“Mitt Romney tells us in his own words, ‘I think corporations are people.’ No, Mitt, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs,” Ms. Warren said. “Learn the difference.”
“And Mitt, learn this,” she continued, delivering one of the night’s strongest lines, “We don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.”
Romney’s ambiguity appears to be a calculated strategy to avoid alienating the conservative base or moderate swing voters. If he’s successful in avoiding articulating policy positions, he can market himself as the “generic Republican” alternative to President Obama.
“In word and deed, Romney roots for failure, and his insincerity reveals a disdain for the common good and disregard for people’s common sense. Americans deserve better.”—Romney’s amazing hypocrisy - CNN.com
“It is also fashionable to declare that this sort of speculation about the veepstakes is pointless and wasteful and serves no apparent interest. But look what we learned from the Rubio affair on Tuesday. We learned, above all, that Mitt Romney isn’t particularly interested in putting Rubio on the ticket with him; that seems, if anything, truer today than it was yesterday: He had to be unwillingly pushed into feigning interest in his party’s favorite running-mate candidate. But we also learend that Rubio has a powerful constituency in the Republican Party that Romney realizes he cannot afford to ignore or alienate; and we learned that Romney, realizing this, is susceptible to pressure. Even with the nomination in hand, Romney apparently remains sensitive to the potential for a backlash from the base.”—Politics - Molly Ball - How Romney’s Dance With Rubio Proves the Veepstakes Matters - The Atlantic
“Even if the requirement that nearly every U.S. resident have health insurance is declared unconstitutional, the remaining parts of the law would have far-reaching impact, putting coverage within reach of millions of uninsured people, laying new obligations on insurers and employers, and improving Medicare benefits even as payments to many service providers get scaled back.”—The Associated Press
My husband & I are moderates but we live in the southern US, which is extremely fundamentalist and Republican. We lost one couple’s friendship, when George W Bush was in office, over whether I was being disrespectful in my criticism of the president. On the other hand, one of my best friends is also very Republican & Catholic, and we’ve just agreed not to discuss anything political – it works great for us, and otherwise we get along great!
My father (deceased) would have really let me have it if I’d expressed my political views; he was to the right of Attila the Hun, would have joined the Klan if they’d taken Catholics in his day. Discreet silence on my part was how we got along. Nine and a half years of education by nuns really laid the groundwork for my current beliefs and views. They emphasized tolerance, fairness and justice for everyone.