Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Romney and Obama to Meet in White House


At least Mitt will get to see what the inside of the White House looks like.

In all seriousness, what's the point?
The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election.....
.....The White House says the two men will meet in the White House's private dining room. There will be no press coverage.
Full article here

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

how are things at the sea of pee?
not much from alaska in weeks?
another round of plastic surgery or just trying to get another family member on a reality show?
her 15 minutes are officially over!!

Anonymous said...

Um...RWNut? I do not say this lightly, but I suggest you get therapy. STAT.

Anonymous said...

This is not the Jerry Springer show over here, RW.

Right Wingnut said...

Gee, guys.....just sharing the latest news. I figured his biggest supporters would find it interesting.

Wow......

Tough crowd.

Right Wingnut said...

Oh, I see.

Is it the photo?

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I am offended by that photo, deeply.

You may think there's no difference between these men, but you couldn't be more wrong. The photo itself highlights one major difference: one of these men is opposed to widening the cultural definition of marriage. One of these men only pretended to be opposed to it while it was a popular view and then changed his view to reflect what was popular in 2012.

Mitt Romney changes his stances with new information. Barack Obama changes his stances with new polls. Big difference.

I would have expected a post about this meeting to highlight what they might discuss, or the interesting juxtaposition of vastly different ideals and visions for America, or even the juxtaposition of a man with decades of successful executive experience with a man who still hasn't successfully led *anything* - but this post is a complete failure.

It's offensive. It's wrong. And it steals substance from what could have been an interesting development.

Badly done, RWN.

Right Wingnut said...

Katrina,

With all due respect, "edgy" photos have been the norm around here since the beginning.

I actually don't do it all that often. Scroll through some of Bosman's masterpieces....especially during the GOP primary cycle.

Some of us don't take ourselves too seriously around here.

I'm sorry you're offended, but it's staying up, unless the one person who has the ability to remove it does so.

Right Wingnut said...

I've also never seen you call out some of your fellow Romney backers for comments like you see from anon #1. So, spare me your sorrow.

leighrow said...

RWN-How does this post help the conservative cause? Perhaps you may have voted for Romney but I am willing to guess that the majority of Palin followers stayed home, judging by the nasty commentary on her website during the primaries.

What I do not understand is why her followers are so angry. Palin decided not to run for president...she did not throw her hat in the ring...she did not debate the issues with the other GOP candidates. She did not get crucified like Michelle Bachmann..so why the anger?

If Palin is upset by members in her party then she should have entered the primaries and proved herself and defended her views and actions like Michelle Bachman and the others...but she failed to do so.

I personally think she took the coward's way out by having her followers attack the frontrunners in order to elevate herself within the conservative movement.

Right Wingnut said...

Leighrow,

How does Romney meeting "privately" with Obama help the conservative cause? It's another great photo op for Obama, and since there won't be any press, he can make up whatever he wants about what was discussed.

As for the rest of your comment....my post has nothing to do with Palin.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

RWN, remember the gay movement also posted other world leaders kissing in fotoshopped pictures. That offended a lot of people, too. Why? Because it's offensive. There are edgy photos and then there are these: people being fotoshopped into positions they'd never actually perform. That's why it's wrong, because it's dishonest to the core of his principles. And it's offensive to many people's religious sensibilities. I haven't seen anything from Bosman's posts (and yes, I was here during the primaries) that's on par with this.

As far as your gripe about Romney meeting "privately" with Obama... don't be ignorant. President Obama also met with John McCain after the 2008 race. It's customary. I know you'd like to make it Romney's problem, some revelation of a deep-seated character flaw. Your hatred for him is showing again.

A little respect - that's all I ask. Anonymous comments aside, you certainly get your fair share of respect around here.

Anonymous said...

It is the custom of the two party's to meet and 'bury the hatchet'.

I like the suggestion a few posts back that Palin prove that the country is still 'in to her' by running for the Dan whoever seat in AK in 2 years. Let's see how folks in AK take to her quitting mid stream and if she can get elected to that position. It would take actual work though. ANd running for office is not a reality show. So I doubt she would do some thing so bold as to run for Senate. I hope she proves me wrong. Heck, I'd even donate some cash to her campaign.
Ellie

Right Wingnut said...

Katrina,

You mean to tell me you've been here that long, and you've never called out your fellow Mitt supporters for some of the vile filth thrown at Palin?

You seem very nice, but given the history on this site, I'm not the slightest bit concerned with your "outrage" in regards to that photo. Having said that, I look forward to your next post. You're a very gifted writer!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

RWN, I like Palin. Voted for her despite my dislike of McCain. I do not support her presidential ambitions for the future, and am annoyed with some of her destructive behavior.

I do not generally pick fights with commenters. You are a contributor here, an essential dissenting voice among Romneyites. I just expect you to keep it above the belt, that's all.

Thanks for the compliment. I'm not expressing outrage, though. Just disgust. I'm offended, not angry. And I tend to hold everyone to high standards, so don't take it personally. I do hope you take it seriously, though, and consider what I've said. Respect nurtures credibility.

Anonymous said...

I'm not keen on the picture, either. Since mtg is tradition, it's the right thing to do. It's not going to make any difference. Obama won. A fact I will regret forever, I think. Of course, it is only a matter of time before they can't take any more from those who work. If they can find a job, that is. Clearly many of the voters aren't interested in jobs.

AZ

Right Wingnut said...

Seriously......

