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Thomas Sowell: Romney joins long list of moderate Republican losers; Updated





As usual, Sowell is spot on:

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment– nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for reelection, George H.W. Bush.

Bush 41 first succeeded when he ran for election as if he were another Ronald Reagan ("Read my lips, no new taxes"), but then lost when he ran for reelection as himself– "kinder and gentler," disdainful of "the vision thing" and looking at his watch during a debate, when he should have been counter-attacking against the foolish things being said.

This year, Barack Obama had the hard-hitting specifics– such as ending "tax cuts for the rich" who should pay "their fair share," government "investing" in "the industries of the future" and the like. He had a coherent vision, however warped.

Most of Obama’s arguments were rotten, if you bothered to put them under scrutiny. But someone once said that it is amazing how long the rotten can hold together, if you don’t handle it roughly.

Any number of conservative commentators, both in the print media and on talk radio, examined and exposed the fraudulence of Obama’s "tax cuts for the rich" argument. But did you ever hear Mitt Romney bother to explain the specifics which exposed the flaws in Obama’s argument?

On election night, the rotten held together because Mitt Romney had not handled it roughly with specifics. Romney was too nice to handle Obama’s absurdities roughly. He definitely out-niced Obama– as John McCain had out-niced Obama in 2008, and as Dewey out-niced Truman back in 1948. And these Republicans all lost. 

And they’ll lose again in 2016 if they choose another of these milquetoast moderates so pleasing to the mainstream media and GOP Establishment but unpalatable to the conservative base.  Memo to Republicans: Forget appealing to the mainstream media. They want you to lose and they’ll never be on your side. The next time they insist Republicans needs to nominate a Democrat-lite candidate, keep that in mind. Try appealing to your voters.

The sad, yet predictable, fact of the matter is that the GOPe who insists on foisting these losers on conservatives election after election still believes that the reason Republican’s lose is because they’re too conservative.  Never mind that Mitt Romney is the least conservative Republican candidate we’ve had since Gerald Ford, and doesn’t fit anyone’s definition of a conservative. As I noted nearly a year and a half ago, the "Republican" Romney most closely resembles is Nelson Rockefeller.  Indeed on issue after issue his positions are indistinguishable from the Democrats, and Romney’s brain trust felt comfortable going after those squishy Independents with whom the Establishment is so enthralled. He even managed to win them 50-45. But in the end it didn’t matter.

Obama’s campaign understood that this was a base election, and they fed his liberal base a steady diet of red (or is it blue?) meat, and they turned out for him despite the disastrous Obama economy. Conservatives, on the other hand, were forced to go vegan. Romney did everything he could to alienate his base, even, remarkably, denying Governor Palin a prime speaking slot and having his henchmen stick their thumbs in the eyes of conservatives at the Republican convention. Aren’t conventions supposed to be for uniting the party? Apparently not for Romney’s fabulously expensive, yet woefully inept campaign team.

After selecting Paul Ryan, they believed they had the conservative vote locked up and could Etcha-a-Sketch their way back to courting those elusive moderates. They didn’t, because for a sufficient number of conservatives, "ABO" was not a compelling enough reason to turn out and vote for the Mittster.  They either weren’t inspired by him … or didn’t trust him. Which Mitt, they wondered, were they voting for?  Moderate Mitt? Progressive Mitt? Severely conservative Mitt? Mandate Mitt? Multiple choice Mitt? Continuously shifting positions may appeal to those who lack convictions (the GOPe, for example), but to conservatives, not so much. Thus, in a nation with twice as many conservatives as liberals, Romney managed to lose a base election.  

Did that matter to Team Mitt? It sure doesn’t sound like it:

Campaign manager Matt Rhoades told the Governor and his wife, "We would rather lose with you than win with anyone else," sources said.

They got their wish. Here’s a prediction: If the GOP nominates a candidate of similar ilk in 2016, they’ll lose again. If they haven’t gone the way of the Whigs, that is. Read Sowell’s entire piece here.

Update: White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler lists seven reasons Romney lost. Here are the first two:

1. A failure to BE a conservative.

Every time Republicans nominate a candidate who doesn’t strongly back conservative ideals – George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008 – they lose. And every time a moderate candidate loses, everyone calls for Republicans to throw the “crazy conservatives” out of the Party and turn everyone into moderates.

Go Figyah.

Bush the Elder is the perfect case for this. In 1988, he ran as the inheritor of the Reagan mantle and won. But by 1992, having raised taxes, it was clear he was just another Country Club Republican, and voters turned on him.

Romney is a moderate. His Massachusetts Romneycare plan was the template for Obamacare. He tried to change himself into a conservative, but everyone knew he wasn’t. And so many of people who should have been his voters didn’t turn out to the polls, thinking it didn’t make much difference.

2. Romney failed to SELL conservative ideas

He picked conservative Paul Ryan, but then locked him in the attic. Who really heard Ryan spreading his gospel?

Romney’s biggest idea seemed to be tax reform, which ain’t the same as tax cutting. He was frightened it would hurt him to make the tough conservative case for Medicare and Social Security reform.

Koffler gets it. Read his other five reasons here.



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  • socon

    RINOs = Gracious Losers.  Thanks for nothing, Mittster.

    • ralphteb

      How old do you think the earth is?

      • socon

         Do you believe in God?  Or is that Gaia for you?

        • ralphteb

          answer the question

          • socon

             After you, heathen.

            • ralphteb

              I asked first

              • socon

                 Your answer will show your motive for your question.

                • ralphteb

                  You sir lack the courage of your convictions

                  • socon

                     Big word–too bad you don’t have any.

                    • ralphteb

                      I believe in facts you cant even bring yourself to answer a simple question, the earth by the way is over 3 billion years old , how old do you think it is?

                    • socon

                       If you knew the answer why did you ask me the question?

                    • ralphteb

                      Im interested in your beliefs if you have any ?

                    • socon

                       Lying obviously comes easy to you.  Color me NOT surprised.

            • ralphteb

              still waiting

              • socon

                I hope you’re holding your breath while you wait for my answer.

  • Azarkhan

    I’m on board with Romney the RINO, etc, etc. But how do you explain Romney receiving over 10 million votes in the Republican primaries, more than his three closest competitors – Santorum, Gingrich and Paul – combined? Perhaps we should be blaming the GOP voter, not the GOP establishment.

