19 October 2012

Romney Appears Very Reaganesque - And Funny


Very classy and very Presidential. Though not originally much of a Romney fan, I must admit I was quite impressed.

16 comments:

Scott Manning said...

My favorite line was "in the spirit of Sesame Street, the president's remarks tonight are brought to you but the letter 'O' and the number $16 trillion." Good stuff.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Scott, good to hear from you. Yeah, that was a good line, though I also thought the Joe Biden dig was funny as well.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Something else . . . I've not really wanted to voice this, though I've already predicted a Romney landslide . . . though my mind tells me differently, my gut tells me this election is over. There is just a certain "feeling" I've gotten in recent days. It's weird, but watching Obama, I think he knows it's over as well. The cake is baked. 1980 deja vu.

Chaps said...

I think Romney is beating Obama like a rented mule.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Chaps - thanks for stopping by. Doug and I still hope to get up your way and do some diggin' very soon - I'll be in touch. Yes, I think the polls aren't really reflecting what the turnout will be. I've already predicted that Romney would win VA and NC by 8-10 points. Looks like Obama has all but conceded NC. He still thinks there's hope for VA - not a chance. Republicans swept statewide elections 2 years ago by almost 20 points. Even Bob Beckel said last night that, if the Gallup polls are right, it's over. There has never been a President elected in Gallup polling history that was trailing by these numbers at this point in the election. I'm hopeful, but certainly not over-confident.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

As I was saying . . .

Romney +3 in VA today.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/virginia/election_2012_virginia_president

Lindsay said...

I hope that you're right Richard, my prayers have included that our country get back on the right track for a long time now - it is scary to think how quickly this nation has spun out of control.

I just hope we can recover, God-willing, from the last four years of embarrassment.

Lindsay said...

By the way, I love this speech - thanks for sharing :)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hi Lindsay - good to hear from you. Yes, I agree with you.

Anonymous said...

If you right wingers get control again we can take 10 steps back. 'Great' Obama-Biden 2012!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks for the thought provoking and insightful comment there Anon. You must have the same debate coach as The One.

Anonymous said...

As a Confedrate apologist you are unable to accept the fact that you are the minority now. Your version of Civil War history, your flag, and your political agendas are disappearing from the public sector everyday. All of your organizations like the UDC SCV LOS are losing membership numbers and the Flaggers are constantly embarrassed in the papers. Even the MOC no longer caters to your perspectives. We are witnessing the last generation of Confederate heritage.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon:

Normally, I would simply delete a comment like yours due to the fact it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the post - sounds more like spam than anything. However, your comment does present me with an opportunity to use it to illustrate stupidity:

"a Confedrate [sic] apologist"

I have no idea what that means, other than to assume it's in the same class as "neo-Confederate" and used to stereotype anyone who appreciates the Confederate content of their Southern heritage. Thanks for revealing yourself as a non-thinking, cliched parrot.

"Your version of Civil War history, your flag, and your political agendas are disappearing from the public sector everyday."

I'm not sure which universe you're living in, but you may want to get out more. My flag is the American flag. I see it all the time, so it's not disapearing, though your type would like for it to:

http://oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com/2011/07/now-we-know-why-leftists-hate-american.html

Whatcha smokin' there partner? There's only one CW history - the truth and it never disappears, though suppression is often attempted. And in regards to political agendas, ya might want to rethink that after November 6th.

"All of your organizations like the UDC SCV LOS are losing membership numbers"

While I can't speak for the ladies, the SCV's membership has been relatively stable over the last few years - around 35,000. Past members included push it way over 100,000. A lot of men simply join to get their certificate for framing. ;o) Perhaps you're confusing the SCV w/the SUV, whose membership hovers around 3,000 - 10% of the SCV's.

"the Flaggers are constantly embarrassed in the papers."

I wouldn't know. I don't read newspapers anymore.

"Even the MOC no longer caters to your perspectives."

Is that so? Certainly, they don't take orders from the SCV. However, both the current and last executive directors have both been SCV members. Many of the MOC members, like myself, are SCV members. We don't always get everything we want, but you better believe we still have an influence. Most of the MOC "critics" won't even join and put their money where their mouth is.

"We are witnessing the last generation of Confederate heritage."

Really? Whatcha gonna do, exterminate us? Heritage is determined by ancestry and birth, so unless you're going to sterilize and/or exterminate all descendants of Confederate soldiers, I don't see that happening. My children and grandchildren are all VERY much aware and PROUD of their Confederate heritage, as are many, many others. Sorry, but your utopia is at least 2 generations away.

Thanks for providing us with today's entertainment.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon:

One more thing, I almost forgot . . .

"you are unable to accept the fact that you are the minority now."

According to very recent polling (April 2011):

"Asked their impression of the main cause of the Civil War, a 48%-plurality of Americans say it was mainly about states' rights. Just 38% say the Civil War was mainly caused by slavery. Another 9% volunteer that it was about both equally."

And, you wrote this:

"We are witnessing the last generation of Confederate heritage."

But, the truth is 180:

"Young people are more likely than older Americans to say that the war's main cause was states' rights -- 60% of those younger than age 30 express this view, the highest percentage of any age group."

Source: http://pewresearch.org/databank/dailynumber/?NumberID=1241

Wow, even after decades of biased teaching on the WBTS, these are the results. Way to go. Another of academia's epic failures.


Again, your comment provided an excellent opportunity to actually tell the truth and point out facts. You should be real careful about believing your own propaganda. Makes you look real stupid.

I think I'll use your comment for the basis of a post. Again, thanks for the opportunity. Do comment more often but, next time, stay on topic.

Lindsay said...

It speaks volumes that Anon would be Anonymous...hiding behind a keyboard is convenient yet cowardly.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Lindsay - well, if you're going to publicly make a fool of yourself, it is convenient to remain anonymous, if possible.

;o)