Obama=Mittens, Perry and Romney, Oh My

Actually my title is somewhat unfair, to Obama who has never made any real secret of his beliefs and has acted in accordance with them, however misguided they are.

I’ve been saying (with a lot of company) that Romney is Obama’s second term. From the Wall St. donors list, to the rest of the crony capitalism crap, Romney’s not conservative, he’s not liberal, he’s not even a moderate. What he is, is a whore, for sale to the highest bidder.

A note, I’ve been out pretty much all day and haven’t done much research (no, really, it’s not because Wikipedia is still down, it really is a time thing). I do plead guilty, though, to using Wikipedia a lot for minor noncontroversial things, and I respect them for their stand on SOPA. Anyway, I’m going to combine a couple of things from friends of mine tonight, I think they’ll each like the others work.

First off via Mark America (follow the link for his article) comes one of the most incredible videos I’ve seen. You remember that Ann Barnhardt video that Mark and I both ran last week? Somebody has taken that and done a remarkable job of editing that reinforces her points beyond doubt. It is long and there is some strong (NSFW) but nothing I don’t hear on a job site everyday.

If you’re voting in the Republican primary to re-elect Obama it is very easy: Vote Romney.

I think we all know that Texas has a fair amount of ‘Pay to Play’ (actually most states do) but Perry may have taken this a bit far. BlogsensebyBarb has found a piece originated at salon.com detailing some background on ‘Pay-to-Play’ in Governor Perry’s Texas (guess what, Mitt Perry makes a cameo appearance here too). Given Salon’s politics, I’m not giving this full value at first look. I’m going to look into it more, but you know what they say about smoke and fire.

A new lawsuit reveals contradictory stories about an illicit $1 million campaign contribution from “Swift Boat” funder.

October 3, 2011 |

This story originally appeared at Salon.

“Follow the money” is an elementary rule for understanding American politics, and in the case of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the money trail leads to a case of apparent money laundering that involves his Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney and a $1 million contribution from the same Texas tycoon who bankrolled the “Swift Boat” attacks against the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry.

Bobby Jack “Bob” Perry, a residential construction magnate in Houston, is not related to Rick Perry by blood, only money. But there has been lots of that. As with the Swift Boaters to whom he donated $4.45 million, Bob Perry ranks as the single largest donor to Rick Perry during the latter’s 10 years as governor of Texas, according to official figures tabulated and analyzed by Texans for Public Justice, a nonprofit watchdog group in the state capital of Austin.

Bob Perry contributed $2,531,799 directly to Rick Perry from January 2001 to July 2011, TPJ reports in “Crony Capitalism: The Republican Governors Association in the Perry Years.” That puts him well ahead of such other notable donors as Koch Industries, the energy conglomerate owned by David and Charles Koch, the chief funders of the Tea Party, and Contran Corp., whose efforts to establish a nuclear waste dump in Texas have succeeded thanks to regulators appointed by Perry. (As Justin Elliott reported this week, Perry is also a leading funder of Karl Rove’s American Crossroads political action committee.)

Read Barb’s article here.

What should have been a triumphal conservative follow-up to the TEA Party led victory in 2010 has degenerated to this? How shameful.

I am quickly coming to the dismal conviction that Rick Santorum, for all his numerous flaws, some of which I consider serious, is best least bad we’re going to get. I cannot stomach Obama, but I’m not sure that Romney is anything but his second term. Actually he is because Romney will guarantee Obama’s second term and probably a democratic Senate (at least) as well.

Short Note:

With reference to the SOPA/PIPA protest today it worked pretty well for pressuring Congress apparently but, Silicon Valley had best be thinking about how to stop the piracy of copyrighted materials instead of just screaming censorship. Google for one, has a serious almost-plan for disrupting offenders cash flow. Something targeted is a good idea, it’s also why I was so late on climbing on this bandwagon.

Update:

Following a tweet from Ann Barnhardt this morning, I now know who produced the video above, in all its hilariousness, and I am pleased to say it appears to be one of my fellow Nebraskans, and you thought we didn’t do anything but grow corn.

Anyway, she posted this, this morning:

I started making this video the night of Thursday, January 12, 2012. I uploaded it to YouTube, after pulling an all-nighter to get it finished, around 6:00AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. I made the video. Me. No one helped me. No one paid me…although, if anyone would like to, the “tip jar” is right over there —>

I made the video because I really don’t want to see Mitt Romney as the President of the United States because I’ve never believed that he is ANYTHING that he has said that he is. I’ve always felt that Mitt Romney says whatever he feels will be the best thing he can say to whatever audience he is speaking to.

Read the rest of her post, and check out her videos.

Great Job, Shelly.

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