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Opinion: If Romney wins ("He inherited wealth") [Blech]
The Tahoe Daily Tribune ^ | November 3, 2012 | Michael Zucker, stockbroker & guest columnist

Posted on 11/04/2012 12:07:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Playwright George Bernard Shaw warned us, “Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.” It's a forecast of coming attractions should Mitt Romney steal the Seal next Tuesday.

So here's the deal: Mitt Romney's a phony. While Hurricane Sandy's damage proliferated this week, his campaign rally disguised as a “storm relief event” encapsulates the façade. He inherited wealth. He is a man with no core, no principles, no understanding of ordinary citizens' plights, no concrete proposals to fix the country's problems. He respects few besides his super-wealthy cronies. He disrespects journalists. He exudes disdain for women. His disrespect for the President of the United States cascaded with condescension during their first debate. He disrespects the American people's intelligence by misstating his own record and comments, even within hours of having made them, and expects you to buy into his falsehoods.

His campaign has been defined by platitudes and lies, acknowledged by his pollster who said that they would not be deterred by fact-checkers. It's false that President Barack Obama has mismanaged the economy; it's been slowly recovering for years despite Republicans blocking every major jobs and other economic proposals presented by the president to a do-nothing Congress.

Romney's latest lie is his Oct. 25 statement to an Ohio rally that Jeep was thinking of moving all production to China. Despite being immediately refuted by the Chrysler Corporation, the message is continuing in radio and television ads.

So here's a peek into life under a Romney/Ryan administration, telegraphed by campaign pronouncements and practices and Mitt's reign as Massachusetts governor.

Medicare will be replaced by a voucher system that will substantially increase health care costs for seniors.

Secrecy will be widespread, covering issues positions and policies similar to his secrecy during the campaign. Romney has been so secretive that he refused to take questions from any reporter during the past three weeks.

Voting rights will be curtailed over time in a drive for a one-party state, the Republican/Tea Party variety. Republican-promulgated voter suppression laws and voter intimidation projects in the key battleground states have been one of this year's big stories.

Government regulation will increase, not decrease, into private matters such as abortion, contraception and other health issues. The permanency of these changes will be ordained by the appointment of more radically activist justices to the Supreme Court, pushing a 5-4 conservative majority even further to the right and assuring the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Mitt Romney may have aggressively debated Barack Obama but he has been meek elsewhere. He declined to challenge Richard Mourdock when the extreme right-wing Indiana Senate candidate claimed that a rape victim's pregnancy was God's will. He's cowered before Rush Limbaugh.

Shannon O'Brien, his opponent in the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial race, discounts Romney's promise to work with Democrats. “You can look at how he governed,” she said. “He vetoed 800 pieces of legislation … like the minimum wage or … access to contraceptive rights … Sometimes they were petty … (like) a special bill that would have helped a disabled cop; vetoing money that would have paid for kosher meals for elderly people in nursing homes … I think something like 750 vetoes were overridden by the Democratic legislature. That doesn't sound like a guy who was playing ball with people on the other side.”

During the last few days we've witnessed genuine bipartisan leadership as President Obama, joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, illustrated hands-on involvement with the start of clean-up operations in Hurricane Sandy's wake. It is community organizing at the state and national level.

This brings us back to George Bernard Shaw.

Romney's repeated commitments to undo programs that have built this country over several generations and his comments to wealthy donors in a private meeting that he's not concerned about 47 percent of Americans demonstrate clearly that these fools will corrupt the power they'd inherit following a victory next Tuesday.

Martin Sheen, who played President Bartlet in the Emmy-winning series “West Wing,” recently said: “Mr. Romney really showed … how stupid he is and arrogant. There's an old phrase, arrogance is ignorance matured, and that's what we saw … He's never had to compete for a job or face eviction or struggle to get a college loan. He's a guy that the old phrase applies to: ‘he was born on third base and thought he hit a triple.'”

Next Tuesday we'll learn whether all Mitt's resources have enabled him to steal home or whether he'll be tagged out at the plate.


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: obama; romney
Chuckle.
1 posted on 11/04/2012 12:08:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, my. Several people who have heard the full 47% quote tell me they are not likely to vote for Romney. Especially some friends living on modest, mostly SS benefits in their old age.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 12:12:48 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me see if I have this straight: ROMNEY is a phony?

I’m afraid that this joker is caught on the wrong side of the looking-glass.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 12:15:19 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: John Valentine

Michael Zucker. 1 percenter, liberal.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 12:18:47 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By the time his daddy died, Mitt was already filthy rich. So, he signed over his relative pittance of an inheritance to fund the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young U.

As Reince Priebus wrote:

As Romney told a C-SPAN interviewer in 2006:

"I did get a check from my dad when he passed away. I shouldn’t say a check, but I did inherit some funds from my dad. But I turned and gave that away to charity. In this case I gave it to a school which Brigham Young University established in his honor. ... And that’s where his inheritance ended up."

