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He's been called Mitt the twit and Mitt the unfit and he has
successfully made John McCain look like a master politician and even the
incompetence of Sarah Palin has faded into a distant memory. Romney
made a smile and wave trip to Great Britain earlier this year for the
Olympics and within 24 hours had created an international incident by
questioning British security. Now wait a minute, sure, it's hard to run
for President, but if George W. Bush can do it twice, without wetting
his pants or appearing without shoes, then Romney should be able to
manage it.

My father was an amateur boxer and for years used to say, "When the
champ trains himself, the champ is going to lose." Could that be the
case? Could Romney be incapable of taking advice or of staying on the
script? Something is going on here, for the second time in as many tries
the Republicans have chosen a total incompetent as their Presidential
nominee.

Okay, the Republican's aren't necessarily the brightest bulbs of
intellectual thought; they are dogmatic and ideological, Bibles, bullets
and tax cuts. Still, this should be easy peasey for them and yet it has
turned to disaster, a Republican Dukakis. Things were going so bad for
the campaign that Romney announced his running mate Paul Ryan, even
before the convention. The choice of Paul Ryan as Romney's running mate
was either a stroke of political genius or political suicide.

Bloomberg - "Unfavorable Views of Romney Cloud His Message on Economy"

"Republican Mitt Romney's negative ratings are preventing him from
capitalizing on President Barack Obama's vulnerabilities in the race for
the White House, according to a new poll that gives the incumbent a
lead heading into the first of three presidential debates."

Fifty percent of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Mitt Romney while
the other fifty percent just don't like him at all. So the idea of
choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate was? Ryan has all the appeal of a
cold plate of spaghetti and his politics are down right offensive to
the mainstream electorate. Paul Ryan's budget plan was viewed in a
negative light by close to 80 percent of Americans, Republicans and
Democrats alike, so why choose him? Because Romney was so unpopular he
had to choose Paul Ryan just to shore up the base in his own party.

The Republican field of candidates was so weak as to be laughable. Let's
be honest here, I don't agree with Republican politics, but these folks
aren't so stupid as to pick a nit wit to be their candidate, are they? I
mean, true, they ran George W. Bush and got a way with it, but let's
remember Bush's best campaign tactics went on behind the scenes.
Romney's campaign is a fiasco; if the powers behind the throne tried
those election stealing stunts with Romney, there would be blood in the
streets!

Now, let's look at this thing from the other side, looking from the
Republican perspective is Obama unbeatable? Hardly, Obama has done his
best to alienate the left of his own party. He is the first President to
ever keep more of his opponent's campaign promises than his own. John
McCain proposed freezing government spending, Obama, enforced it. John
McCain proposed more nuclear power plants and Barack Obama funded them.
John McCain and Sarah Palin proposed "Drill baby, drill!" Barack Obama
proudly boasts of increased drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Barack
Obama's policies are center right. If Obama ran for office against
Richard Nixon, Nixon would be the Democrat. Obama never saw a
corporation, a free trade deal or a tax cut he didn't like.

In his jobs bill, Obama proposed allowing workers to continue drawing an
unemployment check while working for corporations. The corporations
would be allowed to hire workers for 90 days before they would be
obligated to pay the workers. At the 90 day point, the corporation could
either elect to keep the worker and start paying them or choose new
workers from the draw pile and start to 90 day clock all over. This is
the sad and lamentable state of Democratic politics.

Something's way wrong here, in a real world, in a real election, wait,
let's go back, in the year 2000, the Presidential election was stolen by
a Supreme Court which intervened illegally in an election. The Supreme
Court of the United States stopped a vote count, no differently than
some strong man in some banana republic. In 2004, the votes of the
people of Ohio were stolen. Not maybe, but demonstratably, it was done
crudely and without sophistication but with the blessing of Kenneth
Blackwell, the Secretary of State and a complicit media who neatly
buried the episode like a Tabby would in a cat box.

In 2008, there are rumblings, that the United States needed a clear
winner and an unquestioned vote count. From out of the field of
candidates, a bright shining star appears on the horizon. He's young,
handsome with a beautiful wife and adorable children. He's part Jack
Kennedy and part FDR, his politics are left leaning, his delivery
polished and confident. Okay, I admit it; I bought into this sap sucking
bullshit, but who wouldn't? After eight years of that drunken little
weasel and the Machiavelli Cheney I'd have voted for the Mighty Morphin
Power Rangers. But not this time, fool me once, shame on you, fool me
twice and we go to that dark place.

So we anoint this Bozo messiah and his only serious competition for the
throne is Hillary Clinton. There is bad blood between them and yet
suddenly, all is forgiven and Hillary throws her support for Obama.
Hillary is named to the post of Secretary of State and for the last four
years has acted as almost a co-president. She is almost an independent
agent. She is never reported as flying back to Washington for
consultations with the President. When Gaddafi's death was reported,
Mrs. Clinton smiled gleefully, while rubbing her hands together saying,
"We came, we saw and he died." This is American foreign policy in the
twenty first century, coups, assassinations and war?

This isn't hope and change; this is all just very, very strange, who
gains by this? Why did John McCain go to Florida four years ago to tell a
room filled with seniors about the need to cut Social Security? It was
almost as if he wanted to lose the election and then choosing Sarah
Palin, well for me at least, that sewed it up, he did want to lose the
election.

Flash forward to now, after the election, what will be the number one
issue before Congress? Budget cuts and sequestration are set to take
place automatically in January, immediately after the election. The
President's Bowles -- Simpson cat food commission couldn't even get their
report passed out of a Congressional committee, but what did Obama call
Bowles --Simpson, he called it a good start. There is an old expression
in baseball when someone squibs a ball through the infield for a bloop
base hit, "it will look like a line drive in the box score." So as Mitt
the unfit prepares for the worst drubbing since walking Wendell Wilkie,
we must ask ourselves, just what the hell is going on here?

Could the Republicans be anymore incompetent in the midst of a banker
inspired, second Great Depression as to nominate a smarmy investment
banker and a black hearted Neo-liberalist? Could Mrs. O'Leary be elected
Mayor of Chicago on a platform of more cows and lanterns, or is the
public being manipulated yet again?

How can the public be encouraged to vote for a weak sitting President,
with no real record of accomplishment, save for passing more tax cuts
than Ronald Reagan. Barack Obama is the most right wing President ever
to sit on Pennsylvania Avenue and the only way to get a public energized
to vote for him is to do just what is being done. To find a candidate,
so awful and so hideous as to scare the Bejesus out of the American
public.

So here we sit five weeks before the election and" well, it's gonna look
like a line drive in the box score, isn't it? Then come January you
will be introduced to someone you have never met before, the real Barack
Obama and the first words out of his mouth are going to be about his
electoral mandate.

"for the game had never been fair, the dice were loaded. They were
swindlers and thieves of pennies and dimes, and they had been trapped
and put out of the way by the swindlers and thieves of millions of
dollars." -- Upton Sinclair

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." -- James Brovard

 

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