Monday, October 22, 2012

Election 2012: Week Three in Review

by Sunnyjane

 Romney: Children raised by a single parent have little chance of achieving  success.
Oh, really?

Cold Eyes.  Empty Heart.  Can't Win.

That boy has gotten much too uppity.
One would assume that since Mitt Romney spent nearly three years as a draft dodger Mormon missionary in France during the Vietnam war  he would have learned a little something about the Battle of Waterloo[Spoiler: the Emperor lost and it was his last battle.  Take the hint, Mitt.]

With an ego the size of  Napoleon Bonaparte's, Romney made the error of believing that a past win entitled him to grab all the cookies in the jar without a challenge.  It was a huge tactical blunder on the part of the bullying and boorish nabob we have been subjected to throughout the campaign.

When Romney finally got the message that the President was fully prepared to counter this crap, he became petulant and obnoxious.  With all the elegance of a three-year-old making his rounds on Halloween, Mitt bleated to the moderator with cries of Candy...Candy...Candy.  Had he stomped his foot in a fit of temper, no one would have been surprisedIt was juvenile whining at its finest.

A Few Morsels from the Debate

*The Vaporous Trust Me Economic Plan: Mitt  Romney's Five-Point Plan contains all the specificity of a blind person reading a road map:  I put out a five-point plan that gets America 12 million new jobs in four years and rising take-home pay.  It's going to help Jeremy get a job when he comes out of school. It's going to help people across the country that are unemployed right now.

To which the President responded:

Governor Romney doesn't have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan.  And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That's been his philosophy in the private sector, that's been his philosophy as governor, that's been his philosophy as a presidential candidate.   Touché!   He then went on to expose Romney's anti-American plan to the electorate, saying that: You make a lot of money and pay lower tax rates than somebody who makes a lot less. You  ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it. You invest in a company, bankrupt it, lay off the workers, strip away their pensions, and you still make money.

*The Libya Liability:  The phrase Please proceed, Governor may well become the three-word adage for the fool who's been warned that there's a pile of shit on the other side of the door and chooses in a haughty I know what I'm doing! manner to plow through it anyhow.  

After the President had made it perfectly clear that the day after the attack in Benghazi he had told the American people and the world that That this was an act of terror, and I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime**, Romney stepped in the aforementioned heap of dung:

I think it's interesting that the president just said something, which is on the day after the attack he went in the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.  The President acknowledged that was, indeed, what he had said, and Romney tried too hard to overplay his moment of drama.  Turning to face the President directly, he asked, You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror?  It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you're saying?

The President: Please proceed, Governor. 

Romney: I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it actually took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror., it did not take fourteen days for the President to call the attack an act of terror, as the President's call for the transcript and Candy Crowley's fact-checking proved.  Sorry, Mitt, but that old I don't remember what I said but I stand behind whatever it was that I said crap doesn't apply to President Obama.  And, by the way, you did understand that this debate was going to be on Domestic and those pesky Foreign thingies, didn't you?  OK, just checking.  That must mean that one of the grandkids was doing your research on Libya, right?

**It's important for all Americans to remember -- especially those who are going to vote for Mitt Romney -- that the President also said he would hunt down Osama bin Laden; we know how that turned out.  And it was Romney who said he wouldn't have moved heaven and earth to go after bin Laden.**

*Assault Weapons: Romney took this opportunity to suggest that single-parent households were responsible for gun violence in America.  Well, a tad of research would have been helpful hereTurns out, the shooters in at least three national massacres -- Aurora, Virginia Tech, and Columbine -- were all from two-parent households.  Do you want to rethink your prejudices now, Mitt?  No, I didn't think so.

*The Why Should I Vote for You? Discussion: After the President laid out a clear and concise account of what the country faced when he came into office and iterated the progress his economic policies had accomplished to date, part of Romney's response went like this: I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you're going to get. You're going to get a repeat of the last four years.

Well, Mitt, we can only HOPE SO!  The day after the debate, Business Insider came out with a well documented article titled, This is the Biggest Economic Story in the World.  In it came the news that America is experiencing a full-on comeback in everything related to consumers and households.  

Reuters weighed in with thisFor all the Romney/Ryan efforts to convince Americans the economy is getting worse, reality stubbornly keeps getting in the way … Groundbreaking on new homes surged in September to its fastest pace in more than four years, a sign the housing sector’s budding recovery is gaining traction and supporting the wider economic recovery ... The unemployment rate is at its best point in four years; consumer confidence is at its best point in five years; the federal budget deficit is at its best point in four years. Just this week, reports on retail sales, industrial production, and new housing construction showed sharp and unexpected improvements. This probably isn’t what Republicans wanted to hear. 

So, yes, Mitt, we'll take four more years of that. Thanks for plugging the President's policies for him!

The Maddow Blog's Steve Benen (who in my lowly opinion deserves some sort of award) has an excellent chronicle of Romney's lies during the debate.  It's well worth your time to read it.

The Romneys Manage to Surpass the Lowlife of Wasilla

Psst, Ann?  You've got a big gob of
in-a-snit spit right
Because President Obama was apparently unmoved by Mitt's full-on stink eye, it was up to the B-Team to telegraph their disapproval.  Hmpf!  That would show the usurper who was trying to deny them their turn in the White House!

In an apparent attempt to prove to the world that East Coast elitists possess no more class, morality, or good taste than do Alaska's Valley Trash, Ann Romney and one of her five spawn sat in the audience and literally glared their disgust and loathing for Barack Obama.   

Obama needs a good whipping
and I need a good stiff drink.

A pox on the Kenyan!
Josh sat beside his mother and seemed to be trying to put some sort of ritual Mormon curse on the President.  Perhaps a Cyborg chant would have done better, eh?

Well, not to worry, Josh, because your big brother was planning to come to daddy's defense.  Gagg Tagg Romney told a radio station that when President Obama called Mitt a liar, he wanted to rush the stage and take a swing at him.  [For the record: the President never called Romney a liar.  He was careful to say That's not true, Governor.  OK, Mr. President, I'll take care of that for you:  Governor, you're a liar!]

Naturally, daddy's-little-bully Taggy had second thoughts about that course of action, remembering just in the nick of time about those nasty guys with guns, the Secret Service.

But the most disgusting display of  coarseness came from Mommy Mitt herself, when she decided to get cute and give the Obamas the finger right after the debateSee how giggly proud she was of her own nasty little public display of disrespect toward the President and First Lady of the United States.  Ann Romney possesses all the charm and graciousness of a quarterback's jock strap after the Super Bowl game.

The ABC's of the Presidential Debate: From Awkward Laughter to Binders to Zingers
Ann Romney keeping it classy.
More Media Endorsements for President Obama

From the Denver Post: And though there is much in Mitt Romney's résumé to suggest he is a capable problem-solver, the Republican nominee has not presented himself as a leader who will bring his party closer to the center at a time when that is what this country needs. His comments on the 47 percent of Americans who refuse to "take personal responsibility and care for their lives" were a telling insight into his views and a low point of the campaign. 

Obama, on the other hand, has shown throughout his term that he is a steady leader who keeps the interests of a broad array of Americans in mind. 

From the Tampa Bay Times: The rosy idealism quickly gave way to the harsh realities of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The recovery has proven more difficult than anyone imagined. But conditions would be far worse without the president's steady leadership.

Though there is zero expectation that the President will win Utah, this endorsement from the Salt Lake Tribune should give the Romney campaign the heebie-jeebies: Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust. Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term.  Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.     


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