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Upon waking from a blissful Sunday sleep, I was struck with the realization that Mitt Romney is just like the main characters of "The Wizard of Oz" all rolled into one. Follow me below the fold for a divertissement of why Mitt Romney is like Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion, the Wizard of Oz, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Like Dorothy, Mitt Romney seems to have to no idea where he is at, what he's supposed to do, or why he's doing it. His main purpose is simply to skip blithely down the Yellow Brick Road in his Ruby Slippers to reach his goal of the Emerald City on the Potomac. Mitt Romney is also learning that he isn't in Kansas (or Massachusetts) anymore.

Like the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, Mitt Romney has no brain, no heart, and no courage.

Like the Wizard of Oz, Mitt Romney presents the blustery facade of an all-knowing all-seeing oligarch while all the time he is just a conniving charlatan desperately trying to get people to ignore that man hiding behind the curtain pulling the levers.

Finally like the Wicked Witch of the West, Mitt Romney is the foe of everyday hard-working "little" people, especially those who organize into guilds or unions. But then when splashed with the water of facts and truth he instantly melts into a puddle of confusion and flip-flopping.

So that's it from the Land of Oz. It's not all that much, but it was still a bit of fun and maybe will provoke a thought and a smile.

And finally as a personal comment, to me Mitt Romney looks like a goldfish flip-flopping around on the ground gasping for oxygen just after his bowl of expectations got broken:
I was against American jobs before I was for American jobs;
I have business experience--Bain who?;
I know how to create jobs--oh, you meant American jobs;
I'm against government handouts, unless it's to the Olympics that I'm trying to save;
I was the father of Obamacare--I'm opposed to Obamacare;
I like the individual mandate--I hate the individual mandate;
it's a penalty, it's a tax--it's a tax, it's a penalty (like Faye Dunaway in "Chinatown": She's my sister, she's my daughter--my daughter, my sister--my sister, my daughter).

So it's not surprising around here that I'm no fan of Mitt Romney and will work hard toward helping President Obama stomp him in November. It's nice to be among friends of similar mind. And with that I close.

Originally posted to dewtx on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 06:23 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Liberals think the glass is half-full. Conservatives think the glass is theirs.

    by dewtx on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 06:23:26 AM PDT

  •  Except MA was never "home sweet home" (1+ / 0-)
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    for Mitt Romney.  He couldn't wait to hit the road elsewhere and talk smack about us, his liberal constituents -- and we couldn't wait to see the back of him and slam the door behind it.

    •  Good point. (1+ / 0-)
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      But where exactly is Mitt from? Or who would claim him? Utah perhaps (then the Wicked Witch of the West analogy gains another facet). Michigan, his birthplace? He has so many homes in so many places, where is his real home? Or the place that he calls home. Does he have a home in the Caymans where some of his money lives? Where does he vote? Where is his driver's license from (maybe those dastardly Voter ID laws will catch up with him)?

      I mean it. Just exactly where is his home. He's like a chameleon. Maybe he's from everywhere, and nowhere. Or is he deliberately trying to confuse everyone, because he certainly confuses me (but not with whether he should be President--because there the answer is a loud unequivocal NO!)

      Liberals think the glass is half-full. Conservatives think the glass is theirs.

      by dewtx on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 06:52:11 AM PDT

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      •  You raise something fascinating (2+ / 0-)
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        Mayfly, dewtx

        I cannot think of any successful presidential candidate who didn't convey a clear sense of home.  We all knew Barack Obama was Hawaii and Chicago (and his detractors focused on Kenya and Indonesia).  We all knew his rival McCain was Arizona.  We all knew Bush was Texas, and Gore a mix of Tennessee and DC.  Clinton, Arkansas.  Reagan, California. Carter, Georgia.  Etc.

        Romney, ???

  •  Mitt Romney is the Republican party's chagrined (1+ / 0-)
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    admission that it's radical philosophy has no chance whatsoever of winning over the electorate at large, and that its only chance to seize power is with a Trojan horse (Romney).

    Unfortunately, the Trojan horse's head is as empty as the belly cavity in which the Teapublicans are hiding and waiting in vain to be transported into the midst of the mainstream.  This is why the horse's belly is grumbling.

    Because stupid people are so sure they're smart, they often act smart, and sometimes even smart people are too stupid to recognize that the stupid people acting smart really ARE stupid.

    by ZedMont on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 06:32:51 AM PDT

  •  Like Toto, his dog rides outside in a basket. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    dewtx, Mayfly
    •  Good observation! (0+ / 0-)

      I forgot about poor little Toto riding on the "back roof" of Dorothy's bicycle. Too funny!

      Liberals think the glass is half-full. Conservatives think the glass is theirs.

      by dewtx on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 06:54:41 AM PDT

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      •  It was Nasty Miss Gulch's bike (3+ / 0-)
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        pollwatcher, Mayfly, dewtx

        and she was taking him away to have him put down because he bit her. Nasty Miss Gulch was the .01%er who thought she was entitled to have everything her own way - to add yet another layer to this analogy.

        Incidentally, Margaret Hamilton, who played both roles, said she really enjoyed playing the Wicked Witch because she had such "style" and was always frustrated, but she didn't like playing Miss Gulch. (Too "realistic", maybe?)

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 08:31:13 AM PDT

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  •  Except In Willard's Case (2+ / 0-)
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    Mayfly, dewtx

    In Rmoney's case, we know who the man/men behind the curtain are-- numerous wealthy white men who don't want to pay taxes, who don't want to support the commons


    "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 07:56:17 AM PDT

  •  But does he lie because he's religious or because (1+ / 0-)
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    he's a corporate executive, or a combinations of both?

    •  Or he could be just a congenital liar. (0+ / 0-)

      But I think all of the above (including congenital liar). I'll never give Mitt Romney the benefit of the doubt since he's never shown that he deserves it.

      Liberals think the glass is half-full. Conservatives think the glass is theirs.

      by dewtx on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 05:32:13 PM PDT

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