Basket Case

With the conventions behind us now, it’s safe to say the GOP misfired in terms of reintroducing Mitt and cementing their stances as credible (I’m looking at you, Paul Ryan), while the Democrats unleashed their inner Rowdy Roddy Piper.

A new CNN/ORC poll released yesterday now shows President Barack Obama with a six-point lead over his opponent, GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Romney must have predicted the four-point bump since I’ve noticed he is beginning to throw in everything but the kitchen sink during his campaign stops.

The Republican candidate has been attaching the President to the potential mandatory military spending cuts this January from the Budget Control Act passed by Congress last year. What Romney forgets to mention is that his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan supported and voted for the Act.

During an appearance on “Face the Nation” this past weekend, Ryan was grilled like a fish by Norah O’Donnell on the subject.

Ryan comes off as if he is the third clone from the Michael Keaton film, Multiplicity.

On August 1, 2011, Paul Ryan did indeed vote for the Budget Control Act (which included the cuts mentioned by Ms. O’Donnell).

If it doesn’t work out with Ryan, it looks like Mitt Romney made a new friend this past weekend in televangelist Pat Robertson, who joined Romney out on the campaign trail.

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A brief recap of some of Mr. Robertson’s finest moments:

  • Advised against adopting children because: “you just never know what’s been done to a child before you get that child; what kind of sexual abuse there has been, what kind of cruelty, what kind of food deprivation”
  • Claimed the devastating Haitian earthquake occurred due to the fact Haiti “swore a pact to the Devil”
  • Believes that God will destroy America because of same-sex marriage.

During a stop with the old crazy preacher from Poltergeist II, Romney drank from his own sippy cup of crazy juice, claiming: “I will not take God off our coins and I will not take God out of my heart. We’re a nation that’s bestowed by God.”

Ignoring the bestowed portion, Romney is referencing the temporary omission of the word “God” from the Democrat’s platform last week, which was quickly restored at the request of President Obama (information that Romney leaves out).

The current administration at no point has announced intentions to remove “God off our coins.” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded, “The President believes as much that God should be taken off a coin as he does that aliens will attack Florida.”

It may be worth Romney continuing the insanity just for the responses from the Obama team.

If this is how Mittens behaves after the conventions, I can’t wait to see him after the debates.

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