President Romney

Just a quick thought thrown out there because I keep hearing the old “yeah sure, but Mitt is a flip-flopper and he’s not nearly principled enough to save the republic, so why eat the shit sandwich?”

You know what? I hear you. You’re right. He’s a pragmatist or, as we say in the corporate world in which he has way more experience than I’ll ever have, a “fixer.”

He knows what he wants, but he’s also keenly aware of what he can get. That’s the whole nature of the game in venture capitalism. You don’t throw away a 40% gain because you can’t have the 100% you wanted and thus cut off your nose to spite your face.

And what he can get depends completely upon what he has to work with. If he has a Congress made up of conservatives, his decisions will reflect that, because no amount of starry-eyed, blocked idealism will ever be better than a partial win. Not to say that the man doesn’t have principles as his veto record as a Governor of Massachusetts shows, but he’s not going to throw out half a cookie because he can’t have all of it. He’d be a fucking idiot to do so.

So un-electing Barack the Fuckhead is just one step. It’s an important one, because we won’t survive another four years of “recovery” as a nation worth living in, but it’s only one step. The most important one is to give his replacement a Congress he can work with to do what he wants to do.

Which ought to be motivation enough for those of you who aren’t all that hip to the latest GOP candidate who isn’t the person you wanted to win the primaries. I feel your pain. You know I do. Motivation enough to at least show up to support the down ticket and, heck, since you’re there anyway, why not cast a vote for the guy who will work WITH them instead of actively AGAINST them?

Give the man a pair of pruning scissors and he’ll cut off the low hanging branches of the Federal Leviathan because that’s all he can do. Give him a chainsaw, on the other hand.

Just asking, is all.

Thatisall.

19 comments

  1. 1
    Erbo growls and barks:

    Heaven knows I’m not a big fan of Romney. He’s a big, squishy RINO. But I’m voting for him anyway. Why? Because Barack Hussein Obama MUST NOT be allowed to remain in office. Period. Full stop.

    Electing Romney is damage control. If the country were a starship from Star Trek, putting Mittens in office would be the equivalent of sealing the hull breaches so the atmosphere doesn’t all vent into space, and plugging all the coolant leaks in the engine room before a warp core breach destroys the entire motherfucking ship!

    That does not mean that the ship is all set to go; there’s still going to be plenty of repairs to be made, even to get it as far as the nearest starbase. But it’s a necessary first step, if you want to be sitting in a starship, as opposed to an expanding ball of plasma and debris.

    Ultimately, some real conservatives have to get into office…not just into the Oval Office, but into the House, Senate, and governorships and state legislatures all over the country. But if Hussein al-Chicago and his cronies keep control, we are doomed. And getting Romney into office is a step back from the brink. Just one step, mind you. But you have to start somewhere.
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    Anthony L. growls and barks:

    Really?!? This is a conversation we must have? I didn’t vote for Romney in the primary, however, Romney is the candidate running against Barak Obama. Misha speaks of half loaves, and he is 100% correct; are you really willing to cut off the nose to spite the face when the face you are spiting will be those of your children and grandchildren? Really?!? …”and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” If those words mean anything at all to you, then you have a job to do, distasteful as it may be. Put on your big boy (or girl) pants, and go vote Obama out of office on November 6th. Your vote, our votes will be the second shot heard ’round the world as we begin to restore America to it’s rightful place as that shining city on a hill.

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    Bruce in NH growls and barks:

    I like to remind people that it’s much more than simply firing Obama by hiring Romney.

    A vote for Romney is a vote to fire Obama, Biden, Clinton, Holder, Napolitano, Geithner, Chu, Solis, Sebelius, Duncan, and the list goes on. Fire Obama and the entire clown car gets kicked to curb with him.

    That’s a LOT of bang for one’s buck.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Bruce in NH says:

    A vote for Romney is a vote to fire Obama, Biden, Clinton, Holder, Napolitano, Geithner, Chu, Solis, Sebelius, Duncan, and the list goes on. Fire Obama and the entire clown car gets kicked to curb with him.

    Stop…… you had me at Obama.

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    dasbow growls and barks:

    Sure, Mittens may be a bit of a RINO squish, but I’m voting FOR him, not just against Teh Messiah. There are two things about Mitt Romney that we know for sure: He’s a capitalist, and he’s competent. I want someone who knows and loves capitalism running the show, and using the megaphone of the presidency to champion it every day. Capitalism works, and it is the only economic system that works because of, and at the same time builds, freedom.

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    single stack growls and barks:

    I’m no fan of Mitt Romney. He’s way too liberal for my liking. For years my opinion of him was one of distaste bordering on contempt.
    During this election, however, as I’ve learned more about him my opinion has changed. I still don’t like him much politically but on the important issue of character I have a great deal of respect. The stories of the people who know him and have had dealings with him show an essentially good man who is generous and kind with an astute business sense who knows how to get things done. That’s the exact opposite of what we have now.
    As Misha wrote, electing Romney isn’t the solution to our problems but it’s a step back from the brink. If we’re to save ourselves turning around and taking that step is the first thing we have to do.

