Sunday, August 12, 2012

Romney keeps Ryan out of Florida

Team Rmoney was stomping in my territory this morning. Great turnouts at the two rallies here in redneck country. They loves them some Paul Ryan in these parts. Of course, to put into context, I know some of these people. I've been to dinner parties with them. I've even conducted my own personal poll. Granted it was a small pool of respondents, but fully 60% of them wish Sarah Palin was running for President. Because she's smart and a plain talker. Made of that what you will. Still a great reception for Rmoney/Ryan here even though they pissed off the old people by running some 90 minutes late all day and keeping them waiting in dangerously hot, stifling warehouses.

But big late minute changes to the intinerary tell the larger story of Romney's "bold" cave-in to the hard core cons of the base. They're skipping the Triangle stop here, where the voting tallies come in reliably blue and suddenly, Paul Ryan won't be going to Florida after all. They're sending him to the Iowa State Fair to commune with the giant butter cow instead.

The campaign claims this has nothing to do with Ryan's Roadmap to Middleclass Ruin which calls for the destruction of Medicare as we know it and transforming it into an underfunded voucher system in order to pay for mega-tax breaks for the wealthy. Spin seems a little weak though considering this unfortunate headline in the Miami Herald today.

Florida voters are already wary as they deal with their buyer's remorse for electing the mega-rich, Medicare defrauder Rick Scott as governor. Rmoney was already struggling in that usually reliable Republican stronghold. Thinking Ryan won't make the GOP ticket an easier sell.

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Blogger nickgb said...

It's hard to tell if it's because Ryan wants to kill Medicare or if it's his long standing desire to end the embargo...

5:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mule Breath said...

The Herald headline could just as easily lef off two words and saved ink. It isn't only in FL where Ryan could hurt the Mittster.

Then again, who is hurting whom the greater? Ryan hitching his wagon to Romney could well spell an end to his political career.

6:33:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Nobody ever went broke by overestimating the neurotic stupidity of Floridians, but yeah, Social Security and Medicare have some support in this peninsula.

Raw Story wrote Sunday that some statistical analysis shows that Ryan is the most radical VP candidate since 1900, but then the voters aren't any smarter and may be even stupider or at least more fully stuffed full of bat shit than they were back before radio and TV and Fox News. Scary to think about, but stranger abominations have been elected in saner times.

Yes, every dog has his day, but not all dogs shit on the carpet. This one wants to shit all over everything.

9:40:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Cruising the news I see Rmoney got a good reception in St Augustine or maybe Miami today. But Ryan is being heckled in freaking Iowa. Where they love Michele Bachmann. World gets crazier every day.

3:09:00 PM  
Blogger nickgb said...

Never underestimate the fervency of midwestern leftists. It's all politeness and potato salad until you start to fuck with the unions.

11:19:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And who said Republicans have no sense of humor? Of course they're rarely aware aware of the funny things they say. . .

So I guess, them Repubskys and
Teaboys never get all riled up about stuff, huh - especially about stuff that never actually happened, like Obama keeping the military from voting or killing "work for Medicare" or those "death panels" or how he's a Muslim from Kenya or killed his grandmother or secretly lusts after all them white wimmen. . .

Oh, yes and about union supporters being "Leftists."

Hell, remember those 14 hour work days and 6 day work weeks with no vacation, no benefits -- those every man for himself and having to depend on the kindness of corporations. . . a veritable union-free paradise - until you start up with that freedom and democracy and justice and all that Commie stuff, right, Mr. Chuckles?

Then all that Republican politeness goes out the window and we hear talk about shooting people at the border and deporting Liberals. . .

12:08:00 PM  

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