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August 20, 2014 - 8:05 am
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Mitt Romney, once again, proves himself unfit to be a candidate for president of the United States. That’s not to say he wouldn’t be a good president. We’ll never know.

Never.

Barack Obama, on the other hand (the left hand), has shown himself to be an excellent candidate, but a disastrous president.

With apologies to DC Comics, Romney is BizarrObama. Perhaps it’s more faithful to the Bizarro World storyline to say that Obama is BizarrOmney.

On the surface, Romney’s poll numbers climb with each step of Obama’s descending popularity. Where Romney demonstrates towering competence, Obama’s executive effectiveness inhabits the abyss–he’s abysmal. Romney sees the Russian threat clearly, and stands against it. Obama sends Putin a shiny red “Reset” button which, when pressed, reboots Soviet territorial ambitions.

But it goes deeper than that. Romney inhabits a spherical planet on the opposite side of the sun from Obama’s cube, leading him to say things like this

I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally, but the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.

The headline quote making the rounds is that Romney, at a West Virginia rally for GOP congressional candidates, said Obama is “a good deal worse than I ever expected.”

This can be explained only by positing the existence of Bizarro World, where everything is a flipped version of life on Earth. Otherwise, we’re left with the inexplicable scenario of a Romney who understands the darkness in the heart of Vlad the Impaler, but finds Barack Obama’s motives inscrutable.

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The establishment was and is still actively trying to replace the conservative base with anyone they can get to vote for them. They'll do anything to retain their place at the tax trough, next to their marxist allies. In 2012 they thought they could do it with northeastern liberals. Oops, that didn't work out. This year, Boehner has been desperate to pass amnesty and erase the borders because he/they think they can replace us with illegals. They're trying to get rid of us, and you blame us for that?
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Romney strikes me as a manager.

I don't believe he has any underlying, grounded ideology. Case in point. I bet he hasn't read Hayek's Road to Serfdom nor is he interested in reading it. I also doubt that he has read any Ayn Rand. I think he wouldn't understand Atlas Shrugged or John Galt if he had 100 years to figure it out.

In the 1770's, two cheerleaders for America were Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke. Romney is Burke - plodding and moderate.

That time has passed. We need a Thomas Paine, someone like Ted Cruz with fire in his belly. Someone who believes in something radically right wing/libertarian and revolutionary. Reagan had that fire.

Trust me - Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton et al. believe in their multi-culti, Marxist, dirigiste totalitarian vision a lot more deeply than Romney believes in anything. Whatever it is.

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"That’s not to say he wouldn’t be a good president. We’ll never know."

Yes it does say that. It shouts that.

He's clueless about the enemy. That doesn't make for a good Commander-In-Chief. The federal government is NOT a business, and business skills are not what is needed.

Now, more than ever, what is needed is a warrior. Not necessarily someone who has actually worn the uniform, but someone with that mindset, that skill-set, and above all, someone who understands the nature of the war, and the nature of the enemy.

Mitt Romney does not.

Milquetoast might make a decent Secretary of the Treasury (though I doubt it).

He'd be a disaster as President.

I hope he never gets a chance to prove that.



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If you accept that obama is muslim then it all makes sense.
8 weeks ago
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No, it doesn't.

He champions homosexuality and other forms of immorality (Hollywood style) which are repugnant to the Muslim world.

If you accept that he's a Marxist with strong emotional ties to his Muslim upbringing, and is using them to destabilize America, THEN it all make sense.

8 weeks ago
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Occam's Razor applies here.
Why assume that events are unfolding any differently than Obama desires?
8 weeks ago
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Romney has turned himself into a Hollywood version of a "good" President, the one who utters superficial banalities and looks very prosperous but remains kinda clueless. He is really rather sad now. Paul Ryan is not far behind.

