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.
Nope; I'll vote 3rd party rather than Socialist, even one with an 'R' next to his name.
He’s bucking for a spot next to A+Bert in the FReeper hall of fame.
A vote for any third party candidate is a vote for Obama.
Don’t forget Frantzie and JasonC.
Cannot is one word indicating the inability to do something, 'can not' indicates the ability to not do something. [/Grammar Nazi]
They both are for the killing of the innocent.
They are both comfortable with a big, intrusive government.
They are both socialists.
They both will sustain and feed an ever-growing government of injustice.
How are they significantly different?
One's a crazy Mormon and the other a crazy Muslim? I'm sorry but neither socialist is getting my vote; I've had it with the GOP's "vote for X because Y is worse" and by anointing Romney, who is IMO not different than Obama, they've opened my eyes to one simple fact: they have no intention of pursuing their stated party-planks.
The only difference between Democratic and Republican parties is Democrats openly scoff at "bible-thumping gun-clingers" while Republicans are more inclined to tell the goobers what they want to hear. McCain was the perfect nominee for them, and I am sorry I ever let them convince me to hold my nose and vote for him.
Who is Mitt Romney? His governing record speaks far more eloquently than his words on the campaign trail. And this is the major problem with his candidacy. What the people get is more words from an attractive suit.
I, for one, am sick of politicians’ words: I want politicians with the guts to take action to address and solve the real problems this country is facing without rewarding their cronies and worrying about re-election.
And while it is a given that Romney has business experience, his flip flops on issues that matter most to me make me physically ill at the idea of voting for him.
Why can’t the Republicans at least nominate someone with a consistent record? At least with Obama we knew exactly what we were getting...and we voted against him for another failure of a candidate! Is this is the best the GOP has to offer?!
Here in The People’s Republic of Maryland, Obama’s victory is a certainty. My vote won’t make one bit of difference in the upcoming election.
Furthermore, at this point in our nation’s history, I don’t really think it matters who is elected president. The die is cast: our fate is sealed. We are killing our unborn, moving aside our elderly and abandoning our ally Israel. Our debt to our our enemies is insurmountable. You think things are bad here now? Just wait until we increase the pressure on Israel to give up more land for a “promise” of peace!
God have mercy on us all, and may He prepare us and protect us from what is coming....
Does that include Obama?
At least he hasn’t promised to throw open the castle gates to the encircling barbarian hordes after the election, when he has “more flexibility”.
Speaking of Romney Derangement Syndrome...
I thought this thread was about certain FReepers...
But saw that the article itself was about Obmama and the democrats.
Then I started reading the comments, and see that I was right in the first place!
LOL — That made my day.
Literally laughed at that one.
what you said is just stupid
So then my vote in actuality means nothing.
If that be the case, then you shouldn't be concerned about it.
>>So who are you going to support for president oh wise muawiyah?<<
No point in arguing with the Romney haters. They have convinced themselves that throwing their vote away doesn’t help obozo. Logic doesn’t help, math doesn’t help, nothing helps.
Just remember who to blame if obozo gets another 4 (or more) years.
Diogenesis is from California and can’t elect anyone. His vote will be lost in the total Democrat control.
In the presidential election, he and the other California conservatives are basically irrelevant. Irrelevancy is the reason for the unrelenting strident tone
What a surprise, another stupid picture from Diogenesis...I’m shocked!
Nice thing to say about the owner of this website.
I just can’t go on living knowing you think that.
During Mr. RomneyCAREs despotic reign from 2003 to 2007,
when he was not installing DNC judges, death panels,
or gay marriage without a vote of anyone, Mr. RomneyCARE
personally increased taxes (see the graph), and the
expenditures (see the graph) and tanked the state.
(see the CATO review).
There is a reason Mr. RomneyCARE is the choice of Democrats.
People who vote for the losers in the 3rd parties are losers.
Never in my wildest dreams, did I ever think I'd see those words posted on Free Republic. Just damn...
it’s your call
LOL...Great photoshop work done there!
Stealing it of course!
What you said was accurate.
*shrug* -- I might be a loser, but at least I'll be able to look at myself with some measure of respect regardless of who wins.
I am no longer tied to a party that only yammers about things and never does anything to further them.
When was the last time Republicans pushed for smaller government? Really pushed?
When was the last time that Republicans did something to roll back oppressive gun laws?
Trick question! The AWB had a sunset clause, they literally did nothing! Why the F--- should they get positive credit for sitting on their asses?
When was the last time they actually pushed to illegalize abortion, one of their planks since the mid-80s? Really... we had the executive and the legislative under Bush and they couldn't even pass a resolution? Not even a token gesture?
When was the last time they were serious about fiscal responsibility? Not in my political lifetime.
When was the last time they were serious about government accountability? Ruby Ridge? Waco? Fast and Furious?
I may be a loser, but at least I'm not a useful idiot.
You're being punked. Don't you know when it's time to stand up and fight?
Quoting from a Losertarian think tank doesn’t prove anything other than a consistently poor choice in supporting your position. Losertarians have a history of nothing other than abject failure, a complete inability to read or understand the nattion and a consistent state of denial.