    I’ve always said that the congressional elections are more important than the presidential election, as important as this one is. Congress is where the real power lies and where the nations purse strings are controlled. With a conservative Congress even a worthless turd like Il Douche can be kept under control and a pragmatist like Romney can be kept on the right path.
    Getting the vile Harry Reid out of the way by electing a Republican Senate is the second most important thing in this election. He has purposely bottled up everything the House has done and is solely responsible for the “do-nothing Congress”. The blame for there not being a budget for four years sits squarely on his shoulders.

    On Nov 6 I will be voting for NotObama. The name on the ballot just happens to be Romney.

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    I wholeheartedly agree Misha. I think the mentality that supports the protest vote (or non vote) under the circumstances that we face as nation lacks a certain emotional maturity. I could cite the damage control analogy, or the gangreness limb analogy or even a triage scenario. But in my mind, to not vote for Romney is to vote to condemn this nation to a death sentence on so many levels that it is stunning. If we were under different circumstance such as we faced with Clinton vs Bush, I would probably not feel as strongly about this as I do. But we aren’t. The very foundations of our system are under attack. We have a cancer and Romney is like chemo, a throughly unpleasent treatment with only a possibilty of recovery, but the alternative is gaurenteed demise. This is life or death. I choose life.

    Finally, in the context of the MSM, some of these people need to die. They are absolute traitors.

  8. 8
    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    so why eat the shit sandwich?”

    at least with Romney there is a chance of some bread.

  9. 9
    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Getting the vile Harry Reid out of the way by electing a Republican Senate is the second most important thing in this election.

    That is true iff this Republican controlled Senate doesn’t turn out like the last Republican controlled Senate. That House and Senate was why Bush ended up with a Democrat controlled House and Senate for his last two years, any you know what that lead to.

  10. 10

    Well, so far I’ve had no disagreement with any comment. No trolls, no “devil’s advocates”. I’ve gotten to think significantly more of Mitt as the campaign has gone on, and we desperately need a good Congress. That simple. And that hard! Do NOT sit at home to protest what you’d prefer, go vote for what you can get! :em03:
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  11. 11
    Spin Drift growls and barks:

    Mitt will play the hand he is dealt. If it is a split congress then there will be significant sausage being made in DC. If not then we must be vocal in holding our representatives to our standards of small government. Will it change in one term probably not but the road to the the government working for the citizens and not the other way around begins like all journeys with a step. I like to think of Mitt’s election in the words of W. Churchill as he spoke about England’s sucess in the Battle of Britain, “This is not the end, it is not the begining of the end but it is the end of the begining.” There is still much work to do to unravel the cancer that infests this country. Let November 6th be our Yorktown, our Gettysburg, our Midway.

    Spin Drift

  12. 12
    L.O.R. Ankle biter growls and barks:

    Did my anti-Obama voting Saturday. Still think Romney’s a political squish and I once again had to hold my nose, something I’m very tired of doing, but I did it yet one more time. Will see to what it comes in two weeks.

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Anthony L. @ #:

    the face you are spiting will be those of your children and grandchildren?

    No offense, but kids and grandkids were screwed long before Obizzle took office. It’s probably down to great-great grandkids at this point.

    Your vote, our votes will be the second shot heard ’round the world as we begin to restore America to it’s rightful place as that shining city on a hill.

    Uh, I live in Soviet Monica, in the Democratic People’s Republic of California. My vote means precisely dick. :em01:
    Like it or not, the only votes which really matter are those in the battleground states. Voters in just a few states decide who we get as pilot when the plane hits the mountain president

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    RDM growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    Cube . . . Then vote to reduce his popular vote total. It matters dick in terms of who wins, but it can matter in terms of sending a message.

  15. 15

    Give the man a pair of pruning scissors and he’ll cut off the low hanging branches of the Federal Leviathan because that’s all he can do. Give him a chainsaw, on the other hand.

    :em03: :em01:
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  16. 16
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    On Drudge via TMZ: Apparently Allred was successful in getting the divorce docs unsealed. The judge ordered them sent to the Boston Globe. The good news is that he denied her request to lift the gag order on her client. She had not presented it in a motion form, and he was not happy.

  17. 17
    RDM growls and barks:

    First HALF of October for R&R … $111.8 million raised

  18. 18
    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    Why would I vote for a squishy RINO over the incumbent President? Because the incumbent President is a Marxist.

    And President Obama will have something else new and historic for his resume’ after this election: He’ll be the first incumbent President to lose to a squishy RINO since…EVAR!

    -Jim+


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