American Psychos

Tagg Romney, brother of Josh, featured above, lets us know how he felt about his father’s lies being exposed before a national audience:

Host: “I wanna ask something I know a lot of people want to know. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your Dad a liar?”

Tagg: “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him…”

Such a tough guy. Remember, Tagg is one of the many Romney boys who are so tough and patriotic they never volunteered for any of the wars dad wants to wage, because they were serving the country in different ways:

If his dad would just stop lying, no one would call him a liar.






209 replies
  1. 1
    lamh35 says:

    I can just hear the wingnut outrage if Michelle O had said this type of thing in an interview on urban radio? Wingnuts would be wailing.

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    Baud says:

    But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him…”

    Second, Obama would kick Tagg’s ass.

  3. 3
    Keith says:

    Don’t rush to judgement here…Swing may just be another one of the Romney sons.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    Mitt has repeatedly characterised his sons as liars so what’s the prob?

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    some guy says:

    is Tagg positive his latest software update includes the Fisticuff app?

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    beltane says:

    Why is it that good men often have bad sons but bad men rarely have good sons?

    The whole Romney family gives me the creeps. The Bush boys may be a bunch of crooks but the Romneys are in a class of weirdness all their own.

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    Shakespeare says:

    I would LOVE to see Michelle open a can of whupass on that American Psycho Tagg Romney.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Tagg Romney is about as relevant as Bristol Palin, Chelsea Clinton, or Amy Carter were in their respective days, i.e., not at all.

    You’re not obligated to take the bait every time someone irrelevant says something stupid.

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    Kilkee says:

    Baud beat me to it. I would love to see this wimp take a swing at O. Talk about mopping the floor.

  10. 10
    beltane says:

    @Keith: I think you’re confusin Mitt Romney with Anansi the Spider.

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    Shakespeare says:

    @burnspbesq: Oh, fuck right off. Tagg is a surrogate like Liz Cheney is a surrogate. Fair fucking game. Jeeze.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @beltane: The Bush girls seemed fairly normal, as did Chelsea.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him.

    Back at ya, fuckass!

    If Romney wins, one of his kids gets a cabinet job or an ambassadorship. Maybe more than one. Keep it in the family and all that.

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    Clarity says:

    Hey Tagg: there are no Secret Service officers anywhere near me, and I say your old man’s a fucking liar. Come at me, sucker of cocks.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    Was watching the Maddow commentary on the Libya exchange. One of the things Romney flubbed about that exchange is he said that Obama took 14 days to call it an act of terror. Not terrorism.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    Is Tagg his real name?

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    MikeBoyScout says:

    @2 Baud: Bingo.

    Tab or Jazz or whatever this blue blood car elevator riding dancing horse tax deducting trustfund baby can’t even talk smack let alone win a smackdown.

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    Kilkee says:

    @Clarity: Capital idea, Clarity. I wish to volunteer for your service, and I am an old guy with a fake knee.

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    cathyx says:

    You would think that a grown man his age would be able to see Dad in a more mature fashion, including all Dad’s faults. Unless his inheritance depends on him not seeing Dad’s faults. Then maybe not.

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    MikeJ says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: I believe he was name after Tagamet, the brand aname for Cimetidine, a reflux pill.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    Google informs me that Tagg is the son who employs a surrogate mother to have additional sons. A handmaid as one might say — though the story does not say whether she had to change her name to Oftagg. But the Romneys reject that whole polygamy thing, yes indeedy!

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    Mr. Longform says:

    Tagg: “Next time that happens, I’m really going to kick his ass. He better not say that again, because, I’m just not going to stand for that. Do you want me to kick his ass? because I will. Next time that happens, he just better watch out. One more time, buddy, just once more. Wait. I think my mom’s calling. Well, tomorrow, he better be careful, because I’m serious. I’ll bet he’s really nervous. He’s in SUCH big trouble …”

  23. 23
    elftx says:

    Does anyone know why the romney family was able to sit so close to the stage?

    I found it odd, but maybe it is not unusual.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Shakespeare:

    Do you have any idea how little I care about what you think?

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent): I wanted to add, that the argument over Obama not calling it terrorism didn’t even get made properly.

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    General Stuck says:

    Mitt Romney makes John McCain seem like a demented version of George Washington. That’s a compliment, btw, Peepaw. Barely.

  27. 27
    Joel says:

    OT slightly, but in surveying trolls on this site and others, I have found that the wingnut interpretation of Benghazi has surpassed even birtherism and 9/11 truthers in sheer disregard for reality.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de:

    Tagg is the son who employs a surrogate mother

    The one that had the clause in the contract saying he (or Mitt, who footed the bill for the procedure) could force the surrogate to have an abortion?

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    AxelFoley says:

    I wish the muthafucka would’ve tried that shit. After the Secret Service got done with him, after Michelle and Barack got done with him, after Malia and Sasha got done with him, he’d have to deal with a country full of Negroes ready to go HAM on his ass.

    It’d be like that scene from Airplane!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0GW0Vnr9Yc

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    4tehlulz says:

    So Tagg is bragging about how spineless he is.

    Awesome.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: It’s short for Taggart.

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    beltane says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: Tagg isn’t the only Romney son who has employed a surrogate mother. Two of his brothers (don’t ask me which ones) have also obtained children in this fashion.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    There’s only one Romney son who’s a legitimate tough guy, and his name is Fug Romney. But he’s hidden in a polygamist compound in Nevada with his mom, Arugula, and his brothers Piss and Moan.

