As Mitt Romney, Karl Rove and other millionaires desperate to save their tax breaks prepare to convene in Utah this weekend, we look back on a week when the Euro could have fallen apart, but didn’t. The GOP could have actually looked at the dangers of high-powered guns on the border, but didn’t. The Supreme Court could have ruled on ObamaCare, but didn’t. The Fed could have done something about the mewing economy, but didn’t. Mitt Romney could have taken a coherent stand on immigration, but didn’t. And the media could have gone crazy about a poll showing the President up by 13 points, but didn’t.
Here’s how Twitter made sense of a week that didn’t:
Ah, democracy! Nothing like waiting on pins and needles to find out whether five guys will knock down a law that took a year to write&pass.
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) June 21, 2012
‘Spain is not Greece’, ‘Portugal is not Greece’, ‘Greece is not Ireland’, ‘Spain is neither Ireland nor Portugal’ yfrog.com/nyisuyxj
— Gemma Galdon Clavell (@gemmagaldon) June 20, 2012
My real #fastandfurious questions: 1) Why are high power firearms on sale in the US to begin with? 2) Drug war succeeding much?
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 20, 2012
— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) June 18, 2012
Heckling at Bernanke’s press conference today should consist entirely of journalists yelling out a definition of “dual mandate”
— Daniel Gross (@grossdm) June 20, 2012
Given his view that Congress hasn’t helped enough, and it’s adding uncertainty, I wonder if Bernanke’s going to vote Republican in 2012.
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) June 20, 2012
Romney wants to staple a green card to your diploma if you get an advanced degree here (Chuck Schumer’s bill). How about it, GOP House?
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) June 21, 2012
Romney camp holds conference call to knock Obama on jobs but ends it abruptly after three straight questions on immigration.
— Neil King, WSJ (@NKingofDC) June 20, 2012
Serious question: What do conservatives think of Romney’s refusal to say he’d repeal Obama’s new immigration policy?
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 22, 2012
SCOTUS ruling on healthcare could be delayed as Justice Scalia unsure how many exclamation points to put after “Suck it, Obama” in decision.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) June 22, 2012
.@MittRomney How are you polling with gay Latinos?
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 19, 2012
BREAKING: 64% of Republicans believe Sandusky basement IS sound-proofed.
— Michael Tomasky (@mtomasky) June 22, 2012