2001 - Along with the destruction of the Twin Towers, the entire collection of spinal columns, formerly residing within the bodies of Democratic office holders, disappear into a black hole, somewhere near the center of our galaxy.COINCIDENCE? I think NOT!
2012 - For the first time in more than a decade, Democrats begin to go on the offensive, starting with Bain of Mitt's existence.
The more everyone finds out about Mitt Romney's finances, the more questions they have. Perhaps that's why he's hiding as much as he thinks he can get away with.
Today, The Boston Globe reported that Romney was still running Bain Capital two years after he claims he left the firm, directly contradicting his campaign's denial that he was involved in deals that led to layoffs, bankruptcies, and American jobs getting shipped overseas.
It's a pattern of secrecy, and this is just the latest example of him trying to hide the truth from voters. There are a number of issues in play right now -- and voters deserve answers:
1) Mitt Romney refuses to release multiple years of taxes, ignoring decades of precedent.
2) He won't disclose his "bundlers," the people raising millions for his campaign.
3) He is the sole owner of a questionable shell corporation in Bermuda.
4) Until recently, Romney kept cash in a Swiss bank account.
5) According to the Globe, he hasn't been honest about when he was running Bain Capital, even though legal documents refute his claims.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Miss Cutter, I am proud to be called your friend.
FROM THE CHURCH OF INEFFABLE STUPIDITY:
If effectiveness is measured by the strength and volume of the response it provokes, then clearly, Mr. Obama has a very effective spoke (Spake? Speak?) person in Stephanie Cutter. The quote above the orange spider web on acid is hers, from an email she sent yesterday.
For eleven years, the GOP has dominated, nay, run roughshod over the democrats in congress. As a result, too many Democrats have not only appeared afraid of their own shadows, but have acted as though mental castration and auto-lobotomization were part of the oath office they once took. The spineless posturing was never more visible than when Obama tried to get a Health Care act with teeth and effectiveness. As late as last month, a number of DINOs and rabid, frothing, Azure Curs even voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt. For a program started under George Bush.
There are countless other examples, tax breaks for the bitch, refusal to push Obama's agenda on safety, health, even the minimum wage.
So imagine my surprise when we witnessed something so welcome, that I had to pinch myself to insure that I was actually awake. The White House stood up, reared up, showed its fangs, then took a huge, welcome, overdue bite out of Mitten's overprivileged, pampered ass. That had to hurt.
Having heard Mr. Obama at noon (CST) it does not look like they are backing down, either. Unlike the WaPo truthiness and factiod squad that can't quite wrap their shriveled, barely functioning, biased minds around the fact that Romney is a liar, quite possible a felonious one.
Whether the White House sticks with this new and exciting development remains to be seen. I recall other White House staffers who were summarily dismissed for excessive truth-telling and spinal column display. But, on the other hand, this new approach starting with Joe Biden's KICK ASS 30 minute talk to the NAACP, and salted with Cutter's spot on analysis of the Bain of Mitt's existence, we may be witnessing something that cannot help but be contagious. Standing up, attacking targets who deserve it, and showing that our side actually has a spine.
I almost want to ask what took so long, but it now seems clear that when Bitch BcConnell and a tearful Boehner promised to attack and stop Obama on every single issue, someone on Team Obama finally realized that they meant what they said. This Gloves Off approach could not come at a better time.
One fear, though. What if Romney's crimes, lies, and financial misdeeds are indeed so bad, that he pulls out ahead of the convention? This might be more than a simple pipe dream, if the rumors about Mitt's dressage birthday party are true. All the research, all the time and effort, and all that planning would go down the shitter. Having a new shiny, relatively unknown face heading up the GOP ticket could actually work to their benefit.
So, who would be a front runner to replace Mittens should the facts be as bad as they begin to seem?