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    Shakespeare says:

    @burnspbesq: Awesome, trenchant response. You were wrong. Everyone knows it. Now be quiet until you have something to add. The grownups are talking. :)

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    AxelFoley says:

    @burnspbesq:

    Um, this is a grown man talking about taking a swing at the President of the United States, fool.

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    lamh35 says:

    I just think it’s funny how these people like to make Obama seem like a “Chicago Thug”, but this whole damn family down to the gay bashing father are a bunch of thugs, just with some damn silver spoons in their mouths instead of gold grills!!!

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    Baud says:

    @AxelFoley:

    LOL at Airplane reference.

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    Hob says:

    @burnspbesq: You know, you’re not obligated to take the bait every time someone says something unnecessary, either. How many dozens or hundreds of comments have you posted here with this same kind of advice? Did it help?

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    General Stuck says:

    Tagg looks a little evil to me. Wonder if he ever rode a tyke trike?

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    AT says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de:
    I think that was because of issues conceiving. So maybe a bit harsh.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    I wish the host had followed up and asked Tack, “Why?”. Was Tin upset because the President was verbally kicking the shit out his father? Was Top pissed because the President rightfully called his father a liar? Was Tear upset his father was losing? Why was Tan so angry?

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    GeneJockey says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent):

    I said the same thing last night on the GOS in response to silly parsing of whether “act of terror” = “terrorist act”.

    I think too many people are too used to excessive parsing, and don’t just frakkin’ LISTEN.

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    Tom says:

    Tagg:

    I am an 80 year old veteran with a bad back and two bad knees: i would venture to say that even at my age, I could take on you and your draft-dodging bothers and draft-dodging father. Your whole family, including your entitled, idiot mother, are pathological liars.

    And there are no secret-service agents guarding me.

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    Anya says:

    @burnspbesq: Chelsea Clinton, and Amy Carter were children and Bristol Palin was not a surrogate for her mom’s campaign. Total comparison fail.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Baud:

    Second, Michelle Obama would kick Tagg’s ass.

    FTFY.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    Two of his brothers (don’t ask me which ones) have also obtained children in this fashion

    Goodness me. This is straight from “Handmaid’s Tale”. So their version of monogamy is that it’s OK to breed from as many partners as you can afford as long as you only marry one of them.

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    Hal says:

    Tagg? Your father is a grown ass man. I think he can handle himself.

    Also, Elizabeth Warren 53-44 to Centerfold Brown according to PPP!

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    BGinCHI says:

    Candy would have stepped in and dropped him like a hot sack of Joe Walsh shit.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    @beltane:

    Tagg isn’t the only Romney son who has employed a surrogate mother. Two of his brothers (don’t ask me which ones) have also obtained children in this fashion.

    Are they all shooting blanks?

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    beltane says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: I guess in Romneyland the wife is the official consort, the paid surrogates are for breeding, and the money is what gets made love to.

    Nice, normal people.

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    shortstop says:

    Hilarious thread, right down to Burnsy’s prostate acting up again.

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    Enhanced Voting techniques says:

    I take it John Cole you can sense the fear in Tagg’s eyes too? I was just thinking if some guy gave me a look like that I would start daring him to take a swing.

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    poco says:

    @Hill Dweller: Oh dear FSM!! This had me chortling helplessly. Excellent!

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    Killjoy says:

    So much for the theory that two parent families are the solution for our violent youth.

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    MikeBoyScout says:

    Has anyone put Tugg in touch with Palin’s spawn? I understand she needs a new grifting gig as she’s taken after her Mom by being rejected by real Murkins.

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    gnomedad says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    It’s short for Taggart.

    As in Dabney?

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    shortstop says:

    @BGinCHI: I strongly suspect that Joe Walsh got beaten up on the playground a lot, and that teachers looked the other way because that was slightly nicer than the only possible alternative: getting in a few punches themselves.

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    amused says:

    @Killjoy: Kudos for that one.

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    redshirt says:

    Tagg Track Bush Reagan the 3rd

    Is there a Republican naming thing going on? FSM help me if so.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @efgoldman: I did not call her a surrogate did I? I was just commenting on the progeny of the Presidents in the near past.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Soonergrunt: He is a Rand fan too, then.

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    beltane says:

    @Hill Dweller: I have no idea what the rationale is. Shooting blanks could be remedied by artificial insemination of the wives. Did they all, by coincidence, marry women with fertility issues? Do they prefer to outsource their procreational activities to servant-class women? I just don’t get it.

  63. 63

    As others have said before, if Tagg had got anywhere near POTUS Michelle would have been down there and have popped his ass before he got half way there. They want to keep calling the Obama campaign “Chicago Thugs” then then aught to be less surprised when the campaign pops a cap in their fucking kneecaps. Oh BTW does anyone think that Tagg would have the capacity or the will to “take a swing” at anyone other than his damn Nanny?

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    shortstop says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: He might be, but I think I read somewhere that Taggart is a family name.

  65. 65

    I know it’s probably not fair to judge someone from one picture, but that picture of Josh Romney does make me wonder if he’s ever chainsawed a hooker to death while naked.

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    @Tom:
    I want the YouTube rights. So not joking.

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    redshirt says:

    Also too: “Ann’s Hot Mess” is my latest jazz band name.

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    shortstop says:

    @beltane: Maybe their wives won’t sleep with them a second time. Look at them. Listen to them. Would you?

