On the eve of the Michigan Presidential Primary, Mitt Romney was desperately trying to hold on to victory, real or perceived, in his native state. In order to manage expectations, in the case of a close win or close loss, so he could render himself triumphant in either case, the ’severely conservative’ candidate, was even heard to be channeling Bill Clinton in New Hampshire Circa 1992, anointing himself the ‘comeback kid’. Let’s be clear, Mitt Romney is as much of an underdog in Michigan as I was one to get fed at my mom’s dinner table. This is yet another a desperate ploy by the shape-shifting con-man to cast himself as the underdog in his home state. The following day, actually today he explaind his reasons for voting for Paul Tsongas in 1992 was to stop the real ‘comeback kid’, Bill Clinton. According to the Chicago Tribune:
“In my case, I was certainly voting against the Democrat who I thought was the person I thought would be the worst leader of our nation. In this case, as I recall, it was Bill Clinton. I wanted someone other than Bill Clinton,” he told reporters during in his first news conference in several weeks.”
ROCKY BALBOA NEEDS TO DROP THIS IVAN DRAGO IN A SUIT
One can only hope that Rocky Balboa drops this Ivan Drago in a suit to the canvas in Michigan like a dirty sack of potatoes. Oh the horror of the prodigal son returning home only to get an ice pick in his head from Michael Myers. Happy Halloween Mittens.
SANTORUM MUST FIRST UPSET MICHIGAN NATIVE SON – MITT ROMNEY
Rick Santorum (Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikicommons)
The often ridiculed and perhaps most controversial Republican candidate is the one who arguably and ironically stands the best chance to beat President Obama. The question is will he get the chance. Can Santorum Score A Michigan Upset? Will Republicans be courageous enough to throw caution to the wind and ignore the powerful manipulation and help to shed the myth of Romney’s Inevitability? Today, despite Rick Santorum’s rise in the polls purely on the power of his message and authenticity Rombo remains the favorite in the battle for Michigan but not necessarily for the right reasons. Romney is a man with all the advantages and a heavy shovel. Rick Santorum is outgunned on every basis. Romney is running as a native son of Michigan. He has an unmatched financial war chest to fund his attack machine against Santorum and any challengers, the boots on the ground across the state to deliver the votes, Wall Street and the RNC establishment firmly in his corner to lay the groundwork for Super Tuesday and Ron Paul doing some dirty work for him. With his entire candidacy potentially on the line in Michigan, in yet another bout of shape-shifting, Romney has tried to claim the underdog mantle in his own house. Jeez Louise what a royal con. Just one more maneuver in the Romney Con’s arsenal. Romney is about as much an underdog in Michigan as I was to get fed at my mother’s dinner table. That Santorum has presented this difficult a challenge to a man who should have run away with the contest is a testament to the strength of Santorum’s character as much as it is a signal of the weakness of Romney’s.
Romney is damaged goods. His CEO branding which might have been a greater asset in different times has been severely undermined by his character flaw. His inconsistency on a range of issues along with some miscues have contributed to the further perception of him as an out of touch elitist. This is not especially helpful when doubts persist about your character and integrity. A narrative about Romney was framed by Republicans who ran against him in 2008 and in this election cycle. He is widely perceived as an inauthentic, insincere, hollow man, a veritable shape-shifting political chameleon with no core principles or values. Some of his own miscues have enhanced a the view of him as an out of touch elitist. When you are already seen as somewhat fradulent, that is hardly helpeful, especially in turbulent and uncertain times where authenticity matters.
Among social conservatives in particular, the contempt for Romney is that he is seen as a man without character or integrity who has served as a leader in the Utah based - LDS MormonCult, widely seen as a spiritual ponzi scheme. Santorum does not have an authenticity problem like Romney. To the contrary, he is seen as a rock solid social conservative by some and a religious zealot by others, a problem in an of itself. His views are problematic for more libertarian Republicans but also Independents and Democrats. Nevertheless, if Santorum were to get by Romney and ascend to the nomination and focuses in earnest in his discussions with the wider electorate on core economic issues and improving conditions for working families, regardless of their faith, or lack thereof, I would hold that he is a much bigger threat to President Obama with his focus on support of the hardhats and tax breaks for manufacturing. Romney’s robotic Gekko persona is problematic from an electoral standpoint in that it presents a caricatureof the guy that fired you and shipped your job overseas.
