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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

When Robots Attack

Clearly losing in the polls, the Romney campaign leading into its convention has decided to "shake things up".
First they tap Zombie Eyed Granny Starver Paul Ryan for the ticket.

This inevitably leads to Democratic attacks on the Randian wet dream that constitutes Ryan's budget.

Yesterday, Joe Biden replaced Barack Obama as history's greatest monster by saying that the Vulture-Voucher ticket would take the chains off Wall Street and put them on you.

Apparently, this was a dog whistle and only GOP campaigns are allowed to do that.

Last night, Romney - who is running demonstrably false ads and has run some really seamy ads twisting Obama's words - accused the President of running the nastiest campaign in history.

It's difficult to determine whether this is a desperate attempt to change the narrative, whip up the base or just pure psychological projection on Mitt's part.

But it's not something a top of the ticket candidate should say.  That's what the surrogates and spokespeople are for.

Once again, to me, Romney looks weak and whiny.

Recall that everyone who runs against this guy winds up hating him.  Probably because of this incessant whining while libeling people.

Romney isn't Thurston Howell, he's Eddie Haskell.

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