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November 11, 2012

Mendacity and Malice Won...Obama A "political narcissistic sociopath"

Mendacity and Malice Won

by Mary Matalin

What happened? A political narcissistic sociopath leveraged fear and ignorance with a campaign marked by mendacity and malice rather than a mandate for resurgence and reform. Instead of using his high office to articulate a vision for our future, Obama used it as a vehicle for character assassination, replete with unrelenting and destructive distortion, derision, and division.

Mitt Romney distinguished himself and conservatism with a grounded, courageous, forward-thinking problem-solving reform agenda for a nation ready to renew and starved for leadership and maturity. He is a man of integrity and character, as is his whole family. And unlike in the 1996 and 2008 Republican campaigns, which — though led by men of great personal integrity — were marked by dead-end policy prescriptions, Romney/Ryan laid a durable philosophical and policy foundation for the next generation of conservative leadership.

Unfortunately and unfortuitously, forces of nature bookended the general election: Our convention was compromised by one weather disaster and our momentum stalled by another. Two human hurricanes also radically altered the political atmosphere: Bill Clinton’s unique windbaggery constituted a campaign updraft, while Chris Christie’s deplorable and gratuitous gas-baggery infused the campaign with a toxic political pollution.

We live to fight again.

Wild Thing's comment...............

Absolutely great write up by Mary Matalin.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 11, 2012 03:40 AM


I agree with a lot of her statement. One of my worries is that the GOP will promote Christie in 2016. I don't like much about him.

As for 2012, I thought the GOP was pretty screwed early in the GOP primary. The GOP agreed to debates run by liberals, mistake #1. Then the real conservatives attacked each other more than presenting plans/policies for the future and more than attacking obama, mistake #2. They supplied the MSM and obama with infinite ammo to chastise the eventual GOP candidate, Mitt Romney. I fully expect exactly the same performance in 2016, if there is a 2016.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 11, 2012 01:30 PM