Sunday, March 01, 2009

Notably Brain-Dead

With all the good stuff happening at CPAC, you have to wonder how THIS happened:

Conservative activists on Saturday named former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the winner of a poll for best 2012 GOP presidential candidate

I'm sure that Romney is a personable guy and would make a great next-door neighbor.

But Romney is "conservative" like George W. Bush is "conservative."

That is to say, not in the least.

31 comments:

Paul - Berry Laker said...

Your right, I was thinking the same thing. The republican party is still wandering in a desert.

Keep up your great work.

Deekaman said...

I had the same thought. I saw his name come up and screamed,"NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!"

capper said...

Bad news, fellas. They're both conservative. No matter how much you throw them under the bus, they're still yours.

Deekaman said...

Yeah....no. RINOs.

capper said...

Does this mean you're PUMAs?

Deekaman said...

PUMA's?

capper said...

Party Unity My A$$

Deekaman said...

Cute. But no, we recognize a system that isn't working wheen we see it. Squishes don't sell. OTOH, the country has been propagandized for so long, I don't think they know what they believe anymore. It just sounds good, so it must be. Get more money from Uncle Sugar. The public is so stupid, they think money from the government is from the government. They think tax policy has no consequences. We are doomed to be in this crappy economy forever.

capper said...

Actually, the only time I've seen anyone call the stimulus package "free money", it's been a conservative.

We know what we're in for, and we know how we got here. The right seem to have selective amnesia, forgetting everything that happened before 1/20/09. And even if they do remember, they never accept responsibility.

Deekaman said...

The stimulus package is a load of crap. We got here with the bipartisan approval of the government and our own stupidity and greed. Nothing else. To say the Right has selective amnesia is BS. The Right recognizes the problem and knows that spending well into the trillions of dollars on government jobs, projects and programs isn't going to stimulate anything other than the wet dreams of a bunch of Socialists.

capper said...

It's socialistic to want to put people back to work? Thanks for clarifying that.

Deekaman said...

This gigantic porkulus steaming pile does nothing other than to further your Socialist dreams. The only people it helps are those already on the dole and government workers.

God, your eyes are brown.

TerryN said...

"It's socialistic to want to put people back to work?"

And it's capitalists that actually do.

capper said...

Actually, they're clear blue.

Yeah, all governments just have the people and equipment laying around to do all the road repairs, the infrastructure work, and whatnot.

They just like contracting those services out to private agencies for the hell of it.

You're just angry because the party for the plutarchy is ending, and the middle class is being reinstated.

Deekaman said...

Sure. Because the middle class generates so many jobs.

This will only make everyone equally poor. and miserable. But you're so vested in your Hope and Change that you can't see it for what it is.

But that's no surprise to me.

capper said...

You could look at it that way.

The healthier approach is that it could lift everyone up. Why are the right always so concerned about keeping others down, and not letting them up.

Is it bad self-esteem, or a deep-seated hatred of sharing?

Deekaman said...

why is it necessary for the Left to steal, at the point of a gun I might add, from the productive to give to the unproductive? A system that has been an abject failure for 50 years, is demonstrably the cause of the breakdown of the Black family and has done little to end poverty.

Blame Bush or Reagan, I suppose?

Oh...and raising taxes during a recession.....there's a good idea.

Last, conservatives are demonstrably more generous with their own money. Leftys like to give away others' money. Nice theft.

Stay on subject here.

capper said...

Wow. Now it's all the black's fault? You stay classy, Deekster.

But if you want to talk about stealing at the point of the gun, let's look at the real thieves.

Petro products went up exponentially. This year, my heating costs jumped by 50% and is now more than twice than what I pay in property taxes. But you need heat, so we are being victimized.

Gas jumping to $4.5o a gallon, when supply was up and demand was down, but we need the gas, so we are again victimized.

Then there is the housing bubble and the greedy bastards that took advantage of people to sell them mortgages they knew were bound to fail. And these were way beyond what was required by law.

