The Union Leader: Mitt Romney did a good job at Monday night’s Republican presidential debate. But not that good.

…Romney apparently let his good night go to his head. Like a smart candidate, he stayed in New Hampshire and did some retail campaigning on Tuesday. In the morning he stopped at Benson Lumber and Hardware in Derry. There, he chatted with Brad Benson, owner of the company. According to CNN, Romney had this to say to Benson:

“I will probably be back in four years. Only this time it will be a larger group and I will probably have Secret Service.”

Governor, you won a debate, not an election…..

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46 Responses to “ugh”

  1. June 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    See, they already think they have won! They believe all the propaganda thrown there way!

  2. June 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    His arrogance is only superseded by his stupidity, dishonest and greed.

  3. 6 Uche
    June 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Doesn’t this remind you of Scott Brown’ premature house-hunt and furniture shopping in DC. I think this fellow is only attracted to the trappings of powere and not the public service of it!.

    • 7 Uche
      June 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Sorry…that should read Joe Miller.

      • 8 Audrey
        June 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

        No, you’re right! Scott Brown had his own 5 minutes of inevitability too! And I bet that just like Joe Miller, Brown measured for curtains and sat outside the WH in his pick-up dreaming!
        Romney has bought into the myth that repubs reward their losers and that their losers then go on to win and destroy America! Sorry Mitt not this time, the awakening has happened and the people are not going to let you smarmy jerk any where near the WH!

  4. 9 MoObama
    June 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Wed Jun 15th 2011, 12:21 PM
    On Wednesday in federal court, 10 members of the U.S. Congress sued President Obama in an attempt to end U.S. involvement in a war in Libya.

    These are the plaintiffs: Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Walter Jones (R-NC), Howard Coble (R-NC), John Duncan (R-TN), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), John Conyers (D-MI), Ron Paul (R-TX), Michael Capuano (D-MA), Tim Johnson (R-IL), and Dan Burton (R-IN).

    Now I know why I never liked Kucinich.

    • 10 Fred
      June 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      this deserves a major facepalm and a 🙄

      • 11 hopefruit2
        June 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

        Note the significant number of GOPers joining this far left loon in this effort.

        • June 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

          Kucinich is a regular with the repubs as I recall.. votes with them in ‘protest’. and Conyers.. didn’t he just totally disrespect the President at AIPAC?

          • 13 meta
            June 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

            You know, when I was a volunteer at the Dem Convention in 2008, I saw some of these folks up close and personal and Conyers struck me as being a very elderly gentleman who really wasn’t as sharp as I expected him to be after having watched him in hearings over the years. I don’t know what it was, but I was surprised by how out of it he seemed. Why he’s joined this ridiculous attention-seeking lawsuit is beyond me.

          • June 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

            That has bothered me about Kucinich–it seems, at least to me, that he goes along with Repubs in matters such as this, even though it looks as if he’s being USED by them to embarrass the President.

            First it was his resolution on Libya (which the GOP took, trashed, and voted on a lesser version), now it’s this.

            He’s an idealist. I get that. But blind idealism will get you nowhere.

            Just sayin’.

            • 15 Audrey
              June 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

              An “idealist” who does petty and small very well! This is the same guy who sued the cafeteria after her bit on an olive pit! The man has no shame and is so frivolous and small in every sense of the word!

    • 16 Debz
      June 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      I don’t get it. Wasn’t it the job of congress to just say “no” and defund the Libya involvement in 60 days?

    • June 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      John Conyers is getting to old, he is losing it upstairs. Kucinich have never had any dam sense. The Dems sure have supported this President, haven’t they?

      • 19 Debz
        June 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

        These guys make me sick. The majority of congressional dems never supported PBO in the first place, and now they want to help the repugs get rid of him.

    • 21 StR
      June 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Capuano eh? I guess he won’t be running for the Massachusetts Senate seat because that would be mightily awkward to stump together.

      • 22 Debz
        June 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

        On May 26 ‘the Hill” reported that the WH sent a letter to congress re: Libya and that it was ignored by congress, so how are these guys suing the Prez. And I don’t want to see Capuanao on AF1 or showing up at PBO’s rallies.