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    Foxhunter says:

    @Tom:

    Tom FTW.

    Love it.

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    beltane says:

    @MikeBoyScout: Tagg would make a good stepfather for the fatherless Tripp. That is, if he didn’t eat him first.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    You can just imagine the litany of self-pitying indignation when they all get together. Any bets on The Lady Ann cancelling on the sharp-tongued women?

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Comrade Dread:

    …that picture of Josh Romney does make me wonder if he’s ever chainsawed a hooker to death while naked.

    I think that’s the Kolob Stare of Doom.

    Also, a Romney using a manual labor power tool? Nothing bigger than a steakknife for them.

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    Darkrose says:

    @AxelFoley: The phrase that comes to mind is, “Allow me to introduce my black foot to your whitesome and delightsome ass, fool.”

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Someone at GOS transcribed more of the statement. Put the whole thing together and you have:

    “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, first because there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process, you know there gonna do all they can do to make my dad into someone he’s not, we signed up for it, we gotta sit there and take our punches, and send them back the other way.”

    Nope. That doesn’t make things much better.

    1) The son of a candidate, who has also been acting as a surrogate for that candidate (which included broadly implying that Obama was an “obstinate child”), is going to be held to a different standard than a bunch of anonymous blog commenters.

    2) I can understand family loyalty making someone want to take a swing at an antagonist, but it is still incredibly stupid to express that wish in public, no matter how much of the usual cliched sentiments follow that first statement. See #1 above.

    3) If he had expressed some strong emotion without talking about how he wanted to commit physical violence on another man who, as he backtracked later on, was just doing something that was “the nature of the process”, that would be fine. We all feel strong emotions. There are many, many acceptable ways to express them. Talking about how you want to commit a violent act because you’re mad and sad and insulted is, given points #1 and #2, iffy, at best.

    4) Sit back for a second and imagine what would have happened if, after Tagg’s “obstinate child” comment, someone asked Obama how he felt about the comparison and he made a similar two-part answer, starting with a wish to commit physical violence. Still ready to shrug that off? Or would you think that a 51 year old man, who is the President of the goddamn United States, should have a little more cool and self-control?

    BTW: Tagg Romney was born in 1970. He is a middle-aged man, not a kid.

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    Laura says:

    I bet Sasha could take him no problem.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Someone at GOS transcribed more of the statement. Put the whole thing together and you have:

    “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, first because there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process, you know there gonna do all they can do to make my dad into someone he’s not, we signed up for it, we gotta sit there and take our punches, and send them back the other way.”

    Nope. That doesn’t make things much better.

    1) The son of a candidate, who has also been acting as a surrogate for that candidate (which included broadly implying that Obama was an “obstinate child”), is going to be held to a different standard than a bunch of anonymous blog commenters.

    2) I can understand family loyalty making someone want to take a swing at an antagonist, but it is still incredibly stupid to express that wish in public, no matter how much of the usual cliched sentiments follow that first statement. See #1 above.

    3) If he had expressed some strong emotion without talking about how he wanted to commit physical violence on another man who, as he backtracked later on, was just doing something that was “the nature of the process”, that would be fine. We all feel strong emotions. There are many, many acceptable ways to express them. Talking about how you want to commit a violent act because you’re mad and sad and insulted is, given points #1 and #2, iffy, at best.

    4) Sit back for a second and imagine what would have happened if, after Tagg’s “obstinate child” comment, someone asked Obama how he felt about the comparison and he made a similar two-part answer, starting with a wish to commit physical violence. Still ready to shrug that off? Or would you think that a 51 year old man, who is the President of the goddamn United States, should have a little more cool and self-control?

    BTW: Tagg Romney was born in 1970. He is a middle-aged man, not a kid.

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    Eric U. says:

    so the banner ad is “see your arrest record”

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    who was the host?

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @gnomedad: I have no information on that. I wouldn’t be surprised, however.

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    AxelFoley says:

    @Killjoy:

    So much for the theory that two parent families are the solution for our violent youth.

    The internets is yours for the week. Where would you like us to deliver it.

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    stratplayer says:

    Is letting your opponent make a lying fool out of himself in front of the whole world because you know the facts and he doesn’t the same as calling your opponent a liar?

  82. 82
    stratplayer says:

    Is letting your opponent make a lying fool out of himself in front of the whole world because you know the facts and he doesn’t the same as calling your opponent a liar?

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    sm*t cl*de says:

    I think that was because of issues conceiving. So maybe a bit harsh.

    It all seems strange coming from a LDS — a religion that views the reproductive role of matrimony as so crucial to its existence that they campaign against gay marriage.

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    geg6 says:

    Wow. There is a major Patrick Bateman vibe coming from young Joshie.

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    Baud says:

    Balloon Juice is back!

    Someone should create a Google hangout we can all go to when BJ is down.

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    Linda says:

    @Baud: Really? Cause that guy looks like a zombie just itching to eat somebody’s brains with a knife and form.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Oops. Sorry for the multi-post, thought it was my computer (which has been doing weird shit of late; makes watching my porn that much more of a challenge).

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    trollhattan says:

    @Comrade Dread:
    I think the only remaining question is who’s naked: the Romney, the hooker or the chainsaw?

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    Short Bus Bully says:

    @Tom:

    You win the thread. Fuckin’ A!

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    Yutsano says:

    Damn gerbils.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    Maddow’s last segment on Politifact and delusional wingnuts was tremendous.

