We’ll Take Our Country Back From Unspeakable Darkness, Says Mitt
August 31, 2012

Okay, the RTP piece of wood didn’t actually say that last night.

What he did say, among all the nonsense and empty flim-flam language and phony homespun babble, was that the United States is supposed to save the world from ‘unspeakable darkness’. The context was vaguely historical, but given the RTP’s affinity for Klannishness, it’s not far fetched to suggest that he was throwing some meat to the racial bigots, to the peanut throwers, the animal feeders, out there in the convention center that was built with taxpayer money from blacks and whites alike.

And today, babbling some other speech somewhere, he shouted, in his finish, ‘We’re going to take America back.’

We’re going to take America back.

Now that’s a bit ambiguous.

Does he mean he wants to take America back to the nineteenth century, or the eighteenth, or possibly the Dark Ages? That’s where RTP policies, such as they are, would take us. Of course Mitten would be satisfied to take us back to the status of a third-world country by bankrupting us with his lust for absolute military power at the cost of every other aspect of American life except for the part where he gives even more money to his rich friends and masters.

Or did he mean he wants to take America back from some force or power that took America away? Last time I looked the country was being run and staffed by Americans, duly elected. Perhaps he means the Americans in the White House. That American. Obama. The black guy who took America away from the real Americans, you know, the white ones who mumble in their sleep, mumble in their coffee, and blither in their get-togethers that they want to take ‘their White House back from the nigger.’

Mittens may not have offered a single bit of substance in his entire primary campaign and during the entire RTPNC convention in Tampa, but he sure does seem to be whistling Dixie to the white RTP people whose hearts belong to the Klan.

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Go look at America’s new hero
August 7, 2012

Spinny’s got a thing up about America’s new political hero, the man who will save us from our follies, who has a brain like a steel trap… which pretty much closed a long time ago and can’t be pried open for anything. Take a look: Spinny’s place.

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Election 2012: A Choice? Not A Chance!
May 25, 2012

I read yesterday about Obama’s pushing for drilling in the Arctic, facilitating Shell’s lust to pollute up there.

What a choice for November! A corporate stooge in Obama, a pandering corporate acolyte in Romney.

Any chance we had to mitigate global warming or to protect the environment from our rape of it died with these two corporate pigs.

Bend over and kiss your biosphere goodbye, everyone.

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Willard Mitt Romney
March 21, 2012

Patronizing narcissist.

Iowa: The Sister Kissing State
January 4, 2012

So, Iowa. Romney beat Santorum by eight votes out of sixty thousand cast for the two of them. Eight votes. He spent millions of dollars and barely won against a guy who was underfinanced and a big underdog only a few days ago. And he didn’t do any better yesterday than he did four years ago.

How come? Romney inspires no passion, but in a field of men  (Bachmann wasn’t a factor) who can best be described as way out in right-wing wingnut field, he looks most electable. Iowans who bothered with the caucus couldn’t make up their mind: elect a hypocrite they don’t really trust or a religious zealot they don’t think is electable. Romney is most likely  to be the Republican candidate going into the election.

As for the rest of the crowd, only Ron Paul may have survived to move on, but some of his views are too extreme even for Republicans, although some of his views may well appeal to the factions on the left. But he is not going to overcome his history of brutal racist and anti-gay commentary published under his aegis.

Rick Perry is crawling back to Texas and hopefully we won’t have to listen to any more of his nonsense. Perhaps he would have better luck running for Pope, an office from which he can pontificate on his delusional religious beliefs as much as he wants.

As for Bachmann, perhaps now she can get the help she needs, though that may well require a long period of institutionalization somewhere other than in Congress.

But what of Romney, a golden boy in his own mind? One might suspect that he will crow about his win, but please, eight votes out of sixty thousand? Hardly a rousing margin. In fact his ‘win’ can hardly be considered a win at all, considering the money he put in, and his mawkish speechifying that often included reciting the lyrics to so-called patriotic songs. At least he had the good grace not to sing. And if he should go on to win the nomination, he’s not going to be able to continue pushing his line of lies that Obama is the chief architect of the financial crisis: the facts don’t support that line, and if he pursues it, Obama’s crew will hang Bush, Iraq, and Afghanistan around Romney’s scrawny Republican neck. Nor can he escape his part in the predations of Bain Capital: it’s hard to claim that you can create jobs when you destroyed companies and threw people out on the street and pocketed the profit from doing so.

