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February 7, 2008

Mitt's a Moron


I could look this up in Wikipedia or something, but I won't. I assume Mitt is short for Mittenwald or something. Or Mittskrieg, which rhymes with blitzkrieg.
Or maybe it's some form of the word myopic. Or moronic.

Actually, I now HAVE looked it up. Mitt is short for Milton. Mitt was named after a Chicago Bears' quarterback.
It's important to note here that Mitt was the head guy for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, which were plagued by scandal involving payoffs and neat stuff like that. I was actually there and covered those Games.
Never met Mitt though.

We digress.

Woe is the U.S. Republican and religious right as far as the U.S. presidential race goes.

Mitt Romney finally gave up the ghost on Thursday. Not because he's a larger-than-life Donny Osmond lookalike with his coiffed hair and billions of dollars or because America didn't actually support him, mind you.

But only because he didn't want to help the Democrats win and therefore result in the U.S. losing the Republicans' fabricated war on terror.

Here's a few grafs from one story I found. And keep in mind, whenever a politician uses the word "frankly" not once, but twice, in the same paragraph, he's totally bullshitting.

"Romney said he had taken the decision because continuing his battle with McCain would weaken his party, increasing the chances of a Democrat victory which would mean a "surrender to terror."

In what was the most passionate speech of Romney's campaign, he said he was making the sacrifice for the common good.

"If I fight on all the way to convention, I forestall the launch of a national campaign and, frankly, I would be making it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win," he said. "Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror."

The Super Tuesday primaries had left him with 270 delegates to Mr McCain's 680. The multi-millionaire had said he needed a minimum of 400 to stay in the race.

Romney told a conservative conference in Washington: "Conservative principles are needed now more than ever. Soon, the face of liberalism in America will have a new name. Whether it is Barack or Hillary, the result will be the same."

(Eds note: Bullshit meter goes off the scale)

"The opponents of American culture will push the throttle."


This is a guy who's a Mormon, who wants to ban gay marriages, who talks about Europe's economic problems as being "the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life and eroded morality."

And now he's done.

So all the Far Right has left is Huckabee, who had been in third place before Mitt magically disappeared. All I can say is, John McCain, I like you. You're the only Republican candidate, but you're going to lose anyway.

This is poetic justice. Isn't it? Mitt the twit takes the hit. What a sacrifice. What a farce.



    Having spent $36 million dollars of his own money is the real reason that he quit!

    While many of the other candidates had hollywood endorsements poor Mitt only had Donny Osmond.

    Don't be so fast to write off McCain. As soon as the delusional Huckabee gives up the ghost, the GOP will rally around Johnny.

    If Obama and Hillary had taken my advice years ago and run as a team they would have been unstoppable...
    now I'm not so sure.

    I still think that McCain will squeak by in November but I hope that I am wrong.

  2. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'll never understand American politics.

  3. I guess good looks doesn't get you everywhere after all.

    I'm anxious to see the outcome of this election. I wonder if America will go with the republicans again just because they can't handle having a woman or a black man heading their country.

  4. Sitting over ----------------> on the sofa whilst ya all talk politics....... some get me a cuppa tea will ya ;)


  5. oh go on, spoil me, I'll have an slice of that lovely lemon drizzle cake to go with me cuppa lol


  6. You are an absolute crackpot. But I laughed all day at Lord Tennisanyone and your completely idiotic newest avatar.

    Are you going through male menopause or what? Or are you travelling in your time machine through the cave-man era and stopping off as you make it back here?

    I didn't write off McCain, did I? I figure he's the Republican guy for sure, but he's gonna get whupped.


    Who does?


    Yup, that's the big question: will they accept a woman or a black? I think yes. It's time for a real shakeup.


    I don't think I have any tea in my cupboard...or lemon drizzle cake. Will stale bread and peanut butter do?

  7. Evidently I am experiencing some sort of "Sybillian" stage. It is either that or the happy part of my "Flowers For Algernon" stage is over and I am digressing back into my private inner space.

    Just in case these references mean squat here are some links...


  8. Milord Tennisanyone:

    No, you be whomever you want to be, as long as your essence is out here, in the wild blog yonder.

    It's your mind, soul, knowledge and interpretation that we all seek. You could be Pee Wee Herman or Henry VIII for all I care.

    I just want you to know that I will forever laugh at all these inventive avatars.

    Remember I was switching every week? The strange thing is, you probably could get by actually impersonating all these people...

    Now that's a scary thought...

  9. yeah stick around, HE. I couldn't handle a blogosphere minus Aidan AND you :P that goes for you too WW.

  10. Only if its crunchie peanut butter :)


  11. I came here expecting a tour of your boudoir.

  12. You are all nuts!!!!!!!!!!!! lol!

  13. Stace:

    Yeah,'re a doll.


    I like Crunchie, but my kids like smooth. Go figure.


    Ha! And you will be disappointed. It's a mess. The closet is a disaster. Maybe after I invite those gay, goofy design guys in.


    Sorry. Nothing to see, really. An old dresser, some badges from my media travels, a bed bought from Sally Ann...

    You're not missing anything.


    Yes, we are.


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