Thursday, August 09, 2007



Yesterday Romney committed political suicide with his typically lame-- though taped-- answer to a question about why his very pro-war Mormon boys don't serve in the military. The Republican base was stunned-- and started gagging. Realizing the enormity of the screw-up of comparing his sons' campaigning for their wealthy father to the sacrifice American families are making sending their sons and daughters to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Romney braintrust immediately started screaming "out of context." They released the video, proving for everyone who didn't witness it that it was totally in context and that Romney is just what he appears to be: just one of the bunch of pathetic pygmies™ and the ultimate Empty Suit.

So last night the campaign came out swinging at yesterday's most immediate winner: Rudy Giuliani. The Republicans figure their best bet to hold down their losses in 2008 will be an all out Know-Nothing assault on immigrants and foreigners. They plan to demonize "illegal immigrants" day and night and stoke the flames of divisiveness and bigotry and hatred. The tactics often works for the right. But they're not supposed to turn it on each other. Mormon Mitt couldn't help himself. He had nowhere else to go. So today's headlines are all about Giuliani's catering and pandering to the hated and dangerous illegals.

Reagan must be rolling over in his grave. Of course it's all true. NYC was a sanctuary for undocumented workers while Giuliani was mayor. But it's the kind of ammo good little fascists are supposed to use against Democrats, not against each other.
Immigration is a hot-button issue in the GOP and may play especially well in Iowa, an early battleground state where the federal government has raided meat processing plants employing illegals, and where some longtime residents feel their pay is being undercut by cheaper-working immigrants.

"If you look at lists compiled on Web sites of sanctuary cities, New York is at the top of the list when Mayor Giuliani was mayor," Romney said at while campaigning in Iowa. "He instructed city workers not to provide information to the federal government that would allow them to enforce the law. New York City was the poster child for sanctuary cities in the country."

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At 8:22 AM, Blogger cybermome said...


I worked for a company that was owned by Bain capital.My job was "eliminated" in May. Bain also eliminated one of the warehouses because workers tired of no raises and more work tried to organize ..The warehouse will be closed this month and another one opened 150 miles away Romney was Bill Bains boy....and the pretty face to the darker side to lbos.. Romney is the poster child for the dark side of private equity...

I was just interviewed for a serious book coming out in Nov about Romney, Bain and what happens to companies after Romney/Bain and other vulture capitalists pick them

Romney=Republican greed

At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pigs at the Trough".
Arriana Huffington's book, decent book, GREAT title.

At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Patriotism, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With al due respect to an enightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first."

--Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

That photo ain't NYC - it was taken at Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan...


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