Mitt Romney Goes Palin in Nevada Victory Speech

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I never thought I’d see Mitt Romney get so ugly so early in the race, but tonight in his Nevada victory speech he showed that he is willing to sell what’s left of his genteel veneer to court the conservative hate mongers. In a speech where the inaccuracies and the lies outweighed any message of reform he might be hiding in the Caymans, Mitt went Palin as he said Obama was not the “American president”.

The one thing Mitt had going for him was that he was not a hate monger. Sure, he’s stiff except when he’s flip-flopping, he’s the 1% of the 1%, and he’s so entitled and ensconced in privilege that he can’t imagine the life of an average American, but he was not a negative person. You didn’t dislike the guy; he just made you nervous. He’s smarmy and untrustworthy, but you didn’t dislike him.

Until tonight.

Boy did Mitt bring the ugly tonight! This proves that he has what it takes to be a conservative hero in words (deed do not matter; he will make up reality and Fox will sell it). Mitt Romney can be a hate-monger and therefor, he can be the Republican nominee.

If we took the lies out of Mitt’s speech tonight, we’d be left with nothing but hello and god bless America. Mitt claimed he would make our military the best in the world unlike Obama, who is a wimp (Osama? Somali pirates?).

Our military is already the strongest in the world, but Mitt promised that no one would ever challenge us again when he was President. This didn’t ease my mind, as I recall Bush promising the same thing before he invaded a sovereign nation on a lie and got us mired in a ten year war that we couldn’t win.

To wild cheers, Mitt announced that he would not give voters the most, so if this is a bidding war, he is not your President. Of course, this may be true, but it depends on who “you” are. If you are a 1%er, this is most certainly a bidding war, as the corporate dollars flowing into Republican coffers prove quite well.

Mitt meant that he wouldn’t be buying our votes by promising to care about Medicare and Medicaid or Social Security. Of course, technically, he wouldn’t be “buying” votes, since people pay into Social Security with hard work. But his point is duly noted. Do not vote for Mitt if you want a President who thinks you are as entitled as he thinks he and his friends are.

Mitt said he could fix the economy that Obama ruined. He said the improved unemployment numbers are not real because they just reflect that people stopped looking for work. Pay attention to this one because it’s viral. The truth is that private sector job growth has grown under Obama more than it has since Reagan, and those numbers can’t be gotten around no matter how many times they utter “but no one is looking for work anymore.”

At any rate, Mitt has no solution for fixing the economy other than assuring us that as businessman (who dismantled companies and shuttled his profits offshore), he knows how to do it. A pause while Americans wonder if they want to be one of Bain’s mom and pops that get taken apart and sold off in bits so that Romney can add another 100 million to his Swiss account.

Romney went on about Nevada’s troubles and never mentioned that they were a direct result and perfect example of lawless vulture capitalism. He blamed Obama for their unemployment rates and never said a word about why their homes were in foreclosure or who got rich off of their misery. He avoided mentioning the fact that the recession started in 2007 and the housing market collapsed soon after. It’s hard to see how Obama can be blamed for that or how it’s Obama’s fault that Romney stands for the same exact deregulation that created the housing bubble that led to the bubble burst.

Mitt lied about Solyndra, lied about healthcare reform, promised to repeal “Obama Care”, lied about the economy (was caught earlier saying it was great but now it sucks), lied about the private sector….Mitt lied.

There’s no gentle way to put it, this was a speech of specious lies and inaccuracies and deliberate distortions. It was a speech meant for the base. And they believe these things to be true.

It’s one thing to stretch the truth, but it’s another to construct a whole new reality, and that’s what Mitt did tonight.

Mitt went ugly tonight, and as much as I have never been a fan of his politics du jour, I’m deeply disappointed to see him go Palin. I honestly thought he was better than that and I said so just this past Wednesday on Politicus Radio.

I was wrong. Romney wants to be President so badly that he is willing to sell out to the lowest common denominator. A man who could have at the very least stood for manners and decorum – a measure of civility – now stands for absolutely nothing.

And to boot, Mitt blew his hate wad way too early. We can see from his speech tonight that he plans on running against Barack X, the fictional Barack Obama, as Bill Maher so brilliantly put it last week. Mitt Romney plans on running against the economic failure and weak on defense Obama. You know, the guy who only exists on Fox News.

