The Soggy Sandwich Society
On the TV show The Simpsons, the Republican Party leadership is depicted as a board room full of various stock villains that assemble in a spooky castle atop a forest of thorns. At the table are Dracula, a parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Dole, a crazed Texan, and other archetypes of what “The Tolerant Left” sees as the Legion of Doom-grade Republicans that supposedly control everything on the conservative side of the political aisle.
We all know this is bunk, because it’s sadly the Cocktail Party GOP establishment that has controlled the Republican Party for decades — consistently making the same mistakes while expecting different results and forever surrendering to Democrats on important issues in the spirit of being “bipartisan” (which itself is part of a bigger strategy these fools have of currying favor with an elite, agenda-driven media that will never, ever love them).
I coined the term “Cocktail Party GOP establishment” here on HillBuzz.org in 2010 after evolving the theme from a real-life incident that happened here in Chicago involving Willard “Mittens” Romney back in 2009 when he was beginning his fundraising push for this election cycle. Romney — like all Cocktail Party establishment types who roll through town — held meetings with donors in the cloistered, oak-paneled halls of the exclusive private clubs in the Loop. These places are massive, opulent, and as imposing as gothic cathedrals on the outside. In contrast, when Democrats come through Chicago to fundraise, they normally hold events in rented meeting rooms at the Marriott or Renaissance hotels. The Cocktail Party GOP establishment has never realized how much they reinforce the terrible image they’ve created for themselves in the minds of the public.
Romney, in particular, solidified all this for me when he repeatedly complained about the food he was served here in Chicago as being “too spicy”. Lunch was turkey sandwiches with water cress and shredded lettuce and lots of mayo — but Romney insisted it was all “too spicy” and provocative for him (one of my friends from Boystown was the waiter who had to take that complaint back to the kitchen, where the cooks laughed and laughed about a turkey sandwich being “too spicy” for Romney). He needed plenty of skim milk to wash his “spicy” lunch down. It’s just who he is, and he’s certainly not the only milquetoast patrician in the Cocktail Party GOP establishment ranks who is off-putting to the millions of Americans who respond to someone like Newt Gingrich, Allen West, or Sarah Palin because none of these people would be ordering skim milk chasers for their cucumber and mayonnaise soggy sandwiches.
I write about the Cocktail Party GOP establishment a lot but have never taken the time to specifically identify who these people are. In general terms, it’s always broken down to groups such as:
1. The consultants who have made lucrative careers in DC running losing campaigns where milquetoast moderate candidates lose to The Tolerant Left…but then these consultants get hired to run the next losing campaign.
2. The writers and talking heads who fill the required “Republican” seat on various panels…who then push for the milquetoast moderate candidates to be the face of the party, as if being conservative is something to be ashamed of.
3. The dynastic Republican families like the Bushes…who weigh in to make sure new generations of The Soggy Sandwich Society inherit their own invitations to the Cocktail Party elite in much the same way that wealthy families write recommendation letters for the children of other wealthy families who want to attend the most elite prep schools.
4. The big GOP donors who write checks to keep the Cocktail Party flush with cash so it maintains its influence for generations…with these people expecting permanent invitations to glittering cocktail parties in exchange for their continued financial loyalty.
5. Obviously, the men and women of the Cocktail Party who serve in the Senate and House for decades and who come to see themselves not as public servants but as aristocrats in their own imaginary House of Lords.
Who am I missing?
Please use this thread to brainstorm who YOU think comprises the Cocktail Party GOP establishment.
These are the people who keep pushing the “it’s his turn!” garbage when it comes to political nominees. These are the people who forced Bob Dole on us in 1996…who then forced John McCain as the nominee in 2008…and who are doing their soggy sandwich best to force Willard “Mittens” Romney on us in 2012.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
If you were creating an image like the one featured in The Simpsons, what 7 people would you put at the table?
You can be specific and identify an individual person (like George H.W. Bush or Colin Powell or Lindsey Graham) or generic like “Highly Paid GOP Consultant Based in Alexandria, Virginia”.
Let’s try to use our creativity and flesh out who, exactly, sits on the Cocktail Party GOP establishment’s Board of Directors.
