Friday, November 02, 2012

Rethug Extortion

Where I come from this is called "extortion". It's no different from some knuckle-dragging guido with a baseball bat strolling into your convenience store and saying, "Nice place ya got here. Be a damn shame if somethin' should happen to it, wooden it? Maybe somethin' like, I dunno, a baseball bat breakin' out ya front window? Tell ya what I'm gonna do. Gimme fifty a week and I'll make sure that don't happen."

Romney today issued his own version of this:

In what his campaign billed as his “closing argument,” Mitt Romney warned Americans that a second term for President Obama would have apocalyptic consequences for the economy in part because his own party would force a debt ceiling disaster.
See the whole story over at TPM and tell me where I'm wrong.


Sarge said...

If that happens - then the Repthugs get the blame and are totally toast in the mid-term election of 2014.

It is time for McConnell to be history anyway.


timr said...

Your not wrong. That is exactly what I heard also.
But what has been most glaring of all is mitts utter contempt for the 99%. He believes we are too stupid to remember what he said last month, that we would just forget his massive lie-Jeep production to China- and that by god not a single one of us can add-his tax plan
A party that has to lie, cheat, and steal to win an election, shouldn't.
Any person that put a pledge to an anarchist-norquist-ahead of their pledge to the constitution,
should be jailed.
Rethug/teahadist collective=economic terrorist
Finally, we are going to discover if a national election can be bought by the filch=filthy rich. If it can, then the 50 years I have been thinking that the US republic has left has shrunk to maybe 8.
Will we become the United States of Plutocracy? A country of, by, and for the filch?
I will let you know on Wednesday if my cyncism is correct.

the yellow fringe said...

timr's 8 years is a good guess, but with the fix in for Ryan they would have 16 to set it in stone, rewrite the history books and change out the monuments in DC.