Posts Tagged ‘Mittens Romney
They seem to have only dropped off Jeb Bush from yesterday.
Herman Cain is still asking his radio listeners to vote for him, so he’s second place in the poll, just behind Governor Palin.
What’s really interesting is that the Romney Guys have not mobilized to support him in this…he’s at an anemic 8%.
For the guy that’s the clear Cocktail Party establishment favorite, I just don’t understand where his ground team is. Yes, it’s just a Redstate poll, but it’s the same sort of thing that happened when Mittens Romney’s childhood home was torn down in Michigan. All I heard was the sound of crickets chirping in the Romney ranks. There is absolutely no love for this man, anywhere. No outrage his boyhood was being demolished. No zeal to vote for him in whatever poll pops up. There is no passion whatsoever for a Romney candidacy.
Like I keep saying, the only people who want Romney 2012 to happen are people who expect Romney 2012 jobs and paychecks.
That’s the entirety of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment…but they really don’t want to work hard for anything, and would never deign to do anything as plebian as voting in an online poll. Or, when it comes to it, doing any door to door campaigning, phone banking, or all the other things a winning presidential campaign needs to do.
Vote in Redstate poll for Governor Palin’s 2012 presidential bid (AKA, Governor Palin and the Twelve Dwarves)
I think Redstate closes their polls at around 12 noon EST, so if you read this in the morning before then, and you have not voted in the poll yet, please do so.
It’s important for a lot of reasons — but chiefly I think that Erik Erikson over at Redstate has had a real change of heart in regards to 2012 and I’d like to see that encouraged. About a month ago, Erikson started openly coming out in favor of Governor Palin, where in the past Redstate was very much Mittens Romney territory, with everyone blindly munching on soggy cucumbers-and-mayonnaise sandwiches, deluding themselves that Romneycare would not spell doom for the GOP should Mittens be the 2012 nominee.
Munch, munch, munch…”it’s his turn!” and “he’s wanted to be president since the 70s!” ruling the day.
I don’t know what happened to Erikson, but maybe he met Governor Palin and saw face to face what I’ve seen the times I’ve been in the same room with the Governor: she is the once-in-a-lifetime, real deal…and she will wipe the floor with Obama in 2012. You betcha.
Do not for an instant underestimate the Romney Guys’ obsession with power, however. There are people who have spent the last ten years angling for Mittens Romney to be the 2012 nominee, just so they could land high paying, resume-building jobs on the campaign. Governor Palin is a direct and present threat to the Cocktail Party GOP’s “business as usual” routine.
I know this Redstate poll is just a poll on a website, but if the Romney Guys lose control of places like Redstate, Ace of Spades, and other conservative sites…it makes it that much harder for them to carry out their Romney 2012 plans because they were counting on lockstep support from the usual suspects to install this “it’s his turn!” candidate for the next presidential race.
So, vote for the Governor…and drive Mittens a little more crazy today.
Redstate is running another 2012 poll tonight...so please head over there and vote for Governor Palin.
It’s obviously not a binding poll and is just a bit of fun, but the more of these things she wins then the less able the commenters and Romney Guys are over at places like Redstate will be to keep slamming the Governor.
Remember: no matter how badly Romney is doing in all of these polls, the Romney Guys, like those that plague all things GOP here in Chicago, have invested too much of their personal and professional time to just give up on him and walk away. They need Mittens Romney to be the GOP 2012 nominee so he can provide them the jobs and high salaries on his campaign they were promised…so they are going to do everything in they can, by hook and by crook, to make Romney the 2012 nominee.
They can never be underestimated, the way Team Hillary underestimated the Obama/DNC alliance back in 2008.
As things stand right now, Mittens Romney and his supporters control the Cocktail Party GOP establishment in places like Chicago.
All of the 20-30 something young Republicans are “Romney Guys”, and they have positioned themselves to land high paying jobs on a Romney 2012 campaign.
