Sat Jul 14, 2012, 11:06 AM
WCGreen (44,916 posts)
A Brilliant Strategy
Running those Romney attack ads targeting his outsourcing right before this furor over his "I did not have Financial Relations with that Company" moment is right out of controlling the political message for brilliant tacticians.
Think about it.
In a subliminal way, people are now connecting the truth with president Obama and the Democratic Party, and the opposite with, well, we all know what the opposite of truth is with those "other guys."
It also speaks unspoken volumes about the professionalism, or rather lack, of those pasty faced GOP stalwarts. If they have run their businesses like they approach this election, is it any wonder the economy tanked under their watch?
This is much more than a Romney problem, it is also a huge problem for the GOP because it looks as if they will do anything, anything to grab onto power and hold onto same power.
Of course there are millions of people who "admire" that trait in a candidate.
Fortunately for the rest of us, it seems, more people are getting sick and tired of being treated like morons by an increasing cavalier smarmy jaunt by the leaders GOP.
And every day that Romney refuses to comply with the groundswell of show us the tax returns brings us one day closer to the death of the petty bullshit that passes for a political ideology on the right side of the aisle.
The American public knows this is what those in the political professional call a realigning election, an election that will set the tone and course of the country for the next twenty or so years (this is probably the real reason why Roberts voted with the way he did, he wanted to be on the right side of history).
The last time that happened the country lurched to the right with Ronald Reagan. The attack on the Twin Towers delayed the next redefining moment for eight years.
(If you donít believe me, look how far away Reaganís approach to the country was from Nixonís combination of projecting a big stick with the commies and signing into law a very liberal domestic agenda. For example, it was the Nixon/ Ford administration that brought in the Earned Income Tax Credit, arguably the most successful tool to help the working poor in US History. Five years later, the GOP was conjuring Welfare Queens using food stamps to purchase Cadillacs.)
If the GOP somehow manages to depose president Obama, we are in for decades of bat shit crazy. But if candidate Obama pulls this one off, as it looks right now that he will, then the US will get this craziness out of our collective systems for the foreseeable future and start acting like the country that was the shining city on a hill, that metaphor for a just country Winthrop coined way back in 1630, will finally come to fruition.
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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 12:25 PM
rocktivity (36,623 posts)
5. Giving your enemy enough rope to hang himself
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is always a brilliant strategy.
The true beauty of what's happening is Mitt is brought it on himself. This isn't guilt-by-association Reverend Wright, which the GOP and the MSM invented and tried to glue to Obama. This isn't even strength-into-weakness swiftboating, where Kerry couldn't convince the MSM to give equal time to his defense. This is just a matter of pointing out the obvious: Romney is saying one thing while his documentation is saying another!