August 9, 2012, - 5:28 pm

VIDEO: After Years of Pimping Us on Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter Now Wakes Up, Pissed @ Romney

By Debbie Schlussel

I used to label posts of mine about Mitt Romney as “Mitt Happens.” But now I gotta have a new label: “Shameless Pimps of Mitt Happen.” And so it goes for many of the conservatives, particularly Ann Coulter, who have loudly pimped us non-stop on Mitt Romney. It’s hardly news that Mitt Happens was the creator of RomneyCare and that ObamaCare was not only modeled on it, but that Romney sent his healthcare advisers to the Obama White House to help them create ObamaCare, the same ObamaCare he now claims he’s absolutely against. So, when a Romney spokeschick, Andrea Saul, screwed up by reminding us of that great feat–RomneyCare–conservatives are going ballistic. And I ask them, huh? What did you expect? The dude’s a liberal. The Etchy-Sketchy Man for a New Generation. Watch this video below of Coulter and a number of other Romney Pimps now getting all upset over the real Romney and the real Romney team (which will be his staff in the White House). Welcome to America. Now, the Daily Kos folks are eating this up, because conservatives embrace morons and frauds like Erick “My Parents Couldn’t Think of Another First Name” Erickson who embrace crappy candidates like Flip Flopneycare. Ignore everything that overrated, lying schmuck says and writes. I don’t like Lawrence O’Donnell or MSNBC, but they have the video compilation of all of these dumbass conservatives suddenly having a moment of lucidity on Romney, far too late.

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As I always say to every conservative who tells me this is “the most important election in U.S. history” (which they say as often and as casually as the host of “The Bachelor” says, “the most important rose ceremony ever!”): then, why the heck did you give us the weakest candidate possible? Did you really forget that Romney did dream up RomneyCare? Do you really want to stick your head in the sand and pretend otherwise? If mention of it makes you go ballistic, then maybe you should have gone ballistic about the idea of Romney as your candidate. It’s hilarious that you want people to evade who this guy really is and what he really did the last time he was at the reins of government.

Watch the video . . .


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Gee, Ann, thanks for waking up (sort of) on Mitt Romney AFTER he’s the GOP nominee (which you cheered every step of the way).

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Mitt Romney is a Liberal Republican. A regular Republican could not have gotten elected in Massachusetts. Also, Mitt Romney was so poor in the Bay State that he declined to run for a second term. Running for the Presidency was a rebound move in 2008, since his political career in Massachusetts was over. Mitt Romney is reheated meatloaf or Mittloaf.

Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    You have to look at his waffling – and track record.

    That NRO and its editor Rich Lowry publish Mitt Happens’ views, shows how low the flagship publication of conservatism has fallen.

    They’ll take any one even if he’s not really holding any real conservative beliefs at all. It reeks of desperation.

    And the Left has a point that the Right couldn’t care much about ideology, principles or integrity.

    All they want to do is “win.” And winning with Mitt Romney is the worst kind of future for America. Only Obama is even worse and that’s all the commentary needed on the state of politics in America today, almost three months before the election.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      The cruelest part of this deception is the way so many people believe that Romney can win at ALL. He won’t.

      You know, when you make a deal with the devil, you can count on him to cheat you. Like clockwork.

      Statusmonkey on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Its hilarious and sad to see all the people on the Right desperate for a “win.” They nominated someone with no real core beliefs and no principles to try to beat Obama.

They may have given us a second Obama term despite fact most people say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Maybe that’s because Americans have figured out that Mitt Happens is no different from Obama?

And now Ann Coulter is starting to face the music? “Conservatives” gung-ho about a Romney win in November may be waking up to the fact the GOP Emperor Has No Clothes.

That is most of them will wake up the morning after. The time to stop Romney was early in the primaries and as usual, the Right couldn’t agree on a candidate. So here we are in early August and no one’s really happy!

For what its worth, I don’t really care who wins in November. We’ll get a liberal in White House, no matter what party label he wears and America is royally screwed.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Well, NormanF, if the people who supported Romney in the primaries would only STAY awake for the next few election cycles, America would have a chance in 2016,

    If a Romney collapse would only make the party STAY awake in future primaries, it would be well worth four additional years of Obama. Hell, it might be worth 20 more years of Obama.

    Statusmonkey on August 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    No doubt that Romney is a big disappointment. But can we stand by and allow a Mussolini wrapped in Roosevelt’s clothing have another term? These are Fasciest policies and rhetoric that he is spewing. You can bet that he will have his brown shirts getting out the vote including thousands of newly registered illegals.

    Jimbo on August 10, 2012 at 2:00 am

      Can I stand by? Just watch me.

      Sorry to break this to you, Pollyanna, but even a perfect storm for Romney would bring him about 45 percent of the vote. And the floor is significantly lower.

      Since Romney is unelectable, why not just get out of the way and let him slide a little deeper into oblivion?

      Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 2:32 am

As for Ann Coulter, she needs to act like a fifty year old woman. This woman dresses like an aging cocktail waitress desperately clinging to a youth that she no longer has.

Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Ann Coulter, LOL.

    That sleazebag ought to be on her knees BEGGING America to forgive her for all the rah-rah-Romney.

    Should I start holding my breath while I wait for that?

    Most of the others can be forgiven. Rush/Hannity/etc are just trying to get into a good position for the coming blame war after Romney loses. If they don’t all take at least a tiny little SIP of the Kool-aid for public consumption, they will surely be accused of somehow “causing” Romney’s defeat. That is why they are singing his praises. But it should be noted to their undying credit that they were among the very last holdouts.

    Statusmonkey on August 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Something else about Romney has come to the fore in recent weeks. It has become widely known that he disassembles and becomes flustered in the wake of strong criticism or attacks. We saw this on his international tour, and again, during his weak and disoriented response to the despicable Obama ad that he caused a woman to die of cancer.

