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The Weekly 2012 – Why Mitt Romney will lose – And no it’s NOT the economy

While this race isn’t over BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, it is becoming clear that unless Mitt Romney actually starts to stand FOR something – ANYTHING- AND answer questions about it, the American public is starting to really not like this guy.

Surprise, surprise.

And therein lies (no pun intended towards Mitt Romney) the problem.

If Mitt Romney holds to the extreme Conservative views of the fringe (teabaggers), he will lose the Moderates and Independents.

If Mitt Romney moves to the moderate views, he will lose the fringe (teabaggers) that are very vocal and helped make FOX seem like a real news agency.
That would put FOX in the position of sticking with the fringe that actually watch them and give them the great ratings or…
Going with Romney and losing the fringe and seeing their ratings drop.

Kind of a ‘duh’ question as ratings=money.

Even though the American Press is too cowardly to call out Mitt Romney and his lies, the American people actually DO want answers.

American Press : ‘Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XIII’
@ : http://2012presidentialcoverage.blogspot.com/2012/06/chronicling-mitts-mendacity-vol.html

British Press : ‘Quite simply, the United States has never been witness to a presidential candidate, in modern American history, who lies as frequently, as flagrantly and as brazenly as Mitt Romney’.
@ : http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/21/mendacious-mitt-romney-bid-liar-in-chief

(Just a thought but if you did a small survey, my guess is 9 out of 10 people wouldn’t know the defination of ‘mendacity’. So why not just use the word LIAR? Unless the American Press is too afraid to.)

We want CREDIBLE answers.

So kudos to Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer. You showed Mitt Romney doing what Mitt Romney does best.

Not answer questions.

With only 4 months + to go until the election, baring a major crisis, the economy is going to be crapy but stable.

Republican hopes and dreams of trying to tank the economy (by using the filibuster to block ANY legislation that might, just might create even 1 job) are diming fast.

‘Dear media: Tell readers the truth about GOP filibustering’
‘Most Americans, not surprisingly, do not realize that majorities can no longer get their way in the Senate. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that most key votes in the Senate were based on simple majority voting. In 2009 Republicans created a situation in which virtually everything requires a supermajority. If you are going to tell the full story of a bill killed by filibuster, you need to report not just the outcome — a bill lost — but that majority sentiment was thwarted by a minority’.
‘So, how did the major papers do yesterday? Neither the New York Times nor the Washington Post had the word “filibuster” in their on-line front page headlines or teasers’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/dear-media-tell-readers-the-truth-about-gop-filibustering/2012/04/17/gIQAIumNOT_blog.html

But WHY will Mitt Romney lose?

‘A month ago, Romney’s favorable/unfavorable score stood at 34-38 percent nationally and 36-36 percent in the 12 swing states’.

(The 12 ‘swing’ States are : Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin).

‘But in this latest survey, his national fav/unfav score is 33-39 percent and 30-41 percent in the swing states’.

A rather large drop in favorable and raise in unfavorable.

‘In addition, the poll shows that attitudes about Romney’s business background – a frequent target in Obama ads – also are more unfavorable in these battlegrounds’.

‘Among swing-state respondents, 18 percent say what they’ve seen and heard about Romney’s business record gives them a more positive opinion about the Republican candidate, versus 33 percent who say it’s more negative’.
From : http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12423422-nbcwsj-poll-obama-romney-remain-in-dead-heat?lite

Mitt Romney ran on trying to make President Obama the bad guy.
‘Romney Says Obama Made Economy Worse’
From : http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/07/06/WP-Romney-Says-Obama-Made-Economy-Worse.aspx#page1

‘Romney backtracks on argument that Obama made economy worse’
From : http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/30/6984657-romney-backtracks-on-argument-that-obama-made-economy-worse?lite

‘NBC/WSJ poll: Six in 10 say Obama inherited current economy’
From : http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12422635-nbcwsj-poll-six-in-10-say-obama-inherited-current-economy?lite

Mitt Romney’s only ‘solution’ was to ‘cut taxes’.
‘Romney castigates taxes and spending, embraces tax and budget cuts’
From : http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-04-15/news/os-romney-visits-orlando-20110415_1_mitt-romney-budget-cuts-spending-cuts

But won’t tell us WHAT will be cut………….
‘Mitt: I Won’t Detail Plans, Because Then I’d Lose’
From : http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/03/mitt-i-wont-detail-plans-because-then-id-lose.html

