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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Munching on Shoeleather

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 11:28:48 PM EST
    Tags: "DELE-GATE", platform reset, integrity argument, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, disingenuous hypocrisy, memory holes, Bobby Schostak, Sharon Wise, Saul Anuzis, Holly Hughes, Eric Doster, Mike Cox, Bill Runco, MIGOP Credentials Committee, backroom shenanigans, Michigan Leaders Lining Up For Romney (all tags)

    Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney's communications director, laid down a beauty on CNN this morning (full video available here):

    O . M . G. !!!  And you just know that this got pounced on by all manner of media outlets nationwide:

    Yeah, not a surprise that Santorum went after that comment (so did Gingrich), and that's on video:

    And both Santorum and Gingrich have been showing up at campaign events in Louisiana with Etch-A-Sketches in hand (handy little props, they are).  Santorum was also photographed in his car studying up on Romney's policy positions:

    Gingrich was photographed at a campaign event displaying Romney's policy positions:

    And yeah, even the Obama staffers were all over this one:

    Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter on Twitter:  "@ericfehrn says on CNN that Romney will erase his hard right positions in general election like an etch-a-sketch.  Yeah, don't think so," followed by: "Day after winning IL primary, @MittRomney campaign tells GOP voters that his platform was all just an etch-a-sketch."

    Obama campaign manager Jim Messina on Twitter:  "Romney's guy just said on CNN he will erase his hard-right positions in the general election "Like An Etch-A-Sketch".  #IDONTTHINKSO"

    Senior Obama strategist David Axelrod on Twitter:  "Forget everything you know.  Forget everything you've seen.  Coming soon. Mitt 5.0!"

    Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt on Twitter:  "WATCH: Top Romney advisor says Romney will reinvent himself, his positions during general election.  Principled.  http://t.co/teMSLGSJ,"

    Yeah, today, the day after Romney won the Illinois primary, found out that the Park County, Wyoming, Republican Executive Committee had unanimously voted to hand a disputed delegate election to him, learned that the GAGOP had awarded him two at-large delegates that should have gone to Gingrich, and pulled down the endorsement of Jeb Bush . . . today the campaign mouthpiece hands the opposition a made-for-TV soundbite with potent metaphorical imagery that reinforces existing negative ideas about the candidate (who has a well deserved reputation for being a flip-flopper).

    Of course, someone promptly created a Twitter hashtag (#RomneyToys), and the Huffington Post is running an article chronicling some really creative tweets about Romney-themed toys.  Democratic operative and frequent Internet trickster Matt Ortega created a similarly themed single-serving website called etchasketchmittromney.com.

    Not surprisingly, both American Bridge 21st (a pro-dem super PAC) and the Dem Rapid Response team themselves are also now running nice little ads identifying Romney as a candidate with no core:

    And this isn't exactly hypocrisy because, while it's the darkest shade of Marxism imaginable, Obama at least has a philosophical core.

    If either Winning Our Future or the Red White and Blue Fund advertising teams have any sense at all, then they'll be running similar ads in every state that hasn't yet held their primary . . . pronto.

    Which begs a couple of questions:

    First, if Willard's nomination is so inevitable, then why are there so many states right now with documented shenanigans in an apparent ongoing effort to rig as many states as possible in Romney's favor?  Why the lying attack ads?  Why the smoke and mirrors regarding the delegate math?  And why, during the closing days of his one-term administration as Governor of Massachusetts, did his staff engage in an unprecedented attempt to wipe out the paper trail of his tenure?  In my head, the question is asked and answered by both Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich:

    Secondly, since the evidence is so very clear that the milquetoast Massachusetts moderate can't seem to be trusted to shoot straight, why hasn't Bobby Schostak reconvened the MIGOP Credentials Committee and revisited their February 29th decision?  Why hasn't a single member of the Michigan Leaders Lining Up For Romney taken out a press release to that effect?  Ditto, by the way, for prospective Republican senate candidates Pete Hoekstra (connected to Romney) and Clark Durant (connected to Anuzis).

    The grassroots that these establishment bozos are relying on for this year's vote harvest aren't going to for get this, and as Jason said in his flowchart, there will be consequences for failure to speak out about this.

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    Lizards in springtime (none / 0) (#1)
    by Pogo on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 04:08:43 AM EST
    Certain patterns are a predictable consequence of the genotype. Some species cannot survive without shedding their skin - it is the only way they can expand, by stages, to grow larger and more powerful each time.

    I commented here not too long ago that... (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 12:38:27 AM EST
    ...the Mi-GOP would have its backside handed to them this fall because of the abandonment of their own principles along with their complete vacuum of integrity.

    The people I know who voted for Willard (even against my repeated warnings) because of the tired blue-blood "He's the only candidate who can defeat Obama"-argument, have been reaching for the giant industrial-sized bottle of Excedrin quite a bit lately, while lamenting their choice.

    Gov. Huckabee hit the nail right on the head when he said, "If a man is dishonest to obtain a job. He'll be dishonest on the job." Interestingly enough, that quote came from an '08 Campaign Ad which sums up Willard's record very succinctly.

    Pres. B.O. doesn't need to worry about his tanking numbers, his campaign's inability to raise cash or even the difficulty in motivating the moocher-class to get off of their rear-ends for just five minutes in November to maintain their Life of Riley. Because of the lengths they have clearly demonstrated they will pursue in order to ensure Willard's coronation, the republican elites are essentially handing Obama his re-election on a silver platter.

    Fehrnstrom = professional turd polisher (none / 0) (#3)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:48:09 AM EST
    Eric's other client is this Lefty backstabbing self-serving whore.

    His statement, sent over by his office:

    "I support President Obama's appointment today of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB. I believe he is the right person to lead the agency and help protect consumers from fraud and scams. While I would have strongly preferred that it go through the normal confirmation process, unfortunately the system is completely broken. If we're going to make progress as a nation, both parties in Washington need to work together to end the procedural gridlock and hyper-partisanship."

    Other Senate and House Republicans have denounced Obama's recess appointment of Cordray as an act of tyranny and worse. Scott Brown's Massachusetts colleague, Mitt Romney, just released a statement calling the move "Chicago style politics at its worst."

    Yet Scott Brown is now breaking decisively with his fellow Republicans, defending the recess appointment as necessary to break through partisan gridlock in order to "protect consumers from fraud and scams."


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