This weakness will surely be exploited by the Obama campaign throughout the rest of the election, and, should he become president, this weakness will also be exploited by most other countries in the ‘international community’. Can you imagine a weak-kneed person like this standing up to China, muslim countries, even Cuba?

Little Al on August 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Little Al, it comes back to his being a one term wonder in Massachusetts. His polling was so poor, that his team did not even attempt a second run. Why did anyone think that this man was a savior?

    Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      A savior? LOL, I think you are understating things a bit.

      During the primaries, a friend of mine told me that Mitt Romney was literally THE ONLY THING THAT COULD KEEP THE GOP ALIVE.

      Whenever I ask him about that now, he gets all quiet and aloof, and denies that he ever made the statement.

      Statusmonkey on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    LA,

    If he has to backtrack on views every one knows are common sense, do you see him having the cojones to be a strong leader in the White House?

    The apologizing thing begun by Obama won’t end with a President Romney. Far from it.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

For the good of the country let’s hope Mitt implodes sooner rather than later.Rush was asking the other day why Mitt does not fight back against the negative ads. I was screaming at the radio “because they (Mitt and Obama) are on the same team!” I hope our new Chinese overlords kill us quickly.

Jonah on August 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    If Mitt implodes, you get Barack for four more years.

    Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Worry,

      Between them, nothing much is going to change in the next few years.

      Obama may be terrible for America but the opposition isn’t offering the voters a real alternative.

      I’d say the odds of a second Obama term look good right now.

      NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

        Barack Obama is likely to win. But, you have to bear in mind that Barack Obama will probably be in a position to select at least two more U.S. Supreme Court justices during his second term. You will get more “Wise Latinas” or maybe a Janet Napolitano on the bench. Gay Marriage, Polygamy, and maybe even a commitment ceremony for you and a consenting pet. I learned about that one from Sarah Silverman. I am not going to do anything to contribute to the worst outcome.

        Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Yup. Mitt Happens is being caricatured as a parody of the out of touch Country Club Republican.

    What’s his answer? None that I can see and the Obama negative attack ads are working because there is a basis of truth to them.

    And more or less, Romney and Obama don’t really disagree about anything of importance.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hm, well he certainly fought hard against his opponents in the primary this year. I wonder why.

    I seem to remember expressing serious doubts that Romney’s slime campaign would EVER be deployed against Obama, and being met with scoffs and contempt for even thinking such a thing.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 am

Mitt is the RINO version of Michael S. Dukakis. Methinks we’re staring down the barrel of 4 more years of Obama.

DS_ROCKS! on August 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    You’re spot on!

    Conservatives are not enthusiastic about him and I’m not going to vote for him.

    I won’t vote for a liberal no matter what his party label might be. Period.

    I am not disappointed because I never had high hopes for Romney. All the people in the tank for him, I do love the schadenfreude of it all, though. I mean their being shocked, shocked and shocked Mitt Happens was the same guy he has been all along!

    They deserve to twist slowly in the wind.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Given former cult member Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (they even advised his campaign team), and where he plans on taking the country, I’ll be voting for mitten long socks.

That’s one man’s opinion Deborah Lynn Schlussel.

whatutalkinboutwillis on August 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Ok, but don’t expect Romney to be Ronald Reagan.

The Gipper he ain’t.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

We have to understand that Lowry wants to be invited to the WH. He won’t get that from Hussein. Also, he has various underlings who want internships. Gain, those will not be available if Hussein is reelected.

The professional Republicans are not in business for ideology, but for the benefits of office. So long as we will vote them in despite their crummy ideas and performance, they will continue in the same way they have done before.

This is a central idea in A. Downs’s Economic Theory of Democracy:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060417501?ref_=sr_1_1&qid=1344550377&sr=8-1&keywords=downs%20economic%20theory%20of%20democracy

There is an asymmetry between the voters, who care about the content of what the parties will do, and the parties, that care only about being elected.

skzion on August 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Rommey is the Tzachi Hanegbi of American politics.

Politicians are streetwalkers – and they offer a striptease. Real prostitutes offer their johns a BJ.

The American people are being had.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Yup, not even a good Mitt Dance.

    Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

But: I ain’t excited about Romney either. Comes down to the lesser of 2 evils. Gotta go with anybody except Obama.
Do you really want 4 more years of this, and unrestrained liberalism since he will not have to worry about a re-election.

Sal on August 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    How gullible can you be?

    Your dreaded “four more years of Obama” became a reality four months ago when Romney wrapped up the primaries.

    I love watching people have an apocalyptic battle over whether Romney should receive 35 percent of the vote, or 45 percent of it.

    LOL, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:11 am

The lesser of evils is what we get when we don’t try hard for what we really deserve.

What isn’t amusing is much of the Right knew exactly who Romney was but they favored “electability” over principle.

Any one might lose to Obama but its apparent Mitt Happens is only slightly better than John McCain. That’s not a vote of confidence in the GOP.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

“The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.” — Barack Hussein Obama

Former FBI special agent John Guandolo says that Obama’s ties to agents for the Muslim Brotherhood are extensive.

Who does Obama appoint to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom? That would be Azizah al-Hibri.

A Muslim professor, al-Hibri is also the granddaughter of a sheik, who claims the Saudi criminal justice system is more moral than the American one because it accepts blood money from murderers. Al-Hibri herself has proclaimed: “Islamic fiqh (law) is deeper and better than Western codes of law.”
Oh, it gets worse than her. There is also Rashad Hassan, American Ambassador to the 52 Nation Organization of Islamic Countries. Also, Dalia Mogahed, an Obama Speech writer and appointee on Muslim affairs.