Doubters of this thesis will say that Santorum will get trounced in places like New York and Massachusetts and lose pockets of this country in wide margins. I would agree with this theory. But here is what they ignore, the red states would become increasingly red and the battleground states are ultimately more in play with a Santorum candidacy than with a Romney candidacy. Santorum will even get some Reagan Democrats. I see very few if any Democrats crossing the aisle to vote for a guy who is the embodiment or caricature of the greedy, indifferent CEO. And then you have the Mormon CULT factor – Romney is not just a member but a High Priest or Bishop in a fradulent cult with a racist history. Hence, it is hard to see how the Mormon Madoff gets by President Obama. His inevitability argument is ringing increasingly hollow.
ROMNEY DESPERATE CLOSING APPEAL IN NATIVE STATE AS ‘UNDERDOG’ & ‘COMEBACK KID’ – Presents Challenge which may ultimately eclipse Santorum’s Rise
The overselling of Romney’s inevitabilty has been to date a very powerful force among Republicans committed to defeating President Obama. Money and psychological manipulation by the mainstream media are the advantages that Romney has over an otherwise fractured and relatively weak and under financed field. As reported by CBS News the recent polls undercut Romney’s electability argument over Santorun on the eve of the Miohigan primary. Even so these powerful forces at play in Michigan may deny Santorum the victory mantle in Michigan this evening, even though he has seemed to win the hearts of voters more so than Romney, who offers them calibrated or pragmatic choice, not necessarily the righteous choice.
Michigan was poised to be ‘a Bonfire of Romney’s vanity’ with the Big Varmint, Small Vision Playing to Empty Fields. Even despite Satan’s Santorum Problem with the rise of Santorum in Michigan even given his late appeals that brough him neck and neck with the Manchurian Mormon Madoff, it was going to in the end be difficult to sustain the climb given Romney’s procedural and financial advantages. Even though I will hold to my steadfast belief that in a general election, he is a stronger candidate against President Obama than is Mitt Romney, the media in recent days seems to be setting up a repudiation of Santorum, with the intended or incidental affect that Christianity looks radical compared to Mormonism. This will help elevate and insulate Romney from the baggage associated with his fraudulent CULT. There is a chance of a big victory for Romney in Michigan today buttressed by a lead with the early vote and some of Santorum’s extreme views eclipsing distaste for Romney. And since Romney is rather good at lifting off of others, posing as like Reagan when it suited him, he now seems to be playing Bill Clinton touting himself as the “comeback kid” The media will eat it up, playing up Romney’s come back and Santorum’s implosion. Romney will preach about religious tolerance and move further to the center. He will seem inevitable again until he stumbles a on Super Tuesday. Rick Santorum may have peaked. But it’s hard to see how an over financed imperial and inevitable candidate can pull off being the underdog before people start realizing ‘WTF is wrong with a guy who has every advantage and under performs against a weak field’? It would be sort of like A-Roid bragging of hitting a moon shot against a little leaguer World Series starter, while he was as an adult. Mitt Romney is similarly a tool; only a douche who laughs about being being unemployed too and who is carpet-bombing carpet-bagger forced to manage expectations of his weak candidacy would present himself as the ‘comeback kid’ in his native state. If voters see through that Romney may be looking at a depressing evening and a long fight.
“The real problem for Romney, though, is that unforced errors like this — and by that I mean the bad choice of venue, the lackluster speech, and the line about the Cadillacs — chip away at the only real argument for his candidacy, the argument that he’s the best candidate to beat Barack Obama in the fall.”
