Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mitt, the Better We Get to Know You, the Less We Like You

The GOP primaries are so boring to me I've about given up writing about them. It figures that as a Democrat I wouldn't like them all that much, but in years past, I've found GOP electoral politics fairly fun. Not this year. This year, despite what should be something like a carnival, with all the fun of a freak-show, I've just about had enough. The most interesting thing about Mitt Romney to me is that this man once thought it was just fine to take his family on a vacation with their Irish Setter strapped in a pet carrier to the roof of the car for twelve hours. I think twelve hours in a pet carrier for an Irish Setter is animal abuse.

It was telling to me that even Mitt knew that once he was forced to release even one year of his tax returns we'd like him even less, and he was right. I suppose there are those of us who wouldn't have cared all that much that he'd have been in a minus 15% tax bracket, but those off-shored accounts raised eyebrows with even some fussy GOPers. Go figure. Maybe they didn't mind the accounts in the Cayman Islands so much, but  Swiss Accounts? Now that's just downright snooty.

And if you are a real Christian, Mitt, why can't talk about your Christianity (if it really is Christianity) in a way that doesn't give us all the creeps. You're stiffer than that Quaker crook Nixon. Because when asked on a survey about the "once you've gotten to know the candidate" do you like him more now that you've gotten to know him better?" the answer is a resounding "NO, LESS!'

And the bad news for the GOP overall is that turnout is down in the primaries. Go ahead CPAC. Spend Your Billions on Negative Ads.

Now I think I'll take a nap.


Jerry Critter said...

The GOP economic solution -- spend billions of dollars on negative ads.

I guess that's all you can do when you have no accomplishments.

Kay said...

I want those billions to trickle down to me for once...oh yeah that doesn't really happen.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

The Romney of 1994 and 2002 would probably be a half-way decent general election candidate. It's kind of too bad that he has to go through these contortions to even appear semi presentable to the base. All that I can come up with is that the dude must really want to be President.

Anonymous said...

I hope he gets the nomination so I can her Colbert's bit on "magic Mormon underwear".

Beach Bum said...

No matter what I cannot shake the feeling that Mitt seems to be hiding something. Yeah, I know he is so formal and stiff he makes Al Gore looking like a stoned party animal but with the news of the overseas accounts becoming public I have a feeling that is just a tip of a much larger iceberg.

Plus the fucker is still on my shit list for suggesting his rat bastard and chickenhawk son's working on his campaign equaled serving in the military.

Kulkuri said...

"Not Romney" has won most of the primaries and caucuses so far. All the "Not Romneys" are worst than the real thing, it's like they want to hand the election to Obama so they can blame him for another four years. If that's the case, they're wasting a shitload of money to lose.

Utah Savage said...

"Not Romney" just may get the nomination, and that would be a very good thing for Obama. I'm really hoping that the "Not Romney" that gets the nomination is Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum. If they keep ginning-up the anti-contraception fervor they may just get him. Latest photo op of him flanked by his family, the women didn't look all that happy. I'm thinking his daughters would really like some birth control pills.

It's interesting to me that the one Republican candidate that runs best against Obama in polls is Ron Paul. Odd that one. If Obama would just end the god damned war and legalize pot he'd change that dynamic.

Fran said...

Well sure, a guy stashing $ in other countries to evade taxes should be considered a part of the probem. Not only is he cheating the US as a country, but brings to light questionable ethics.

For Mitt, ignorance is bliss:

Mauigirl said...

Mitt is going further and further downhill. I'm beginning to think the GOP might actually nominate Santorum, which of course is a horrifying thought.