I know these people, here in Chicago at least. Some of them are just scraping by doing odd consulting jobs so that they are available the second Romney starts writing checks for expanded staff. They have bet everything on Romney…and in this economy they have no other prospects, honestly, besides a Romney 2012 campaign gig.
THAT is why these Cocktail Party establishment Republicans are pushing Romney so hard for 2012. NOT because they think hey will beat Obama, because they don’t think that and don’t even pretend to believe that when asked about it.
These people just want CAMPAIGN JOBS, and they know enough people in Romney circles to be guaranteed cushy, paid, resume-padding positions if Romney is the 2012 nominee.
All of these “Romney Guys” detest Governor Palin and by all accounts the people surrounding the Governor feel mutual about the “Romney Guys” and Cocktail Party establishment of all types…so everyone involved knows that if Governor Palin is the 2012 nominee that everyone expecting a job from Romney will be out of luck and unemployed in 2012, because the Governor is not going to select Romney as her running mate either.
Mittens Romney would be another Bob Dole and John McCain…a Cocktail Party establishment “It’s His Turn!” candidate whose sole reason for nomination is that he has a network of supporters who are counting on getting jobs with his presidential campaign, and have positioned themselves at the city, county, and state levels across the country so that they can attempt to steer the nomination to him…and thus win themselves easy, high-paying jobs.
A recent poll of Michigan for the GOP primary now shows Governor Palin within the margin of error in what is one of Mittens Romney’s many, myriad “home states”(like Utah, Massachusetts, and perhaps even those seven mystery states Obama talks about every now and then).
Shouldn’t Romney be clobbering other contenders for the 2012 nomination in one of his “home states”…especially the one his father was Governor of and that he, mostly, grew up in?
This is similar to what I talked about a while ago, when Mittens Romney’s childhood home was torn down in Michigan. There was no effort whatsoever to preserve it. None. Absolutely no Romney supporters organized so much as a lemonade stand to preserve the childhood home of Mittens Romney.
Can you imagine if Governor Palin’s childhood home was about to be torn down? Palin supporters would pool together, buy the place, and turn it into a historic site. I sure as heck would be on that in a Wasilla minute.
I’d do the same if Hillary Clinton’s childhood home was set for demolition here in Park Ridge, and I know many Hillary supporters who would join in to make sure nothing happened to that house.
There is just no passion for Mittens Romney.
The only people who want him to be the nominee are the people who will stand to get something financial from Romney if he is the nominee. People don’t stand in front of wrecking balls for Mittens Romney. People don’t drop whatever they are doing and come running if Mittens Romney — or his childhood home — are in trouble. People do not love Mittens Romney.
And they never, ever will.
He seems like a nice enough man. I think he will make an excellent Treasury Secretary. His face will never be on US currency but if he plays his cards right and stands behind Governor Palin, maybe his signature will be on our money once he’s installed in his Cabinet position and takes over for Tim Geithner to clean up the mess the Obama Administration has left us in.
Mittens Romney is, I believe, destined to be Treasury Secretary. That’s where his focus should be.
Not on getting jobs for his supporters as the new “It’s His Turn!” losing candidate.
There are some people I really wish were personal friends, and Professor Jacobson is one of them.
In this article he gives the Cocktail Party GOP blue blood establishment what we used to call a “come to Jesus moment” back in Cleveland.
Here in Chicago, the Cocktail Party GOP elite are in all out war against Governor Palin.
Mittens Romney controls all GOP operations in Illinois.
The GOP state chair Pat Brady and Cook County chair Lee Roupas are both Romney guys. They both expect big jobs in a Romney 2012 campaign. Both were politically damaged beyond repair earlier this year in both the Jeremy Rose sex scandal with the Chicago Young Republicans and their subsequent assault on whistleblower Eloise Gerson…the woman who went to the press with the things Brady and Roupas covered up to protect Rose, who is another one who brags of what Romney is going to do for his career.
None of these guys think Romney will be president. They do not believe Romney will beat Obama.
They only want him to be the nominee so he can give them all high paying campaign jobs with fancy titles…because it is Romney’s turn to be nominee and their turn to have those big jobs.