How about Arif Alikhan, who was assistant Homeland Security secretary for policy development? Then we have Syrian-born Kareem Shora, who is Janet Napolitano’s senior policy adviser.

Another troubling pair is Navy Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein and Jocelyne Cesari, a Muslim convert who previously worked with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, both of whom teach at colleges within the National Defense University.

It goes on and on….. Obama has surrounded himself with those who seek to destroy the West as we know it. No, I’ll take mittens over the former cult member.

whatutalkinboutwillis on August 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Flip Floppney is also showing what a fraud he is when he doesn’t go after the Yakuza Democrat Mafia the way he viciously went after his Republican opponents during the primary.

He was so relentless with Newt Gingrinch, it gave old Newt fits.

And he has been depicted as a felon, tax cheat and a murderer by the Yakuza Dems and he’s as wimpy as ever.

Skunky on August 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    That’s why Obama has opened up a big lead on him in the polls.

    Like McCain, he prefers to roll over and play dead.

    I don’t see him going after Obama the way he did when he went after his GOP opponents.

    Mitt Happens may set a record this year but not the one the GOP elite and those in the tank for him expect.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I wish that I was some kind of master of mesmerism. I would hoodwink Romney and his team into thinking that Barack Obama was actually a conservative primary opponent.

    Romney would probably end up carrying about 45 states instead of the 5-10 that are in his actual future…

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 am

If you are incapable of opening up a lead or sustaining a lead against a president with such a poor economic record, it says alot.

Worry01 on August 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Obama can’t run on his economic record.

    He can win if he can make the election about Romney and his flaws.

    And the Romney campaign isn’t laying a glove on him on what should be their strongest issue.

    Obama’s playing dirty but its the only chance he has and is making good use of it. Plus the MSM is in the tank for him.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

If you had to choose 2 ways to escape a burning building, with 1 way with a 0% chance of your surviving and the other with a 5% chance of your surviving, would you stand there and say, well there both bad, I’m staying put. If Romney is elected, you will also get a GOP Senate which by the way does not need 60 votes to repeal Obamacare because of the reconciliation rules. Romney is a softie but you’re more likely to get things changed than allowing Obama to have another 4 years. Ask yourselves, will the country be better off with another 4 years with Obama or 4 years with Romney? If you think it will be the same, you’re a moron.

Concerned Citizen on August 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    The only bright side is a GOP Congress is likely to check a re-elected Obama.

    We’ll have four years of divided government, which what Americans instinctively seem to prefer.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Worry,

That’s the point! In a year like this one Obama should be vulnerable. But the GOP nominated this year’s Bob Dole to run against him.

We warned about this last year but the GOP decided it wanted Mitt Happens and as a result, we are very likely to get another four years of Obama.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm


NF: They nominated someone with no real core beliefs and no principles to try to beat Obama.

Really?!?!?!? No core beliefs and no principles? You ought to rethink that ridiculous statement.

FrenchKiss on August 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

FK,

Name ONE that Flip Floppney has. He didn’t earn the moniker for nothing.

Why would Ann Coulter possibly be upset about what his spokesperson said?

Voters don’t even know anything about him apart from his tenure at Bain Capital and the fact he played an alleged part in the death of a woman.

If you know what he’s for, please clue us in. He’s the GOP’s
“mystery meat” candidate of the year.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I think you have put your finger on the problem with this campaign.

    Romney is being advised by someone (who is in all likelihood comes with impeccible references and is being paid several million dollars for his “help”). This “someone” has told Romney that every time he takes a position on an issue, he will alienate a new block of voters.

    Thus Romney’s prating about grits, tree height, and jobs. He’s in favor of more jobs, really? WELL WHO ISN’T?

    Every day this guy looks more and more like Tom “Your future lies ahead of you” Dewey.

    Sorry to be the harsh cold voice of reality here, Mitt, but if America ever *did* elect someone president because of his forceful personality instead of his positions on the issues, it wouldn’t be you. You’re not really their type.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:25 am

I don’t listen to anything Ann Coulter says since she pimped out Mitt as the end all be all for conservative Americans. Traitor.

kas on August 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I never liked her but when she spouted out her “perfected Jews” crap- I went to *&)& that B&*^(^*

    Isahiah62 on August 11, 2012 at 2:06 am

Damn people, don’t raise the white flag so soon! Two years ago the American people were pissed-off at the direction Obama and his party was taking this country and the democrats got their political asses handed to them. What’s changed since then? Are people more prosperous now? Did Obama turn things around? HELL NO!!! Obama will not win in November! Period!

Romney is the challenger. The selection process is over. He’s our guy. Next week, after the London Olympic diversion, Romney will probably announce his VP. The convention is just around the corner, the announcement should be very soon. New blood and new life will be injected into his campaign. Stand Fast!!! It’s bad enough that the news media is going to assist the democrats in suppressing voter turn out by making Obama’s re-election seem a sure thing. They promote false polls that greatly over sample democrats. They display our tantrums of disappointment in Mitt Romney. Don’t fall for it!

And so what if Romney turns out to be a disappointment after four years in the White House. What are we going to do, vote for a democrat in 2016? Hell No!!! We back a conservative challenger and Tea Party his RINO ass!!! Talk about presidential history. A sitting president loses his parties nomination. The fear that would be instilled in the RINO establishment and the courage it would give to the true conservatives would be huge.

But if we are just going to cry and piss our pants at this stage of the game because Romney is not Ronald Reagan reincarnated then there is no hope. Have some faith in your fellow citizens that there is enough of us out here that dread and fear the direction this country is heading and will not sit by and let us become a socialist shell of what we once were. I know we have screwed up big time in this country by allowing our freedoms to be eroded at all levels of government, not just federal. But we can begin to turn it around. Cheer up!