The first step in permanently defeating these people is to know who the heck we’re actually dealing with in those dimly-light, expensively decorated, wood-paneled interiors.
Mitch Daniels Looks and Acts Like Actor Leslie Jordan (Beverly Leslie From Will & Grace and Brother Boy from Sordid Lives) Republican Reponse to State of the Union Address Tonight
Whenever Cocktail Party Republicans start talking about how wonderful Mitch Daniels supposedly is, before my mind conjures up an image of the actual Daniels, I first think of actor Leslie Jordan who played Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace and Brother Boy on Sordid Lives.
Daniels is 5’4″ tall, shops in the boys’ department at Sears, has the world’s most egregious comb-over, and speaks with a squeaky little voice that’s frequently been used in Indiana to discuss terms of surrender to The Tolerant Left on many issues important to conservatives and Tea Party Americans.
He is a wimp of the first order, which is what the Cocktail Party favors in its candidates — for reasons I will never understand.
Why was this man chosen to give the Republican State of the Union Address….when that honor should have gone to someone like Congressman Allen West, who would have absolutely clobbered Barack Obama in a memorable way.
Instead, the Cocktail Party serves up another wimpy, squeaky, milquetoast cucumber and mayonnaise darling.
UPDATE: MSNBC is really stoking the “Mitch Daniels will replace Romney” if Newt Gingrich wins Florida meme.
Chuck Todd was really pushing this in particular. MSBC was repeating over and over that “Newt can’t beat Obama” and that “only Romney can beat Obama”. If you can’t see for yourself that the media wants Romney to be the nominee so that he will in fact lose to Obama, then there is no help for you.
It is clear, however, that the media and Cocktail Party are now scared that Romney has imploded and that’s where this “we’ll just insert Mitch Daniels” into this instead.
I’ll put Daniels’ speech up as soon as I see it on YouTube.
They’ve got him sitting on a phone book, stiffly reading off a TelePrompter. He is a good reader, but he has no emotion in his voice. He reminds me of my high school principal reading the morning’s announcements. He gives a long, running stream of information that I tune out. He’s trying hard not too blink too much, but blink just enough so that he doesn’t seem off-putting. That itself is unnatural and off-putting.
Mitch Daniels is creepy.
This is not as big a disaster as 2009 when Bobby Jindal delivered the Republican response to Obama — Daniels did not make a fool of himself, but he also did nothing to show me what the fuss is about this man.
Mitch Daniels needs to get someone to buzz his head and get rid of the comb-over. He also must learn how to speak so it doesn’t sound like he’s reading.
Allen West should have been picked to do this State of the Union Response. He would have knocked it out of the park.
Mitch Daniels reminded me of Kathleen Sebelius when she did the Democrats’ response in 2008:
She did that same, standing there, reading from a TelePrompTer, pretending to be the principal of a nice, moderately-priced, private school in the suburbs morning announcement routine.
Still waiting for the Response to hit YouTube, but I found this:
I will say that if Rachel Maddow doesn’t like Daniels and if he pissed off the unions by trying to strip their collective bargaining rights that earns him points in my book — but it still can’t overcome how much of a twerp he comes off as when he speaks or how nebbishly he behaves himself on camera.
This is not a man who can defeat Barack Obama…and the Cocktail Party has no ability to just waltz in and decide, “Screw you voters, we’re running that little guy from Indiana who sounds funny” instead of anyone people are voting on.
(h/t Bare Naked Islam)
This video is from Romney’s 2008 campaign. The girl asking the question only wanted to know if Mittens would continue the good work that George W. Bush had done combatting AIDS in Africa but Romney had bigger plans for our tax dollars. You heard him correctly…he thinks America should provide free health care to the world….just like Hezbollah did in southern Lebanon. Doesn’t this smack of something a Democrat candidate would say? The phrase “Global Health Diplomacy” makes me very nervous. I think what President Bush did in Africa was wonderful but Romney is suggesting something along the lines of “free health care for all”.
Maybe if we give the world free health care…they’ll like us better.
Can you say Global Romneycare?
Should we start calling it RomneyHezbollahcare?
