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Mitt "corporations-are-people" Romney, the current front-runner, has changed positions so many times that he seems in perpetual twirl like a wind-up toy out of control. But his recent gaffe may be the most truthful thing he has said: "I'm not concerned about the very poor." It's been clear all along that Mitt is out of touch with everybody except millionaires and billionaires. Asked about his gaffe, Mitt said he "misspoke," but he misspoke the truth.

One could view the so-called "debates" as a mediocre comedy show were the stakes not so high. As a group, the quality of the Republican candidates is embarrassing; insulting Americans' intelligence and displaying contempt for the people. If this is the best Republicans have to offer, it is a pathetic commentary on the level to which the party has sunk. There was a time when there were Republican statesmen and stateswomen, people you could respect even through you didn't agree with them, people who could compromise and work with the President instead of doing their best to derail him.

Sadly the current Republican Party has sold its soul to right-wing fanatics and greed-driven lobbyists. In response to the February 2012 good news that unemployment dropped for the fifth straight month and job creation was higher than at any time since 1998, Republicans criticized the President for "slowing" economic recovery and stated, "We can do better." Well, why haven't they done better for their country during the past two years when they have controlled the House?

Throughout the President's entire first term, Congressional Republicans have shown they are empty suits with nothing to offer. They have persistently pursued only two objectives: destroy the Obama presidency and further reduce taxes for millionaires and billionaires. The thought of Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich becoming President should fill anyone with dread. Neither has the breadth of vision or the understanding of the complex world in which we live to be President of the United States of America. The election of either would be the final disastrous insult to our country, to our democracy and to the American people. 

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The buffoonery of GOP presidential candidates bega... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 6:21:32 AM
If there was a Repub candidate that appeared sensi... by John Jonik on Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 7:02:03 PM
.... be the candidate they put out after their bro... by Dennis Kaiser on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:10:49 PM
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The Republicans have truly lost their way. In cate... by Mary Batten on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:04:46 AM