Or how he’d pay for it…………
‘Romney Claims His ‘Bold’ Tax Plan ‘Can’t Be Scored’
From : http://crooksandliars.com/jon-perr/romney-claims-his-bold-tax-plan-cant-be-scored

While President Obama has a record of trying to get legislation passed only to have the Senate Republicans filibuster it –
‘Republican filibuster blocks Obama jobs bill’
From : http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/republican-filibuster-blocks-obama-jobs-bill-134332362.html

Mitt Romney has a record of out sourcing or out shoring jobs to China, India, Japan, Europe.
‘Romney Adviser Defends Bain Sending Jobs to China’
From : http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/romney-adviser-defends-bain-sending-jobs-chi

Just blaming President Obama WITHOUT offering any credible vision has made Mitt Romney very, very unfavorbable.

And regardless of how bad it looks and is under President Obama –

American are not that stupid to vote for someone they don’t like BECAUSE he won’t answer questions or offer a credible vision or plan.

At least those who aren’t locked into the ideology that they hate President Obama more then they love America.

 

But it’s NOT Republician Obstructionsim – ‘Republican Senator Tries To Add Conception Amendment To Flood Insurance Bill’

Remember this by the Speaker of the House :

‘Boehner Asks Angrily, ‘Do We Have to Fight About Everything?’
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/boehner-asks-angrily-do-we-have-to-fight-about-everything/

Maybe because all too often Republicans purposely want confrontation with stupid amendments like this :

‘Floods and abortions are distinctly different topics — except to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is trying to attach an anti-choice amendment to the Senate’s flood insurance bill’.

‘After years of delay, senators recently came to an agreement over the flood bill and were set to vote on it this week’.

‘But now, Paul is threatening to hold up its final passage by adding an amendment defining when life begins. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expressed his displeasure with that move this morning, saying he would not bring the bill up for a vote if the amendment is added’:

“This is ridiculous, that somebody says I’m not going to let this bill goes forward unless I have a vote on when life begins. I am not going to do that, and I think I speak for the majority of senators. Now, if the Republicans won’t stand up to the person who is going to do that, I’m not going to. I have tried my best to deal with these issues that have nothing to do with a piece of legislation”.

‘The National Flood Insurance Program helps homeowners whose houses are destroyed by floods — like those that devastated Minnesota and are currently sweeping Florida — and has absolutely nothing to do with abortion or conception’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/06/26/506564/rand-paul-amendment-flood-insurance-bill/

But it’s NOT Republician Obstructionsim – ‘State won’t release larger list of possible noncitizen voters’

TALLAHASSEE — ‘Gov. Rick Scott insists Florida’s voter rolls must be scrubbed carefully to remove any non-U.S. citizens, but his administration is keeping secret a list of more than 180,000 voters whose citizenship may be in question’.

‘Scott’s elections agency is refusing numerous requests from voter advocacy groups and news outlets to release the list, months after the state released an initial list targeting 2,625 potential noncitizens. Many people on the first list turned out to be citizens’.

‘In an interview in his office, Detzner could not cite a law that makes the list exempt from disclosure. Rather than make the list public, Detzner says he will ask Attorney General Pam Bondi whether it is a public record under Florida law’.

‘Three months ago, the state created a separate smaller list by matching the list of voters with the state driver’s license database’.

‘The state sent those 2,600-plus names to 67 county election supervisors, with orders to remove anybody who could not prove citizenship status’.

‘More than 100 people were removed from the voter rolls before election supervisors suspended the review. Most did not vote in a Florida election’.

‘Detzner said the 2,625 people had more interactions with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles than other names in the larger group — meaning they were more likely to be noncitizens’.

‘About 1,200 people on the original list were in Florida on work or student visas, and had to renew their drivers’ licenses each year. The other 1,400 were “more random,” Detzner said’.

‘With a presidential election slightly more than four months away, voter advocacy groups have been highly critical of Scott for refusing to divulge the information’.

“We are troubled that Florida has not yet responded to our request to turn over its complete database of potential noncitizens on the voter rolls,” said Diana Kasdan, legal counsel to the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. “Careful scrutiny of this list is critical to ensure that eligible Americans will not be blocked from voting. Any attempt to clean the rolls must be open, transparent and accurate. Florida’s purge has been anything but.”

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