Romney won Michigan (barely) and Arizona last night. The most striking thing wasn't necessarily the victory, but Romney's victory speech. But first, here's what he said the other day.
"It's very easy to excite the [conservative] base with incendiary comments. We've seen throughout the campaign that if you're willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative and attacking President Obama, that you're going to jump up in the polls. I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am."
And here are some quotes from his acceptance speech:
Four years ago, we warned that the Presidency was no place for on-the-job training. Today, we have an economy to prove it. [...]
Did he fix the economy? Did he tackle the housing crisis? Did he get Americans back to work? No. He put us on a path toward debt, deficits, and decline.
The economy is improving by almost all measures. Regardless, do you see where I'm going here? Fire, fire, fire.
These days, when hes not spending our money or infringing upon our rights, President Obama is busy running for re-election.
That's pure right-wing radio. Also, since when is a president not supposed to run for re-election? It's another teleprompter-style attack. This (black) president shouldn't do what every president has done -- ever (except for LBJ and James K. Polk, but you know).
While we're here, there were a lot of lies like this one:
President Obama wants to raise your taxes. I will cut them. That starts with an across-the-board, 20% rate cut for every American.
I assume he's saying he'll give you a 20 percent discount based on what you're paying now and not a rate reduction by 20 percent. If it's the latter, everyone paying a marginal rate of 19 percent or less will get an automatic refund. I'm not sure how that'll work.
That aside, the president has been lowering taxes for people earning less than $250,000.
The point here is that Romney has been running all along using far-right language. In fact, many of his flipflips have been a result of using incendiary language as a means of pandering to the fringe base.
He has no character. No core beliefs. No ethics. He's a robot who goes any which way the wind blows, and that makes him susceptible to nefarious puppeteering by others. We've already had a Republican president like that recently.