Mike on August 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Mike, we heard the same thing with John McCain in 2008. The rally around the flag thing gets very old when the selection process almost invariably brings forward the most marginal candidate. I doubt that anyone who is normally here is going to vote for Barack Obama, but that does not mean that they have to get excited over a one term wonder former governor from Massachusetts. Mitt Romney has been unable to hold a consistent position on abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration, or on the nationalization of health care. The criticisms are valid. His stated opposition to or silence on many issues arises from his weather vane ethics. Governor Romney will tell you what you want to hear, according to what his latest focus group tells him. There was a reason why Mitt Romney did not seek a second term in Massachusetts. Like Senator John Edwards in 2004, Mitt Romney’s pollsters informed him that he had little prospect of being reelected. In fact, his term in office so turned off the electorate that a very leftist Democrat, Deval Patrick, took his place.

    Worry on August 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Yup. He made the GOP a toxic brand in Massachusetts and the state through his term elected a string of liberal GOP governors to keep the Democratic statehouse there in check. He was the very worst of them all. The two issues that should be benefiting him, the economy is a negative because of his image as a corporate raider and health care is another negative because of his support for state-run health care in his home state. He really can’t hit Obama because he has no credibility and when you have no credibility people are not going to listen to anything you have to say. He’s done nothing to get people to trust him and people want to trust the President. Maybe the convention can help him reinvent himself but if he doesn’t tell Americans why they should elect him, he will lose. Its that simple and here are the stakes for the Republican convention that he now confronts. He has a big selling job to do at the convention and I don’t envy any one there having to introduce Mitt Willard Romney anew on his behalf to the American people. Plus his acceptance speech, which will seal the deal or be a disaster. This is the only chance he has to turn things around. In the end, Americans are going to decide if he’s a Republican Bill Clinton or Bob Dole II.

      NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    WELL SAID!!!

    Sal on August 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

You know, the level of discussion on Mittens here is dismaying. Take for example, Concerned Citizen:

“If you had to choose 2 ways to escape a burning building, with 1 way with a 0% chance of your surviving and the other with a 5% chance of your surviving, would you stand there and say, well there both bad, I’m staying put. If Romney is elected, you will also get a GOP Senate…”

But we are NOT discussing a one-time-only event; elections happen every four years for prez. The House is perpetually running for reelection. We get crappy Republicans because we always vote Republican, and thus we can be taken for granted. Furthermore, given that Mittens will be mildly better than Hussein in one area (the economy), the actual impact of Hussein’s new term is just not very great. What we need to do is to change the overall direction.

The Lowrys, Coulters, Podhoretzes, and various elected politicos, take their perks seriously. If we could manage to get Mittens destroyed in a landslide by our action (as opposed to Dem action), that would indeed be a Big Deal the next time around.

Sometimes you have to take a short-term hit for long-term gain.

P.S.: I emailed back and forth with that idiot John Pod. He went berserk when I basically said that I intended to sit home for exactly the reasons I mentioned here. Indeed, I likened what the Establishment Republicans have done as a game of chicken, where we, the typical R voters, under constant threat. His response? Let’s just say he doesn’t like game theory, the academic area that explains my own decision.

skzion on August 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Faith in Romney? Faith in my fellow citizens, with over 100,000,000 of them on the dole? I want another candidate and a fight at the convention! Romney is on the same side as Obama. Not as evil? I’ll take a quick death to the drawn out one, thank you. Is someone does not stand up and take on this slide into the abyss then it is too late. We don’t have four more years until China becomes the world’s super power.

Jonah on August 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I don’t completely disagaree with you, Debbie, but don’t blame me for Romney’s nomination. I’m from one of those late-primary states that votes after the nominee has already been selected. I think it’s unfair that, as a loyal conservative Republican, my vote matters less than that of someone in New Hampshire or Iowa. Maybe a less-lopsided nominating process would give greater voice to ALL the voters and yield a stronger nominee. On the bright side, maybe (just maybe) Mitt Romney is a more committed conservative than before. As governor, Roanld Reagan was pro-choice and pro-no fault divorce, both of which proved disastrous for the family. Not to say that Romney is Reagan, but maybe he has moved just far enough to the right. . . We can hope. Thanks for your good work, Debbie, and have a great weekend everyone.

Dave on August 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Actually, if you voted for McCain in November 2008, then the nomination of Romney IS your fault.

    If McCain had been destroyed, on the other hand, perhaps we would have chosen this year’s nominee a little more carefully.

    We’ll never get rid of the McCains and Romneys until a big defeat takes some of the polish off of those turds. In the meantime, we might as well all get McCain’s fat ugly face permanently tattooed on our foreheads!

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:35 am

Mitt Romney was the WORST candidate, and gullible conservatives were tricked again. Santorum would have been stronger. Romney is not going to win because he only has fight in him to go after conservatives, not Obama.

Coulter should fire herself after pimping Romney and trying to get conservatives to vote for him by dismissing all the Republican alternatives.

Plus, she is STILL pimping liberal Chris Christie, so she has not learned a thing. Did anyone see her tweet yesterday in which she supported Republicans going after the Muslim vote, rather than the Jewish vote? This was her response to the following article which she linked to: “fantastic plan. GOP banks on sweeping the jewish vote!” http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/07/christie-praised-hamas-linked-cleric-at-july-24-dinner/

John M. on August 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Good find!

    Debbie has already said as much as she has to hold her nose to vote for Mittens, if he picks Christie as his running mate, fudgitabout it. Do you really want someone close to Hamas a heartbeat away from the Oval Office as a Vice President? Not for any sane person who cares about the survival of this country.

    And Coulter is wrong about the Jewish voters – that’s not the point behind Romney recent visit to Israel, it was to attract of pro-Israel evangelical Christians. They will vote for him even though he’s a fraud on Israel like Obama and it will work again. I’m not seeing a major change in policy IF he wins. Right he has his work cut out for his campaign and things at the moment don’t look too promising.

