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Mitt Romney’s California neighbors are not exactly his biggest fans (I am SO voting Obama now)
Yahoo! News ^ | June 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 06/07/2012 12:35:32 PM PDT by presidio9

Mitt Romney called President Barack Obama's handling of the economy a "moral failure of tragic proportions," suggesting he's failed the American people by enacting policies that have been "muddled, confused and simply ineffective."

Speaking at a campaign event in St. Louis, the Republican nominee said it is "painfully obvious" that Obama was "inexperienced" and "simply not up to the task" of leading the country out of this "great economic crisis."

"We have waited, and waited and waited for recovery, and enough time has passed to pronounce judgment on the economic policies of this administration: They have not worked," Romney told supporters at a campaign event in St. Louis. "Your government has failed you."

The Republican nominee accused Obama of being unfriendly to "free enterprise" and said his administration has failed to deliver on its chief commitment to the country: helping "every American help themselves."

"I do not believe this has been done with evil intent or ill will," Romney noted. "But for a family watching their house being sold at foreclosure, or the family that is forced to spend their kid's college savings just to make ends meet,

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 06/07/2012 12:35:37 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
Adding to the tensions, the candidate, who was spotted painting his fence a few weekends ago, rarely engages with his neighbors, which has irked many of them.

Romney paints his own fence?!?

2 posted on 06/07/2012 12:39:23 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Romney paints his own fence?!?

Actually, he tricked Gingrich, Santorum, Bachmann, and Perry into painting the fence for him. They fought a lot, and ended up covered in paint, but he ended up with the painted fence.

Ron Paul showed up and bitched about why he needed a fence in the first place. Something about "Don't piss off your neighbors, and you won't need a fence."

3 posted on 06/07/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

You appear to have the wrong title, or the wrong body of article here...


4 posted on 06/07/2012 12:45:08 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: dead

it’s Yahoo reporting I expect crap


5 posted on 06/07/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: presidio9

Romney buys in California at all, because....?

Romney buys on a narrow path street, with houses crammed together wall to wall, because....?

Romney buys in a progressive neighborhood full of progressives and gays and pot smokers because.....?

This Romney guy has to be a genius, AND, we’re geniuses for supporting this guy. He’s just the sort of guy Republicans would want at the top of their now socialist sharing ticket.

Congratulations to us!


6 posted on 06/07/2012 12:48:11 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: presidio9

Based on this article, I don’t like Mr. Romney’s neighbors.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: presidio9
Some neighbors complain about Romney's new presidential entourage—including dozens of Secret Service agents who now guard the candidate 24 hours a day—and its effect on their quiet street.

That's understandable same when the Obama's go to Martha's Vineyard or when the president of any party is in the 'neighbor' hood, traffic is stopped, roads closed etc. until he is back in the caravan leaving town.

8 posted on 06/07/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: green iguana
You are correct. Here is an excerpt:

To claim the presidency, Mitt Romney is faced with the challenge of winning over voters who may have supported President Barack Obama four years ago, especially independents in key swing states. But it's making nice with the people in his own backyard, literally, that could prove to be the most problematic for the Republican nominee.

The New York Times' Michael Barbaro takes a deep dive into Romney's relationship—or lack thereof—with the people who live near him in La Jolla, Calif., where presidential politics is coloring a debate over the candidate's plans to quadruple the size of his vacation home there.

But that's not the only complaint people in this wealthy beach enclave have about Romney. Some neighbors complain about Romney's new presidential entourage—including dozens of Secret Service agents who now guard the candidate 24 hours a day—and its effect on their quiet street.

Yet most of the angst about Romney seems to be driven by disagreement with the candidate's politics. At least six homes near Romney's house are owned by gay couples, including the home four doors up the street where the couple are trying to organize a fundraiser at their home for Obama because of his support of same sex marriage.

According to Barbaro, many people on Romney's street were surprised that Romney chose to move into a "progressive" neighborhood, as one neighbor puts it. Adding to the tensions, the candidate, who was spotted painting his fence a few weekends ago, rarely engages with his neighbors,

9 posted on 06/07/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Funny, very funny!


10 posted on 06/07/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: presidio9

Hmmm....

Let’s see -

Should we go with the racist, socialist guy who grew up in foreign countries attending muslim scholls, hides all his personal ID information and records, who spends money we don’t have like a truckload of doped up democrats, who has driven us into near bankruptcy, who is intent on bringing the USA down to the level of a third world country and who has turned our own Justice Dept. and Homeland Security Dept. against American citizens?

Or do we go with a regular American guy who paints his own fence?


11 posted on 06/07/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: dead
The Emperor Claudius messed up only one time ~ he let somebody else tend his fig tree and they (his own mother) poisoned the roots ~ then, when he picked and ate his fig, it killed him.

Of course Romney paints his own fence. He may even operate the roto-rooter! You can never tell where you have enemies eh.

12 posted on 06/07/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: yoe
That's understandable same when the Obama's go to Martha's Vineyard or when the president of any party is in the 'neighbor' hood, traffic is stopped, roads closed etc. until he is back in the caravan leaving town.

Due to population density, this problem gets multiplied exponentially when he visited Manhattan, usually for fundraising, sometimes to visit the UN, sometimes for "date night" with Michelle. In 3+ years, he has been her a dozen times. When Bush came (rarely), the traffic catastrophies were front page news.

