by John Galt
January 2, 2012 22:00 ET
Apparently the political elite think the average Tea Party participant or ultra-conservative Republican is as dumb as a bag of bricks. Of course the Mitt Romney campaign won’t recognize the doctored photo above as being that of John Kerry and his infamous hunting trip, as that picture is as close to a firearm as anyone will see Governor Romney, at least until he starts his propaganda march through Dixie.
The Republican spin machine is working overtime to destroy any serious challengers to Mitt Romney, much like the DNC did to eradicate any competition to defeat President Bush in 2004. The comparisons to the thought processes within the leadership of the two major political parties is astonishingly similar when one takes a step back and compares 2004 to the 2012 race underway:
In 2004, the DNC and liberal elites wanted a candidate who had the appearance of a war hero, a perceived moderate in the public policy arena, and a man who could emulate the ideals of the American middle class, even if the candidate was a multimillionaire who rarely mingled with the middle or lower class voters in his daily life.
In 2012, the RNC and the country club elitists wanted a candidate who has the appearance of a successful businessman, a perceived moderate in the public policy arena, and a man who could imitate the ideals of the middle class and Tea Party even though his career and extensive wealth rarely, if ever, required interaction or daily encounters with the voters whose support he sought.
Apparently Karl Rove and his ilk are clueless about the average American and the true conservative Libertarian nature of the society now, which means that the ideas of Boehner and other Republicans to cooperate and cut deals to keep the machinery of the current system functioning is not the desired course of action. True conservatives and Libertarians are demanding a radical change of course to steamroll the opposition and cease this insane idea that negotiating away the freedoms and future of future generations is a logical method of governance.
Governor Romney, like Senator Kerry, has neither the temperance nor desire to understand the average middle class American citizens frustrations. As he tours Iowa in his tailored apparel and shoes which cost as much as the monthly earnings of some citizens, the objections to his tin ear are proclaimed as “class warfare” towards the left and “jealousy” of his success by his minions. The truth is that the answers he provides, in an almost identical fashion as John Kerry did, are attempts at sophisticated sophistry which fail to grasp the imagination of the voter and in fact alienate many of the individuals he is attempting to communicate with.
Sadly, the arguments in favor of Romney are similar if not identical to those of the Kerry ’04 Presidential campaign.
When confronted with a difficult issue, his response is akin to “I’m not Obama,” just as Kerry would say similar things about Bush.
When asked about his policies which seem to mirror ideals the liberals have promoted for years, Romney replies with nonsensical answers relating to his business experience and ability to find bi-partisan solutions to govern the nation. Kerry would respond about his ability to work with the other party and his experiences in Vietnam and Washington, totally dismissing his detractors as those who hate an American success story or promoting the ideals of the Bush administration. The thing both candidates had and have in common is that their ideas as presented are generalities at best, false promises at worst, and vapid platitudes almost daily.
The 150 plus page epic presented by the Romney campaign about his vision for fixing the American economy is nothing more than a hedge fund’s version of a technocrat’s wet dream processed into words which read like the pages from the Federal Registry. Yet by demanding a greater expansion of the Federal government to work with America’s capitalists, Romney engages in the same type of central planning hypocrisy which he criticizes the Obama administration for, and of course, which Senator Kerry became famous for working with the Bush administration to enact so his friends would profit handsomely.
If, as it appears it shall happen, Mitt Romney is the candidate for the Republican Party, the only platform he has to run on is “I’m not Obama so you had best vote for me.” The hypocrites who are criticizing Romney during the primary process will be the same group of souls in late October who will offer their typical spiel of how “you knaves had best do what I do and hold your nose and vote for Romney; he’s not the best choice but he’s not Obama!” Then when you confront them on their piousness and fallacies they declare that principles be damned, Obama must be defeated.
Yet when principle matters their abandonment of ideals for profit, to maintain ratings, or to ensure they will enjoy these same morons appearing on their programs makes no difference.
Thus if the citizens of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida wish to submit this nation to another long boring election process with the eventual re-election of an unpopular incumbent who is patently incompetent, then a vote for Romney is a no-brainer. For those who wish to avoid the agony of four more years of Obama and the policies which are destroying this nation, it is time to take a stand and vote for Constitutional principles and not what the two parties and mainstream media dictate to the masses. Otherwise, do not complain when the RNC’s John Kerry goes down in flames in November of this year, just like Senator Kerry did in 2004.