published Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Mitt

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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hambone said...

This is true!

But its color fades when exposed to the light!!!

January 15, 2012 at 12:17 a.m.

And they have an odor, a stench as it were.

January 15, 2012 at 12:49 a.m.
shifarobe said...

Better than the venus flytrap known as B.Hussein Obutthead. Feed me! Feed me!!

January 15, 2012 at 2:23 a.m.
najones75 said...

yawwwwwwwn

January 15, 2012 at 8:23 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

Wonder why a plastic flower needs a "quiet room"? The rest of them don't.

January 15, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Ha.

January 15, 2012 at 9:28 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Republican Presidential Candidates, click, Republican Presidential Candidates, click, Republican Presidential Candidates, click, Republican Presidential Candidates, click, Republican Presidential Candidates, click...

I think Bennett must have only one or two neurons firing in that gourd sitting on his shoulders.

January 15, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
ricardo said...

A plastic flower made from recycled flip flops.

January 15, 2012 at 9:47 a.m.
OllieH said...

BigRidgePatriot- To be fair, Bennett's contribution to the public debate (over his last several cartoons) would be:

Republican Presidential Candidate, click, Republican Presidential Candidate, click, Chattanooga judge reprimanded, click, crime in Chattanooga, click, Tennessee redistricting map, click, wasteful defense spending, click...

However, YOUR contribution to the debate would be:

TRASH CLAY BENNETT, click, TRASH CLAY BENNETT, click, TRASH CLAY BENNETT, click, TRASH CLAY BENNETT, click, TRASH CLAY BENNETT, click,...

Perhaps you should check the neurons in your own gourd?

January 15, 2012 at 10:11 a.m.
dude_abides said...

All work and no play makes BRP a dull boy. All work and no play makes BRP a dull boy. All work and no play....

January 15, 2012 at 10:11 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Clay Bennett said: "A plastic flower doesn't wilt.

And a plastic flower is mass manufactured by man. They are made by injecting petrochemicals into a preformed metal die. The raw materials used in the production of the plastic flower contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer, kills large numbers of fish and birds that mistake them for food, and releases toxic fumes into the air when burned.

January 15, 2012 at 11:08 a.m.
onetinsoldier said...

They love him?, they love him not!, they love him not!, they love him not!

They love him?, they love him not!, they love him not!, they love him not!

They love him?, THEY LOVE HIM NOT!

January 15, 2012 at 11:19 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

SandyOnSignal said: "Wonder why a plastic flower needs a "quiet room"? The rest of them don't."

Believe Mr. Romney speaks with forked tongue. Indeed, if he really believes political issues should only be discussed in “quiet rooms” why are he and his fat corporate cat PACs spending billions and billions of dollars sending manipulative and mean-spirited messages and political advertisements through our airwaves. There is nothing “quiet” about these.

January 15, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.
jesse said...

i think that photo was shopped !

EVEN his higness is smarter than that!

if he gets the nom.i prob.won't bother to vote!

January 15, 2012 at 11:52 a.m.
News_Junkie said...

jesse said... i think that photo was shopped !

That is possible. However, it could have occurred during his tenure at Bain. For example, there is that widely-circulated photo of him with some of his cronies from Bain holding up dollar bills. Flaunting your wealth in such an ostentatious manner demonstrates exceedingly poor judgment; as bad or worse than the shoe-polishing photo.

January 15, 2012 at 12:13 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Good grief! Looks like one of Mr. Romney’s super fat cat PACs lost their mittens somewhere around the vicinity of one of Mr. Romney’s quiet rooms . . . but for some unknown reason don't where to find them. . . Mr. Santorum says that since the super fat cat PAC that lost their mittens belongs to Mr. Romney, that he should help them locate the missing mittens:

“WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is calling on Mitt Romney to urge an independent group supporting his presidential bid to take down a TV ad . . . saying if he can't persuade it to do so, he might not be fit to be president.

The new ad by the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future hits Santorum on supporting earmarks, backing the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," raising the debt ceiling five times and voting to "let convicted felons vote." The ad will be broadcast in South Carolina and Florida.

While Santorum has addressed many of these topics in his town hall meetings and media appearances, he took particular issue with the felon issue during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

"That is an absolute lie," Santorum said of the ad's claim. "I voted for a provision that that said if a felon serves his term, serves his parole and probation, and then after that period time he can be restored his voting rights, which is exactly the law that's here in South Carolina. But we had a federal law at the federal level. ... Gov. Romney should be saying to his PAC say take that ad down, it's false. It gives the impression that I want people to be voting from jail." . . .

