Archive for the ‘Mitt Romney’ Category

Oh, the Stupidity!

February 7, 2008

Mitt RomneyI have read a lot of stupid arguments in my time, but this takes the cake, ice cream and party hats.  This has got to be a spoof:

Romney lost here for two reasons that are not mutually exclusive: class warfare and envy. People don’t like him because he is richer, smarter, better-looking and more successful than they are, and so much so, that it is impossible for him to camouflage the difference. Oh, they will make claims such as religion or flip flops, but it’s all hogwash. This is, of course, contrary to what conservatism ought to be, but it is in line with humanity as it is.

Now, that’s hogwash!  Romney couldn’t seal the deal even with conservative talk radio, pundits and The National Review behind him.  Why?  Because he was transparently phony and unlikeable.  People couldn’t believe a word he said because he’s taken both sides of so many issues.

I respect his wealth, I don’t envy it.  Conservatives believe in the free market and making money.  It was his insincerity and chameleonic shapeshifting that I, and many like me, was unable to respect.  There just wasn’t strong enough kool aid to make me abandon my conservative principles.

No sale.

In case you missed it, Mitt Romney has tuned in, turned on and dropped out.  Good riddance.

— Psycheout

Bob Dole To Rush Limbaugh: Get Real

February 4, 2008

Bob DoleFor whatever reason, Rush Limbaugh has spent much of his time attacking Mike Huckabee and John McCain. It seems he is a closeted Rombot. And that is just sad. Distinguished Senator and war hero Bob Dole recently wrote a letter to Rush trying to set him straight on McCain.

Did Limbaugh serve in the Senate and observe McCain’s voting record? Um, no. Bob Dole did.

I was the Republican Leader from January 1985 until I left the Senate voluntarily in June 1996. I worked closely with Senator McCain when he came to the Senate in 1987 until I departed. I cannot recall a single instance when he did not support the Party on critical votes.

How about a laundry list proving that John McCain is not a dirty liberal? OK.

  1. Consistent pro-life record
  2. Strong advocate for strict constructionist judges
  3. Supported voluntary school prayer
  4. Supported Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget
  5. Strong advocate for reducing spending and opposing pork barrel “ear marks” which has, I might add, angered some of his colleagues
  6. Consistent on defending Second Amendment rights
  7. Opposed “Hillary Care” which would have been devastating
  8. Probably the Senate’s strongest advocate for strong national defense

What more do you need, El Rushbo? A cabinet position?

Mitt RomneyIf your favorite chameleonic robot (since you don’t attack him, it’s pretty obvious), Mitt Romney, is guaranteed to lose. And you know what that means.

Whoever wins the Republican nomination will need your enthusiastic support. Two terms for the Clintons are enough.

Is Rush perhaps eagerly anticipating the heady days of the Clinton Administration when he got to be on the attack against the libs day after day? Perhaps. Because Mitt Romney cannot win. Mark my words.

Bob Dole - War HeroAnd unlike Mittens, both McCain and Dole have served our country, honorably. Something you never got around to doing. You even claimed that by working for your campaign your sons were serving their country. Doesn’t McCain have sons in the military, actually serving our great nation in the war against militant Islam, unlike you?

McCain is a friend and I proudly wore his P.O.W. bracelet bearing his name while he was still a guest at the “Hanoi Hilton.” I believe our major candidates are mainstream conservatives and that our nominee will address our concerns by keeping taxes low, reducing corporate taxes, protecting and assisting the vulnerable, strengthening our traditional values, and above all, keeping America strong militarily, whatever the cost.

What more do you need? While Mike Huckabee would be a much stronger social conservative, it looks like it may be a choice between McCain and Mittens. If that’s the choice, it ain’t Mittens. Springtime is almost here.

Lighten up, Rush. Stop burning those bridges, unless you’re secretly rooting for Hitlery. And if you are, we’re done. Buh bye. And take Trannie Annie with you.

More at The Politico and Race 4 2008.

— Psycheout

Who Let the Dogs Out?

January 21, 2008

Who Let the Dogs Out?Mitt!  Mitt!  Yes, Mitt Romney tried desperately to demonstrate his hip gangsta side at a Martin Luther King, Jr. parade to the embarrassment of sensible people everywhere.

As he posed for a picture with a group of young people, the typically old-fashioned Romney was relaxed enough to quote from a popular hit single from a few years back.

“Who let the dogs out?” he called out, as he stood there beaming in his shirt and tie. “Who! Who!”

But it gets worse.

He took pictures with many in the crowd and greeted one baby wearing a necklace saying, “Hey buddy! How’s it going? What’s happening? You got some bling bling here!”

Groan.  If that doesn’t make you cringe, nothing will.

— Psycheout

The Death of Authenticity

January 16, 2008

Mitt RomneyYes, friends. Michigan has failed America. With a little help from Daily Kos DemocRATs, the mitten state has chosen a pander bear rather than a leader. Michigan has been a failure for decades, and now it has proven the inability of its own people to make informed choices. I weep for our nation.

Mitt Romney’s victory in Michigan was a defeat for authenticity in politics.

