I have been blogging at betweenbillsears.wordpress.com for four years. I can't remember where I blogged prior to then, but I started blogging when Dubya announced his Surge and Molly Ivins told us we were the deciders and that we should raise Hell.
Following his win in the Texas Republican Presidential Primary this week, Mitt Romney has gathered enough delegates to win the Presidential nomination on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention.
I never thought I’d be writing that. I was way wrong.
In all fairness to me, I didn’t know that Rick Perry would be the Fred Thompson of 2012. I had no idea that Rick Perry was as dumb as a box of those stuffed armadillos you can buy in every tourist trap across Texas. I had no idea that Rick Perry’s brain was as barren as west Texas.
I felt certain that Willard Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith would have turned off the evangelical Christians south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but Rick Perry proved to be such an enormous a**hole that he was out before the southern primaries got hopping.
Mitt’s never-ending money spigot drowned Rick Santorum’s Presidential dreams. Newt got his ass handed to him more for lack of money than because he is such a narcissistic jerk off. The three people with billionaires stayed in the race the longest, and Mitt had the best billionaires…Wall Street wants Mitt…pretty much any filthy-rich white guy wants Mitt to be President…Mitt gets the racist voters by default.
Mitt has a major advantage in money and crazies.
Speaking of crazies…if any Ron Paul supporters actually read my blog, they will be saying, “Hey, what about Ron Paul?”
I say, “Go home to your families. It is over. Ron Paul will never be President. He’ll be too old in 2016, so you better start getting his nutty son, Senator Rand Paul, ready for his futile campaign.”
We are about to witness an onslaught of money and negative advertising unlike anything we have ever seen. The rich folks that want Obama out will use their money to buy television advertising which will be intended to reinforce the racism in the crazies and to awaken the racism in the dormant crazies.
In states where Republicans dominate the legislature, “election reforms” have been enacted that will make it harder for the poor, the brown, and the elderly to vote.
In some of those same states, private companies are being hired to search the databases of registered voters for people that should no longer be registered to vote (i.e., felons, non-citizens, the dead) and to give those names to the State’s Secretary of State for removal from the voter registration rolls.
Such voter “purges” usually find the poor, the brown, and the elderly.
Union-busting legislation is intended to deplete union membership and seriously hamper any sizeable donations to the Democratic Party or Democratic candidates.
The good calls John McCain made in his run for the White House include not mentioning Rev. Wright and Birthers. McCain knew those things were bull*hit, and he wanted nothing to do with them.
Mitt Romney has no problem with the concept…Donald Trump has all but called the President’s birth certificate a fake, and Republican strategists have explored how to use Rev. Wright and “Obama’s radical past” against the President.
Mitt can sit back and let the anonymous money talk about these issues while he refuses to discuss them.
Truth be told, I think there are enough anti-Obama people out there to send the President back to Chicago. I believe that the anonymous money will be used to maximize the crazy vote region-by-region while Mitt reaches out to maximize the non-crazy conservative vote.
Do I think President Obama will win a second term…yes, but it won’t be a cake walk. He has to contend in every swing state. He has to run his campaign the way Mitt will run his. President Obama must take the high road and let the anonymous money beat the bushes for our very own crazy Democratic and Progressive voters.
If Mitt’s side wins this thing and the Democrats lose the Senate and fail to gain ground in the House, Mitt will get to put the deciding vote on the Supreme Court and create a conservative majority I won’t live long enough to see reversed.
If the Republicans get the White House, the Senate, and gain a bigger majority in the House, they will…Jesus, I don’t want to think about it.
Remember, when the Republicans took over the House in 2010, John “Tiny” Boehner (pronounced Boner) promised that his party’s top priority was jobs, jobs, jobs. Just after the 2010 midterm election, Republicans started on their real agenda…they want to make the world safe for unregulated capitalism and to roll back rights for women and minorities to at least before the Civil Rights Act of 1965.
Nothing is in the bag…the wrong side wins all the time…the power of racism cannot be underestimated…politics in America are not reality based…be afraid, be very afraid.