August 1, 2012
Saved by Romney!
After the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, declaring that corporations are people and there could be no restriction on corporations sending bribes to members of Congress, I walked around in a funk. It seemed obvious that Romney would win by hook or crook. The GOP would pour hundreds of millions into the race; deep pockets would eat him alive. Fascism was lurking just around the corner.
Possibly my predictions were on target. How could any Democrat raise a billion dollars to be competitive? Can't be done. But then my mother's advice came into my head: "Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." And just as I was about to toss the towel into the ring Romney started talking, and, believe it or not, Obama suddenly had an opening. He was, in essence, lighting the candle. Obama can win because Romney is the worst candidate in recent history. Romney went to London, he went to Israel, and laid out the plan. He would hide his income taxes.
Romney is handing the election to Obama if he continues to stonewall the media on the tax return issue. And it looks like that's what he is doing.
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Be careful when calling Mitt the worst candidate. Bad candidates do win elections. Examples? George W Bush, Scott Walker.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wis | August 1, 2012
Romney may be bad, and that may make Obungle look better but face facts. Obama is just the best looking horse in the glue factory!
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Glad) I Escaped, WI. | August 1, 2012
The sage of Hurley, Pietr Haikuu, is correct about bad candidates, Bush the Lesser and Walker winning elections.
I would also submit that poorly run campaigns by Gore, Kerry and Barrett also were major factors in those elections.
So far, the Obama Re-election campaign appears to be right on target in framing Romoney as a feckless, ruthless, greedy, tax-dodging owner of a "dancing horse".
Romoney provides the foil for these attacks by being arrogant, uninformed, cold and unlikeable.
-Jim Kubiak | Hudson, WI | August 1, 2012
I would submit that neither George W Bush nor Scott Walker "won" any of their elections. GWB had his first stolen for him via Florida operatives and the Supreme Court; his second via Diebold. SW took possibly his first via Diebold, and certainly his second. I worry about this year's presidential "election."
-Charles Kuehn | Fall Creek, WI | August 2, 2012
Two ways to look at this.
First, we can be glad it's Mitt, otherwise if it was someone halfway competent, Barry might be in real trouble (nah, just kidding, see Btw below).
Second, next time, the GOP will have learned from 2012, so watch out.
Btw, interesting read from Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs about Obama, his mother, and the CIA.
-Mad Hemingway | Heart of Wisconsin | August 2, 2012
Well, in the spirit of true Progressives, I have begun to build an alternative to the two corporate parties.
When we put our collective heads together, we can kick their asses and win despite the money advantage both of them have. We are, after all, the grass roots, and both corporate parties stopped listening to them long ago.
I chose a name that reflects our values, The New Deal Progressives. The website is located at: www.newdealprogressives.org
Like FDR said, "There's nothing I love as much as a good fight."
So feel free to join in, this is not a private fight.
-Mad Hemingway | Heart of Wisconsin | August 3, 2012