It is widely known that Governor Palin does not like or tolerate men like this.
She surrounds herself with good people…not the likes of Brady, Roupas, and Rose…the Three Stooges of the Illinois Cocktail Party.
So…whenever you read anything about the 2012 Republican race you need to view it in terms of what the entitled worms like Brady, Roupas, and Rose want to get out of a Romney nomination.
You have to look at Professor Jacobson’s excellent take on this and see that in the Cocktail Party’s neverending quest for.individual, personal advancement these myopic fools ignore Governor Palin’s nationwide support because it is an inconvenient fact to them.
Winning the actual general election is not their aim. They just want Romney to be the nominee because he will give them jobs and the Governor will not.
THAT is the reality here.
The Romney Guys in the Cocktail Party GOP establishment are trying to rig this poll for him today. It’s got cucumber and mayonnaise all over it.
Can Grizzlies take a swipe at it?
Nice warmup for our marathon Bristol voting on Monday.
Do you see now that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment DELIBERATELY did not rail against Obamacare because they are protecting Romney to be their cucumber-and-mayonnaise soggy choice for 2012?
I can’t insert a link to it — because I am writing this on my phone and I don’t know how to copy and paste the link using the phone — but someone please go over to www.Redstate.com and add a link in this thread to a story they have right at the top about receiving the Blue Cross insurance rate increase card in the mail today.
This person’s insurance is going up $300 a month.
THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH.
That is a week’s pay for someone working a minimum wage job.
It’s a THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH increase because of Obamacare.
The Republicans did not make this coming election on Tuesday a referendum on Obamacare and people like Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and others in the Cocktail Party crowd have said they not only don’t want to defund and repeal Obamacare, but that they are going to bully the newly-elected conservative, Tea Party-backed GOP Congressmen and Senators so that it stays business as usual in the go-along-to-get-along ranks with all these lily-livered sissies who are terrified of rocking the boat and going to all-out-war with the Left.
Instead, these people have declared open war on Sarah Palin, because the Governor is Obamacare’s number one foe…and every candidate she endorsed is a declared foe of Obamacare.
Mike Allen at Politico is apparently writing a story about how the GOPleadership has been meeting to plot ways to destroy Sarah Palin because she is making too much trouble for Democrats…and there are a lot of upset tummies in the Mittens Romney crowd over it. They just can’t eat their cucumber-and-mayonnaise soggy sandwiches (with extra-watered down skim milk chasers!) in peace because Governor Palin is revved up to take Obamacare down and gut it like a felled caribou on her Alaskan tundra.
The Governor is going to field dress, eviscerate, and dry Obamacare into salted jerky…then she’s going to make Democrats eat it and eat it until they puke…and she’ll then stand on their throats and make them eat THAT.
The woman might just be a robot sent from the future to save America. And the only reason I said “might” is because I can’t imagine a T-8000 cyborg as tough and awesome as Governor Palin. She is America’s greatest hope, and I swear to you I will do everything I can every day to help her push her agenda and take back this country with Tea Party allies.
The Cocktail Party is desperate, because taking down Palin is the only thing they can think of to keep their cushy, status quo, go-along-to-get-along lives just the way they are. Currently, if you are in Republican leadership, you get invited to all sorts of marvelous parties. You collect a salary for not really doing anything. You have “fundraisers” that oddly enough usually dovetail with your own birthday, your anniversary, or other personal milestone days so that you can have a giant party with all the food you can eat and a big open bar without paying for any of it…because it’s for “a campaign”.
If you are in the Cocktail Party establishment crowd, you get to appear in the newspaper all the time, where you say milquetoast things that don’t mean much just because the papers need a Republican quote to seem “bipartisan”. As long as you say what they want you to say, you get a great picture of you smiling in the paper and the reporter talks about how wise you are to be so “bipartisan” and to love everything Democrats are doing.
