Feb 28 2012

The GOP Machine & Whiney Romney

Published by at 9:26 am under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

My level of disgust with this year’s GOP primary seems to have no bounds. Today Romney is whining about a Santorum ad asking union  workers in Michigan to vote against Romney (or for Santorum). His elitist-ness is crying low blow:

“It’s a dirty trick,” he said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. “It’s outrageous to see Rick Santorum team up with the Obama people and go out after union labor in Detroit and try and get them to vote against me.

Good lord, the man has no hope against Obama. It is well known almost half of the union membership are deep down conservative.

But our tone deaf whiner did not stop there. There was is idiotic NASCAR comment:

The full quote from Romney, when asked if he followed NASCAR, starts with an honest admission that he didn’t. “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”

Is that a Dukakis tank moment or what? The head set accents his ears quite nicely. As Marisa Tomei quipped in the movie My Cousin Vinny: “Like you blend?”

Example 3: two Cadillacs for the little wife. Oh the humanity

The guy is an elitist just like Obama,  but does not even come close to making the kind same populist connection with the average voter as Obama can. Obama was/is capable if spinning anything and sounding genuine. Romney fails on the most basic levels.

With any luck voters in Michigan, and possibly even Arizona will save us from this tone deaf, wooden candidate.

BTW, if anyone has not yet realized Ron Paul has made a deal with the GOP establishment to be the permanent also-ran candidate to attract Libertarians but now actually win, they do not understand how everything out of DC is heavily staged.

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “The GOP Machine & Whiney Romney”

  1. WWS says:

    Santorum bases his campaign message on the wonderfulness of Obama’s economic plan and you say “Yes! That’s the man I want!!!”

    I just don’t get it. but don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Romney can win either. But Santorum is just another economic liberal, it’s a fantasy to think he would do anything to save this country.

  2. jan says:

    A break-down of the PPP Poll:

    Romney leads 43-38 among Republicans in Michigan. But Dems going for Santorum 47-10 Over 50% of the Dems say they are very liberal or liberal. 23% moderate. The very liberals give Santorum the highest percentage.

    So….These are NOT Reagan Democrats. These are the result of the Santorum and DNC robocalls and the Daily Kos call to induce electoral chaos in the primaries.

    If Romney was doing this to Santorum, would he not be ‘whining’ as well. After all, Santorum was complaining about what he saw as a Romney/Paul conspiracy, which has yet to be proven like the robocalls have been cited.

  3. jan says:

    I was listening to the lead political analyst of RCP last night, and he was saying that Romney’s ads have toned down in MI, and that the most negative ad, in his opinion, in the campaign there has been put out by Santorum. Much of the contemptible rhetoric has been on Santorum’s side of the fence, as well. Even Gingrich is going after him now as a big liberal union guy. But, you seem to continue to slot him as the lesser of evils, looking at Romney’s wooden personality as being objectionable, his Cadillac comment as being over the top. Well, Romney main message is to fix the economy, not to be a top-notch orator!

    This morning Mitt Romney said this:

    It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative, attacking of President Obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls. I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am. I’m a person with extensive experience in the private sector, in the economy.

    That’s been his banner all along — his private sector business experience. Considering we are in such bad fiscal shape, that’s why I think these credentials matter! I frankly don’t care if he is a dopy speaker and his wife has two USA-made Cadillacs!

  4. jan says:

    More from Santorum supporters:

    Michael Moore urges democrats to vote for Santorum

    Filmmaker and Michigan native Michael Moore told Rachel Maddow that he’s encouraging Democrats to vote in today’s Republican presidential primary.

    Said Moore: “A lot of my Democratic friends are going to vote for Santorum tomorrow in something they are calling, Operation Hilarity. We do have a good sense of humor in the state of Michigan.”

  5. When Michael Moore, the Daily Kos, and the UAW are messing around with a GOP primary, yeah, I think letting people know they are messing around with a GOP primary is perfectly legitimate.

    It’s not whining. Unless AJ or others are seriously thinking that Michael Moore, the Daily Kos, and the UAW are going to be supporting Rick Santorum in the general election.

  6. lurker9876 says:

    I don’t care about Romney’s cars either.

    I do recall how McCain was so attacked for the number of houses and cars he had but didn’t know how many of each because some of them belonged to his wife.


    It’s time for positive campaign for themselves and negative campaign against Obama….some really brilliant negatives.