    • socon

      Mitt had the money and the organization.  He was also supported by the GOP establishment.
      Romney ran against his base; why would anyone be surprised some returned the favor on election day and stayed home?

      Romney won the coveted independents, but he still lost the election.

      I believe Romney would have won if he had embraced Sarah, the Tea Party, Newt and Ron Paul.  He chose to cut them out of the campaign and I believe he paid the price.

    • carolyn50

       democrats crossed over and voted for him.  that is why we need to have closed primaries.  republicans only should vote in republican primaries and dems should vote in dem primaries.  they dems and the media gave us romney.

  • Leroy Whitby

    Presidential elections are always base elections. Off year elections are more so!

    • socon

      I hope we can turn things around in 2014.  I think it could be our last chance.

      I know the GOP can’t do it.

  • Guest

    Wonderful post Doug!

    Good Mittens to the gopE! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

    Please.  By all means, let’s all wait for the PERFECT candidate, who will never arrive.  Are you honestly trying to tell me that we should hold conservatives in anything but derision for not voting this time out?  Is your honest contention that they believed that there was no difference between Romney and Obama?  So while they stayed at home and sat on their fat principles, Barack Obama was reelected president.  Now it is almost certain that Obamacare is going to be an entrenched part of our future, and our country will move more rapidly to the left than ever before.  I put up the BS flag.  There was a difference, they needed to vote, and they failed the country.  Period.

    • socon

      How about a compromise in 2016?  The GOP supports a candidate who embraces the base and the base turns out and votes.  We will lose again if we don’t work together.

      • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

         Socon, Mitt was not my favorite candidate in the world either, but he was a decent man and far, far superior to Obama.  What possible excuse could you provide for sticking us with ObamaCare and The Messiah himself for four more years?  I have no desire to offend, but good heavens!  Can you see the damage that has been done by the non-participation?  It is inexcusable.

        • socon

          I voted for Mitt–against my better judgment.  I hoped you guys were right and he would win.
          I am not the reason Romney lost; Romney is the reason Romney lost.

          You’re missing the point:  As long as the GOP cuts out its base, we will lose.  It’s inexcusable not to hold the GOP accountable.

        • Kathleen

          The point is not that Romney was the better alternative to Obama.  The point is, was Romney the better alternative to Newt? Santorum? Perry? Cain? Bachmann??  The time for choosing was during the primaries.  Romney should never have been our nominee.  He should never have even been considered a viable candidate.  It should never have gotten to the point where he was the only choice besides Obama.

          And in case anyone’s wondering–yeah, I voted for Romney. Not in the primaries; I actually wrote in Sarah as a protest vote. Hubbie voted for Newt. But in the final election, I marked my ballot for Romney, driven there by the fear and terror of an Obama reelection. Doesn’t seem to have made any difference. I’m still in fear and terror, and Obama’s still in the White House.

        • senator20526

           The GOP will continue to lose if they don’t invite the conservative base to the party,…..After 2010 elections and the tea party candidate victories…..the GOP didn’t want the tea party or any of its leaders at the convention……

          • friskyness

            So the GOPe are content in losing.  Nothing will change unless those in power are voted out.

      • ralphteb

        you have no base

        • socon

           You have no soul.

    • RebinTexas

       David – yep – too many didn’t come out to vote. And, as much as I distrusted mitt, I still voted for him in fairly safe Texas. However, you cannot overlook so many things – the rules changes at the convention, the dismissal of the Tea Party and of Sarah, the flip-flops right after the convention – the truly terrible organization of mitt’s "great team" – who couldn’t manage to know what and where come election day, they were NEVER prepared for or wanted to face the reality of the amount of voter fraud we had this time, especially in swing states and key areas. mitt talked down to US – never got specific (no surprise there) and he and his GOPe cronies did about as much as they could do to p…….s off so many of the people who are the base, I can understand what happened.

      Yep, people should have come out to vote – yet I still lay the blame at the feet of the RNC, it’s chairman, mitt and his "great team", the GOPe and all the other elite who are always TELLING US they KNOW better.

      When you’re in a REAL fight, you better be prepared to FIGHT, and to be the leader. We The People didn’t have a leader who even understood.
      Reb

      • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

         Rebin, I hear you.  I AM the base, and I am ready to fight.  But please, look at the practical reality of what happened here.  The people were pissed off, so they let the country, OUR country, go to Obama?  I can not even begin to conceive of logic like that!  Sometimes your candidates are not perfect.  Sometimes the establishment makes you want to pull your hair out (I know the feeling).  But this?  This is unacceptable.  You have to do what you can, and live to fight another day.

        • socon

           I don’t want to repeat this loss in 2016.  Do you?

          • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

             Are you kidding?  This last loss was almost too hard to handle. But what happens next time?  Let’s say that we get a really conservative candidate, and the moderates behave exactly like the conservatives did this time.  Are you happy?  Do you feel like screaming idiot at them?  Do you think we win?  I don’t wish to be harsh here, honestly.  But if there is anyone that is out there convincing themselves that they did the "right" thing by sitting this one out they are deluding themselves, and they screwed us.

            • socon

              I can see you’d rather blame others than try to compromise.  So be it. 
              It’s very possible the GOP’s arrogance will cause the Republican party to split in the next few years. 

              I won’t take any more GOP RINO crap that’s for sure.  If they choose to pander to Hispanics and insult us again, they will lose again.

              A RINO won’t get my vote in 2016.  Count on it.

              • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

                Good Lord, man!  Do you think I LIKE RINO’s?  They make me ill!  But I am not going so sit idly by and let my country turn into a European socialist state because my feelings got hurt or because the candidate selected was not my favorite.  We could have done a LOT worse than Mitt Romney.  For instance – Barack Obama.

                • socon

                  Well, your country is turning into a socialist state whether your feelings were hurt or not.

                  Compromise or lose again in 2016.

                • Kathleen

                  We had Mitt Romney and we now have a lot worse than him–Barack Obama.  That.Is.The.Point.

