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Republicans Just Want to Win, Even If It Means Electing Romney

One of the most remarkable phenomena of the current presidential campaign is the silence of the right-wing in the face of Mitt Romney’s rampant apostasy. Romney did his best in the primary season to prove he really is “severely conservative,” enduring the loud complaints from the party’s base that he wasn’t really conservative at all.

Yet in the past month, Romney uttered a string of heresies that just a few months earlier would have gotten him burned as a nonbeliever.

This is just a small sampling of the Etch-a-Sketch Mitt currently on display. But he’s only able to get away with it because of the complicity of the right-wing base. Instead of calling Romney on his ideological impurity, as they did in the primary season, they are focused on doing whatever it takes for him to win. Look at the results from Monday’s debate, which Romney clearly lost. Other than a peckish Glenn Beck tweet, conservatives fell all over themselves to heap praise on Romney’s performance and declare him the winner. Nary a word about all the conservative principles that he threw under the bus during his 90 minute informercial for flop sweat. This unity partly explains Romney’s rebound in the polls.

Will conservatives hold their tongues (and noses) if Romney wins on November 6? Hardly. They’ll be looking for recompense for their silence. But the clamor then will be nothing compared to what it will be if Romney loses. Then old Moderate Mitt will be transformed into the Great Satan of Republican politics, leading the party to defeat because of his moderation and leaving that Kenyan Socialist in the White House. Given where Romney stands in the Electoral College vote at present, that seems the more likely scenario.

It would sure be a lot more fun to watch.

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By:           John Gallagher
On:           Oct 24, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      They just want the top positions and they’ve been willing to decimate the American working and middle class to do so, voting down everything that could help the nation at every turn.

      These people hate the public in America and don’t even care if you die in one of their wars, they hate America and that’s why the world knows they are unacceptable to have in the white house again, it will be a sad day if they do win.

      It will be the end of America in the worlds eyes, and you’re already dangerously close to being the most hated nation on earth.

      Oct 24, 2012 at 6:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreenmanTN
      GreenmanTN

      The only thing Romney has going for him is that he isn’t Barack Obama. There isn’t a single personal quality he has or a position he’s taken that isn’t a complete turnaround from his previous position on the same issue.

      The only reason that’s such a big deal isn’t over anything Obama has actually done but the Right Wing echo chamber ILLUSION of who he is and what he’s done. And a lot of people can’t be swayed from that Kenyan-born Muslim Socialist Boogeyman version of Obama because the Right has spent the last 4+ years creating that fantasy.

      Oct 24, 2012 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreenmanTN
      GreenmanTN

      Oh for fucks sake! My comment got blocked for some stupid goddamn reason, the usual Queerty nanny software BS. Hey, you already made us all register before we could post, so how about turning that sh*t off? You can always delete the comment later if it’s offensive!

      The only thing Romney has going for him is that he isn’t Barack Obama. There isn’t a single personal quality he has or a position he’s taken that isn’t a complete turnaround from his previous position on the same issue.

      The only reason that’s such a big deal isn’t over anything Obama has actually done but the Right Wing echo chamber ILLUSION of who he is and what he’s done. And a lot of people can’t be swayed from that Boogeyman version of Obama because the Right has spent the last 4+ years creating the fantasy.

      Oct 24, 2012 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Atomicrob
      Atomicrob

      In yesterday’s Boston Globe….”Mitt Romney overruled state agency and rejected new birth certificates for children born to gay parents” This article exposes the petty behavior and intense hatred Romney displayed for same sex couples who had children dururing his term as governor.

      Oct 25, 2012 at 4:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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