Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips, who can’t seem to go more than a few minutes without saying something astonishingly stupid, actually gets one right when he says that Mitt Romney was a terrible candidate for the Republicans to nominate, but still manages to contradict himself in the process:
“You know, Obama ran on the fact he was going to raise taxes, the Republicans put up the worst candidate in history in Mitt Romney, yet Obama allegedly has this mandate,” Phillips said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Well, why did Republicans keep the House if Obama has this great mandate? People don’t want their taxes going up. What people do want is spending cuts.”
So Obama ran on the fact that he was going to raise taxes, people voted to put him in office, but that means people don’t want taxes to be raised. Actually, polls show that the public overwhelmingly supports exactly what Obama has been advocating, which is raising taxes on the top two percent and no one else. And while the Republicans did hold the House, they lost many seats. And Democrats got about a million more votes than Republicans for House seats. So much for that reasoning.
And if Romney was so terrible, why did Phillips go out of his way to create a cockamamie plan to have him put into office despite losing the election, an idea so clearly unconstitutional that even the Worldnutdaily quickly had to put a disclaimer on it?