Mitt Romney: A Major Mistake
Posted on April 27, 2012
I have tried to stay away from politics, but I just can’t help myself.
It appears Mitt Romney has all but sewn up the Republican nomination for President. He was simply the best of a very sorry lot. Think about it, with competition like Santorum, Gingrich, Cain, Perry and Bachman, it was only a matter of time before Mitt won by default. The only viable candidate with the possibility of beating Obama was Huntsman, and he dropped out after the first two primaries when he realized that he wasn’t conservative enough for the GOP faithful. But that was too bad, because even I might have voted for him. He had a ton of experience, had been the Ambassador to China - our main rival since the USSR disintegrated – and had been a very popular Governor in the state of Utah. He had the credentials and the experience, but not the backing of the right-wing loons who kept going back to Santorum and Gingrich in their search for the anti-Romney, which they never found. And life goes on.
Huntsman has since come out and criticized the Republican Party. He said that when he first found himself on stage with the other candidates during the early debates, he looked around and thought to himself, “In a nation of 315 million people . . . is this the best we can do?” Yet he couldn’t garner enough votes in New Hampshire to stay in the race. This says a lot about the GOP. And personally, I don’t think Huntsman is going to be a Republican much longer. He’s way too intelligent.
But back to Mitt. He has already said he wants to cut the top tax rate even lower than the current rate set by the Bush tax cuts. He also wants to INCREASE defense spending. So, at a time when the deficit is approaching $15 trillion, he wants to cut revenue and give yet more money to defense contractors. Does that make sense to you? Despite popular opinion, the so-called entitlement programs are NOT our largest budget expenditure, it is defense that eats up most of our tax dollars. The latest figures show America spending more than the next 13 countries combined on defense, and that does not include foreign aid, like the $1.5 billion we gave Pakistan for each of the last ten years. (And if you think we gave them that money as humanitarian aid, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.) Add to this the fact $60 billion in money for the Iraq war is unaccounted for, and I don’t see how we can continue to fund the military/industrial complex. The amount of fraud in Iraq dwarfs that attributed to the entitlement programs, but did Republicans complain? I think not.
Republicans continue to demonize the poor, as if they are the ones responsible for the mess in this country. And they continue to credit the wealthy as the “Job Creators” despite the fact that jobs are only now beginning to appear after over a decade of tax breaks. For those who like to bemoan taxes, they have never been lower for this extended a period. And the reason so many people are on assistance is because eight years of the Bush administration brought this country to its knees. Between the two wars and the Great Recession, we are only now beginning to come out of it.
Come November it will be Romney against Obama, and we need to continue in the direction we are headed. To elect Romney is equivalent to going back in time. The Republicans screwed up the first decade of this century, let’s not let them do the same to the second. Go to the polls and vote for Obama. If nothing else, it will piss off a Republican, and how cool is that?
- Gingrich: Romney said untrue things (politico.com)
- Is Gingrich calling Romney a liar? (cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com)
- Mitt Romney Meets the Wingnuts (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Gingrich: Mitt Romney is still a liar but please vote for him anyway (thinkprogress.org)
- Bachmann Endorses Romney (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Bachmann Endorses Romney (myfoxdetroit.com)
- Mitt Romney or Barack Obama: Is this the best we can do? (capitolhillblue.com)
- Mitt Romney Campaign Thought Richard Grenell Flap Had Blown Over (inquisitr.com)
- Newt Gingrich Officials Drops Out Of GOP Primary, Doesn’t Immediately Endorse Mitt Romney (inquisitr.com)
- ‘How to stand behind Mitt Romney,’ a young person’s guide (rawstory.com)