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Erick Erickson of RedState tore Romney a new one

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    Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins

    It was an article he wrote about a year ago, but he pretty much nails it. The funny thing is that Erickson is Conservative, and I mean SUPER conservative. But here are some of my favorite lines.

    Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a man devoid of any principles other than getting himself elected. As much as the American public does not like Barack Obama, they loath a man so fueled with ambition that he will say or do anything to get himself elected. Mitt Romney is that man.

    There is no issue I can find on which Mitt Romney has not taken both sides. He is neither liberal nor conservative. He is simply unprincipled. The man has no core beliefs other than in himself.

    Mitt Romney is the silly putty of politicians — press on him real hard and he’ll take on whatever image you press into him until the next group starts pressing.


    Erickson just tore into Romney and the GOP a new one.
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    Erickson could not help but speak the truth, but then, it was probably during the time of the Republican primaries. It still stands, and as a matter of fact, Romney himself has confirmed it with what he says!
    The one thing about Erickson is that I think he is projecting his own dislike about Barack Obama: he doesn't like Barack Obama, and I am sure there are others who don't like him for any variety of reasons, for example, his biracial heritage, and the fact that he has a much wider vision of the world than they can ever hope to have.
    Other than that, I think an awful lot of people like Obama. They had at the last election, and still do, and the only doubt about that is what the Republican lies and misleading statements and slurs have spread about him.
    They, the Republicans, should be so lucky to have such an astute, intelligent, comprehensive in his outlook and judgment, and yet, a leader who can make very hard decisions. The man is a real man, and a real president: not just who wants the title and the prestige that goes with it. He wants what is best for America, this most unique of countries in this particular era.
    Otherwise, what we would witness would be the fateful turn from the times Rome was a bona fide republic to when it became a despotic tyrannical country, who entertained and fed their masses, who had no say in anything, and in all other ways things had degenerated.
    Would that not be a pity: but that is what Romney, and Republicans like him, or worse, like Gingrich, some far right figures, Carl Rove, etc. would have in mind, and indeed did have in mind.
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    It is ludicrous to use the word "principles" in the same sentence with the word Republican. If Romney wins this election Erikson will be as happy as a Republican at a slave auction. Here are a few words that are useful when writing about the GOP.......manipulations, lies, ruse, smarmy, misleading,
    avaricious, bribes, evangellical, thief etc.etc. The dictionary is full of suitable words......
    The Roman Empire offers a good analogy to the US in these times in as much as we now have somewhere around 200 military establishments around the globe. And then you say that the average roman citizen had "no say" in anything that was going on in the government ? You wouldn't call this fiasco of an election having a say in our government would you ? Every four years we get to choose between Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum certainly. But what say do we have when the people elected decide to take us into Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan? When the CIA decides to assassinate the leader of another country as it did in Chile and South Vietnam ? When they decide to stock pile enough nuclear weapons to blow up the entire eatrh 100 times over ? When they are ready to cut benefits to a meagre social secuirty check or trim back on Medicare, but continue to maintain an obscene military budget? When a candidate has the balls to campaign on a platform that aims to eliminate food stamps to the poor and unemployed while at the same time saying he wants to increase the military budget ? The beat goes on. This nation has been hypnotized to reality by having the flag waved in its face from the time we enter kindergarten. If it's comforting to think you have some imput into the real workings of the nation....by all means....adopt the fiction. You see where its got us.