Or, “Why Electing A Big-Government ‘It’s His Turn’ Establishment Republican Will Be The GOP’s Kiss of Death”
As reported in The Politico (no doubt, with clenched jaws):
Americans’ fear of big government – partly fueled by a sharp spike among Democrats since President Barack Obama took office – almost reached a record high this year and is far greater than people’s concerns about big business and big labor, a new Gallup poll Monday shows.
An overwhelming 64 percent of people surveyed said big government was the biggest threat to the country, compared to just 26 percent who said big business is their gravest concern and 8 percent who picked big labor.
Republicans are most wary of the threat of big government than are Democrats or independents – 82 percent of GOPers said big government was the biggest threat to the nation, compared to 64 percent of independents and 48 percent of Democrats who said the same.
I’d like to spend some time today looking back to discover when the Cocktail Party GOP establishment as we know it congealed its power.
We all know the Republican establishment didn’t support Ronald Reagan and tried its best to thwart his 1980 run for the White House.
So, I am assuming that Reagan cleared out the establishment types after his inauguration in 1981…and I further assume these people did not call the shots while Reagan was in office.
I’m guessing the Cocktail Party GOP establishment as we know it today was birthed by the first President Bush, sometime in late 1988 or in 1989.
This makes sense to me, because Cocktail Party GOP establishment stupidity can, in retrospect, be faulted for Bush’s loss in 1992…and then the disaster that was Bob Dole’s “it’s his turn” presidential campaign. The Cocktail Party almost lost the 2000 election against Al Gore…and Cocktail Party decisions were directly to blame for Republican losses in 2006 that turned power back to the Left.
The “it’s his turn” mentality favored by the Cocktail Party GOP establishment resulted in McCain 2008 — a campaign that just gave up on itself in September of that year, while simultaneously including Cocktail Party attacks on Governor Sarah Palin while she was McCain’s running mate.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment has aggressively assailed Tea Party Americans as much as the Left has attacked us. The Tea Party and what it really represents is an existential threat to both the Left and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment.
I’d love your help today thinking about who exactly the Cocktail Party leaders are, and where they congealed their power. The Cocktail Party is aggressively pushing the nomination of Mittens Romneycare as the lastest “it’s his turn” candidate. I believe Romneycare is the only Republican who will lose to Barack Obama in the general election because the Left’s plan is to run Romneycare as the GOP nominee while encouraging a third party candidate like Jon Huntsman to split Republican votes enough so that Obama squeaks through to re-election.
That third party stunt will only work with Romneycare, since fewer Republican voters want Mittens as the nominee than supported McCain in 2008. If the Left funds a third party candidate like Huntsman, people who won’t vote for Romneycare will have somewhere to register a protest vote.
The Left would never get away with funding Huntsman if Herman Cain was the GOP nominee, however. It would look like flat-out racism to have Huntsman challenge both Obama and Cain — two black candidates running for president. This gambit only works with Romneycare (who, incidentally, as a candidate allows the Left to take Obamacare off the table in the next election, since Mittens won’t attack Obama on something based squarely on Mittens’ own actions as Massachusetts Governor).
When do you think the Cocktail Party GOP establishment congealed itself as we know it today?
Who was responsible for this?
Who are the real driving forces within this permanent political class?
The Cocktail Party has already picked our nominee so all of us who do not want Romney as our 2012 nominee should just pack up and go home. It’s over. Romney is it.
Here are the results of the National Journals Political Insiders Poll…
|Rank the top five candidates, 1 through 5, in terms of who you think is most likely to capture the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.|
|CANDIDATE||INSIDERS INDEX SCORE*|
*Methodology: In tallying the rankings, a first-place vote was worth 5 points, a second-place vote was worth 4 points, and so on. The Insiders Index reflects the percentage of points that each contender received out of the maximum possible. For example, Mitt Romney scored an Index rating of 98, meaning he received 98 percent of the possible 525 points, the number he would have if all 105 participants in the poll this week had ranked him first.
The ruling class of the GOP don’t want Herman Cain. They’ve spent too much time and money grooming Mittens to let an outsider like Mr. Cain take the nomination. They seem to be ignoring one little fact…
We the people decide who will be our nominee.
It’s our votes that count…it doesn’t matter what Karl Rove or Charles Krauthammer or Chris Christie or any of the other good little GOP puppets want.
