Skip to comments.Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney and other Democrats
Posted on 06/12/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
by Steve Barrett
Why is Mitt Romney still running for president?
Let me rephrase: Why is Mitt Romney still running for president as a Republican?
Shouldnt he be seeking the Democrat nomination and snapping up as many center-left votes as possible while Barack Obama forages for support on the MoveOn.org fringe?
After all, theres incontrovertible evidence of Romneys Democrat credentials. Its called RomneyCare, and he merrily shepherded it into law as governor of Massachusetts. Howd that work out? Well, its estimated that without radical reform of RomneyCare, annual premiums for a typical family in Massachusetts could hit almost $27,000 by 2020.
Alas, we cant dismiss RomneyCare as just the latest sidesplitting plot twist in the hit PBS reality series Those Nutty Bostonians. For despite its industrial-strength tax and premium hikes, budget-vaporizing cost overruns and glacial wait times to see a specialist, RomneyCare is but a preview of coming attractions nationwide. Thats because it was the model for you guessed it ObamaCare. (And for the record, hit PBS reality series is a combination of words I never thought possible.)
More exciting still, RomneyCare, like ObamaCare, forces individuals to buy government-approved medical insurance and fines the disobedient.
Mm mm good!
The sole defense of RomneyCare that doesnt sound like something from a Flat Earth Society pamphlet is that, as a state law, it is at least constitutional which federally enacted ObamaCare patently isnt. But ruby-encrusted commemorative dustpans at the Pentagon are also constitutional. That doesnt make them reasonable, much less affordable.
Dont know about yall, but all this makes me wanna rush right out and cast a ballot for the former leader of a state that sent Ted Kennedy to the Senate eight times. (OK, Ill grant that Massachusetts is the one place liberal enough that Romney can plausibly claim to be a conservative.)
Fortunately, what he lacks in fiscal understanding, Romney makes up for with a tibia-smashing inability to lead. Wooing voters in corn- and subsidy-saturated Iowa, an early caucus state, he declared, I support the subsidy of ethanol. I believe ethanols an important part of our energy solution ... .
And I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a baloney sandwich grows. For crying out loud, Mitt, even Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Dianne Feinstein admit these days that ethanol subsidies dont work. If your fellow Democrats-in-spirit Obama excepted can let it go, so can you!
Your support for ethanol subsidies, I mean, not your candidacy.
Oh wait, I mean that, too.
Barring so gladsome a possibility, heres the plan, Mitt: Switch your party affiliation. Pick up the backing of the not-quite-Leninist Democrats. (There are more of them than you might think!) Do your darnedest to get Zell Miller to abandon political retirement and be your running mate. Defeat Obama in the primaries and whatever jellyfish the Republicans are apt to put up in the general election. Then resign 10 minutes after John Roberts flubs your oath of office.
Zell becomes our next commander in chief, eight years of peace and plenty begin, and you go on tour to promote your book, The Invertebrates Guide to Politics.
Romney would benefit from a rebirth of the Liberal Republican Party (1870-1872) wherein he would gain credibility by having the word ‘liberal’ attached to his name.
Truer words were never written . . . and in a very amusing way.
I do have difficulty telling the difference between Romney and Obama. I think he feels that Obama’s message and policy sells, and that he can win simply by not being Obama.
That’s perfect!!! LOL!
Most people don’t know that after leaving the GOP to become an Independent during the Reagan years because of the party moving to the right under Reagan, that Romney became a creature of the Democrats, in 1992 100% of his national political donations, and his fund raising was for Democrat candidates.
Romney only re registered Republican in 1993 to run for the Ted Kennedy Senate seat, not only was Mitt liberal, but he ran to the left of Ted on some issues, such as the homosexual agenda.
"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."
-- President Ronald Reagan
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldnt make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
He got to the left of Teddy on gayabilia? Amazing. What, the chickenhawks at the RNC called and told him "we have cuter towel-boys"? Is that why he's Pubbie now?
It reminded me of something I read the other day, it's a pretty good article...
Obama has a darker complexion than Romney. Hope that helps.
Simple. No chance of unseating a sitting president in the dem primary... so he’s stuck running as an R.
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