Seriosuly, folks, this is who the GOP is offering up as an alternative to President Obama.
And who can forget this doosie from last night’s comedy of horrors:
Romney’s Biggest Problem-by Jack Lessenberry
As this election gets closer, it is going to become clear that if Mitt Romney is the nominee, he is going to have an extremely hard, maybe impossible time winning his native Michigan.
That’s because he opposed the government’s saving General Motors and Chrysler two years ago. He himself brought this up during a debate among the GOP candidates last night.
Worse, he began by defending the use of government funds to stabilize Wall Street – something far more unpopular nationally, especially with so-called Tea Party voters. But then he specifically added that using TARP – Troubled Asset Relief Program – money to save the auto industry was “the wrong source for that funding.”
Hat tip SG2. Thank you!
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GOP wants to believe Romney can take on and defeat President Obama,… mmmmkay!
LOL, Ametia. I always picture Willard, the Mittens Romney as an aging Ken doll who is STILL trying to get Barbie into bed.
Hi ya, PamelaB. LOL @ getting Barbie into bed. *** my eyes, my eyes*** You know it’s soooo true. Mittens is as PLASTIC as they come.
How Romney healthcare shaped Obama’s plan
The General Starts Now? Team Obama Engages Mitt Romney
Evan McMorris-Santoro- October 12, 2011, 2:13 PM 546753
And so it begins. On a press call Wednesday, David Axelrod — the chief adviser to President Obama’s reelection campaign — took direct aim at Mitt Romney, signalling that Obama’s campaign is ready to engage with the man most see as the likely Republican nominee at this point.
To take on Romney, Axelrod used an old saw: The man is a flip-flopper, he told reporters.
It’s a charge Romney has faced for years, and one his opponents on the Democratic and Republican side love to whip out time and time again.
Axelrod told TPM on the call that despite the efforts of Rick Perry and Romney’s other opponents to paint him as a flip-flopper, Romney hasn’t really faced the heat he should over his shifting positions on major issues like abortion rights.
“I know Gov. Perry has made some halting efforts to do that in debates, but he hasn’t exactly gotten the gun out of the holster,” Axelrod said. “So I wouldn’t exactly say that Gov. Romney has been scrutinized to the degree that he will or he should.”
Axelrod tried to change that on the call, pointing to what he said are fresh flip-flops by Romney on the issues of Race To The Top and the debate over what to do about China’s currency policy.
In Tuesday’s debate, Romney was adamant that he’d take on China directly if he became president, brushing off concerns that a fight with China over their money could kick off a potentially disastrous trade war. Axelrod seized on an existing Democratic talking point from Romney’s book, which warns against the economic dangers of protectionist trade policies.
Axelrod said that Romney’s been pretty good so far at shifting with the political winds.
“I will give him this: he is as vehement and as strong in his convictions when he takes one position as he is when he takes the diametrically opposite position,” Axelrod said. “And that is something that in the short-term you can get rewarded for.”
But in the long run, Axelrod Romney’s past will come back to haunt him.
“George Burns once said, ‘all you need to succeed in show business is sincerity and if you can fake that you’ve got it made.’ And there’s something to that in politics as well,” Axelrod said. “But I don’t think you can do that in a presidential campaign. Ultimately people…want to know who you are, what you believe and what you’re willing to stand for.”
There are of course many weeks before the first Iowa Caucus vote is cast in the 2012 nomination fight. And there are many primaries before the Republican nominee is selected. Axelrod didn’t hand the win to Romney, but he made it clear the Obama camp is focused on the man most observers now say has the nomination well within reach.
“We’re not picking the nominee and we’re not assuming he’ll be the nominee,” Axelrod said. “But he deserves to be scrutinized carefully because what he’s saying is stunningly inconsistent.”
Get’em, Axelrod! Go for the jugular!
I can only speak for myself, but everything my family and my community has lost has been thanks to Republicans.
The economy collapsed under Republican stewardship. My community lost too many young lives to Republican wars. My wages have been lost to Republican economic policies. My children have lost their bus transportation to school, their teachers and their education resources to Republican policies. My daughter’s have lost their rights to full reproductive health care and choice under Republican rule. My state took away early voting rights and have made it harder for the poor, elderly, students, and minorities to vote at all.
Republican policies oppress, depress, and hurt people. The Democratic party isn’t perfect. No big tent party could ever please all the people all the time but I challenge my disenchanted progressive friends to list all of the rights they have lost thanks to Democrats.
Now the Obama campaign is treating Romney like the nominee-in-waiting. An Axelrod conf. call has been scheduled for press today.
Chuckie T’s prolly getting a woodie over Mittens. Trust PBO and nem have a shitload of campaign ad mateirals on Romney.
Good Post, Ametia!
Where Are The Jobs, Mitt?
See, what had happened…
BWA HA HA Mittens is way out of his league. The media muppets can push that BS about him being a serious contender for POTUS, but, we know better.
Jonathan Alter is full of it w/ that lame ass serious contender bullshit! GTFOOH, Jonathan!
And yes, Mittens can kiss Michigan goodbye!
Thanks for this, SG2. Been looking for this video!
Let Detroit Go Bankrupt
By MITT ROMNEYPublished: November 18, 2008
IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.
Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.
(Mitt:)you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.
LOL Alter knows that Mittens is all teh GOP can serve up. Plastic, well-groomed, Ken doll Romney. His flip flops and gaffes have been collected by the Obama team from day one. Bring it on, Romney and GOP!