Why did he give the money away?

"I figured we had enough of our own," he said.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 12:18:58 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: gleeaikin

I doubt they heard the full quote, that tape was edited


6 posted on 11/04/2012 12:19:21 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tahoe Daily Tribune ^ | November 3, 2012 | Michael Zucker, stockbroker & guest columnist................

ROTFL. Like it matters. Take a hike, Zucker, you sucker.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 12:19:21 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a stockbroker? In Tahoe no less? I would never trust this guy with my money. Holy cow.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 12:21:25 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: John Valentine

Zucker has partaken of too much Obama cocktail! One sip and you become a bumbling, rambling idiot who focuses solely on repeating the fraudulent tales of MSNBC and completely ignor and shortcomings or screw-ups of our current White House occupant. The cocktail is habit forming and paid for by your tax dollars....please pray that Mitt wins big....I don’t want the Obama lawyers slowing down the Eject Obama Express!


9 posted on 11/04/2012 12:23:06 AM PDT by 2010Freeper
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To: MestaMachine

A silly Liberal rant—watch out, more like him in MSM will be hitting Mitt when he wins—anything he does will be seen as a negative “Rich Guy” with no soul. In truth many Liberals will be glad to see Obama Gone. He failed them too.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 12:28:39 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: cynwoody
Whatever money Mitt Romney inherited from his father (and promptly gave away to charity) probably wouldn't be enough to even restock the Kennedy wine cellar on Martha's Vineyard.

Remind me where the Kennedy clan got their money.

11 posted on 11/04/2012 12:34:27 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liars, reprobates, and sociopaths are generally the folks who accuse others of the very tactics they themselves plan to use. They are so adept at it, they cannot comprehend or recognize the literal truth even when it is standing right in front of them! Or that someone else would conduct themselves in a humble and god-fearing manner. This is the face and work of true evil! But this battle belongs to the LORD!!!!


12 posted on 11/04/2012 12:34:28 AM PDT by BastropBarbie
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To: gleeaikin

I heard the entire quote, and it’s meaning was obvious to me, so the fact it’s that people are deliberately distorting the meaning. He clearly meant that he was not concerned in their VOTES, because he was never going to change their mind.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 12:35:39 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: All

Try Midol, Michael Zucker.

Icepack, Preperation H?


14 posted on 11/04/2012 12:40:12 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: MestaMachine

From the few seconds of research I did, he’s a San Francisco transplant. Surprised?


15 posted on 11/04/2012 12:43:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Mitt wins, the liberals will lose their ever hating minds.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 12:44:16 AM PDT by RushIsTheMan (Liberals lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone STARTING OUT with a quote from the Eugenist GEORGE BERNARD SHAW who personally believed in the EXTERMINATION OF THE “SOCIALLY INCOMPATIBLE is already “suspect” from the start.

“The notion that persons should be safe from extermination as long as they do not commit willful murder, or levy war against the Crown, or kidnap, or throw vitriol, is not only to limit social responsibility unnecessarily, and to privilege the large range of intolerable misconduct that lies outside them, but to divert attention from the essential justification for extermination, which is always incorrigible social incompatibility and nothing else.”

Source: George Bernard Shaw, “On the Rocks” (1933), Preface.

USE OF GAS CHAMBERS

“We should find ourselves committed to killing a great many people whom we now leave living, and to leave living a great many people whom we at present kill. We should have to get rid of all ideas about capital punishment …

A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people’s time to look after them.”

Source: George Bernard Shaw, Lecture to the Eugenics Education Society, Reported in The Daily Express,March 4, 1910.

KILLING THOSE “UNFIT TO LIVE”

“The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”

Source: George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces (London: Constable and Co., 1934), p. 296.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 12:52:31 AM PDT by BastropBarbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not much of anything surprises me these days. When I was in Tahoe, there were more sheiks there than there were in Saudi Arabia. It was very uncomfortable. They do like American women and they are obnoxious about it.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 12:55:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rolex liberals are evil SOBs...


19 posted on 11/04/2012 1:14:46 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Such sore losers already.....oh wait - they lost when they first elected the “One.”


20 posted on 11/04/2012 1:41:59 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quoting “ George B Shaw on Freerepublic “ has got to be an Oxymoron to say the least.
This hideous man Shaw was a devout fabian socialist who advovated death chambers for “useless people “. Those against socialist dogma that is.
Their logo was and still is “A wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Give me Mitt Romney any day.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 2:06:14 AM PST by idaho foxtrot (Romney Landslide win Nov6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zucker in certain circles would hardly be considered a “mensch”. I find it interesting that he references Romney’s decision when as governor to deny free meals at state expence to a given group and that leaders of that faith shared Romney’s decision. Zucker then cites a eugneics advocate, Shaw,who’s been quoted by Adolph, and shared Shaw’s viewpoint as well as acted on it. Then Zucker cites an actor who performed in a TV series about the presidency. What happens when Iran drops the bomb on Israel, Mr Sheen ?

