Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Romney's going to help the upper class. He doesn't know everyday people, except maybe the person who cleans his house."

-- Sheryl Harris, a white, 52-year-old Southern Baptist from Virginia who makes $28,000 a year and believes that Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim, on why she refuses to vote for Mitt Romney

Certainly one person's opinion isn't representative of the thinking of an entire group of voters, and I still believe, as I've been saying for some time now, that for the most part Republicans would vote for a dog turd on the end of a stick rather than see the black Marxist in office for another four years. But the fact that it's possible for Romney to lose the support of somebody who should, in theory, be this much of a lock for the GOP -- part of their traditionally unthinking, unwavering base -- is extraordinarily revealing.

This race isn't over -- don't ever lose sight of that -- but I'm really beginning to think that Romney is utterly screwed.


Victor the Crab said...

I'd say he's unequivocally, flat out screwed.

Clodat said...

Chez, am looking forward to your take on Romney's "47%" debacle. Is it possible for Romney to even further resemble Ted Knight in Caddyshack? To all the country club Republicans (who, by the way, handed the 47% their tax cuts during the Bush years and now are not happy with all of their "moochers), I shove in your faces Carl Spangler, who unlike you, will gain total consciousness on his deathbed. LOL Election 2012--Caddyshack redux.

Clodat said...

Er--Carl Spackler (typo). :(

Mart said...

Clodat - The top ten moocher states are deep red southern states and deep red Idaho. The states with the fewest moochers are generally deep blue. The moochers are mostly retirees who have paid federal income tax their whole working life, and working poor families. They pay many other forms of taxes other than fed income. There is also the question of how much money you can extract from the moochers. The Walton (Walmart) family has more wealth than the bottom 30% of America. Also too, speaking of moochers, where are Mitts tax returns?