Posted by: johnhourihan | August 23, 2012

In the 50s, America was black and white


Fascism : often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

OK, let’s see what we know about Mitt Romney.
He put his dog on the roof of his car in a cage and went for a trip. When he got there the dog looked hot so he sprayed him with a hose, without taking him out of the cage.
He is proud to buy American. In fact he owns two Cadillacs and an SUV, and he has an elevator in his garage for his Cadillacs.
When he wants to bet with other politicians instead of saying “I’ll bet you a buck,” like normal people do, he says “I’ll bet you $10,000.
He paid 13% in taxes last year, even though he is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. As bad as that is, he won’t even tell us what he paid the 10 years before that.
When he was governor of Massachusetts he instituted Romneycare, a universal health insurance law that is the prototype for Obamacare. But now he says Obamacare is evil.
When he was the governor of Massachusetts he was against citizens owning automatic weapons. Now he sees nothing wrong with it.
When he was governor of Massachusetts he doubled the fees for gun licenses showing that he believes in our Constitutional rights for anyone who is rich enough to pay for them.
When he was governor of Massachusetts he was for legal abortion and now he is against it.
He says the president has stripped the work rule from welfare, but every non-partisan fact checker in the country says that is a lie.

He wants to cut taxes for the rich and raise taxes for the middle class.

He says Americans should get whatever “education they can pay for”.
When he worked in the private sector he “rescued” companies by closing factories and shipping their jobs overseas to cut the payroll.
He insulted the people of England and Poland, and while in Israel said that the Israeli GDP is about $21,000 per capita and the Palestinian GDP is about $10,000 per capita. Facts are that the Israeli GDP is more like $31,000 and the Palestinian GDP is closer to $1,500 per capita. He pointed out that the reason for the discrepancy between these two bordering places is “culture makes all the difference,” and  the “hand of Providence.”
That would be nice if it were true.
The economic difference between Israel and Palestine may have more to do with the fact that one country, Palestine, is partly occupied by the other country, Israel, and that Israel holds a tight rein over trade in many parts of Palestine.

He also told the Israelis that since the percentage  of their GDP spent on health care is a lot less than the percentage the U.S. spends , the U.S. should take a lesson from them. Israel, by the way, has universal health care,, similar to Obamacare.
During the Republican debates he said he felt the campaign for the presidency of the United States a was ”not the time to be questioning peoples’ words or integrity.”
He says, “Obamacare is a job-killer,” but the fact is that the CBO estimated in 2010 that the law would reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by roughly half a percent.
But that’s mostly because the law will give many people the opportunity to retire, stay at home with family or switch to part-time work, since they will be able to get health insurance more easily outside of their jobs. That voluntary retreat from the workforce, made possible by the law’s benefits, is not the same as employers slashing jobs because of the law’s costs, as Romney implies.
According to a Washington Post article quoting some of Mitt Romney’s high school friends at his upscale Michigan boys prep school, Mitt decided that a classmate who was reportedly teased for his nonconformity amongst the boys club atmosphere of little rich kids who wore ties and carried briefcases to school, should not wear his hair the way he wanted to.
It seems that the young man, who was reportedly teased and bullied for his possible homosexuality, had returned to school from the summer sporting a bleach blond hairdo that fell down over one eye.
It raised a stir on the campus.
You would hope at this point in the story someone who is running for the presidency of the United States would do something heroic, such as stand beside the young classmate and tell others to accept him for who he is, or at the very least tell his friends to refrain from picking on the boy.
Mitt didn’t quite do that.
The son of a governor took it upon himself to plan for him and some friends to march to the boys room, grab him, hold him down and hack off his hair.
So I guess when it comes to bullying we know which side he is on.
So I guess when it comes to homosexuality we know which side he’s on.

So when it comes to women’s rights We know where he stands.
So I guess when it comes forcing people to conform to his way of life I guess we know which side he’s on.
So I guess when it comes to the golden rule I guess we know which side he’s on.
So when it comes to handling weaker nations who don’t conform I guess we know which side he is on.
So when it comes to poor people – oh that’s right he isn’t worried about poor people, they won’t even be allowed in the club.
And when he talks about family values…. well.
Mitt is a loser, a bully, a homophobe, a pampered and entitled little son of the rich who believe men and women are not equal, and judges peoples’ worth by what religion they are.
So, knowing all these things about Mitt Romney why the hell are people, any people, still going to vote for him?
The difference between Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama seems as clear as the nose on your face.
It is like comparing apples and rotted peaches.
The two men are as different as black and white.
Oh, … now I get it.
Shame on you, America.

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Responses

  1. Glad I grew up in the America I grew up in! Glad you and those like you grew up just before me!


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