Herman Cain needs our help. NOW. He needs money and he needs volunteers. He needs people on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire but I ‘m sure his campaign could use help everywhere.
Let’s help Herman Cain win the GOP nomination (and 2012 presidency).
Please go to his campaign website and donate….either your time or money or both.
The American people should decide who’s best for our country.
George Will correctly informs Republicans that a President Romney would be too afraid of making actual, hard decisions to save the country from economic ruin
George Will’s new column on Mittens Romneycare is out. You can read it here.
Essentially, Will clearly spells out that Mittens is just not the sort of politician who can be counted on to make tough, unpopular decisions that will be needed to get our economy back on track.
One area of Mittens’ long history of taking both sides of just about every issue that Will highlights is Mittens’ flip-flopping on ethanol subsidies; Mittens changes his opinion base on whom he is speaking to in a room on that particular day.
Ethanol subsidies are part of what’s tanking our economy and driving up food prices around the globe. Some days, Mittens is for them (when he’s sucking up to Iowans) and other days he’s against them (when he’s directly confronted on this by conservatives). Mittens is so afraid of bad media coverage and upsetting people he needs for his rise to power that he just can’t be trusted to do the right thing and end all ethanol subsidies and ethanol requirements in fuel.
Mittens can’t be trusted to do the right thing on anything, and would essentially be Obama-lite as president.
Do you really want this?
The 2012 election is a strange one for me, on a personal level, because prior to just last month, I had zero emotional investment in any of the declared candidates.
I have been a supporter of Governor Sarah Palin since 2008 and hoped she’d run for president this year; I respect her decision to not enter the race as I expected, but still nurse great disappointment because I believe the Governor would have won not just the nomination but the White House. As a Hillary Clinton supporter in 2003, it’s deja vu all over again for me, because Hillary was convinced by her own party establishment not to run in 2004 but to wait for another turn…and she missed her window for the White House. I hope the same thing doesn’t happen to Governor Palin in the end, but wish she’d made her move in 2012 when I believe it’s nearly impossible for Barack Obama to win re-election.
With Palin out of the race, I had to take a look at the declared candidates running for the presidency and pick one of them to support.
The only candidate I had any negative feelings towards was Mittens Romneycare, whom I see as the definitive embodiment of everything that’s wrong with the Republican Party today. To understand what alienates so many people from the GOP and keeps many of the “bitter, clinging, Midwesterners” (as Obama described us) from voting Republican you need only observe Mittens in action. He takes both sides of every issue and stands for nothing but his own election. He claims to have not spent his entire life in politics, conveniently “forgetting” that’s only because he’s lost every election he ran in save for this single stint at Massachusetts Governor. It’s convenient he forgets this, because he’s the “Republican Michael Dukakis” who created the basis for Obamacare — Romneycare — while he was in office. The entire “Occupy Wall Street” astroturfing operation you see in major cities across the country has been orchestrated by ACORN to breed foot soldiers for Obama to tear Mittens Romney apart in a general election…since there are just three people I can think of that perfectly fit the caricature of a Wall Street fat cat the Occupoopers believe deserve massive comeuppance: Gordan Gekko (from the movie Wall Street), Mr. Monopoly (the cartoon mascot from the Parker Brothers game), and Willard Mittens “Mitt” Romneycare.
In 2008, the Left and its agenda-driven media enablers seeded the race with a youthful vibe early on because the plan involved orchestrating the nomination of ancient and decrepit-looking John McCain, so that Barack Obama could win the presidency in a “Youth vs. Age” election; in 2012, the Left and its agenda-driven media enablers are seeding the race with an “Occupy Wall Street” vibe this early in the process so that by the time the Left succeeds in picking Mittens Romneycare as the GOP nominee, they’ll have mobilized a large and vicious mob to tear him to pieces and secure Obama’s re-election.
