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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.