Mitt Romney, Michael Tomasky, and the Wimp Factor

Would you believe that this guy

is calling this guy

a wimp?

Really?  Well, it happened on the cover of this week’s Newsweek:

Ramesh Ponnuru over on National Review read the article so you didn’t have to.  Here’s his summary:

All the article tells you is Tomasky’s subjective impressions of various Romney moves, all of which are negative. Does Romney respond to attacks forcefully? That shows he’s overcompensating. Does he criticize the attacks and demand an apology? Wimpy. And so on…  Tomasky does offer Romney an out from all the double binds he’s created though: If Romney would attack conservatives, Tomasky would be willing to say he has guts.

The author of the hit piece was interviewed on CNN Starting Point, when Soledad O’Brien asked him about his piece:

TOMASKY:  The heart of the piece centers on the positions that he takes, the way that he has pandered so consistently on important, important issues, issues on much we’d like to see our politicians have some kind of consistency, some kind of backbone.  He’s repeatedly just changed positions completely and pandered totally to the right wing.  When Rush Limbaugh says, “Jump,” he says, “How high?”  I think it’s a fair question to ask, is this the kind of person that we want to see in the White House?

Rush Limbaugh complete comes to Gov. Romney’s defense by pointing out the they used the same tactic against George Bush.

And frankly, he resents being brought into it.  He spoke about it on his radio show:

How lame is this?  You people can’t fool us.  You people at Newsweek are pathetic.  You recycle something from 1987.  It’s just a theme.  You guys have your playbook.  It’s divided by years. You think enough years have gone by. You had a cover back in 1987: George H. W. Bush, “wimp.” Let’s go forward to 2012: Mitt Romney, “wimp.”  And because when I say “Jump,” he asks “How high?”  Let me tell you what this is, folks.  This is an attempt by Newsweek to soften you up.  This is not aimed at Democrat voters.  This is aimed at you, Romney, the flip-flopper.  And the reason they’re doing this is because Romney is being profoundly successful in refuting and keeping alive Obama’s idiocy.  “You didn’t build that. You didn’t make that happen. You didn’t do that.” 

That got really under their skin.  So now it’s time to go after Romney.  But to throw me in here.  I’ve never called Romney, and I’ve never said “jump.”  Not yet.  I haven’t done that.  But this is all part of the plan.  Calling Romney a wimp is aimed at suppressing the white blue-collar vote.  Blue-collar voters hate wimps.  You know, the working white voters that Obama has abandoned, and now whose votes they’re trying to suppress, this is all about trying to make those people think that Romney is a wuss.  That’s why they’re getting Clinton to go to the convention, get some gravitas and to also try to suppress the working white vote that is abandoning Obama.

Rush is right. Blue collar voters aren’t going to be convinced by Tomasky’s article.  After all, Americans can see that Tomasky is, in fact, the one who lacks the intellectual and moral courage to challenge the President on the real issues facing America.

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  • Dave Francis

    From my blogs people are just realizing what a terrible mistake they made, by voting for President Obama? His czars seem unconcerned with the damage they have done to this country, in issues such as foreign policy and many other ideologies that would only stem from a hard left Socialist agenda, such as the leniency over illegal immigration? That’s not saying that the plans of Mitt Romney’s people in many ideas are unfortunately any different. As an Independent voter myself, I can only hope that Obama gets defeated. But in addition to this a large representation the TEA PARTY is gaining unbelievable headway within the ranks of the Republicans. This is the only sure way that can change Washington for good, with moderate Conservatives representing the American people in Congress and not the special interest groups in both parties. I think the Democrats are beginning to get apprehensive and running scare so calling Mr. Romney a “Wimp’ is exclusively a Liberal sentiment, as they a very oral when it comes to name calling. Personally I don’t think for one minute that Mitt is a ‘Wimp’ but a very cautious and secretive individual?

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    Already in a stunning incumbent election Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar was defeated by a Tea Party leader Senate nominee Richard Mourdock. In a upcoming an electoral battle TEA PARTY favorite Ted Cruz (R) is in runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, for the outgoing seat of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, with Cruz gaining momentum. Both ultra-left Democrats and the Republicans should be very worried, very worried indeed about incumbent politicians who hopefully lose seats to TEA PARTY growth?

    In leaps and bounds the TEA PARTY is no longer a group of wandering political nomads, but inspired to be part of the quiet revolution that does not conform to either the Democrats or Republicans plans. The Constitutional TEA PARTY is a reaction of ordinary, everyday people who have risen to the detriment of both parties that for years have overlooked sky high federal deficits and the growing problem of an uncontrolled Congress, that’s spends the people’s money without any conscious thought. Before the coming November elections certain issues have come to light regarding the Democratic agenda, if Obama get a second term we are heading towards disaster just like the unsinkable ‘Titanic’:

    Clandestine plans that grant amnesty to even MORE illegal’s—all done through Prosecutorial discretion and agency directives to serve the Obama Socialist-Marxist agenda.

