He might just have reached the limit:
Romney can get away with blatant lying as long as he wants to. Look at who he’s talking too–not exactly the brightest people in our country. They don’t even notice.
People believe what they want to hear.
PTGoodman: I’m sad to report that there are a lot a pretty intelligent people who are (or already have) placed there votes for Mittens. This does puzzle me because, as you apparently have, I have a hard time figuring out why a sane, intelligent, supposedly rational person would vote for him. Truly baffling and, at the same time, truly disconcerting.
There is a very deep schism developing in this country and getting Obama re-elected this time around won’t stop its further growth. If one reads what goes on in countries prior to revolutions, one might spot some interesting trends that are also occurring right now in the US and, to me, at least, I see this conflict of significantly different paradigms – paradigms that for the time being don’t seem resolvable into a unified approach to national issues – as a precursor to major social change. The neo-right will not go away after the election. It will continue to build its illogical, self-serving “fact base,” undermining those who believe that unity includes building a great society by building up people, not stratifying society based on an Ayn Rand perspective of those that deserve and those that don’t.
You are right about the “self serving”. That is the direction we are going. As you said, Revolutions occur from the self serving people get their way. Karl Rove started in Texas and has worked his way up with one goal “all the wealth at the top 1% which leaves no one with anything to spend except them and no one with jobs because no one is spending. You get a Faux News who brain washes people who believe it is better for them to have nothing.
My grandson “Obama is going to take away our gun rights.” Remember when it was “Kerry is going to take away our gun rights”? Worked then, can work again in this election. Your friend who voted for a Repulsive Republican is all of the aboveas you said. In addition he/she is uninformed.
I also read something in the WSJ or Forbes that claimed GM was on the verge of bankruptcy again, a week later GM paid out dividends that beat predictions. Welcome to the Plutocracy. At least the re-election of Obama is a step in the right direction.