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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:50 PM

Righties just can't understand why Romney isn't winning

Righties just can't understand why Romney isn't winning

by Rolandz

There's nothing like a bunch of right-wing in-fighting and hand-wringing angst to spice up one's day.

Why, the right wingers wonder, isn't Romney mopping up the floor with the President given the state of the economy? They assume that Americans hate Obama as much as they do, so clearly something is wrong when a Marxist/Kenyan/socialist seems poised to be re-elected to the highest office in the land.

So the AP traveled to the Values Voters Summit to get the pulse of the far-right conservative movement.

"He ought to be killing Obama, and he's clearly not doing that," said 32-year-old R.J. Robinson, one of the thousands of activists attending the annual Values Voters Summit this weekend. "He should be doing better."

Added Mike Garner, a 27-year-old hawking "Reagan was right" buttons at the meeting: "If Romney loses this election, the party really needs to do some soul-searching."

The AP conducted more than a dozen interviews with attendees at the event. But even though the energy level was high for the speakers at the conference,

frustration with Romney coursed through the hallways, where groups like the National Organization for Marriage and Americans United for Life promoted their policy positions and conservative pundits hawked their books.

Many were not shy at proffering their own advice for the campaign on how it should be run:

"He needs to be more visible," said Dawn Hawkins, who works for the anti-pornography group Morality In Media. Even though Romney and his allies outspent Obama and his backers for months on TV in battleground states, Hawkins said: "He's not up on TV very often. He has very few ads running on TV and radio. Obama has ads everywhere."

Yea, let everybody see more of Romney; that should do it. If we learned anything from the Republican Convention, it's that people grow to like Romney the more they see of him. NOT! And, really, not enough ads? Ms. Hawkins, you must be wearing blinders.

Tammy Baker, a military spouse originally from Texas, said she thinks Romney should sit down for "fireside chats" with the American people so they can get to know him better. "I'm not talking boxers and briefs here, you know. I'm not interested in that," she said. "But I do feel that he's pretty rigid, and because of that we don't get a chance to really get to know that person."

Baker's other piece of advice: "Let Paul Ryan out of the box."

Bryan Fischer, an official with the American Family Association, went even further, accusing Romney's campaign of putting "a bag over Paul Ryan's head."

That's right. The only person whose views are more toxic to the American public than Romney's are Paul Ryan's.

Like others here, (Fischer) warned that if Romney loses, the Republican Party is certain to undergo a tough period. "Soul-searching," ''self-reflection" and "tumult" were the words others used.

"If the Republican Party loses this election, conservatives will have had it," Fischer said. "They will be done, finished."

"I'm not the only one who has told Mitt that maybe he needs to talk more about himself and his life," Ryan told the group Friday morning, to scattered laughter from the crowd. "It wouldn't hurt if voters knew more of those little things that reveal a man's heart and his character."

Of course, the real Republican elephant in the room is the fact that they're stuck with a sucky candidate whose ideas - both financial and social in nature - are ones the majority of Americans find repugnant at best.

Face it, you just can't make a silk purse out of this particular sow's ear.

And one can only imagine how the long knives will come out the day Romney and Ryan join McCain and Palin on the list of wanna-be presidential losers.

It will be delicious.

Here's the official promo of the event - if you can stand to watch it.

- more -

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/16/1132617/-Righties-just-can-t-understand-why-Romney-isn-t-winning

Breaking: Wingnut meltdown in progress; Mitt seen kicking an Etch-A-Sketch down FAIL Avenue.







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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:58 PM

1. You don't suppose they're out of touch, do you?

Nah, couldn't be...........

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:40 PM

3. It's the Santorum syndrome

Rick Santorum slips, admits GOP not for smart people
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021351033#post7

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Response to ProSense (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:47 PM

5. Santorum is slippery, or so they say.

No wonder he slipped.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. 27 Year old Wearing a 'Reagan Was Right" Button

My favorite part of this is the 27 year old wearing a "Reagan Was Right" button....

