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09/17/2012

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Did you know that today was Constitution Day?

AMDG

No, I didn't. Alas, it just got a severe blow. I think Romney just lost the election.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/322383/romneys-entitlement-society-patrick-brennan

Not that the Republicans are such great constitutionalists, but the Obama Democrats want it out of the way.

Now that he's said it, I hope Romney doesn't backpedal from this, but rather clarifies it then hits it hard. He's not going to get the votes of the people he's "offended" anyways, thus he might as well go full on for the rest of us.

This is a great post, btw.

I saw that comment about losing the election when I woke up for a while in the middle of the night. I didn't think I could get back to sleep until I knew what you were talking about, so I clicked the link and I imagined so many horrible things in the minute or so that it took to load that when I saw the article, it was as nothing.

AMDG

It doesn't rise to the dead girl-live boy standard set by...some Louisiana politician, wasn't it? But I think it's potentially killing. I mean, I'm offended by it myself, and I want him to win.

Thanks, Rob.

I don't think Romney can clarify his way out of this, at least on the basis of the one paragraph I've seen quoted. It would be ok if he were only decrying dependency, etc. But he dismisses that whole 47% of the population as playing the victim role and refusing to take responsibility for their lives, etc. He doesn't acknowledge the existence of people who are working hard and doing their best to take care of themselves and their families, but barely getting by. That may not have been what he really meant to be saying, but he said it.

Well, I didn't know it was something he said. I thought it might be that he was caught doing something like that.

It wasn't the wisest thing to say. I agree with you on that. I'm wondering if Social Security recipients are included in that number because, you know, they vote.

AMDG

Exactly. As he stated the matter, they are included.

But the one I live with is still going to vote for him.

AMDG

"He doesn't acknowledge the existence of people who are working hard and doing their best to take care of themselves and their families, but barely getting by. That may not have been what he really meant to be saying, but he said it."

True. And that is damning, even if inadvertent.

Good for him. Gosh, wouldn't it be nice to have a presidential candidate you were enthusiastic about? (Oh well, says Eeyore, he (or she) would probably just lose...)

Cross-posted with you, Rob--I was replying to Janet.

It would have to be someone unknown to me at the present time, and then I would always be waiting for the other shoe to drop.

AMDG

The only time I was ever at least somewhat enthusiastic was for Carter in 1976. I was still pretty young and stupid and leftish. By the next election I had changed a good bit. For it and every one since, it was a matter of deciding who was the worst one and voting for the other guy.

I think Romney just lost the election.

Well, that’s one heck of a statement to wake up to! (It’s just before 8:00 a.m. here in NZ.)

I’ve been inclined for several weeks now to the view that Obama will win. But I still, even after this bad comment by Romney, have to hope that he (Romney) can somehow pull off a win because Obama and his enablers, the MSM, truly scare me.

They do me, too, of course. I would still vote for Romney, because I think the Dems are taking us down a really bad road, but dang, why can't the Republicans come up with someone better?

Sorry to give you a bad wake-up shock.:-)

Think I’m over the initial shock, just a few palpitations now and then…

About the anti-Christ. I really don’t know much at all about the concept, but has it traditionally referred to a person rather than a movement/world view?

Obama may not be the Anti-Christ, but he's putting in a valiant effort. :/

Nah, he's not that impressive or important.

But he's...well, I really hesitate to pick out one individual as being to blame for a very broad tendency. Marianne, what you said is true, at least for the most part, as far as I know, but one reason I spoke of it as something vaguer is that I think at this point it is still somewhat vague--it's a sort of movement in that direction, but I don't think the time is upon us yet.

"Nah, he's not that impressive or important."

You might want to bring the MSM up to speed there.

A hopeless task.

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