Mitt Romney and the GOP’s bad case of buyer’s remorse

Mitt Romney’s taking more heat these days from his own side than from Democrats. In Wisconsin, for example, U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson is blaming Romney for his own rather-sudden collapse in the polls.

“The presidential thing is bound to have an impact on every election,” Thompson said. “You know, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, if your standard-bearer for the presidency is not doing well, it’s going to reflect on the down ballot.”

As this case of buyers’ remorse deepens, though, disenchanted Republicans might want to remember the field of alternatives to Romney. It’s hard to believe, for example, that Rick Santorum would be doing any better than Romney. And Newt Gingrich? By this point he would have self-destructed several times over, although the entertainment value would have been considerable.

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And then of course there’s this guy:

“(Herman) Cain told members of the media after the speech that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s recent “47 percent” comment was a “non-story” being blown out of proportion by the media. But Cain said he would have been doing better if he was the nominee, saying that he’d probably have a “substantial lead” on President Barack Obama at this point.

“The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,” he said.”

9-9-9, baby. Nein nein nein.

– Jay Bookman

308 comments Add your comment

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
1:39 pm

Cain took a jab at Thurston Howell.

hmmmmmmmm

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
1:39 pm

Priceless self-promoter!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
1:41 pm

It’s the ideology and Grover Norquist thingies. The solution to every problem has to be framed in terms that tax cuts will solve it.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
1:42 pm

“Hah! Lovey!”

–Mitt Romney

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
1:45 pm

Doesn’t sound too good for a candidate who is in “striking distance” of winning……….

JohnnyReb

September 21st, 2012
1:45 pm

All these pieces defaming Republicans can only mean the Left is in deeper do-do than expected.

Wisconsin polling is parallel to National polling – almost worthless until just before the election. Scott Walker was doomed according to polling until just before the recall vote, and look what happened.

Obama’s domestic policies are an F’n disaster and we are watching his foreign policy unravel before our eyes. They are even to the point of sending out the UN ambassador to knowingly lie on all the Sunday politic shows. The Obama-Hillary apology commercials in Pakistan are already bitting him on the rear. It’s hard to believe they are so dumb.

Yea, Jay keep it up. Keep pumping that base. The Left needs it.

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
1:46 pm

If George Jefferson thinks he would have been ahead then he should have fought back those allegations he said he was going to fight and stayed in the race…………

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
1:48 pm

Off-topic…

Romney’s share-price on InTrade has dropped $.26 today, to a record-low $2.75 (to earn $10.00). Wonder what triggered the huge sell-off?

Mr_B

September 21st, 2012
1:48 pm

Prior to the completion of the primaries, it was pretty evident that not many Republicans wanted Mitt to be the nominee. It seems that the rest of the country agrees with them.

Peadawg

September 21st, 2012
1:48 pm

“I have some depth to my ideas”

A tax plan taken from a video game is “depth”?

Jay

September 21st, 2012
1:49 pm

“Scott Walker was doomed according to polling until just before the recall vote, and look what happened.”

Of course, the very well-documented fact that polling had predicted Walker’s victory almost exactly, and had done so for weeks before that election, will have no impact whatsoever on many. The right believes what it needs to believe, believes what it tell itself to believe, without much regard for reality.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

Yea, Jay keep it up. Keep pumping that base. The Left needs it.

A story about the GOP rats leaving the ship is about the Left needing it. :lol: :lol:

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

“Romney’s share-price on InTrade has dropped $.26 today, to a record-low $2.75 (to earn $10.00). Wonder what triggered the huge sell-off?”

JReb, you’re a 1%er – why don’t you to over to InTrade and snap up some of this “sure thing”? :D

Live Entertainment

September 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

Definition of the Republican Party … “Party of Self Destruction”!!

Logical Dude

September 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

Not really a poll post, but the same thing as a poll post.

“That guy is doing worse today! Look who cares about it!”

:) hope that comes out as humorous as intended.

Mick

September 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

reb

Remember all the foreign policy disasters during the previous administration? We are not the rulers of the world and cannot possibly control every country on earth, romney would be no different and in many ways exponentially worse…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
1:50 pm

The smart members of the GOP DO have buyers remorse.

