Because we can’t quite tell the difference between the two. To date, not a single one of Mittens’ actual points, the ones backed up by his history rather than the occasional red meat he throws out in a vain attempt to get people to remember that he’s still got a pulse, differ in any significant way from those of The Lightbringer.
But Jazz is convinced that Perry offers great hope to Ogabe because he, unlike Mittens, seems to be everything that Ogabe isn’t, and we all know how immensely popular Il Douche is these days, don’t we? Why on Earth would anybody vote for somebody who is the exact polar opposite of Ogabe? Better to stick with somebody who has more flip flops than a VC battalion and no consistently held to points that differ substantially from the candidate he’s supposed to run against.
[Obama’s] most likely path – or at least one part of it – will be the exact same strategy that the DNCC is already revving up to try to take back the house… Mediscare and the specter of slashing Social Security.
Which we can rest assured that the NSDWP wouldn’t be trying if Il Douche were running against Mittens. Actually, Jazz may be right there, since Mittens is every bit as enamored of socialized medicine and enormous, unfundable entitlements as Il Douche is. Or at the very least utterly unwilling to address the issues with them. And we all know that when you’re running against an incumbent president with approval ratings slightly below Salmonella’s, the best strategy is to refuse to attack any of said incumbent’s favorite stances.
We’ve already seen a preview of the plan, with ads running which literally depict Paul Ryan pushing granny off of a cliff in her wheelchair.
And they certainly wouldn’t ever run those kinds of ads against a Make Believe Media beloved candidate like Mittens, as we all learned when their darling McCain got the nomination and they went in to support him against that upstart Ogabe full throttle.
Team Obama must be smiling, thinking of how Perry is already filming their own attack ads for them every time he comes out and says that Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. (By the way, Governor, it’s really more of a pyramid scheme than a Ponzi scheme, but we can argue semantics another day.) Poll after poll shows that while Americans have slowly come to realize that some changes will need to be made to the program, they oppose any cuts in benefits by a huge margin.
Because they always assume that the cuts will be to somebody else’s program. We already know that. It’s real conventional wisdom, as opposed to the kind of wishful thinking that RINO holdouts like yourself like to mix with your Establishment Kool Aid. What of it? We also know that when Congressional ratings are low, it’s always somebody else’s Representative that the voters are dissatisfied with. Your point, please?
Is it that, no matter what, we should go for a candidate that will be as much like Ogabe as we can get so we can get a Republican elected? Is that the mission in 2012. Not to save our nation from EUnuch destruction, but to make sure that it’s a Republican steering the ship when it hits the iceberg and sinks?
We’ll pass, thank you very much.
Come debate time, I assume that Obama will already have some sound bites warmed up and ready to go. “I’m the guy who’s trying fix and save Social Security for you. And over there you’ve got the guy calling it a Ponzi Scheme. Who ya gonna trust?”
As opposed to if we were to have a candidate like Mittens, in which case the NSDWP will utterly forego tactics like that and instead praise their opponent to high heavens. Again: Just ask president McCain how well that worked out for him.
Perry may have some other long-term problems brewing as well. One of the chief knocks against Barack Obama by his conservative critics – and deservedly so – is his lack of real world business experience. (He’s never run so much as a lemonade stand, etc.)
And Perry only has the executive experience of having run an entire state for longer than any other governor of it and managed to maintain its status as the only state left that still has an actual economy. Unlike Mittens who, apart from having made himself fabulously rich, has such sterling successes as Taxachussetts and RomneyCare under his belt. Oh wow. As somebody who is just an ordinary worker bee, it’s so hard for us to choose between the two’s records.
Some of the base voters who are showing a preference for Perry over Mitt, specifically, like to mention Romney’s shifting conservatism. (Or “evolving,” if you’re feeling more kind hearted.) These same folks seem to ignore the fact that Perry used to be a Democrat. Heck, he was Al Gore’s Texas campaign chair in 1988.
And for somebody who insists on calling himself a conservative, you show a remarkable lack of knowledge of basic facts such as “Reagan, that miserable failure, used to be a Democrat too”, not to mention your utter ignorance of what the Democrat Party was like back then down here. It was to the right of Dubya Compassionate Conservative, for crying out loud, yet Perry still left it because they weren’t conservative enough for him.
You keep forgetting that the transition to full press Marxism took a bit longer down here for the NSDWP than it did up there in damnyankee land.
And how about health care? Most of this summer you couldn’t browse a conservative political blog for 24 hours without seeing the phrase, “Romneycare.” And now we’re barely two weeks into the official Perry campaign and we find out he was sending love letters to Hillary Clinton to tell her how “commendable” and “worthy” her efforts to craft Hillarycare were.
He was sending one memo to Hillary Clinton commending her for her interest in reforming healthcare as it was back then for his constituents, BEFORE any details of her proposals were known and BEFORE anybody found out that she was planning on replacing the best health care system in the world with the abysmal failure of the NHS in Britain.
Let’s look at his actual words back then and remember that this was, again, BEFORE any actual details of HillaryCare were on the table:
“I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable.”
“I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers, and other members of rural communities,” Perry continued, noting his administration’s focus on economic development for rural Texans. “Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services.”
“Again, your efforts are worthy,” Perry concluded, ”and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses.”
Good L-rd! He was representing the interests of his constituents! What HORROR!
The plan Clinton’s task force ultimately presented called for universal health care along with a federal mandate for employers to provide health insurance for their employees.
Kindly note the word “ultimately” in the above, as in “nothing to do whatsoever with what was known when Perry wrote his letter.”
No known Perry support of those ultimate contents are known or documented, funnily enough. It’s almost as if
No one could have imagined the horrible monstrosity she cooked up, in fact not to be outdone until ObamaCare years later.”
Hardly the same as putting your name to the biggest miserable, stuttering clusterfuck of a failure of health care in our nation’s history, also known as RomneyCare.
Which Mittens, to this day, refuses to apologize for.
Unlike that horrid Perry who at least has the decency to apologize for fucking up royally with his mandatory HPV vaccine plan.
Treacher still can’t resist a bit of snark at Perry’s expense, or perhaps we for once missed his trademark sarcasm. It’s entirely possible.
They even go so far as to call Hillarycare a “horrible monstrosity” in retrospect, and say that the only thing worse is Obamacare. It sounds like they’re trying to argue that when the facts change, Rick Perry changes his opinion. Silly Perry, that trick is for Dems!
It’s odd, Jim. We always thought that basing your opinions and, heaven forbid, changing them as more facts become available contradicting your earlier ones, was the very epitome of being an intelligent, rational human being. Were we wrong about that? And when was the last time, pray tell, that the National Socialist Democrat Workers’ Party moved an iota from their established dogma simply because the facts on the ground proving them wrong? Just one example, please. We’ve got all day.
Nice to see that you’re still doing the NSDWP’s oppo research work for them, Jazz.
How much are they paying you again?
Doesn’t matter. You’re still ripping them off.
Gallup polling last week showed that only 41 percent of women now say they approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president. That is an all-time low–down from the previous low of 43 percent, which is what Obama’s approval had been among women in each of the previous three weeks.
He can’t even hold on to the Fallopian Tube Demographic anymore. Carry on. If there’s one thing we do like to see, it’s the NSDWP being ripped off.