    As an aside, Romney had birther author Jerome Corsi on his campaign plane today.

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    RedKitten says:

    That picture of Ann and Josh…shudder.

    Seriously, Josh looks like a serial rapist who likes to cut women, while Ann is the frosty-boxed family matriarch who covers up for him and has no qualms completely destroying the lives of his victims and their families if they dare do anything but meekly go away.

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    dmsilev says:

    Amazon reviews for binders:

    Not as useful as the Trap Her, Keep Her
    __
    Maybe it’s just my women, but they don’t seem to want to fit into the space I’ve designated for them in this binder. They keep sticking out over the edges, even getting away in some cases. I thought using clear, glass-ceiling page protectors would help, but it doesn’t seem to slow them down anymore.

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    pk says:

    I think I like Twit Romney better than Tagg Romney.

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    Jay says:

    @General Stuck:

    In ’08, one of McCain’s advisers (Salter?) said this of Mitt Romney: “He’s the kind of guy John McCain and his friends used to beat up at recess.”

    I have a feeling this would extend to the men’s sons. Say what you will about John McCain, after all, but at least he’s got a couple of boys in the service, one of whom hugged President Obama at the former’s USNA graduation.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    FYWP ^2. I DID LOOK for the comment– several times, in multiple browsers. Can someone please feed the fucking hamsters?

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    beltane says:

    @Hill Dweller: Mitt is such the misogynist that he didn’t even bother to invite Orly Taitz, who has done more to promote the birther cause than anyone. Sorry Orly, you’re just another woman in Mitt’s lady binder.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Jay: Grandpa Walnuts’ sons at least have the good sense to keep their traps shut.

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    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    @Hill Dweller: That along with the 1st segment made for a fantastic takedown of Romney and the nutters. Good times.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    Host: “I wanna ask something I know a lot of people want to know. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your Dad a liar?”
    __
    Tagg: “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him…”

    And second, because you’re a gutless coward like your father, the draft-dodger who advocated for war in Vietnam and then ran off to hide in France.

    Just as you bravely ran away from serving your country in your party’s two wars of choice.

    Shit, if Tagg Romney took a swing at Barack Obama, the Secret Service would be protecting Tagg from Michelle. She’d have him quaking in a puddle of his own urine.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I see it’s another FYWP night over at the ol’ Bee Jay Corral.

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    geg6 says:

    @RedKitten:

    Plus, she wears my grandmother’s draperies. From about 1910.

    How does a woman of her means end up looking like the crazy lady down the street who wears awful vintage clothes. Not great vintage clothes, like a Christian Dior cocktail dress, but Mamie Eisenhower or Bess Truman vintage.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    Tagg Romney apparently never learned that the bigger that you brag about what you would have done, the more people know you’re full of shit.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Jay in Oregon: I wonder when good ol’ Tagg is gonna have his interview with the Secret Service. That is a direct threat on the President even if it was meant as a “joke”.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @beltane:

    …bad men rarely have good sons?

    Bad apples don’t fall far from the tree.

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    Svensker says:

    @dmsilev:

    Those are hilarious.

    Maybe it’s just my women, but they don’t seem to want to fit into the space I’ve designated for them in this binder. They keep sticking out over the edges, even getting away in some cases. I thought using clear, glass-ceiling page protectors would help, but it doesn’t seem to slow them down anymore.

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    Cacti says:

    I’m around Tagg’s age, and not protected by the Secret Service. I’m also fiercely loyal to Barack H. Obama.

    So Taggart, if you want to throw the hands with an O-bot on behalf of your Dad’s honor, I’ll happily take you up.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Yutsano:
    I almost think it’d be more humiliating if they don’t investigate.
    __
    Yeah, not looking forward to the 2024 elections when Tagg Romney is acting out his own daddy issues on the national stage…

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    rammalamadingdong says:

    I bet Bo could take out that dancing horse. Also too

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    Chris says:

    Seriously, WTF? Why does anyone care how Tagg feels? Has anyone ever bothered to ask Michelle how she feels about her husband being called lazy, a traitor, a Communist, or portrayed as a witch doctor? Or God forbid his daughters? Christ, fuck that guy and his precious fee fees.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @dmsilev:
    Thank you, those reviews are full of win.
    I haven’t laughed so much for days.

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    Shalimar says:

    @Soonergrunt: Mitt Romney named one of his sons after an embarrassingly inept Blazing Saddles character?

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    TexasMango says:

    I know Mormons don’t drink, but Miss Ann looks like she’s been hitting the sauce.

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    Yutsano says:

    @TexasMango: She might be doing Mormon tea, which does have intoxicating effects.

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    Lurking Canadian says:

    I’m beginning to think the entire Romney family should be locked into padded rooms somewhere in order to protect the commonwealth. What the hell is wrong with these people?

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    amk says:

    @burnspbesq: We take the bait so that you don’t have to. Happee?

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    El Cid says:

    To be fair, I’ve had plenty of photos in which I’ve appeared to all observers as a frightening or brooding soon-to-be killer.

    Of course, they were right, but that was like years ago and I called in a favor to Joe Biden and we got that stuff all covered up good like.

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    Buffalo Rude says:

    Maybe it has already been shared in this thread, but I’m gonna leave this here: http://tbogg.blogspot.com/2007.....-mitt.html

    Five not for fighting, indeed.

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    geg6 says:

    @Yutsano:

    Maybe she’s stoned. My friend, who died of MS a few years ago, said it really helped her with symptoms triggered by stress.

