Is Mitt A Bigger Joke Now After The Convention?

It was Mitt Romney’s night to shine and as you may have heard, he was upstaged by an empty chair. As writer Jamelle Bouie quipped on Twitter, “This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.” Indeed it was.

But the entirety of the RNC was perhaps more sincerely summed up by Sen. Lindsey Graham who reportedly described the challenge ahead for the Republican party. “The demographics race we’re losing badly,” the senior senator from South Carolina explained. “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long-term.”

If the Republican party isn’t generating enough angry white guys, it’s not for want of trying. A whole army of them launched the Ron Paul revolution on the convention floor. The conservative movement is splintering. The Ron Paul supporters deserve credit for showing a commitment to the cause and frankly they did get shafted by the Republican establishment in the rule change.

There was at least one bright spot in the convention. Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah is the daughter of Hatian immigrants and may become the first black Republican woman in Congress. This is a woman with potential to be a real star in the Republican party, but she’s going to have to get past the entrenched racism in current parts of the conservative movement.

On the whole, though, the convention looked more like the staging ground for the 2016 race then it did a decisive win for Mitt Romney. Republicans will undoubtedly do all they can to try and defeat President Obama, but if at the end of the party it’s the empty chair that’s more memorable than the presidential nominee, shouldn’t we be talking about Mitt as the empty suit?

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Wendy Schroeder
Wendy Schroeder5 years ago

Absolutely. He a joke that started the whole world laughing but if he wins the whole world will be crying.

Michael G.
Michael T5 years ago

Lauren please accept this green star for your comment about conservatives.

Lauren G.
Lauren Goldman5 years ago

JMarie F., the following quote was penned just for you:

"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people....
it is true that most stupid people are conservative."
~ John Stuart Mill

Alice D.
Alice C5 years ago

Mitt, you just keep demanding that Americans answer the question: are you better off than you were four years ago? But just don't answer it yourself, cause that would mean releasing more than two years of tax returns.

Stephen Colbert

ann paveletz
.5 years ago

He is worse than a joke. He is pathetic..get a you can be fired.Ann

James Kelly
Mike K5 years ago


Tax the pants off corporations and multimillionaires and then count the jobs they create to get the tax exemption like they did under the Eisenhower taxes. We tried the Trickle Down, and after 30 years we realize that it doesn't work. It was a scam meant to make fat billionaires fatter and richer.

In the words of the Big Dog: "We're not going to double down on trickle down."

The Ryan/Romney team is a tired, old, unfunny joke.

James Kelly
Mike K5 years ago

EXXON Mobil, the most profitable corporation in the world, pays ZERO taxes. Bank of America, a rather large corporation, pays ZERO income taxes. Where, exactly are the jobs they have created? GE pays ZERO income tax. They create millions of jobs in China with all the money they've saved.

Mitt Romney who makes twenty million dollars a year when he is "unemployed" paid 13.8% taxes for one year. There is no evidence, whatsoever, that he has ever paid any income tax in ANY other year besides 2010. Mitt Romney hasn't created one, single job in 10 years with his twenty million dollars a year in untaxed income, unless you're counting the banker and money counter jobs in Switzerland, the Caymans and Bermuda.

When a company and/or a multi millionaire has low taxes the money is socked away in an offshore bank account, just like EXXON Mobil, Bank of America, GE and Mitt Romney's money is today, and their "job creation" is ZERO just like it is today.

When a company or multi millionaire has high taxes, they take that profit money and reinvest it in the corporation, business, or in a new, startup company. They buy new equipment, build new factories, and hire new employees to gain the tax exemption that they seek.

Tax the pants off corporations and multimillionaires and then count the jobs they create to get the tax exemption like they did under the Eisenhower taxes. We tried the Trickle Down, and after 30 years we realize that it doesn't work. It was a scam meant to make fat b

Ralph Henderson
Ralph Henderson5 years ago

How could he be a bigger joke?

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton5 years ago

I believe this man willhurt us financially.

Dan B.
Dan Brook5 years ago

Rmoney Lyin' Ryan = of, by, and for the rich white men.

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, untrustworthy, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-health, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-education, anti-equal pay, anti-99%, pro-banks, pro-big corporations, pro-voter suppression, union busting, Medicare mashing and Social Security slashing, fiscally irresponsible, misleading, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, dishonest, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

Don't make a Mittstake. NEVER vote for Republicans!