Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Romney Wins New Hampshire Primary: (Romney 36%,Paul 23%, Huntsman 18%, Santorum 10%)

(photo via Democratic Underground)


58% of Republican voters dissatisfied with candidates

CBS News: Republicans have yet to enthusiastically embrace a potential nominee for president - and despite the late date, most would like to see other candidates enter the race, according to a new CBS News poll.

The survey finds that 58 percent of Republican primary voters want more presidential choices, while just 37 percent say they are satisfied with the current field. The percentage of Republican primary voters that wants more choices has increased 12 percentage points since October."
--Democratic Underground

On to South Carolina where Willard will talk about how he pulled himself up, by his golden bootstraps, from a life of inherited wealth and privilege to a life of being able to knock down multi-million dollar homes in order to build more multi-multi million dollar homes.  He'll have the people in S. Carolina weeping over the hardship he suffered as he and
Bain Capital raided companies, fired people, and made oceans of money for them to shower upon themselves and their progeny.  "Please, sir,  I want some more." 

Get out your handkerchiefs South Carolina peeps; the Willard Wanker Show is coming to town. 


Leslie Parsley said...

I thought his "victory speech" was about the scariest thing I've heard yet - and I've heard a lot of scary stuff (and b.s.) over the past couple of years.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Leslie, I didn't listen, but I read that it was ungracious and scathing. Not something one would expect from a victor. Willard is tone deaf and essentially "The Man Who Wasn't There." There is no there there. We in Massachusetts remember him as a moderate and progressive Republican governor. I guess he has to act contra to who he really is to rope in the radicals in his party.

There are so many videos out there where we can actually see and hear him say everything the current GOPers dislike in a candidate--starting with his pledge, while running for the senate here, that he would do NOTHING to reverse a woman's right to choose, based on a horrible incident where some friend of the family's daughter died as a result of a backroom abortion.

I can understand someone changing one's mind from a position strongly held as a younger person, but Romney is chaning his mind on a position he strongly believed in as a mature politician.

He's a monumental phoney; and he's all theirs.

Anonymous said...

He's a real Nowhere Man.

Rational Nation USA said...

"He's a monumental phoney; and he's all theirs."

As are most politicians of every stripe these days, methinks. Save perhaps a small handful.

S.W. Anderson said...

Love the bandwagon cartoon. It captures the essence of Romney's plodding quest for what he wants now. He is the choice of about a fourth of about a third of voting-age Americans. But how many of that small minority would've picked someone else if the rest of the GOP field wasn't a menagerie of baggage-laden has beens and a crackpot (Huntsman excepted) is anybody's guess.

That's why I claim Romney's support is a quarter mile wide and a half inch deep.

Truth 101 said...

Sadly for the other candidates, republicans use who's turn they think it is as a deciding factor when picking whom their nominee for president is.

Many times it's the guy that finished second in the last primay process. Sorry RN and the Paulites. It's Mitt's turn.

Just Saying said...

Obama won last night.
No news.
Sadly the Democrats do not have a challenger to Obama.
Sadly, I guess every Democrat thinks the same way. The Obama way.

Murr Brewster said...

The whole herd of 'em crack me up. Every now and then I catch something out of the corner of my ear that actually sounds sensible, and then when I tune in fully it turns out to be some position one of them is being accused of having, and he's busy denying it.

Meanwhile, Republicans everywhere seem to be standing around with their thumbs in their, uh, suspenders and saying, "really? Is this it? Got anything else?"

Infidel753 said...

Don't forget the Democrats' secret weapon, the Venomous Toad (Gingrich), whom Romney has also fired -- fired up with rage and vindictiveness, that is. He's spending his own money on making Obama's campaign commercials. If the Republicans actually liked Romney, it would just be sour grapes and wouldn't matter, but as it is, he's giving voice to the discontent that's out there.

The Republicans have embraced the politics of hate and division, and now they're destroying each other.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Why does politics attract phonies?


"That's why I claim Romney's support is a quarter mile wide and a half inch deep."

Some of the polls I've seen show Williard within the margin of error of being neck and neck with Obama, nationally. But I think once the country gets to understand that Willard was a progresive Republican not so long ago, that will change.


It is Willard's turn. As it was Grandpa Walnuts' turn in 2008. What frightens me is that Willard may choose another empty-headed beauty queen to attract the base, as Grandpa Walnuts did.

Just Saying,

"Sadly, I guess every Democrat thinks the same way. The Obama way."

You obviously don't read liberal blogs, because that statement is not true. There is a significant number of Democrats who do not "think" the same way. However, it'll be interesting to note how the Republican base--who dislike Willard--will rally around him once he gets the nomination.

Murr Brewster,

Last time around, the GOP, and especially its base, was saying the same. Remember, the base did not like McCain--he was too liberal for them. Wait til they get to hear about Willard's very liberal positions while he was running for senator and governor in Massachusetts. No one in her right mind believes a mature man can change his mind on fundamental issues so quickly, unless, of course, one does so for reasons of pandering.


"The Republicans have embraced the politics of hate and division, and now they're destroying each other."

We'll have to wait and see what they'll do to Willard in S.Carolina. When Dubya and McCain were competing there before the 2000 election, Dubya's people spread nasty rumors about McCain's adopted daughter--who BTW, was from Bangladesh--a real sin in the racist lily white base. I thought that was the lowest the GOP base could go, but we saw what the base spread around on the Obamas--the racist emails, etc., so I'm wondering how they'll smear Willard. We'll soon find out.

Radicle Redneck said...

The gerbils and me love Rick Perry. We cant quit him.

Rational Nation USA said...

Shaw - Don't know why politics attracts phoneys, and at this point I really don't give a rats A**.

My long shot guess would be it's because they have few principles. The lion's share anyway.

So brace yourself for the next "crises to good to waste,"

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