Only losers give "the benefit of the doubt", Charlie, so their adversaries can rise again and confront them anew.
8 weeks ago
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Yes, Romney naively thinks its better not to be a complete jerk. It may or may not be true, but I can't fault him for trying to give the benefit of the doubt.
8 weeks ago
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We got Romney because of GOP primary voters. Who are they? And what do they have in store for 2016? Based on their previous three picks, I predict Jeb.
8 weeks ago
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Romney is Progressive Socialist Obama-lite. Naive? Only in that same way that all Progressives are naive in their assumptions regarding how human nature works.

Romney is surprised at Obama's failures, not because of how bad they were, but because they were failures. Romney assumes he could have done what Obama did, only Romney would have done it right.

It's the same mindset of all Progressives. The solution wasn't wrong, only the implementation of the solution, or the person who did the implementing. No, the Progressive ideology, itself, is never the problem.
8 weeks ago
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" Romney assumes he could have done what Obama did, only Romney would have done it right."

You just described the overall outlook of the entire gop establishment. "Hey let's get rid of democrat big government meddling, and replace it with lots and lots and lots of republican small government meddling, 'cause we're more smarter and it'll work this time."
8 weeks ago
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My apologies, MarkInf. After reading a different comment you posted, I couldn't reconcile what I thought you were saying here with your philosophy in the other post. I came back and realized I completely mistook your comment for push-back.

Sometimes my knee-jerk Constitutionalism gets the best of me. Again, my sincere apologies for not thinking through your words. You're analysis is spot-on, brother.

Cheers!
8 weeks ago
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That makes zero sense.

First, the GOP establishment is primarily of the same ilk as Romney. They want big government solutions. You actually hear "small government" when a Republican says "We don't want to repeal Obamacare, just replace it with something better."?

Is that really what you hear? You think some different version of Obamacare is the same thing as small government?

Hey, good for you, MarkInf. You can twist anything anyone says into any meaning you desire. I hope that works out well for you in your life.
8 weeks ago
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The real issue is that Romney rarely preaches to the choir. He seems always to be trying to expand his base of support by striking an irenic pose. But if the choir stays home, this strategy fails. I think that's the story of the election of 2012.
8 weeks ago
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""The real issue is that Romney rarely preaches to the choir. He seems always to be trying to expand his base of support by striking an irenic pose"

Who are the beneficiaries of this magnificent pose? The 47% who will never vote for him?

I'll give you this: "Pose" is a good word to use for Romney. He IS a poser.

8 weeks ago
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So, are you saying it's Republican voter's fault Romney lost in 2012? We just weren't capable of being excited enough by his awesomeness?

That sounds pretty backwards to me.
8 weeks ago
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"First, cause the crisis, then offer the solution."

Once again, this ex-KGB guy laid it all out for us a long time ago.

4 STEPS: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, "normalization"

"The real battlefield is the human mind."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIFcnctnHsE
8 weeks ago
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"Romney’s genteel locution that he’s not “a big fan of the president’s policies” constitutes a backhand where a punch to the bridge of the nose would be apropos."

That has been true for the duration and, apparently, still is.

Contrast the downright viciousness of the Romney campaign in the primaries with Milquetoast Mitt utterly failing to effectively counter Barack in the debates, especially debate #2 when Candy Crowley and Barack combined to hold up Barack's Benghazi video lie as to whether or not he had called it "terrorism" in the rose garden 2 days after the incident.

A couple of months ago, Romney said he absolutely, positively would NOT be a candidate again. He should stick to that pledge.
8 weeks ago
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Sure, tanstaafl02.

It's easy to attack your Republican primary opponents when most of them have a life philosophy that's so different and abhorrent to your own. It's much more difficult to find differences between yourself and your ideological mate.

They're not exactly alike, obviously. Obama's an internationalist, whereas Romney is a nationalist. Obama wants the U.N. to run the world, whereas Romney wants the U.S. to run the world. Practically polar opposites.
8 weeks ago
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I was commenting on my recollection of (and strong impression at the time) that boy scout Romney's primary campaign felt a little down 'n dirty, sleazy even.

