Daily Kos Week in Review: Romney Not Just Whistling 'Dixie'

Mitt Romney has ties to quite a few states -- most notably Michigan, Massachusetts, and Utah -- none of which was on the Southern side in the Civil War. That didn't stop one Kossack from declaring that Romney's worldview is "a lie and an abomination" that would render him suitable for the presidency of the Confederate States of America.     

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Troubadour: Romney's American dream is sociopathic

This [presidential] election is shaping into...[a] contrast not merely of talents, personalities, and agendas, but of two fundamentally different and incompatible versions of the American Dream...One of these Dreams seeks to extend the opportunities that made it possible to all Americans, the other to burn the bridges behind it so that none may follow...

...Romney's version of the American Dream [is] a dream not of excellence, innovation, or creativity, but of advantage gained through predatory cunning, and wanton sacrifice of America's legacy for a quick personal cash infusion. His is the dream sold to this country by ciphers and sociopaths from Ronald Reagan onward: The one-dimensional, hollow compulsion to acquire at other people's expense what you lack the talent and passion to create for yourself...

...Romney and those in his tax bracket who subscribe to his politics want to enjoy all of the benefits of this nation and give back nothing whatsoever. They believe it is the natural order of things that some few (themselves, of course) exist solely to enjoy the fruits of society, while it is the lot of everyone else to provide them. 

Maybe that would have been the American Dream if the Confederacy had won the Civil War, but in this world, in this country, Romney's picture of this nation and its values is a lie and an abomination...

LiberalCanuck: Whom will Mitt kill?
 
...The graveyards of the world are filled with the victims of American hubris; usually so the man in the White House would appear “tough” in the American media and to the American voter...
 
When [Americans] get it wrong, people die...
 
Please consider this simple question when considering on whether to vote and who to vote for in November; how many people are alive right now but who won't be by 2016 because Mit Romney was President?...
 
jg6544: The GOP's 2010 success was like a shipwreck
 
...[T]he [Republican] party had distilled itself down to a fairly isolated community of true believers even before the teabagger wins of 2010. The party was in a position like that of the Titanic as the bow dropped under the water and the stern rose. The teabagger wins were like the breakup of the ship when the stress on the hull became more than the hull could bear. We all know what happened next...

MinistryOfTruth: A pox on Fox

...[W]atching Fox News is like eating a pink slime burger for you[r] brain...

...Fox News is single-handedly ruining the discourse in our country...[T]hey are no more than a pack of cowardly mercenaries who are strip mining our country, bleeding us as part of the vampire squid...

...[T]he Fox News watching Conservatives who trust no other news source are the dumbest fucking people in America...

puakev: Obama's 'girlfriend' letters are devastating to right-wingers

...Obama's here discussing T.S. Eliot with a firm grasp and understanding of the material, so I'm fairly sure his reading and writing levels are far above that of the average Obama-hatin' birther teabagger, who would probably have a hard time comprehending works by R.L. Stine (or the menu at Denny's for that matter) let alone T.S. Eliot... 

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