Oily Mitt Doesn't Know Jack
The Republicans show signs of weasels ripping their flesh, indications of self-inflicted wounds. Ultra-conservative pundits1 of the right wing have suggested candidates use the issue of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling as a nursery rhyme framed talking point against John McCain. McCain has shown support for protecting the USA's Arctic land in the past. Romney, clearly showing the same poor business acumen as the lesser Bush, has repeatedly backed an irrational policy of drilling and thereby further driving our country into the ground.
ROMNEY: "I'm sure on many issues he does, and he's a good Republican. I wouldn't question those credentials at all. But there are a number of pieces of legislation where his views are out of the mainstream, at least in my view, of conservative Republican thought.I do not support McCain either but Romney simply spews:
So, for instance, he's opposed to drilling in ANWR, I believe. If I'm correct -- correct me, Senator. He voted twice against the Bush tax cuts. Only two Republicans did that."
"Ronald Reagan would say, yes, let's drill in ANWR. Ronald Reagan would say, no way are we going to have amnesty again. Ronald Reagan saw it, it didn't work. Let's not do it again."
Republican Debate - 1-30-2008
"All of us on this stage are Republican.
But the question is,
who will be able to build the house that Ronald Reagan built -
who will be able to strengthen that house,
because that's the house
that's going to build the house
that Clinton, Hillary wants to build."
-- "Mother Goose" Romney - 10-21-2007
This Romney guy simply spews and he has no fundamental understanding of what comes out of his mouth. His butt-boy lackeys in the business world probably never had the courage to tell their boss how stupid he sounded during corporate all-hands meetings.
1 I heard this talking point suggested most recently by Hugh Hewitt, a talk show host/attorney who today said "I am the Best Endangered Species Lawyer in the United States". In other words, in the right-wing world of projection, he has the best skills at exterminating all life on the planet on behalf of corporate interests. He would lay waste to the Endangered Species Act and lay asphalt coast-to-coast, from the Gulf all the way to the Arctic Ocean.