A Serious Reality Check
And the winner is....
It isn't Mitt Romney, that's for damned sure. He pretty much blew it in the late hours of September 11 - a date that will now be synonymous with the self-destruction of the Romney campaign - among other things I need not remind you about. The former Massachusetts governor proved - YET AGAIN - that he's not ready for prime time. Hell, he's barely ready for an early morning test pattern. It kinda makes you wonder about the intellectual capacity of the Republican candidate - and those advising him. It's all over....I hope.
If a more utterly perfect reason not to send this fool to the White House was needed, it was generously provided to us last week - gift wrapped - by Mitt Romney himself!
Incredibly, poor old Mitt was given a golden opportunity to roll back his silly remarks the following day, and yet - astonishingly - he only dove deeper into the rhetorical muck, head-first and smiling. Obama is an appeaser to a cabal of terrorists, dope addicts, commies, beggars and thieves according to the governor. The guy is the gift that keeps giving.
The "foreign policy advisers" that Romney has surrounded himself with are the same neocon freaks that plunged this country into an unnecessary, nine year war when it invaded the (like it or not) sovereign nation of Iraq. Seventeen out of twenty-four of these geniuses were part of the Bush Mob. These same people are now rattling their sabers, drooling for us to go to war with Iran. Since I assume most of us have the capacity of 20/20 hindsight, the question needs to be asked:
Do we really want to go down this road again?
There are people out there who would send this country into the abyss rather than reelect an African American to the most powerful office in the world. There is no denying it. I see it every day in my personal interactions. A significant minority of his fellow Americans despise the president of the United States for no other reason than the color of his skin. They may not be telling the pollsters this, they may not be mentioning it to their black acquaintances, but that is the truth. We have to face the unvarnished reality, unpleasant as that reality may be. We can only beg our bigoted brethren that on Election Day, they check their racism at the town hall door - or wherever-the-hell the place is they cast their ballots. Not that that's gonna happen. That's just silly, wishful thinking on my part. Pay it no mind.
We need to take a hard, focused look at where we all will be headed if Romney miraculously manages to seize the Executive Mansion. And it will be a seizure - much like it was twelve years ago. They know they can't possibly win this thing fairly and squarely. That is the purpose (the only purpose) of those so-called "Voter ID Laws". The plutocracy is planning an electoral coup d'tat. Count on it.
It cannot possibly be understated, the mess this president inherited when he moved into the White House on 20 January 2009. If you'll be so kind to recall, we were losing three quarters of a million jobs a month. Barack Obama was able to stem the tide and then reverse it. We'll soon be approaching Month Number Thirty-One of continuous job growth. Are you silly enough to believe that even deeper tax cuts for multi-millionaires and billionaires will make those figures any better? Have another sip, pal. In fact I may join you.
As the old wisdom says, "Be careful what you wish for."
by Graham Nash
"Military madness is killing the country."
AlterNet: Romney Reveals His Contempt for Half of America
This is too good to be true. Romney just lost the election. Mother Jones has struck gold with this self-immolating video of an appearance der Mittster made at a fundraiser earlier this year. Barack Obama is one lucky son of a bitch. Fate has always been kind enough to put in his path to political office knuckleheads or genuine head cases (Remember Alan Keyes?) In Mitt's case it seems to be a happy combination of both.
Life is beautiful.
I would suggest that everyone share this article/video with as many people as possible. I know I'm going to. If after viewing this clip you're still not convinced that Romney is an unfeeling, ill-informed twit, you really shouldn't be taking part in the electoral process. Seriously.