Take an actual look at some of the stuff Ramirez put around Romney:
“Diminished US global standing.” Guess Ramirez has conveniently forgotten who came before Obama, and what he did to America’s position in the world.
“First ever US credit downgrade.” And what caused that? Congressional deadlock caused by Republicans, which prevented the debt ceiling from being raised for the first time. Who’s fault is that? (I’m sure Ramirez would answer “Obama’s! Because if he hadn’t been in office Republicans wouldn’t have been forced to be so obstinate.”)
“Obama has no plans to save Medicare or Social Security.” No, Mr. Ramirez, turning Medicare into a voucher program won’t save it.
“GM losses.” And if Romney had his way GM would be dead. That’s preferable?
“Fast and Furious.” Still beating that drum? Has there been any change with that issue, or is it still just conservatives spouting conspiracy theories about Obama wanting to take their guns?
“Cutting $716 billion from Medicare.” Why doesn’t he cut all of it and hand out coupons instead? Oh, and.
“Intelligence leaks.” Valerie Plame. Oh, but I’m sure Ramirez and other conservatives take the issue of intelligence leaks seriously now.
“Iranian nukes.” Ooga-booga-booga! Be afraid.
“Joe Biden.” Hmm, who do I want next in line for the presidency? A guy who makes the occasional gaffe or a guy who wants to kill Medicare so rich fucks like Romney can pay even less in taxes?
So it seems Ramirez views the presidential race as nothing but “What bad things can you say about your opponent?” I suppose that makes sense from Mitt Romney’s position, considering he is continuously cutting down on what he can actually run on.
First he didn’t want to talk about his time as governor of Massachusetts, because he raised taxes and gave health care to poor people. What self-respecting Republican would talk about that? And now he’s saying his time in the private sector (which had always been his defining aspect as a candidate) is off-limits because people are finding out what just what Bain Capital did to countless poor and middle class workers. So what’s left, the Olympics? No, he already poisoned that well.
I’ve said it before, Obama can lose the election (though Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as a running mate makes that less and less likely as time goes on), and if so it will be because of the economy. But I wonder why Ramirez is pointing out that Romney has nothing substantive to run on and can only pin the hopes of his campaign on “Look how terrible Obama has been. I’ll be at least a little less terrible. Trust me.”