“i’ve a couple of cadillacs, two different houses…. and i’ve got my mustang”

CBS video description: In Tucson Thursday, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spoke of his car collection – first boasting of his Cadillacs, then perhaps remembering he was at a Ford dealership, mentioning his Mustang.

34 Responses to ““i’ve a couple of cadillacs, two different houses…. and i’ve got my mustang””

  1. 1 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    September 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Life of the RICH and FAMOUS!! 🙄 It is obvious Romney is CONVINCED the nomination is his. The General Election should be fun folks. We also better pray that PA doesn’t pass that new Rethug re-allocation law for their Presidential electoral votes. 😯

  2. 7 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Completely out of touch for the average everyday person. Just like McCain who wasn’t sure if he had 7 or 8 houses.

  3. 8 donna dem 4 obama
    September 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I have to share this message from a FB friend on her experience with making calls to Boehner’s office today. It made me Laugh Out Loud 🙂

    I called!!! 1st – said number was not working; 2nd – left a voicemail regarding the new jobs bill that should be passed immediately 3rd – waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting a lonnnnng time to speak with a representative (several re…cording saying there is longer than normal call volume – would you like information regarding the debt ceiling, job creation or the economy…press 1 (NOPE – cuz I know what you’re gonna say);; healthcare press 2; (NOPE – cuz I know what you’re gonna say); something else press 4 (NOPE) or stay on the line to speak with a representative (YUP!) Finally got a representative, I asked her if she knew what happened to the jobs that John Buehner promised. She said, I can leave a message for Speaker Buehner. I said, Okay, but are they lost or is he hiding them? She said, Ma’am I can leave a message for Speaker Buehner. I said, Well, since he has no clue where they are, can you please ask him to pass the President’s job creation bill. She said, Yes. I said, can you repeat that message? She said, Please ask him to pass the President’s Jobs Creation Bill. I said, thank you. Whhew, that girl sounded realllllly tired!!

    • September 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Donna – this was a wonderful idea

      On an earlier thread someone who joined your Call Boehner cause said that the person who she talked to hung up on her. That folks is a victory.

      I think they have gotten tenser as the day wears on. I called about 9am PST and got a polite young man. I was on hold for about 10 minutes.

      What is the take away from this – IT WORKED

      They are flustered. This was an absolutely BRILLIANT IDEA – can we do it again please?

      I would suggest the Dems who are dragging their heals, then we can just start taking nominations.

      I felt so powerful making the calls and knowing others were making calls with me. DonnaDem – you rock

    • September 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      awsome, I will be using this on my next call. what happened to the jobs that (John Buehner or who ever is on my list to call) promised. are they lost or is he/she hiding them? since he/she has no clue where they are, can you please ask him/her to pass the President’s job creation bill.

    • 13 tally
      September 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      I’ve had “all circuits are busy now” and busy signals, so a LOT of peeps in my area must be doing the same. 😀

    • 14 tally
      September 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      And if I ever get through, I’m going to ask why he is hiding our jobs in India.

    • September 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Kudos on your excellent organization, Donna! 😆 Since I am not in the States I decided to try my new twitter account. I sent Boehner a message which I’m assuming went through because I got a ‘message sent’ response. I just reminded him that he promised jobs in 2010 and he should support the President’s AJA. I forgot to add ‘now’ but I did remember to mention the President’s bill. Actually it felt good, and it would feel even better if I thought he actually got the message.

  4. 16 CTGirl
    September 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Clueless in Tuscon … Big fail!

    • September 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      Romney is clueless everywhere. By the way it is Tucson.

      • 18 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        September 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm

        Tuscon is my old stomping grounds from the 1980’s. I was stationed there in the Air Force at Davis Monthan AFB. The city is quite Progressive (cause of the University of Arizona) unlike the rest of the state other than Phoenix. Anyways…………I don’t see how any Rethugs can take Romney seriously. HONESTLY.

  5. 19 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    That’s Weird Willard for ya.

  6. September 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I suggest Cantor next week. What do y’all think? How about 2 or 3 a week? The biggest jerks……more powerful ones, etc.

    • September 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      I think we should be doing Cantor today at the same time we do Boehner. That is what I have been doing. I have tweeted and phoned. I also think we need to hit Mary Landrieu who wants to keep the oil and gas subsidies for oil companies so she is against the American Jobs Act.

