Romney/Ryan have a chance to win this thing. That revelation is so shocking we should be calling for a congressional investigation into how right wing billionaires and clueless teapartiers were able to pull that off. (Right. . .that'll happen)
There's no way someone like Mitt Romney (businessman to the core, anti-government advocate today but not yesterday, job destroyer and giddy out-sourcer, liar, liar, liar) could actually be considered American presidential material.
There's no way someone like Paul Ryan (Old Testament advocate of female-body ownership by non-females, mathematics-deficient "policy wonk", fair-to-middlin' mountain-climber and marathon-runner, liar, liar, liar) can be taken seriously for that all-important second slot.
There are many who want to blame one person--Barack Obama--for what's been happening, but you won't find them here. I don't want them here. I want people who know a right wing ambush when they see one and are willing to work their asses off to defeat the real enemy--the Republicans.
There are no saints among politicians but there are plenty of sinners. If Academy Awards were given for vicious, humanity-chewing, dishonest performances, the Republicans would win, hands down. They're out to destroy us and half the country thinks it's nothing more than a stinkin' horror movie. (Nothing to fear, it's only pretend. Get your popcorn here.)
But some of us don't, thank God:
- Chris Savage at Eclectablog says Act Like a Republican and "Don't help Mitt Romney win".
- At Margaret and Helen, Helen calls it bullshit as only Helen can.
- I don't usually agree with Paul Krugman, but everything he said in this column is what I would have said if I could write as well as he can.
- My Michigan pal Flowerchild has had enough, too. She brings some badasses to dagblog to help us understand.
- Robert Reich isn't giving up, either. Here he is on The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-voters.
- Reagan's money guy, David Stockman, slices and dices Romney's claim as job creator.
- Leo Gerard reminds us that Romney's version of adequate health care involves finding a way to the ER. That should be enough, right there.
- And former Cigna huckster Wendell Potter nails it: Romney's Talking Points on the Uninsured are Like the Ones I Wrote When I Was an Insurance Industry Flack
I'll remind us once again that Mitt Romney wants to be president of the United States and there's a strong chance he could become one. He has no use for us. He admits he has no use for us. We don't want a president who has no use for us. We've fallen pretty low but not so low we would give away our vote to a man who has made it that clear that we are not worthy of his attention.
There is no reason on earth that a man like Mitt Romney should be considered for the highest job in the land. We can stop it. We can work to get out the vote, we can continue pulling up facts that prove Romney, Ryan, and the Republicans don't deserve this chance, and we can declare a moratorium on bashing Democrats, other liberals, and Obama (especially Obama) until after November 6.
We have seen the enemy and it isn't us.
(Addendum, 10/18: This is big: Daniel Ellsberg, no admirer of Obama, to say the least, calls for an Obama win. Because, contrary to the opinion of some on the Left, the Republicans are much, much worse,)