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Mitt…There you go again


As I said in a previous post, Mitt Romney….What can I say? this guy spooks me. He’s now far surpassed Al Gore as the spookiest serious candidate to ever run for for the office of President of the United States. And that’s saying something.

Not only has he more or less said he doesn’t care about 47% of the population,

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney says in one clip. “All right — there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.” He went on. “My job is not to worry about those people.” (source)

He has also stated he does not believe in working (if elected) toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan,

During the freewheeling conversation, a donor asked Romney how the “Palestinian problem” can be solved. Romney immediately launched into a detailed reply, asserting that the Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

“I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way.” Romney was indicating he did not believe in the peace process and, as president, would aim to postpone significant action: “[S]o what you do is, you say, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem…and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.” (source)

While I’m not so naive as to believe other presidential candidates in the past haven’t made stupid, careless, statements, or had thoughts concerning serious matters (which they kept to themselves!), this guy, as the old saying goes, TAKES THE CAKE!

4 comments on “Mitt…There you go again

  1. The reality of course is that neither candidate or party truly represents a Christian worldview. That is extremely obvious in spite of the fact that a huge percentage of professing Christians in America are backing one or the other of these candidates on the basis that they think the candidate in question is somehow much more “Christian” than the other one. I think that these people, on either side of the fence, are severely deluded.

    Beyond that, Mr Romney’s statement about “the 47%” was just more campaign hyperbole directed at the specific audience in attendance and NOT intended to be heard by the public at large. And while his point was impressive on its face, he very carefully made sure he did not reveal further details which would have rendered the whole thing a reason NOT to vote for him rather than the opposite. For example, the guy who wrote the book from which he got the 47% figure ALSO stated that the majority of that 47% who DON’T pay any taxes reside in RED (predominately Republican) states AND that the percentage of people NOT paying any taxes always decreases under Democrat administrations and always increases under Republican administrations. Additionally, the tax laws that facilitate these people not paying any taxes have been most often implemented by Republican majorities in government. But Mitt pulls out a small detail which he thinks he can leverage and uses it to basically insult a large percentage of hard working Americans behind their backs, while endearing himself to his wealthy backers by making THEM feel like the victims.

    As for the Palestinian comments, well, of course, he is trying to pander to the pro-Israel vote here before the same audience of well heeled conservative patrons. Again, he follows the same pattern of equating ALL Palestinians with extremism, just as he equated all people not paying taxes with being “Obama voters”, when, in reality, at least half of them are most likely Romney voters. I have no doubt that most Palestinians reject extremist and violence, but they are caught up in a no win situation between the abuse from the Israeli’s and the abuse from the Islamist bullies on the other side. Most of them would give just about anything to be able to live a quiet and peaceful life just as any of the rest of us would.

    Mitt’s comments were crude and insensitive and his campaign is showing itself to be more and more amateurish. I think this is rapidly becoming an election the Republicans can not win and one that the Democrats can not lose. And by that, I mean that EVEN if Mitt wins, because of the way he has painted himself into corners both domestically and internationally, his administration would be a disaster for the Republican party. But we will soon see what God has for us. No matter what kind of evil politicians from either party cook up, God will keep us and guide us through it all.

    • But we will soon see what God has for us. No matter what kind of evil politicians from either party cook up, God will keep us and guide us through it all.

      Amen George. Regardless of who ends up sitting in the White House, the Spirit of God continues to abide within our hearts!

      The reality of course is that neither candidate or party truly represents a Christian worldview. That is extremely obvious in spite of the fact that a huge percentage of professing Christians in America are backing one or the other of these candidates on the basis that they think the candidate in question is somehow much more “Christian” than the other one. I think that these people, on either side of the fence, are severely deluded.

      True. In my opinion,if a Christian plans on voting in this or any other future presidential race, the decision on who to vote for should be based upon who’s policies they believe can best benefit the nation and it’s people: not upon either party’s (or any candidate’s) Christian rhetoric. People lie and none more so then political candidates running for office. If this race alone hasn’t really brought that fact ‘home’ nothing will!

  2. So you are voting for Obama? Or you’re not voting at all? Neither is acceptable to me, so I’ll gladly vote for the Mormon/Catholic ticket.

    • Kara, you’re free to vote however you want to. Or not vote at all.

      This this the second presidential election which has taken place since i started this blog in 07. I don’t tell anyone if they should or should not vote, or who to vote for.

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