Several months ago I thought to myself, “You know, I hope President Obama wins a second term and I believe if he does he can get more things done than even his first. But if Mitt Romney becomes president, it won’t be the worst thing that could have happened.”
Sure he’s pretty slick, but he certainly didn’t appear to be an off the chain loony like some of the previous candidates, i.e. Rick ‘Niggerrock’ Perry, Rick ‘No Birth Control’ Santorum, Michelle “Blame Obama for Everything” Bachmann and Herman “999 White Honeys I Screwed” Cain. Romney seemed like the reasonable choice among republicans. Much of his policies and politics in Massachusetts were fairly moderate for a Republican.
Since becoming the Republican nominee, I’ve done 180 on Mitt. I’ve always said I don’t mind having a president whose policies I may differ with as long as I believe he/she truly cares about the nation and wants to serve it’s citizens. Yes, one has to be ambitious to want to be the president, but ambition as the sole motivation presents a clear and present danger to the citizens of whom this person seeks to govern.
Mitt Romney is very rich. I’m perfectly fine with that. However, when one has such a monetarily prosperous upbringing, it can be difficult to be in touch with or understand the plight of those who aren’t so prosperous. Even that in itself shouldn’t be punished. What is problematic instead, is when that same person has no interest in being made aware this plight. What is downright unacceptable and morally reprehensible is when this same person goes out of his way to judge, demean and attack said people. This is what we have in Mitt Romney.
Every time Romney opens his mouth regarding the majority of Americans he says something that either shows his willful ignorance or complete disdain for those who are not like him.
To college students at Otterbein University in Ohio he told them that if they don’t have the money to start a business to, “borrow money from your parents.”
****Keep in mind that the median family income for the 89 counties in Ohio is less than $60,000 per year.
When he showed up in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, (I have no idea why because he couldn’t do anything about it) he consoled Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac’s flooding by telling her, “There’s assistance out there,” go home and call 211.”
**Well, he must meant her SECOND or third home. Well as it turns out she doesn’t have one of those.
Now in speaking at a private fundraiser he really let his true feelings known.
Exhibit A: On the disadvantages of being a rich White male in America:
“My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico. And had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this… But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there a number of years, and I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
**Apparently he believes this so much he painted his face in such a dark brown so that he can look the part!. It’s hard to imagine this rich white man actually wants us to believe that he think he would be better off if he were Latino. How amazing is that?
Exhibit B: On people who are not the wealthiest and richest in America:
“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.”
…”So my job is not to worry about those people, I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what he looks like.”
Juxtapose that to what President Obama said about those not voting for him in 2008, “What I said on election night was, even though you didn’t vote for me, I hear your voices, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to be your president.”
Look, this guy doesn’t want to show us his own personal tax returns over the last decade because he’s afraid of what they will reveal. He has a shitload of off shore accounts to hide his personal fortune, and not only criticizes 47% of Americans who cannot afford to hide what little money they have in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands, but admitted that he doesn’t cares about them anyway!
As far as I’m concerned, the dye has been cast! This is a guy who after passing universal healthcare in the state he governed, that the emergency room is an acceptable plan for folk who don’t have insurance now. This is clearly THE most expensive way to handle ‘healthcare’. Not only that, this defeats the purpose of the emergency room…which is to treat emergencies! It’s not healthcare!
So memo for a few groups out there.
Racist White Conservatives: You can continue to believe the hype and buy into this racial crap if you want to. But if you aren’t making serious bank Mitt’s policies are not going to pay dividends for your family! Would you rather have a money in your pocket with a black man as president, or be broke as a joke with a white one? I know many of you would take the former, but I’m appealing to some of you who have better sense and will think about your finances and get over losing the Civil War!
Black Conservative Christians: I’ve already talked to you before. The bible says to get wisdom, and with that get understanding. Mitt isn’t going to overturn abortion. And he can’t outlaw homosexuality. That horse it out of the barn! You’re going to have to deal with gays and lesbians for the duration. Regardless of what you believe personally or scripturally, you still have a responsibility to vote on more than social issues. We are already making less than white folks as it is for the same jobs. Unemployment and incarceration hurt us more than anybody else. Don’t be fools and end up more jobless and broker than ever, only to end up praying in church to God about delivering you from financial ruin! So many of the challenges we face are not the devil, it’s you and us making decisions totally opposite of what is in our own best interest.
Pastors, if your congregation ain’t working, ain’t no tithes and offerings coming through the door! Smarten up and lead the people with a purpose beyond what mainstream White Christians and White Christian radio is telling you!
To the rest of us, I say make sure you get out there and vote for Barack Obama. Make sure your friends and family members are registered to vote and do the same! Don’t take anything for granted. Mitt, the hard right Republicans and The Tea Party are not playing with you. You better take this seriously and understand the ramifications of the times we are living in. This is indeed war on American and American families! You best to soldier up unless you want to get run over!
Think about yourself and your families! Participate in the destinies of our lives so that we can have the best possible chances at thriving in our America too!