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That’s why RINO Republicans, who talk with mumbled mush mouths because they no longer stand for conservative values,….. lose. The string of Republican losers is long. Kick out these consultants and RINOS and steer the Republican party back to its foundations. As my late mother would say, ”crap or get off the pot”.

NOTE: If Romney had taken at least half of the gusto he used against his main Republican competitors in the primaries, and used it against Obama, he might have stood a better chance of painting his rival and win, but like McCain, he took the nice way out and lost big time.

Nice Losers

By Thomas Sowell – November 13, 2012

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment– nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for reelection, George H.W. Bush.

Bush 41 first succeeded when he ran for election as if he were another Ronald Reagan (“Read my lips, no new taxes”), but then lost when he ran for reelection as himself– “kinder and gentler,” disdainful of “the vision thing” and looking at his watch during a debate, when he should have been counter-attacking against the foolish things being said.

This year, Barack Obama had the hard-hitting specifics– such as ending “tax cuts for the rich” who should pay “their fair share,” government “investing” in “the industries of the future” and the like. He had a coherent vision, however warped.

Most of Obama’s arguments were rotten, if you bothered to put them under scrutiny. But someone once said that it is amazing how long the rotten can hold together, if you don’t handle it roughly.

Any number of conservative commentators, both in the print media and on talk radio, examined and exposed the fraudulence of Obama’s “tax cuts for the rich” argument. But did you ever hear Mitt Romney bother to explain the specifics which exposed the flaws in Obama’s argument?

On election night, the rotten held together because Mitt Romney had not handled it roughly with specifics. Romney was too nice to handle Obama’s absurdities roughly. He definitely out-niced Obama– as John McCain had out-niced Obama in 2008, and as Dewey out-niced Truman back in 1948. And these Republicans all lost.

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2 Responses

  1. Handle it roughly? How about not handling “it” at all. Withdraw party affiliation and undermine the numbers game that supports the corrupt two party political system.

    Kick the good-ol’boy network to the curb. It relies on registered party member numbers to play the game and set the voters up to accept and support the next well grea$ed constituent-tone-deaf good-ol’boy whose turn at the helm has arrived.

    Withdraw from the political party – go independent. Send a copy of your confirmation of withdrawal to your tone-deaf politico in this years Thanksgiving Christmas &/or Boxing Day holiday cards.

    Happy holidays.

    Withhold all political contributions until visible positive results are achieved.

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