    In fact, I take that back. Lady Ann needs to start toking on the sly.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    After bungling the soup kitchen photo-op a couple days ago, but catching a break with the Presidential debate changing the subject, Paul Ryan went to the Cleveland Browns’ practice today and addressed their QB with the wrong name.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @RedKitten: They do look like a pair out of some gothic novel. And don’t forget the pseudo-incest angle that always accompanies this kind of thing. You know, where the American born, raised, and educated mother always refers to her self as “mummy” in the third person like she was English royalty or some such:
    “Don’t worry, Joshie. Mummy loves you. Mummy will make the mean Sheriff go away.”

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    Capt. Seaweed says:

    @Yutsano:
    Yeah EVERYTHING is fywp tonight. 4 reposts not enough? Wait a minute and a couple more will magically appear. Makes things hard to follow but Our Host assures us there’s nothing to worry about. So I won’t!

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    Yutsano says:

    @geg6: Mary Jane has a long track record with helping with MS. But no way in Hades does Her Huffiness come anywhere near something so gauche. I’ll do more research when I get home, but it wouldn’t shock me if some MS treatments are also rather intoxicating.

    @Hill Dweller: Isn’t that like a sin for a Cheesehead? To even pretend the Browns are worth anything but grinding into dust?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    That entire family is composed of diseased, cowardly scum.

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    TexasMango says:

    1,000,587th reason to not vote for Mitt Romney: There are 5 more of him who would continue to run for office in perpetuity.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Kilkee:

    Baud beat me to it. I would love to see this wimp take a swing at O. Talk about mopping the floor

    Bullshit.

    The idea that BO is some kind of combination of Shaft and Superfly is ridiculous. Even after all these years of the Obama presidency, the truth has not sunk in even for some liberals.

    But I will bet you good money that the following scenario is played out with numbing regularity.

    Knock knock. This is the Secret Service.

    What? Why are you here?

    You went on line and threatened the life of the President of the United States.

    What? I threatened a N– …

    No, sir. I repeat. You threatened the life of the President of the United States.

    Well, so what? What are you going to do about it?

    Let me lay out the options for you. Most of them involve long prison sentences.

    Oh, shit.

    ETA. I know that the Brits have a constitutional monarchy and all that, but I semi-seriously bet that when a monarch is invested, he or she is told, yeah, ya got no powers, luv, but here’s a list of the people you can have killed.

    Wha’ ? I’ve got the sole power to do this?

    Not quite, luv. You and JK Rowling.

    ETA: in short, the POTUS is too freaking important to be allowed to engage in an ass kicking session. Jesus Freaking Christ. The dude can launch nukes. What the fuck does he have to prove to any of the dipshit Romney spawn?

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    Betsy says:

    @burnspbesq: takes one to know one

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @geg6: And for the reason of the MS, I feel for her. This has to be exceedingly stressful, campaigning all over the country, watching your husband (and I do believe that they love each other) getting raked over the coals from both sides. This kind of thing isn’t easy for healthy people to take and she has a condition that can become life threatening with reactions to stress.

    All the more reason to hate the bastard who’s putting his wife through this. She’s a sixty+ year-old cancer survivor with multiple sclerosis. What the fuck kind of selfish prick bastard would do to his wife what Willard Mitt Romney is doing to his? Of all the reasons to wonder if he isn’t a sociopath, this is the biggest one.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Brachiator:

    here’s a list of the people you can have killed.

    The vast majority of the males in the British Royal Family are also military trained. It’d be worth it to get Harry a sniper qualification just for the lulz.

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    Mike G says:

    @Yutsano:

    I wonder when good ol’ Tagg is gonna have his interview with the Secret Service. That is a direct threat on the President even if it was meant as a “joke”.

    The Secret Service may invite him to not attend the rest of the debates.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Hill Dweller: That’s going to stand them in good stead in Ohio. Fucking moron.

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    Steve says:

    @Brachiator: Your Secret Service fantasy is actually no less absurd than the one about the President coldcocking one of Romney’s sons.

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    Betsy says:

    @beltane: On Kolob. Yup.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Soonergrunt: White. Horse. Prophecy. I have zero doubt this has been whispered in Willard’s ear since he was in high school. He beleives it is his destiny to establish and lead the great American Mormon theocracy. And Ann would have zero say in that.

    @Mike G: That is a definite possibility as well. Restraining order by Secret Service agent can be quite effective.

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    henrythefifth says:

    Imagine the ZOMG ZOMG DRUDGE SIREN TIMES INFINITY FOX NEWS ALERT OF ALL NEWS ALERTS!!!!!! that would happen if one of the Biden boys had said that about Romney! Or remember back in the day if a Democrat looked at George W the wrong way, the WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA AND OUR TROOPS YOU COMMIE crew would come out crying?

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    Petorado says:

    Shorter Tagg Romney: “Why, I’d like to get my Cheeto-stained hands on that guy …”

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    Speedy says:

    Who the fuck is Tagg kidding? There’s no way in hell he’d take a swing at the President , he’d make one of the Help do it for him.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    All the more reason to hate the bastard who’s putting his wife through this. She’s a sixty+ year-old cancer survivor with multiple sclerosis. What the fuck kind of selfish prick bastard would do to his wife what Willard Mitt Romney is doing to his? Of all the reasons to wonder if he isn’t a sociopath, this is the biggest one.

    Bingo.