The Left knows it can’t run on Obama’s record or that Nobel Peace Prize he won for “being awesome” in 2009. The only positive attribute ever ascribed to Mittens is that “he was a Wall Street businessman a long time ago”; the Left is taking this positive away from Mittens, starting now, just as a Mittens nomination for 2012 will take Obamacare’s disastrous impact on our economy off the campaign table because of Mittens’ own Romneycare.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment is foolishly pushing the “it’s his turn!” and “we’ve been counting on campaign jobs with him!” candidate when having Mittens on the 2012 ticket means that every rightful criticism of Obamcare will be met with a “well, Mitt Romney did the same thing in Massachusetts, and in fact is the architect of Obamacare” from every Democrat surrogate speaker.
The Romneycare candidacy will be more of a disaster than the lackluster and foolish Washington Generals-inspired non-campaign McCain mustered in 2008.
Why Republicans keep allowing the Left and its agenda-driven enablers to select their presidential nominees is a mystery I just can’t seem to solve.
So, I’ve known from the beginning that I cannot support Mitt Romney in any way at all. I will not campaign for him, and I will not vote for him, because I will not give my blessing to the suicidal “it’s his turn!” stupidity evidenced time and again by the Cocktail Party GOP establishment. With that firmly settled, I needed to take a solid look at the remaining contenders for the nomination.
Here are the five things that were important to me in determining whom I support (please add your own criteria in comments below):
Question: What will you do if the Cocktail Party establishment succeeds in making Mitt Romney the nominee?
Romney is definitely not my first choice. I like Cane. But what are you going to do if he does get nominated? Any of the Republican candidates is much better than Obama, including even Ron Paul with his isolationist/McGovern-like foreign policy. I’d like to remind you of Reagan’s “11th commandment”: never speak ill of a fellow Republican. Right now all these attacks on Romney make it much easier for Obama to win, should Romney get the nomination. Ultimately we all want Obama to lose in 2012. So, he is the one we need to attack. People were saying that McCain or Hillary were Obama-light. But any “Obama-light” would be infinitely better than “Obama-full version”.
Thank you for writing in. I’ve never seen you post here before to the best of my knowledge, so I don’t know you or your motivations with this message. I did run your IP and email addresses through the search options we have on the site, and you’ve never left a comment before. That’s odd, since typically first-time commenters don’t write this much, or have such a specific focus in their questioning. Hmmmm.
I am going to assume for the sake of argument that you are not a Cocktail Party establishment operative or someone connected to the Romney campaign in any way and I will answer your questions as best I can as you have asked them. I invite readers to use the comment thread to respond directly to you as well so you can see what they think too.
You wrote: Romney is definitely not my first choice.
Mittens Romneycare is not my choice at all, so we agree on this. Off to a great start!
You wrote: I like Cane.
As do I, but it’s Halloween, not Christmas. Candy canes won’t be in the stores for at least another week or so. If you’re talking about presidential candidate Herman Cain, his name is spelled with an “i”, not an “e”.
You wrote: But what are you going to do if he does get nominated?
Who gets nominated? Are you talking about Mittens Romneycare or Herman Cain? I’m assuming you mean Mittens, and I’ll proceed under that assumption going forward. I do want to point out that you write in classic troll parlance, whether you intend to or not. See what you did here? You said something in the first line to establish a connection with me, since you know I don’t support Mittens. In the second line, you strengthen that connection by telling me you like “Cane” (sic)…which is intended, I presume, to make us buds, since we have so much in common. Then you ask about what I’d do if Mittens is nominated. Now, I don’t know you, or your intentions, but I’ll tell you how I naturally interpret this: as trolling for Romney, for whatever reason. “Well, just like you I don’t like Romney, I like Cain just like you do, but I’m someone who is getting myself ready for the inevitable nomination of Romney and I think you should too”. Is that what you are saying, Eric?
You said: Any of the Republican candidates is much better than Obama, including even Ron Paul with his isolationist/McGovern-like foreign policy.
This gets into interesting territory. I’m honestly very conflicted on whether or not I think going along with the Cocktail Party’s coronation of Romney is better than a second term for Obama. Have you noticed how aggressively the agenda-driven media and the Left are pushing Mittens Romneycare to be the GOP nominee? Don’t you think it’s strange that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment, the Left, the Obama White House, and the agenda-driven media all want Mittens Romneycare to be the 2012 Republican nominee? Isn’t that odd…and more than a little deja vu of the 2008 push by these very same groups to make John McCain the “it’s his turn, he’s inevitable” nominee?