(then there are those who think the left is in trouble)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 21st, 2012
1:52 pm

Oh Jay, they have the evidence for everything and anything they claim…. its just that Obama has used executive privilege to sit on it all. :lol:

willie lynch

September 21st, 2012
1:52 pm

This is what you get when money dominates the decision making process. Romney as they say cluster bombed the rest of the GOP field which left him as the last man standing. This is the process that we can expect from here on out which is why many feel that the RICH have further solidified their position with the citizens united ruling.

Mr_B

September 21st, 2012
1:52 pm

Restated JohnnyReb:

All this stinking mess clogging up my nostrils must mean that the elevator lurking under the cesspit that I’m standing in must be on its way to the top. Any second now…..

GA voter

September 21st, 2012
1:52 pm

I’m just hoping that the money that is being poured into ads supporting Mitt & slandering the President end up being wasted with a landslide. It appears that people are finally coming to the realization (especially with Mitt’s recently taped gaffe and the Univision makeup blunder) that the GOP only cares for you if you are wealthy. After 30+ years of “trickle-down” and “vodoo” economics and a lower standard of living they are finally seeing the light. Not that I’m saying that the Dems will perform miracles, but in football jargon, when you run the same play over and over and get intecepted every time, you’ll realize that strategy doesn’t work.

Bernie

September 21st, 2012
1:52 pm

Herman, Please stop embarrassing yourself and your Party. Such statements prove beyond a shadow of doubt you are more delusional than anyone thought you were.
Your sad attempt at running for President was more akin to a Three Ring Circus without all of the Clowns. The only BOZO present was YOU!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
1:54 pm

Why would he pay 6 figure bonuses to his campaign staff when he’s in the position he is in?

Obambarrassment

September 21st, 2012
1:54 pm

9-9-9, baby. Nein nein nein.

Finest analysis I’ve ever seen written, catchy, apropos, witty, in a word GENIUS and sure to be sweeping the nation anytime soon.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
1:55 pm

Obama campaign redesigns the American flag?:

http://www.chicagonow.com/cheaper-than-therapy/2012/09/obama-campaign-redesigns-the-american-flag/

Then:

The Obama team launches a “For All” campaign in which they ask supporters to send in pictures of themselves with a hand on their heart and a note on their hand as to why they are pledging allegiance to Obama.

Repeat after me brother/sister (blogger name here):

I Pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the Obama community of America.

And to the community, for which it stands, one world under Obama.

Invisible, with liberty and justice for none.

Weird-O-rama!!

DannyX

September 21st, 2012
1:55 pm

That 9-9-9 plan was about as deep as an empty bath tub. Cain’s foreign policy depth was displayed when he talked about the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

Jay

September 21st, 2012
1:55 pm

A tax plan taken from a video game is “depth”?

The sad part is, compared to Romney’s “plan,” Herman has a point. I mean, his plan had actual numbers to it and everything!

Matti

September 21st, 2012
1:55 pm

It was a sad day when the 2012 Republican primaries ended. MOST entertaining clown car EVER! Now we’re left with the least entertaining one of all — the one even the Republicans didn’t like. **sigh**

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
1:57 pm

If Herman Cain was a Star Trek alien, he’d live on Deep Space Nein.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
1:57 pm

Matti

September 21st, 2012
1:58 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
1:58 pm

Matti — “Now we’re left with the least entertaining one of all”

Surely Buddy Roemer and Jon Huntsman were less entertaining, no?

willie lynch

September 21st, 2012
1:59 pm

Herman Cain can’t embarrass his party any further they’ve left no room.

Jay

September 21st, 2012
1:59 pm

Herman Cain going into detail on his policy toward Libya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW_nDFKAmCo

Matti

September 21st, 2012
2:00 pm

Joe Mama,

Good point. Not sure about Roemer, but Hunstman at least could speak intelligently on a wide range of subjects. Not funny, but more interesting and informative to be sure. His willingness to engage in fact-base discussions disqualified him, though.

DannyX

September 21st, 2012
2:02 pm

Ruh, roh is right, Kam.

Romney trails in Massachusetts, Michigan and Wisconsin.

I think the people in those states are trying to send us a message.

Obambarrassment

September 21st, 2012
2:02 pm

The right believes what it needs to believe, believes what it tell itself to believe, without much regard for reality.