In terms of full disclosure, I enthusiastically supported Barack Obama in 2008. As an American patriot, while I believe and have come to expect that there is always a thoughtful and perhaps even persuasive critique of any sitting leader, including President Obama, I do not believe in any way that the demonic caricature of him and the endless stream of lies by Mitt Romney and forces on the right is at all helpful or constructive to advancing our republic. We should always have a reasoned debate about the performance, accomplishments and failures or our elected leaders. I welcome the opportunity to consider perspective from enlightened individuals and thinking voters from across the political spectrum. Every incumbent deserves a challenge that amounts to something more substantial than replacing them with a better looking empty suit or even a plastic Ken Doll. There is a joy that comes from enlightenment that allows you to recognize a better path to the one you already know. I am not at all threatened by being awakened to that realization, whether it is in my politics, my morality or my sensuality. Learning and evolving are good. The current debate does not contribute to my enlightenment or increase the likelihood that I would ever vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is a tool.
Mitt Romney and the RNC establishment had a unique opportunity in this election cycle. But they have thus far put forth a rather uncivilized non factual critique of this President, hoping to engage voters in a nonsensical dialogue. They assume you will buy into it and join the opposition to President Obama because of the relatively unstable and uncertain times we live in, blaming him for the creation of every misery you can think of or that one may be experiencing. They are half right. But the debate truly borders on the absurd and is an insult to the American voters of all stripes. Frankly we deserve better.
RICK ‘ROCKY BALBOA’ SANTORUM THREATENS TO TAKE MICHIGAN & ‘SHOCK THE WORLD’
And to those who fear that Rick Santorum seeks to impose some kind of theocracy, I simply do not think America will go backwards in that regard, and even he knows it. He is on some level playing Machiavelli. In fairness to Santorum he has spoken earnestly and sincerely about the collapse of the middle class, a break down in the family unit and tied his economic policy to restoration of a cohesive and functioning family unit without in any way threatening to impose his some of his unpopular personal beliefs into policy. In my estimation that is a function of media drama queens blowing his moral stance out of perspective for ratings and to sell newspapers and for individual writers and activist to preserve their stature within the liberal community; ironically it is those who I most often see eye to eye with. Santorum has been a convenient punching bag for the progressive and gay community ever since gay activist Dan Savage gave him a google problem redefining the name Santorum with a byproduct of gay sex. There are far better ways to advance a dialoque between the faith community and gay activists. The google problem remains. We have gone so far that a man who talks about faith, family and freedom seems like a throwback to a bygone era. And frankly that frightens me. It used to be the aspiration of every middle class kid to obtain a good job, save money, marry the man or woman of their dreams, buy a house and build and nurture a family. Now I suspect, it is to get a gig on a reality show, become famous and have endless sexual partners and a nice shoe collection; a different form of life if you will. I am not sure how that it is necessarily better. Santorum is not the demon here. Of that I am confident.
Rick Santorum has no choice but to play Macchiavelli because he does not have all the advantages that does Romney with the media illuminati, Wall Street and RNC establishment firmly entrenched in his corner. The media has thus far has seemed to try to spin every positive for Romney into a water shed event and every misstep by his opponents as catastrophic to their candidacy. Even with all these advantages the Mormon Madoff cannot break free of a relatively weak and under financed field of competitors. This is quite telling of Romney’s fundamental flaw as a candidate and as a human being. It is thus no wonder why many see him as either an out of touch elitist douche, a callous cold hearted prick or simply an asshole.
THE VISION THING – MITT ROMNEY DOES NOT HAVE IT
“I’m not a big-game hunter. I’ve made that very clear,” he said. “I’ve always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will. I began when I was 15 or so and I have hunted those kinds of varmints since then. More than two times.” –Mitt Romney, Avid Hunter of Small Varmints
“Six months before this thing got going, every Republican I know was saying, ‘We’re gonna win, we’re gonna beat Obama,’” says former Reagan strategist Ed Rollins. “Now even those who’ve endorsed Romney say, ‘My God, what a fucking mess.’”
The True Conservative, Rick Santorum, regardless of what one may think of him has actually put together a more visionary campaign, a cogent economic message, one that even this President now seems to be listening to. If Romney did not look like the guy on top of a wedding cake, his candidacy would have imploded long ago. There is simply nothing there but hubris, entitlement and ambition for the brass ring.