If you are a closeted gay Cocktail Party establishment Republican (like Lindsey Graham, Charlie Crist, Mark Kirk, or Aaron Schock), the media will keep your secret and protect you — giving you great photos and coverage too — as long as you do whatever Democrats want you to do at inopportune moments for conservatives. You can never be counted on to stand for anything because you are constantly blackmailed by Democrats who threaten to make you the next Larry Craig, Eric Massa, or Mark Foley if you step out of line and ever defy the DNC on anything.
Conservatives need to wake up and see the Cocktail Party GOP establishment as the threat to democracy that it really is.
This business about them deciding to not talk about Obamacare, and to go after Governor Palin because she’s Obamacare’s number one foe, is proof these people care more about maintaining their Cocktail Party invites and cushy lives than they do about doing what their constituents want and what America needs.
I’m tired of this garbage — and you should be too.
The Cocktail Party has invested so much time and energy into Mittens Romney that they will not accept a reality where he is not the 2012 nominee. You need to understand that I can walk around Chicago and see this clearly, with my own eyes. Lee Roupas, the Cook County GOP Chair, is “Romney Guy”. The Illinois GOP Committeemen are all “Romney Guys”. The GOP state chair here in Illinois, Pat Brady, is a “Romney Guy”. These people are already in place, promoting other “Romney Guys” to positions of influence in the Illinois party…where they will control the GOP nominating process here and steer it towards Mittens Romney.
This is happening in every state. I just happen to live in Chicago and know all the Illinois players.
These Illinois Romney Guys are also going to deploy to Iowa, the first nominating contest, because it’s so close to Chicago…so seeing the Romney 2012 operation already in place here means we need to energize conservatives to thwart the “Romney 2012: ‘Cause It’s His Turn” train before it leaves the station.
That means using every day after November 3rd to declare all-out war on Obamacare and move to get it repealed. Obama will veto those efforts, but I say LET HIM.
The Cocktail Party won’t want to engage in this battle because it will ruffle too many feathers and cost the Cocktail Party crowd some of the media love they adore.
This should not be about them, their blue blazers, their country club memberships, and their aristocratic Charlie Crist/Lisa Murkowski/Mike Castle beliefs that they are entitled to whatever position of power they want “just ’cause” or “because they’ve wanted that since the 1970s”.
The fact these people believe it’s Mittens Romney’s “turn” is irrelevant.
So, we’re left with the reality that come November 3rd we won’t just be fighting Democrats to repeal RomneyObamacare, but we’re going to fight the Cocktail Party GOP establishment too.
We will have a two-front battle.
The American Resistance versus the Cocktail Party Establishment.
It sure looks like Michele Bachmann will be one of the Resistance’s generals in the House. Jim DeMint will be a Resistance General in the Senate. Governor Palin will be America’s new Joan of Arc to marshall efforts against the Democrats and Obama himself. The Tea Party motivated will be the ground troops.
We will most assuredly be amongst them, doing our part.
Obamacare will end up destroying not just the Democrat Party, but the Cocktail Party GOP establishment too…all because of their desperate efforts to protect Mittens Romney by avoiding attacking Obamacare (so Romney is not excoriated for Romneycare on the national stage).
If we work hard, we can make all of this happen, you betcha.
I really like where this image is going for “The Cocktail Party” GOP establishment and the men (ALWAYS men) they are pushing for the 2012 nomination.
The martini glass, the silver tray, and the cocktail party invitation are great.
But, readers keep thinking the cucumbers are pickles and they are having a hard time understanding the bread on the tray. After doing this for two years now, I’ve realized that if a 60% of people don’t instantly “get” something we do, I need to tweak it for it to have any chance of catching on nationally.
Here’s what I would like to see for “The Cocktail Party”:
* Put these men’s faces on little cocktail party sandwiches or other hors d’oeuvres that people instantly “get” as cocktail party food
* The whole scene should be set up like a logo that says “The Cocktail Party Establishment” so we can use it here whenever we write about the GOP establishment
* The idea is that these candidates are all being served up by the establishment on a silver platter…and the establishment is trying to set things up so that these losers are the only choices to pick from
* Each man needs to be clearly labeled (because most are so dull and boring that the majority of people don’t know who they are when they see their pictures) and the font should be something readable that also makes readers think of “cocktail parties”
Any more ideas on tweaking this?