When "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Santorum what would happen if the super PAC ignores Romney, Santorum replied, "Obviously Gov. Romney doesn't have the persuasion. If he can't persuade his own people to do something, how is he going to persuade the American people and Democrats?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/15/rick-santorum-mitt-romney-super-pac-ad_n_1207353.html

January 15, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.

What you're saying is that one thing can be misrepresented as another?

Well, surely Romney never did that...oh wait, he did.

So has Fox, and no not just the incident where they put Obama's picture up in place of Romney.

Oh we'll, we're wandering off topic again. Romney, does he have a genuine position on anything? Is his insistence on quiet rooms a genuine try at toning down raucous discussion or a furtive play for moving the public aside?

January 15, 2012 at 12:49 p.m.
riverman said...

White trash redneck who graduated from a directional college in Alabama constantly defending a corrupt black Chicago pol who graduated from an Ivy League school. Gee, you just have to love the Democrat Party.

January 15, 2012 at 5:28 p.m.
dude_abides said...

tu_quoque... that was pathetic. Are you on Zohydro, Captain Schettino?

January 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
hambone said...

I already knew that Clay Bennett peed in BRP's Wheaties a long time ago.

But riverman, what did he do to you?

January 15, 2012 at 7:21 p.m.

It involved a Trombone, the Sixth Light Horse Regiment, and a Barrel of Bananas.

January 15, 2012 at 7:28 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

HappyWithNewBulbs asked: "Romney, does he have a genuine position on anything? Is his insistence on quiet rooms a genuine try at toning down raucous discussion or a furtive play for moving the public aside?"

Since we’ve seen Mr. Romney’s mean spirited and manipulatve political commercials, I don’t believe he has any desire to tone down raucous political rhetoric, HWNB. No, I think Mr. Romney’s "quiet room" rhetoric is just a self-serving political ploy to control the public debate. By emphasizing the public’s alleged envy of the really successful people, Romney despartely hopes to avoid any discussion of critical U.S. political issues like our unfair tax structure, corporate greed, our banana republic economy, and the blatant corruption that has been going on within the U.S. banking and financial investment sector.

What I find really irritating about situations like this is that the media continues to let these Republican politicians get away with saying such manipulative crap. We all know that Republican politicians worship their really wealthy benefactors and are afraid to rock their yachts. At the very least, the media should have questioned Mr. Romney’s inconsisancy in the application of his alleged “quiet room” philosophy. Indeed, it’s rather obvious that Mr. Romney doesn’t follow his alleged "quiet room" philosophy when it comes to identifying and discussing sensitive issues involving the internal strifes of other countries, even when it involves nearby neighbors like Mexico. In these cases, anything goes:

“We must also contend with failed or failing states, like Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and to an alarming degree, our southern neighbor Mexico. These are states with weak governance that are wracked by poverty, disease, internal strife, refugees, drugs, and organized crime. They are or can become safe-havens for terrorists, pirates, and other kinds of criminal networks. Their problems regularly spill across borders turning internal problems into regional and even global ones. [Mitt Romney on Global Leadership]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/14/mitt-romney-mexico_n_1206096.html

January 15, 2012 at 8:17 p.m.

Republicans fight class warfare by trying to make the other side ashamed to protest against them.

I question the description of Afghanistan as a failed stated though. Broken would be more apt. The US and before the Soviets.

January 15, 2012 at 9:40 p.m.
rolando said...

mountaingirl said --

And a plastic flower is mass manufactured by man. They are made by injecting petrochemicals into a preformed metal die. The raw materials used in the production of the plastic flower contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer, kills large numbers of fish and birds that mistake them for food, and releases toxic fumes into the air when burned.

An excellent description of RINO Mitt. Most appropriate and beautifully stated.

And we will still be saddled with him as our candidate...just another hohum milquetoast McShame...for which your side is hoping with bated breath. But at least he is "clean...and articulate".

January 16, 2012 at 5:39 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

A graven image does not wilt either. That's why it's safe to worship Barack Obama and wait for a miracle . . . that is NEVER going to come.

We all know this guy could make more money as an animator on "Family Guy" if U S tax and labor policies had not driven the animation industry overseas.

You want to know what it's like to wake up in the morning and have to worry about how you're going to pay you bills and buy something to eat? Try running a small business in this country. That's all it takes.

I just can't help believing that all the counter-culture leftists are not going to be happy until everyone, including themselves, is starving to death. They're like the guys you occasionally hear about being "rescued" from an outhouse pit. They're down in that pit for a reason, and it's a reason that no normal, healthy person can fathom. Yet, we listen to them like they are sane. That's crazy.

I am sad to be living in a country where the best choice is someone like Mitt Romney, and that even him, scraped off the bottom of the barrel, is a shoe-in to defeat Barack Obama in November.