    • 23 theo67
      June 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      These people have made a mockery of the Democratic Party and basically, the United States’ claim to value freedom and human dignity. When a country that has a military budget that exceeds the rest of the world’s military spending combined says they don’t want to help citizens who are threatened with a massacre by their leader, when they’re just yearning to be free – then one is left wondering exactly what this country stands for. This Kucinich character doesn’t’ have a problem humiliating the President, and letting Republicans get him on record – yet there is no record of Kucinich leading a charge to sue President Bush for committing actually ILLEGAL acts. What do these people believe in? No-one likes war, but when you’re a member of NATO, and you have the capacity to act, then why wouldn’t you? If you see Congress doing literally nothing that means anything to any human being on earth, but they have all the time in the world to humiliate their President, then what are people to think? This is beyond obscene to me.

      How does this look to the Muslim community? Does Kucinich think about how this diminishes the President’s ability to exert influence around the world? Why does President Obama want a second term of this crap? My heart feels sick over this.

      • 24 Audrey
        June 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

        That has been the point all along Theo! They’ve all been on a mission to diminish PBO not just here at home, but in the eyes of the world. PBO’s popularity around the world has irked them all and they can’t stand it!

  5. 25 hopefruit2
    June 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Romney is measuring the drapes in the WH. Just like Palin told us in 2008, that HER God would elect the next President.

  6. 27 Ladyhawke
    June 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Ben Bernake is practically begging the Republican Party not to hold the country hostage because of the debt limit. The fact that this is even necessary is an embarrassment to the country. The GOP raised the debt ceiling 5 times during the Bush administration.

    Anyway, I find this post from PoliticusUSA very interesting……….


    Will the GOP listen to one of their own? Liberals have been saying this for 10+ years now, but had obviously been cast aside by the GOP and conservatives as not important, divisive, and just plain old class warfare. The subject is simply wages, American workers’ share of total national income and the decline of the American workers’ former exceptional standard of living.

    The author is by no means liberal. His name is David Frum and he simply asks TWO questions to the Republicans Presidential candidates. Is this a problem? If yes, what can be done about it? The two questions were regarding new statistics from the St. Louis Federal Reserve and the Bureau Of Labor and Statistics.

    What the new statistics indicate is that over the last TEN YEARS, specifically right after the 2001 recession, non-farm wages have been on a steep decline. The wages of working class Americans continued to decline even from 2003-2007, which was during economic growth and plummeted again with the current enduring Republican recession.


  7. 28 lisalovesobama
    June 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Humility thy name is not Mitt Romney 😕

  8. 29 GOVCHRIS1988
    June 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Hmmm…….. I bet we won’t hear any of THESE about Governor Romney.

  9. 31 meta
    June 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Chips, FYI – Yesterday I was having trouble with the WP comment box on Safari so I switched to Firefox and had to log in. BUT, it wouldn’t let me log in at all because the log in boxes had text that wouldn’t go away no matter how many times I tried to delete it. I’m back to Safari which works but is a little glitchy.

    • 32 meta
      June 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      And by glitchy, I mean that after I post, my comment also stays in the comment box and I have to reload to get rid of it.

      • 33 Debz
        June 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        I have the same problem with comments staying in the comment box. Sometimes it is still there even if I reload.

        • 34 sjterrid
          June 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

          I had the same problem with comments and I just deleted all the words in the box. I also had the problem with the log in boxes and I ignored the text and just typed my name and password and it worked.

  10. 35 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    See, this is what happens with a man with as much swagger as PBO is President. All these dopes start picturing themselves in the office, trying to be as cool as he is. You just know this clown has put a picture of his head on PBO’s body gliding out of The Beast with shades on. Barack Obama made the office swaggerific.

    Well, Mittens, it ain’t gonna happen — you awkwardly socialized piece of milquetoast. Dream on!

    • 36 Debz
      June 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Now that is funny. I can actually picture him doing that! He desperately wants PBO’s swagger.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm


    June 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm


  13. 39 MrsJVD
    June 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What was that guys name from Alaska that started counting his chickens before they hatched and lost to the “write in” candidate? Remember how silly he sounded when he started picking out his office furniture. Mitt is going to know how that feels, soon enough!

  14. 41 GGail
    June 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t think so Mitt.

  15. 42 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some type of meltdown by Willard some time between now and the election. Something about him is simply not wrapped too tight. I have a feeling the pressure will get to him.

  16. 43 Kels
    June 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    This guy is such a freakin’ dork. Totally desperate and uncool. He’s probably piss his pants if ever got the chance to even step foot in the White House. LOL, I cannot wait for the campaign to really get started. The sheer entertainment of watching our suave brilliant President humiliate this guy at every turn is gonna be for the ages, people.

