Please. I don’t expect perfection of anyone; least of all a politician. I am no fool nor am I a believer. I won’t have The President’s image tattooed on my chest; and I will wash my hand again; eventually; if I ever have the distinct honor of shaking his hand. Presidents are human and it pays to remember that.
I have great respect for Barrack Obama and yet I don’t expect to like everything he does or expect him to never lie or even think he doesn’t break right down and say Gee-Golly once in a while.
I do have expectations; just not impossible ones. I do expect……………..
I expect a president whose policies benefit everyone and whose taxes are not only for those who can least afford them.
I refuse to accept a president who only taxes the poor and middle class. I refuse to accept a president who defines “Middle Class” as 200k -500k per year and then claims he will cut taxes on the “Middle Class”. Only a blind, out of touch billionaire like Mitt would describe that as middle class or would have the huge hairy balls to say such a thing to people who are just scraping by or who are not able to.
Unless he is willing to concede that anyone making less than 200k is living below the poverty line and should pay no income tax but I don’t think that is part of his definition. I’ll bet when he reveals his tax plan; he defines middle class as 3000-199,999.
The question isn’t; what has Mitt Romney lied about? The question is; what hasn’t he lied about? Um; let me think. I remember he once said that his father was born in Mexico. That’s one. Um; That’s about the only one I can think of.
Seriously though Mitt Romney has lied about:
His record as Governor of Massachusetts. He claims to have been a bipartisan Governor but as it turns out he actually was completely unsuccessful at working with his Democratic legislature.
800 bills passed by the legislature.
800 Romney vetoes.
800 successful votes to override Romney’s veto
Taxes on middle class went up 1200 dollars.
Romney lowered taxes on the wealthiest 278 families and then increased the states fees for everything from marriage licences to breathing permits. It turns out that such increases primarily effect the poor and the middle class. Imagine that. Huge tax increase. Huge.
Romney lied about his position on abortion, (face right) “I don’t like it at all” (face left) “I like it a little bit”; his 5 trillion-dollar tax cut for the wealthy; forgotten when he got to the debates. (As if nobody was paying attention for the past two years when he was touting this tax cut to his wealthy republican base.)
He lied about being a bully. Not only is he an obvious bully but he was proven to be a bully all his life. He shows it when he rudely interrupts; then when corrected for it; insists that he be heard. He shows it when he smirks at his opponent after making a condescending remark.
You know? You can learn a lot about a man by looking at his personality and character during High School. The saying goes that the problem with many marriages is that the woman believes the man will change; but he never does. The rest is that the man expects the woman will never change; but she always does.
My point is that men are generally the people they will always be by the time they are in high school. They just learn to hide the less pleasant aspects of their personality as they mature.
Mitt Romney certainly wasn’t hiding his true self when he lead a group of his fellow students in shaving the head of a student they believed was gay back during his golden days at the Cranbrook Academy, a prestigious boys-only private school in Bloomfield Hills. Romney claims that Cranbrook was one of the most educational experiences in his life, developing his social and critical-thinking skills.
Now there is a man I want for my president. Perhaps he would like to use the same tactic in fighting terrorists; shave their beard to humiliate and degrade them; the beard being an important thing for a man of Islam.
This tendency to try to kill a man’s spirit is seen in his smirking air of superiority during the debates. As if he thought that his act of “High and Mighty White Man” would somehow intimidate the easily fooled black man; who is after all; only a Negro in the mind of Mitt.
But Mitt failed to realize; because it would never occur to him; that he was facing a real human being with real feelings and real emotions. A man who is able to empathise with the people and has realistic plans to help them.
He failed to note that far from being like himself; a white shell with no soul; Barrack Obama is an intelligent, thoughtful man who has taken the time to analyze the condition our nation and our people are in and formulate concrete plans and objectives to help the entire nation.
A man who actually gives a shit.
A man; a Black man who; despite what Romney and his band of racist republican fascists believed would happen; was able to gather the support of the majority of the American people and become President.
A man who takes his job seriously and does what he says; says what he believes and believes that this country can be a place where everyone is sure of a life with dignity.