    THe way she’s been acting, it’s hard not to hate the woman, but I try to remind myself that she’s literally been captive in the Romney compound since before she was old enough to vote. Much much nicer to be her than Jacy Dugan, but remember, people: For all the expensive dressage horses and multi-million-dollar ‘vacation cottages’, the poor woman has to sleep next to Willard Mitt Romney, every godsdamned night.

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    Quaker in a Basement says:

    Tagg, if hearing someone call your father a liar is so upsetting, you’re not spending enough time out amongst the people. You should get out more.

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    Delia says:

    @Yutsano:

    I know Mormons don’t drink, but Miss Ann looks like she’s been hitting the sauce

    Mormons are known for sticking with prescription meds, some of which can also provide the desired escape from unpleasant realities.

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    Cacti says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    All the more reason to hate the bastard who’s putting his wife through this. She’s a sixty+ year-old cancer survivor with multiple sclerosis. What the fuck kind of selfish prick bastard would do to his wife what Willard Mitt Romney is doing to his?

    Ann set herself aside at age 17 to be a brood mare for princeling Romney while he was busy avoiding the Vietnam draft in Paris. I don’t believe for a moment that she isn’t equally wrapped up in Mittens’ delusions of grandeur and religious destiny.

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    Lurking Canadian says:

    @Brachiator: Obviously, I don’t know either of these guys personally. But I find the likelihood that the black kid with the single white mom who was being raised by his grandparents after spending many of his early years overseas is more likely to have learned to throw a punch in junior high than the pampered, white bread scion of the most self-important family since the Romanovs.

    The Secret Service wouldn’t have let Tagg get anywhere close to him, that is true. But if they had, my money is still on POTUS.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Brachiator:

    I think it’s less a commentary on the Prez being full of awesome and more a commentary on Tagg being a cowardly braggart who would flop like Vlade Divac if it looked like someone was thinking about taking a swing at him.

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    tomvox1 says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    The Bush girls seemed fairly normal drunk, as did Chelsea their dad at their age.

    FTFY

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    gwangung says:

    Tagg, if hearing someone call your father a liar is so upsetting, you’re not spending enough time out amongst the people.

    Pretty much this.

    Just screaming he has a thin skin, and totally isolated from the real rough and tumble political world.

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    Cacti says:

    @Delia:

    Mormons are known for sticking with prescription meds, some of which can also provide the desired escape from unpleasant realities.

    Utah has the highest per capita usage of antidepressants in the entire country.

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    J R in WV says:

    @beltane:

    I suspect their wives didn’t want to mess up their figures, getting the baby fat and droopy titties having babies.

    So sad! Just spend a few $100K and stay younger looking longer, right? I wonder do the boys get to touch the girls… or just look at the pretties.

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    amk says:

    @Cacti: Yup. The sense of entitlement emanating from her stinks more than the one coming from him. Fuck’er and her whole brood.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    I think Mitt’s kids kids should all be named variations of Petri Dish.

    Just think of the possibilities.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Cacti:

    Utah has the highest per capita usage of antidepressants in the entire country.

    Porn too. But perhaps I repeat myself.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @amk: Well, some of us were born booted and spurred and ready to ride, and the rest of you saddled, and ready to be ridden.

    And you have the temerity to stand between us and our White House?

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    Punchy says:

    I love the subtle disrespect. Not “I didnt throw haymakers because he’s the President of the United States”, but instead “I didnt speedbag the Pres cuz I didnt think I could land any shots….”

    El Douchebag of the highest order.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Steve:

    Your Secret Service fantasy is actually no less absurd than the one about the President coldcocking one of Romney’s sons.

    Really? What universe are you living in? There have been, sadly, a significant increase in threats against the president.

    And from what anyone can glean from online comments, there are quite a few fools who get off on getting their racism on.

    You don’t need a GPS system to guess that a number of these fools get their panties in a twist with the Secret Service.

    My larger point stands. The POTUS, by definition, is above getting into a brawl with dipshits.

    That’s the nature of the freaking job.

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    AxelFoley says:

    @Cacti:

    Utah has the highest per capita usage of antidepressants in the entire country.

    The highest consumption of porn, too, I believe.

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    Oh noes! Tagg’s goin rogue. In a way, being trust funded creates doubt in his addled brain whether he was born on 3rd base or hit a triple. Voila! Daddy issues. He’s the dubya of clan Romney.

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    Mike G says:

    @MikeJ:

    And the greatest incidence of financial scams. Followers of authoritarian churches that encourage a sheep-flock mindset, are easy marks for authority figures from their religion.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    Wow, what an immature brat. But his outburst is just what I’d expect from Romney spawn. They’re better than everyone else, don’tcha know, so of course they feel outraged when someone calls them out, and the more apropos the callout, the greater the rage.

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    Narcissus says:

    “I had fun once and it was awful”

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    Tone In DC says:

    @Darkrose:

    DAYUM! I like it.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    I really hope the latest debate moves the needle, and Obama pulls ahead. If not, and it’s really close on election day, I fear the Republicans are going to try doctoring the numbers in states they control.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Comrade Mary:
    Tagg Romney was born in 1970. He is a middle-aged man, not a kid.

    I beg to differ. He may be middle aged but he still acts like a child.

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    Nutella says:

    @shortstop:

    I think I read somewhere that Taggart is a family name.

    I’m sure they’ve always felt that dear Ayn was almost one of the family, if only she’d been a Mormon rather than an atheist.

