(Article changed on September 20, 2012 at 13:05)We all know that the Republicans will lie about everything, just to get elected and be able to rule, not run, this country. Mitt Romney is an incredible example of this syndrome and, thankfully, he doesn't even know how to get out of his own way.
The Republican Candidate for President is known for saying things that are not only not true, but also inflammatory and then not knowing that he should back away from those things. Here is an example of that kind of specific, inflammatory statement, which, if the USA is fortunate, will prevent Romney from being elected. This came from a newsletter put out by CREDOaction:
"Mitt Romney will say anything to the American people to get to the White House. He'll say anything to help himself and his rich buddies rise to power. And normally he'll say anything to hide his true disdain for most Americans.
Here's Mitt Romney's exact, unbelievable quote:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, 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. That ... that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...These are people who pay no income tax... [M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
CREDOaction continues with this:
In fact, even conservative columnist David Brooks is appalled by Mitt Romney's statements. He writes in the New York Times:
The people who receive the disproportionate share of government spending are not big-government lovers. They are Republicans. They are senior citizens. They are white men with high school degrees. As Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution has noted, the people who have benefited from the entitlements explosion are middle-class workers, more so than the dependent poor.
Mitt Romney's statement exposes the Republican presidential candidate's deeply skewed world view: anyone who is starving deserves it. Homeless people deserve it. People who are sick and can't afford health care (because people like Mitt Romney have given health insurance executives free rein to drive up the cost of healthcare for the sake of their bottom line) deserve to choose between treatment and bankruptcy.
This writer may be the most fortunate of editorial writers, as the Republicans seem to be writing their own ending themselves, and long before the public gets to vote them down.
But wait, there's more: Mitt Romney said to that same gathering of high dollar contributors that he felt disadvantaged, because he was born to a rich white family, not to a Mexican family. He pointed out that his father was born in Mexico to a US family, and had he been born a Mexican, he's have a better chance of being President.
This guy just doesn't know when to shut his mouth! It is incredible that he continues to say this kind of thing " even when his own party tells him to stop. He got his own party to start telling him to tone it down, because they see that he is writing his own ticket to lose.
Mark Karlin, Political Editor of Truth-Out.com, wrote this:
"No, he didn't use those exact words, but in condemning 47 percent of the nation for paying no income taxes, Romney was denigrating the sacred base of the modern GOP: the Deep South.
In a nutshell, here's why: seven of the lowest ten paying states in income taxes are in the Deep South. Yes stretching from South Carolina to Texas, the states that have the highest percentage of people Romney considers leeches on the government are in the GOP Southern Strategy vote belt. And if you toss in Idaho, which is a red state, you have eight of the lowest paying states in income taxes getting a sneering kick from Romney."
And Karlin goes on to write: Romney's foundation for any chance of electoral victory is composed basically of welfare states."
In an article in New York magazine Jonathan Chait wrote, "The Real Romney Captured on Tape Turns Out to Be a Sneering Plutocrat"
"Presidential campaigns wallow so tediously in pseudo-events and manufactured outrage that our senses can be numbed to the appearance of something genuinely momentous. Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments at a fund-raiser are such an event -- they reveal something vital about Romney, and they disqualify his claim to the presidency."
Mr. Chait continues with: "the video exposes an authentic Romney as a far more sinister character than I had imagined. Here is the sneering plutocrat, fully in thrall to a series of pernicious myths that are at the heart of the mania that has seized his party. He believes that market incomes in the United States are a perfect reflection of merit. Far from seeing his own privileged upbringing as the private-school educated son of an auto executive-turned-governor as an obvious refutation of that belief, Romney cites his own life, preposterously, as a confirmation of it. ("I have inherited nothing. Everything I earned I earned the old fashioned way.")
Mitt Romney is seriously deluded and most likely a pathological liar, to boot. What makes this writer happy is that others have written similar descriptions of Mitt Romney.
In one of the final paragraphs of his article, Mr. Chait says this, "Romney genuinely seems to conceive of the lowest-earning half of the population as implacably hostile parasites."
So the question is this: How can people even think of voting for such an elitist? A person who denigrates those of us who do not have wealth equal to his, or more?
Robert Schrum, in the Daily Beast on the Internet, wrote:
"There is a civil war gathering in the Republican Party. It looks more and more like a dispirited and disappointed collection of factions, preparing to lay blame for a lost presidential election and to do battle to shape a new direction for the Grand Old Party.
Last week the view hardened that the Republican nominee was in close to terminal trouble. Having lost the summer as he let the Obama campaign define him, having lost the conventions when he let Clint Eastwood step all over his acceptance speech, Mitt Romney spectacularly lost his head on Sept. 11 during the mob attack on U.S. diplomats in Egypt and Libya. He came across as a low-life opportunist rushing to exploit a national tragedy in order to score political points and then doubling down on this venal dumbness with a smirking and contentious press conference. This week he may well have finished the job, with a video leaking of him referring to 47 percent of the electorate as government moochers."
Last evening on the David Letterman show, President Barack Obama spoke quite eloquently about the nature of being the President. He chose his words carefully, not allowing himself to engage in a discussion of how wrong Mitt Romney is for the job, but allowing that it takes caring about 100% of the American People, when you are the President. The President must care about All of the People. While this is a very short overview of the interview with Letterman, we do hope that it is enough to satisfy.
One more thing to consider: When Romney was looking for Vice Presidential running mates, he asked them all to give him ten years' of tax returns; he won't even give the public that many years himself. Why? What, exactly, will we see that he doesn't want disclosed?
We leave you with those views to contemplate; what matters most is that everyone reading this, research it himself or herself. Only by knowing the truth, can The Truth Set You Free - free to vote for the right candidate in the upcoming presidential election. Truly, there is only one choice; you must make it yourself, and not allow your vote to be wasted.