                  • senator20526

                    And we have John Boehner ready to cave on the debt ceiling and taxes….and Sen. Graham working with Schumer for complete amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens….yeah, it’s sure nice to be in the middle…we get so much …../s

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMXIAHSHFCMSCZ4CBM7TO5NC5I Joe Durnavich

      David, rather than trying to convince 3 million people to change their attitudes toward the matter, wouldn’t it be easier for you to work on just one person, the candidate himself?

    • Min Max

      Ermm…I think she’s already arrived. Mind you, she’s not "perfect" in the sense that no person is perfect. But she is the "perfect" conservative candidate.

    • senator20526

       As a conservative, I am tired of voting against the other party, not voting for my party….I voted against Obama, not for Romney……

    • RodPatrick

      There is  no such thing as perfect candidate. Nobody’s perfect.  

      We need a NOMINEE THAT FIGHTS, WHO UNDERSTANDs ORDINARY PEOPLE, AND HAS COMMON SENSE WHEN KNOWLEDGE AND SCIENCE FAIL IN CRITICAL SITUATIONS.
      SARAH PALIN SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE NOMINEE OF 2012 – THE YEAR WHERE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL REALLY MATTERED!

  • arcman46

    It wasn’t bad enough that the GOPe chose Mitt, but when the Romney campaign and the GOPe dissed Gov. Palin, the TEA party, and the Paulbots.  I voted for Romney because he was better than Obama, but I am a Palin supporter through and through.  I agree with many of the things that Paul brings to the table, but find him somewhat of a kook on other things:  mainly foreign policy.  Between the Palin supporters, TEA party supporters and Paul supporters there were millions of us that either had to hold our nose and voter for the lessor of two evils, or merely stayed home.  We still have a margin of a chance to save the Republic, but if the GOPe chooses another "insert moderate here"  there will be little to save the next time around.

    • socon

       I wonder if the Tea Party will turn out in 2014.

    • spottedreptile

      The Romney campaign’s foreign policy was a mess. Arming Syrian rebels is a surefire winner not. I lost count of the times Mitt said he was going to reach across the aisle, a phrase I believe should be banned from the English language. It didn’t get him any moderate votes and lost him a lot of conservative votes. Worse, he kept saying he was going to repeal and REPLACE Obamacare. And really, having your son say that Obama is great? 

      The Romney campaign and the Romney family seemed terrified of criticising Obama as a person. Why the heck not. Romney was vilified and ridiculed by the Left and the media. Why be afraid of what they think? They already despise you and everything you stand for. Cowtowing to  the Left and letting them define who we are has NEVER worked. 

      Why can’t conservative leaders be PROUD of being a conservative? Doesn’t anyone get it?

      Yes, I know who does. But GOPe hate her because she doesn’t do business like "it’s always been done." In other words, she would shake up the cozy cronyism rampant in DC and she sure wouldn’t have let some smart-talking Boston consultant group tell her how to run her campaign whilst keeping the truth from her about the real poll numbers. Sarah threatens the livelihood of the GOPe insiders and hangers-on, which is why they oppose her. 

  • RebinTexas

    I also believe adding the rest of Thomas Sowell’s article is worthwhile – so here goes:

    "When you look at this as a horse race, there is no question that the
    Republicans deserved to lose. But the stakes for this great nation, at
    this crucial juncture in its history and in the history of the world,
    are far too momentous to look at this election as just a contest between
    two candidates or two political parties.

    Quite aside from the immediate effects of particular policies, Barack
    Obama has repeatedly circumvented the laws, including the Constitution
    of the United States, in ways and on a scale that pushes this nation in
    the direction of arbitrary one-man rule.

    Now that Obama will be in a position to appoint Supreme Court
    justices who can rubber stamp his evasions of the law and usurpations of
    power, this country may be unrecognizable in a few years as the America
    that once led the world in freedom, as well as in many other things.

    Barack Obama’s boast, on the eve of the election of 2008– "We are
    five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of
    America"– can now be carried out, without fear of ever having to face
    the voters again.

    This "transforming" project extends far beyond fundamental internal
    institutions, or even the polarization and corruption of the people
    themselves, with goodies handed out in exchange for their surrendering
    their birthright of freedom.

    Obama will now also have more "flexibility," as he told Russian
    President Medvedev, to transform the international order, where he has
    long shown that he thinks America has too much power and influence. A
    nuclear Iran can change that. Forever.

    Have you noticed how many of our enemies in other countries have been
    rooting for Obama? You or your children may yet have reason to recall
    that as a bitter memory of a warning sign ignored on election day in
    2012.

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

       YES!  Yes!  This is what I was saying!  This is my point!  With all this at risk, you do NOT cozy up in your recliner and stay home!

      • socon

         You will lose again in 2016.

        • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

          You?  Not "we"?  Speaks volumes.

          • socon

             You and others like you not willing to compromise.  Very telling.

            • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

               Not willing to compromise?  What is the name of all things sacred are you talking about?  If anyone is completely rigid in this conversation it is you!  What have I even said to you about that?  If a conservative makes it through the primary process no one would be happier than I.  But your argument is stating that it was okay for conservatives to stay home, because Mitt Romney was not conservative enough for them.  Tell me about inflexible!  So, the alternative is that through lack of participation we end up with four more years of Barack Obama, who is so far from your ideology he may as well be on another planet?  And Paul Ryan wasn’t conservative enough?  Oh, this is indeed the end.

              • socon

                Stay on topic.  All the GOP has to do is support a candidate who does not marginalize the base and he/she will most likely win.

                It’s not rocket science.  Compromise or lose in 2016.

                • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

                  Well, I guess there is no point in continuing with this.  Best of luck to you.

                  • socon

                     You, too.  You’re gonna need it.

                • senator20526

                   Like they supported Mourdock…..Lugar would not endorse him…..That’s the GOPe’s way

              • uksarahfan

                Your crybaby act is achieving what exactly? Do we see Palin pissing and moaning and writhing about on her Lake Lucille jetty about what transpired? No we don’t. Do you really think she will come out a launch a big attack into those conservatives who stayed home? No she won’t. Is that what you hope she will do? Harden up and dry your eyes Dave or as the Governor likes to say – buck up or stay in the truck.

                • socon

                   lol

  • goldenprez

    Ladies and gentlemen of C4P, we are a distinct minority.

