I have to admit, being able to go back to our own life and going to the grocery store and shopping on my own is kind of nice to be by myself without a bunch of people hanging around with me. I like the life of being an American citizen. It’s good to live a normal life again.
Even as his party at CPAC confirms its commitment to denying one set of taxpayers the right to marry the adult they love and somehow concluding this is not discrimination, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is speaking out in defense of marriage equality. Portman’s position on the subject has “evolved,” as the saying goes, for a [...]
The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That’s what they say. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012. Might be true.
– Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tx), speaking at the 2013 CPAC conference. Perry lost his 2012 presidential primary bid to former Gov. Mitt Romney, who will speak at the event tomorrow. No word on whether Perry will be present when he does.
As the country gathers tonight to watch the big game — and the million dollar ads — let’s not forget this little gritty little ditty from only one year ago. The ad was widely misinterpreted as Clint Eastwood endorsing the Obama administration’s decision to bail out Chrysler (and GM), despite many Republicans, including eventual presidential [...]
Great, now you tell that to the thousands of volunteers, contributors, supporters and those that voted for Governor Romney. Smart move…
– Comment from a Republican friend on Facebook, linking to this story quoting Tagg Romney saying his father didn’t want to run for president. Unfortunately, campaigning and governing are two different skill sets and very few people have them both.
Was anyone inspired by Mitt Romney? Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney? Of course not. Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m. The only successful thing he did this year was embody every black stand-up comedian’s impression of a white person. Thank God the election’s over. No more endless photos of Mitt staring winsomely off-camera with that attempted smile on his face. No more glaring campaign mishaps week after week after week. No more labored media efforts to make him look like anything other than Sheldon Adelson’s pampered money Dumpster. Good-bye, Mitt. I hope you enjoy the rest of your life quietly ensconced at Lake Winnipesaukee, blissfully ignorant of the plight of anyone who doesn’t have $300 million squirreled away in the Bahamas.
- GQ Magazine, The Least Influential People of 2012
Still reeling from his failure to win the presidency and save the international plutocracy — despite having gone in front of the American electorte and told a whopping 917 documented lies in a desperate bid for election — Mitt Romney has been hanging out at his home in La Jolla, Calif. — the one with [...]
Going forward, clearly we have to have an immigration plan, this idea of just kicking this down the field until every four years the Democrats use it as an issue to hit us over the head with is nuts, we have to have an immigration plan and program, and I certainly hope that our leaders in Washington are willing to put that forward.
– Mitt Romney, in one of two calls to donors explaining his 2012 election loss. Romney’s statement makes clear what Democrats suspected all along: Romney had no plans, no coherent ideas on major issues. He simply asked voters to choose him and then to trust that he would make it up as he went along. But his statement about hoping “our leaders in Washington,” meaning the national GOP, will come up with something shows just how much Romney planned to delegate had he been elected.
After losing his election bid for California governor in 1962, Richard Nixon held a news conference in which he lashed out at the press. “[As] I leave you,” Nixon said to a roomful of the reporters who had covered his campaign, “I want you to know…. just think how much you’re going to be missing. [...]
On “Morning Joe” today, David Frum, the former speechwriter for George W. Bush, was asked to describe the campaign message of Mitt Romney and the Republican Party in the campaign this year: FRUM: Mitt Romney’s message is, I am going to take away Medicare from everybody under 55. I’m going to cut Medicaid for everybody [...]