Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

GOP Clown Car Rambles Through Maryland, DC (Deluded Author Alert)
Afro ^ | 4/4/12 | Sean Yoes

Posted on 04/05/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT by YourAdHere

There was little drama on GOP Primary night this week in general; a little before 10 p.m. NBC News declared Willard Mitt Romney the winner in Wisconsin the state with the most delegates up for grabs. It was also the state that was supposed to be the most hotly contested between Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

But, in Maryland and Washington D.C. the night was downright anticlimactic.

Moments after the polls closed at 8 p.m. in Maryland, Romney was declared the winner followed shortly by a declaration of victory for the former Massachusetts governor in D.C.

Romney actually made a campaign stop in Arbutus late last month and Santorum allegedly skipped through Maryland on Election Day, on his way to the town of Mars, Pa. in the Southwestern part of the state in Butler County.

It was appropriate Santorum made his speech that evening from Mars because his chances for becoming the Republican nominee are about as remote as the red planet itself after getting swept by Romney.

Santorum wasn’t even on the ballot in Washington, D.C., the town where he spent almost two decades of his professional life.

We found out last week that Newton Leroy Gingrich, the man who has ignorantly referred to President Obama as, “the food stamp president,” is actually charging $50 to have a picture taken with him on the campaign trail.

Perhaps, we should refer to him as the, “food stamp candidate,” as he continues his rapid descent into political oblivion.

But, ultimately no surprises came out of the GOP Primary on Tuesday.

The real action Tuesday came during a blistering speech delivered by President Obama before the annual meeting of the Associated Press in Washington, D.C.

In that speech the president took direct aim at Romney, name-checking him for the first time during the 2012 campaign cycle.

“One of my potential opponents, Governor Romney, has said that he hoped a similar version of this plan from last year would be introduced as a bill on day one of his presidency,” President Obama said.

The “plan” he was speaking of is the Republican budget authored by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and passed by the House, but is headed to almost certain defeat in the Senate.

“He said that he’s “very supportive” of this new budget, and even called it “marvelous” – which is a word you don’t often hear when it comes to describing a budget,” Obama said. His observation was greeted with laughter by many in attendance.

“It’s a word you don’t often hear generally,” the president added, followed by more laughter.

However, for the people who will be most adversely impacted by the Ryan Plan – the vast majority, poor and lower income – it’s no laughing matter.

According to The Washington Post, about 62 percent of the budget’s tax cuts would come on the back of lower income Americans. There would be drastic cuts in food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid.

And millionaires would get an average tax cut of about $265,000. Haven’t we seen this movie before?

“It makes the Contract with America look like the New Deal,” President Obama argued before he outlined what he characterized as the stark contrasts between his vision for America and the GOP’s.

“This congressional Republican budget is something different altogether. It is a Trojan Horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plans, it is really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” he said.

“It is thinly veiled social Darwinism. It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who’s willing to work for it…,” President Obama added.

After his fiery speech the president answered questions and at one point invoked the name of perhaps the most revered Republican of them all, Ronald Reagan to suggest just how far to the Right the 2012 GOP has lurched.

“Ronald Reagan, who, as I recall, is not accused of being a tax-and-spend socialist, understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control, that for him to make a deal he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases,”

Obama said. “Did it multiple times. He could not get through a Republican primary today,” he added.

Indeed, the Maryland, D.C. and Wisconsin primaries took place this week but, they were badly overshadowed by President Obama emphatically throwing down the gauntlet for the 2012 General Election.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freeloader; inept; moron
Coocoo for Cocoa Puffs.
1 posted on 04/05/2012 7:17:23 AM PDT by YourAdHere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

You are cuckoo if you think this stuff does not appeal to a majority of voters in 2012.

2 posted on 04/05/2012 7:23:08 AM PDT by ngat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ngat

It does. The author has a history of delusional posts (search on my previous posts).

3 posted on 04/05/2012 7:32:02 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

When will the Democrats realize that mockery is not an argument? I heard similar nonsense back on campus in the 1960’s.

4 posted on 04/05/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ngat

I have a bit more faith in people than to believe that.

5 posted on 04/05/2012 7:39:24 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

We owe the author for setting down in a well-written organized manner how our delusional ruling majority thinks.

6 posted on 04/05/2012 7:39:53 AM PDT by ngat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: popdonnelly

Then you are delusional. There was a reason the country was not set up as the mobocracy we have today.

Granting the universal franchise has made this all inevitable, because the majority is not made up of moral, logical, self-reliant people who exercise self-retraint and prefer to mind their own business. The majority of people are quite the opposite.

7 posted on 04/05/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT by ngat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere

LOL An article from a site called “AFRO”? I would expect them to be unbias.

8 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:21 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere
No hatred there.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YourAdHere
There is a hilarious poll at "Afro". Something tells me that the writers there and other Al Sharpton types might find the results very discouraging.

The Trayvon Martin killer has recently amplified his self defense position by having a Black friend serve as his spokesman. Do you find this new spokesman believable:



Opps. Looks like the spin on Zimmermann (notice how they call him "Treyvon's killer" in the poll.) isn't taking hold.

10 posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:26 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Might need some freeping. ; )

11 posted on 04/05/2012 1:06:11 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson