It’s good to have this on record: It’s been 100% political from day one.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Politics

It’s not a stunner to anybody with their eyes open, but the Republicans really never did quit their 2008 campaign tactics of smearing Obama, and simply continued the campaign against him as if the election had not meant a single thing at all. This book by Robert Draper Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives tells the story that unfolded before the public eye.

Republicans have vetoed and filibustered the public’s choice for president in 2008, and never given an inch even when the nation was in danger of sinking into an economic void.

This is why the professional liar, Mitt Romney, got the job to run for President when nobody else could. The Republican party’s platform is a series of revolving fictions, and the brilliant Mitt Romney vision is to never account for past tales and insist the one he’s telling you now is the truth. To Republicans, it’s not really about the quality of the lie, it’s about the method, the repeatability of it. Can you lie on demand, every time? Mitt Romney is that man.

-hw

4 Responses to “It’s good to have this on record: It’s been 100% political from day one.”

  1. Henry Whistler is an idiot Says:

    You guys write great fiction! If you want the truth, then replace the name Romney with Obama.

  2. Henry Whistler Says:

    We’re not having much luck finding intelligent Republican opposition lately, are we?

  3. AJKamper Says:

    Hey, did you see this?
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem/2012/04/27/gIQAxCVUlT_story_1.html

    (I’d cleverly embed the link in a word or something but my HTML sucks.)

    It’s pretty harsh. When someone from the freaking American Enterprise Institute is calling out the Republicans, that’s really saying something.

  4. Henry Whistler Says:

    Heh, I was only disappointed the article wasn’t longer. The case stretches on…

    Somewhere, a Beltway hack is trying to construct a sentence that says that article is good news for Republicans. I’m not kidding, sadly. And the likely angle is that if the press stops fake-balancing everything and reports things as they are, the Republicans will crank up the “liberal media” complaints to deafening levels. I have no faith in our media’s ability to resist intimidation from the right. Given that the business model requires a close horse race with suspense, their incentives are too skewed. They will keep treating Republicans like there is some conceivable reason they should be elected when there isn’t.