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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hobson Choice of Candidates:

Sen. Boxer of CA asks how you could vote for either GOP candidate (Romney-MT or Gingrich-NG) based on their following statements:

"Corporations are people, my friend... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend." —MR

"I was not a lobbyist, I was never a lobbyist, I never did any lobbying. Don't try to mix these things up. The fact is I was an adviser strategically." —NG describing his $1.2 million contract with Freddie Mac

"Over here you have a policy which, with Reagan and me as speaker, created millions of jobs — it's called paychecks. Over here you have the most successful food stamp president in American history, Barack Obama." —NG

"I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." —MR

"There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate." —NG explaining why he cheated on his first two wives

"PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." —MR retelling the story of strapping the family dog to the roof of the car

We don't do — you know, we don't do elaborate things. ... Well, go, you go talk to Tiffany's. All I'm telling you is we — we are very frugal." —NG in response to the revelation that he and his wife once owed between $250,000 and $500,000 in a credit account to the jeweler Tiffany's

"President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial." —MR

"I think that my ability to organize and orchestrate things would be vastly greater than a normal politician." —NG

"I get speaker's fees from time to time, but not very much." —MR describing the $360,000 in speaking fees he received over a one-year period

"I have two grandchildren; Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American." —NG

"Go get a job after you take a bath." —NG speaking about Occupy Wall Street protesters

"Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works so they have no habit of showing up on Monday." —NG


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