    What does that mean?

    It means that people like us, who frequent conservative sites, no matter which conservative sites, represent a minority of voters who go out of their way to be informed. We are also, believe it or not, a distinct minority of the 40% of Americans who describe themselves as conservative.

    It is totally counterproductive to try and lay the blame for losing this election on the majority of everyday conservative people who did not vote for Willard Romney. Did that amount to "votes for Obamao?" Yes. No question about it. Did they understand that? No, I do not believe they did.

    To the intensely involved, such as us, it is as plain as the nose on one’s face. But we do not represent the public at large. Rush has approximately 15 million listeners. That represents a very small minority, not only of all the voters, but a small minority of everyday conservative people.

    We are the choir, not the congregation.

    The GOP is just another Government Party, not much different than the Socialists/Democ-rats. They are statists and elitists. The government is not just elected officials. It is the media, and all the people who are totally dependent upon the media to survive. They all, including Fox News and their hirelings, all the "conservative columnists," et al, have a vested interest in the status quo.

    The first step is to disavow the GOP. Stop thinking that they can be changed. They have proven over the past 60-plus years that this is a fool’s errand. Remove the conservative base and the GOP is nothing more than an empty shell. Even worse than the Socialists/Democ-rats. At least the enemy has core beliefs, something that cannot be said for the soulless political creatures of the GOP.

    The second step is to rally around a charismatic personality who actually represents the true conservative principles.

    The third, and most important step, is to have a strategy that will neutralize the establishment media that is totally committed to the statists and the status quo. A strategy that will reach the vast majority of Americans who call themselves conservatives. Monolithic and gargantuan as they are, the establishment media can be neutralized. I have a number of ideas in that regard.

    Social media, the internet, talk radio, cable networks, etc., will not do the job. We need to divorce ourselves from any outlets, or voices, who are part and parcel of the establishment media. Even Rush, Hannity, and Levin, have not shown that they are willing to go "rogue." Levin is slightly leaning in that direction, but will he go "all the way" when the chips are on the table?

    As I stated, I have some ideas regarding new tactics to reach the millions of everyday conservatives needed to launch a Freedom Party, and succeed in "restoring America."

    I would very much like to hear ideas from others.

    Throw them all out. The status quo must go.

    Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

    Illegitimi non carborundum.

    Barracudas Maximus.
     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4L7MM3NFN5RTCPBF2IPKWDBSQU Charles

      I am a small business owner.  I make decisions every day, and when I am wrong, it costs me money. 

      Karl Rove was spectacularly wrong in this election.  Karl still came away with millions.  Where is the incentive to be right, if losing pays the same as winning, and losing is a lot easier to do?

      Conservative media "entertainers" such as Rush, Glenn, etc. don’t suffer any consequences for being wrong.  In fact, being on the "out" side is more profitable than having a radio show where you agree with what is going on.  Remember when Rush said he was tired of "carrying water" for the Bush administration?  Conflict sells better than agreement.

      Until there are consequences for media stars’ rightness/wrongness, they will continue to lobby from behind the scenes for the other side to win.  They are not about ideology. They are about money.

      • socon

         I disagree with you about Rush–he’s no Romney fan.

  • stevethird

    When Hussein runs roughshod over everything we believe in the next few years the country will need a champion. Let’s see now…Boehner? come on be serious. Jeb Bush?..oh please. Rubio?…nope. Palin will rise and the nation will turn to her out of desperation. They will be enlightened by their suffering. That is the way I truly believe it will play out.

  • bri

    Where was all this during the primary, when Palin and we the conservatives were raging against the machine.

  • suehimel

    Here’s the key to 2016:  Hope the Democrats nominate Biden.  If we can’t beat that guy, then we really deserve to lose.

  • Steve_Flesher

    I love Thomas Sowell.  He loves Governor Palin and he endorsed Newt of the ones in the primary.  A brilliant man.

    • stevethird

       I’ve been reading his stuff for years. His words just about always ring true.

  • Aitch748

    So according to what the GOP was telling us before the election, Romney was the ONLY candidate who had even a prayer of beating Obama, widely acknowledged the worst president in U.S. history and therefore theoretically very beatable.

    The GOP’s bestest baddest warrior LOST to the worst man.

    Conclusion: The GOP is completely hopeless and utterly useless. You might as well write in the Tooth Fairy’s name if you vote Republican in a national election. Gaaahhhh!!!

    *headdesk*

    • n4cerinc

      Or as many of us wondered very early on, ‘the GOP is running the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama’. 

    • jester2939

      Yep. That pretty much sums it up.

  • MarkRNY

    This is excellent Doug. Both Sowell and Koffler get it. Rush sure as hell wasn’t saying this the day after the election. He’s been saying it for 20 plus years, but not that day–and it makes ya wonder…

    Everyone should save this and shove it in every RINO’s face they meet (a couple on this site for example). 

    It’s the GOPe stupid!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNTC646T64CYO54I4SDUMDT3EM otto

    Bush the elder was a full in dyed in the wool progressive,and he effectively stalled any progress made by Reagan to put a fork in the "progressive" agenda.And kill it until the next epoch.

     Thomas Sowell gets it. Why do the black people not look to a good man like him as a model,instead they cling to the slave masters like Obama,Jackson,and Sharpton. And carry the yolk of them around their necks….90% vote for Obama does not lie…You can’t sugarcoat it.

    Do i peak you ?
     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4L7MM3NFN5RTCPBF2IPKWDBSQU Charles

       Uh, that would be "yoke." And "pique."

      • jester2939

        Homonyms are great, aren’t they? :-D

  • friskyness

    If they were willing to lose the election, then why blame conservatives, when it was their wish.

  • n4cerinc

    Campaign manager Matt Rhoades told the Governor and his wife, “We would rather lose with you than win with anyone else,”  - With this type of attitude why are we surprised we lost. These people do not care about the average man and woman. At least Obama was able to convey to his base that he cares about him. These elitists that surround the Romney campaign got what the deserved. They don’t care about the country. They are okay. They are part of the Permanent Political Class. Life is fine for them regardless of who is in office. 