  17. June 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Greece has wall street panicked again. Why is Germany waiting, like before? Do they just wait to bail out Greece at the last possible second, to see how much damage it can do to Americas economy?

    The Greece leader is stepping down. Dow down 200 points!

    This is a bad day, bad day!

  18. 45 busbus
    June 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    My only fear about the 2012 presidential election is our folks who stayed home during the 2010 midterms. They must be strongly encouraged to get to the polls in 2012. No one can assume that Barack Obama has this election in the bag. This is going to be a nasty, divisive and difficult election. Everyone must make certain that they have their voter identification intact according to the new voter suppression law of their state – DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! I know that many folks may not have the luxury of taking time off from their job, if they have a job; but, if this is the only way to get to the polls, I feel that whatever they have to do to get to the polls will be worth it.

    We cannot afford to have a GOP/TP candidate winning the White House! We see how the GOP/TP Congress is operating and we see how the GOP/TP state executives are operating, particularly those with a GOP/TP majority Assembly and Senate. They are all following the same agenda; this is no coincidence. The goal of the GOP/TP is to demolish our Republic and END democracy. I don’t care how they spin, the handwriting is on the wall and the visuals are in our faces everyday! Some folks are not willing to see what is going on for myriad reasons. Unfortunately, if we, as a people, allow the GOP/TP to take over our government, we will be up the creek without a paddle! Based on what is going on and what history shows us, is this what we want for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren? Once the GOP/TP has total control of this government, be assured that an autocratic, dictatorial one-party rule regime (NOT GOVERNMENT) will control this nation for many generations. How long did it take for Germany to get out from under Hitler? We will no longer be The United States of America! To fly the American flag will be a farce! The United Corporations and Multi-Nationals of American will need to fly its own flag. With this Corporatist regime, all I envision for the 98% of us is “Tobacco Road” and “Grapes of Wrath!”

    It’s ironic, while we cheer the people in the Middle East for their revolutions to obtain their freedoms and liberties, we are willing to give-up ours just because positive change is nor happening fast enough or we didn’t get everything we wanted in the bills passed or we get caught-up in the chaos, or we want to satisfy our own agenda, bias or prejudice! This “Me Generation” is opening the door for the complete take-over of our Republic and democracy. It has allowed 60% of our states to begin the take-over! Buyers remorse is beginning to set in. Hopefully the remorse will have a positive effect in the 2012 election! Let’s pray for that to happen. We need to maintain our Checks and Balances! There is none in too many of our states! At the federal level, the GOP/TP is a few members shy of taking over the Senate and does not control the Executive Branch. It must be stopped in getting control of the Senate and the Executive Branch! It already has the Judicial Branch and the House of Representatives! It has the United States Chamber of Commerce and a mega communications organization. Additional it has control of 60% of our state governments.

    Monday’s “debate” was not a debate! It was an Obama bashing event. I am so tired of Ms. Bachmann and her “Obama is a one-term President!” Mr. McConnell started this sound bite in 2009 and it has been repeated constantly. I’m tired of hearing her “Obamacare!” As a legislator, she did not vote on an “Obamacare” bill, she voted on an Affordable Care Act bill! She needs to define what “Anti-American” means. By the way, Why would she want to be president and have to deal with an “Anti=American” congress? Does she think that she can sway people to model themselves after her? A little bit of Michele Bachmann goes a long way with me! I look at her the same way that I look at Ms. Palin. Along with the rest of the candidates on stage Monday night, and those candidates coming on board, I would not want any of them to represent this country!

    Finally, I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING THAT I CAN TO RE-ELECT BRACK OBAMA FOR A SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. He will be in a stronger position to finish or to enhance the changes that he started. Most importantly, with him in the White House, we will have some form of Checks and Balances!

    • 46 theo67
      June 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      Busbus -you made some very good points. I agree with you about Michelle Bachmann – she is a train wreck, in the same vein as palin. Her voice is just as grating, her brain just as empty and her fanaticism is frightening. She used to fawn over Bush Jr. in a way that was quite embarrassing. And her views on rights and Americanism are close to fascism. She sees a Nazi around every corner, it seems, and yet the changes she want s t bring about are more fascist that anything she’s made up in her mind about President Obama.

      There are days when I wake up and just wish that those apathetic people who are sitting by and forfeiting their country and their rights would just get the government that they deserve. But there are too many people who are good who would also get hurt. Really, people need to wake up.

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