Real Change or Chump Change?
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Mitt Romney has been on the stump selling real change,one more retrospective marketing tag referring ,of course, to Obama's promise for real change and similar to the are-you-better-off -than- you- were -four -years- ago riff borrowed from the patron saint of the Republican party,Ronald Reagan.But signs of real change are not in evidence.For example, Romney's mega-rally in Ohio, featured a stellar cast of former Bush officials. So if Romney is elected, his presidency could closely resemble the Bush years.This last comment will probably engender the stock don't- blame- everything- on- Bush response ,but if cause and effect relationships and linear thinking have any role to play in choosing a President, it would be hard to ignore some of the disastrous policies of the Bush administration especially since a Romney presidency seems to be shaping up as a rerun of the Bush years. ( Look at some of his advisors.)

Mitt Romney seems quite capable of ignoring facts as seen by a number of policies that he has steadfastly embraced. For example, a 2003 report indicating that charter school students have been falling behind public school students, a Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicating that employment figures are improving--albeit slowly, and the Congressional Research Center report that tax cuts for the job creators ( the wealthy) do not stimulate the economy. So the poor and the middle class will be left holding the bag if this venerated Republican staple is adopted. it would seem that the central tenet of the Romney platform is a simplistic, feel-good mythology and nothing more.But then again, it is easier for true believers to reject government nonpartisan reports if government is seen as the enemy, another hoary Republican chestnut lifted from the Reagan years.This last is especially problematic because if government is the root of all evil,why are you running for the highest public office in the land, Mitt? Is cognitive dissonance at work here?

The recent tragedy in Libya has been seized upon the Republican party as a tool to flail the Obama administration, but no one seems to be asking what Mitt would do under similar circumstances. It is reasonable to assume that he would have done nothing based on comments that he made at a fund raiser in Montana. At that fund raiser , Mr. Romney stressed that his success at Bain Capital resulted from his intense focus on the problem at hand to the exclusion of all else.Romney has made it very clear that the problem at hand is the state of the economy ,skirting foreign policy questions at a debate that was supposed to focus on foreign policy--something that he should not have been allowed to do. While such focus is an admirable quality in business, government is not business ,and the country is much more than a business address.The President simply cannot focus on the economy to the exclusion of all else.So while Mitt focuses on the economy does Rome burn?

This post will have absolutely no effect on voters who have chosen or will choose Mitt ,but ,for the life of me, I cannot see how anyone can ignore the lying and the absolute contempt that this candidate has for the common man, the real backbone of this country, the real job creators.

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Sox commented on Sunday, Nov 04, 2012 at 21:58 PM


theflyonthewall commented on Monday, Nov 05, 2012 at 08:58 AM

Sox, Provide a counterargument if you do not agree with me.

22 commented on Monday, Nov 05, 2012 at 11:10 AM

ROMNEY: Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?

OBAMA: You know, I — I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long.

ROMNEY: Well, let me give you some advice.

OBAMA: I don’t check it that often.

ROMNEY: Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension....

I expect my president to look at his own finances. He looks at his own pension he is just full of politics. How else could he know how long it would take if he doesnt look?

theflyonthewall commented on Monday, Nov 05, 2012 at 15:23 PM

22, It would be more to the point for you to look at your pension. If you don't like what you see,blame deregulation and the "wealth creators" who have handed us the current economic malaise.

Sox commented on Tuesday, Nov 06, 2012 at 09:01 AM

Fly -

I can't - it's just simply not worth it. I am starting to think you may be an elected official as well. You have an incredible gift of using way more words than necessary to try and make your points valid. Your spin is so severe that any counterarguement just ends up being about trying to un spin what you've just stated. It's like the Presidential debates! You should run for office!

22 commented on Tuesday, Nov 06, 2012 at 09:10 AM

Fly, It be more to the point in this case if I were running for the highest office of the land. Whats my pension have to do with this? I assure you I have looked at it and I would love to see my pension grow, just like Obamas with the aid Chinese and other foreign company assets. But unlike Obama I want blame a man for one thing when I may self am doing the same damn thing. And then stoop to lieing and say I dont look at my pension its not as big as yours so it doesnt take as long. A statement that with in it self is contradicting. He is a joke. What has he done? really? Beside throw good money after bad?

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