      • 22 Left-Indie
        September 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

        Please don’t forget the jerky Dems, either. They get my goat even more than Rethugs. Unfortuenly, we can’t threaten Webb much, he is retiring. I was nice when I called his office, remindig them of how many doors people like me knocked on his behave. Jerk. He was republican before. Oh, well.

  7. September 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Today I called Boehner’s office and left a very long message. The lines were tied. Also called Pelosi and Hoyer’s offices and asked them to get their caucus to support the president’s bill. he person at Pelosi’s office said he had received many calls like mine. I called Reid’s office and left the same message. Then called Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s office and had to be transferred to the DNC office. Her aide there took my message but she said it’s not their job to tell people what to do .She said DWS would support the president. I really became angry and said they better tell these people to support the president or they’ll have a president Perry. We give them money and they can’t tell the people to support the president! I ended by making my daily call to LoBiondo’s office. He’s worthless. We have an FAA facility here at the Atlantic City airport.and he bragged how he voted to keep funding going but it was held up in the senate not mentioning it was R senator Coburn doing it. He thinks we’re stupid.

  8. September 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    By Sam Youngman – 09/16/11 12:27 PM ET
    President Obama and his closest advisers are pushing back at the notion Obama is a one-term president doomed for defeat in 2012.

    Obama’s top political adviser on Friday issued a memo to the Sunday news show producers and other reporters that concludes Obama is in strong shape for another four years in the Oval Office.

    The memo from Obama guru David Axelrod noted that the president has strong support from Hispanics, the fastest-growing segment of the population, and that GOP approval numbers are in the dumps.

    Obama himself took aim at the doubts while speaking at a Democratic fundraiser on Thursday night. He insisted his odds of winning reelection are better than what his chances were for winning the White House in 2008.

    “Now, I know that, over the last couple of months, there have been Democrats who voiced concerns and nervousness about, well, in this kind of economy, isn’t this just — aren’t these just huge headwinds in terms of your reelection?” Obama said.
    “And I just have to remind people that— here’s one thing I know for certain: The odds of me being reelected are much higher than the odds of me being elected in the first place.”

    The affirmations from Obama and his senior political lieutenant come as the White House has won some momentum with its jobs proposal.

    Axelrod pointed to a recent CNN poll that showed a plurality of respondents support Obama’s jobs proposal, which is crucial to the president’s reelection plan.

    Obama might also have benefited from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entrance into the GOP primary contest. The battle between Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney threatens to be a bruising fight, and while the winner will be more campaign-tested, the GOP standard-bearer will also take some internal hits.

    A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found Obama leading Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, 51 percent to 39. The same poll had Obama ahead of Perry, the Texas governor, 51 percent to 39.

    At the same time, Obama has just concluded a painful summer that saw his poll numbers hit new lows following the unpopular debt-ceiling deal. Democrats have questioned his leadership on issues ranging from the environment to housing and unemployment, with some questioning whether he should be primaried himself.

    Democrats have also expressed worries about Obama’s political standing for next year, particularly after a seemingly safe district held by the Democratic Party since the 1920s was lost this week to a neophyte Republican with Tea Party backing.

    Democratic strategist James Carville, reacting to the special -lection losses in New York and Nevada this week, suggested the White House should panic.

    Axelrod’s memo, which took on “members of the media” and “elite commentary,” seemed to be a reaction to those concerns.

    He said Obama is in much better shape to beat his Republican rivals next year than his approval ratings would suggest, in part because of voter support for the jobs proposal and in part because of the public’s dismal view of Republicans.

    “Members of the media have focused on the president’s approval ratings as if they existed in a black box,” Axelrod wrote.

    “Two-thirds believe we should cut taxes for the middle class and rebuild America’s roads and bridges,” Axelrod wrote, referring to the CNN poll. “Three-quarters believe we need to put our teachers and first responders back to work. More Americans trust the president to handle the economy than congressional Republicans by a margin of nine points.”

    Axelrod also took issue with the conventional wisdom that the president has lost much of his base to disillusionment or disappointment, saying that Obama is polling higher with Democrats than President Clinton was at this point in his first term.

    “Despite what you hear in elite commentary, the president’s support among base voters and in key demographic groups has stayed strong,” Axelrod wrote.

    Axelrod even went as far as to say that the “base is mobilized” behind the president, pointing to the 12,000 volunteers who applied this summer to help organize the campaign.

    He also said that the Republican candidates are running to extremes and are still unknown to the greater electorate.

    “Their candidates are busy courting the Tea Party, signing off on any economic pledge it might demand — no revenue increases under any circumstances, ending Medicare as we know it, draconian cuts that will hamper job creation,” Axelrod wrote. “And Americans are increasingly rejecting the Tea Party’s agenda and its ideological rigidity — following the debt negotiations, an AP poll found the Tea Party’s approval rating sinking to 28-46. When Americans learn the details of the Republican candidates’ plans, the choice about America’s future will come into clear view.”

    He added that “the president remains ahead or in a dead heat with the Republican candidates in the battleground states that will decide the election in 2012.

    “And ultimately it is in those battleground states where voters will choose, 14 months from now, between two candidates, their records and their visions for the country,” Axelrod wrote.

    • September 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      Wow! This is what it’s like to hear something truthful. After all the media lies and Democrats acting like headless horsemen, it’s actually refreshing–a new sound to the ears and balm to the brain. Go Axelrod. Go Obama/Biden 2012. Keep talking about Cadillacs, Cardboard Mitt. It’s just so endearing and so “of the people.”

    • 26 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      September 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      The MSM keeps pushing the DEFEATEST MEME. No surprise here. The Dems that are pessismistic are the ones that are envious of PBO’s standing with the Amrerican people at this time. Lets just keep moving foward Obamabots despite all the BULLETS coming from all directions. KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! 😎

    • 27 utaustinliberal
      September 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks for this Jovie. if I were Republicans I’d be worrying about my poll numbers. If I were those fickle democrats, I would be worrying about my numbers though slightly better than the republicans, it still isn’t anything to brag about. I watched Rev Al Sharpton’s show this evening and only 6% of Americans think the current crop of congressmembers deserve to be re-elected as is. Only 6%. Meanwhile President Obama has 81% apporval amongst democrats and he’s polling very well with African-Americans, Latinos, young people, and voters. President Obama is good to go for 2012 and David Axelrod is right to call out dems and strategists like Carville aka Skeletor who want President Obama to panic, panic, panic and run around wringing his hands in un-endless anxiety. Democrats would be wise to cease and decist in their constant whining, backstabbing, and crybaby antics; get behind President Obama, raise hell so that the AJA can become law. If they want a chance on the winning team of Obama/Biden2012 then they’d better get cracking.

  9. 28 a4alice
    September 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Holy mackeral a lot’s happened since I logged in this morning. – I left a note to check the side of Chips’s board in case you are looking for your congress critters but that was so many posts ago!. I have so far had time to email, tweet but not call. Will try on my way home! Thanks Donna for doing this. I hope they get the message.

    Thanks WIW for all the contact info and thanks Chips! 🙂


  10. September 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Hello, peeps. i called Rusty and got voicemail, left a message. Kept trying to get through, no luck. I still have a couple of hours.
    Called Nancy Smash office to give thanks for pushing the President’s jobs agenda and to tell her to please wrangle the herd. We’re counting on her. Then called Sens. Boxer and DiFi to ask them to fight harder to line up our party. Lots of positive vibes from Dems.

    Now some lunch, then I’m going to hit twitter and emails.

  11. September 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    House republicans introduce bill to speed up illegal immigrants deportations!

  12. September 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    New rule would expand tight Obama lobbying rules to all federal workers
    By Kevin Bogardus – 09/16/11 06:00 AM ET
    A new regulation proposed this week by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) would prohibit all government employees from accepting any gifts from lobbyists.  

    Originally, the absolute ban on lobbyist gifts was only applied to political appointees, per President Obama’s executive order on ethics that was signed early on in his administration. But if the proposed rule is finalized, it would expand the order’s tough restrictions on lobbyist gifts to career employees in the federal government as well.  

    The regulation also would codify the stringent lobbyist gift ban implemented by Obama’s executive order, meaning the strict limits on the interaction between lobbyists and the Obama administration would stay in place after Obama leaves the White House, unless Congress repeals them or the next president initiates another rule-making procedure to amend the regulation.  

  13. 34 utaustinliberal
    September 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    The eternal idiocy of Romney.

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