Up for Debate: Romney in Israel

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 12:08am

What do you think about Mitt Romney's recent statements regarding Israel that angered Palestinian leaders?

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247 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 7:27

yogi - The UN has been working toward a one world government since the day it were founded.
Blanket where are you?

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 7:38

No, he's under suspicion of being a cheat because not releasing more of his tax records has been construed as hiding something. This doesn't take into account the intent of keeping money offshore, which is to evade taxes.

Ironically, the he isn't releasing his records so he must be hiding something is the exact same argument the mentally unstable birthers use, yet in that context it is perfectly acceptable...

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 7:45

Mitt Romney isn't hiding as much as Barack Obama,gdiafante, so where's the complaint about Obama not showing any of his papers?

And, bfra (big fart repeating again) where was you when the UN was founded?

By: Beernazi on 8/1/12 at 7:49

bfra - you rang?

By: Beernazi on 8/1/12 at 7:50

If I recall correctly, George H. Bush was the one calling for a New World Order.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 7:51

So you admit that he's hiding something, but then justify his dishonesty by saying well Obama's hiding more.... How childish.

And, it's only the lunatic fringe that believe Obama is hiding something. Everyone else in the world has accepted the truth.

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 7:52

Let's take it a little farther, gdiagante: You have no idea of the wealth of Barack Obama because he will not allow one iota of information on himself.

Can you swear he has made public all of his wealth and all of the accounts where he has it placed?

Didn't think so, because he will not even release any of his personal papers. What is he trying to hide?

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 7:53

He's released his tax records, it's well-known public record.

Nice try, but...no.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 7:57

And try to stick to the topic at hand, which is Romney, not Obama. Thanks.

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 7:58


You're right on Loner making the negative comments he's constantly making on Israel. But that's okay because he's "one of the boys" on this site.

But let me raise the question on Barack Obama's legal eligibility in the White House on this site and it's like slapping a baby in the face with a; "you shouldn't be doing that".

But I ain't through spanking his ass yet.

By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 8:01

Blanket - Just calling you attention to the grammar.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 8:02

Stop embarrassing yourself, yogi. You give the elderly a bad name.

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 8:05

Rasp, thank you for your reply; but I am not biased against Jews, as you allege. I am not a fan of Zionism and I am not a fan of the so-called US-Israel Special Relationship.

If I hated the Jews, I'd support Zionism, as concentration enables annihilation. Dispersal insures survival.

If I loved Israel more than the USA, I'd support the Special Relationship, as it benefits Israel while putting the USA at risk, with little in return.

I hope that I have clarified things....Zionism, IMO, is fatally flawed by nature and the US has no Constitutional authority to establish, arm and defend a Jewish State in Palestine.

We are being sucked into eternal Holy War at Israel's behest....Zionism is not working out as advertised....it is a dismal failure.

By: Beernazi on 8/1/12 at 8:06

I give up, bfra. Unfortunately, yogi is obviously immune to knowledge and has the inability to learn even basic grammer let alone exercise critical thinking.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/12 at 8:08

Romney was voted the least embarrassing candidate by Republicans.

I believe in America, but I bank in the Caymans. Mitt

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 8:09

Good morning, Bfra and Beernazi.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/12 at 8:23

Romney just can’t shake his image of not being a people person. Not even his staff seems to understand.

Mr Gorka said: "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people."


By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 8:23

Hi Loner! Hope you had a good time at the retreat & you got back just in time for the newest topic, of which you are very knowledgeable of.

By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 8:27

Blanket - He comes up short in every topic you care to mention.

By: Beernazi on 8/1/12 at 8:27

Good morning, everyone!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/12 at 8:32

Back at ya Blanket. ;->

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 9:05

Thank you, Bfra, I had a very good time at Brushwood Folklore Center this season....I cut my retreat short because my daughter is getting married on Saturday....I may go back to camp after that.

It was just a coincidence that this UFD topic was up for discussion when I returned. I kept myself relatively news-free for the past three weeks....good thing, because I missed live coverage of Romney's trip to Israel and then to Poland, where the worst Nazi death camps were located....it would have been nauseating to watch it live.

Romney had planned on visiting Germany too, but PM Merkel was on vacation....Romney stirred up old Holocaust guilt , in an attempt to ingratiate himself to the Israelis and Jewish voters in the USA and to ingratiate himself to the born-agains who support Israel as an article of faith....no doubt, the whole trip was coordinated with AIPAC guidance.

When it comes to sucking up to the Israelis, Bishop Romney is a professional zealot....that's right, Willard Romney is a Bishop in the LDS church....the Mormons keep Romney's theocratic nature quiet and it is downplayed or ignored in the major US media.

Do we really want a Bishop or a cleric of any faith to be our President and Commander-In-Chief? Methinks not.

But, if eternal Holy War or expediting Armageddon is the national goal, then Bishop Romney is the perfect choice for POTUS.

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 9:06

Sorry, Beernazi,

I'm not the English expert you seem to think you are. I just use a bit of colloquialism in my wording to draw the attention to the facetiousness of your comments.

By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 9:11

Loner - Haven't you taught your daughter better than that? Just kidding:-) She & her future husband have my very best of wishes. Hope they have a long & happy future.