Umm…. Mr. Bookman? Actually, that would describe the typical CNN watcher or NPR listener.

Until 2 weeks ago, your liberals cohorts on this very blog couldn’t stop calling us racists while we were concerned about 100% debt to GDP ratios.

Now other liberals here are using “Limpballs” and AynRand boogeymen everywhere to make their points. You’re saying “nein, nein, nein.”

Meanwhile, 8% unemployment, rising healthcare costs, rising gas prices, falling dollar prices, a pending economic collapse (that is, a much bigger one than 2008 on the horizon), a corrupt attorney general, oceans that aren’t falling, fast & furious…

And you think WE have buyer’s remorse??? I think your assessment of the state of national politics is itself embarrassing.

What else needs to be said?

I rest my case.

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:03 pm

I predict that Romney will WIN!

.

.

…Indiana. Probably. Don’t think Team Obama’s getting that one back in 2012. Sorry, lads.

Obambarrassment

September 21st, 2012
2:03 pm

Sorry, not: “falling dollar prices”; instead I meant “falling dollar.”

Obambarrassment

September 21st, 2012
2:04 pm

stands,

Good thing the election isn’t today.

Hope you and Obama can keep lying till election day.

Might wanna have the big O bow out of the debates so he doesn’t have to lie to Romney’s face.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 21st, 2012
2:05 pm

I rest my case.

Someone does not know how to make their case. :roll:

USMC

September 21st, 2012
2:06 pm

“9-9-9, baby. Nein nein nein.” – Jay Bookman

Jay Bookman’s WAR on BLACK PEOPLE!
Jay hates Black men! sad :-)

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:07 pm

I personally cannot wait for the debates. Do you suppose ole Mitt will challenge the president to a bet on something?

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:09 pm

Do you suppose ole Mitt will challenge the president to a bet on something?

I predict that Mitt’s boys will claim he “wiped the floor” with the “empty suit.”

Citizen of the World

September 21st, 2012
2:09 pm

When Romney makes Herman Cain look deep, the Republican Party is in deep trouble.

Mick

September 21st, 2012
2:09 pm

The overall message here is that most americans don’t trust mitt and they certainly have lost trust with the republican brand as it is presented currently.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 21st, 2012
2:10 pm

a corrupt attorney general, oceans that aren’t falling, fast & furious…

Don’t let the facts get in the way of your rant… you might want to bet Mitt’s departed dad’s welfare check on it. :lol:

Mr. Snarky

September 21st, 2012
2:11 pm

Yes, all the polls are biased and Mitt Romney is sure to be elected. The repubs should relax and take it easy since this is definitely the case.

joe

September 21st, 2012
2:11 pm

Fixed your title”

Barack Obama and America’s Bad Case of Buyer’s Remorse

For all of you who voted for our dictator, how you feeling now? Worst….President….Ever! If you vote for this buffoon again, you are un-american.

Steve Shamrock

September 21st, 2012
2:11 pm

Jay’s getting nervous…I would be too with:

- 8.1+ Unemployment for 4 years
- $16 Trillion in debt
- Taxes increases across the board in 3 months
- Egypt and Libya are a mess after appeasement failed miserably
- 2 Credit downgrades

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
2:11 pm

Matti — “Not sure about Roemer, but Hunstman at least could speak intelligently on a wide range of subjects.”

Huntsman worried me. He had the potential to fact-check Obama into a loss. Romney doesn’t. FWIW, I still can’t see how Romney got nominated and Huntsman became an also-ran. I didn’t like all of Huntsman’s positions, but he’d have been a tougher opponent for Democrats IMO.

Roemer was another Republican I could have possibly voted for, but the fact that he was a serious kind of guy who’d switched over from the Democrats doomed him from the start, I think.

philosopher

September 21st, 2012
2:11 pm

JohnnyReb

September 21st, 2012
1:45 pm
All these pieces defaming Republicans can only mean the Left is in deeper do-do than expected.
Hahahahahahahah….chuckle, guffaw, chortle, snort….you could sell that to Stephen Colbert! Oh….. you DID mean that in a tongue-in-cheek way-right???

