Wednesday, June 20, 2012

No decent answers!

The oatmeal has hit the fan! 

Do you remember those missing resumes from Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's office? They've suddenly been found, but people are wondering where they've been all this time. 


....Mandel, the GOP nominee against U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), released 33 of the 34 remaining resumes to state Democrats, saying they have been "voluntarily presented" to his office. The release followed weeks of Mandel's office saying it did not have all the resumes for staffers hired by the Tea Party favorite to fill posts in the treasurer's office. Several of the resumes, according to the Dayton Daily News are for longtime political aides or friends of Mandel... 

.....Democrats, who have been seeking the resumes since 2011, were alternately denied or ignored by Mandel's office, at one point receiving the entire state payroll as a response. The Dayton Daily News reported allegations of "cronyism" in Mandel's office earlier this year, and The Huffington Post reported that Mandel dispatched his debt-management director to a beginner's class in the subject when he was first hired. 

The delivery of the resumes comes the same day as questions from Brown's campaign about Mandel's attendance at five events in Washington. The event schedule for Mandel released by Brown's campaign includes four fundraisers and a conference call with members of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Thirty GOP senators helped raise money for the 34-year-old at one of the fundraisers...

Josh Mandel has told so many lies that it will be difficult to believe anything he says.

•  Mitt Romney and his campaign don't want you or the media to ask questions about their solution to the immigration policy announced by President Obama.  Romney has indicated that he opposes President Obama's new policy.


What’s on the mind of a campaign’s message machine may not be the burning issue in journalists’ minds. When Mitt Romney’s campaign held a conference call with reporters on Wednesday morning to discuss what it called President Obama’s “record of failure on the economy,” the first three questions from reporters were about Mr. Romney’s views on immigration. Campaign press aides abruptly ended the conversation.....

The other problem might be that Grover Norquist, the Koch Brothers, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the right wingers, haven't told Mitt Romney what to say on this particular subject on immigration.  Romney is the perfect person to be manipulated by Norquist and the rest of the bunch.   This is what Norquist wants in a Republican President: (from the Daily Beast)

...Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared....

In other words, Norquist and the Republicans want a non-thinking, puppet, to do as told.  No thinking or questioning will be allowed.  That sounds like Romney!