable!

 

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. Colbert better be on during the Olympics.

He's been having too much fun with this already.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:25 PM

7. Mitt going to the Olympics is just going to bring all this up again

There was a cheating scandal on his watch -- the figure skating rip-off of the Canadian pair due to a bribe to the French judge.

(And who knows what else.) Can you imagine if Mitt had any connection to THAT and gets thrown out of the Olympics !?

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:54 PM

23. Wasn't there a scandal about bribing people to get the games in Salt Lake City?

or was that a different Olympic?

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Response to ThomThom (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:29 AM

30. Yes, Romney has been saying that he had to "retroactively" stop outsourcing American jobs

and doing his Vulture Capitalism thing via Bain in order to go help the scandal tarnished Olympics in Salt Lake.

But the IOC is like the mob -- they are the ones demanding and taking the bribes. Salt Lake's win of the 2002 games included sweetheart real estate deals for IOC members and allegedly prostitutes. When this stuff broke in Jan of 1999 two guys on the Salt Lake side of the deal resigned then Mitt came in to claim that everything was fine and all the problems were solved but there could be more there. It is quite the tangled web.

The Olympics is a terrible use of local taxpayers' money and has bankrupted a series of cities throughout the northern hemisphere. There is no fiscally responsible reason to host the Olympic games -- the host cities get NONE of the TV money or other revenue. Meanwhile the IOC will do anything for a buck -- Coke cans right now feature the Olympics logo and create the impression that world class athletes drink HFCS soft drinks. The IOC sold the exclusive right to sell french fries at the London games to McDonald's -- in culture which is killing itself with bad food choices this is deadly and amoral propaganda.

The scandals of the 2002 games are full of interesting twists and show a web of LDS, IOC, corporations and Romney but we are still on Bain for the next week or two...

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:25 PM

8. Am I un-American for having absolutely no interest in the Olympics?...n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:32 PM

9. Not un-American, but just a little odd. I hate sports normally, but I do watch

things like the World Series, Super Bowl and I love the Olympics. Maybe it's loving watching the athletes when they are at their top.

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Response to monmouth (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:42 PM

19. again, we are sorry you didn't make the team in 84'

 


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Response to snooper2 (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:56 PM

20. Sorry, don't get it...n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:46 PM

22. If you are, then I'm un-American too.

I get almost nothing out of the Olympics. The only thing I care for is watching the male swimmers.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:42 PM

28. Ahh yes, well there is that/them...LOL..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:21 PM

26. The coverage is fucking awful.

 

There are events I would be interested in watching but the jingoistic up close and personal bullshit network coverage is nauseatingly, unwatchably bad.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:43 PM

29. I remember the last winter Olympics, the ski and sledding event interviews were cringeworthy..n/t

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:12 PM

10. And we can talk about their horse tax deduction!

 

Didn't someone on DU post that they got about a $70,000 deduction on the horse recently?

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:31 PM

15. That is a low charge if the horse has been campaigned

 

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:15 PM

11. Will Rmoney's horse rider be wearing a uniform made in China too???

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:30 PM

14. No, he is German and will wear the best, which is German

 

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:35 PM

16. What kind of dressage goes best with horse?

Ranch?

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:37 PM

17. Dance, Rafalca, dance

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:00 PM

24. Goodluck to Rafalca ha ha but the poor horse is innocent.. I must say

I wish Ann no happiness at all.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:40 PM

27. I feel sorry for the horse

I bet she gets as much love as they show their dogs. Will they make Rafalca ride on the roof of the trailer if she doesn't medal?

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:34 AM

31. Here's another thing that won't help the Romney cause.

This morning I heard a report that quite a few REPUBLICAN governors are going to charge an Internet sales tax. A TAX! A DEMON TAX! The Norquestrians will go batshiite.

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