Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hiding in Plain Sight

My favorite BTIR* on Willard's ex-Cheney-neocon-inspired lie-o-rama at the Reno VFW convention:

If I closed my eyes, and added a creepy monotone, I could have been listening to Dick Cheney.

After the speech, Eric Edelman, a Romney campaign adviser, chimed in on ferreting out Obama leakers in a press release; unfortunately, BuzzFeed soon pointed out that Edelman “was implicated in the country’s last major national security leak investigation — the outing of C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame” when he served under former Cheney aide Scooter Libby in W.’s administration.

Romney is so secretive that he’s beginning to make the über-clandestine Cheney look like The Bachelorette.

So far, Mitt’s casting a shadowy silhouette, hiding his fortune in foreign tax havens, hiding tax returns, destroying and hiding records as head of the Olympics and as governor, hiding a specific sense of where he would take the country.

Americans don’t want to play hide-and-seek with their presidential candidates. Romney should listen to himself: The time for stonewalling is over.

I disagree. He'll have plenty of time for stonewalling after the election when all he'll have to do is ride up and down on his car elevator.

*Big-Titted Irish Redhead


Joe Conason, with video:

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason said that presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney “has no strong convictions of his own” during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Tuesday night.

Conason made the comment in response to Romney’s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, in which the former Massachusetts governor echoed many of the arguments made famous by the George W. Bush administration.

“[Romney] is going to the basket with the same move that Republicans have used for the last ten years or more. Democrats are supposedly weak,” Conason said. “The president has a very easy response to that, which is ‘tell it to Osama bin Laden.’ For that matter, tell it to Moammar Gadhafi.”

“This is someone with no real experience in these matters, who has entrusted himself to a group of people who have been proven wrong,” he added.

Note to Joe: you shoulda been more specific and said "goddam Cheney neocons".


casey said...

Hello Gordon,

I disagree with you about Rmoney's time after the election (stolen) which puts him into the oval orafice. Once the Rethugs stole their first election they think that they are entitled to steal every election.

Fixer said...

I knew Willard's speech sounded familiar.