Skip to comments.Serious Human Beings [Romney "disqualified for Presidency not speaking against ObamaCare"]
Posted on 07/16/2010 9:25:39 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Even as the starting bell rings for the first round of the Republican presidential free-for-all, weve got a couple of anonymous Mitt Romney advisors coming off the top rope, aiming elbow smashes at Sarah Palins back. They said shes not a serious human being and if shes standing up there in a debate, and the answers are more than 15 seconds long, shes in trouble.
This childish and incoherent nonsense does a lot more damage to Mitt Romney than Sarah Palin. What, exactly, are the criteria for being considered a serious human being? Should she just give up her half-hearted attempts at humanity and drop dead? I would think raising a Downs-syndrome child would earn her a certain degree of automatic credit for seriousness. Its certainly not the kind of thing a frivolous human being would do. Romney should begin his campaign by firing anyone who maintains a Daily Kos diary.
The crack about fifteen-second debate answers is slightly more coherent, but utterly ridiculous. Anybody who can rock a sitting Presidential administration with Facebook posts has nothing to prove to the faceless minions of a voiceless bystander to the ObamaCare drama.
The contenders for the GOP nomination will need to take some shots at each other, but they need to do it without questioning the very humanity of prospective candidates who havent even declared yet. In case the Romney machine hasnt noticed, Palin is popular with the Tea Party folks, who will be producing much of the grassroots energy during the 2012 election. Slouching into agreement with the laziest media caricatures of Big Mama Grizzly is not going to impress them.
Let me offer Romney, and the other GOP contenders hoping to climb into the steel cage with him and Palin, what were looking for in a serious candidate.
This election will not be fought over the fine details of a few specific pieces of legislation. It will not be a contest to find someone who can escort an unpopular Barack Obama from the White House, then trot back inside and continue shoveling trillions of dollars into the deficit furnace. We dont need a national CPA to provide a lecture on deficit reduction during his inauguration, then return for a State of the Union speech in which he explains spending cuts are pretty much impossible, while forklifts roll in with massive new tax packages. We have no use for someone who thinks ObamaCare is an awesome machine that just needs a new transmission and some mag wheels to reach its potential.
We are about to conduct an election about the very philosophy of our government. It is our last chance to avoid the Great Crash which Obama has brought to our doorsteps but which would have lurked twenty or thirty years in the future even without him. The Obama presidency has begun a fundamental transformation of the relationship between Americans and their government. The groundwork for this transformation was laid over many years, by politicians from both parties. Government bloat has accumulated for decades. The State isnt really changing all that much under Barack Obama. Its working to change us.
To reverse this process, we must reach farther back than the administrations of George Bush or Bill Clinton. We are being crushed by engines of regulation, taxation, and corruption that were designed in the first decades of the last century. Were approaching the end of the story that began during the New Deal. It wont be good enough to merely rewind the tape a few years. Even such a half-hearted measure, simply returning us to where George Bush left us, would be the most spectacular reduction of State power in our entire history and it wouldnt be good enough.
The Republican candidate for president must be determined and sober about the magnitude of the change facing us, but also able to draw strength from an enduring belief in the spirit and capability of the American people. Its not hard to be a happy warrior when you stand in the front ranks of such a mighty force. Our candidate must understand the fatal flaws of Obamas ideology, not just the weaknesses of individual bills he has supported. A comprehensive knowledge of Americas socialist history, from inception to its current death throes, will be required. The Republican candidate must be able to explain why individual Americans will succeed, where the State has failed. It will be necessary to describe the love of liberty to a people who dont universally share it. They must learn to celebrate freedoms judged too dangerous for their feeble minds by the Democrat Party. They must learn to focus their will against a leviathan State that has no intention of dying quietly. Like Sarah Palin, they must be ready for their very humanity to be questioned, through dark insinuations of greed and racism.
We certainly do need some serious people to apply for the Oval Office job that will be opening in 2013. Mitt Romney disqualified himself when he failed to speak out against ObamaCare. Next, please.
RomneyCare = barryCare
We have some freepers that walk lockstep with these Romney aides.
"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.]
mitt is disqualified on the basis that he is a marxist running as a Conservative... that and he is one huge disgusting liar.
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LOL. BRING IT ON, willard!!!!
ALL Sarah has to do is articulate her thoughts half as well as she writes, and that takes longer than 15 seconds, DUH!
It will be a cold day in hell before Romney becomes our standard bearer. He is unfit, Romneycare, his liberal past, his lack of leadership in speaking out against Obama and his keeping the Tea parties at arms length all disqualify him. A lot of the local politicians in VA supported Romney last go round and it explains where their hearts really lay and it is one reason why I don’t trust many of them fully.
The man behaves as if he has no reverence for the founders and absolutely no problem with big govt. Mitt and his twerp-like advisers had better tread softy this election cycle or else they are going to have a political war on their hands.
Sarah her faults and all has one critical feature that any honest man knows Mitt does not. She actually believes the Tea Party and conservatism is the future. Too many in the GOP are just waiting for the Tea Party to fade away so they can get back on the road to “progressive” governance.
It will be a cold day in hell before Romney becomes our standard bearer.
I still feel the chill from ‘08 though . . .
‘We certainly do need some serious people to apply for the Oval Office job that will be opening in 2013. Mitt Romney disqualified himself when he failed to speak out against ObamaCare’
I emailed him and let him know that because he didn’t stand up for palin against his own ‘unnamed sources’, as an American citizen, Republican and a man, nothing he says has any sway with me, and should he become a candidate...me and my family members will not be voting for him.
He twittered some lame thing about Sarah being smart....but it’s too late. He did his damage by proxy.
You posted the entire article. You could have taken the lazy drive-by poster approach and posted just the first few sentences, but you didn’t. Thank you!
Yeah, she’s a terrible debater. Just ask Joe Biden.