MICHIGAN VOTERS – RECALL ROMNEY UNDER THE ‘LEMON LAW’
This past week the mainstream media, fearful of a victory by Rick Santorum in Michigan that might ultimately derail the hopes and aspirations of the anointed one, went after Santorum for having acknowledged the existence of good and evil and the existence of Satan in a speech back in 2008 at the Catholic Ave Maria University in Florida:
“Satan has his sights on the United States of America… This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country — the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?”
Christian doctrine acknowledges Satan as a reality. Rick Santorum did not make up the devil for his campaign as president. As you look around, witness tremendous inequality, economic and spiritual dispair, it is easy to recognize how evil all too often prevails over good.The darkness in our culture fills the souls of many who turn away from humanity. Santorum to his credit has not run from his words but has stood by them because they represent a fundamental truth in the Christian belief system. While to date, Mitt Romney has offered very limited disclosure about his faith, his leadership in position in what in what is widely thought of as a racist cult or its bizarre belief systems and practices. Instead he has offered only moral equivocation and casual assertions about its similarity to Christianity. Mormonism however is not Christianity. Romney is a blatant and shameless LIAR and in my eyes, despite the clean cut, all American robotic demeanor, truly the personfication of evil. Evil seeks to a caricature of Santorum and mainstream Christian beliefs to elevate the most truly Satanic, Mitt Romney, as the guardian of their interests.
This week Mitt Romney obtained the endorsement from the Detroit News. What does he do? He has his team edit it and send it on in its abridged version. The Detroit News, to its credit, has expressed its displeasure directly to the Romney campaign, and in my opinion would be justified should it withdraw its endorsement of the Mormon Madoff. I fear not that Santorum has the ability or the desire to turn back the clock on anyone’s civil liberties, gay, straight or otherwise. The man who has been called referred to as St. Rick and Sanctimonious Rick to even worse things, has had to develop a thick skin, I might imagine. Having grown up in Queens and Brooklyn with Colombian, Spanish, Italian and Austrian/German roots, let me just say had I been targeted for a similar type of defamation and libel that has Santorum by gay activist - Dan Savage, Mr. Savage would cease to exist. For those who don’t know, Savage gave Santorum a google problem by defining his last name as a byproduct of ‘Anal Sex’.
THE SAVAGE-ING OF SANTORUM
As a vorcacious reader of anything political, sociological and even sensual, there is no doubt that I have been entertained at times by gay activist - Dan Savage’s sex columns. Yet, I must ask, how has he truly advanced the dialogue between people of faith and the gay community? Has he served himself or the gay community by inviting contempt in his vein self promoting self righteous behavior? While homosexuality is and has always been a biological historical reality does he speak for all members of the LGBT Community? I think not. I am not homophobic nor do I have any issues with the pursuit of sexual liberty, gay, straight or bisexual, however hedonistic or immoral aspects of it may be. I am not god hence it is not my role here to render judgment for things which do not impact by life. I do not fear the gay community or the right of any individual to self actualize. Likewise, nor do I fear the faith community’s right to simply be accorded a degree of respect and not to be regularly ridiculed for their belief in the almighty and holding to religious tradition. There are those who I suspect hope, desire and aspire for a greater dialogue between leaders in the faith based community as well as true leaders in the gay community. As I was walking out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, I briefly encountered some gay male New Yorkers who were also headed to worship and receive ashes.
One should also consider, how is Dan Savage not a complete and total hypocrite on the issue of cyber bullying? Why doesn’t Dan Savage face a Google Terms of Service Violation? From time to time, I write questionable challenging editorial and I get censored but you cybersquat on someone’s legal name and equate it with pornographic gay sex acts and that is somehow….ok? Really? Call me crazy but I think that is Satanic and representative of tolerance of the darkness in humanity. Savage is representative of some who complain about gay cyber bullying but practice it like a veritable art form, much in the way Itzhak Perlman plays the violin. And the mediaites eat up the snarkiness because it desecrates a guy and his family on the other team. It is all a big joke, ha ha. But what in fact is being done is creating a wedge between two communities that ought not and do not necessarily need to have a wedge. Santorum makes Savage relevant, not the other way around.