13 posted on 06/07/2012 12:53:31 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: green iguana

Glad you caught that, too. I thought I was having a Journalism 101 ‘comprehensional relationship’ problem (whatever that means).


14 posted on 06/07/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

And here I was thinking that Journalism 101 had something to do with “From each according to his means to each according to his needs...”


15 posted on 06/07/2012 1:00:38 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Iron Munro
Or do we go with a regular American guy who paints his own fence?

You go too far when you try to describe Romney as "a regular American guy", and we do know that he prefers illegal Guatemalans to do his gardening.

It took TWO national scandals to force him to end his 11 year use of them.

16 posted on 06/07/2012 1:01:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: presidio9

the title should be “Romneys gay pot smoking neighbors don’t like him”


17 posted on 06/07/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Iron Munro
Gonna vote for Mitt.

Even if you believe all the bad things said about Romney, the difference between voting for Romney or voting for Obama is the difference between hitting the wall at 20 mph or 90.

18 posted on 06/07/2012 1:14:06 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: presidio9

The previous owner of that house was the actor Cliff Robertson. He lived there from 1963 until he died a few years ago. I think Robertson used the money he made from playing the role of JFK in PT109 to buy the house.


19 posted on 06/07/2012 1:25:38 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: presidio9

Back in the mid-60s, it wasn’t into the toilet yet. “Who, what, where, when and why” actually meant something, believe it or don’t.


20 posted on 06/07/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: presidio9
"date night" with Michelle. In 3+ years, he has been her a dozen times

You mean he dresses up in her clothes and goes out on the town?

21 posted on 06/07/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: presidio9

This article is the biggest load of BS I have read in some time. Obviously, the house is on the beach in La Jolla. All beach-front homes in CA are crammed in due to the property value.

As for conversing with one’s neighbors, as one can see from the photos, there really are not any front yards, only garage doors right on the street. So, it is not at all unusual to know anyone other than the neighbors on either side of your home as you simply do not see the others.

Then, we have the fact that it is a “vacation home” which likely is occupied a couple of months out of the year by Romney. As for the neighborhood being full of gays, I doubt it, more like a neighborhood full of wealthy homeowners - some full time residents and some vacation time residents.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 1:50:26 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: presidio9

Is there anyone in America planning to vote who has not already decided who he or she is going to cast a ballot for? Seriously. How could anyone be on the fence this time around?


23 posted on 06/07/2012 1:55:33 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Iron Munro

>> “Or do we go with a regular American guy who paints his own fence?” <<

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People that paint fences are usually just plain stupid, or totally lacking in any sense of asthetics.

Painting a fence means having to repaint it about every 2 or 3 years, and also makes it warp. A bare wood fence looks way better, and lasts way longer.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: muawiyah

It wasn’t Claudius who died from a poisoned fig, but Augustus.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 2:08:55 PM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RitaOK

houses in La Jolla are hardly crammed together wall to wall...the beaches houses their are gorgeous


26 posted on 06/07/2012 2:14:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: presidio9

27 posted on 06/07/2012 2:34:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Iron Munro

“Or do we go with a pathological liar, Mormon Bishop, far left socialist in favor of every major Lefty agenda item, who paints his own fence?”


There, fixed it for you.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: PATRIOT1876
Even if you believe all the bad things said about Romney, the difference between voting for Romney or voting for Obama is the difference between hitting the wall at 20 mph or 90.

Thank you.

That pretty wll sums it up.

Anyone who says they will vote for Obama in preference to Romney is judgement impaired.


29 posted on 06/07/2012 3:50:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: presidio9
Mitt Romney called President Barack Obama's handling of the economy a "moral failure of tragic proportions," suggesting he's failed the American people by enacting policies that have been "muddled, confused and simply ineffective."

There's NOTHING confused about Zero's policies; they simply direct buckets of cash to his campaign contributors. What's to understand?

30 posted on 06/07/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero ineligible due to racist birthers! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: presidio9

Oh nooooos!
That does it for me..Go Obama/s


31 posted on 06/07/2012 4:41:41 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: dorothy
Yes, confounded the two but did a little research on Claudius and either was either poisoned or he died a natural death ~ given the way most emperors were dying in those days, getting poisoned might well have been nearly natural!

The point is when you are ON TOP you have enemies you never imagined ~ so, yes, time to paint your own fence so that you know it's harmless paint and not some arsenic based compouned that will be sublimating and wafting your way for years and years.

32 posted on 06/07/2012 6:14:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: editor-surveyor

A bare wood fence looks way better, and lasts way longer.

Seconded.

33 posted on 06/07/2012 6:23:13 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Iron Munro
Anyone who says they will vote for Obama vote for Ron Paul/Not vote/write in Sarah Palin in preference to Romney is voting for Obama by default.

There. Fixed it for you.

34 posted on 06/07/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Iron Munro
Or do we go with a regular American guy who paints his own fence?

One goes with the American Republican, unless of course one is a RINO or otherwise tolerates the obamanation running for reelection.

35 posted on 06/07/2012 6:44:02 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: dead

He gives the impression of being a small circle, cold fish.

Then again, if I were a Republican running for office in socialist California, I would probably be careful to shut out strangers, too. Chances they would be leftists and without honor.


36 posted on 06/07/2012 9:08:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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