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May 26, 2016

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I don't know if he actually wants to go to the ball, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want an invitation.

It's really kind of sad that, for all the professed thinking going on here, no viable thoughts have emerged. I'd advise Bill to take some Miralax and wait a bit--something worthy of the term is bound to shake loose.

Stranger things have happened and if Trump keeps this up by the time the convention rolls around the party itself may not care the peasants are revolting. They knew that anyway. Elizabeth warren seems to be doing a fine job on twitter all by herself drawing Trump into realms of stupidity not previously suspected to exist.

True, Mitt is not the most charismatic of possible third party candidates but he does have some advantages over the others in that, first, he appears to be fairly normal; and second, he lacks a well-earned reputation as either an ignorant windbag or a lying liar!

You really think so, dear boy?

3. ‘I LIKE BEING ABLE TO FIRE PEOPLE’

Romney handed the Obama campaign firing power when he said, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” Romney admitted the comment in January 2012 haunts him.

"I've had a couple of those during the campaign, which have haunted me a little bit, but I'm sure before this is over will haunt me a lot," Romney said.

4. MITT IN THE MIDDLE?

In a “Good Morning America” interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Romney defined middle class income as $200,000 - $250,000. He previously made a comment at a town hall meeting where he said "the 80 to 90 percent of us" in the middle class had been hurt most by the Obama economy. Median household income for 2013 was about $53,000, according to census data. Romney had $13.7 million in income in 2011.

5. ‘WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES?’

Romney almost made it out of his Europe and Israel tour without it being a disaster. However, he definitely did not escape the tour unscathed. During his first trip abroad he called preparations for the Olympics "disconcerting" which miffed Prime Minister David Cameron, and then he was criticized for being “racist and out of touch” by Palestinian leaders when he claimed that “Israel was doing better than Palestine economically because of its culture.” While Romney was in Poland, reporters were clamoring for Romney to respond to the criticisms. One reporter shouted out, “What about your gaffes?” which elicited a “kiss my a**” response from a Romney campaign spokesperson.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gaffes-haunt-mitt-romney-2016/story?id=28224263

And your point is - what, exactly?

Don't know if the term windbag is appropriate, but calling 200K$ earners 'middle-class' certainly bespeaks of intense ignorance, dear boy.

But that's only because 'over there' you do not have an 'upper class' and so anyone who earns above the median counts as 'middle class'!

Well. We Americans instinctively shy away from any serious discussion of class as a rule, but only a Republican could think that 200K is anywhere middle-class status in this country. That's the kind of income that buys you a weekend in the Cayman Island, which isn't the same as a 3 day, 2 night package to Ibiza, for you Brits.

Of course, I'm sure there are those at 200K$ who will describe themselves as middle-class, and, in certain parts of San Diego or other playgrounds for the rich, they may be accurate.

Oh, and here are some inconvenient facts that were missing from your screed, Corporal Bull:

"PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans are considerably less likely now than they were in 2008 and years prior to identify themselves as middle class or upper-middle class, while the percentage putting themselves in the working or lower class has risen. Currently, 51% of Americans say they are middle class or upper-middle class, while 48% say they are lower class or working class. In multiple surveys conducted from 2000 through 2008, an average of more than 60% of Americans identified as middle or upper-middle class."

http://www.gallup.com/poll/182918/fewer-americans-identify-middle-class-recent-years.aspx

Yeah, if Bill had an intestinal blockage, he'd run out of material.

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