Mr_B

September 21st, 2012
2:12 pm

“oceans that aren’t falling”
Yeah, THAT makes sense. All Obama’s fault, too.

Doggone/GA

September 21st, 2012
2:12 pm

“Why would he pay 6 figure bonuses to his campaign staff when he’s in the position he is in?”

Bribes?

Steve Shamrock

September 21st, 2012
2:12 pm

Gotta run…need to go apply for food stamps…God Bless You All.

Mainstreeter

September 21st, 2012
2:14 pm

Herman, we would be up to your 24th girl friend(or hit- on victim) by now!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:14 pm

…and AynRand boogeymen everywhere to make their points.

Someone is all butt-hurty over the derision of Ayn Rand.

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
― John Rogers

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:14 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 21st, 2012
2:15 pm

Mitt: I don’t pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president. I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires.
_________

The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor’s statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

Mitt says he is not qualified to be President. :lol:

Obambarrassment

September 21st, 2012
2:15 pm

Liberals & Mr. Bookman,

Here’s some cold water for you.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/right_direction_or_wrong_track

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/direction_of_country-902.html

America is headed in the wrong direction. Everyone knows it. Obama has an early lead. So did John McCain.

The middle east is erupting, the economy is flailing, debt is soaring. Obama’s not surging. He’s just sitting atop the weakest record of incumbency since Jimmy Carter. Everyone knows that too.

Carter was also ahead in September. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/flashback-gallup-had-carter-up-4-points-over-ronald-reagan-in-september-1980/

Carter even surged more later and then lost nearly every state.

Enjoy the euphoria now libs. The score is what you love anyway–thinking you’re antagonizing us conservatives.

I’ll be enjoying the change of government in January, the competence, the increased ability to trust my own government.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:15 pm

After loosing in 2012 the Republicans will decide their candidate was too moderate. Look for them to double-down on the right wing nut fanaticism in 2016.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:16 pm

Breaking news, the Mittster will release full 2011 tax returns. Now about those pre-2010 years…..still waiting.

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
2:16 pm

“Gotta run…”

What’ll we do without Shammy spam?

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:16 pm

Speaking of former GOP presidential aspirants, this is pretty damn funny.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444165804578008651088412198.html

The 51-year-old Republican former governor of Minnesota will become chief executive of the Financial Services Roundtable effective Nov. 1, the group said Thursday. He succeeds Steve Bartlett, the former Dallas mayor and Texas congressman who announced plans to retire earlier this year.

Mr. Pawlenty said that as a condition of his hiring he agreed to resign his post as national co-chairman of the Romney campaign and not to serve in the administration if Mr. Romney is elected. On the short list to be Mr. Romney’s running mate, Mr. Pawlenty was seen as a candidate for a plum post in a Romney administration.

The timing of Mr. Pawlenty’s move led some observers to speculate that he chose to leave Mr. Romney during a difficult time for the campaign. But a friend of Mr. Pawlenty said the former governor had been looking for a private-sector job since abandoning his bid for the White House. Mr. Pawlenty was in talks with the Roundtable for at least four months, said Scott Talbott, the group’s head of government affairs.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:18 pm

sfd, have you bought your obama flag of America and sent in your pledge picture?

repeat after me:

“I Pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the Obama community of America.

And to the community, for which it stands, one world under Obama.

Invisible, with liberty and justice for none.”

TaxPayer

September 21st, 2012
2:18 pm

Rest a case. What case would that be. Please, embarrass yourself. Elaborate.

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:19 pm

sfd, have you bought your obama flag of America and sent in your pledge picture?

No, but my offer to send him a C-note if he says “Corpseman” again still stands.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:21 pm

For all of you who voted for our dictator, how you feeling now?

Didn’t vote for him, but I feel pretty good right now which is a helluva lot better than I felt at the beginning of 2008

Worst….President….Ever!

I would say that is a matter of opinion and in my opinion it’s a tie between Reagan and Bush Jr.

If you vote for this buffoon again, you are un-american.

Is this a birther thingie?

From the Center

September 21st, 2012
2:21 pm

“The right believes what it needs to believe, believes what it tell itself to believe, without much regard for reality.”

So true Jay, but this is a very good discription of the left also IMHO.