  • IsraeliCojones

    (Repost – 03/13/2012):

    “For me, the experience on this campaign is that there are worse things than losing” – Steve "PO" Schmidt

    Like what, genius? Winning?

    • Aitch748

      Didn’t Steve Schmidt actually say at one point that he thought that America dodged a bullet by not electing Sarah Palin to the vice presidency???

      • IsraeliCojones

         I don’t remember that, but I wouldn’t put anything past this POS.

    • TENCOLE

       Like being shown for the incompetent numbnut you are.

      • IsraeliCojones

        I hope this is addressed to the POS and not me LOL :)

  • ralphteb

    Stop blaming the candidate and look at the message, it is on the wrong side of history, romney tracked way over to thr right and that dosent appeal to a majority of the country.Stop being the party of the 1950′s

    • socon

      Baloney.  Romney’s a RINO and RINOs don’t win.  Conservative Reagan won twice in the 1980s and his VP won a third term.  12 years of governance as a Conservative proves you’re WRONG..

      Chew on that, doofus.

      • ralphteb

        Regan was pro union and raised taxes numerous times, he would never make it through the primaries, this isn’t about conservatism this is about radicalism ,todays party would not
        be recognised by Eisenhower Nixon or Reagan.The Regan Bush years ended 20 YEARS AGO (oh look i found my caps lock too), the country has moved on so should you.

        • socon

          Your DNC talking points are lies.  Reagan was far more CONSERVATIVE than Romney.  Reagan fired the union air traffic controllers and the democrat congress passed the tax increases.  Clown.

          Your argument is just more leftist BS.  If our country has ‘moved on’ how do you explain the butt whipping you got TWO years ago?  lol

          See you in 2014.  Hope you’re ready for your spanking–AGAIN.

        • socon

           What’s up, bonehead?  Still stupid?  lol

          • ralphteb

            ah did you miss me

            • socon

               I saw something awful on TV and thought of you.

              • ralphteb

                Looks like things have turned 180 degrees, oh snap beearch

                • socon

                  Not really.  You losers have turned our dead and dying inner cities into the new democrat plantations.

                  You are the party of blood suckers, leeches and takers.

                  • ralphteb

                    Nothing to do with outsourcing good paying manufacturing jobs to mexico , china etc , ask Mitt Romney how much he made being outsourcer in chief

                    • socon

                       Fool.  Obama has outsourced tons of jobs in his corrupt quest for green energy.

          • ralphteb

            "We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people." -Republican Party Platform of 1956

            • socon

              So? 

              Historically, you democrat dipwads were slavers who created the KKK, segregation, Jim Crow laws and lynched thousands of Black Americans.

              Racist!

      • ralphteb

        Regan was pro union and raised taxes numerous times, he would never make it through the primaries, this isn’t about conservatism this is about radicalism ,todays party would not be recognised by Eisenhower Nixon or Reagan.The Regan Bush years ended 20 YEARS AGO (oh look i found my caps lock too), the country has moved on so should you

        • socon

           Nice double post, loser.  lol

          • ralphteb

            you keep talking about the past, wake up dude its 2012 and you’ve got FOUR MORE YEARS OF THAT SOCIALIST KENYAN.

            • socon

              He’s a lame duck and the drubbing you’re going to take in 2014 will make him even lamer.  (If that’s possible).

              • ralphteb

                With an improving economy and less white folks I cant see it, but if the bubble your in feels good I don’t want to be the one to burst it ,reality will do that soon enough. http://inthesetimes.com/article/13141/why_the_right_really_hates_obama

                • socon

                  The economy is NOT improving.  Many analysts see another recession on the horizon.
                  You’re a typical low-rent, low-information Obama voter with absolutely no critical thinking skills.

                  Many in the Republican base stayed home on November 6 because they felt Romney dissed them–they’ll be back in 2014.

                  Enjoy your welfare, ObamaPhone and food stamps while you can, loser.

                  • ralphteb

                    your an angry little man aren’t you

                    • socon

                       Projecting again, leftist tool?

                    • ralphteb

                      No Im happy with the election but your not arent you all your beliefs and ideals have been rejected, and now you living in the past and hoping for future glory, anyway shouldnt you be out working to pay for my obama phone

                    • socon

                      Leeches like you don’t have principles. You’re parasites, nothing more.

                      I am working.  Thank God I’m wealthy enough to protect myself and my family when the economy crashes.

                      Scum-suckers like you will be the first to starve.

                    • ralphteb

                      I farm 300 dairy cow s bro i wont stave, thanks for your concern now get to work and stop wasting time on the internet

                    • socon

                      Oh, I get it!  You are a leech–you depend on farm welfare.  Figured.

                      Bet you do more than "milk" those cows.  lol  Better get back to the back forty, bozo.

                    • ralphteb

                      Actually I receive nothing from the US government I know how to run a successful business and next time you buy some dairy products remember someone got up early to produce that and if you think farming a easy your heads further up your arse than I thought humanly possible
                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                      Snort!

                      Sure, and I’ve got some ocean front property in Arizona I’d like to sell you.

                      A lazy azz parasite like you doesn’t know the meaning of hard work.  Most likely you’re wasting your pathetic life smokin’ dope and living in your step-mom’s basement.

                    • ralphteb

                      Your the one the Internet spewing unsubstantiated bile based on your prejudiced world view , you think your some rugged individual who doesn’t need any help from anyone until you need that pothole fixed at the end of your road

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       You are the pothole at the end of my street.  Get a job.

                    • ralphteb

                      I have job have you not been paying attention, thing is I can fix a pothole, build a fence, run a business what can you do, throw around some ignorant insults while you stew in your own bile
                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                      I didn’t send you nasty grams on HuffPo.  Why don’t you crawl back under the rock you call home?

                    • ralphteb

                      Is that vein in your head throbbing? Tightness in your chest? Relax its just impotent rage. Fortunately in your case it’s obviously a Pre existing condition and its covered in obamacare
                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                      I can afford private care.  You get Obama’s Death Panels.  That’s what happens when you’re a leech.

                    • ralphteb

                      Fun fact ,leeches were a common treatment for all sorts of ailments,as to the lie of the death panels it just that a lie
                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                      lol   Low information putz.   Leftists have already admitted there would be health care rationing.  It’s inevitable.

