Phillips: Romney ‘Worst Candidate Ever’

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?

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  • democommie

    “Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips, who can’t seem to go more than a few minutes without saying something astonishingly stupid,”

    Not even if was underwater, Ed. He will stop saying astonishingly stupid things when he stops breathing.

  • John Hinkle

    Yeah, I can see the Tea Bag party fading into the fringe with a leader like Phillips. He’s like a 20 watt bulb where 100 watts are needed.

  • Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    Yea, the Republicans maintained control of the House cause they redrew the districts to help them win future seats – and they STILL lost seats. That’s pretty impressive. (Not impressive enough… but still.)

  • erichoug

    On election night I was flipping around the news channels and several were doing recaps on the Republican Primary. It was interesting to watch them go through the various potential nominees showing footage of each one in the debates and on the campaign trails. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, even Donald Trump. But, what struck me was that, looking back on the whole thing, it is so obvious that Romney was really the ONLY potential candidate in that pack.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    “Well, why did Republicans keep the House…”

    Gerrymandering had something to do with it.

  • cry4turtles

    All we need to do is give them another spanking in the next election. Do ya think rape and abortion will be an issue?

  • raven

    Don’t forget, Romney was the best of the GOP bunch.

    Bachmann, Perry, and Cain seemed to be disoriented as to person, place, or time.

    Rick Santorum was running to be a New Dark age Pope.

    Jon Huntsman was the most normal and reasonable human of all the GOP candidates. And came in last.

  • dobby

    “What people do want is spending cuts.” What spending do the want cut? Defense? They actually want to increase that. Just about everything else is already cut to the bone.

  • holytape

    (insert delusional voice.) It couldn’t have possibly been the message. Therefor, it had to be the messager. (end delusional voice.)

  • holytape

    John Hinkle,

    “He’s like a 20 watt bulb…” I think you are being a little generous with the wattage. If he were a light bulb, he would be the only lightbulb in history to make the room darker when turned on.

  • Larry

    Do ya think rape and abortion will be an issue?

    Yes. Yes, I do. And in ways more idiotic and misogynist that we can possibly know.

  • azportsider

    I think everybody’s being a little too tough on Phillips. After all, this guy’s the intellectual giant among the teahadists.

  • Area Man

    “Phillips: Romney ‘Worst Candidate Ever’”

    And yet, the polls clearly showed that he matched up better against Obama than any other Republican primary candidate. What does this tell you?

  • fifthdentist

    “After all, this guy’s the intellectual giant among the teahadists.”

    Isn’t that like saying: “He’s the most sane person in a room with Charles Manson, Kim Jong Il and Michele Bachmann.”

  • laurentweppe

    actually gets one right when he says that Mitt Romney was a terrible candidate

    Considering that he managed to win nearly 61 million votes despite the fact that his party plateform was “If you don’t let us Fuck You, We will Starve you by sabotaging the economy”, I’m unironically convinced that Romney will go down in history as the most underated american presidential candidate.

  • imthegenieicandoanything

    If he’s “right” on this it’s for all the wrong reasons.

    The teabaggers are beyond “stupid” – when they die, probably by sealing themselves in their homes with “duck” tape, accidentally shooting themselves or one another, or choking to death on their own spit, that will STILL not put an end to their stupidity: even the process of physical decay will be done in a stupid and offensive fashion.

  • iangould

    It’s funny. I’ve seen plenty of Republicans talking about what terrible candidates McGovern; Carter, Mondale; Dukakis, gore and Kerry were, bu I can’t remember a single one arguing that that detracting in any way from the mandate held by their Republican rivals.

  • d.c.wilson


    That’s because every election is a mandate for the republican agenda. Even the ones they lose.