    Yup, he is easily the worst, the weakest candidate the GOP has ever nominated. But don’t expect those fawning over him to admit their political instincts are far from infallible. Debbie has has a far better political prediction track record than all of them put together.

    NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Deb:

During the primaries, I don’t know how many times I heard this from my liberal friends: “I sure hope Mitt Romney gets the GOP nomination. If Barack O’Bama can’t hold on to the Presidency, at least I can live with Romney”.

Of course, now that Romney has the nomination, these LIBS are all shrieking that he’s another Ronald Reagan (Gd forbid! Or so they tell me.), but that’s partisan politics. We know most of these LIBS are simply not sincere.

Yet it stands! Every LIB I know told me throughout the primaries that they were rooting for Romney. Your thesis that Romney is a liberal has been backed up by every liberal I know.

Regards,

There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on August 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

BTW, the main political manipulation the power brokers used to get Mittens can be called, “split the majority.” There was one liberal against several somewhat conservatives. The s.c.s split the primary vote, leading to Mittens.

Let’s be clear that this is PRECISELY what the intent was.

If you want the Mittens vs. Hussein option in the future, vote in t%is election for Mittens.

PS., the bummer is that Mittens does have a good tool set; it’s just that he is a scum.

skzion on August 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Can’t say I agree with you there, fella.

    Even if Romney had been facing a MILLION conservative opponents, he still received only FORTY percent of the vote, but somehow managed to win more than SIXTY percent of the delegates. And these were NOT winner-take-all primaries.

    In a healthy party that did not have a terminal cancer metastasizing inside of it, the million conservatives would go to a brokered convention and agree on some candidate other than Romney. But that didn’t happen? Why? Because of the most corrupt primary rules since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Without so much as a SINGLE exception, our little Rominee won more delegates in each proportional state than his share of the vote entitled him to – and in many cases his surplus was outrageously large.

    Only question in my mind is whether these bad actors in the state parties are really all fierce believers in Mitt Romney, or if there is some more nefarious explanation for their actions in crafting these phony state primary rules.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:45 am

Mitt Romney is McCain all over again…holds his hands to his side and lets the democrats pummel him. A man who won’t fight for himself won’t fight for any of us!!! PUSSIFIED

Gman213 on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm

A GOP presidential candidate who lets the Democrats passively disembowel him without even putting up a fight, doesn’t deserve to win. Americans don’t respect wimps.

NormanF on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I don’t know what Coulter’s major malfunction is here. Why shoot the messenger? What did Romney’s spokesman say that the candidate hasn’t said himself?

Perhaps those donors should demand somebody fire ROMNEY from the campaign instead. Kicking this little press secretary to the curb is a bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

A fog of confusion and disorganization has already descended on this campaign – and it’s just about choked it to death. And dig that 42 percent support for our Rom-Rom-Rominee from likely voters. Amazing to think that only a few short months ago, a small but nearly deafening chorus was overwhelming us with the claim that nominating anyone else would be a FATAL misstep…that anyone other than Romney would be utterly ANNIHILATED on election day. Of course, after this election, Romney/McCain/Graham/Coulter/Murphy/Schmidt will undoubtedly be saying, “Well, sure, but if they had nominated Santorum or Cain or Bachmann, it would have been even WORSE, the candidate would have only held down TEN percent of the vote…blah, blah.” All of which, by the way, sounds extremely similar to Barack Obama’s attempts to “handicap” the effect his policies are having on the unemployment numbers.

I’ve pretty much given up all hope that the Republicans will grow a pair and dump Romney in time to save the election. I just hope that the stench of defeat is so strong in November that the GOP will finally close – and burn – the books on a crooked primary process that favors McCain-Romney-style fake candidates.

Riddle me this: how does a liberal candidate receive FORTY percent of the vote in supposedly PROPORTIONAL primaries, yet somehow arrive at the convention with SIXTY percent of the delegates, avoiding the “horror” of a brokered convention?

Too confusing? Okay, here’s a related one: how is it that only one of the candidates running invariably received (without so much as a SINGLE exception) more delegates from each primary state than his share of the popular vote entitled him to – in proportional primaries!

After we get the looming debacle in November behind us, there will be an earth-shaking street fight in the Grand Old Party. Careers will be ruined forever, and exalted names will be blackened. The only thing that remains to be seen is WHICH careers and names will be ruined. The noise from both factions in the GOP over who deserves the blame for Obama’s reelection will be loud enough to rupture eardrums and shatter even the strongest crystal. And if you think the McCain faction will sit down and accept the (eminently deserved) blame, then you are a fool indeed.

Forget about the fact that only forty percent of the primary voters backed Romney. Forget too the fact that only a tiny sliver of that plurality actually believe in Romney, as opposed to the 90 percent of his minority who bought into the cynical (and, as I said, deafening) claims about how ONLY Romney could win. It was Romney or Ruin, folks! Well, the truth of the matter is that he would probably be our nominee even if he had only received two percent of the primary vote. The state rules were really THAT crooked.

In the quest for villains and malefactors this December, I would very much like to nominate the group of people who – more than any other – has made Obama’s reelection a certainty. I refer of course to the filthy and corrupt state party leaders who stacked their respective decks for Romney on primary day. Above all else, why aren’t THESE frauds leading the assault on Obamaism? Now that they have saddled us with this albatross candidate, they are nowhere to be seen.

If something like this happened to a Democratic candidate instead of Santorum or Gingrich, there would have been a storm of fury the likes of which few of you have ever seen. The DOJ would not REST until the state party leaders responsible were disgraced, in prison, and nationally reviled. That’s how dirty their little shell game was.

