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Romney Displaying A Barackian Level Of Contempt For The American People

Posted on | January 8, 2012 | 21 Comments

by Smitty

“Pious Baloney”, indeed. Newt speaks truth to wax figure:Really, Mitt: if there’s one thing that the American people appreciate, it is candor. Barack did a fantastic job of feigning it it ’08. The respect for American authenticity allowed John McCain to drop his war record on a bus for a tour of America and take a hefty, if unsatisfactory, chunk of the vote. Joe the Plumber exposing Obama’s Marxist authenticity might have given us a solid political debate, if not for the mainstream media’s prodigious efforts to support a Commie. But enough dwelling in the past.

Your every measured utterance, Mitt, no matter how polished and focus-group approved, smacks of a guy so inauthentic as to not remember who he was, prior to mapping out the path to the Presidency. Got any hobbies, man? Anything purely creative, and unrelated to politics? Anything? Because your attempt at depicting a blow-dried Cincinnatus are precisely why you can’t push past 25%.

via American Power


21 Responses to “Romney Displaying A Barackian Level Of Contempt For The American People”

  1. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    One of his problems is that he’s starting to miss the “measured utterance” beat. In last night’s debate, he sounded increasingly shrill and desperate. His formula isn’t working, and he’s not able to understand why.

    He took a big dive in today’s Suffolk poll (which also indicates that Santorum’s Iowa bump is already history), down to 35%.

    I suppose that poll could be an outlier, but if not he’s toast. If he can’t knock down 40% in New Hampshire, he can’t win South Carolina or Florida. And if he can’t win South Carolina or Florida, and convincingly so, he’s done.

  2. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    Just the TRAILER to the new (Newt-pal-owned) “LBO Boyzzz Slaughter Grannies” movie is enough to take out Mittster.

    If Santorum can capitalize with his populist-manufacturing punch, the “electable” Romney will finally go away.

  3. Adjoran
    January 8th, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Yes, I see the backers of the two K-street lobbyists, Washington establishment insiders for decades, have soured on capitalism.  Now you sound more like Occupy Wall Street than Tea Party, congratulations!

  4. M. Thompson
    January 8th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    Another reason not to send Romney to the Oval Office.

  5. richard mcenroe
    January 8th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Romney’s back to his “Obama’s not a bad man, he’s just over his head on the economy” trope again.

  6. The real Romney?
    January 8th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    The real Romney?

    Issue Brief #2
    Romney’s Rap Sheet
    Subject: Romney Willard Mitt


    Subject Romney has been arrested on two occassions, in Massachusettd and Michigan and per Utah law enforcement been verbally abusive with sheriff’s deputy there. Known associates are currently under investigation for impersonating a police officer, and fraud and money laundering…

    More at:

    Do we believe the cops or Romney? Did Romney berate two persons authorized to direct traffic? Did Romney engage in an obscenity laced tirade according to a police captain? Did Romney twice drop the f-bomb? Did Romney berate an officer? Was Romney abusive to an officer?

    What about all the other stuff in the report? What about the “known associates” per the issue brief?

    Jow can Romney or Romney surrogates blame this on the Massachusetts Democratic Party? Did the MA Dem Party plant those cops and make them say what they did?

  7. Bob Belvedere
    January 8th, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    Thanks for reminding me of that.  I saw him say that on C-SPAN yesterday and had wanted to mention it.

    Obama is a bad man.  He’s trying to destroy everything this country stands for in order to see his Utopian dreams realized.  He is suffocating us, seeking to deprive all Americans of the air of Liberty.

  8. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    If Romney berate a police officer, using obscenity, he has a constitutional right to do so, so long as he doesn’t obstruct police operations.

  9. Quartermaster
    January 8th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    If they were of traffic detail at the time, I don’t see how he could have delivered his tirade without impeding traffic.

    And no, we don’t have a “right” to do such things. I’ve told cops to shut up and do his duty and save the lectures for his training courses, but I don’t berate cops. They have no right to lecture or berate me either.

  10. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    It’s usually not right to do so, but we have a right to do so.  It’s not within a state’s legitimate police power to shut us up, and the 1st Amendment positively forbids it.

  11. M. Thompson
    January 8th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    And furthermore, Obama must be destroyed.

    (If I new Latin, it would be written in that ancient tongue)

  12. AngelaTC
    January 8th, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    I think that you would be right about the under-40% in NH if the GOP had a decent candidate running against him. As it stands, where’s the Romney vote going to go? 

  13. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2012 @ 11:00 pm


    Well, that’s the thing — I don’t think there’s really any such thing as “the Romney vote.” 

    A disconcertingly high number of otherwise not especially engaged voters have let  themselves be convinced “he’s the only guy who win,” but as soon as they actually start watching him, they start wondering if that’s true, or if he’s worth signing on with even if he can.

    Once they’re at that point, they’re available. I don’t think there’s any essential characteristic to the group that means they’ll move in herd fashion to one particular opponent. Some “moderates” will go for Huntsman in New Hampshire. Some social conservatives will go for Santorum or Paul. The “who’s electable?” people will go to Gingrich (or maybe, if they’ve been smoking crack, Perry).

  14. ThePaganTemple
    January 8th, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Yeah, if he can just get the fucking media to give fair and appropriate time to his economic message and stop harping non-stop about the faggot shit.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    January 8th, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Really? Romney did all that? It must have been some kind of micro-chip malfunction, or maybe his anti-virus software was corrupted somehow. If so it might have been exploited by the same communist agents who brainwashed its “father”.

  16. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Obama delenda est.

  17. Dave
    January 9th, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Does Santorum support civil unions? If he does, there’s one phrase that he should repeat every time the MSM ask him about gay marriage:”My position on gay marriage is the same as President Obama’s”. End of discussion. He should then pivot to whatever he wants to discuss: “I’d like to talk about….whatever”. Neuter the MSM with facts.

  18. The real Romney?
    January 9th, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    If Romney did what is said of him by the article, did Romney have a right to drop the f-bomb around a volunteer, Shaun Knopp?

    I mean, come on, he was a volunteer for crying out loud.

  19. The real Romney?
    January 9th, 2012 @ 10:20 am


    I see your point, and it has some merit.

    My point is, is do some people act as if they are the titans and the volunteers and average Joe cops are the tiny people that they can talk to however they please, if this indeed occured?

  20. Mangrovemama2002
    January 9th, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Mitt most certainly is “inauthentic”.

    He is so utterly guarded and overly-scripted that I have no idea what he stands for, other than for being elected.

    Because he has chosen to reveal so little about himself, I cannot envision what he will do on an issue-by-issue basis, what he will do in the various crises which would invariably cross his desk, etc.

    I find it very disengenuous to run for President without taking any real positions or revealing any core values whatsoever.

    He is the proverbial empty suit.

    Obama and the MSM will slice and dice him.

    The RNC will try to sell us this pig, as it has done too many times in the past, but the GOP will have buyer’s remorse by the time the convenition rolls around.

    And I don’t care whether he urinated on a cop’s leg 25 years ago, cursed a mall cop, or launched his boat when the gendarmes told him to trailer it.

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