If I could recap this week, I would have to recall the countless times my head hit my palm and almost fell on the desk. I am not even relieved that Willard “Mitt” Romney released his tax information from last year today, and, like the Crispin Glover film, I still smell a rat. Of course, nothing to take away from Andrew’s STFU letter to Willard, but, the question I am asking that I feel America needs to be asking is- what is wrong with Mitt Romney?
One would think the Mother Jones videos, where he called half the country moochers amidst other things derogatory and self-serving would be enough for me to be frustrated enough, being a member of that 47% who are “victims” who feel “entitled” to jobs, healthcare, and housing. I must not be living in the same state of mind to think that government who actually cares about its constitiuency is a good thing regarding jobs, healthcare, and housing, but then again, 47% of us haven’t lead lives of great economic privilege that entitle us to such myopic perspectives on life.
Of course, I am not the kind to go brownface before talking to a Telemundo audience just to score votes of people I don’t care about. I know Mitt told people at his fundraiser that he wishes he was Latino to score points. I guess Univison was the perfect time to don brownface and recall an America where that was considered socially appropriate entertainment. We don’t hear anything about that from his campaign outside of Ann telling the media to “back off.” Clearly, the Real Housewife of Massachusetts has a bone to pick with people who just want accountability from their candidates and their representatives. Just picture her in the White House. With the state that America is in right now, the raiding of Versailles comes to mind.
As much as what is wrong with Romney comes to mind, one has to ask, what is it that makes people vote for him? He’s insulted our allies, criticized the President in a time of tragedy, hasn’t been open to his constituents in full, and, in all honesty, is acting like Julia Robert’s character in Pretty Woman as soon as he discovered his digs with wealthy men paying him off so long as he screws them favorably. Seriously, what makes people want to vote for him? Is it his morality angle?
Speaking of that, what is moral about him? We all know about his partner, but what is moral about denying people help if they need it? Not everyone has inheritances to live off of. Of course, being a bigwig at Bain Captial, I am sure he worked too. He’s made billions out of shipping jobs overseas. Not everyone is well off in this country, and he should know, seeing how he’s shipped jobs and when he was Governor of Massachusetts, they were 48th in the country regarding job growth. But, so long as that yacht flying the Cayman Island flag rests at dock, what doesn’t matter? It is a sad state in this country if we chalk it up to the rich and coddle them for being so as they destroy the fabric of what makes this country great as they pass off their success as a product of “personal responsibility.” Willard, I have yet to see you take it to pass that bs on the American public like we are idiots.
Look, its obvious that we need a change we can believe in to fix the problems in this country, but I don’t trust Willard because he has contributed to those problems and he is not the solution. He is only out for himself and will use any means to get what he wants. Current business slang points him as a “venture capitalist,” but in all honesty, he is an oligarch looking for a throne to sit on. I want a leader who is looking to fix those problems honestly and isn’t in it for the privileges. I want a leader who is in for the job. Willard doesn’t seem to be interested in the job. Life was too easy for him, he’ll probably pull a Dubya and ship his work to his VP while enjoying Camp David schmoozing with his corporate sugar daddies. Mother Jones seems to reveal that is his M.O. I suppose his change comes in the form of a check in exchange for legislation, which is fairly status quo in Washington, D.C., especially if you are prone to complain about “big government.” Good Lord, given the brownface act, maybe people just want to vote for him because he’s a rich white man and not a “threat” because of his looks. What a shame, I was enjoying the illusion of “post racial America” very much lately.
What’s wrong with Mitt? I give up. If America can’t figure that out, then well, then prepare for Bush 3.0 , just don’t complain when the tough gets going. I give up.