Roundup: Romney, Romney, Romney!

Posted: December 4, 2011 by socklessjoe in News, Op/Sped, Random Crap, Teh Funneh

(Note: title to be read similar to “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!“)

(1) I think the Bret Baier interview with Romney is being over-analyzed. I don’t think Romney came across nearly as badly as some folks think. However, Baier’s questions were absolutely justified, and Romney needs to learn to “roll with it” better. His nervous laugh reminds me of Hillary’s cackles.

(2) That said, Romney’s weakness in the Huckabee forum is being under-analyzed.  Watch it again.  Romney starts around the 61-minute mark, and his answer on Mass-care -vs- Obamacare is abysmal.  He mis-characterizes Obamacare and tries to draw a distinction that is not only one without a difference, but one that, when the political spin is stripped away, actually plays right into Obama’s hands.  You see, under Obamacare, people will still have “private” insurance in much the same way that they do in Massachusetts. I may not have a lot of love for Newt, but he wouldn’t make that kind of mistake.

(3) Doug Mataconis has an interesting piece that tries to game-theory out what happens to the GOP if Obama wins re-election.  It’s a good read, but once again I need to comment on the pseudo-myth that McCain lost because he wasn’t conservative enough.  It may be a myth that McCain being more conservative per se might not have helped him, but being a free-spirited maverick-y squish sure didn’t help him in the actual timeline that we all experienced.  In a time of economic crisis, McCain had no conservative economic foundation from which to draw insight.  Without that, he forfeited the number-one issue entirely.

(4) The bitter clingers in PA are still not thrilled with Obama.

(5) A new government agency to secure our energy supply?  Eh… on one hand, I’m glad that somebody in Obamaland is thinking beyond the magnificent energy potential in magical unicorn farts, but do we really need more bureaucracy to do this?  How about we just stop over-regulating drillers to death?  Mmmkay?  And maybe start building that pipeline.

(6) A neat-o Christmas gift for the tea drinker in your life. (A-hem!)

(7) Watch Tim Meadows spoof Herman Cain in this not-especially-safe-for-work Funny Or Die bit.

  1. E Anderson says:

    I believe it was in the 80’s that we built an amazing pipeline in Alaska…maybe we should use it.

  2. Veeshir says:

    Forget the GOP, the world will be decades recovering from the last 5-6 years.

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