“I’m not a big-game hunter. I’ve made that very clear.
I’ve always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will.” ~Mitt Romney
I am not say that Mitt Romney is weird but his spaceship recently touched down for a rally outside area Area 51 in the Nevada Desert. He was joined by alien supporters, his Stepford Wife and Children of the Corn. After his speech, Romney is scheduled to have his internal battery charged, the chip inside of his head will be replaced with a brand new Intel Pentium HG990XXX Human Processor (not yet publicly available), and his internal robotic mechanism will be cleansed, oiled and frayed wires repaired. His colostomy bag will be replaced, it seems its rather full of a heavy brown substance which has overflowed onto the robotic memory center, near his anal cavity which affects his speech on the campaign trail. Voters had suspected Romney, the huge tool, was full of it for some time. The douche-bag remains in tact, however.
Tomorrow. Romney should be available for breakfast with locals in Arizona,shoot a few holes of golf and take a brief break to go hunting for “little varmints” along with Romney supporter Elmer Fudd who wuvs to hunt wabbits. Afterwards, he and some of his Mormon Men in Black will board the TRUMP Air Shuttle for a late afternoon rally at one of the auto factories in Michigan which he hoped would have gone bankrupt by now. For the remainder of the week Romney then plans to tour small towns in Michigan in his Canadian made car with his dog safely tied down on the roof of his car promising to destroy all Unions and rail against ObamneyCare. Just another day in the life of a man of the people.
The Coming Collapse of Another MBS (Mittster Backed Security)
We’ll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
- Won’t Get Fooled Again, by The Who (1971)
The gig may in fact be up on Wall Street’s MBS (Mittster Backed Security). The inevitable and somewhat predictable end may be coming for the once inevitable nominee of the Republican Party. The MBS = the worst ROI for Wall Street; $18.7 million invested in January with little return for investors. Wall Street reports a potential collapse in the MBS Market. Facing a collapsing market for the MBS, their once prime asset faces a severe downgrade by Moody’s on February 28th. It may be ‘game over’ if they cannot even unload the one that they have on the American public. Turns out that the MBS (Mittster Backed Security), like the mortgaged backed securities which led to the Subprime Meltdown and financial collapse of 2008 and the overall economic crisis, was secured by low quality assets; including an emotion deficit, a defective temperament, low grade or non-existent soul and unverifiable sincerity. There seems to be a rapidly diminishing market for this security in the heartland. Michigan voters ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ by this sub-prime candidate masquerading as something else, because they can see Behind Blue Eyes (even if his are actually brown), and just like I Can See for Miles beyond them, so can they.
MICHIGAN’S CHOICE: A Battle in America’s Heartland Between A Man of Conviction (Santorum) vs. Man of Convenience (Romney)
Romney’s brand is all but shattered as he arrived back on his “home turf” in Michigan. And he faces a very real challenge, perhaps even a critical test in the Michigan Republican Primary. The stunning string of losses in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado served upon him by a long shot candidate who is not heavily financed, is a stern reminder that the inevitable candidate is intolerable, clearly not invincible and may just in fact be unelectable. In the battle for America’s heartland, it has come down appropriately to a choice between a man of conviction (Rick Santorum) vs. a man of convenience (Mitt Romney). It is undeniable that Rick Santorum has an authenticity and a certitude that is very appealing. He can speak extremely eloquently – even inspirationally at times, without a script. Likewise, in contrast to Romney, whether voters love him or loathe some of his positions, they know precisely where he stands. Rick Santorum is thus a threat because of his core values, a bigger threat than most Democrats imagine and perhaps a bigger threat than most Republican Party leaders understand or appreciate. Maybe they will, if Santorum succeeds in putting a victory in Michigan out of reach for Romney. It appears even Romney now realizes what he is up against because he is now downplaying Michigan after previously declaring it a must win, along with Arizona where the race is also close. That says nothing about Santorum’s strength in Ohio, magnified perhaps by the recent defection of former Romney delegate, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