The former Massachusetts governor pandered to voters, distorted his opponents’ record and continued to show why he’s the most malleable – and least credible – major presidential candidate.

And it worked.

Poor deluded fools. Perhaps there should be an intelligence test prior to voter registration. If you’re too stupid to think, you probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Here’s Mr. Say Anything in his most blatant pander:

“I’ve heard people say that the auto jobs are gone and they’re never coming back,” Romney told his audiences. “Well, baloney, I’m going to fight for every single good job.”

Of course, he’d fight for every job. So would McCain, or any future president. But how?

How about showering tax dollars on his home state at our expense? Sure, why not. This is Mittens employing classic double-speak:

“I’m not open to a bailout, but I am open to a workout,” Romney said of the auto industry, even as he vowed to spend $20 billion over five years for research on energy, fuels, automotive technology and material sciences. How many Michigan voters mistook that that for a multibillion-dollar bailout pledge?

A workout, not a bailout? What in the world does that even mean? Words have meanings, but it doesn’t matter to this unprincipled used car salesman. Mitt Romney’s nose grew and his pants are on fire, but nobody seemed to notice. The idiot voters fell for it. Pathetic.

Let’s hope voters in other states aren’t quite so stupid to choose I, Robot. Mitt Romney is the Zelig of politics. Why can’t some people see through this chameleon?

— Psycheout

Romney Wins in Michigan?

January 15, 2008

Mitt RomneyWorst case scenario. Def-con-five. Mittens takes his home state.

Who cares, really, other than the Rombots?

Bend over GOP, we have no viable frontrunner.

Update: Romney News Network (CNN) has called it for Romney. I think we’re going to be collectively sick.

Update 2: In his gloating victory speech, Romney mentioned Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as his role models. Not George Bush, not George W. Bush, but George H.W. Bush. Is he trying to run against our current President?

Update 3: Alexander K. McClure at Race 4 2008 was paying attention too:

Tonight:  ”I take my inspiration from Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.”

In 1994, running against Ted Kennedy:  “I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”

If the Republican Party nominates this shameless politician, it doesn’t deserve to retain the White House.

Sweet.  100% right, Alex.

See also: You Owe Me a Quad Ice Mocha.

— Psycheout

Weeping Willard

January 11, 2008

No More TearsMichelle Malkin is onto something. She points out Mitt’s latest boo hoo moment (a craven attempt at the Clinton strategy that paid off in New Hampshire):

In his first state campaign stop in Grand Rapids, a voter fondly recalled his father, George, former Michigan governor and CEO of AMC. “He was a great man and I miss him dearly,” said the candidate, choking up.

And then she points out the obvious:

Look, I hate to sound harsh, but we live in a time of war. If the Democrats want to nominate a 9/10-era candidate whose eyes leak like a faucet whenever push comes to shove, fine.

But Republicans do not need an Oprah in a three-piece suit.

Republicans should not nominate a phony who will say anything and even weep on cue. We’re better and smarter than the left.

Turn off the waterworks. Mitt Romney becoming Weeping Willard won’t turn my vote. It only turns my stomach. Is he going to cry for the terrorists so that they won’t be mean to us? Give me a break. Give America a break.

— Psycheout

Daily Kos Endorses Mitt Romney

January 10, 2008

Daily KosHead kook Kos is encouraging Michigan Democrats to support Mitt Romney.  Republicans should heed this advice and abandon the Mittens to offset this attempt at destroying our party.

Michigan Democrats should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win. How so?

For Michigan Democrats, the Democratic primary is meaningless since the DNC stripped the state of all its delegates (at least temporarily) for violating party rules. Hillary Clinton is alone on the ballot.

Since there’s no contest on the Democrat party side, let’s ruin it for the Republicans!  How immature.

But on the GOP side, this primary will be fiercely contested. John McCain is currently enjoying the afterglow of media love since his New Hamsphire victory, while Iowa winner Mike Huckabee is poised to do well in South Carolina.

So Kos wants to ensure that neither strong candidate gains momentum.

Meanwhile, poor Mitt Romney, who’s suffered back-to-back losses in the last week, desperately needs to win Michigan in order to keep his campaign afloat.  Bottom line, if Romney loses Michigan, he’s out. If he wins, he stays in.

Daily KosThe Democrats benefit by keeping Romney’s head above water.  It’s sink or swim time for Mittens.  Fish or cut bait.

And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.

That sounds like an endorsement to me.  Kos is not stupid, even if he is a bit of an unhinged chump.  He knows that Mitt cannot win, but he wants to keep the spoiler alive to keep better candidates from gaining momentum.

If we can help push Mitt over the line, not only do we help keep their field fragmented, but we also pollute Romney’s victory. How “legitimate” will the Mittster’s victory look if liberals provide the margin of victory? Think of the hilarity that will ensue. We’ll simply be adding fuel to their civil war, never a bad thing from our vantage point.

Clever, clever.  Let’s not let them get away with it.

Michigan is Romney’s last stand.  He has pulled all advertising from other states for a last-ditch effort there. It’s sink or swim time for Romney, and we’re going to throw him a lifesaver.