Really? You been talking to the wrong people. I was there while it was happening and he was anything but right. Senile. Corrupt. Confused. Dishonest. But not right.

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Response to Moral Compass (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:36 PM

8. They don't know any better. Reagan was President when I was a kid

and even I know what he did was bad for this country. But at least I remember the old, senile fool and the Iran-Contra hearings when I was about 10 or 11.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:43 PM

4. actually, the more he caters to their extreme positions on social issues

the more people dislike him.
i'd say they need to examine whether they actually have the support they think they do.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:24 PM

6. Just Goes To Show How Self-Deluded They Are

I can't help but think back to the Republican primaries. Even when it was just Rmoney running against Ron Paul, Rmoney couldn't even get 50% of the REPUBLICAN-ONLY vote. So righties can't understand why he's not winning..........when most RIGHTIES didn't even like him a few months ago? Wow, that brainwashing didn't take very long. It was only a few MONTHS ago that Rick Santorum was going to swoop in and save the Republican Party, and that was a month or so after Herman Cain was going to do it, and that was a month or so after Donald Trump was going to do it, and that was a month or so after Sarah Failin was going to do it. And a lot of these people are STILL wishing Chris Christie would have run. Delusion; it's all they've got left.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:23 PM

7. Hey Values Voters - nobody cares what your bigoted, racist, homophobic asses think anymore!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:40 PM

9. Here's a hint, "Value" Voters

You are nowhere near the average American. The average American, likes sex, porn, doesn't care if gay people want to get married, doesn't concern themselves with a woman's medical choices, and doesn't need to have their religion broadcast daily to make them feel good about themselves.

So fuck you, and drop dead!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:45 PM

10. fireside chats with Mitt Romney....America will love them

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:55 AM

13. He'd probably set the WH on fire. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:37 AM

18. LOL

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:51 PM

11. Yeah, what of that giant ETCH A SKETCH, Eric Fehrnstrom?

Is mitt not segueing into the general all that well?

Stuck in teabagger quicksand?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:56 PM

12. How does Klaatu live so long?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:04 AM

14. They're already setting up the "Romney wasn't a TRUE conservative, and if he had been...

...he woulda won!" excuse.

Assuming they lose (reminder people: it ain't over 'til it's over), it's going to be "interesting times".

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:05 AM

15. The Product Of Living In A Bubble...



They spend all their waking hours around hate radio and faux noise. They have heard 4 years of non-stop President Obama bashing and worse. "Christian" radio has long called him a secret muslim and with little need for fact once the memes take hold all the worst about the President is assumed to be true and these asshats think everyone else feels the same way...cause that's all they hear. As Goebbels proved...you say a lie enough times, people will believe it and this is proof positive.

I look forward to the bloodletting that is sure to happen in the wake of a Bishop Willard defeat. What will be even more delightful is seeing them lose House seats (House control would be orgasmic...LOL) and any chance at control of the Senate. The blame game has already begun and its only going to make things worse. I'm already expecting most rushpublicans to once again say that their candidate wasn't "conservative" enough and lurch that corrupt and inept party even further off the political abyss...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:47 AM

17. True. They are willful about it, too

If you point to an article in the NYT, they ignore it, claiming the NYT is a communist propaganda rag - I kid you not. The first thing they do is attack your source - so long as anything shows something they don't want to believe, they simply put their hands to their ears, sing, alalalalalal I can't hear you. Their delusions thus feed on each other and get worse.

They keep telling us that Obama is angry, hates white people. No way to "think" that unless you never ever listen to Obama himself.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:43 AM

16. They'll never understand as long as they stay inside their Cone of Delusion.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:47 AM

19. Hey, young Mr. Mike Garner...

in order to do any soul searching, your party would first have to buy one. If you have any remnants left of your own soul you should abandon your sinking ship and start trying to put those scraps back together.

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