Obambarrassment

September 21st, 2012
2:23 pm

I’m glad the racism is gone, but not surprised the vulgarity hasn’t.

This is your constituency, Mr. President. To quote them directly: Someone is all butt-hurty

Yes, well we’re all dazzled by lowness of liberals. Mentioning something is how do we say… that above??

An attempt to get us not to mention anything I suppose.

Won’t work.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:23 pm

America is headed in the wrong direction. Everyone knows it.

Who was it exactly, that granted you the authority to speak on behalf of “everyone”?

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:23 pm

Worst….President….Ever!

Coolidge

Citizen of the World

September 21st, 2012
2:24 pm

Joe @ 2:11, can you tell us your basis for calling Obama a dictator? I’m genuinely curious to know how and what he has dictated.

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
2:24 pm

Embarrassment

What you failed to mention is that unlike Carter, Obama doesn’t have a 35% approval rating…….

And even you know Thurston Howell isn’t Reagan and surely not respected by his own party on that level

But hang on to your dreams

Next topic

john

September 21st, 2012
2:24 pm

Romney and Ryan need to release the SPECIFICS on how they plan on implementing and funding their policies.

Hearing Romney and his campaign statements, they have internal polling that if they release or talk about the specific of his or Ryan’s plan then they will lose some Republican voters and many independents.

AARP does not seem to think the Romney and Ryan plans are good for seniors. I think I’ll take the AARP’s word for it.

Most independents that I talk to are not going to vote for Romney and Ryan due to their policies and funding of those policies. Romney is not losing cause he is a flawed. He is losing cause of what the impact may be from the Romney and Ryan plan.

The press and the right are going to have to come to terms with this basic reality.

YDD

September 21st, 2012
2:26 pm

“Mitt Romney’s recent “47 percent” comment was a “non-story” being blown out of proportion by the media.”

He wishes it were a non-story! It tells a story about Mitt Romney that pretty much says it all. Before I heard this, I would not have voted for him, but I thought he was a reasonable, decent man. No more!!

Aquagirl

September 21st, 2012
2:26 pm

sfd, have you bought your obama flag of America and sent in your pledge picture?

Moonbat, IIRC you used to be funny. Now you’re just another casualty of gooey, drudgey, made up crap in the corners of the interwebz.

Or perhaps you’re trying to make Humman look sane by comparison, in that case you’ll have to work harder.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:27 pm

Yes, well we’re all dazzled by lowness of liberals. Mentioning something is how do we say… that above??

Ah yes, the passive/aggressive guilt trip aboard the shame train.

Professionals better at it than you have tried and failed with that stunt.

Won’t work.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:27 pm

“No, but my offer to send him a C-note if he says “Corpseman” again still stands.”

lol. Cool, stands, you better have that Benjamin ready.

Jackie

September 21st, 2012
2:27 pm

Herman Cain is …?

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:27 pm

What you failed to mention is that unlike Carter, Obama doesn’t have a 35% approval rating…

Maybe it’s not too late for a nice juicy hostage crisis?

Come on, Team Romney. You know people who know people.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:28 pm

Aquagirl,

Lighten up, Francis.

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:29 pm

Aquagirl-you won’t find too many funny or happy republicans these days. The writing is on the wall. Mitt has shown his true self and now Ann has shown how arrogant she is as well. She can tell one of her horses to Stop but not me. I shudder to think of these posers in the WH.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:29 pm

GOP candidate for 2016…….

“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men.”
– Andrew Johnson, 1866

Duper

September 21st, 2012
2:29 pm

My remorse is that Lefty didn’t have an iota of kick b’whatTedness to support of revolution in Iran…only the lick b’whatTdness to lick muslim brotherhood’s crotch.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
2:30 pm

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:16 pm
Breaking news, the Mittster will release full 2011 tax returns. Now about those pre-2010 years…..still waiting.

.
.

Did we ever get the rest of 2010? Last I checked it was still incomplete.

southpaw

September 21st, 2012
2:30 pm

I was certainly remorseful enough when Cain dropped out of the race. President Obama himself recently said that Washington has to be changed from the outside, and no candidate was more “outside” than Cain. Let’s see: should I gripe about my favorite candidate non getting the nomination, or should I play the hand I’ve got and make the best of it that I can?