I personally believe Mittens Romneycare is being pushed so hard towards the nomination because the Left knows Obama is a one-term president. Accepting his inevitable loss, the Left is trying its best to secure a Republican president to follow him who will be wholly ineffectual and won’t be willing to do any of the things that need to be done to get this country back on track. The Left knows how much Mittens flip-flops and how meek and indecisive he is, so I believe they are counting on that to assure things like public sector union reform, the elimination of illegal immigration, tax reform, and a balanced budget don’t happen in the next administration. This way, the country stays in financial ruin under someone like Romney, which opens the door for Democrats to retake power in 2016. I assume the 46th President (the one who would kick Mittens’ sorry can in the 2016 election) won’t enact any substantive reforms either and certainly wouldn’t scale back the scope and size of government; this means America would have to wait until 2021, and the 47th President, for a shot at making the tough decisions that could rescue our economy.
Is that really better than Obama winning a second term and a conservative Republican we can trust winning the nomination and presidency in 2016 and saving us from ruin four years sooner?
I don’t trust Mittens Romneycare to be the tough, effective, and unapologetically conservative president we need in office right now…and I don’t buy into the “anyone is better than Obama” lie the Cocktail Party establishment, the Left, and the agenda-driven media are working hard to sell people like you, Eric.
As for Dr. Paul, and your comments about him, I find it strange that someone who misspelled Herman Cain’s last name (perhaps deliberately) would then go on to include a McGovern reference and know that McGovern was associated with an isolationist school of thought. That’s just strange to me. I feel like the remark about Dr. Paul was copy and pasted off something, or taken from a list of key words assigned to denigrate Dr. Paul. Perhaps you slipped this in here because my friend Kathleen Gee is a Paul supporter and I encourage her to express her thoughts on Dr. Paul freely.
You might be only a casual reader who doesn’t know that I’m not a Paul supporter and spend very little time thinking about Dr. Paul. So it’s just odd that a pejorative reference to him was tacked on randomly to a sentence like this.
Curiouser and curiouser.
You said: I’d like to remind you of Reagan’s “11th commandment”: never speak ill of a fellow Republican.
I’d like to tell you how stupid you are if you really think like this.
This is the Republican primary season, when someone will be chosen to succeed Barack Obama in the White House. Now is the time to really grill the candidates before us to determine who can be trusted to make the tough decisions ahead that will save our country from ruin. I do not believe Mittens Romneycare is the man to do this. I have zero faith in his ability to lead this country. I will never support him. I do not like him, I do not trust him, I do not want him to be the Republican nominee. I have thought long and hard on this and I can honestly say that even when pressed I could not think of anything good to say about Mittens Romneycare. He has taken both sides of every issue and proved himself to be untrustworthy and undeserving of my faith, hope, or respect. If the Cocktail Party GOP establishment, the Left, and the agenda-driven media succeed in installing Mittens as the Republican nominee, I will devote myself to reminding Americans of Obama’s record and everything terrible the Left has done to this country during Obama’s term. I will focus my energy on getting as many people as possible to NOT vote for Barack Obama again. But I am just not creative enough of a writer to publish a non-satire, April Fool’s styled essay advocating Mittens Romneycare because this man is truly the very embodiment of everything I think is dead wrong with the Republican Party.
If he’s on the ballot, I won’t vote for Mittens Romneycare; I will vote third party. If Obama wins, it will be the fault of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment for forcing another John McCain onto conservative voters because the establishment assumed we had no choice but to vote for Romney.
That’s why I keep repeating that a vote for Mittens Romneycare in the primaries is really a vote for Barack Obama in the general election, since if Romneycare is the nominee I believe Obama will be re-elected and the Republican Party as we know it will be effectively destroyed because I for one intend to join the ranks of fed-up conservatives who are not going to sit back and let the Cocktail Party establishment force another terrible, untrustworthy, “it’s his turn” candidate upon us again.
You said: Right now all these attacks on Romney make it much easier for Obama to win, should Romney get the nomination.
With all due respect, this is pure stupidity on your part. Now I really believe you are on the Romney payroll.
What would you have people do? Sit back and pretend there’s no problem at all with Romney?
