8/21/12

The Best Centrist Argument for Mitt Romney and Why It Won't Work

Centrists could think that once elected Mitt Romney will 
achieve wonders because he is better than Obama 
at getting things done 
and because Democrats will play ball with him 
while Republicans trot out center-right bills 
that actually get passed
In other words Mitt will break the logjam and
government will start to move again
This is a very powerful argument
because it suggests the electoral wisdom of the American people
At bottom we want things to work and if they work
better with a Republican at the helm
well who cares
The problem with this is twofold
1.
Romney is dug in too deep to get anything but grief from 
Democrats who are not gonna take it anymore
He is beholden to Koch Rove WSJ Wingnuts and so forth
2.
So close are his instincts to truly harmful and risky things
that the folk who think as the first paragraphs of this piece think
are very wrong
We are looking at a W clone
a servant of Big Oil
someone who will warm the cockles of Cheney's heart
Mitt may present himself as a gridlock master
but he isn't
The current fight is not going to be won 
by giving the GOP power because Democrats are nice
The Democrats will not be nice
The Democrats will insist on the Obama agenda
of tax fairness
and fairness and opportunity for all
Obama is schooling the Democrats to grow backbone
Therefore
the best case would be a massive humiliation
of Romney Ryan Rove Koch and so forth
and enough margin in Congress to suspend the 60 vote rule
and pass Obama programs in both houses
The next best case would be to reelect the President
and continue to hang tough 
with a schizoid and sick Congress
And the worst case 
would be a Romney win
risking a permanently Right Wing Supreme Court
laws that make the lives of women and girls hell
intentional global warming
and ten or fifteen other equally
horrendous results
Centrists may think Romney is their friend 
Bush sure wasn't and Romney would be even less. 
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Two Male Peas in a Republican Pod and other Recent Tweets 8/21/2012 8:38 AM ET


RT Paul Ryan and Todd Akin, co-sponsors of their own anti-choice bill, two male peas in a Republican pod: 
The one admirable thing Romney did in MA was create Obamacare.
Dukakis created the Massachusetts miracle. Employable folk fled Massachusetts in the face of Romney's subsequent ineptitude.
Obama is vastly better for business than Romney. Just as Clinton was better than both Bushes.
Decorous or not, GOP is hell bent on zapping abortion rights.
Fear will not win for Democrats. But honest risk assessment and a commitment to fairness can.
President Obama on the Romney-Ryan Tax Plan - Rochester, NH - YouTube 
It's almost. Don't worry about beating the GOP. They'll do it on their own.
Ryan just surpassed Sarah Palin as a GOP liability. He can shake Ayn Rand but not his rape-definition partner Akin.
Wow. An issue a day that isn't the economy or jobs. Do I hear the GOP falling into a deep, deep hole?
Ryan Romney ease diminishing a trifle as Ryan's Akin compatibility is assessed. 
GOP doesn't need a 60 page manual defining what it means to be a Republican. Today it means Romney Neo-Con or Tea Party or Both.
RT : A chart may help explain why a majority of Americans favour taxing the richest more heavily
Mitt's efforts to smash Obama on welfare are laughable, boring and reflect the intellectual abyss he and his woeful campaign occupy.
Unlike Sister Souljah, Akin is running for a key Senate seat. Will Romney ice him? Go Claire! 
Mitt Romney's purpose: Defend Big Oil and its global hold on everything at any cost, just like W and Cheney.…
The President did cut Medicare to pay for Obamacare and things are vastly better for seniors. What's the beef, Mitt?
One thing's for sure. President Obama is whipping Mitt on the political front. Maintaining his margin as Mitt is supposed to be rising.
Mitt can't even release the two years he promised - at least so far.
 Please mention that our prospective GOP nominee for President has been a cop impersonator.
Scott Brown calls on Akin to drop out of Missouri Senate race after rape comments - Political Intelligence - A nationa…
Boston Globe exposed Romney as a cop impersonator. Rest of media mum. 
Forget everything else. It has always been GOP versus Obama.
As GOP Blocks Obama - "a typical middle-class family of four will see its taxes go up by $2,200 on January 1." 
The myopic media is now acting as though Mitt Romneyis no longer a pathological liar 
We are seeing the tide of journalistic myopia meet the tide of aggressive truth-telling regarding Mitt 
Romney is having a proctological problem over Akin and Ryan and himself. At what point will they stop killing women?
GOP antics cannot blind us to the fact that GOP has stalled millions of infrastructure jobs by doing nothing in Congress.
While GOP is marketing Mitt we at Twitter will be explaining why he is toxic to all Americans 
Get Serious Boycott Koch Products Updated August 20, 2012 | ShortFormContent at Blogger 
Remember W and the effort to warn people about him Bush became Legit and Dan Rather was crucified 
The current GOP narrative is that everything that points to the truth about Mitt Romney is a fabrication of a Chicag…
RT : Breaking NYT - Fed Leaning Closer to New Stimulus if No Growth Seen 
Messaging is up to all of us. And on Twitter good messaging can rise to the top and anyone can write the winning one.



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