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March 25, 2019

Quick Hits: Politics

Today, Mitt Romney announced his 2012 candidacy for POTUS in Stratham, New Hampshire. He claims that Obama “has failed America”.

A few things are misplaced with his presence in NH and his words. First, why was he announcing in NH, when the state of Massachusetts, where he was governor and instituted a healthcare plan that he was proud of and  “was right for the people of my state” didn’t even play into his plans? The people of Massachusetts are burdened with extra taxes, long waits to get an appointment with their primary care physician, and increased insurance premiums. And this was before Obamacare was announced;  so those problems can’t be blamed on the federal plan, although as Obama has said that Romneycare and Obamacare are similar.

Also, Massachusetts experienced a set of tornadoes that devastated parts of the Berkshires. Many people from Springfield to Monson lost everything they owned. One would think since he was once governor, that he would either: hold off the announcement, or make a solidarity visit to those that he once governed,  not announce in New Hampshire since it’s the neighboring state. I think it was a slap in the face to the people of Massachusetts and it showed Romney’s callousness, lack of respect and his penchant for political expediency.

His absence, in either case, spoke volumes.

2. Sarah Palin, as part of her bus tour, was in New Hampshire and was planning to attend a clambake with some influential Republicans in the state. While in Massachusetts in Boston, she took a swipe at Romney, criticizing him for instituting the healthcare plan.

She hasn’t announced her candidacy, and this bus tour may be part of the process, but I don’t think she should run. As it is now, she has more power than as a candidate. She actually is a true “maverick”, even more than her running mate of 2008, John McCain, ever claimed to be.

3. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of (D-FL) has been elected chair of the Democratic National Committee. One of her first actions was to denounce Republicans because they believe “illegal immigration was a crime”.  She went on to call them “12 million undocumented immigrants.”

Excuse me, according to the laws of this country, illegal immigration is a crime. What part of the word “illegal” does she not understand?

Another comment regarding the GOP: “If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars; they would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes.”

The Wasserman-Schultz household owns a 2010 Infiniti FX35, a Japanese car whose parent company is Nissan.

Another case of the typical socialist Democrat: do as I say, not as I do.

4. Rasmussen reports that in a hypothetical 2012 presidential matchup, a generic Republican earns 45% of the vote while Obama garners 43%. This was of “likely” voters.

While some pundits proffer that it’s an indication of a weak Republican field, my opinion is that Obama is much weaker than the media makes him out to be. If he was as wildly popular as the MSM claims again and again, he would be so far ahead of any hypothetical Republican candidate and there would be no doubt of his re-election.

5. Speaking of Obama, he is going to make the rescue of GM and Chrysler a cornerstone of his campaign.

Obviously, he can’t include Ford in that cornerstone since it’s doing something that GM and Chrysler aren’t: making money.

And, one of my favorite quotes by one of the most famous military minds in the history of America: General George S. Patton Jr:

“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

True, so true.





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