Thursday, May 24, 2012

Is Mitt Romney Ronald Reagan’s Clone/Zombie – Boomer Comfort Food?

The GOP boomers want to return to the womb, to the 1950s before they go to their eternal reward.  Mitt Romney, more than anything else is a clone, a Ronald Reagan like Zombie? A wish for the pure white past of Leave it to Beaver and Pleasantville USA.

June and Ward Cleaver

Mitt Romney is the zombie Ronald Reagan Thank you Cahir O’Doherty.

If you squint hard, and I mean hard, it's almost possible to see the outline of Ronald Reagan standing behind Mitt Romney. From a distance it's 1980 all over again. 
A smiling throwback of a man who you underestimated at your peril, Reagan looked like 1950 in 1980, and that turned out to be exactly what the public wanted. They wanted rituals and figureheads that provided reassurance, they wanted yesterday, they wanted daddy. Baby boomers voted for Reagan in a landslide. 
 Romney's supporters, and will you be surprised to hear there aren't that many off them in the GOP, are going that a bit of the Gipper's charisma will animate their pick. But the desire is in itself a proof of their desperation, not their strength. 
If you squint Romney has all the surface similarities, but it's as though all the juice has been squeezed out, all the charm, all the twinkle, all the wisdom and life experience of Ronald Reagan, seems missing. Romney is zombie Reagan. It's what the race has come to.

It takes two parents to raise a white child.

Ronald Reagan's Vampire Blood to be returned to his Museum (Vault)

Saint Ronny Reagan's relic vial of his dehydrated blood is on its way back to Reagan's Museum (Vault) in the Los Angeles area.  

Calls to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and its offer to provide to supply a gold monstrance for display and private worship of the blood vial have not yet been confirmed. 

An auction house in the British Channel Islands on Thursday canceled the sale of a vial purported to hold former President Ronald Reagan's blood. 
Mr. Reagan's family and his foundation had tried to stop the sale by PFC Auctions. Mr. Reagan's popularity has only increased since his death in 2004 at age 93, and his hilltop museum outside Los Angeles attracts about 400,000 visitors a year. 
Bidding had reached about $30,000 when the sale was suspended, reported the Associated Press. It had been set to end Thursday.


Voucher Education Romney Style - Buy Only at the Company Store

Does anybody besides myself think that maybe Romney's version of Vouchers for Education just sounds like issuing Tokens redeemable only at a Company Store. 

My ancestors worked in coal mines.  They got paid in tokens to pay the rent and buy food at the company store. 

Does anybody think that Vouchers offer a choice for a good education or it is just another front for venture capital to put up cardboard front schools labeled ed-a-cation for the poor? Or stealing from the poor - directing them into a worthless bait and switch consumer product? No refunds available!

The plan will allow low-income and disabled students use federal funding to attend public schools, public charter schools and, in some cases, private schools. Federal funds could also be applied to tutors or digital courses. 
The plan is in line with GOP reforms aimed at giving students more educational choices. But it's unclear how schools in areas that depend on the federal funding would fare.

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