Posted July 17, 2012on:
Back in 2004 the GOP ran ads challenging John Kerry’s military service during the Vietnam War. The underlying theme at that time was that Kerry was not a war hero as was reported, but a “fake”. No matter the medals he had been awarded or the number of troops who served with him who backed up his wartime service, John Kerry was “swift boated” by the opposition often enough to raise doubts.
It worked. Say something often enough, even though the facts may be quite different, and there is a belief that the lie itself will become “fact”. You need not look further than the accusation that Barack Obama is “foreign born” with a hidden agenda that began when his “birth certificate” was filed in Hawaii by nefarious means by those looking 50 years ahead to his run for POTUS. Or that his “involvement” with the “Fast and Furious” policy sanctioned under Bush a few years back was really the means to his subversive role in confiscating all weapons in the US. A mind boggling exercise for even the most diehard conspiracy theorists to stand behind.
Mitt Romney has really done nothing more than present the American people with lie after lie since he made his bid for the nomination for POTUS. He has lied about his financial disclosures, his involvement with the Romneycare bill in MA, his position on gay rights and women’s right to choose, his belief in global warming, and his tenure as CEO of Bain Capital.
These are not “made up” facts to undermine the candidate. These are statements coming from his own mouth. Standing before members of the NAACP he urged them to consider his candidacy based on his unsupported declaration that he will work on their behalf. Several hours later he was heard mocking this same audience by suggesting they were only interested in obtaining “government handouts” and seemed to take pride in having been booed by that same audience who saw through his meaningless words.
Mitt has raised his profile from being a “serial flip flopper” to “liar in chief”. A man who has been accused of a willingness to say and do anything to get a vote, there is no “contortion” he will not execute in order to find support. The perfect “etch a sketch” candidate who, with a wink and a nod, will perform backsflips to ease himself out of sticky situations that say more about his character than it does about the policies he endorses.
Addressing the NAACP he promised that on “Day One” his first order of business (apparently after he has eliminated Planned Parenthood) will be the famous “job creation” baloney he claims as the centerpiece of his campaign.
This is the same Mitt whose past business practices have seen American jobs outsourced by Bain. The hated outsourcing that the Tea Party has used to flog their opponents as “job killers”. The truth is that those jobs are never coming back. Not unless congress is willing to accurately measure the devastation the loss of those jobs mean to the American worker and come together to institute hefty fines against those who prefer to do business outside of the USA. Do I hear the sound of crickets coming from Capital Hill? Of course I do.
Mitt Romney is a big, fat liar. The manufacturing jobs in this nation have declined because of companies like Bain who see their bottom line enhanced at the expense of the national economy. And Mitt’s fat cat donors are the very same people who have benefited most handsomely for having done so.
Mitt’s idea of “job creation” is nothing more than deregulating industries, granting permission to strip the landscape until there is nothing left to strip. Regulation is putting in place much needed safety practices that left unchecked will lead to the poisoning of our food, water, and air supplies. Lifting those regulations is handing over policies that will benefit a handful at the expense of the majority who have fought over the decades to guarantee at least a semblance of accountability when it comes to public safety. Who needs the “Clean Air Act” when there is money to be made?
This is where Mitt and his like are coming from. These are the “Captains of Industry” he represents. He knows those sought after jobs are gone. He was one who helped to make it happen! His practices have helped to decimate the middle class he now suggests is his top priority. This is what makes Mitt Romney the liar that he is.
Mitt’s “job creation” bullshit stands as another fallacy in a long line of half truths he relies on as he says and does anything to win over that 50.1% he chases.
A Romney presidency would be a disaster for America still struggling after 8 years of GOP rule that led to this economic catastrophe. If we are hard pressed to trust what he says now, then when?
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