Mitt Romney Isn’t a Liar, He’s Just Schizophrenic

The fact that polls are indicating that President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are practically tied, says a lot. To me, what it says is that there are many likely voters who are willing to trust a very wealthy lying-ass white man, than they would a black man as president of the United States.

No seriously, if anyone paid half-assed attention to the presidential debates — especially the final debate on foreign policy where Romney practically cupped Obama’s balls all night long and told 24 lies in 41 minutes — there’s no way that the race for the White House should not be this close. But then again, maybe I’m underestimating the strength of the idiot vote. Because at this point, it’s hard to take undecided voters seriously.

This from Talking Points Memo:

Americans are both warming up on the economy and to Republican Mitt Romney’s candidacy, according to a national poll released Sunday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Romney and President Obama are tied among likely voters at 47 percent apiece, although Obama holds the advantage among registered voters 49 percent to 44 percent nationally. Obama also holds wide leads on a host of personal qualities, including a 16-point lead on which candidate is better at “looking out for the middle class,” 13-percent lead on “being knowledgeable and experienced enough to handle the presidency,” and a large 32-point advantage on “being easygoing and likable.”

But Romney is ahead on who’s “better prepared to create jobs and improve the economy over the next four years” by a 4-point spread, 45 percent to 41 percent.

“What appears to have benefited Romney, especially after the first two presidential debates, is that voters are more comfortable with him,” NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray wrote about the findings. “A combined 47 percent of registered voters say they are either optimistic and confident or satisfied and hopeful that Romney would do a good job as president — up five points since the last NBC/WSJ poll.”

Romney maintains a tiny advantage in the PollTracker Average of the presidential race nationally.

I know, some of you are tired of me pulling the race card; and yes, I know for some of you liars Obama being black has no bearing on your decision to support Romney. Sure, I believe you: You’re supporting Romney because he has better policies, and Obama has made things worse.

But you want to know what’s funny about that position? What’s quite peculiar, is the fact that Romney hasn’t said as much as anything remotely close to anything like a plan for fixing the economy. All I ever hear from Romney is blah, blah, blah… five point plan… blah, blah, blah… 12 million jobs… blah, blah, blah… the black guy sucks…. blah blah, blah… vote for me… blah, blah, blah…. the black guy sucks…. blah, blah, blah… I’ll make your wildest dreams come true.

Yes, just ask economist Paul Krugman:

I’ve been delving a bit into what the Romney campaign and its economist fellow-travelers have been saying, and I think I have figured out the true economic doctrine Romney and his inner circle have in mind. It is, needless to say, not what the campaign has claimed.

The official line has been that the five-point program will create scads of jobs. This has a couple of problems. First, the program is vacuous — for the most part it’s a statement of desired outcomes, not policies. Second, as Glenn Kessler points out, the studies claimed as justification for the 12-million jobs number actually don’t say at all what the campaign asserts.

[…] So the Romney campaign is lying about the rationale for its boasts about jobs.But what’s the real story?

The answer is actually pretty clear: CONFIDENCE. The Romney notion is that we’d be having a rip-roaring recovery right now, except that Job Creators feel that Obama is looking at them funny. And so all Romney has to do is show up, and happy times will be here again. No, seriously: in Boca Raton Romney declared that simply by being elected he could start a boom, “without actually doing anything”.

And boy did Romney show up at the debate in Boca Raton, Florida last night.Basically, a there was different Mitt Romney on the debate stage. It was as though somehow he was transformed by Mormon Jesus into a peace-loving, weed-smoking hippie who rolled into town on a horse with no name and binders full of bayonets. For a minute I forgot that he was actually the cold-blooded corporate Sith Lord surrounded by neocons hell-bent on going to war with everyone in the world unwilling to work for pennies like the cheap Chinese labor from which he profits. And please believe, the world is watching; and from the looks of it, they’d rather have Hitler back than Mitt as POTUS.

At least Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson can admit that race has a lot to do with it…