One of the worst days of the Romney campaign shows no end in sight, as wingnuts are now calling for a financial boycott of his campaign and the upcoming Tampa convention.
Earlier this morning the Romney campaign committed the unconscionable sin of saying government should ensure the availability of health coverage for all human beings. It ignited a firestorm on the right that is still burning intensely at this late hour.
For decades this was an uncontroversial position. It was embraced by various conservative think tanks and politicians, from Nixon to Gingrich to Romney. But once Democrat passed such a law, they immediately demonized their long standing position in order to manufacture fear, uncertainly, and doubt among low information and tribal voters. They needed to gin up an issue and hate, even if that meant scuttling and denouncing their own position in process.
About an hour ago, the fire climbed and reached a new height as Ann Coulter went on Fixxed News and called on their zombie viewers and the moneyed interests to stop contributing to the Romney campaign and to boycott the convention at the end of the month if Romney doesn't repudiate the principle of universal health care and fire their spokesperson.
Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime, because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has.She continued:
THERE’S NO POINT IN GOING TO THE CONVENTION AND PUSHING FOR THIS MAN IF HE’S EMPLOYING MORONS LIKE THIS. THIS AD IS THE TURNING POINT AND SHE HAS NEARLY SNATCHED VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT! [SIC] [screaming and convoluted logic original].
This firestorm is showing no sign of abating and is now threatening to engulf the candidate, himself, only three weeks before his coronation.
Luckily, I bought 10,000 shares of popcorn at the beginning of the campaign season.