The big question about the election isn’t whether the Republicans can depose Obama, which comprises their whole program, but whether Obama can overcome what he’s done to destroy his own base over the last three years. It’s hard to get excited about a guy who has done everything he could to disappoint the people who supported him so passionately in 2008.

We can expect Romney to push all the emotional buttons of patriotism, god, country, god, faith, religion, god, patriotism, enemies abroad, traitors at home, and so on ad nauseam, because that’s what Republicans are good at. They can’t govern worth a damn, but they sure can make you think you’d like to have a beer with them, or kick the living crap out of them. Obama can push the same buttons and he can refute, on the facts, Romney’s charges about the economy. They’ll go back and forth until November. November! Crap.

When you get right down to it the real question is whether the country can stand ten more months of bullshit from both sides without everyone’s head exploding. Two men who can’t be trusted butting heads for ten months. It may be enough to get everyone to throw out their televisions and go back to reading books. Not a bad outcome actually.

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Of Republicans, Flag Pins, and Professional Wrestling
December 31, 2011

There’s going to be blood in the streets of this country. I don’t think there’s any question about that. Too many chasms are open and widening between classes of people, too much viciousness and ignorant bile flows from the Republicans and their Tea Party masters, an ignorant lot at best. There’s a price to be paid for what they’re doing, and I can only hope that Republicans pay it rather than the people they demonize and victimize.

The Republican candidates represent the worst of America. I tend to think of them as clowns, or Republiclowns, but that trivializes the danger they represent to the country. They are, no matter what face they show to the world, evil, foul, and disgusting human beings. Romney, considered the most electable of the lot, is ignorant and thoughtless, not to mention a liar and a hypocrite who will do or say anything to get to the White House. He seems to think he’s entitled, even while he blasts what he calls the ‘entitlement culture’ – never mind that most people earned and paid for those so-called entitlements. Even the most reasonably intelligent one, Huntsman of Utah, is a bad apple. He came out and said he believes in evolution and that global warming is real and caused by human activity, but in a matter of days he reversed himself. Why, one might ask?

A few years back the National Science Foundation did a study of Americans’ knowledge of science. It’s not surprising that a majority question whether evolution is a fact, given the childish and unfounded  faith in the supernatural most Americans exhibit and practice. But the study also found that twenty percent of Americans believe that the sun moves around the Earth. Twenty percent.

That’s why Huntsman reversed himself. That twenty percent? They’re the Republican base. Ignorant. Superstitious. Utterly incapable of critical thinking. Anti science. Anti intellectual. Anti government, in good part because they understand nothing about government. They are immature, thoughtless, and arrogant. And if one of these Republican candidates gets into the White House, with any kind of support in Congress, or even if lacking that support, you can be sure that it is the Republican base that will drive policy, and that Republican President will take the country back to the dark ages of the nineteenth century, of Jim Crow, of women as second class citizens, of education as a religious endeavor, of persecution of people who are ‘different’ — gays, blacks, Asians, Latinos — you name it: if you’re not white and heterosexual and religious, you get to go to the back of the line, to the back of the bus, to the slums, to the street.

Romney’s big claim to the White House is that he’s a businessman and therefore he can fix the government. The big flaw in that argument is that the government is not a business, is not about profit and loss, is not about manufacturing things for profit. Remember that Romney’s big success (success being defined as making himself rich, which is the only way Americans define success) involved buying up companies, burdening them with debt, breaking them up, throwing people out of work, and putting the profit from all of that in his pocket.

Translate that into government policies, driven by the brain dead, slogan-eating Republican base, and Romney will see his mandate as telling him to break down Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; tax the poor and the middle class more; cut taxes on the rich, who he will call ‘job creators’ when in fact they do not create jobs or contribute much of anything to the common good of society; expand the military beyond its already bloated, purulent presence in the world; and use the military to bludgeon countries he disagrees with because he is utterly lacking in the skills and intellect needed to actually talk with and deal with them constructively over the short term or long term.

And Romney is considered the best of the bunch. Imagine if the atavistic Ron Paul gets in. Or the freakish Santorum. Or the volatile hypocrite and greedster Gingrich, the bomb thrower. Even Huntsman, whose views in full are by no means moderate, has chosen the path of hypocrisy and pander to appease the ignorant mob that is the Republican base. He effectively slobbered all over himself when he reversed his supposedly honest opinion on two major scientific facts.

