Skip to main content

Romney has helped move history along by trading one obfuscation for another



Mitt Romney Names Paul Ryan as His Running Mate - NYTimes.com: "Now, Mr. Ryan’s budget plan becomes the centerpiece of the debate in the presidential campaign, with Democrats eager to pounce on the program that is politically risky. Even for Republicans, the dangers were underscored by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich last year, who called the plan “right wing social engineering,” but was quickly scolded by conservatives.

Picking Mr. Ryan would indicate that Mr. Romney wants to double-down on his basic message, making his case for a conservative overhaul of the nation’s economy."

'via Blog this'

Yes indeed. Romney has done us all a wonderful service by trading one obfuscation for another. How so? Paul Ryan's budget applies a serrated knife to a process that requires a fine scalpel. Everyone knows that this is so.

The nation is waking up to the conspiracy to block Obama at every turn so the Romney obfuscation about Obama as a failure is about to morph into a national perception of Obama as a hero in the face of an unconstitutional GOP stonewall attack. One obfuscation down.

Now the Ryan Budget will be the subject of the biggest obfuscation campaign ever. We will be told that the moon is blue, whoops I mean red, no I didn't say that and if I did I didn't mean it and reserve the right to amend.

Scalpel or rusty serrated blade. Remember that when you consider this campaign.

Oh, and prosperity lies not merely in the scalpel approach, but in restoring a balance between government and private initiative, two sides of a coin that needs re-minting.

Stephen's Remarkable Kindle Store

Popular posts from this blog

Etc.

"Sto Perigiali" One of the Surpassingly Best Tunes Theodorakis Has Written

A Setting for a Poem "Denial" Beloved by the Greek People by the Nobel Prize Winning Poet Giorgos Seferis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

Obama Ads Should Be Grass Roots Cinema Verite

ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

'via Blog this'

To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.

This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.




Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Three…