Post-Debate Romney is Still a Pig in ...

Post-Debate Romney is Still a Pig in a Poke

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Unfit Mitt

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 7, 2012
By the time the last words were spoken in 2012′s first presidential debate, millions of Americans were no doubt left wondering who Mitt Romney is, and what he stands for. Romney had not managed to make that clear at any previous point in his political career. Mitt Romney, possibly alone among America’s major public figures, has managed to hold just about every position hat can be imagined, left to right.

There are those who think Barack Obama is actually more of an old-fashioned moderate Republican than a moderate Democrat, and many on the left see Barack Obama as being too far toward the center for their liking. But placing Obama on the left-right spectrum is more a matter of perspective, of one’s own point of view, whereas Romney actually shifts positions.

Since the debate, Romney has continued to talk a new language. You would think he had completely disavowed all his former positions. But he has not. He is talking one way, but his actions, or rather, inaction, proves he hasn’t actually changed his mind. Romney wants voters to think he thinks one way while he actually thinks another. He talks about the middle class. He talks about the 100 percent.

But his policies continue to be all about the 1 percent.

What do conservatives think of all this? Aren’t they a little befuddled too? Perhaps the rank and file, unless somebody is carefully explaining it all to them. But Paul Waldman, who is a contributing editor at The American Prospect, seems to point to the lack of outrage on the right when he says,


You won’t hear Republicans saying this newly moderate Romney represents a betrayal. First off, they’re smart enough to realize that Romney hasn’t actually changed any of his plans; all he’s changed is how he talks about them. And second, conservatives have always been good at coming together when power is on the line. The right has just as many factions and just as much infighting as the left, but when Election Day approaches, they become deadly serious about the task at hand. There will be plenty of time for an ideological struggle over the GOP’s identity once the ballots are counted.

I think too that Romney’s incessant attacks against Obama and his flirtation with the most extreme elements within the Republican Party, will obscure a sense of his own “otherness” and cover up his sudden appeal to moderation. The Republican Party has always been about hatred of Obama, after all, and less about policies. The Republicans, as just one example, have always crowed about spending and deficits but it is inevitably Republican administrations that rack up the debt.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Oct 7, 2012
Unfit Mitt wrote:
The Republican Party has always been about hatred of Obama, after all, and less about policies.
What a crock of sh*t. This coming from the Party that screams about a dog 20 years ago, and a haircut 35 years ago.
Nice weather

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 7, 2012
30 days and you'll know just how accurate the polls really are.
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#4 Oct 7, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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What a crock of sh*t. This coming from the Party that screams about a dog 20 years ago, and a haircut 35 years ago.
What a crock of sh*t. This coming from the Party that screams about a dog 45 years ago and a birth certificate >50 years ago. Gee troll, looks like you're a hypocrite ALWAYS ! LMAOROTFRU~!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#5 Oct 7, 2012
Nice weather wrote:
30 days and you'll know just how accurate the polls really are.
Won't that be fun? What did the polls say in 2010? What did the polls say about Walker's recall election?
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#6 Oct 7, 2012
The dojo will be fun, you'll be there, right ??? LMAOROTFU~!

More mindless drivel, from the lying troll...
Yep, we can "hold hands" and sing Kumbaya at the airport OR you can hope your testicles descend and agree to the dojo meeting, see my portfolio, even visit the island, if you're still in shape...
JUST AGREE and I'll provide the details....BYTCH !!!
Who knew, you're a eunuch .....RIGHT ???

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#7 Oct 7, 2012
Seattle Slew wrote:
The dojo will be fun, you'll be there, right ??? LMAOROTFU~!
More mindless drivel, from the lying troll...
Yep, we can "hold hands" and sing Kumbaya at the airport OR you can hope your testicles descend and agree to the dojo meeting, see my portfolio, even visit the island, if you're still in shape...
JUST AGREE and I'll provide the details....BYTCH !!!
Who knew, you're a eunuch .....RIGHT ???
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