My Dad Cheats

From the Daily Kos:

In January 2012, Mitt and Craig Romney did a small rally in Plymouth, Iowa. At that rally, Mitt Romney admitted he tripped his daughter-in-law, who had just given birth, in order to win a family race.

CRAIG ROMNEY: …And it was down to my wife and my dad over here.

ROMNEY: I tripped her.

CRAIG ROMNEY: And it was kind of in the home stretch in the run there. And she had a slight lead on him. And he said that in that moment, he decided he was going to win that race or he was going to die trying. And you see this fight to the finish, and he went for this — he gave it everything he had. He gave it a good kick and he beat her in the end. And he did almost die trying, by the way.

He passed out in a lawn chair and we didn’t see him the rest of the day. He barely made lot of life. But it’s that type of hard work, it’s that type of determination, I think, that we need in the White House.

The Atlantic Wire, January 31, 2012

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been following the Romney campaign. It does bring up a question:  with only a few weeks left and his campaign turning into a sad anecdote in history, to what ends will Mitt go to trip his opponent and win the race?

Wealth and Power

 

In a new editorial from Robert Reich we get this summary:

“Everything America is learning about Mitt Romney — his tax returns, his years at Bain Capital, the video of his speech to high-end donors in which he belittles half of America, his gaffes, the budget policies he promotes — repeat and reenforce the same underlying reality. So much wealth and power have accumulated at the top of America that our economy and our democracy are seriously threatened. Romney not only represents this problem. He is the living embodiment of it.”

You can read the entire article on Robert Reich’s weblog or at Nation of Change.

In light of the recent doctored video the GOP has dug out of the annals of history and carefully edited to make it sound like Obama was advocating something he was was not, Mitt the Twitt is actually the advocate for the distribution of wealth:  take from the needy and give to the rich because in this country, it’s the successful millionaires and billionaires who are important, not the freeloaders under the top one percent and especially not the mythical 47% that Romney so callously dismisses.

Which candidate is running on a platform of wealth & power and which candidate is running to represent all the people in the United States of America? Remember, it’s “We the People”:  rich, poor, Democrat, Republican, young, old, and even a few Hollywood types that make up this country. Which candidate talks the talk but hides from or dismisses evidence that he is incapable of walking the walk?

I suppose many voters in this country do not understand much of the financial and social argument surrounding this election but there is one verifiable observation which is vital in making a decision come November:  which candidate has to rely on the big lie to give his candidacy any impetus? Would you vote for an unapologetic liar?

 

Buyer Remorse

Oh Mitt! Say it isn’t so …

“There are 47 percent who are with him [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. These are people who pay no income tax. …

And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Three things:

Mitt doesn’t differentiate Democrats from Republicans. His base must see all these freeloaders as being Democrats but it’s not true and Mitt’s supporters are going to vote for him no matter how disastrous he would be for this country, but not all Republican voters are firm Romney supporters. I expect we will see a significant number of Republicans crossing over to vote Democratic because they now see that the Republican candidate is not concerned for their welfare and in fact has insulted them (There was that 50-something white Southern Baptist that declared he was now going to have to vote for the muslim).

Democrats are going to be sure to get out and vote against such a twitt. Doesn’t Romney know that most of the people getting some form of government assistance are either too old or too young to be earning enough income to pay income taxes (they do pay social security, sales tax, local tax, etc.) or they are working two or more jobs trying to put food on their family’s table and still not earning enough to pay income taxes. Fact is, some of the hardest working people in this country are a large part of Romney’s idea of freeloaders on the teat of government.

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