Thursday, April 19, 2012
I bet that some of Flipper's friends wish he would memorize that quote. Take, for instance, Mitch Daniels:
"Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Wednesday — then criticized him a day later in an interview with The Indianapolis Star.
Mr. Daniels, a fiscal conservative who many Republicans had hoped would seek the presidency himself, seemed to chide Mr. Romney for not offering a more positive message to voters. (Mr. Romney has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail attacking President Obama, and his “super PAC,” Restore Our Future, has used its considerable resources to demolish primary rival after primary rival with negative ads.)
“You have to campaign to govern, not just to win,” Mr. Daniels told Matthew Tully of The Indianapolis Star. “Spend the precious time and dollars explaining what’s at stake and a constructive program to make life better. And as I say, look at everything through the lens of folks who have yet to achieve.”
According to Mr. Tully, “after a pause, Daniels added with disappointment, ‘Romney doesn’t talk that way.’ ”
Mr. Daniels also had some advice for Mr. Romney: “Go ahead and have the confidence in the voters to explain the fix we’re in and then tell them with some specificity what we can do to get out of it in a way that’s good for everybody,” he said. “Explain those things from the standpoint of the young and poor — those who haven’t achieved the dream yet.” [Source]
Sorry Mitch, he can't go positive now. Not when he is being openly supported by a high profile,child molesting, draft dodging, dead beat dad celebrity, who has called for the assassination of the president of these divided states of America. (Glad the Secret Service is investigating Uncle Teddy. But I suspect that he is more of a danger to himself than anyone else. Still, when a man threatens to chop off the president's head to a room full of NRA wingnuts, it's time to push the Colombian hookers out of bed and find Ted's trailer park. ) A man who he has yet to condemn for his dangerous and fire in a crowded theater rant against our government. I think we can all agree that Flipper missed the positive train at the last station.
Anyway, [right] wingnuts are comparing Uncle Teddy to Rev. Jeremiah. Remember? "Goddamn America"! Nice try. I don't think that sane people believe that freedom of speech to speak out against the government and its policies is the same as actually threatening a government official's life. But hey, that's just me. I don't live in the parallel wingnut universe where you only see what you want to believe.
Pic courtesy of The Reid Report.