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Romney May Be the End of the Line for the Republican Establishment

Paulus Textor Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 11:07 AM the debates. The economy could tank, perhaps helping Romney, or perhaps helping Obama if he can successfully play the FDR "malefactors of great wealth" card. War could erupt in the Middle East or between China and Japan over Senkaku, more likely helping Obama than Romney. Or, Obama could go all out and try to buy the election with a big sop to the middle class: college loan reduction or forgiveness, and/or mortgage loan reduction or forgiveness, using the Federal Reserve candy machine to print up the money and hand it to lenders. Would this destroy the economy? Yes, but not until after the election.
Wolfgang6 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 12:40 PM
"buy the election with a big sop to the middle class" Your country club elitist attitudes are now out in the open.
anti-neocon Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 11:51 AM
breaking up the corrupt big-government establishment's power monopoly is more important than replacing obama with obama-lite.
JustMC Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 11:48 AM
PT is dead-bang-on, again.
SMyles Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 11:15 AM
Good post Paulus. It's so sad to see our country in this state. The citizens don't seem to care or realize what the priorities should be. Individual liberty. Rule of law. Free markets. Sound money.
Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of Americans being dependent on government and locked in to vote for President Obama highlight a fundamental reality in American politics today: The gap between the American people and the political class is bigger than the gap between Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C.

Romney's remarks are the GOP equivalent of Obama's notorious comments about small-town Pennsylvania voters bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.

Both Romney and Obama highlighted the condescending attitude that political elites hold of the people they want to rule over. A National Journal survey found that...