                      People used to die when too many leeches were applied–kind of like the way you blood sucking leeches are killing our country.

                    • ralphteb

                      Which leftist said that, and your high information comes from your pointy tinfoil hat, and every other developed nation IN THE WORLD ( that’s all the countries that aren’t the US ) have universal health care which keeps costs down
                      Sent by pixies

                • socon

                  Research is your friend, Obama slave.  

                  Former Obama-Czar, Steve Ratner, wrote an opinion piece in the NY Slimes on 9/16/12 calling for rationing to keep health care costs down.  Google it.  Sarah Palin was right.

                  Think about it:  You’re trying to cover tens of millions more Americans with the same number of providers.  Rationing/ Death Panels are inevitable.  Great Britain has them, so does Canada.

                  You and moronic leftists like you are destroying our country because of your lazy slavishness toward Obama.  You are a disgrace to our American ancestors.

                  • ralphteb

                    There not death panels it’s call end of life care for terminally ill patient and those at the end of life, and one opinion piece dose not an argument make , controlling cost is a problem and that’s why governments bulk buy to drive down the costs of drugs just look over the border to canda
                    Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                      They are Death Panels.  Sarah was right.

                      You are naive; ignorant, too.  Ratner is more than just one opinion–he was an Obama Czar.

                      It’s not just end of life care either–you get care depending on your age and health.

                      If you had any critical thinking skills you would understand that quality of care will suffer because rationing is inevitable.  You can’t buy doctors "in bulk."  Stay healthy or else.

                    • ralphteb

                      Your fake messiah sarah called them that, does not mean that they are , that woman wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her on the arse, look you want to believe what you want to believe but that won’t make it true, I know this she will shill money out of you for the next four years and then sit on the sidelines snipe doing nothing like she has done since the quitter from wasillia chucked in the governaship Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       You sure have a lot of time on your hands.  No way are you a dairy farmer.  Liar.

                    • ralphteb

                      Attack the message not the messenger

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       You are the message, liar.  lol

                    • ralphteb

                      And that just doesn’t make sense

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       Every word you oink doesn’t make sense, so you should understand it.

                    • socon

                       Goodbye.  lol

                    • ralphteb

                      Game Set and Match beearch

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                      That you’re a blood sucking leech?  True enough.

                    • ralphteb

                      That the eqvilent of" you are "come on you can do better than that

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       Your spelling stinks, dummy.  Low IQ is a requirement for voting democrat.

                    • ralphteb

                      Well done sir ,witty re par ti ,your credit to you race or something

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       You’re a disgrace to the human race.

                    • ralphteb

                      Hey that rhymes , and can you site specifics about my discracing the human race , dates times etc
                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       Go "milk" your 3000 cows, doofus.  lol

                    • ralphteb

                      300 not 3000

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       Go "milk" your 30,000 cows.

                    • ralphteb

                      now your just being silly

                      Sent by pixies

                • socon

                   33,333 cows

                  • ralphteb

                    I repeat game set and match

                    Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       33,333 cows and 333 pigs.

                    • ralphteb

                      No wonder you guys are losing the culture wars

                      Sent by pixies

                • socon

                   Oinker is oinking again.  Go slop your hogs, pigster.  lol

                  • ralphteb

                    Hey, hows things, missed you, got your obamaphone yet?

                    • socon

                       Missed you like a heart attack, clown.

                    • ralphteb

                      Ahhhh sweet

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       I bet your hogs smell sweeter than you.

                    • ralphteb

                      good to see your putting that fifth grade education to use

                    • socon

                       You can’t spell as good as a 5th grader.

                    • ralphteb

                      looks like your spell checker is working fine too bad it cant do substance or content

                    • socon

                       You’ve got the cognitive abilities of your goats.

                    • ralphteb

                      No goats, your not paying attention and you’ve used multi syllable words , well done

                    • socon

                       Your hogs are smarter than you.

                    • ralphteb

                      not for long they will be in the freeze next week,tell me is Obama still president, if so how do you feel about that?

                    • socon

                       You’re going to get death paneled, not me.

                    • ralphteb

                      still with the death panesl ,little desperate,at least it make a change from the farm animal references

                      Remember death panels? Many people not only remember them but apparently still believe they are part of Obamacare.

                      Death panels are the government boards that opponents claimed would review the medical status of elderly Americans under health reform. Those found undeserving would be left to die without access to care.

                      The charge was first raised by Sarah Palin in 2009. She claimed the
                      law would let bureaucrats use subjective judgments to decide who was worthy of health care. The accusation gained a lot of attention in the press.
                      However, it had no basis in fact. Neither she nor anyone else was able to identify any provision in the law that creates such panels. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/fieldclinic/Death-panels-live-on.html

                    • socon

                      That was written before Obama’s Czars wrote op-eds in the NY Slimes calling for rationing.

                      We knew it was a lie from the beginning.

                      I’ve already explained to you that rationing is inevitable because of supply and demand.  Doesn’t surprise me that you don’t understand basic economics, though–you’re a typical dummocrat and obviously NOT the sharpest tool in the shed or the brightest bulb in the box.  You’re dumb..

                      You’re going to join your hogs in your freezer.  Seems fair.

                    • ralphteb

                      You see there is your problem( well one of them anyway) the health care system,it doesn’t work because to many people are clipping the ticket , which is why every other developed nation has a government run system ,can you wrap that big brain of yours around it ? Try holding your breath while you try to think because obviously doing two things at the same time is pretty hard for you. You want to talk death panels , what about when your insurance company refuses your cover because stupidity was a pre-existing condition in your case.The US spends more per capita on health care yet ranks 26 in the world for outcomes.You can breathe now.

                    • socon

                      I agree there are problems, but the worst thing you could do is turn it over to the huge, bloated Federal government.  It will be a nightmare and much more expensive.

                      If I don’t like my insurance company I can go to its competitor–unlike the government where I will have no choice.

                      Our health care is the best in the world–why else do wealthy people from all over the world come here to get care?  The rankings are deceitful–we rank low because we attempt to save those who are more critically ill than other countries.