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    mai naem says:

    I just want to say that my young athletic teenage niece would whoop Tagg. Also, Biff, Buzz, Skipp, Mutt. Granted she would have to take them on individually but she could take them on individually and give each of them a good whooping that they would never forget. Poor Dowager Anne would then have to spend all night at the hospital making sure that all her little boys got xrays, stitches, casts of various kinds. Mitt would then advise his obstinate little boys about only taking on underdeveloped young homeschooled children in the future.

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    Narcissus says:

    @Nutella: I’m sure she’s a retroactive mormon by now

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    amk says:

    @Hill Dweller: What happened to the rush of rw pollsters that nate silver easily swallowed after the first debate ? They are all chickenshit now after the asswhoop that was the second debate?

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    Kyle says:

    @Quaker in a Basement:

    “I’m so upset…I’m going to have my butler deliver an impolite note to him”.

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    Zyla says:

    I wasn’t aware of Tagg’s surrogacy stuff. I guess the romney family will outsource everything, even having babies

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    SatanicPanic says:

    True justice would require all 5 of these fucking sons of mitt on the ground yelling “don’t tase me bro”

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    trollhattan says:

    @Mike G:
    Secret Service: “Hi, mister Tagg? Yeah, agent Smith here. I understand you no longer need our protection, so, good luck out there.”

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    amk says:

    @Killjoy:

    Tweeted with due credit.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Soonergrunt: She’s a grown woman, she can refuse to bring him his milk and cookies while he watches sport and refuse, uh, well, I don’t know if they do that anymore. But anyway, I’m willing to bet she supports him running, if only because First Lady is serious bragging rights at the country club.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    Totally anecdotal, but the one Mormon family I knew well was VERY much into the RX drugs, mostly of the zippy-de-doo-dah kind. Also the anti-anxiety kind.

    Their teenage kid told me stories that would curl your hair.

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    shortstop says:

    @Anne Laurie: And yet someone on some nearby thread is saying that Ann convinced Mitt to run again. Who’s to know whence the font of soulless ambition springs in that family?

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    hueyplong says:

    Someone needs to break it to dim-witted Tagg that his Daddy has taken so many contradictory positions that only two modifiers can reasonably be said to apply to him with consistency: “liar” and “craven.”

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @RedKitten: @Soonergrunt: I want to watch that series you two seem to be writing.

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    EzraRulz says:

    To add on to his stellar profile, this would be the same “Tap” Romney that risked life and limb and took time off the campaign trail to stand up to power and OBJECT to a hospice in his tony neighborhood. So gross i have to share a commonwealth and a town with this selfish degenerate low-life POS. Hopefully not for long anyway.

    http://belmont.patch.com/searc.....agg+romney

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    shortstop says:

    @YellowJournalism: It’s so creepy — and yet so credible with this family.

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    GregB says:

    I always thought the Boys from Brazil were blonde.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @YellowJournalism:

    I think it was on Criminal Minds last week. (And the week before, and the week before . . .)

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Steeplejack: I don’t know. It sounded more to me like Big Love crossed with American Gothic.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Lurking Canadian:

    Obviously, I don’t know either of these guys personally. But I find the likelihood that the black kid with the single white mom who was being raised by his grandparents after spending many of his early years overseas is more likely to have learned to throw a punch in junior high than the pampered, white bread scion of the most self-important family since the Romanovs.

    Again, the point is that this kid is now the most powerful man in the world. With that power comes privileges.

    It’s funny to see how people just don’t get it. They think in terms of a guy that might like to have a beer with. Or a guy who they think can throw a punch.

    Not too long ago, Obama made a decision that determined whether bin Laden might live or die. And sent men to execute that decision.

    You or I can throw a punch. That’s where it ends.

    @Mnemosyne:

    I think it’s less a commentary on the Prez being full of awesome and more a commentary on Tagg being a cowardly braggart who would flop like Vlade Divac if it looked like someone was thinking about taking a swing at him.

    I can’t imagine Tagg making a similar comment about Bush or even Clinton. Or any sitting POTUS.

    I never thought much about the Romney spawn before, but a lot of their recent comments reek not just of aristocratic privilege, but of something much more foul.

    It’s not just that Tagg might be a cowardly braggart. It’s that he is a fool for even entertaining a piece of a thought that he might attack a sitting president of the United States.

    And again, each morning the president has to go through a briefing book. In it is all the shit that might blow up in the world.

    I doubt that he gives thoughts about Tagg even a nanosecond of his time.

    Nor should anyone else.

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    @RedKitten: No sheet. The whole family’s like an episode of Law & Order.

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    slag says:

    So, wait a second. His dad lies. Gets busted for it right there on stage in front of Joseph Smith and everybody. And this guy’s response is to want to beat up the guy his dad is caught lying about?

    Character! Morality! How do they fucking work?

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    cckids says:

    @Soonergrunt: Like Dagny Taggart? Atlas Shrugged strikes again!

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    suzanne says:

    As for the fertility issues, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Romney boys had some genetic issue that makes them it difficult or ill-advised to breed. Mormon family trees don’t really branch so much as entangle.

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    ellie says:

    What a tough guy that Tagg is! And a loon, like his dad.

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    g says:

    If his dad would just stop lying, no one would call him a liar.

    Seeing as how Tagg’s own dad called Tagg and his brothers liars, and Tagg fully embraced it in order to demean the President, I think he wear the badge well.

