Mitt Romney is getting a raw deal from the press. Mitt Romney will tell you that, as will his running mate Paul Ryan. However, they look at it as a part of a big media conspiracy that’s out to A) get them and B) deliver four more years to President Obama. That’s not what’s going on, but try telling a conservative there’s no such thing as media bias. You’ll not get much traction.
Anyway, yesterday Gawker’s John Cook had a very interesting look at the reasons behind the drubbing Mitt is taking in the press, and it has a lot more to do with his own actions forming the narrative than it does any vast conspiracy to hurt him. His own actions look oafish, so he looks oafish. But once that narrative is told, every story can be swayed to make him look oafish. Good read.
Of course, there’s no way around looking like a flip-flopping hack, which is something of a Romney staple. In Denver ahead of the first Presidential debate, he once again panders to a demographic by reversing field on something he once took a stand against (allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country and helping them on a path to citizenship). Then, Mr. Romney said he would reverse President Obama’s legislation. Now, he says he’ll keep it.
Anything to win an election, right guys?
Remember back in 2008, when the economy was crashing down all around us because big banks took big risks on subprime home loans and pretty much ruined everything for everyone? You DO? Good, you’ve been paying attention! Anyway, I found it really refreshing to know that the CEOs of these big banks were perfectly happy and willing to give back some of their pay to help correct the mistake, since they were responsible. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA JUST KIDDING they bitched about losing their hero pay because GUBMINT REGULASHUN. When will the CEOs in this country get a break, you guys? Not under UBUMMA!
Meet Jack Wu. Jack Wu is a member of the super-crazy, “GOD HATES FAGS”-sign waving, bigoted and awful Westboro Baptist Church. He’s also running for the Kansas Board of Education, solely so he can “throw out the crap that teachers are feeding their students and replace it with healthy good for the soul knowledge from the holy scriptures.” By that he means anything teaching evolution and not teaching that humans were created by SkyGod. But he’s not just a one-trick pony, no sir! “School administrators are always complaining about budget problems and lack of funding for this or that. Haha, that’s funny. I have a really simple solution to solve that problem: Eliminate funding for evolution textbooks and pseudo-education. We’ll save a ton of money!” Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? It’s so SIMPLE!!1!
Tony Romo did his best Jay Cutler impersonation last night, throwing five intDERPceptions and losing to the Cutler-led Bears at home. Of course, it didn’t help that Dez Bryant dropped at least three third down passes which would have extended drives. He was probably thinking of beating his mom.