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Noreen Seebacher
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Re: Brainwashed
Noreen Seebacher   1/29/2012 2:30:21 PM
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Don't worry...you're not the only one who didn't know the backstory. But the Washington Post offers this handy history lesson:
Governor George W. Romney of Michigan was a leading contender for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination until September 4, 1967, when he told Detroit television newsman Lou Gordon that he had been "brainwashed" by American generals into supporting the Vietnam war effort while touring Southeast Asia in 1965.
 

Though Romney tried in earnest to explain himself, he became the target of blistering press and partisan attacks. Romney's candidacy never recovered from the furor he created with his statement.


driven
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Re: Brainwashed
driven   1/29/2012 2:28:25 PM
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My age is showing. Can you give me some context for that brainwashing comment?

Noreen Seebacher
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Re: Brainwashed
Noreen Seebacher   1/29/2012 2:25:59 PM
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LOL. Inside and out...(I really hate that shoepolished hair.)

KHC
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Re: Brainwashed
KHC   1/29/2012 11:10:58 AM
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LBJ famously quipped that, in Romney's case, all that would have been needed was a light rinse.

Like father, like son?

Fred Goodman
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Re: Romney's IRA account
Fred Goodman   1/27/2012 12:11:07 AM
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I never responded to your point, because I have no interest in it and you have no call on me to address it. You can say anything you wish on this or any forum, just conduct yourself in a civil manner when you do so. I addessed only your use of an inappropriate and perjorative term "Tea Bagger" to refer to Tea Party members.

Your choice of that language adds nothing to your comment except that it offends some people and for that you should simply apologize and move on.

 

Broadway
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Re: Romney's IRA account
Broadway   1/26/2012 10:47:32 PM
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My point, Fred -- and this will be the third time I've made it, so hopefully I can write clearly enough for you to grasp it this time -- was the hypocrisy of the Gingirch-Tea Party position. These are people who call for the "free market" and less government regulation, yet they are attacking perfectly legitimate and legal free market activities. My point is hardly original. Does that mean I shouldn't make that point on this forum, that I don't have the right to make that point?  No. Does that mean I should have used different words to express my point? Perhaps. Do you need to lighten up? Yes. 

Street Smart
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Re: Family Values
Street Smart   1/26/2012 9:28:03 AM
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This trip down memory lane is proof positive that each AMC car model was zanier than the next!  And, of course, @Noreen you found the prettiest Gremlin of all to showcase!  Most of them were avocado green and rusting...

But my larger point (and speaking of larger, my step-father used to drive an AMC Ambassador which was so huge it was like putting the state of Rhode Island on wheels) is that I lament losing that roll-the-dice sense of innovation the car companies had back then.  AMC was a distant third (hard to see why) in the auto market, and they had nothing to lose by issuing these wacky niche products.  What a wonderful business climate that was!  I miss it!

Now, every car looks exactly alike.  Whereas, if you were driving a Gremlin, you'd SURE be able to find it in a parking lot!  

Dex
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Re: Family Values
Dex   1/26/2012 12:58:32 AM
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I wonder why designers of that era seemed to like that boxy sloping hatchback design. And the Pacer width is still inexplicable.

Fred Goodman
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Re: Romney's IRA account
Fred Goodman   1/26/2012 12:50:07 AM
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Broadway. Here is what you said:

"One of the funniest things I've heard said about Romney came from the Tea Bagger who stood up in Congress and called Obama a liar."

 

My response was to your use of a perjorative and disgusting (to me) term to refer to a person who called Obama a liar and alledgely also called Romney something or other which was not made clear in your rant. I had hoped, as I said in my response, that you were simply making an error and didn't know the meaning of the term, but apparently that was not the case. Your use of the term was completely extraneous to the point you were attempting to make, if indeed you had one.

You apparently had nothing to add other than name calling as you can clearly see from your own sentence. You wished only to use the term to ridicule Tea Party members and made certain to use it a second time further into the screed. It is fine for you to present something of substance, but to simply use the opportunity as an excuse to hurl epithets is way beneath contempt and has no place on this or any other blog.

If you do have some cogent criticism of Romney or Tea Party members I am happy to hear it, but if you simply want to denigrate one or both by calling them names, keep it to yourself or go elsewhere to spew.

 




driven
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Re: Family Values
driven   1/26/2012 12:31:48 AM
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I don't know if that looked better back in the day, but it looks ridiculous now.

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