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23 Replies to “Mitt Romney Goes Palin in Nevada Victory Speech”

  1. True, now Mitt has to keep this up for 8 months and 4 weeks. If the economy improves Mitt will be shown for what he is. If Boehner can get his masters the koch to do something to kill the economy he might have a chance

  2. I was really angry tonight listening to him. He was so full of hate. So smug. So full of crap! I can’t wait until Obama brings him down. It will be interesting to read the mms coverage lets see if they debunk any of his lies any better than they did Palin!

  3. Well, lookslike Sarah would be a perfect fit as VP candidate again: two wealthy white haters going after tthe President with lies. CAn hardly wait for the debates…I do hope this time Romney gets called out on every lie he tries to smugloy sell.

  4. He’s got his marching orders from the LDS church and the GOPpers. It’s all in on the hate as that’s what the next few state GOP base eats up like the Mormons eat sugar, their only legit vice.

  5. Aside from his callousness and cluelessness about the struggles and issues of everyday Americans, he is just as demagogic and devoid of integrity as his competitors. He’s also willing to say and do anything to win the nomination, up to and including disrespecting the office of the presidency and its current occupant. I have read material that says he has the appearance that would make him a shoo-in for a president in movies. But the more I see and hear of him, the less and less presidential he is. I hope each and every ignorant and incendiary statement he has made on the way to being nominated is used against him.
    The more he talks, the more he diminishes himself.

  6. Well, he sold his soul to Trump and make no mistake, the head of the Mormon Church will not be riding on the roof, should Mittens get to the white house.

  7. Yeah Mittens, that hating on Barack Obama and lying about him worked so well for McCain/Palin in 2008. Actually, it worked well for President Obama and America, not so well for the losers of 2008.

    I think that Newt has really rattled Mittens, so old Mittens is acting like he’s the nominee already and running against President Obama. And to do so, he has to resort to lies, which may play well to the ever shrinking gop base, but not to the rest of the electorate.

  8. “Appeal to the base” can be interpreted in more than one way, and when used about Republican candidates, it should be.

  9. The Democratic party is going to have to stop trying to take the “High Road” and point these things out, otherwise we may loose big time.

    People (Republicans/Religious Right) just don’t know what sorts of monsters they’re really voting for, and emotion is being used to yank them along. It’s going to take strong emotion – visceral, in-your-face moves to get them to see the ugliness in their party and candidates.

    Of course, that may (will) also mean they will have to face the ugliness within themselves, but that’s always a good thing to do.

  10. He’s also lying whenever his lips are moving. It’s such an irony that the so-called party of family and moral values has as its leading candidates two cretins who are morally bankrupt panderers.

  11. Mitt told Soledad O’Brian that he cares about the middle class. Someone needs to ask him “Why?” Honestly, why would he care about the middle class? He and his family are set for life financially. He has no contact or experience with people outside of his social network, why would he care? For him to claim that he does comes across as completely disingenuous. And if he does care about job creation, he has the money, why doesn’t he create some jobs? Why doesn’t he use his wealth to create charitable foundations? He has done nothing in his life to demonstrate that he cares about those less fortunate than himself. Mitt is a bored rich guy who is running for POTUS because he can, nothing more.

  12. All I can say is that after listening to his speech, how can anyone believe a word he says, he is so out of touch with the average American that he thinks we’ll believe his BS. I’ve been watching this campaign so closely and looking for some redeeming qualities in the GOP candidates and I can find none. Obama hasn’t been boasting of his accomplishments, but maybe he should start. I think we are on the right path, except Obamacare, now is the time to start campaigning Barack, get out there and speak up.

  13. So we have two casino’s fighting over which one gets to buy the white house and insert their puppet POTUS…

    Will it be trump or adelson…

    The Democratic Party had better inform the American People what the republicans are up to…

    The fact that romney and/or newt stand even a remote chance of beating President Obama in the general election proves that our education system needs much improvment.

  14. Amazing how the hatred and vitriol of the republican base only really started in earnest (in a blatant, in your face way) back when gingrich was speaker and Limbaugh started to come into his own. Even the John birchers (old version of Tea Baggers) didn’t get this much right wing traction.

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