Saturday, August 25, 2012

And on Why Mr. Romney isn't Any Better

1) His lack of denunciation for the neocons (and a fear that he will adopt their philosophy).............2) An extreme paucity of specifics regarding his budget (which loopholes will he eliminate, for instance).............3) A suspicion that he will be just as much of a crony capitalist as Obama and Bush.............4) The fact that he's flip-flopped more than John McCain, John Kerry, and the President combined.............5) The fact that he will seemingly and literally say anything (Clinton was kind of like that, too).............6) The fact that he went to great lengths to avoid military service.............7) An impression that he's secretive (which is a shame in that I doubt that there's anything illegal).............8) Tends to come across as a shallow thinker at times.............9) He says a lot of things that simply don't pass the smell-test (that he voted for Paul Tsongas in the 1992 Democratic primary strictly to stick it to Bill Clinton, a person who was modestly known at best back then).............10) He doesn't drink beer - EVER!!!


Gorges Smythe said...

At least Romney doesn't seem bound and determined to utterly destroy the nation that gave him the chance to amount to something, as does Obama.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

You absolutely cut to the quick, Gorges. Nothin' wrong with that.

w-dervish said...

There is something wrong with what Gorges said... it is utter and complete nonsense. This is what Romney is bound and determined to do. The Romney/Republican plan is to fundamentally transform the US from a democracy to an oligarchy.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

If Romney is able to reduce rates across the board and make it revenue-neutral (or even garner a little revenue) by closing loopholes (which disproportionately benefit the wealthy), that will be a success. Now, if he fails to do that, then, yeah, you may be on to something.......And we aren't a democracy, wd. We're a republic (something that Mr. Romney won't be able to alter by simply reducing taxes/allowing people to keep more of their money).

dmarks said...

WD said: "It will be a colossal failure, as it will involve radically slashing programs that benefit the middle class and poor"

Since this budget actually proposes to increase this funding, you might as well withdraw your "failure" claim.

"and lead to unsustainable debt and deficits that will drive us into a deep and lasting depression."

Actually, your disproven claim has no logic. You are saying that the cutting of spending (which isn't happening anyway) will cause the deficits to soar. Sorry, it does not work that way.

"We need to get rid of the bush tax cuts ASAP."

Since these are mostly middle class tax cuts, this is WD saying "fu** the middle class".

"Republican talking point #1."

That is a non-response to Will's statement of Constitutional fact.

And yes, tax cuts do indeed "[allow] people to keep more of their money..."

Nothing to do with anyone's talking points. It's simple fact.

"For someone who CLAIMS to be a moderate, you sure employ a LOT of Republican/Conservative talking points!"

He is moderate, by the record. And on these issues, he told it like it is. And I would bet dollar to donuts he never looked up anyone's talking points.