What a disgusting bunch of people.

And Obama, the Democrat? He might as well sign on with the Republican party, because if he gets in again we’ll have a Republican in the White House, parading as a Democrat. He can’t be trusted. His word is worthless. He refuses to fight for anything. I don’t think he has the balls for a fight, frankly. He comes across as a man who would  let a psychopath rape his wife before he’d fight for her. I no longer respect the man. He lied to us for our votes, and he lied big, which only made the letdown after he got into the White House that much more devastating. He doesn’t stand for anything. Hard to believe in a man who doesn’t stand up, who doesn’t stand for anything, who doesn’t fight for anything. Oh, okay, he lets the military kill anonymous peasants in Afghanistan and Pakistan and assassinate American citizens. I guess that makes him a man in the eyes of… somebody.

Some choice for 2012. The Weakass Liar Obama or The Ignorant Panderer (Romney, Paul, Santorum, et al).

I no longer have any interest in voting. Hardly any point. Obama brings a slow death of democracy and freedom. Romney et al offers a quick death. And all the while that democracy is dying the yahoos and fools and stupid people on the right will cheer and whistle and stomp their feet because the depth of their understanding and appreciation of the United States government and its Constitution and laws doesn’t run any deeper than their appreciation of professional wrestling, an activity as phony and shallow as a Republican wearing a flag pin on his jacket.

Republican Presidential Candidates Defined
December 5, 2011

For quite a while I have cast about in my mind for a simple, inclusive way to define the current crop of Republican candidates for the party’s Presidential nomination. And this morning, while for some dysfunctional reason thinking about Bill O’Reilly, I stumbled upon the best definition up with which my aging, fevered brain has come.

Their egos are writing checks their intellects can’t possibly cash.

Now I may reward my cleverness and wit with another cup of morning coffee. (Guatemala Antigua or Caffe Verona, from Starbucks bean collection.)

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Romney Ad Attacks Republican Party, Forgets To Mention One Teeny Tiny Little Thing…
September 20, 2007

Lisa Wangsness writes in the Globe today about The Mitten’s new TV ad criticizing the Republican Party:

“If we’re going to change Washington, Republicans have to put our own house in order,” Romney says in the ad, speaking directly to the camera, ticking off a list of transgressions. “When Republicans act like Democrats, America loses. It’s time for Republicans to start acting like Republicans. It’s time for a change, and change begins with us.”

Well, Mittsy, the Republicans have been acting like Republicans since 1994. They took out a contract on America, and have been so successful that the country is circling the drain.

[Romney]  sticks to topics – fiscal discipline, secure borders, and personal morality – that resonate well with the Republican base, which was demoralized after the party lost the Senate and the House in the 2006 elections.

The Republican base must have been pretty happy with the way things were going if they felt demoralized by the 2006 elections. Which is to say they like seeing the country go down the toilet.

And really, do we want another religious freak, one who tortured his dog, who lives rich and hires illegal immigrants to do his yardwork, who jiggered the truth about his residency to run for governor of Massachusetts, who has shown profound ignorance about the Middle East, to be talking to us about personal morality? Taliban, anyone?

But one can’t help notice that the Mitten doesn’t criticize the Bushbaby, and he doesn’t say anything about Iraq. That should warn anyone with two brain cells to rub together that if we let this Republican clown into the White House, we’re going to have more of the same crap the current psychopathic occupant has dumped on us and the world.

Any more Republicanism in this country and we’re going to have to start shooting them down in the streets to take our country back.

Romney’s Imagination
May 14, 2007

On a 60 Minutes interview yesterday Mitt Romney said “And I must admit, I can’t imagine anything more awful than polygamy.” Given the times we live in, the events of the past few years, Romney’s failure of imagination renders him unfit for any office other than town street sweeper. I suppose we’re not supposed to notice that he apparently doesn’t find his religion’s long-term bigotry against blacks to be awful. (Yes, I know, they ‘fixed’ that.) The man is as utterly and viscerally repulsive as Reagan or the boy king Bush. Empty suit, hollow brain, dead heart. Just what the country needs – another packaged and prettified rich Republican who will do absolutely anything to get into power, and who has no clue about the ramifications of power (count the bodies here and abroad).