The Bald-Faced Hypocrisy of Mitt Romney
by Charles Lemos, Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 11:20:09 PM EDT
“All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are ENTITLED to healthcare, to food, to housing, 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. ” --Mitt Romney in Boca Raton, Florida on May 17, 2012
By now it should be quite clear that Mitt Romney is as loathsome an individual as any that has ever disgraced our national stage. Simply put Mitt Romney is the most unqualified person ever to seek the presidency in my lifetime, perhaps ever. Without a doubt, he is certainly the most disingenuous and bald-faced hypocrite ever to seek the White House. He is a farce, one would hasten to add that he is a perfect parody of a plutocrat but for the fact that he actually is a plutocrat with his own bizarre sense of entitlement. It is a lark to hear him put such emphasis on the word when he denigrates half the country for not be eligible to pay income taxes especially given the fact that he is clearly eligible to pay said taxes and yet it still remains less than clear that year in and year out whether Mittens has offered up his pittance to Federal coffers. It takes some chutzpah to stroll down that road but chutzpah is a commodity for which Mitt “I believe in America but bank in the Caymans” Romney has never lacked.
My mind harkens back to a November 2007 GOP Presidential debate in which Mitt Romney attacked John Edwards for suggesting that such was the state of poverty in this country that are “Two Americas.” Spewing his venomous retort, Romney said this that night:
”Every time I listen to someone like John Edwards get on TV and say there are two Americas, I just want to -- I just want to throw something at the TV, because there are not two Americas. There's one America. We are a nation united. We face extraordinary challenges right now. And Democrats dividing us and tearing down this country are doing exactly the wrong thing.”
At the time I was undecided and hadn’t settled on a candidate for the Democratic nomination but Romney’s comments led me that night to cut a cheque to the Edwards’ campaign if only to spur demand for new TV sets in the Romney households, plural. One America indeed, Mr Romney.
Or take this recent broadside, now even more mockable for its mendacity, launched by Romney at the President at a Romney-Ryan campaign just last month in Chillicothe, Ohio:
Over the last four years, this President has pushed Republicans and Democrats as far apart as they can go. And now he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces. If an American president wins that way, we all lose. But he won't win that way. America is one Nation under God. ... So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.
Yes, he demonizes 47 percent of Americans yet he panders to the top tenth of one percent. It would seem it is time to Mittens to return to his lair in La Jolla or whichever of his many homes he so prefers. He should step down as the nominee of the Republican Party for he is clearly unfit to serve as President.