Posts Tagged ‘Presidential Campaign 2012’

Mitt Romney and Abraham Lincoln A Contrast in Historically Profound Words

September 19, 2012

It was November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania when President Abraham Lincoln spoke to the nation and with passion and conviction delivered one of the country’s most memorable speeches, The Gettysburg Address.   The speech was one of perspective, reflection and encouragement.  It was a speech of appreciation for the brave men who had served and sacrificed.  It was a speech of promise intended to unite a nation still in its infancy.  It was s speech that spoke of Lady America bursting with the promise of freedom and a dream of a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

It was in May 17, 2012 in Boca Raton Florida at the regal estate of private equity Manager Marc Leder where Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney also spoke some infamous words.  The words he spoke will be written on the black and white pages of American and World History books and discussed in internet blogs and on Facebook and Twitter for years to come.  His words were spoken with comfort and passion they were divisive, egotistical, and reflective of an arrogant and insensitive man.  With each word he spoke he teased America revealing pieces of himself until at the night’s end the Real Mitt Romney stood naked and yelled to America, “Here I am this is what I really think of you!”

He showed the core of America, its middle class that he believes that Lincoln was wrong.  He believes that we are not created equal and that there will be no more births of freedom, or government assistance to provide nutrition, housing, medical care, unemployment assistance or education to us. He shouted loudly to seniors that he does not care of their life-long hard work to cushion the sunset of their lives.   His words imply that unlike Lincoln he devalues the sacrifice of those that fought and died for equality for us all. His failure to even acknowledge them during his speech at the RNC supports that premise.

He told us we lack motivation, perseverance and are therefore of little value to his political aspirations or of consequence to his plans for America.  For those that were unsure of what he looked like all there should be no more doubt.

During the $50,000 per plate fundraising event attended by Romney’s financial peers one of those attending asked Romney the following question:  “For the last three years, all everybody’s been told is, “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of you.” How are you going to do it, in two months before the elections, to convince everybody you’ve got to take care of yourself?”

Romney answered in a voice and tone that was missing in his speech at the Republican Convention and in most speeches he has given.  He said, “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 that 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. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. And he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I’ll never convince them that 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 it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…”.

This writer has never believed that Mitt Romney cared about me, my family or the rest of Middle Class America.  I believed that he is only running for president because it is the one thing in this country that he cannot buy.  I challenge you to look at the naked Mitt Romney, really listen to his words and tell him on November 6, 2012 that the American Presidency is not for sale and that the government of the people by the people and for the people will prevail.

Play Christi For Me, The New Jersey Governors’s Speech at the RNC

August 29, 2012

As I listened to Governor Chris Christie deliver the keynote address at the Republican Convention Tuesday evening in Tampa, Florida I wondered if his speech was intended to help Mitt Romney or if it was Christi’s first speech of his 2016 Presidential Campaign.  The beginning and middle of his speech was a résumé for his own political accomplishments.  Like many speeches by those in the party of elephants, his message was full of untruths; it is almost as though the Republican reality and American  reality are in two different worlds.  Christi spoke of the deep cuts he made in the New Jersey budget, how he stood up against the teachers union and how the teachers and seniors in his state were selfless and accepted the sacrifices necessary to save New Jersey.  He left out the details of those sacrifices and how services, salaries and programs in the schools and to seniors was terminated and or cutback.

There is something about Republicans that allows them to tell a lie with a straight face.  There is something about Republicans that motivates them to pour their hatred of President Obama above their love of country or the Democratic process.   They dislike President Obama not because of his policies several of them such as healthcare are based on policies implemented by members of their own party (including their current president nominee Mitt Romney).  They dislike him simply because of the melanin in his caramel skin.  They hate him because he is the first person of color in the white house and because he is intelligent, confident and accomplished.   They dislike him so much that they would offer the backbone of America (the middle class) as sacrificial lambs for their own political appetite.   They hate him so much that they would rather destroy the union and not allow the legacy of his presidency to align with presidents Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Clinton.

They dislike him so much that they give the President no credit for keeping his campaign promises of passing health care reform, sending the troops home from Iraq, making changes in our educational structure and putting the banking system on a short leash.  Like the residue of bitterness from the Bush Administration in the form of a frail and demented Dick Cheney, everything the Obama administration has accomplished is insignificant; those things they claim as successes are the result of ground work and road maps left by George W. Bush according to Cheney and other Republicans.   Republicans are no longer a party of leaders; they are the puppets of the Tea Party who dangle their strings and their Pinocchio lips to dance the “No Second Term Obama Slide”.  The political slide dance require dancers to  move from the left to the right as the fluctuating political polls require.

Just as was the divide between north and south that led to the Civil War was about economics and slavery so is this presidential campaign. The Republicans want to give the rich not cotton fields and human chattel but rather huge tax cuts and cheap labor.  They want to take medicine and food from the mouths of children and seniors so that big companies can make big profits (many abroad).

I will be listening and watching to see how many more truths the Romney campaigns disregards and manufacture;  I will be watching the rich spoiled boy who has like most spoiled brats been given or bought for himself everything he has ever wanted.  Now he is drooling political saliva because he believes he tastes the victory of the white house on Pennsylvania Avenue.   Like the fan in Clint Eastwood’s movie, you can ‘Play Christi for Me” all you want but as you in the White House, Mr. Romney, I don’t think so!