It was the greed of these people that caused the crash, and now you want to defend them keeping their ill-gotten loot.

True altruism, that's the right for you. They need to help those poor CEO's so that they can afford their $6000 shower curtain and million dollar birthday parties.

Dad29 said...

Capper, it would be REALLY nice if you'd learn something about logical argumentation.

But just for openers: this was not the REPUBLICAN political action conference--it was the CONSERVATIVE political action conference.

And Romney is NOT a "conservative."

Learn to read, and all that.

Dad29 said...

Capper, it would be REALLY nice if you'd learn something about logical argumentation.

But just for openers: this was not the REPUBLICAN political action conference--it was the CONSERVATIVE political action conference.

And Romney is NOT a "conservative."

Learn to read, and all that.

capper said...

Oh, I can read, I simply choose not to play the semantics game. A rose by any other name...

krshorewood said...

dad, gotta like your consistency about Romney. No doubt about it, he was a fake conservative all along.

As for this not being a Republican conference, how many Democrats were in attendance? Not even wild man Zell Miller was there I'd wager.

Also like the consistency down line about RINO's. Through out all the moderates. We'll take Snow, Collins and Specter, and the 63 seat majority in the Senate.

Deekaman said...

Nice job of twisting words, cap. But that's what you guys do. Classic misdirection, don't talk about the issue at hand. THAT's classy. But that's ok. We all know.

kr: They vote with the Democrats anyway. They're all yours.

krshorewood said...

You got it Deekaman. Thanks to your insistence on party purity, the GOP is quickly becoming a regional southern cracker party. Any thing to hasten the demise.

All you've got left for leadership is a 13 year old brainwashed kid, the pig man, a disgraced former member of Congress and Bobby "Kenneth the Page" Jindal.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

capper said...

Heh, must have touched a nerve. Reality sucks, doesn't it?

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

"Then there is the housing bubble and the greedy bastards that took advantage of people to sell them mortgages they knew were bound to fail."

And who was it, Cap, that demanded those house loans go through?

I believe Nancy, Harry and co. forced the hand of Fannie/Freddie to approve loans to those who couldn't afford them.

"They vote with the Democrats anyway. They're all yours."

Just like "Jumpin" Jim Jeffords, KR, you may have them.

krshorewood said...

BS CS. Why did these programs not go kablooie when Clinton was around and had their melt down under Bush and a Republican controlled Congress?

capper said...

DCS-

Methinks you have the Community Reinvestment Act a bit confused. The CRA was only directed at the banks, not the mortgage brokers like Fannie and Freddie.

It was the greed of Fannie and Freddie, and Greenspan's looking the other way, that allowed them to go hogwild in the early 00's. That would have been Bush and a Republican Congress at the time.

Dad29 said...

No, actually, Cap, Fan/Fred are NOT mortgage brokers. They purchased mortgages originated by banks and brokers--and CRA was mis-used to force banks to write bad paper.

Further, Fan/Fred did not "go wild" until the last couple of years of the Bush regime. There's a reason for that: that was when Congress was (D).

And yes, Greenspan was a major problem throughout the Clinton and Bush regimes. Much more so than most people know. Good insight!

capper said...

Sorry for the poor choice of words, Daddio.

But the CRA had nothing to do with the Fannie/Freddie thing. The banks were making safe loans. It was the subprime usurers that made the risky loans and then the F/F groups sucked them up.

The article I saw showed the build up from 2001-4.

Dad29 said...

We agree about the subprime sharks--who were heavy (D) contributors, and whose nuclear-waste mortgages were purchased by Fan/Fred because Barney, the Mortgage Queen, insisted that Fan/Fred do so.

You may say that banks were doing 'safe' loans--but that's not entirely true. So long as Lehmann, Bear, and Goldman were buying their nuclear waste, the Banks were making the loans. Those were CRA-compliant, but crap credits.