  7. Layman1 says:

    OK AJ… set me straight.

    1. Santorum attacks Romney for being against the bailout. By inference he was in favor of it. So that is a good conservative position?

    2. Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” was about sabotaging the Democrat Party Primary. So is Santorum’s version about sabotaging the Republican Party Primary? How is that a good conservative position?

    3. You yourself have said that you don’t want the party elites or the MSM picking our party’s nominee. So, Santorum is trying to get Democrats to pick our nominee! WOW!!! And exactly how is that is a good conservative position?

    Once again, nothing but focusing negative energy on Romney while ignoring everything else. RDS on display…

  8. jan says:

    I also don’t think using the word ‘whine’ is exactly appropriate for Romney, either. Throughout this campaign, there have been plenty of ads and sneers thrown his way by a potpourri of frontrunners, Obama, union hacks, pundits, democratic operatives and the like. I don’t recall many, if any, negative responses from Romney. All I do remember him saying is that such discourse, involving political hardball, was to be expected. This is one of the first times he has called his opponent out on what he considered to be a below-the-belt tactic — one IMO, hurts not only Romney but beclowns the republican process in general.

    What’s happening with anti-Romney sentiment is that people seem to be attributing more negativity to Romney than is warranted, mainly because they just don’t like/trust the guy, and maybe they are taking issue with his enormous wealth as well. Granted, Romney is a pinstripe type of person who seems more comfortable in a suit and tie than the jeans he is seen wearing. I wouldn’t go out of my way to have coffee with him, either. But, he does have business brains and savvy. He surrounds himself with experts in all fields acting as his consultants, such as John Bolton. He is described by business contemporaries as a ‘solution man,’ not a prom king. I just think it would be wise to get beyond one’s own bias, and start matching up the problems this nation is facing with people and their own special skill sets who are running.

  9. penguin2 says:

    I’m not sympathetic to Romney’s complaints. If he had thought of it, he would have done the same thing. His money and ability to be absolutely destructive in ads against his competitors during this primary season, leave him little room for complaint. One of the reasons why he was so disliked in 08 was his negative campaigning…So let him get a taste of deceptive campaigning.

    That said, he is a liberal-progressive, a Democrat in his politics. The GOP Establishment wanted him because he represents no change for the status quo. The idea that Romneycare is acceptable to him says all we need to know about the man and his understanding of liberty and independence in this country, let alone his lack of understanding of the Constitution.

    Romney supporters seem to be overlooking the fact that he has yet to attack Obama, nor has he recognized Obama as a socialist. At least with Newt or Santorum, I think we have a chance to push them in the direction we need them to go. Romney is nothing more than another liberal progressive who lacks conservative core principles.

  10. ivehadit says:

    Harold you hit the nail on the head, imho.

    The only question to ask in this election is this:
    Will the democrats with voters remorse from the last election and who are ready to be persuaded to vote against obama now vote for Santorum?

    I don’t see it. Not even close, imho. And I have no dog in this fight except America. Rick is a nice guy and he has many conservative beliefs but he is not ready for prime time, imho.

    I heard today that the “establishment” is going to give it to Santorum, let him have it.


  11. dbostan says:

    Don’t you worry, guys!
    The repubic establishment will do everything in their power that in the next elections, this story will not happen again.
    They made the mistake to adopt proportional electors, up to the next week super-Tuesday.
    This will go away.
    They will try to push some more “moderate” states, preferably on the Eastern seaboard as early voting states, and they will open the primaries, such that the possibilities for trickery to be unlimited.
    And so, a once great party dies, not with a bang, but with a whimper…

  12. Hope Change says:

    The American battle plan that fixes all of this is set forth in this speech by Newt from 2009 — “2012: VICTORY OR DEATH.”

    This speech has been a game-changer for many Americans in this primary.

    Watch this speech. Watch this speech. If you haven’t, watch this speech. Copy the link and watch it when you have time. ?http://kitmantv.blogspot.com/2009/11/part-ii-part-iii-part-iv.html

    George Washington. American History. Current Events. predictions about 20120 election. Plan for 2012 and beyond. The lost opportunity of 2004. The true meaning of 2006. What it means to be an American. Why anyone can be an American. What we mean by “American Exceptionalism.”

  13. Hope Change says:

    CORRECTION: predictions about the 2012 election.