Some of you may want to turn on your irony detector and reread the part about griping.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:31 pm

The best offense is good a defense.

Attack Herman!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
2:32 pm

moonpie betty

did the GOP get a pretty pin when they signed Grover Nordquists pledge?

TaxPayer

September 21st, 2012
2:32 pm

Mitt claims to have earned 13.7 million in 2011. That’s pretty good for an unemployed person. And he only had to pay 14.1% of it in federal income tax. That’s a lot more that those mooching 42 percenters or 46 percenters or whatever pay. No wonder he promises to cut his taxes even more if elected. He wants to be a 42 percenter too. Then again, how do we know he wasn’t a 42 percenter given that he did have a Swiss bank account and what purpose does a Swiss bank account serve for Mitt and the other thousands, that have already been caught. Release the tax returns, Mitt Gekko Romney.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:32 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:33 pm

Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:33 pm

If Obama wins the election, he can say he inherited this mess!!

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:33 pm

“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men.”

Ouch. That dude was a real Johnson.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:35 pm

“In addition, the Romney campaign said Romney’s tax filings from 1990 to 2009 show that the couple paid 100% of the federal and state income taxes they owed and that their overall average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.2%. Annually they never paid an effective rate below 13.66%.”

Then show us and we will shut up about it!

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:35 pm

So Grannypoo, have you bought your obama flag of America and sent in your pledge picture?

repeat after me:

“I Pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the Obama community of America.

And to the community, for which it stands, one world under Obama.

Invisible, with liberty and justice for none.”

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:36 pm

moonbat betty-how more times you going to post that?

Welcome to the Occupation

September 21st, 2012
2:37 pm

Just think how much money Mitt Romney has “earned” just while running for president!

For doing NOTHING other than simply running. For. President. On. And. On. And. On.

Amazing huh?

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
2:38 pm

I’m not exactly sure where this whole “pledge” business comes from, but if it’s based on the notion that one shouldn’t denigrate the American Pledge of Allegiance?

They better scrub the Cato website of this piece…

What’s so conservative about the Pledge?

Very little, as it turns out. From its inception, in 1892, the Pledge has been a slavish ritual of devotion to the state, wholly inappropriate for a free people. It was written by Francis Bellamy, a Christian Socialist pushed out of his post as a Baptist minister for delivering pulpit-pounding sermons on such topics as “Jesus the Socialist.” Bellamy was devoted to the ideas of his more-famous cousin Edward Bellamy, author of the 1888 utopian novel Looking Backward. Looking Backward describes the future United States as a regimented worker’s paradise where everyone has equal incomes, and men are drafted into the country’s “industrial army” at the age of 21, serving in the jobs assigned them by the state. Bellamy’s novel was extremely popular, selling more copies than other any 19th century American novel except Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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Bellamy’s recommended ritual for honoring the flag had students all but goosestepping their way through the Pledge: “At a signal from the Principal the pupils, in ordered ranks, hands to the side, face the Flag. Another signal is given; every pupil gives the Flag the military salute–right hand lifted, palm downward, to a line with the forehead and close to it… At the words, ‘to my Flag,’ the right hand is extended gracefully, palm upward, towards the Flag, and remains in this gesture till the end of the affirmation; whereupon all hands immediately drop to the side.” After the rise of Nazism, this form of salute was thought to be in poor taste, to say the least, and replaced with today’s hand-on-heart gesture.

Hands on their hearts, more than 100 Republican members of Congress gathered on the steps of the Capitol to recite the pledge shortly after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for Newdow in June 2002. It was an effective photo-op, allowing the G.O.P. to cast itself as the defender of tradition. But not every tradition deserves defending. Though no one can be legally compelled to salute the flag, encouraging the ritual smacks of promoting a quasi-religious genuflection to the state. That’s not surprising, given that the Pledge was designed by an avowed socialist to encourage greater regimentation of society.

(hmm. I knew about the weird Nazi-salute business, but I didn’t know that the author behind the pledge was that successful.)

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:38 pm

cat, one more time, just for you:

the cat when are going to buy your obama flag of America and sent in your pledge picture?

repeat after me:

“I Pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the Obama community of America.

And to the community, for which it stands, one world under Obama.

Invisible, with liberty and justice for none.”