I don't believe many political neophytes frequent this site. Most of you are likely familiar with Ted Cruz's "French kiss" remark a couple weeks back.

The bottom line is, I'm in no way suggesting that Mitt Romney is a homosexual. It's political humor......political humor that I did not expect everyone to "get" or like. I can live with that.

Joel2012 said...

I agree this picture is offensive but not going to really get into it here as it is likely you will remove my post as the only other person that can remove a post from this article. Go ahead, make my day, remove my post.

Right Wingnut said...

Why would I remove your post? I let anon #1's post stand. You can be belligerent at times, but I've yet to see you approach that level. ;)

I make an exception for "by the people," because she destroys threads by spewing incoherent nonsense....comment after comment.

Say whatever you want. I don't care.

Joel2012 said...

I stated what I stated because it has happened twice before, so I assumed it would happen yet again. That's all. Other than that I have no quarrel with you. Although you can be belligerent at times. :)

Right Wingnut said...

Joel,

No problem.

Quite often, I'm having to battle several of you at once, so it's hard not to be belligerent at times, just for survival!

Pete Petretich said...

If Romney would have simply gone fishing with the Palins he would have won the election. This is undeniable.

The fact is that the GOPe has always passionately, severely wanted to defeat Sarah and the Tea Party. They were indifferent to defeating Obama...

Anonymous said...

Anyone who is offended by the humor of this photo, the satire has nothing to do with homosexuality by the way, is a dinosaur, and yes they did exist.

Romney supporters are a strange lot, they wear his moderate appeal, to the independent voter, like a badge of honor, and they despise the so-con wing of the party, yet their badge is tarnished by their inherent belief the Earth is flat.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

Let me clarify, not all Romney supporters wear this badge. The ensuing, disparaging comments should differentiate between the two factions.

jerseyrepublican

Right Wingnut said...

JR,

Believe it or not, two individuals at C4P were offended by the photo....I believe for religious beliefs, or something.

Most thought it was funny, though, as far as I could tell.

newark hawk said...

@ Pete

What makes you think Palin would have accepted Romney's invitation to go fishing, since she wouldn't even accept his invitation to give a prime time speech at the GOP convention last August.

Don't kid yourself, Pete, Palin did everything she could to sabotage Romney's chances during both the primary and general election campaigns.

Palin knew from the get-go that if Romney won the nomination, there was no way in hell that he would select her as his running mate.

Palin also knew that if Romney-Ryan won the general election against Obama, her chances of being on a future GOP presidential ticket were greatly diminished, if not completely destroyed.

Sarah Palin is all about Sarah Palin, the future of the GOP and our nation be damned.

Anonymous said...

RW, let's be honest there are a few weirdos over there too. I saw Section 9 over here not so long ago, he seems alright.

Did you photoshop that picture yourself? It is pretty hilarious... just the right amount of phony, and the perfect hat tip to Cruz's statement. I'm really glad he continued to thank Palin after his win. After the whole Nikki Haley snub I was afraid it was gonna be a norm.

Jerseyrepublican

Right Wingnut said...

JR,

I just googled for images....Romney Obama french kiss....

There was an even better one, but it was actually too over the top.

Anonymous said...

Glad you qualified your statement, jr. I am not a moderate; I just am no fan of Palin. I have been a big fan of Romney for just about forever. (2001 or so) His competence appeals to me. I think competence should be an acceptable conservative value, don't you think?

AZ

Anonymous said...

AZ, being a moderate, or an independent, or an ultra conservative is really irrelevant to my comment. The point of my comment is the hypocrisy that SOME Romney supporters display on a regular basis. The justifications and the back peddling is indicative of one of the biggest perceptions of Romney. By many, he is viewed as a flip-flopper. On many occasions, SOME of his supporters share that arguable trait.

Also, what does Palin have to do with it? This post is not about Palin, yet whenever Romney is analyzed or criticized, the comments go back to Palin.

Why?

The Romney supporters have always claimed that their dislike of Palin, their negative viewpoint of Palin, had nothing to do with their support of Romney. Why can't Palin supporters' negative viewpoint of Romney just be an opinion of Romney rather than some tactical device to bolster Palin?

Quite frankly I am tired of the infighting on this site. I stopped reading and posting on this site because I felt I could not be honest about my support of Palin, without being trashed by the many Rombots that frequent these pages, present company excluded.

I am a critic of Romney, nothing personal against the man, he seems like an honest and decent human being who has had a very successful career... I just always felt he wasn't the right person to run against Obama. Not because he wouldn't, or couldn't, do a fantastic job as President, but because I knew he would do a horrific job at campaigning against him.

I was right. I don't mean this to be an I told you so moment, but...

I, actually, think a truce should be made between the Romney supporters and the Palin supporters. This past election, and its aftermath, provided a common ground to help facilitate such a truce. Both candidates endured the slings and arrows of the MSM. Both candidates have felt the post-election wrath of an ungrateful party.

I know I'm probably dreaming, especially since there are too many liberal trolls perusing this site for any Palin post, but I think there should be a union in failed candidacies. A respect for each others choices in whom, and why, they choose to support Romney or Palin, and perhaps a dialogue with an open mind so both camps might understand why they choose to support who they choose to support.

jerseyrepublican

Right Wingnut said...

JR,

I extended an olive branch two weeks before the election, and immediately after the election. It only took about 2 days for them to spit in my face, so good luck with that truce!