                    • ralphteb

                      Using the wealthy as your yardstick isn’t the best argument of course the US has the best health care if you can afford it,trouble is there are 50 million people who cant and its those people at the fringes that suffer and clog up emergency departments, you end up paying for them anyway.You can still go private, but a public option will help keep your private providers more honest because the government can use its buying power to keep down costs,Im sure you dont want to be paying for some insurance execs bonus they got by screwing over the little guy

                • socon

                   Get a life, looooooooooooser.

                • socon

                   What’s up, hog slopper?  Still stinkin’ up the place?  LOL

                  • ralphteb

                    That where food comes from taker not out a packet

                    Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       You voted for the biggest taker of them all, hypocrite!  You’re the leech not me.

                    • ralphteb

                      When the last time you produce any thing of value ? I produce food , far as I can tell the only thing you make is BS ands ya kants eat dat
                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       I buy your products, dummy.  Without me you couldn’t survive.

                    • ralphteb

                      No I can still feed myself, try snacking on money and see how far that gets you dumbass

                    • socon

                       Try heating your home and driving your car without money, moron.

                    • ralphteb

                      Its called wood dummy and biofuel dummy.So do you provide heat and gas cause you don’t provide any sense, lets face it your a drain on society, go the death panels !

                    • socon

                      You don’t have either, liar.  You’re a blood sucking leech and you know it.

                      Go jump in the freezer with your hogs.

                    • ralphteb

                      yes cause wood is so hard to find and how do you grow corn? , your one of those people who clip the ticket. of the productive sector not adding any real value, your the leech , you dont make any thing yet you think that your the only thing hold the country together, but your the problem , talk about no information, get off your fat ass

                    • socon

                      Bad mood.  Did little loser run out of weed?  lol

        • socon

          You’re so full of hatred toward others it sickens me. Gotta screw the other guy, right?

          You leftists are the biggest losers of all.  You are consumed with envy.

          I already agreed with you that our healthcare system needed an overhaul; I just disagreed that the government taking it over would improve it.  You’re so spoiled because you’re used to having the best doctors and hospitals in the world–but that will change with ObamaCare.

          It already is changing.  Many doctors are retiring early and our best and brightest aren’t going into medicine because they don’t want the ahole government bureaucrats controlling their lives.

          You will have to wait much longer for doctor visits and procedures like all socialized medicine countries.

          Innovations will dry up because government control will dampen creativity.  That means fewer cures for horrific diseases.

          You will regret your petty envy of others–maybe with your life.  You are a hateful leftist fool.

          All you want to do is destroy.  It’s what you fascist losers do best.

          • ralphteb

            Boy did someone take an angry pill? or are you an insurance exec, that would explain a lot, by the way a lot of the best and brightest have been going to Wall Street and look how well that worked out, and most of those innovation come from publicly funded universities
            Sent by pixies

            • socon

              Not mad, just sad. 

              Wall Street’s corruption couldn’t have happened without government corruption–crony capitalism.  Our government is full of corruption.  Convenient you omit that.

              You don’t get it!  People don’t want to be controlled!!  The best and the brightest aren’t going into medicine.  Scientific advancement will slow down–how much we don’t know.  Scary.
              You and yours will be affected, too.

              • ralphteb

                Of course there is corruption and on both sides of the isle but if you think that the far right positions are the answer you are deluding yourself, which i think was the genesis of this argument, and if you think someone like ted cruz isnt going to suck up to special interests i might just sell you that beach front property in AZ back to you.Any hoo you seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on the interwebs ,do you run a meth lab or something?Would explain the mood swings

                • socon

                  I think freedom is the answer.  Unfortunately, there are too many like you who disagree.

                  You’re stuck on sides–I’m for our country.

                  What’s your message, coward? Fraud and bribery are all you’ve got. You democrats are the scum of the earth.

                  • ralphteb
                    • socon

                       To choose my own health care.  duh

                    • ralphteb

                      That’s not going to happen , why do you think that?

                      Sent by pixies

                    • socon

                       It already is happening.  More lies from a fascist propagandist.

                    • ralphteb

                      What? Where?How ?simple questions

                    • socon

                      Your hogs are smarter than you.

                    • ralphteb

                      you’ve got no substance so you attack the messenger cause you cant attack the message, enjoy your bubble its getting smaller every day

                    • socon

                      Your 333,333 cows are better looking than you.

                    • ralphteb

                      If thats how you get your kicks im sure there is a website devoted to that

                    • socon

                      Until you can point me in that direction this website will have to do.

                      Your horses’ azzes are better looking than you!  lol

                    • ralphteb

                      For a hard workin ‘merican you spend a lot of time doing sweet F.A.

                    • socon

                       Get out there and ‘milk’ your 3,000,000 cows, doofus.

                    • ralphteb

                      Are you tweaking again

                    • socon

                      Got your goat?

                    • ralphteb

                      your losing it

                    • socon

                       You never had it.

                    • ralphteb

                      Sent by pixies

            • socon

               We have our differences but we are both Americans so  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

              • ralphteb
                • socon

                  You can say anything you want to but hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars have been wasted on green projects owned by Obama’s bundlers and big donors.  Crony Capitalism at work.

                  The economy is a disaster and it’s Obama’s fault.

                  See you in 2014.

                  • ralphteb

                    Romney founded Bain in 1984 and left active management in 1999. Romney is currently a "passive private shareholder" at Bain, although he has served on boards of Bain-operated companies and undoubtedly consulted with his former associates.

                    You can search the Bain website in vain for news of jobs. From the beginning, Romney’s work there was as much about destroying jobs as creating them.

                    Robert Solow, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, explains how Bain acquires companies. "In a leveraged buyout, the private equity shop buys a distressed company," he told me. ""In some cases it decides the company is worth more dead than alive, and just sells off the assets. Jobs disappear. In other cases it may reorganize the company, take a seat on the board and create jobs, but also typically lower wages and benefits. It issues debt in the name of the company and uses proceeds to buy out existing stockholders and finance reorganization. Bain makes most of its profits from selling off the reorganized company, and from stripping the assets of the no-good ones. Nobody can know what the long-run net effect on employment is. But for sure the small investor has no access."