Don’t you realize the Left and its media enablers intend to do to Mittens exactly what they did to McCain in 2008? They pen love letters to him during the primaries, but as soon as he’d become the nominee they’ll hit him with well-prepared hatemail. Mittens, like McCain before him, seems foolish enough to believe “They love me, they really love me, and they’d never, ever turn on me”.
What you really want is for everyone to be quiet about Mittens Romneycare’s immense flaws and, I believe, ineligibility for office (based on the fact I just can’t trust this man to do a good job as president) so that the Left can just say all of the exact same things in the general election, which would hand Obama re-election.
This is what perplexes me most about Republicans: they just keep repeating this same mistake, and never seem to learn from it. I really have to say that if conservatives fall for this garbage again, after having this happen so clearly just three years ago, then we’ll all have to come to the sad realization that these voters are just stupid and beyond any help or hope.
You said: Ultimately we all want Obama to lose in 2012.
True. But with the caveat that I want him to lose to someone who will be better than him in office. That person is not Mittens Romneycare. I also want to point out that this is classic troll-speak, when you use phrasings like “ultimately we all want…”. Psychologically, a troll would do this to establish more of that “Hey, I’m just like you! We’re in this together!” comradery because you think that will make me more apt to listen to you and do what you tell me to do.
What you don’t realize is that I’ve run this site for three and half years now, so I’ve read letters like this from hundreds of paid operatives who’ve written in with similar remarks. In all this time, I’ve never once seen such repetition and similarities in comments or emails from real people without agendas. But the troll comments always sound so similar to one another. With all the same phrasings, the same formula used to get to their points, the same deliberate misspellings of easy-to-spell words that trolls believe make them seem more like regular people (who, trolls think, can’t spell or don’t proofread).
Curiouser and curiouser.
You said: So, he is the one we need to attack.
I have plenty of time to attack both Barack Obama and Mittens Romneycare and intend to keep doing just that, thank you very much, because I don’t want either of these men to be president.
You said: People were saying that McCain or Hillary were Obama-light. But any “Obama-light” would be infinitely better than “Obama-full version”.
Oh, Mary, now you done did it. You realize I worked for Hillary Clinton, right? I pretty much gave up my entire life to do everything I humanly could to prevent Barack Obama from scoring the Democrat nomination…and then threw whatever I had left into trying to stop him from becoming president in 2008 because I knew full well what he would do in office.
The reason the Left destroyed Hillary Clinton’s campaign is because the Left knew Hillary would not blindly allow the Left to do whatever it wanted if she was in the Oval Office. The Left wanted a puppet who just wanted the presidency for the perks — a narcissistic fool who’d gladly do whatever his handlers told him, so long as he got to play golf, fly around on a fancy plane, and sleep in Buckingham Palace on visits to London (where I wouldn’t be surprised if he deliberately wet the sheets, just because he could and because he wanted to stick it to the British this way).
John McCain is certainly Democrat-Lite and I might even call him Hillary-Lite, but you are someone who has really not paid much attention to Barack Obama if you consider either of these people Obama-Lite. Hillary and McCain love this country. Both have their faults in their own ways. I love the former on a personal level and always will…and I tolerated the latter as best I could for as long as I could in 2008 because he would have made a better president than Obama.
But I just don’t have the ability to go through that again with Mittens Romneycare.
Conservatives deserve a better candidate than him. America deserves a better president than Mittens would make.
If Mittens is the ultimate nominee, I promise I won’t do anything to hurt him in the general election, but I won’t help him and I probably won’t vote for him either. I will devote all my energy to making sure people understand just how much damage Obama would do to this country in a second term and then I’d look for a candidate on the ballot who I could trust with the presidency. If that candidate is someone from a third or fourth party I’d never heard of before, but was a candidate who I’d trust not to do the Left’s bidding and wasn’t part of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment, then she or he would have my vote.
And the next day I would start a new search for a conservative candidate I trusted and believed in who I would spend the next few years trying to convince to run for office in 2016.
You said: “Obama-light” would be infinitely better than “Obama-full version”.
I think you are dead wrong on this.
The stakes are too high to settle for an “Obama-Lite” in Mittens Romneycare.
It is beyond foolish to believe a “Democrat-Lite” is the best Republicans can do in 2012.