UPDATE: Here’s a great idea that came in from a comment below.
Let’s take this in a different direction.
Cocktail Party Weenies.
Can we photoshop the men above into little cocktail party weenies in puff pastries?
I picture their faces on the front end of little weenies, wrapped up in phyllo dough, with toothpicks sticking in them.
Snug like little loser bugs in their rugs.
We really could make these fools like ridiculous served up on a tray like this…and everyone would instantly “get” the cocktail party imagery.
Squat, fat, limp, cocktail weenies
UPDATE: Another great image could be a large martini glass…and inside are shrimp…and each shrimp has the face of one of these guys on it.
We could actually have a few of these photoshops…a cocktail weenies one, a cucumber-and-mayo sandwich pile…a shrimp cocktail one…all of them scream elitist and entitled and all of them show these candidates being served up by the GOP establishment the way they are being forced on Republicans for 2012.
UPDATE: Michelle has gotten us closer to what I have in mind with these photoshops below, but it’s still not there yet:
What I’d really like to see is Mittens Romney, John Thune, Tim Pawlenty, and the rest as the actual weiners…with their faces on the actual hotdog that’s wrapped in the dough on a plate like this.
Like how the sausages in the Burger Time video game had human faces:
Chrissy-the-Hyphenated did a great job making images for Mittens Romney and John Thune.
She’s busy at the moment, but we would like to complete our cucumber-and-mayonnaise sandwich gallery for the other boring as paste Cocktail Party establishment candidates the lamestream media keeps pushing for 2012.
Add other names in comments below if we are missing people, but here are the ones we write about often that we’d like put onto sandwiches to match Chrissy’s Mittens and Thune shots (so that they all look like they are from the same set and it stays consistent):
* Tim Pawlenty
* Mitch Daniels
* Mike Pence
* Bobby Jindal
* Newt Gingrich
* Jon Huntsman
Can you make some sandwiches today, Photoshoppers?
UPDATE: Thanks to all for the new additions to the Cocktail Party
ACTION ITEM: Help us make the term "Cocktail Party" ubiquitous when it comes to the GOP establisment
Here’s a little behind-the-scenes action for you from Chicago.
Currently, the Cocktail Party GOP establishment here, in the form of the Cook County GOP, is desperately trying to figure out who are sources are within the Republican Party. Mainly this is Lee Roupas, Cook County GOP Chair, and Beth Christie, multi-millionaire cougar, being upset that we keep exposing the terrible things the two of them do in Chicago, but it also involved Romney people who are mad we’ve told you the story of Mittens’ “spicy sandwich”, which gave us the idea last year to start calling the guys the GOP establishment is pushing for 2012 “soggy sandwiches”.
We weren’t supposed to know about what happened at that luncheon because it was held at one of the super-exclusive private clubs here in Chicago last year, which we weren’t invited to, where Mittens Romney met with several of the Cocktail Party establishment guys — in supposed secret — to lay down the foundations for his 2012 Chicago-based ground team (where Mittens knows the Chicago team will actively run ops in eastern Iowa for the first nominating contest, just as Obama’s Chicago team organized from our turf to hit Iowa for him in 2008).
At the luncheon, someone we know was there, and watched Mittens send a sandwich back THREE TIMES because he kept insisting it was “too spicy”.
It was a processed turkey sandwich, on white bread, with mayonnaise and iceberg lettuce.
And Mittens thought it was “too spicy”.
He was polite about it, and very nice to the waiter, but he’d take a bite, his face would scrunch up, and he’d waive his hand in front of his face as if he was biting down on fiery habaneros.
The other men at the table followed Mittens’ lead, and soon all of them were complaining about how spicy their sandwiches were too. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, the chefs laughed and laughed at these clowns…since there wasn’t a spice to be had in those sandwiches. Not even a little cumin. Not a single spec of paprika. Let alone a zing of chili.
