Skip to comments.The full outbreak of Romney Derangement Syndrome
Posted on 07/14/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
This week in the presidential campaign was driven by several stories, primarily Mitt Romneys speech to the NAACP convention; the likely bogus rumor that Romney was considering Condoleeza Rice as his vice-presidential pick; and the hysterical, bogus claim that Romney may be a felon based on decade-old SEC filings. Lets look at the common thread running through them.
Partisans on both sides of the aisle questioned Romneys decision to appear at the NAACP convention, given that African-Americans have been a solidly reliable Democratic voting bloc for decades. However, a Romney campaign adviser told BuzzFeed that Romneys attendance at the convention wasnt primarily intended to break off a portion of the black vote, but to make clear to moderates that he intends to be an inclusive president. (I would suggest this was also part of the motivation for the Condi VP leak, if it came from the campaign.) It is really polite code for saying Romney was going after the votes of white college graduates, particularly women. Recall how the Emerging Democratic Majority theorists see this campaign:
[Ruy] Teixeira, writing with John Halpin, argues in The Path to 270: Demographics versus Economics in the 2012 Presidential Election, that in order to be re-elected, President Obama must keep his losses among white college graduates to the 4-point margin of 2008 (47-51). Why? Otherwise he will not be able to survive a repetition of 2010, when white working-class voters supported Republican House candidates by a record-setting margin of 63-33.
Obamas alternative path to victory, according to Teixeira and Halpin, would be to keep his losses among all white voters at the same level John Kerry did in 2004, when he lost them by 17 points, 58-41. This would be a step backwards for Obama, who lost among all whites in 2008 by only 12 points (55-43). Obama can afford to drop to Kerrys white margins because, between 2008 and 2012, the pro-Democratic minority share of the electorate is expected to grow by two percentage points and the white share to decline by the same amount, reflecting the changing composition of the national electorate.
Recent polling suggests Obamas current support among non-college whites remains mired about where is was for Democrats in 2010. However, Obama has largely maintained his support with white college grads, still within the margin of error of that 47% he won in 2008. If he erodes much further in that demographic, it is also unlikely that he would be able to achieve the alternate target for the overall white vote.
Obamas precarious position in this regard explains the increasingly negative, hysterical and defamatory campaign being waged by Team Obama, promoted by various establishment media outlets at different times over the past few weeks, culminating in the full flowering of Romney Derangement Syndrome at this weeks end. Team Obama must increasingly rely on the otherization of Romney (and his church) of the sort the very same people roundly condemned and marginalized when attempted against Obama in 2008. Indeed, Obama started painting himself into his current corner during the 2008 primaries. Obama ran and has largely governed against the Clintonian version of the Democratic Party, now extending to Obamas weakening of welfare reform. It is thus not terribly surprising that Obamas tenuous grip on white college grads has become the flashpoint of the 2012 campaign.
Because Mr. Romney is not different in any appreciable way.
Has Mr. RomneyCARE taken back RomneyCARE?
LOL— Identical Twins
So if there’s no difference, you’re voting for Mr. Obama?
Romney is the solution.
We need a balanced budget.
Only by electing Romney and fiscal conservatives to congress can that be achieved.
I esp. like the crybaby/obama logo on the wall ..... expert finishing touch.
Because ‘they’ count degrees in Education as making one into a ‘college grad’.
There's not a snowball's chance that Romney is any kind of Conservative. He's a big government baby killer. You vote for him at the risk of your eternal soul.
Look, we ALL know about Romneycare, we ALL know about Obamacare. Why do you keep posting the same comment on every thread? Its not imformative, its just obnoxious.
Because Mr. Romney is not different in any appreciable way.
Not a Romney fan. But if you can not see a difference between Romney and Obama you aren’t looking.
I don’t remember Romney rattling off his, recent acquired?, conservative bonafides?
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
So who are you going to support for president oh wise muawiyah?
Same Global Warming.
Same Love for Sharia
Same Love for TAXES (Mr. RomneyCARE calls them 'fees')
Same HATRED OF CONSERVATIVES.
NO TO ROMNEY.
Romney assumed office in Massachusetts with a $1.5 billion deficit and left office with a $700 million surplus.
Right now our national debt is 104% of GDP.
The CBO has predicted that the national debt will be 187% of GDP in 2035 if we continue on this trend.
If we balance the budget by 2020 by making the necessary spending cuts, cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25% and eliminate many of these government regulations, then we would have a growing economy and decreasing national debt by 2035.
There is no chance of doing this with Obama, which is why we need Romney and a Republican congress.
Diogenesis is so annoying, she makes Joy Behar seem tolerable.
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