Friday, February 17, 2012

Mitt Goes to Vegas, Loses Bundle

We know the house always wins, but apparently it takes a really big spender to have something left to take home. If it doesn't blow up in their face, that is.

Mittens is doing Sin City in a really big way. Given how his various donors to his SuperPAC have ponied up (96% of which comes from less than twenty donors, ya'll) you might think he was prepared to double down in order to spank the Newt and the other laggards at the table - and you'd be right! Citizens United will be on every one's Thank You list this year, that much is certain. And it's a nice counterpoint (or bookend, if you will) to his stated position of not being concerned about the poor. He was definitely telling the truth on that part of the statement, yet lying his scratchy long johns off regarding the rest of that statement - he is clearly concerned about the rich. Especially that they keep the grub-stake coming his way.

But you have to love the reactions (absolutely predictable, of course) to the Prez deciding he will not stand in the way of a Democratic Party SuperPAC, given how the playing field is now set for 3-card Monte. It really doesn't matter what he says or does - the Repo Men are never going to give him credit for anything. But, liar's dice is one of the most popular sports at all the bars along the campaign trail.

And then there is all the absurdist claims like voting for the Prez is "racist." Careful there, folks - that dog barks out both ends! I mean, look how big a percentage of white folk are voting for the Repubs - sure aren't that many black faces in those caucuses. And, since people tend to vote for the party or person they feel represents them, it might pay to be careful which constituencies you decide to blow off.

And if you really want to see someone getting caught cheating at the craps table, check out today's quote: "Today, unelected judges cast aside the will of the people of California who voted to protect traditional marriage," he (Mitten's, of course) said in a written statement. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and, as president, I will protect traditional marriage and appoint judges who interpret the Constitution as it is written and not according to their own politics and prejudices." Right. All in one quote, and not a word out of context. First, cast aspersions upon "unelected judges" who, by the US Constitution, are ALWAYS appointed. And then, claim boldly that you, if elected, will appoint your own, er, "unelected judges." Who, I am quite certain, will "interpret the Constitution as it is written and not (right, uh-huh) according to their own politics and prejudices," but certainly according to politics and prejudices of the one what brung them to the dance.

You really need to be careful of the very politician you decide to stand behind at the Election Casino. After all, roulette is a brutal game. Especially when the barrel points back your way.

Now that's gotta hurt!

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