Since it was just superior (read: pro-American) candidates who were injured, however, I’m not holding my breath waiting for any of the malefactors to be identified (let alone punished). But could we please – oh pretty pretty PRETTY please – at least resolve not to let this happen again 2016? Hm? Is that too much to ask?

At the beginning of the Watergate hearings, Sam Ervin – fat with sanctimony – made the following statement: What the Watergate burglars “were seeking to steal was not the jewels, money or other precious property of American citizens, but something much more valuable-their most precious heritage: the right to vote in a free election.” As far as Watergate was concerned, his statement only partially true at best. But can any of you think of a better way to describe this McCain-Romney-for-life primary process? I wonder what Mandarin is waiting behind the door for us in 2016?

I am fully aware that many of you on this page have Kool-aid coursing through your veins where blood should be (I’m looking at YOU, Skuzzy). If you really want embrace a life of prostitution to keep the malignant, mayonnaise-filled heart of McCain-Romneyism beating for 2016, then I guess it’s a free country – for the time being, at least. But not me! I want to see that sick heart EXPLODE, and that’s exactly what it will do this year – if only the rest of the disaffected Republicans (or even a sizable percentage of them) are strong enough to turn their backs on this theft and fraud.

So hold your heads high on election day – what will YOU do with your most precious heritage? Don’t mortgage it just to keep the gravy train humming along for a bankrupt philosophy or an insincere fraud that you don’t even believe in. You’re the one who has to stare down that guy in the mirror the morning after the election. Is it the visage of someone you would be proud to know?

Is it?

Statusmonkey on August 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Hermann Cain.

Tanstaafl jw on August 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

Romney blows, but the thing is there were a shitload of others who ran and failed to distinguish themselves enough to make any headway. My primary vote doesn’t matter anyway. I’m one of the poor slobs who live in Texas, so the nominee is already anointed months before I ever get a chance to vote.

CornCoLeo on August 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I have some exciting news for you. Even though you may live in a late-voting marginal state, YOU will get to cast one of the very first votes in the next GOP presidential primary. And better still, you get to cast it FOUR YEARS EARLY.

    If you refuse to vote for Romney this fall, you will be doing your part to help sink the liberal Republican candidate in 2016. Let that clown car campaign of his explode and burn to the ground. You owe him nothing.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 12:56 am

No, “they” didn’t give you a lousy candidate, you gave him to yourselves. It’s called the PRIMARY elections where you chose to sit at your computers and wax eloquent about Allen West and others rather than get out the vote for a suitable choice. A “government by the people…” Who do you think are “the people?”

Italkit on August 10, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Well clearly in your mind “we the people” does NOT refer to the SIXTY percent of the GOP (you know, the MAJORITY) who voted AGAINST Romney. That includes me, by the way.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 1:57 am

      So monkey, I guess 60% doesn’t make a majority anymore or the RNC is using The New Math to figure out who the people want. Anyway, I wasn’t talking about the primaries specifically, by the time they come around, the fix is in.

      sk, did you really think the homophobe, Knight of Malta stood a chance? This is what I mean. Start looking for candidates who can win and who are also qualified, not who the RNC or DNC for that matter fields and tells you are the only possible choices. GRASS ROOTS.

      Italkit on August 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

        Well, if you are actually questioning that 60 percent figure, I don’t know what to tell you. The vote totals in the primaries are a matter of public record. Anyone who wants to can easily check the numbers.

        Santorum? I’ll tell you what, he’s looking better with each passing day. The conservatives would be on board, as would the cynical whatever-it-takes types who told us that it was Romney or Ruin.

        Why are you so hung up on Santorum, anyway? As I have said, at a BROKERED convention (and the fact that this isn’t going to be one is a CRIME – there’s no other way to describe it), the sixty percent of anti-Romney delegates who SHOULD be there could form a coalition for anyone they wanted – they could nominate YOU, for instance.

        Instead, we have this albatross firmly wrapped around the GOP’s neck.

        If *I* had been advising the Knight of Malta, as you call him, the RNC would have been hit with a lawsuit to force them to seat no more Romney delegates than his share of the actual VOTE entitled him to. Who could be against THAT proposal?

        Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

        Italkit, thanks, but I’d suggest you focus your energies on reforming Israel’s political system, as you currently live in an oligarchy.

        There may come a time when I need to mix it up personally in the US. But I know perfectly well that this would be a full-time job, and I can’t afford to lose my current one.

        skzion on August 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Who yop talkin’ to, Italkit? I voted for that stupid homophobe from Pennsylvania.

    skzion on August 10, 2012 at 2:57 am

“Divided Government?” Get serious. That’s how it’s supposed to work! It’s called Checks and Balances. You’re not supposed to have a Congress that’s on the same side as the POTUS. They’re there to check legislation that the people don’t want but now, because the different party idea is a joke, they ultimately rubber stamp anything POTUS proposes and they represent the PARTY not the PEOPLE. Yes, I said THE Party, singular because there is no real difference. It’s all a dog and pony show to dupe the people into believing they have power.

Italkit on August 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Italkit, political parties were not part of the Founders’ conception.

    skzion on August 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

What is this ad they keep referring to?

Miranda Rose Smith on August 10, 2012 at 1:56 am

Yes, Romney sucks. He is a big fat Lib in Rebublican clothing a la Bloomberg. Yet, Romney will beat Obama in a landslide. He will, unfortunately, think it is because the country likes him and not for the real reason that the country hates Obama. This will lead him to become Bush #3 in most of his policies. Fortunately, a large portion of the wins in the House & Senate will be of true or close to true Conservatives and they can stop a lot of Romney’s Liberalism.
I work and socialize in Manhattan. Obama may actually lose NY. He is NOT well liked anymore. Ignore the polls. Or, check out the 1980 polls of August and see how far behind Reagan was. Romney is actually BEATING Obama in some polls. Landslide, Folks. Bet on it.

