Poll: Obama Pulls Away in Ohio, Puts Florida Back in Play<quoted text>
Obama in Ohio draws a crowd of about 2,800 Romney draws about 30,000!! Obama 2008 Cleveland drew a crowd about 80,000, 2012 around 4,000!! Nuculur you can sing along with me “Turn off the Lights the Party’s Over”…. President Romney
The passive voice is a wonderful tool for obscuring the subject of a sentence.(The most classic example of this is the pseudo-admission, employed by numerous guilty politicians,“Mistakes were made.”) In his closing argument today, Mitt Romney unveiled the passive voice to argue why President Obama’s reelection would portend terrible things. Pay close attention, English teachers:“The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy.”
Shutdown and default will be threatened, you say? By who, exactly? Well, by the Republicans in Congress, of course.
You can see why Romney would omit this detail from his closing pitch. Since taking control of the House of representatives in 2011, Republicans have engaged in a de facto campaign of economic sabotage. They abandoned their previous belief, shared with the entire macroeconomic forecasting field, that short-term deficit reduction harms a depressed economy. They turned the debt ceiling vote, once an opportunity for mere posturing, into a hostage crisis threatening dire economic consequences worldwide.
David Frum joked last spring that their argument was “Vote Republican. It's too dangerous to leave us in opposition.” And now this is the Republican candidate’s actual argument! Except he omits the “us” via the passive voice. Also amazingly, the argument Frum once used as a cutting joke (at least I think) is now part of his actual endorsement of Romney.
Romney is using threats of Republiclown retaliation for his final push.
Hence the 'revenge' comment from Obama. Obama will nail th eRepubliclowns and their racist minions to the wall!!