“These sandwiches sure are spicy guys, I just burned my tongue!”
“My sandwich is so spicy I need to call the fire department!”
“There’s so much spice in my sandwich my tummy is hurting and I’m going to have an uh-oh. Good thing my wife makes me pack extra undies in my briefcase! Just in case!”
“That makes it your “just-in-case-case”, right Governor?”
“Ha, ha, ha. That’s right! In case I encounter any spicy sandwiches like these!”.
This really happened folks.
The dialogue is us being us, but Mittens really had an epic problem eating a processed turkey sandwich in Chicago back in 2009 at a top-secret Romney 2012 planning meeting. He might be a nice man, and by all accounts he really is. We think he’ll make a fantastic Treasury Secretary. We like his wife Ann very much and we’re glad she keeps his “just-in-case-case” fully loaded and ready to go.
But Mittens can’t be the 2012 GOP nominee. He’s just not man enough for the job…in a year when the person that is happens to be a woman.
The GOP Cocktail Party is, right now, as we speak, working hard to institutionally prevent Governor Palin from becoming the 2012 nominee because these impotent, limp, “my sandwich is too spicy” guys have already decided “it’s Romney’s turn” since “Romney wanted to be president since the 70s”.
At cocktail parties in large cities across the country, these guys in their blazers, with women in their best Ann Taylor, get together and scorn the Tea Party and its grassroots energy. They don’t believe the Republican Party should be run from the bottom up, because they enjoy being in the Union League or City Club looking down on the rabble from their penthouse view. Scotch on the rocks in one hand, with their resumes in the other, these Cocktail Party Republicans see political campaigns as networking opportunities to advance their careers and afford them opportunities to get better, more important jobs in the future by way of the political connections they’ll make if Mittens Romney is the nominee.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment does not believe in conservativism.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment does not particularly care about America…or Americans…and, frankly, looks down on anyone not wearing a blue blazer or cream Ann Taylor just as much as Democrats do. These are elitists of the worst kind, in politics just for the lucrative opportunities it affords, and not because of the chance it brings to do something for the country and the hardworking men and women in it.
We need regular, average Americans of the conservative bent to cast off the Cocktail Party GOP establishment and replace these blue-blazered snobs with ordinary folk who will seek office to get the job done, not angle for high paying jobs in a losing Mittens Romney campaign.
We think a great way to do this is to use the “Cocktail Party vs. Tea Party” imagery as much as possible…to highlight just how out of touch these Union League Club Republicans are.
Americans like spicy sandwiches. The spicier the better.
Their tummies are cast-iron and can take it. None of them have had any “uh-ohs” for many years now. They are field-hardened, hand-calloused, hard-working, red-blooded Americans like Governor Palin…and President Reagan before her.
It’s really overwhelming, sometimes, to realize that we don’t just have to battle the Left for the next two years, but we really and truly do need to take the fight to the Cocktail Party. These guys are incredibly well-funded. More than that, they really and truly do need those jobs that Mittens Romney is promising them in his campaign. They have committed to Mittens, and they are going to do everything they can to make sure he gets the nomination…so they get their handsome rewards.
To save America, and to take the White House away from Obama in 2012, we’re going to have to crash the Cocktail Party to the ground, and yank these Romney Guys from their pedestals of influence in politics.
That is NOT going to be easy.
But, we’re telling you definitively that the Romney 2012 people DO NOT like the spicy sandwich story being told, and are aggressively trying to figure out who at the meeting told us about it.
They also do not like that we’ve coined the term “Cocktail Party” and they do not want this to spread, because it immediately defines the GOP establishment in negative and understandable terms the American voter can readily appreciate.
Help us brand the GOP establishment as the “Cocktail Party” in all media…so that voters naturally contrast these wimps with Tea Party candidates…and Americans boot not just the Left in the years ahead, but these self-serving RINOs as well.