Zucker must stand to lose a ton of dough probably invested in wind mills and that kind of stuff.


22 posted on 11/04/2012 2:09:38 AM PST by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well we know Zucker doesn't know what he is talking about. Romney gave his inheritance to BYU and started with basically nothing. Now Romney did have a world class education and is very smart.
23 posted on 11/04/2012 2:13:45 AM PST by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: gleeaikin

I wonder if this is the same Michael Zucker....a stock broker from Scarsdale (years earlier than now).....

Individual Disciplined for Creating Misleading Appearance of Market and/or Active Trading

Michael Zucker of Scarsdale, N.Y., a former managing director of block trading at a member firm, consented without admitting or denying guilt to findings relating to his trading in two securities, formerly listed and traded on the NYSE, in April 1998. Perhaps a relocation to Tahoe to start anew?

An NYSE hearing panel found that Zucker’s member-firm employer used “focus lists,” (that is, lists of issuers that the firm believed could generate future business for the firm, including future underwriting business) and that the firm’s traders were encouraged and expected to capture the highest percentage of trading volume in the securities of focus list-issuers by soliciting firm customers for order flow in focus list-securities, by trading such securities on a proprietary basis when there was no natural order flow, and by advertising the firm’s interest in providing liquidity in the securities.

The panel found that on April 8, 1998, in one of the stocks, and on April 9, 1998, in the other, Zucker entered orders to buy the security with the knowledge that orders to sell shares of the same security would be entered for substantially the same size, at substantially the same time, and at substantially the same price. The hearing panel found that Zucker’s trading had the effect of creating a false and misleading appearance of the market and/or active trading in the securities.

The NYSE imposed a penalty of a censure and $45,000 fine. Zucker consented to the penalty.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 2:18:28 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t believe I have to share a lake with these freaky liberals from California who can’t even chop down a dead tree without some crusty enviro fining them $10k.


25 posted on 11/04/2012 2:19:29 AM PST by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: idaho foxtrot

bump


26 posted on 11/04/2012 2:21:10 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Michael,
You are wrong about an important thing.
Every man has core principles.
By his acts shall he be known.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 2:22:25 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another jealous jerk - who tried to cheat and failed.

More projection and dishonesty.


28 posted on 11/04/2012 2:30:00 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Gaffer

Not the same guy.

I wouldn’t take financial advice from someone who bought property on the California side of Lake Tahoe. The taxes he must have to pay!


29 posted on 11/04/2012 2:31:49 AM PST by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: BastropBarbie

Whiny Metrosexual Liberal Voice: “Romney is mean and cruel and to prove it I’ll quote George Bernard Shaw, my hero”


30 posted on 11/04/2012 2:33:29 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Vigilanteman
Remind me where the Kennedy clan got their money.

Remind me how many times did John (I served in Viet Nam) Kerry have to get married before he landed the big one?

31 posted on 11/04/2012 2:36:12 AM PST by immadashell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he’s a stockbroker, I don’t want him touching any of my investments. He can ask Bronco Bama if Bronco can invest some of Zucker’s money. Namely ask Bronco to raise his taxes. I’m sure Mr. Zucker would agree to forfeit another fifty percent of his income for the good of the country. (smirk)


32 posted on 11/04/2012 3:10:32 AM PST by driftless2
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To: RushIsTheMan

Nah...can’t lose what one never had in the first place.


33 posted on 11/04/2012 3:44:26 AM PST by KStorm (Just a normal guy, tryin' to catch a train.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He disrespects journalists.

LOL.
34 posted on 11/04/2012 4:03:53 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet these whiners were happy to vote for such as John Kerry and the Kennedy family like those folks understood how common folk live. None of them ever had a real job versus a figure head, token position.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 4:22:10 AM PST by nclaurel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama inherited wealth. And has produced ruin.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 4:58:27 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Playwright George Bernard Shaw warned us, “Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.”

QED, George Bernard Shaw is/was an idiot of the first magnitude...

the infowarrior

37 posted on 11/04/2012 8:41:23 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: Paradox; All

The part about not changing their votes was clear, but the part about them being freeloaders and several other uncomplimentary characterizations is what gets people. Probably only about 7% of the population falls in that group. The rest are working or retired people who do not have enough income to be required to pay taxes. A couple with 2 children has to earn over $26,400 before they owe taxes. This comes to $12.70 an hour for a 40 hour, 52 week year.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 10:49:18 PM PST by gleeaikin
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