Finally found something halfway worth saying about the alleged "political campaign" between the two Goldman Sachs brands.Vulture Romney
is going around behind Obama, making two completely contradictory points.
(1) I'll do everything Obama does.
(2) Everything Obama does is wrong.
It's most obvious
with Obama's national implementation of Romney's Massachusetts medical plan. Vulture claims that he will repeal his own plan. Well? Are you saying your own ideas are bad? In that case why should we elect a man with bad ideas?
He's doing it again with student loans. Offering to continue the existing plan, and simultaneously saying the plan is bad.
Most politicians use slogans that imply they're offering something new.
Vulture's motto is Same Deal.
"Elect me! I'll keep doing all these horrible things that you hate!
But when I do them you'll love
them, because these horrible things will be infused with my patented unique Magick Republican Faerie Dust!"
Of course the vast majority of shit that comes out of Vulture's mouth isn't even analyzable; it's just a random selection of content-free Repooflican platitudes.
Etch-a-sketch was an obsolete metaphor. More modern: Vulture is an MP3 player with an erasable playlist.
His handlers have loaded him with a selection of short quotes from Rush and Hannity, and set him to Shuffle.
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By contrast, Obama's basic slogan is valid if incomplete. "Osama is dead and GM is alive." Those are unquestionable accomplishments, and unquestionable contrasts. Gandhian Hippie Traitor Bush had two chances to kill the Sheikh and treasonously decided not to pull the trigger; Obama had one chance to kill the Sheikh and pulled the trigger. Vulture Romney wanted to kill GM, and Obama kept it alive.
The slogan skips one big bad thing Obama did: The abovementioned Romney medical care program. It also skips one crucially important and vitally necessary thing that Obama failed
to do: Permanently shut down the stock exchange and shoot all speculators.
But slogans are meant to emphasize the positive, and Obama has some real positives.
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4/30 update: Here he goes again. Obama has already sent
a special emissary to China to protest about their imprisoning an anti-abortion activist, even while we continue to prosecute anti-abortion activists here. Now Vulture complains
that we should be doing something.
Romney waded into Washington's diplomatic dilemma with China by urging Barack Obama to protect the blind civil rights activist who is believed to have sought sanctuary in the US embassy.
"Our country must play a strong role in urging reform in China and supporting those fighting for the freedoms we enjoy," Romney said in a statement.
According to friends and overseas human rights groups, Chen is now under US diplomatic protection.
Well, Vulture, what would you do instead? Send a special emissary? Protect the anti-abortion activist in our embassy?
Note also the monstrous irony of the media calling Chen a "civil rights activist". If he dared to protest against The Supreme Sacrament Of Abortion here, he'd be described by the same media as a "vicious evil extreme-extreme-far-far-far-ultra-ultra-ultra-right-wingnut Nazi Fascist terrorist, who needs to be tortured and slaughtered instantly."
Location, location, location, I guess.