How did we get here? Was this predictable? Did anything foreshadow this situation unraveling this way? Arguably yes. Mitt Romney, has been running for political office since George H.W. Bush was President. He barely got elected as Massachusetts Governor against a weak candidate. Romney never sought re-election, nor has he ever held any other elective office, but instead spent the last two years of his one term Governorship laying the groundwork for a Presidential run. Then before he left office, the Mormon Madoff had destroyed all of his administration’s computer files so nobody would ever have anything on him to define or discredit him or his legend or the one he hoped to craft. Romney has been a full time Presidential candidate since some where in about 2006. Otherwise, the former King of Bain has largely been a man of leisure consumed with managing his investments, collecting checks from Bain & Company, extending his number of home states and building mansions while never ending the run for President that began before Barack Obama, the man who is now President. Romney came to Michigan in 2008 and in the Republican Primary against John McCain promised to stand by Michigan. Then after losing the nomination to John McCain, the Man with Three Faces proclaimed in a powerful op-ed in the New York Times, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” and has been a harsh critic of the then bipartisan Auto Industry Bailout/Rescue coordinated under President Bush and President Obama, ever since. His ‘managed bankruptcy’ talk in yet a new op-ed in the Detroit News, is more double talk from the Mormon Madoff. After the success of the Detroit Bailout, Romney’s stand befuddles and perplexes even his business allies in Detroit, according to the New York Times. Forbes says that ‘Mitt Romney’s Auto Bailout Stand Could Cost Him Michigan.’
For all of Mitt Romney’s vaunted management skills, his rescue of the Winter Olympic Games in Utah was actually a federal bailout. Romney in effect, “earmarked his way through the Olympics.”Romney’s Big Problem is that his perceived political advantages were built on a house of cards. Romney’s candidacy was based upon being next, being the chosen one of Wall Street and the RNC establishment and having a war chest that most candidates can only dream of. His friends in the media and the RNC establishment stoked the inevitable nominee as an invincible man who would defeat Obama. But it is turning out that Romney’s inevitability is a gerrymandered fraud created by RNC Establishment, Wall Street Kingpins supported by hollow data & theory, much like some of the drek that comes out of Bain Consulting’s – House of Lies. It is now clear that some the elite in America got together & chose the Plastic Ken Doll from within their ranks as the most salable and bankable guy to protect their interests. And the folks who created the CDO and 2008’s House of Cards, were in fact wrong. They even tried to rig primaries for the Tin Man who to his credit seemed to forget that you actually need to try to make it close, get some real votes and make it somewhat easier for the puppeteers to help push over the line and steer you beyond the margins. Not even ‘vote fraud’ can help Romney apparently. Voters find him that repugnant.
If as I suspect Michigan voters won’t be fooled again, it may only a matter of time before establishment elites pull the plug on Mitt Romney. Romney has identity (branding) issues that he will not solve via an existential crisis on the national stage as a Presidential candidate. Americans will not buy that a man already exposed as a delusional, lying, elitist, aristocratic prick is in any way a veritable man of the people, regardless of how many Tattersall shirts the well dressed Romney he wears on campaign stumps. Romney cannot even pull off a Scott Brown by riding a pick-up truck because he would come off looking like Dukakis in a tank. Speaking of Dukakis moments, driving around your ‘home state’ of Michigan in a car manufactured in Canada reminding people at this late hour that you are from there, indicates to me a level of desperation for Romney. Before Romney’s political obituary is written by voters in Michigan, the only thing left for them to discern is whether Romney is actually a prick or a douche. Sometimes it’s just not that clear. In writing his epitaph, historians may some day find it useful to know.
While he has not baptized any dead people ‘recently’, Romney may have engaged in the posthumous baptism of Holocaust victims, but I suspect that after Super Tuesday, Romney many want to baptize his own campaign, because it too will be dead. I do not see how you can become President when you cannot get votes in the Midwest or the South. Losing Michigan will be the domino that sets off the chain reaction.