And that after he became the republican candidate, he seemed unwilling to mix it up with Obama in the debates, playing it boy scout safe again.

John McCain made the same mistake during his campaign, thought he was above getting into Obama's Reverend Wright stuff and so forth.

I call it weakness, cowardice, on both counts.
8 weeks ago
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Oh yeah, man. I totally understand where you were coming from. I wasn't trying to critical of you, just adding to what you were saying by further criticizing Romney.

Cheers!
8 weeks ago
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Well this writer should be happy - Romney is not President. Romney certainly is not naive but he is also not stupid. I know this site and the commenters,many who voted for 3rd parties or stayed home because they had is opinion of Romney and you brought us another 4 yrs of Obama. Now you want a nose puncher like Goldwater - you will get the same result. You got what you wanted- Obama -so why are you complaining. Many of you brought it now we all have had to live with it.
8 weeks ago
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Actually, I'm rather happy that Obama was reelected. If Romney was president, the world would probably still be a mess, the economy would still be sluggish, and illegals would still be rushing the border. 18 months in office would not be enough time to undo the bad deeds of this President, especially with a Democrat Senate and Harry Reid. But you can bet that Romney and evil-hearted Republicans would have gotten 110% of the blame for how bad things are today. I am eager for Obama's chickens to come home to roost, on him. Pass the popcorn.
8 weeks ago
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If you want to blame conservatives who stayed home or voted 3rd party, in 2012, because Romney was not perfect, fair enough, I share your frustration with that. If those who didn't vote, would have voted and helped elect Romney, they would have had some degree of influence over the direction of Romney's policies. Whereas with The One still in power, none of us hold sway.

But I also blame those on the Slightly Right, the Republican moderates, who voted for Obama in 2008. After pushing the narrative that "only McCain can appeal to the independents and moderates", they abandoned the "moderate of moderates", to vote for Obama because he was "historic" a "uniter not a divider" a "centrist", "citizen of the world", or whatever claptrap reasons they bought into.

And I also blame Romney and the leadership of the Republican party who somehow avoided, deliberately or otherwise, to tap into the incredible groundswell of grass roots victories of 2010. How can the party leadership and presidential candidate absolutely squander that, and not take some of the credit.

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LOL!

And I also blame Romney and the leadership of the Republican party who somehow avoided, deliberately or otherwise, to tap into the incredible groundswell of grass roots victories of 2010. How can the party leadership and presidential candidate absolutely squander that, and not take some of the credit.

Simple! They didn't deserve any of the credit, and they didn't want any!

Romney didn't want to be associated with Constitutionalism. He didn't want to be tainted by Tea Party activism. That would have scared off the Progressives he was trying to court.

Chortle, do you guys understand anything about your own belief system? You really can't tell the difference between 2 human beings if they both have an (R) next to their names, can you?

Rah, rah, team!
8 weeks ago
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You make me LOL, out loud! You took my comments as Rah, Rah, team!?

I was responding to Janeway's tired old refrain about conservatives who stayed home in 2012, as being the reason we are stuck with "The One Who Came to Transform US".

I can understand why Romney doesn't want any credit for his own defeat. But I don't really understand why you don't think Romney deserves some of the credit.
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We are living with it. We're complaining because it's our right, and because it sucks.

Why are you complaining, especially here, if you know we won't support what you say? Why don't you go look for buddies at a more progressive website that caters to those who would choose to elect a horrible candidate to avoid electing a horrible + 1 candidate?

It sounds like you don't much understand our political system. The base sometimes does things in order to send a message to the leadership, especially when the leadership isn't listening to the base during normal communications.
8 weeks ago
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The establishment was and is still actively trying to replace the conservative base with anyone they can get to vote for them. They'll do anything to retain their place at the tax trough, next to their marxist allies. In 2012 they thought they could do it with northeastern liberals. Oops, that didn't work out. This year, Boehner has been desperate to pass amnesty and erase the borders because he/they think they can replace us with illegals. They're trying to get rid of us, and you blame us for that?
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