We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis Brandeis
Trickle-down economics is the first cousin of austerity economics. Austerity is nuts when so many millions are out of work. And as we’ve learned before, trickle-down is a fraud. Nothing ever trickles down. - Robert Reich, "A Story for May Day"
Teddy Partridge of FDL quotes NBC as saying the announcement will be made tomorrow morning. If so, Rmoney may be making a very generous gift of the election to Obama. If there is a Republican in Washington today with less public credibility than Paul Ryan, I don't know who it would be. Ryan may or may not actually be an utter idiot, but he certainly presents as one. I cannot decide whether Rmoney is merely desperate, or lives so far from reality that he thinks Ryan's rantings of the past year or two would actually appeal to a public suffering an economic catastrophe. Maybe both alternatives are true.
Rmoney is apparently following in the tradition of John McCain and of George H.W. Bush in choosing a nonviable veep. (Yes, Poppy Bush was elected anyway. But Rmoney is no Poppy Bush.) But I doubt the GOP intends to give away the election, even if Rmoney is willing to do so. It is thus increasingly clear that Rmoney and the GOP intend to follow in the tradition of GeeDubya Bush in 2000: they're going to fucking steal the presidency in 2012. With the new voter ID laws, and a lineup of courts that may be willing to validate them, Rmoney may well succeed.
I'll say it again: I never thought I'd live to see the day...