Skip to main content

After this weekend's debacle in NFL Refereeing,

http://sports.yahoo.com/...

I thought some comparisons of the NFL replacement referees to Mitt Romney might be in order.

Here they are: 10 reasons Mitt Romney is like an NFL Replacement Referee

10.  Romney reverses positions like the NFL replacement referees reverse calls.

9.   Referees have trouble managing players.
        Romney has discord and infighting managing campaign.

8.   Referees inflate yardage on penalties. Romney inflates    
      taxable income to look better.

7.   Replacement referees cramming to read NFL rulebook one month before season.
     Romney reads last minute briefing books to make up for lack of foreign policy              
     experience.

6.   Video replay shows referees how they screwed up on calls.
     Video replay shows Romney what he really thinks.

5.   Coaches try to con the replacement referees. Romney SuperPac  
      ads try to con the American People.

4.   Replacement referees allowing extra do-overs including downs, timeouts, and replay      
     challenges. Romney campaign currently in 3rd do-over in a week.

3.  NFL replacement referee- big fan of the New Orleans Saints, Mitt Romney, big fan      
      of the New Orleans Saint Owner.

2.  NFL replacement referees were a bad idea, and so is a Romney Presidency

      And the number one way Mitt Romney is like a NFL Replacment Referee:

1.    Mitt Romney looks like a NFL Replacement Referee

Perhaps that is what he will be doing after November......

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Scabs are scabs (3+ / 0-)

    Replacements my ass. A replacement is something that works just as well. Like replacement windows.

    This is just another chapter in the Rmoney/Republican myth that workers are just replaceable disposable assets. Not people with training, skills, and abilities.

    These clowns are scabs. Unqualified idiots brought in by rich people to fuck over trained competent union workers. They are making a mockery out of the game and risking the safety of the players.

    And I actually heard Patriot's owner's son, Team President Jonathon Kraft, interviewed last night before the game saying we should be grateful that these poor hard-working guys are taking time off from their jobs and families so that we can enjoy NFL football.

    And, IMHO, if the players gave a crap about the working people paying those ridiculous ticket prices that support them,  not to mention  the integrity of the game, they'd refuse to play with these "refs"; instead of acting like middle schoolers with a  substitute gym teacher.

    The only comparison that matters between Rmoney and these "refs" is that this is what our education system, our police, our firefighters, and most everything else we care about will look like when RMoney/Ryan/Walker/Koch Brothers & Co. get done "replacing" skilled union workers with replacements.

    A society is judged by how well it cares for those in the dawn of life, the children. By how well it cares for those in the twilight of life, the elderly. And, by how well it cares for those on the edge of life; the poor, the sick, and the disabled.

    by BobBlueMass on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 08:29:15 AM PDT

  •  This scab ref situation (3+ / 0-)

    Heard this morning the cost to settle the labor dispute would amount to $60,000 per NFL Team.

    $60,000 may seem like a lot of money to you and I but we are talking about NFL Owners - the type of people who can and do fork out $50,000 a plate to go see Romney call a bunch of people moochers.

    This is a debacle and just shows what our schools and other instutions will look like once people like the Koch Bros outsource everything to "replacements."

  •  Bad calls, bad lifetime stats for players, danger (0+ / 0-)

    of injury as unskilled refs miss things good refs would see.

    If I was paying for a ticket I'd expect professionals playing and reffing.

    The owners spend the money they refuse to pay just on one car or limo.

    We know what is important to them and it is not the players or fans.

    Conservatives supported slavery, opposed women’s suffrage, supported Jim Crow, opposed the 40-hour work week, the abolishment of child labor, and supported McCarthyism. from 'It's The Conservatism, Stupid' by Paul Waldman July 12, 2006

    by arealniceguy on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 06:01:57 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site