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Days of Whine and Roses

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Ashland today

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Etch-a-Mitt has been whining again. He’s upset that Obama and the Dems are dissing him – this from the guy who savaged his opponents during the Republican primaries. His fellow Republicans and fair and balanced Faux News have joined him for a great big group whine. They’re livid that the Democrats who for so long have let the Republicans slime them with barely a whimper have finally figured out where the gutter is. They’ve owned it for so long that they consider it their exclusive club.

Remember, these are the folks who gave us Willie Horton, Swiftboating and Obama palling around with terrorists.

And the Democrats keep harping about Etch-a-Mitt’s tax returns, as though it were any of their business. Yet those who think that delving into one’s very private tax returns is like rifling through one’s underwear drawer are the same people who, four years ago, clamored for Obama to cough up his birth certificate.

Certainly Romney has the right to keep his tax returns private – as an ordinary billionaire minding his own business at one of his estates, that is. But not as a presidential candidate. Since there are no minimum requirements for this job (other than age and citizenship), how do we judge a candidate? Everything is on the table. His health (FDR). His religion (Kennedy). His age (Reagan). His sex life (Clinton).

So stop whining and show us your underwear.

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9 comments on “Days of Whine and Roses

  1. elroyjones
    August 30, 2012

    Brilliant!

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    • stephenrickert
      August 30, 2012

      wow, right on the money. did i say money?

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      • Richard Daybell
        August 30, 2012

        Thank you, Steve. It’s great to hear from you. I understand there’s going to be a little Oscar statuette in your future. Here’s to you, Jackie Robinson. We can’t wait.

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    • Richard Daybell
      August 30, 2012

      You got me going. In fact, in a Manhattan haze, I hammered out another one to deal with in the morning. Usually they make no sense in the morning, however.

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      • Richard Daybell
        August 30, 2012

        Do you suppose Mark Twain or Dean Koontz ever ended a sentence with however?

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        • elroyjones
          August 31, 2012

          In regard to Twain and Koontz, perhaps they weren’t visionary stylists. I applaud your courage in making your own rules, however.

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          • Richard Daybell
            August 31, 2012

            Last night it seemed amusing to pair Twain and Koontz, America’s greatest writer and America’s . . . well, you know. Guilt comes with the cold light of day, however. It will be apparent where my true thoughts lie when my daily quotes return from summer vacation and you see how often I quote Twain and how seldom (never) I quote Koontz. I do enjoy making rules. If only I could get someone to follow them.

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            • elroyjones
              August 31, 2012

              I KNEW straight off Koontz was not in your spacious library looking out on the manicured gardens.

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