    Hey — do you know why God made Newt with the charisma of a raccoon in a business suit? Because if NEwt were as good-looking as he is smart, it JUST WOULDN’T BE FAIR.

  14. Layman1 says:

    Hope Change:

    Once upon a time I was almost banned from this website for using certain metaphors… so i’ll just say “Glad you’re in Newt’s camp!”

    But it’s soooooooooo tempting 🙂

  15. dhunter says:

    “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative, attacking of President Obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls. I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support.”

    So Mitt will set the airwaves ablaze to the tune of 15 million dollars in Iowa and other early primary states flooding the airwaves with half truths and outright falsehoods along with his wingman the Crazy Uncle Paul just to take out Newt, Cain and then continue the same vs Newt and Santorum in later states, but for the guy who the “trees are the right height and the ponds nice, he likes ponds” taking the fight to Obama is a bridge too far!
    Well, hell, at least Jon Wayne McCain waited until after he won the primary to surrender and threaten to fire anyone who would dare take on Obama, his associations, his hidden past, his record of voting present.
    Mitt is an entirely new breed of Establishment candidate preemptively surrendering before he has the nomination.
    Obama is not merely an uninformed buffoon, he is actively undermining the constitution, the institutions and the allies of the United States of America and doing so with great effectiveness!
    Santorums appeal to Union members in MI dovetails with Palins outreach to those same folks as many are not happy their dues are funding far left policies and candidates and are open to real change.
    Mittens is perfectly set up to be the evil 1 per center, the Wall Street Fat Cat. The Corporate raider who stole the wealth and fired employees of failing companies while enriching himself and his millionaire pals.
    Santorum merely points out in the primary the attack that the leftists will use with much more force and with mobs in the streets in the general as Newt did before him. Romney supported the bail out to rich bankers but opposed the handover of the car companies to the workers. This is a battle that has been long in the works and with the full force of the Presstitutes against him and his own rules limiting him, one Romney will lose and lose miserably.
    To pretend it is not real and will not be the line of attack of the left is to bury ones head in the sand and surrender right along with this years Establishment Sacrificial Lamb!
    Anybody But Obama = ABO
    Anybody but Mittens = ABM

  16. WGIRL says:

    Bottom line ………….only governors need apply !!

    With Romney you get the executive and business experience to run a country that has turned into a big government monster under “Senator” Obama’s rule !! Only Romney has the background that could manage the economy with a divided Congress to grow the economy and get us out, from under, this monster debt.

    So cry me a river “conservatives” and “tea partiers” and save all your social issues for another day !! Cause if the Country is not solvent ……nothing else matters !!

    ABO in 2012 and Romney can win ……….if only “WHINEY” Republicans WAKE UP AND GET REAL !!

    So get over yourselves ……”Palin Disappointed”, “Cain Embarrassed”, “Bachmann Headachers”, “Perry Tongue-Tiders”, “Newt Angries”, “Paul Crazies” and “Santorum Celibates” ….it is going to be ROMNEY !!

    When you live in a Perfect Conservative World ….then and only then …will you WHINERS get a majority to vote for ABM and ABO !!

    Until then you are STUCK with 2+2 = 4 (Republicans + Independents = Vicotry NOT Liberal Death !!)

  17. ivehadit says:

    Whoa, wgirl. You jumped the shark, there.AFTER Romney is elected he is going to need MORE support than ever because the press will have the long knives out. Book it.

  18. I originally posted this …

    What IS it with the Republican Party?!!!

    just as a vent.

    But, By God, I stand by it.

  19. penguin2 says:

    If Romney does not “attack” Obama, and he certainly has appropriate grounds on the issues alone, then we can kiss 2012 goodby. Romney’s carpet bombing of his primary opponents shows a mean-spirited individual with nothing to balance or commend him for. The more I learn about him, the more he reveals himself, the more he appears as our worst nightmare if he is the nominee.

    He can’t pretend to be what he isn’t, and it isn’t just conservative values. He is an Establishment “Republican” (Rockefeller- country club wing), born with a civil spoon in his mouth. The majority of traditional hardworking Americans aren’t going to relate to him, let alone our own conservative base identify with him. The GOP elite are doing this on purpose, and it is to our detriment – to our country as well as our party.

  20. penguin2 says:

    Make that “silver” spoon in his mouth. 🙂 Sure got that mixed up this morning. 🙂