I don't like getting up and going to work either, but I've been doing it for over 30 years because that's what it takes to have a decent place to live and food to eat. Why can't we require the same from everybody else, instead of taking 25% of my income every year and giving it to people who are voluntarily (by virtue of their own actions) incapable of supporting themselves?

How about a new law with some teeth; no government support for mothers and children unless they consent to DNA testing to identify the father and make him pay child support. You want safer streets? This is the way to get them.

January 16, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.
terrybham said...

Beautiful!

January 16, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.

prairie_dog, make more money working as a drudge animator on a second-rate animated sitcom? You must have strange beliefs about the work involved.

But honestly, you think Mitt Romney is a shoe-in to defeat Obama? That's really strange. But you know what? Your math is wrong, 25% of your income is not being taken to support people on welfare. I'll take 25% of your income as being your tax rate. Do you think 100% of the federal budget is being spent directly on welfare? Not hardly. And even of the smaller percentage that is welfare, only a portion of that is for the people who would be considered as voluntarily on it. Others have disabilities, or are caring for people with them. Some, because despite their best efforts, and yes, they do make an effort, believe it or not, they haven't managed to find paying income. So yeah, you're paying taxes, but it's not 100% going to the things that bother you. Much is going to roads, to the military, and to paying politicians. Ok, I'll grant that their salary might be equally objectionable, but not the rest.

However, you want to know something? The law you request regarding child support is ALREADY in effect. Child Support Enforcement Program. See all PRWORA. It's over 15 years old now. You'd think the people clamoring for welfare reform would at least bother to familiarize themselves with what happened over a decade ago, not just complain about what they think is a problem. It'd be one thing if you were talking in the frame of reforming the current system, but I don't even see that.

BTW, people like you make me think that you want everybody else to be starving if they don't measure up to your standards. You're like somebody who climbs out of a pit using a ladder, then breaks the ladder so nobody else can climb out.

January 16, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.

While President Obama has a fairly nice chair in the Oval Office, I'd consider it substantially less than a throne. I don't think it even has brass beading, let alone some jewels.

But with your level of opposition towards the President, I would say you might want to look into whether your perspective is biased, since an appropriate action were it to be genuine would be quite problematic were it not.

January 16, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Well, this American was not a plastic flower:

"Above all I see the preaching ministry as a dual process. On the one hand I must attempt to change the soul of individuals so that their societies may be changed. On the other I must attempt to change the societies so that the individual soul will have a change. Therefore, I must be concerned about unemployment, slums and economic insecurity. I am a profound advocator of the social gospel."

Martin Luther King: "Preaching Ministry," 1948

January 16, 2012 at 2:54 p.m.
limric said...

Y’know prairie_dog,

if we're going to start drug testing or DNA testing welfare recipients, why don't we focus on the real money and start drug testing corporate welfare recipients? Corporate welfare is larger than social welfare by a factor of 1000! And remember, corporations are people too. If we're going to humiliate people by singling them out as particularly unworthy recipients of government (your 25%) largesse, doesn't it make sense to go easy on a single mom with the three kids and concentrate on the multinational corporations with thirty three or more lobbyists? I don't mean to sound vindictive (yes I do), But as long as you want to launch this new swab & urine stimulus program, let's at least get a real representative sampling of government handout recipients.

You whine that you don't like getting up and going to work and have been doing it for over 30 years. Wonderful, like me, you are living the American dream. To that we get a round of applause. But to then say, “Why can't we require the same from everybody else , instead of taking 25% of my income every year and giving it to people who are voluntarily (by virtue of their own actions) incapable of supporting themselves?” You’re kidding right? Just how much of that 25% of your income goes to financing the F-35 @ about 50 million a pop, or how about some corn. Want some ethanol with your gas? Pllleeese.

*“Every Man must decide whether he will walk in the Light of creative Altruism or in the Darkness of Destructive Selfishness.”* : Martin Luther King

Your candles went out long ago.

January 16, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.
Lr103 said...

J. Ross, I think you've got it wrong. It's those "righties" that's imploding. Even a fellow rightie has warn them against their toxic/self loathing attacks on one another. According to STL Today:

"Jon Huntsman abandoned his once-promising campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday"

"The former Utah governor coupled his announcement with an appeal to the remaining contenders to stop attacking one another." "At its core, the Republican Party is a party of ideas, but the current toxic form of our political discourse does not help our cause," he said.

Note, his term toxic.

January 16, 2012 at 8:14 p.m.
Lr103 said...

hambone said... I already knew that Clay Bennett peed in BRP's Wheaties a long time ago.

But riverman, what did he do to you?

LOL!! Maybe Clay peed on his favorite childhood blanky? LOL

January 16, 2012 at 8:19 p.m.
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