BobOnStatenIsland on August 10, 2012 at 3:18 am

    YOU bet on it. The fact that some Manhattan liberals prefer Romney proves nothing about how New York – let alone the entire nation – will vote.

    Statusmonkey on August 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

I have to go with Garcia on this one: “Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” I don’t think people want to educate themselves on what is at stake. I don’t think most people care. They just see two parties and they have been taught through church, family, or popularity trends that they should vote one way or another and they go and stand in a line and feel as if they’ve done something great by voting. Unless Ron Paul decides to run as an independent, I won’t be holding my nose to vote. I don’t see why it would matter. JMHO

Kristy on August 10, 2012 at 4:54 am

Ann Coulter’s rigid and outspoken stance on Mitt and Crisite was strange — as if she was not the author of some of her earlier works!
The Muttster, we knew, would not go after Obama with the same degree of intensity as he did vs. Gingrich and Santorum. It
appears that now with the GOP nominanion, he has decided to be the non-challenger in the presidential race. Some claim his handlers are the same clowns who led Forked-Tongue Express McCain to defeat in 2008.
This Saul supporter who answered the cancer causing ad by
citing Romneycare is an example of the fools who surround the Muttser. It is all to clear that Mutt still wants to claim a win-win over Romneycare. He claims he will nullify Obamacare, but then says he will “replace” it … with Romneycare.
His views on amnesty are probably even more “liberal” than Obama’s.

RNC should find a conservative candidate at the convention.
Mutt has been self-neutered and is just not able to say more
than ‘jobs … jobs.” The speakers invited to the GOP convention are not all known, but I predict conservatives and
Tea Partywill be “left out” of the GOP’s big “moderate” tent.

Mutt must speak out on the inane Moslem Outreach, GOP’s suurender to islam, the Jerusalem status, Bachmann, Chick-fil-a …. He has managed to speak much but say little on the
campaign trail.

Otto Schaden on August 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

I am afraid that we’re in for another Bush failure type republican if Romney gets in.

However, if Obama gets in, who is much worse, there may be no return try to get someone decent in.

We can moan and groan but we must replace Obama. A vote for a 3rd party candidate is a vote for Obama.

The tea party should have gotten its act together in the primaries. Having debates hosted by liberal news agencies was insane.

However, our only election choice is Romney and as deficient as he may be, Obama is much worse.

facts of life on August 10, 2012 at 9:02 am

skzion, I agree with everything you say —

but keep in mind that people like JP can be vindictive –

Little Al on August 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Oh, no doubt, Little Al. He didn’t get ahead out of any merit. Just family connections and malice.

    skzion on August 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Good lively debates and commentary here, But some of the writers sound like they are the typical DNC plants on the blogs and comments sections.

Sal on August 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Amen for that. Can’t agree more. Reading these comments one can think that poor Romney is the source of all evils. What a joke.

    gabem on August 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Did I just hear this moron newsreader refer to Romney as a dog urinating on the carpet??? See 2:37… Dayum!!

As for the hoopla – a coupla things:

First – Romney’s too-junior chickee-poo spokesperson is in over her head big time and has been from the git-go. See it all the time in gov’t and in corp world. Put the young assertive girls and boys in places where they don’t belong. Some sort of remorse, reparation or guilt/pc sheit… or something…

Second – the gaffe is not insurmountable and as Obama has demonstrated – Romney can get past this with a relentless wave of counter info. After a while, no one will remember or care. Howeever, Romney’s ability to get past this will depend on the capabilities of senior communicators — and overall, he’s been lacking BIG TIME in that area all along. From my observation, chickee-poo is the rule and not the exception in the Romney campaign.

Third — despite this tempest in a teapot issue, w all know Romney is not the candidate most conservatives would want to see. Frankly – none of them were and sadly, the people who would be best in that position would never seek it because of all the BS involved. So, we’re stuck with what’s become “The American Political Class” as the only candidate pool…

Regardless of the sad state of affairs, does anyone here prefer Obama to Romney??? How anyone could say they won’t vote or don’t care is something I cannot understand.

GC on August 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    “Regardless of the sad state of affairs, does anyone here prefer Obama to Romney??? How anyone could say they won’t vote or don’t care is something I cannot understand.”

    -GC

    Possibly, you cannot understand because you have a low IQ. Or is it that you WILL not understand? Or perhaps it is that you are one of those who get the perks of office somehow when your party (not ours) is elected? I am not the only one here who has explained in detail why I will not vote for Mittens.

    skzion on August 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Regardless of the sad state of affairs, does anyone here prefer Obama to Romney??? How anyone could say they won’t vote or don’t care is something I cannot understand.

GC on August 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

Can you name a single issue where Romney is conservative?

He is for socializing the economy, as RomneyCare proves. He is a gungho affirmative action supporter, gay rights (didn’t even mention ChickFilA, and yesterday came out for gay Scout leaders). His foreign policy is the same as disastrous Obama’s (more barbarian mob democracy). Do you really think he will cut any government spending, except defense? As for Supreme Court justices, you know he will appoint more John Roberts.

John M. on August 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

Is she still pimping islamophile Chris Christie.

Laura on August 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

All presidential elections are won or lost on the swing vote. And the swing vote is about 20 percent of the total vote. Roughly 40 percent of voters (give or take several percentage points) go Democrat no matter what; roughly 40 percent go Republican. Each side effectively invests tons of money, time and energy chasing down about a fifth of all voters.

Now here’s the dirty little secret of the swing vote that nobody wants to talk about: It’s almost all white. There is no black or Hispanic swing vote to speak of. There is no little in the way of an Asian swing vote. I know this as a professional fact.

