The following letter is a response to Roger L. Simon, Cofounder and CEO of Pajamas Media (PJTV), in his article Romney Derangement Syndrome1, March 17, 2012 in which he writes:
“”Psychotherapists often talk about the difference between “wanting to be right” and “getting what we want.” Many of us, myself included, often prefer to be right — or what we believe to be right — even if it interferes with our larger goals.
This is the kind of behavior that destroys marriages. It can also have a detrimental impact on politics and the world at large.
At this moment, we can observe it in some people’s reactions to Mitt Romney. They are sure they are right that something is wrong with Romney and everything he says … or doesn’t… or supposedly doesn’t… is construed as evidence of this.”” Read rest of PJ Media article here.1
Thanks Roger for determining I’m deranged. I’ll be sure to get a professional second opinion first thing tomorrow, as soon as I enjoy the last glowing flames from my daily Romney doll burning ritual.
(somehow fitting only 1 Romney bobbles to the right)
Please Mr. Simon do not confuse a talent for writing fiction with a talent for applying reason over all things political lest your faithful “divorce” you.
Mutual pot shots aside I will get to refuting claims with fact.
Contention 1: Lack of trust that Mr. Romney will actually keep his word is akin to a mental disorder.
Fact: Romney advisor Norn Coleman openly states Obamacare will not be fully repealed.2
Contention 2: “No evidence” (your words) that Romney doesn’t understand Obama, is worthy of assuming that he does.
Fact: After this long on the campaign trail there is no excuse for “No evidence.” Either he does and can demonstrate, or he doesn’t and can’t. Inferring unsubstantiated capacity on a candidate is how we ended up with Obama.
Contention 3: A foolish comment of one person is indicative of those who refuse to accept Romney’s claim to be “severely conservative.”3
Fact: This is the same juvenile emotional tactic used by the Democratic Socialist Party and flea bitten feral OWS protestors. Did I just stutter? Roger if you wish to refute the justification of the claims of millions of Republicans that Mr. Romney as neither conservative nor viable as a result, you must be capable of arguing against legitimate criticism rather than projecting the rambling of some unnamed fool. Using your own retort to Michael Walsh, you fail to demonstrate the capacity to refute a reasonable observation, and as I’ve already shown “no evidence” is unworthy granting credibility.
Contention 4: Ill feelings toward Romney are both personal and somehow due to differences with other candidates.
Fact: Most who associate themselves with the Republican Party do not personally know Romney. We can only judge him by his actions. His record as Governor was liberal across the board with few redeeming exceptions. His opponents by comparison had moderate to conservative records with liberal exceptions. As fellow deranged Republican Thomas Sowell put it “The biggest fighting issue for Republicans is ObamaCare. Can the author of RomneyCare as governor of Massachusetts make that an effective issue by splitting hairs over state versus federal mandates?”4
Contention 5: Romney is resented because he is an “Elite,” even hated by some. (see projection Item 3)
Fact: Our first President was the “Elite” of the elites and is still revered by most Republicans as our greatest President. Reagan was arguably a Hollywood elite who became Governor of the most prosperous state in the Union solidifying him among the elite as you would agree. Do I need to remind you of how most Republicans view him? The difference being he and Washington had clearly established conservative credentials with a few exceptions from Reagan’s past as Governor.
After all insults and rebuttals is this simple fact: Romney’s actions as Governor, as well as the most profound and enduring consequence of judicial appointments, have been so lacking in conservatism as to prompt even the Boston Globe to observe 2005:
“Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans, has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters (75%) of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or independents – including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show. In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 un-enrolled voters, and 14 registered Democrats.”
So Mr. Simon, the next time you intend to equate those who research and report facts with being deranged, ponder the image of a Romney bobble head.
Speaking of burning bobble heads Simon, did you feel unusually warm this morning?
Read also: A “Dear Ann” Letter 5