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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Mitt's Bumpy Ride In Michigan

    By JenKuznicki, Section News
    Posted on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 07:41:06 AM EST
    Tags: Americans for Prosperity, auto bailout, auto industry, Detroit, DRIC, gas tax, Granholm, hometown, Michigan, Michigan GOP, mitt romney, Pawlenty, Romneycare, Santorum, Snyder, trees (all tags)

    Mitt Romney's literature and signs have been at every Republican event for years.  He had quite an organization in 2008 with signs that said, "Michigan for Mitt," with the cute reference of the appearance of the lower peninsula being a mitten, and Mitt's name, well, it's just precious.

    But here we are, 9 days from Michigan's Presidential Primary, which the GOP in Michigan moved up and lost half of it's delegates as a result, and now Mitt has to actually compete.  

    Mitt lost Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, South Carolina, and Minnesota, and may lose Maine.  He has so far won New Hampshire and Florida.

    So as I read what is happening downstate and about how wonderful Mitt is, I noticed how the press says Romney has not defended the auto bailout, and that it will hurt him.   Michigan Republicans defend the auto-bailout because Michigan is the auto industry and it's too big to fail, etc.

    But the auto rescue is an awkward issue in a state in which both Republicans and Democrats wholeheartedly supported it.

    Even if he wins Michigan, Mr Romney will still be dogged by the auto rescue in the general election. Mr Patterson, a supporter, says: "That's something that Mitt is going to have to address."

    Then I typed, "Mitt Romney supported auto bailouts," into my little google search thingy and I found out that he flip-flopped on that issue too.

    He was for it before he was against it.  Gee, and the Michigan GOPers can't figure out why there isn't more loyalty to a guy who left Michigan 50 years ago, and is the son of the moderate Republican Governor who introduced the first sales tax in Michigan.

    The Romney Campaign introduced an ad in which Romney is driving around his "hometown" of Detroit, with the classic  boarded up Detroit homes and desolation, and he says with a straight face, "President Obama did all these things the liberals have wanted to do for years....and Detroit families are hurting."  Meanwhile, everyone is thinking, um, Mitt, you signed Romneycare, universal healthcare for Massachusetts and gave Obama the blueprint for something the liberals have wanted to do for a hundred years.  Which is worse, a liberal doing what liberals do, or a Republican enabler?

    I have read that Tim Pawlenty is coming up north to Traverse City to speak on behalf of Mitt Romney, even though Pawlenty's Minnesota was won by Santorum.  Oh well, I'm sure no one will bring that up.  Mention cherries, Tim, that'll have 'em eating out of your hand.

    Meanwhile, I read with great humor this article that I thought was a parody, but it's actually true.  Mitt thinks Michigan is just so wonderful, and he loves the trees and the water and the sky, the clouds, the cars, the lets see, what else is Michigan about?  Oh, and driving cars...

    Bumpy rides are inevitable in Michigan because our roads suck.  If Jennifer Granholm hadn't gone green and squandered piles of money on green initiatives, perhaps we would have some left for the roads, but our Republican Governor Snyder who endorsed Romney has the big fix.  He wants to raise our gas taxes another 10 cents a gallon and raise our vehicle registrations $60 a year so he can get federal matching funds for more of their precious high speed rail projects downstate.  Michigan got the federal funds rejected by Florida's Republican governor, which should show everyone what kind of Republican Snyder is.

    He is, in fact, the perfect type of Republican to endorse Romney.  Governor Snyder is a progressive liberal, and holds the distinguished honor of being one of two Republican Governors (the other is Chris Christy) who simultaneously support Governor Romney and refuse to join other Republican Governors in trying to fight Obamacare.  In fact, Governor Snyder is fighting his Republican House of Representatives and his super-majority of Republicans in the Senate to try to make deals with Democrats to spend money we don't have on projects nobody wants like DRIC.  Our Republican Governor has a bad reputation with Americans for Prosperity, but a great relationship with environmentalist radicals.  I think you get the picture.

    If I was Mitt Romney, and was trying to defend my actions in the Democrat-controlled liberal state of Massachusetts, I would distance myself from Snyder, who is presently ignoring the fact that Michigan is led by Republicans and instead breaking his neck to reach across the aisle.  I mean, if Romney's defense of Romneycare is that it was the most conservative thing he could have done in a veto-proof Dem majority, what's Snyder's excuse?

    Right now, Michigan is at a crossroads.  Republicans have to stop being sorry they breathe, and fight the Democrats instead of offering them a seat at the table.  With this Governor, it won't happen, and he will completely demolish the Republican Party as a result.

    It is the same for the country.  I believe that if Mitt is our nominee, that he will not be able to distance himself from Obama's key legislation that got everyone fired up in 2010.  Party Republicans have to realize that their voters are not happy with them when they reach across the aisle, especially now when America has two choices, tyranny or a long, tough, brutal slog toward liberty.

    I think that it speaks volumes that Romney can't speed through Michigan with nary a hair out of place.  If an unthinkable moment for the Romney campaign comes February 28th, Michigan voters will have the stopped the 'Romney electability' crapola once and for all, and Mitt's bumpy ride will have left him stranded.

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    by KG One on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 07:58:35 AM EST
    Very well said.

    • Thanks by JenKuznicki, 02/19/2012 09:21:20 AM EST (none / 0)
    Well done! (none / 0) (#3)
    by apackof2 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 11:07:59 AM EST
    Conservative sees any endorsement by our "Governerd" as a detriment

    • Thank you by JenKuznicki, 02/19/2012 12:33:02 PM EST (none / 0)
    Very well said (none / 0) (#5)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 01:49:33 PM EST
    Guv Nerdholm and Willard are matched bookends.  Now all that is left is to get rid of Newt.  He's about as useless as teats on a boar when it comes to the elimination of Obamneycare too.

    One small item of correction though... the fearful of polygamy prosecution Romney's who were hiding in Mexico where Willard's papa, the Rockefeller fellating George was born, gave us Michiganders the State Income Tax.

    And ya, I really don't give a rats ass what kind of crap the sleazy Rockeller's in the GOP pulled for papa George in '67... your papa's birth certificate issue hasn't gone away, Willard.

    The issue came to the limelight again in 2008 with both parties' candidates. Sen. John McCain was born on a U.S. naval air station in the Panama Canal Zone when his father was posted there, leading some to question whether he would be eligible for the presidency. It turned out to be a non-issue because a law passed in 1937, and applied retroactively, gave citizenship to anyone born in Panama whose mother or father was a U.S. citizen. President Obama was dogged for much longer by the birther movement about where he was born. The president released his birth certificate as proof that he was born in Hawaii.

    Citizenship for foreign-born children of U.S. nationals is not an issue that has gained widespread attention. George Romney didn't make it far enough into  the campaign for it to pose a problem, but that's likely to change, Spiro says.

    "Going forward, there are likely to be other cases of other individuals who are born out the United States with citizenship, who achieve political prominence and who are in the ballpark for presidency," he said. "This issue is not going to go away."

    Scrutiny that's good enough for John McRINO and Barry Oweblamebush should be good enough for Willard too.  Perhaps when the egomaniac Lefty Trump finally realizes what a loser he picked with backing Willard, he'll make issue of George's COLB to distance himself.  Time will tell.

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