LOL, I can already hear the cavalcade of indignation! “What do you mean”? “How can you say that”? “Communist”!
Stop it, you are tearing me up in laughter!
This seemingly audacious claim is not the equal and opposite reaction to four years of hypocritical tea baggery nor a reply to Senator Mitch McConnell’s proclamation to help make President Obama a one term president.
This statement comes from the fact that there is virtually ZERO chance that Willard Romney will secure enough support from the citizenry nor enough votes in general to overcome the following realities:
1) At least 48-50% of the electorate will not support him,
2) that Republican efforts to traitorously suppress voter access and turnout speaks to their fear of the 80%, record turnout of 2008 which resulted in the record breaking vote for Barack Obama,
3) an apathetic percentage within the voting age population,
4) the fact that “the franchise” is inconsistently and unbalanced for the incarcerated and paroled in the US, making the voices of these yes citizens under, and I would add unfairly, represented.
So what the facts show is that while Romney may eek out a dubious electoral “win” and by statute be proclaimed the President of the United States, we can see that he will hardly have the support of the nation as a whole to become the leader of America and subsequently his presidency would be shrouded in a quasi-illegitimacy and certainly will never have a functional “mandate” to rule — even while he rhetorically devises one in the recesses of his imagination.
Romney’s “47%” comment notwithstanding, where he essentially said that this percentage of fellow Americans are not his concern, and revealed in points 2-4 above show us is that there is an unheard voice within America that may not be represented. While the Republicans in general and Romney by way of his 47% comment specifically discard this segment of the population, their presence will be felt in myriad socio-economic ways ranging from education, to nutrition, to healthcare, to transportation, to employment (or unemployment, AFDC and the like) to the costs of incarceration should these former unmet needs find them resorting to the underground or alternative economies and/or crime.
The Republicans/Romney could opt for Paul Ryan’s solution and essentially let them run amok as the US devolves into an Ayn Randian dystopia. But here too the “libertarian” crowd will rue the day as disease and crime would undoubtedly outpace “law and order,” reverting the country into not a Randian dystopia but more probably something more resembling a neo-feudal cesspool.
Avoiding this dilemma and preserving America will then fall to the Senate Democrats (now predicted to retain majority within the Senate) to neutralize a Ryan/Romney/Republican crusade on America and to, in turn coining McConnell’s pronouncement, “make Romney a one-term president” and neuter his agenda! (Refer to previous post on this topic).
So we can see that even if Willard “Mitt” Romney becomes the 45th President of the United States, he will do so with a minority of support and with a country more fractured than anytime since the Civil War. Romney will not have a mandate for anything and quite the contrary; will have to “govern” a country that at least functionally, and I would add patriotically, does not “have his back”.
In this circumstance, good luck Mr. Romney. Democratic Senators, do your thing!