    Fucking psychopath.

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    g says:

    “Look, I’ve got five boys,” Romney added. “I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true but just keep repeating it and ultimately hoping I’ll believe it. But that is not the case.”

    Maybe young Tagg ought to go down on stage and deck his dad first.

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    Ms. D. Ranged in AZ says:

    rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him

    I wish a mutha would not only to see the Pres whup up on his ass but also to expose the core of conservative thinking, which is “might makes right”.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    Wait, people born in 1970 are MIDDLE AGED to you lot? I should come hypothetically kick your asses Tagg Romney style.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @Bill Arnold: Where Mitt and sons are concerned, turds don’t fall far from the asshole.

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    Kathleen says:

    @Hill Dweller: He then proceeded to lead the Browns to a Super Bowl victory.

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    Applejinx says:

    @FlipYrWhig: I was born in 1968, and I’m 44. That would make Tagg 42, or thereabouts. What, 50 is the new middle aged? I don’t see the problem with the epithet.

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    Cacti says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Wait, people born in 1970 are MIDDLE AGED to you lot? I should come hypothetically kick your asses Tagg Romney style.

    If your age starts with a 4, you’re middle aged.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @shortstop: Hahahahaha! Hilarious. And so mean. What did Mr. Walsh ever do to deserve such a comment?!

    Shouldn’t The Bot tell his son that advocating violence against the President is a no-no? It’s not as if The Bot hasn’t called President Obama a liar as well.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Soonergrunt: I am sure that Ann is perfectly okay with her husband’s 6-years-of-perpetual-campaigning, since she herself has taken an active role in it.

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    magurakurin says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de:

    So their version of monogamy polygamy is that it’s OK to breed from as many partners as you can afford as long as you only marry one of them.

    edited for clarity ;)

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    Applejinx says:

    I was just thinking (I guess I’m a bit slow being middle aged and all…)

    We live in a society. Never mind that he’s talking about rushing down and taking a swing at the President of the United States and the man I voted for twice (early voting: mine’s on file)

    Were it some random guy saying clearly that his dad’s statements were “Not true!”, would that make it any more okay for Tagg of the hellfire eyes to rush forth and deck him? Does it somehow make it all right if it’s NOT the President that Tagg wants to hit, randomly, for saying a thing?

    That bothers me now. I guess it’s an awfully small point in a country where (in some places) you’re legally allowed to gun a man down if he’s black and that made you feel threatened because your body is your castle, or something… but life is made up of small points and the little assumptions we make. These things matter. They set the tone for what it is to be an American. I don’t feel this is a good trend.

    Does Tagg have no shame that he is a filthy, impulsive animal not fit for a civilized society?

    There you are, sir: that is not grounds for rushing forth and decking a guy either (it’s grounds for getting mad and calling a guy a complete namecalling jerk, and I guess we’ll live with that- I’ll own it) but it should put your rage into a more suitable context. Consider what you saw as grounds for taking a swing, in the light of that.

    Your dad’s statements are still not true, either.

    (edited to make it ‘the President THAT Tagg wants to hit’: some words should not be in proximity to each other, EVER)

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    Cmm says:

    Josh looks like he is trying to wish Obama into the cornfield…

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    Paul says:

    If someone from the Obama family had made a similar threat towards Romney, FoxNews would have gone crazy and demanded Secret Service to deal with the person.

    So, how about it FoxNews, aren’t you going to demand that the Secret Service makes a visit to Mr Tagg Romney? After all, he threatened the President of the United States.

    And to Tagg; are you always beating people up if they called your dad a liar? You do realize that your dad’s entire campaign is based on lies? Hell, his first negative campaign commercial was a lie that actually was actually called by the media.

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    Paul says:

    @Killjoy:

    So much for the theory that two parent families are the solution for our violent youth.

    Hilarious!

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    Applejinx says:

    And if you don’t consider randomly swinging at people socially acceptable, why would you say it to a reporter when your Dad is running for President?

    Seems like some part of you considers that a good thing.

    I didn’t know that was what Mormons were like until now. I thought they kind of wanted to seem like Christians, or at least civilized people. Nice going, Tagg.

    Shame on all of you who can only think to respond “Yeah well I’ll punch you harder!”. If he jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too? (in before ‘no but I’d cheer real loud’)

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    @elftx:

    Does anyone know why the romney family was able to sit so close to the stage?

    They were undecided voters?

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    dollared says:

    @burnspbesq: And of course, you are wrong: Tagg is part of the game, and therefore fair game.

    I know you’re at least a centrist, but why is protecting the elites so important to you?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....rail-again

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    Paul says:

    @Applejinx:

    I didn’t know that was what Mormons were like until now. I thought they kind of wanted to seem like Christians, or at least civilized people. Nice going, Tagg

    I will never forget when the leader of the mormon church, their so called prohet, defended the war in Iraq. At least the Pope had the decency as a Christian to advocate against it.

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    Dan says:

    @Tom: Thank you for your service Tom, past and perhaps future. These arrogant punk Romney children and their puke of a mother bother me also. This flake called Tagert is 42 years old and stupid enough to be baited by a DJ from a stastion in North Carolina. He took the bait and went stupid on the air. What a chump.

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    Stentor says:

    Shit with that face & those eyebrows, you could slap some pointy ears on old Tagg, & voila! Sarek’s younger brother! Am I right? He definitely looks Vulcan, now we know why Mitt’s so stiff, he didn’t really come from this planet.

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