Now as to Romney & his foot-in-mouth trip, I enjoyed your input on the subject.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 9:11

Looks like someone found dictionary.com...lol

Try thesaurus.com and look up the term muttonhead. You may find your picture...lol

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 9:13


Obama's tax papers are immaterial to his right in that office which he obviously usurped. Even if he has released his tax papers, what makes you so sure they are correct? He's lied about so many other things he's a constant liar.

And if he is so willing to release his tax papers, why is he refusing to release any of his other personal papers: you know, papers that have been shown to be false but he swears they aren't?

It's odd that Obama can get excused for withholding such papers but his opponents can't.

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 9:14

Willard's dad, George Romney, once admitted that he had been "brainwashed" in 1965, when he visited US troops in Vietnam, in the early and still brewing war...that comment was used by Dick Nixon's team to torpedo George's bid for the GOP nomination in the 1968 election....today, his son, "Mitt" has just undergone a brainwashing in the Jewish State....like father like son....the Romneys are too brainwashable to be POTUS.

By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 9:17

Ironic! Biggest proven liar on the board, calling anyone a liar.

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 9:22

The troll is probably letting somebody else post on his terminal, Gdiafante....the troll has pulled that stunt before.....if we ignore the imposter troll it may go away....and the knuckle-dragging real troll will return....this is how he gets his ya-yas.

Adding obscure, stilted, highfaluting vocabulary to a fallacious argument does not enhance it's credibility or its validity....it's like putting lipstick on a pig.

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 9:24

You are right in George H. Bush calling for New World Order in public. But a one world government has been the UN's goal since the UN was founded.

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 9:25

An imposter using another's username is calling people "liars"? Now that is pure chutzpah.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 9:28

Stick a pacifier in your blowhole, child. Consider yourself ignored.

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 9:36

Thank you, Bfra, for the warm and kind words....my daughter is marrying a great guy, IMO. He's a hard-working fellow who respects the lone one and more importantly, he loves and respects my daughter. The man has ambition and realistic goals...both feet on the ground, as they say.

The wedding is going to be a bit of an artsy, avant garde deal....my role will be relatively minimal...the church thing (UU) and the formal give-away....then helping out with the reception and the after-reception partying....the kids are financing the thing themselves for the most part....of course, dad has to be there, if there is a cash flow problem...but that's SOP anyway for any decent dad, IMO.

In fact, I gotta run....errands to run etc.

I'll try to get back here for the 4:20 Awards.

By: dargent7 on 8/1/12 at 9:42

"He comes up short.." that's what his wife has said during their entire marriage.

By: dargent7 on 8/1/12 at 9:45

gD: I was conceived on the first try.
So, says my mother. Who was a virgin, so she says.
But, thinking about my parents having sex makes me nauseous.

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 9:48

bfra (bad farts repeated again),

Wanna hear some of Barry's lies? Check him out at obamalies.net/ You might enjoy them.

By: dargent7 on 8/1/12 at 9:55

By "yogiman"..."But Obama won't release any of his personal papers..."
Name another US President who had to show, "his papers"? After elected.
You Birther nutz just refuse to get it.
He won the election. Because you group of terrorist cells couldn't derail him, isn't
You had over a year to "get him".
There was nothing "to get". Obama was clean as a hound's tooth.
Can you imagine the uproar if Obama slid into the Presidency as GW Bush did in 2000?
His brother was Gov. The FL attny gen. was Republican. The SC was slanted more right than when my granmother pulls out of the driveway...
Yet, we gave Bush a pass, considering he's white and all.

By: Loner on 8/1/12 at 10:05

Before I sign off, I'd like to say that I like the way that the Nashville City Paper is providing clickable links to stories that appear in other media, such as the NYT.

Perhaps, the NCP Editors could link to controversial articles in the Jerusalem Post, ABC and Bloomberg...I am banned by all three....not for TOS violations, but because the content of my comments was deemed politically incorrect.

The NCP is a bastion of online free speech and I salute their bravery for bucking the trend. Long live the Nashville City paper!

By: yogiman on 8/1/12 at 10:36


Regrettably you don't see the picture of what's going on in our country today. You'll find out pretty soon now and believe me, there's very little difference in the Republican and Democratic parties today and they're are standing side by side in it.

We've got less than 100 days now and I hope I'm wrong, so let's wait and see.

By: bfra on 8/1/12 at 10:49

And the repeat farter accuses someone else of his own misgivings! Typical of a liar.

By: brrrrk on 8/1/12 at 11:26

Good things about Mitt Romney's recent overseas trip......

1)He didn't spontaneously combust
2)He wasn't caught didling a sheep

Add'm if you got'm.....

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 11:48

3) He didn't sing America the Beautiful

By: gdiafante on 8/1/12 at 12:04

4) He didn't take American jobs with him (this time)

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/12 at 12:13

Clear the board people, NC has a new subject and it is about the Southern Baptist.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/12 at 12:13

Clear the board people, NC has a new subject and it is about the Southern Baptist.

By: frodo on 8/1/12 at 4:00

Romney in Israel. Hm, makes me hungry for Chick-Fil-A. Yum.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 8/8/12 at 12:32

There is not now and never has been any such country as "Palestine". As for the "palestinians", screw them. They are just stupid paws for islamic terror and jihad.