I am just totally and comprehensively stunned and mortified at the ease and alacrity with which the Republican Candidate for President, Mitt Romney lies outright and straight-faced.
Here’s is what Romney said regarding the Palestinian issue.
“You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem.and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it,” Romney said.http://campaigntrailreport.com/2012/09/18/more-outrageously-outrageous-quotes-from-candid-romney-video
Here’s what Mitt Romney said on Monday October 8th on the very same subject.
I will recommit America to the goal of a democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel. On this vital issue, the president has failed, and what should be a negotiation process has devolved into a series of heated disputes at the United Nations. In this old conflict, as in every challenge we face in the Middle East, only a new president will bring the chance to begin anew.“
On Defense cuts:
I will roll back President Obama’s deep and arbitrary cuts to our national defense that would devastate our military.”
Here’s the truth:
Defense cuts do not belong to Obama alone but also to congressional Republicans, including his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. The first round of cuts in projected defense spending is the result of a bipartisan deal in August 2011 between Congress and the White House to wrestle down the deficit. Unless a new budget deal is reached in time, additional spending cuts will begin in January across government, and the cost to the Pentagon would be $500 billion over a decade. Lawmakers are working to avoid that. Separately, Obama wants to slow the growth of military spending, now that the war in Iraq is ended and the war in Afghanistan is drawing to a close. The Pentagon’s budget, including war costs, is $670 billion this year, or about 18 percent of total federal spending. Even setting aside the costs of the wars, military spending has more than doubled since 2001.(mprnews)
On Trade, Romney said:
The president has not signed one new free trade agreement in the past four years.”
Obama completed some big ones, overcoming opposition from fellow Democrats to do so. After taking office, he revived a free-trade deal with Colombia that had been negotiated by his Republican predecessor but left to languish without congressional approval and sought similar progress with South Korean and Panamanian free-trade pacts. The president delayed submitting the three deals to Congress while he tried to placate Democrats who opposed some of the terms, but finally submitted them in 2011, and Congress approved them.
On issue after issue not only has this guy taken multiple positions, depending on what’s convenient at a given time , he has unashamed lied with a straight face. Republicans are on television extolling the virtues of Mitt Romney, they paint him as an upright family man who gives generously to his church.
The hypocrisy of these platitudes, is the obvious fact that neither Romney nor his protagonists understand that lying is a sin. Lying is a despicable affront to God, he charges in his holy commandments not to bear false witness, yet Romney lies like we’ve never seen a presidential candidate in our lifetime. I do confess that lies are one of my greatest pet peeves, as a child my grand parents told me Quote: “He who hides the wrong he did, does the wrong thing still” That quote helped to shape my life, it created in me a disdain not just for for the act of lying (the verb) but for the person who lies, (the noun).
Trust is an integral part of the human character, it is one of the best barometer of a person’s worth or dependability, it tells us deep down how we may relate to that individual. Mitt Romney has demonstrated time and again that his words mean nothing.
It is shocking when someone like Newt Gingrich can credibly and irrefutable indict Romney’s credibility. Throughout the Republican primaries Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry repeatedly blasted Romney for lack of character, and accused him of willing to say and do anything to get elected.
Objective observers to this election cycle will readily attest to the fact that Romney has shown zero character as it relates to the most vile racial elements within his party. He has shown that he will also say anything he deems necessary to anyone who will support him. He has repeatedly said that he need 50% plus one to win the election so that make it impossible to reprimand anyone, irrespective of how vile that supporter is.
The hypocrisy of Romney is that everywhere he goes he yells to whomever will listen , (frothing at the mouth), that the president is responsible for everything that happens in his administration, probably correctly so. but when he is required to assume leadership for those within his party and their reprehensible and despicable behavior, Romney claims he cannot be responsible for the actions of everyone.
This is a fundamental and important character flaw in a man who wants to be president. A president of the United States must have character, not just for their supporters, but to represent America at home and also abroad.
World leaders are not impressed with Romney, they have no idea what he stands for, not just on the lies he speaks, but on his utterances to the Palestinians, the Spaniards, the Chinese, the Russians, Muslims, Cubans, Venezuelans, and most other people not white Anglo-Saxons.
This is not just a question of character or lack thereof, this is a dangerous posture, eerily reminiscent of the posture adopted by the warmongering neo-cons who made up the Bush Administration, who forced out more sane players like Colin Powell.
The most shocking thing about the Romney presidential run is that it is exactly a return to the Bush/Chaney years. The only difference is that it will be worse, if anyone in their right mind believe that the Administration which almost wrecked America will restore prosperity to their lives, they are dead wrong.
Romney has made no bones about what he wants to do with America, build up the Military,(not take care of veterans) Building his 15 new naval vessels each year, they will explode the deficit and further fatten the fat-cats who are in the military industrial complex.
His signing on to the unconscionable Paul Ryan Budget should be warning enough that those who are not rich. well tough luck.
Romney’s bellicose warmongering and unequivocal support for Israel and it’s equally belligerent war-monger Prime Minister , Benjamin Netanyahu should be a wake up call to all players on this planet who care about world peace. This guy ,who never served a day in the Military, and did not let even one of his 5 sons, do a single day of military service, is hell-bent on starting world war 3.
It is same of all the others, From Dick Cheney, John Bolton, Carl Rove, Richard Perle ,Don Senor, Paul Wolfowitz,or any of the neo-cons who are buried deep within the recesses of the Beltway Republican lexicon, they are mighty tough as long as they do not have to fight the war.
Is this what America wants? Pundits and prognosticators argue that America is war-weary, not looking for another conflict , if this is true why is this presidential race close?
Is half of America’s hatred for the black race so strong that it is willing to destroy America by entrusting it to a total empty suit ? Any empty suit who may have acquired two advanced degree from one of America’s most prestigious schools, but has shown that other than the formal schooling, he is little more than well……… an empty suit.