Friday, June 1, 2012

Left-Wing Strategy Preview: Attacking Mitt Romney as a 'Nasty Jerk'

BuzzFeed reports on Mitt's aggressive campaign stance, which has endeared him to the conservative base: "Mitt Romney Wins Over The Right By Confronting Obama." (Via Memeorandum.)

And this "punch back twice as hard" campaign has the radical left all wee-wee'd up and whining pathetically about how Mitt's all "mean" and "nasty." See Jed Lewison at Daily Kos, "Right wing falls in love with Mitt Romney ... because they finally realize he's kind of a jerk":

...conservatives are realizing that Mitt Romney, Cranbook's senior bully, and Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican nominee, are one and the same—and they'd love nothing more than to see Eric Fehrnstrom pin President Obama to the floor as Willard shaves that crazy hair right off Obama's head, lest it turn into an Afro.
They really aren't paying attention the substance of what he says, at least when it comes to policy, because so much of what Romney says on policy is a jumbled mess of contradictions and falsehoods. But when Romney goes after Obama, it really gets them hot-and-bothered.

For example, when Romney yesterday defended sending his staff to disrupt an Obama press conference on his gubernatorial record, he said he was merely responding to heckling from Obama. That would be reasonable (though childish) if true ... but it was utterly false. And nothing makes conservatives hornier than a brazen lie told in pursuit of the destruction of Barack Obama.

The only thing that surprises me is that conservatives are surprised that Romney can be so nasty. They were more willing to accept Romney's about-face on Romneycare and reproductive rights than they were to accept that Romney is a slash-and-burn politician, but that's exactly what he is. He won the GOP nomination by destroying his enemies, and there was never any reason to believe he'd back off once Barack Obama became his opponent.
Oh, the poor babies. Romney comes out a might bit tougher than John McCain and it throws 'em into conniptions. I love it, frankly. Things are going really badly for the left.

More at Memeorandum.