I just won’t be a part of this stupidity.
And I will not fall in line to blindly do whatever the Cocktail Party GOP establishment tells me to do because unlike you I am not on their payroll.
I WISH I was paid to do this, because I’d sure love to no longer run this site for free or spend everything I have to keep it alive, but apparently I keep missing the email from the recruiters that hire trolls like you. Send them my way if you can, though. I could really use a steady paycheck.
Thanks for writing in!
K.D for HB
What do you think of the letter from “Eric” above?
Troll or not?
If he’s a troll, who sent him — the Left, the Cocktail Party establishment, or the Romneycare campaign?
I’d love your thoughts on all this.
A real test for the GOP candidates: who will show the most support to Ohio’s efforts to curtail the power of the public sector unions?
I need your help in monitoring the GOP presidential candidates’ support for Ohio’s efforts to curtail the power of the public sector unions.
Ohio is my home state, and though I will probably never live there again, I will always love it and do anything I can do in my career to help all efforts to bring jobs and prosperity back to the Buckeye State.
I watched the Unions destroy my home town of Cleveland; the Unions drove factories out of business and sent companies packing all through the 80s and 90s, leaving what had once been the 8th largest city in the country at the turn of the century (with the most beautiful street in the world, Euclid Avenue, at the time) an absolute ruin of its former self.
Ohio is in the shape it’s in because of the Unions and the Democrats who feed off Union contributions and rely on Unions as goon squads; the Unions, of course, funnel the tax dollars they loot from the Treasury back into the Democrat Party’s coffers. It is a vicious cycle that destroyed my home town and my home state.
The only chance this country has of bringing cities like Cleveland and states like Ohio back to life is the curtailing of Union power and the elimination of the Unions as a tool of the Democrat Party.
If a Republican does not want to take on the public sector unions — or like Mittens Romneycare, does not support other people’s efforts to take on the Unions — then I just can’t ever support that Republican for office.
I urge you to strongly consider the ramifications of backing any Republican who won’t take a stand against the Unions.
The only reason the Left gained control of this country is because the Cocktail Party GOP establishment was either too cowardly or too stupid to stand up to the Leftists (or, in another theory, too in league with the Left and too concerned with all the perks that come with Vichy-style quisling alignment with the Left). In 2008, the Cocktail Party foisted Leftist enabler John McCain as the GOP nominee; in 2012, the Cocktail Party is aggressively pushing Mittens Romneycare as the “it’s his turn!” candidate who intends to do absolutely nothing to challenge the public sector unions’ parasitic drain on state treasuries.
I strongly encourage you to decide, at this moment in time, to take a stand against both the Unions and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment that have allowed them to do so much damage to America.
We really need to pay close attention to what Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Mittens Romneycare do in the next two weeks leading up to the important vote in Ohio to curtail the public sector unions’ power there.
Today, Mittens stood on the side of the Unions and refused to give his support to the effort to curb their power. I believe this disqualifies Mittens from the presidency. Permanently.
I want to see what the other candidates do — and if anyone of them join Mittens in siding with the Union against the reform efforts in Ohio led by Governor Kasich, then those candidates should be disqualified too.
It is THAT simple for me.
If you are pro-Union, then you should not be the Republican nominee.
If you are a candidate like Mittens Romneycare who flip-flops and forever endeavors to avoid taking any side, or offending anyone, or going on record as being against ANYTHING, then you should not be the Republican nominee.
The next president will have a herculean task in front of him…it is going to take a lot of tough and unpopular decisions to rescue this country from four years of ruin.
If a man like Mittens is not willing to stand up to the Unions in Ohio a year before the election, I don’t have any faith he’ll stand up to the Unions the day after his Inauguration either. Mittens will, of course, be too concerned with being re-elected to change his ways and start making the tough and unpopular (but correct for the country’s well-being) decisions he’s avoided his entire life. We just can’t trust this man in office — he is too much of a cephalopod slime ball…no backbone…all squishy mush…with tentacles stretched across both sides, pulling himself wherever he thinks is most advantageous for his own personal enrichment.
Can you help keep track of what the Republican candidates are saying and doing to aid the Union reform effort in Ohio?