    1. New limitations for agents on apprehending illegal aliens, who will be opposing component of what they will call the “vulnerable population.” Vulnerable defined as anyone who provides support to minor children, parents or other dependants and those who have medical or mental health needs. That means this government will add to the American population of poverty, that US taxpayers will be forced to financially support.

    2. It would no longer be legal to detain a foreign individual on the premises or in the vicinity of more than 20 public places – and don’t dare try to apprehend the pregnant or disabled illegal’s. Hell! States are already forced by unfunded mandates to cater to anybody who enters America illegally, which is free health care, education for their children, low cost housing and a barrage of other welfare programs denied to citizens.
    3. Caps would be removed on highly restricted visas.

    4. Registration of illegals would be snatched from Congress and positioned with an agency in the executive branch. In other words if President Obama gets a second term, we will not be far off from being a Communist state, without ‘Checks and Balances’.

    5. Registering new illegal’s as voters. (Which the Liberal have a great record of doing, including notorious ACORN group—prosecuted but still very active?) There is already none citizens are voting whether intentionally or not and this could be a major determination especially in close races nationwide. This has already happening as any reader can discover if they surf the Internet under “Voter Fraud”.

    6. Government-funded, neighborhood-based programs to assimilate the newly amnestied immigrants into society, including education centers and health care hubs.

    7. A 21st century version of FDR’s Works Progress Administration program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new federal jobs.

    8. Swiping control of the military budget from Congress by placing an ”independent panel” in charge of military spending—while slashing our defense budget to a dangerous situation, where this country would be less protected from the enemies in the Middle East and around the world.

    9. The enacting single-payer health care legislation control, headed by the federal government; the same federal government that has never run a successful program in its own history? IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE, YOU SHOULD GO TO TEA PARTY DOT ORG.

    Shoving ObamaCare—the health care plan NO ONE sought, down our throats; Slapping Americans with the biggest tax in the history of our nation; Applauding the advances of the Muslim Brotherhood; Demanding government-paid abortions and blowing away religious freedom; Forbidding domestic oil, natural gas and coal production; Approving drones to fly over country; Defunding NASA and the space programs; Waging war on Libya without a cause; Demanding the U.N. obtain out guns; Taking on the second amendment, threatening again, our right to bear arms; Running up the largest deficit in the history of America; Giving BILLIONS to solar companies that have since gone bankrupt and other so called green companies; Refusing to visit Israel, throwing the Jewish people under the bus; Giving illegal’s a free ride on the backs of hardworking citizens and legal residents.

    Further appointing 45 “czars” into office, whose doctrines are mostly Communist; Putting the enforcement of ObamaCare in the hands of…the IRS; Sucking at the trough, taking 19 vacations in 3 years on ‘THE PAOPLE’S tax dollars; Spending tens of billions in taxpayer dollars and breaking legally binding contracts to give Obama’s union buddies a big, fat payoff; Stimulating NOTHING with his stimulus plans except the wallets of big wigs on Wall Street—and his own narcissistic ego; 8% unemployment for 40 straight months; $4 billion in new debt EVERY DAY; Spending, spending, spending while lying and telling Americans we need to cut spending. NEED THE TEA PARTY SAY MORE..?

    Two extremely urgent policies that the TEA PARTY would insist on being passed though the Senate and House of Representatives, if enough of the TEA PARTY leadership can gain seats in Congress? With plenty of these moderate conservatives and true believers in our U.S. Constitution these laws would be enacted, opening up millions of jobs for low income Blacks, Hispanics, Whites Asians and all other legally here nationalities. It is passed time we enacted the ‘Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) and the Birthright citizenship Act (H.R.140)? Isn’t it time that the state of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and other in the 50 states, begin the removal of all pro-illegal alien lawmakers? Every state should be able to keep its public assistance money, instead of forced by insane unfunded mandates to pay for illegal aliens and their children?

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  • http://Causeoframpagesinternal Robert A. Hamblin

    I think you are a big jerk

  • Gayle B

    I think Tomasky is a total jerk. Mitt is a sensitive person and cares about people and our county which is something I can’t say for the other presidential candidate. As for Tomasky, he needs to take a lesson on humility, something he knows nothing about. I think I’ll just cancel my subscription to Newsweek now like so many other people that I have talked to this morning, we are totally disgusted with the output from this low life.