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Nice Losers

birdfighter Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 11:05 AM
Gee, you sure have a sordid view of humankind--only criminal genius is capable of building greatness? And like I done told you, if USA history is the exploitation of the poor then how did USA business create the largest and most prosperous middle class in history? As for the Native Americans they hated each other and were always more at war with surrounding tribes than with the white man. In other words, the land was always up for grabs to the most successfully violent.

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran...