That’s all I can say about the results of last night’s primary. Particularly in Massachusetts, I’m in shock. Granted, this is Massachusetts and there aren’t nearly as many republicans as there are democrats…but every single republican I’ve spoken to indicated complete and utter disgust with Mitt Romney and claimed they were voting for McCain.
I equate Romney to the manipulative bully in elementary school. Here’s what I mean.
You’re in school and a bully you’ve avoided forever comes up and starts telling you and your friends that he’s a decent kid. Then he proceeds to tell you how much you have in common (both like picking your noses, both like Pixie Stix). Next thing you know, he’s one of your friends whether you like it or not. But then you hear that he’s got his sights set on the popular kids. Suddently, he no longer likes picking his nose. He prefers to hang out by the swingset making new friends and chewing gum. But it gets worse…now he’s talking about you behind your back, mocking his old friends by saying that Pixie sticks are for losers.
Now let’s replace a few words:
You’re in MASSACHUSETTS and a SENATE CANDIDATE you REMEMBER FROM THE 90′S RUNS FOR GOVERNOR and starts telling you and your STATE that he’s a decent GUY. Then he proceeds to tell you how much you have in common (both PRO-CHOICE, both AGREE ON GAY EQUALITY). Next thing you know, he’s YOUR GOVERNOR whether you like it or not. But then you hear that he’s got his sights set on the PRESIDENCY. Suddently, he no longer likes THE GAYS AND THE LIBERALS. He prefers to hang out DOWN SOUTH making new friends. But it gets worse…now he’s talking about you behind your back, mocking his constituents by saying THEY’RE OUT OF TOUCH.
And despite all that you still vote for him? He’s changed his mind (or catered to his new demographic) just to get votes. He’s made fun of you nationally. He was an absentee governor for the final year of his term. He’s lied about his record in this state (yeah, he may have never raised taxes but he raised countless fees – it’s the same damn thing with a different name).
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