Mitt failed to see this because he doesn’t believe such people really exist. Liars often believe their behavior is normal and that everyone lies as they do.
In 1994, Romney said, “It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam, but nor did I take any actions to remove myself from the pool of young men who were eligible for the draft.” LIE!– he took several steps to remove himself from the draft eligibility pool. he applied for and was granted a deferment to do Mormon Missionary work in; get this; France.
The website, Republican-candidates.org says:
Before joining college, Romney had received a deferment from the draft as a Mormon ‘minister of religion’ for the duration of his missionary work in France, which lasted two and a half years. At the time, there was an agreement of sorts between the church and the Selective Service allowing exemptions from the draft for missionaries. Before and after his missionary deferment, Romney also received nearly three years of deferments for his academic studies.
By 2007, Romney, a presidential candidate, argued. “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there, and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam.” LIE! (see above)
Many wealthy republicans failed to serve in Viet Nam.
Vice President Dick Cheney got five deferments to stay out of Vietnam.
Republican advisor and SuperPac founder Karl Rove got three deferments.
President Bush did not serve in Viet Nam either, but joined the Texas National Guard and played pilot for the duration.
Mitt Romney lied about his participation in Bane Capital. He lied about his taxes.
He lied about his wife’s horse for God’s sake. Mitt said, “I hardly know the horsie”
Mitt lied about the nature of Bane Capital and he lied about the nature of the deals he is so proud of and that brought him such wealth. I could go on but as I say; the list is nearly inexhaustible.
Ah yes. Mitt Romney and three of his billionaire friends extorted 12 million dollars from the United States Government at a time that our economy was in the depths of the Republican recession.
a. First he condemned the President for saving the auto industry.
b. Then he and his friends decided to cash in on the deal themselves.
c. They purchased the only company making the parts for GM and Chrysler and then threatened to move that company overseas (costing 25,000 American Auto Industry jobs).
d. Then, when the auto industry was being saved by government loans; they threatened to stop production and shipment of parts unless paid 12 million dollars as part of the bailout.
“Don’t do the bailout; it’s a bad idea.” Claimed it would harm America. Then extorted the “America ruining” money for himself. In America; we call this “Extortion” and if we did it; we would receive; not 12 million dollars; I can assure you of that. Twelve years perhaps.
Romney and his family made a profit of over 15 million dollars from the US Auto bailout loans in 2009. Ethics investigations are pending.
“The American people have a right to know about Governor Romney’s potential conflicts of interest, such as the profits his family made from the auto rescue,” said UAW President Bob King. “It’s time for Governor Romney to disclose or divest.
“The company Romney founded, Bain Capital, continues to devastate American workers and communities by closing profitable U.S. facilities and shifting work to China to make even more profits. A current example happening today is Bain closing a profitable Sensata plant in Freeport, Ill. While Romney was opposing the rescue of one of the nation’s most important manufacturing sectors, he was building his fortunes with his Delphi investor group, making his fortunes off the misfortunes of others. These are all examples of the Romney economy we can expect if Romney becomes president,” King added.
Now he is lying about Chrysler’s supposed intention to move several factories to China. Chrysler has called him a liar; stating that they have no intention of moving anything to China. They say he is fantisizing and indulging in flights of fancy.
Chrysler does intend to build Jeep plants in China; but no American jobs will be lost. They are not moving American plants to China.
He lied about his plans for Medicare. He lied about his non-existent plan to replace the only good health care bill ever passed. He lied about having a plan and then he lied about its coverage telling America during the debates that. “Well my plan is very complicated but I CAN tell you that pre-existing conditions are covered.” He has since admitted this lie; finally saying that his plan would not cover those conditions.
He just lies. He lies whenever it will benefit him and his fortune. Mitt’s motto? “Why tell the truth; when a lie will serve as well.
If Mitt Romney is willing to steal from the people of the United States now; what do you think he would do if he was actually elected? If he is willing to fuck the American worker as a Capitalist Raider; what else is he willing to do? How much more influence and power would he have that he could use to steer billions of dollars more into the hands of his super-wealthy friends and family?
Let’s face it. Lyin’ Mitt is UN-FIT.