Conservatives Scratching Heads. How to Stem the Overflow of Mitt's NH Cascade? - Page 2
Joe Dugan , Gingrich supporter, chairman of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and coordinator of the convention commented on the gun-point scenario of the next week and one-half. “We’re aware that the vote is being split and how dangerous that is.” (Dangerous? Interesting qualifier.)
“We’re trying to encourage coalescing around one candidate, but tea party people are very independent-minded," he said. (Translation? Tea partiers do as they "damn well please" and are "as skittish as mustangs!")
As the spotlight shifts to South Carolina, whether it will be telling this time around or not, at least one politico made a slight reference that the Palmetto State has picked the winner of every GOP nomination fight since 1980. Gingrich told a town hall in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that the result of the upcoming primary will be historic.
"I believe the next 10 days are as important as any 10 days we have seen in modern American politics. I believe that South Carolinians are either going to center in and pick one conservative or by default they are going to send a moderate on to the nomination."
Gingrich is an effective guilt shoveler, the "by default" ominously dumps everything on the shoulders of those who "refuse" to pick ONE, just ONE conservative candidate. Riling the tea partiers out of their "skittish mustang" independent-thinking comfort zone? You bet!
A super PAC that supports Gingrich forged its own anti-Romney cavalcade in South Carolina, while Gingrich and as many as ccould be rounded up targeted Romney's years as a financier with Bain Capital. Shooting from behind the hip and aiming between the eyes their complaint sounded like an Occupy group. They condemned Romney for slicing up companies, laying off workers and fattening his personal treasuries at the expense of the impoverished.
Not to be outdone by Gingrich, Rick Perry sharpened his exacto and stuck it to Romney's business record, also. Perry told listeners Romney's firm "looted" a photo company in Gaffney and a steel company in Georgetown. Perry's rhetoric was colorful and predatory. "I would suggest they are just vultures.They are vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb waiting for the company to get sick, then they swoop in, they eat the carcass, they leave with that and they leave the skeleton."
These condemnations concerning Romney's history at Bain Capital are clever in undercutting Romney’s assertions for conservative support. He has insisted that his private-sector experience best positions him to defeat President Obama in the fall. With the evocation of vultures, and Occupy metaphors, one wonders to what Romney is referring? His ability to restructure, downsize and destroy? to make money? to be corporate?Continued on the next page