                    "Take a typical Bain transaction involving an Indiana-based company called American Pad and Paper," Matt Taibbi wrote in Rolling Stone. "Bain bought Ampad in 1992 for just $5 million, financing the rest of the deal with borrowed cash. Within three years, Ampad was paying $60 million in annual debt payments, plus an additional $7 million in management fees. A year later, Bain let Ampad to go public, cashed out about $50 million in stock for itself and its investors, charged the firm $2 million for arranging the IPO and pocketed another $5 million in ‘management’ fees. Ampad wound up going bankrupt, and hundreds of workers lost their jobs, but Bain and Romney weren’t crying: They’d made more than $100 million on a $5 million investment."

                    As governor, Romney was obsessed with budget balancing. As CEO of Bain, he sought to maximize profits for investors, while viewing workers as potholes on the road to riches. Neither experience suggests job creation in a Romney administration.

                    And yet Romney says he’ll create 12 million jobs. He’s right about the number, wrong about the provider. According to respected indexes like Macroeconomic Advisers and Moody’s Analytics, the economy regardless of the president will add 11.8 million jobs over the next four years.

                    In short, don’t depend on Mitt Romney for your future paychecks. The former governor is no job creator.

                    • socon

                       More lies from the fascist propagandist.  Staples alone was responsible for 100,000 jobs,

                    • ralphteb

                      Heres some more fascist propaganda from that liberal bastion the wall st journal http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-06-07/commentary/32080872_1_job-creation-new-jobs-staples

                    • socon

                      Do you deny Staples is a thriving company employing thousands?  Not even you are that brain dead.

                      Romney’s not a great politician, but he’s an amazing business leader.  Chew on that, hog slopper.

                    • ralphteb

                      he created a bunch of low paying dead end jobs, do you want to work for 8.10 an hour, and if your hoping for a stationary store to lead america out of the doldrums your dumber than you look.

                    • socon

                      That’s exactly what Obama has done to our economy!  Fool.

                      You couldn’t be any dumber than you look.

                    • ralphteb

                      yeah keep telling your self that the economy was tanking because of obama nothing to do with the previous 8 years, i forget your in that bubble

                    • socon

                      Unemployment averaged 5% during 8 years of GWB tenure–it’s averaged 8.5% under Obama.

                      Obama was in the senate four of those 8 years–he’s got plenty to do with the meltdown.

                      Own it.

                    • ralphteb

                      he was a state senator for 2 and then a national senator for 2 the president , bush was president for 8 and he crashed the economy own that , also where are the article/sites to back your claims

                    • socon

                      Unemployment was 4.8% when democrats won congress in 2006 and 9% when they got booted out in 2010.  You nearly doubled unemployment in 4 years and it’s still at 8% 6 years later.

                      YOU losers crashed the economy.

                    • ralphteb

                      What Can We Do?

                      Cut to the chase. We currently operate under an economic paradigm, or system, in which people like Romney have so much power they can fire masses of people or force people to take pay cuts, *and then pocket the difference for themselves*. They can squeeze their suppliers for greater and greater concessions*and then pocket the difference for themselves*. We have to come to grips with that.

                      Romney/Bain didn’t really *create* jobs with Staples, they put small office and stationery retailers and other already-existing competitors out of businesses and moved the workers from those outlets into jobs at Staples that pay very little. In other words, they didn’t create 100,000 jobs, they lowered 100,000 people’s wages.

                    • socon

                       Obama’s destroyed our economy–not Romney.

                    • ralphteb

                      Here’s an idea can you point me to some articles or sites that back up your claims ,instead of just posting insults

                    • socon

                       Everything you post is sourced to far left sites.  It’s all BS propaganda.

                    • ralphteb

                      nothing to do with the bush tax cuts and 2 unfunded wars,and no oversight on wall st

                    • socon

                      Tax cuts spurred growth after 9/11.  Afghanistan had to be punished for terrorist attack that Bill Clinton’s dereliction of duty caused.

                      Iraq war was BS and I’m still pissed at GWB for his overspending.

                      Housing loan crisis resulted from democrat’s CRA social engineering policies caused economic crash.  Wall Street was corrupt, too.  Why did Obama take so much campaign money from Wall Street in 2008 and 2012?

                      After 4 years of disastrous Obama administration economic growth is 1%, unemployment is 8% with 14% under-employment and 6 trillion dollars more debt.

                      Our economy is dead and Obama killed it.

                    • ralphteb

                      Afghanistan didnt attack the US, all the terrorist were saudi,clinton warned bush about bin laden and was ignored , the attack happen on bushs watch not clintons, romeny took alot more money from wall st this cycle,why not take the money, and the dems did not invent CDOs which tanked the housing market

                    • socon

                      Then why has obama attacked Afghanistan with drones for 4 years, hypocrite?

                      We had 4 major terrorist attacks on Clinton’s watch.  Clinton was too busy messing with interns to take custody of Bin Laden when the Sudan repeatedly offered the terrorist to him.  Clinton had 8 years to stop Bin Laden–GWB had 7 months.

                      Clinton is to blame for 9/11.

                      Don’t whine about no wall street oversight when your hero has taken millions of dollars from them.

                      The dems DID create the CRA which forced banks to offer loans to people who couldn’t afford them.  Democrats killed the economy.

                    • ralphteb

                      If it so bad why not leave?

                    • socon

                       So, you admit the economy stinks, right?  Obama killed the economy.

                    • ralphteb
                    • socon

                       4 years later and it’s even higher.  Our economy is dead and Obama killed it.

                    • ralphteb

                      Romneys done pretty well under obama then

                    • socon

                       Idiotic comment.  Are you high again?

              • ralphteb
                • socon

                  Romney also helped create hundreds of thousands of jobs through Staples, etc.

                  Our economy is a disaster thanks to Obama the Destroyer.

    • socon

       Try not to choke on any giblets today, troll.

    • socon

      You got your troll ass bounced!  LMFAO!!

      Crawl back under the filthy stinking rock you call home, moron.

    • socon

       We’ll kick your ass in 2014.  WE ARE THE MAJORITY!!

    • socon

       What’s shakin’, loser?   LOL

    • socon

       Unfortunately, that seems to be your limit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KEJY5XKY2KAX2WYO6UUQENHLXE Ade

    Great post Doug. Can’t say he didnt warn us –
    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/283178/will-gop-blow-it-thomas-sowell

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