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They say you can't spell "Romney" without "money".  

I say you can't spell it without "moron".

The US Republican Party took a proverbial "three-hour tour" with GWBush, and ended up on a Gilligan's Island remote from the real world, where they are stuck indefinitely due to their own incompetence.  In that fantasy land Williard Mitt Romney is a maladroit and unfunny Thurston Howell III.  David Brooks says it better here.  

But even CBS cancelled Gilligan's Island after 3 seasons.

Many their own peeps, or at least the ones who think, don't support Romney, as one recent Kossack points out.

Williard Mitt Romney:  We Simply Can't Afford Him
As Romney continues to campaign for Obama every time he opens his mouth, it more and more appears that it's all over but the voting.  Republicans know this.  That's why they are desperately trying to game the system with the ludicrous and unconstitutional voting laws being passed in swing states.  

If you know any likely Obama voters in a swing state, contact them and make sure they get out and vote.  If I didn't have family medical issues keeping me home in Nebraska, I'd be on the ground in those states right now doing whatever it takes to increase blue voter turnout, just in case.

But although I don't know anyone in a swing state nor am I available to volunteer, I'm not powerless, and I refuse to merely spectate.  I can still throw money at those working to increase Dem voter turnout in swing states.  

Because Action is the Antidote to despair.

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  •  OK, but this means that we are going to have to (2+ / 0-)
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    sunbro, itsjim

    replace the "Ginger vs. Mary Anne" war with "Luvie vs. Ann".

    Ultimately, the only thing that matters with respect to preserving choice is who will be nominating the next Supreme Court Justices.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 08:54:46 AM PDT

  •  Rich Republican talk show host (0+ / 0-)

    Pretend too be struggling ,maybe Limbaugh wrote his speech , it sound something that Limbaugh would say on a daily basis

  •  Where's Mitt's Teddy Bear? (1+ / 0-)
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    brae70

    Mitt IS Thurston Howell III.

    -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

    by sunbro on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 09:04:20 AM PDT

  •  I really wish you had used Thurston Howell (1+ / 0-)
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    brae70

    in your title rather than Jim Backus.  I've been a Jim Bacus fan since the early days of TV and "I Married Joan".  Loved McGoo also.  He even played Ben Wheelwright, owner of the Sub Rosa Ranch on the Maverick mock of Ponderosa. He was the only reason I ever looked at Gilligan.  Romney is more Monty Burns anyway.

    Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

    by J Edward on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 09:19:54 AM PDT

  •  It's libelous to compare Mitt to TH III (2+ / 0-)
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    allastair, brae70

    Thurston had a sweet, innocent quality -- he honestly didn't have any idea how the other 99% live. He was just rich: not a vicious, immoral sociopath set on taking America back to the 19th century.

    I really think you owe him an apology.

  •  Two things: (1+ / 0-)
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    brae70

    Thurston Howell was a rich snob but Romney couldn't buy Howell's warmth and personality.  He was out of touch,  but actually likable.  Not someone I would mind hanging around with at all.

    Jim Backus,  who played Thurston Howell,  was actually an incredibly cool guy.  A tremendous performer who actually participated in a lot of wonderful independent work where he demonstrated an incredible range of talent.  

    •  I rated Howell number 4 on my list (0+ / 0-)

      of Mitt's top 10 TV role models.  The top three were:

      3. Eddie Haskell
      2. J.R. Ewing
      1. Milburn Drysdale

      "Now go out there and make me do it!" - Franklin Roosevelt

      by brae70 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 09:44:33 AM PDT

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    •  OK, I proffer my apologies to JB and THII but you (0+ / 0-)

      guys missed my point.  Backus was play acting a stereotype, and as such did a darn good job.  Romney IS the stereotype, and play-acting a presidential candidate.  As such he is not nearly as lovable as Howell nor as convincing or talented as Backus.  He just comes off as a completely elitist moron.

      Yeah, I should have used Thurston Howell III in my title, as it would have drawn more eyeballs, just as David Brooks did.  It seemed like a cheap rip-off of Brooks' title, however, so I went for the subtle analogy.  My bad.

      While I can't say I didn't didn't appreciate the Ryan-as-Eddie-Munster observation (nailed it!), my biggest concern is that the comments make me think I completely derailed my message by using a cheesy 60s sitcom as a distracting hook.

      I sincerely hope that Romney's stupendous campaign performance isn't lulling thinking voters into complacency about the outcome of this election.  That would play right into their hands, wouldn't it?

      •  I understand why you used JB not TH (0+ / 0-)

        I do get your point.  Jim Backus got the part because there was no one else who could have pulled off being overbearing and likeable at the same time.  Maybe Mitt can study Gilligan reruns and learn how.

        Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

        by J Edward on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 12:13:04 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry (0+ / 0-)

        I wasn't really criticizing you.  I really just wanted to underline the point,  which I think is important,  that Romney is mean spirited in a way that Thurston Howell would never really be.  I also wanted to make the point that Jim Backus was totally awesome because I think he is generally under-appreciated.  

        Sorry to  give the impression that I was attacking your point.

  •  Yes, a great actor, also played James Dean's (1+ / 0-)
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    allastair

    father in Rebel without a Cause.  He played Thurston Howell so convincingly that many people thought Backus was himself a Boston Brahmin.  He wasn't.  he came from cleveland.

    "Now go out there and make me do it!" - Franklin Roosevelt

    by brae70 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 09:42:10 AM PDT

  •  Rec'd for the Jim Backus reference (0+ / 0-)

    "We don't need someone who can think. We need someone with enough digits to hold a pen." ~ Grover Norquist

    by Lefty Coaster on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 10:22:36 AM PDT

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