Bottom line: If Romney stands up for white interests, he wins. If he doesn’t, it’s a toss-up, probably as close as 2000, when it came down to Florida. Mitt has to man up and show some TV ads of footage of black flash mobs. The Left, of course, will throw a fit over “the return of Willie Horton ads,” or some similar nonsense. But if Romney really wants this badly enough, he’ll do it.

Seek on August 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

If Obama wins marxists will take over this country for good. Don’t exercise any illusions about 2016. 2012 is may be your last chance for free elections. Use it wisely. It’s not about putting a good guy in WH. It’s about getting the bad one out.

gabem on August 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Dare to dream, gabem. Dare to dream.

    This election has been over for four months now. *I* probably have a better chance of winning it than Romney does.

    So 2016 actually IS your only hope. Mitt Romney is no hope at all.

    Statusmonkey on August 11, 2012 at 1:05 am

The GOP has tried to shove Romney down our throats as a deliberate penalty for daring to speak up and demand genuinely conservative representation in government.

They love our money and the illegitimate power they can create for themselves with it.

We have to start over. Sometimes the cancer has simply spread too far and too aggressively.

I will no longer sit in the bleachers, at their command, and cheer for one deadly team over the other deadly team. When either side “wins,” they end up killing our liberty and robbing our country away from us–one way or another.

I will NOT vote for that viper Romney. I’m tired of the GOP yanking my chain.

I took off my choke collar.

Aurora on August 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

Statusmonkey, this election has been over months ago. . . for Obama!!! I’ve witnessed the failed presidencies of Ford, Carter and Bush 41 and Obama has the same stench of political death swirling around him as those other failures. There is real pain and suffering in this country and the voters took it out on the democrats in 2010 and will do the same in November. If the left is so smart, so cunning and so powerful, how come they couldn’t rally and stop the defeats they received in 2010? The tide against them is too massive, that’s why!!! And nothing has changed since 2010! Obama is still running against Bush 43. That’s not a winning game plan in anyones book. Also, Romney just announced Paul Ryan as his VP. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

Mike on August 11, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Gee, Mike, it sounds to me like you have been riding around in the armored air-conditioned Romney good news machine.

    The fact that “nothing has changed since 2010″ is PRECISELY the reason that Republicans are so dispirited and disorganized. That – and the nomination of an Obama Republican Mitt Romney.

    Maybe someday the GOP will stop running liberal candidates on the intellectually bankrupt premise that disaffected conservatives will somehow be “forced” to turn out and vote for Romney, McCain or whomever.

    If you don’t really think that’s their strategy, perhaps you should listen to the candidate himself:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/03/14/romney_conservatives_who_dont_like_me_now_will_learn_to_when_im_the_nominee.html

    Pay attention to that contempt-filled laugh of his at the 1:02 mark. It hardly even seems possible that someone could be so truly clueless: it’s like watching a broad SNL parody about The Harvard Snob.

    That laugh of his is at YOUR expense. In his mind, you are in the bag.

    I wonder if he’ll be laughing like that on the day after the election. I would say that there is a VERY strong possibility that Romney will be asked to replace Geithner as SecTreas. Actually, he would be a perfect fit for this administration.

    Statusmonkey on August 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Mike, I have seen many elections as well. This one has contradictory signs throughout. Hussein has been under 50% in his averaged job approval — see Real Clear Politics — for as far back as I can remember. Without a serious third party challenge splitting the Repubs, presidents with that lousy number so close yo the election are sunk. Then there’s the right direction / wrong track numbers that tell a similar tale.

But Mittens is doing terribly in head-to-head polls. He did terribly in the primaries as well, which is why anyone-but-Mittens suddenly gained popularity.

The various polls always are nearly always biased toward Dems. In part tkis is because polls are based on registered voters. Not on likely voters. Still, the Republicans have been beating the Democrats in the party popularity polls for a long time. THAT discrepancy tells you much about Mittens’s problems.

Agreed, the media are lying for Hussein more than ever have for anyone else.

I do not recall an election like this. NEITHER candidate should be able to win, based on standard measures. YOU are quite wrong in asserting otherwise.

skzion on August 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Statusmonkey,

If you think Republicans are dispirited and that’s what you need to believe to get to sleep at night, have at it. But you know the truth don’t you, a president that can’t run on his record will not be returned to the White House, period!!!

skzion,

You wrote that you agree that the polls are biased but then you rely on those same polls as evidence that Romney has problems! The point of my post that neither of you addressed was concerning the results of the 2010 election. There’s no poll like election results. I believe the 2010 election results are foretelling what will happen in the 2012 election because the president has continued to pursue the same policies the voters rejected in 2010. What’s changed since 2010?

Also, the president himself admits that his policies have failed, that’s why he continues to run against Bush 43. The voters know that past performance is an indicator of future results. The voters will not give this guy four more years after he himself admits that his policies have failed to turn things around. Maybe I’m putting too much faith in reality (recent election results, employment & economic numbers) and not enough faith in the fantasy reflected in todays poll results. We shall see. Have a great day.

Mike on August 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Mike, is your point to annoy me enough to vote for Hussein?

    I pointed out that Republicans were leading in the party polls, despite the bias toward Dems. The question is why, with the same built-in bias, Mittens is well behind.

    skzion on August 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    No, your problem is that you wouldn’t recognize reality of it bit you.

    This clown car campaign of Romney’s has reduced itself to babbling incoherence. Take for example their contortions on the amnesty fiat, Obamacare being a tax or a penalty, that press secretary talking up Romneycare, etc. HE STANDS FOR NOTHING, AND HE REFUSES TO ATTACK HIS *OPPONENT.*

    Meanwhile you’re fat and complacent, trying to score yourself some tickets for the second Romney inauguration – in 2017. This fact-based “reality” you speak of sounds like an interesting place. Is it by any chance near a famous river in Egypt?

    Statusmonkey on August 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

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