If you know people in Michigan, forward them a link to Kos’ post and suggest that they throw Mitt an anvil.  It’s the right thing to do for our party and for America.  Especially since Democrats and the nutroots are trying to fracture our party.

— Psycheout

Mitt — Set Our People Free!

January 7, 2008

FirecrackerIt looks like the big blockbuster of a scandal that some were buzzing about before the weekend doesn’t really amount to much. It appears to be an anti-Mormon book with nothing new to say. Will it have any impact on the race? Doubtful.

This exciting new book — Mitt, Set Our People Free! — published by Revelation Press, reveals just how Mitt Romney’s sacred oath to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known as the Mormons or the LDS — including a vow of obedience to the “Living Prophet,” the President of the LDS Church — will impact his ability to govern as President of the United States.

While there are those who have voiced similar concerns about the Mormon Church putting pressure on politicians, such as a President Romney, it’s not like this is anything new or earth shattering.

Jesus said that man cannot serve two masters — but if Romney is elected President, he will have to serve two conflicting oaths. American Presidents swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. However, this Presidential Oath is in direct conflict with Romney’s sacred oath to his Mormon Church — a blood oath which puts Romney’s life, fortune and obedience at the unrestricted service of his Church. This obedience is defined by the Church’s Living Prophet, the President of the Mormon Church and — as they believe — the literal Voice of God on earth.

I mean it’s not exactly news that the real President would be the Mormon Church if Romney were to be elected. So what’s new about this? (By the way, I’m kidding.)

According to author Mike Moody, “One of the LDS Church’s basic tenets is a prophecy from founder and First Prophet Joseph Smith that in the latter days, the U.S. Constitution will ‘hang by a thread as fine as silk fiber’ until a Mormon leader rides in on his White Horse to save the U.S. and the Constitution — then use his control of the United States to set up a world-wide theocracy, one based on the clearly unorthodox beliefs of the Church of Latter Day Saints.”

Scaremongering or a legitimate issue? You be the judge. It seems like many were perhaps correct: this is just someone trying to sell a book.

— Psycheout

Mittens Going Down in Flames?

January 5, 2008

New Hampshire primaryThe latest polling from New Hampshire shows Romney dropping behind McCain. Can Mitt Romney survive a one-two punch when he was literally banking on winning both Iowa and New Hampshire?

The most startling poll comes from ARG:

John McCain 35% (30%)
Mitt Romney 25% (30%)
Mike Huckabee 12% (11%)
Ron Paul 9% (7%)
Rudy Giuliani 8% (9%)
Fred Thompson 1% (3%)
Duncan Hunter 1% (1%)
Alan Keyes 1% (1%)

    If that’s accurate, Mitt dropped 5 points while McCain gained the same making a 10 point spread between the two candidates.

    The next poll, from Rasmussen shows a similar trend:

    John McCain 31% (27%)
    Mitt Romney 26% (31%)
    Ron Paul 14% (7%)
    Mike Huckabee 11% (11%)
    Rudy Giuliani 8% (13%)
    Fred Thompson 5% (3%)

      Again, Mitt dropped and McCain gained. And look at little upstart Ron Paul go! Although this might be an outlier that overestimates Paul’s chances.

      The main thing to notice here is that Mitt Romney and the millions he spent to con the voters and buy his way into the nomination may soon be a memory, even if he manages to win the virtually empty state of Wyoming today. The victory, like the state itself, would be an empty one — a souvenir, or consolation prize, for Team Mittens on its way out the door.

      — Psycheout

      The Iowa Caucus Results

      January 3, 2008

      Iowa CaucusJust a quick post, which I will update in a bit, maybe.

      I was right.

      1. Huckabee 34%
      2. Romney 25%
      3. McCain 13%
      4. Thompson 13%

      And I may still be right about the party of treason:

      1. Obama 38%
      2. Clinton 29%
      3. Edwards 30%

      Although Clinton and Edwards are still locked in mortal combat for second place.

      Chris Dodd (DemocRAT) will drop out of the race.

      Chuck Norris is a happy man tonight.

      It’s been a good night for America. G-d bless Iowa. G-d bless you all.

      Update: It looks like Fred Thompson may have moseyed his way into third place at the last minute. Congratulations to grandpa Fred.

      Update 2: Ha ha – Kookspinach and Gravel got 0 votes! Dodd got 1, Biden got 23, Richardson got 51. Note to Kookspinach and Gravel: give it up. It’s over. Ron Paul at 10% gets 5th. Buh bye, Ronnie. It’s downhill from here. Ghouliani got a whopping 4%. So much for your winning strategy, Rudy.

      Update 3: Joe Biden to drop out as well after an anemic performance. Please drop out too, Rudy Giuliani.

      Update 4: Further predictions: Hunter won’t stick it out much longer, although he might well be on the short list for Secretary of Defense.  Cox will keep up his silent running candidacy, but nobody will notice.  Those who do will laugh.  Paul will stick it out to the bitter end, taking home lots of suckers’ money just like the last time he ran.  Thankfully he hasn’t got a prayer.  Let me know if I’ve missed anything.

      Crossposted at: Blogs 4 Brownback.

      See also: Race 4 2008’s Open Thread.

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      — Psycheout