I am not a Democrat. I can’t stand the hypocrisy or the partisanship of either party, so I prefer to stay out of politics. But sometimes, the Republican Party creates a candidate so unlikeable, that I have to reluctantly get into politics. That candidate is Mitt Romney, and that time is now: Election 2012.
Once upon a time, Republicans were rational, logical and were able to converse with Democrats. People like Ronald Reagan, and whoever was in Congress during Bill Clinton’s presidency were able to work towards the good of the country, rather than the good of the party. That time is long gone. 2012 is a time of Tea Party Republicans - radically conservative bullies who attack social programs and blame Obama for the economy that was handed to him by his predecessor. Unfortunately, Romney is just a pawn in the game of Republicans taking over the White House. And as brilliant as he is in business, Romney is not a good politician.
First of all, where are the rest of your tax returns? I don’t understand how a man who is trying to gain the trust of a nation that he wants to lead keeps hiding. He’s hiding the one thing everyone wants to know. Is our potential future president paying his dues like the rest of the hardworking Americans, or is he stashing his millions in the Cayman Islands? It’s probably the latter, which is a smart move to make if you’re a businessman and a not-so-smart move if you’re trying to convince the public that you will fix the economy and bring back jobs (and investors) to the United States.
Another dumb-ass move courtesy of Mitt Romney is dealing with foreign matters. Obama is naturally charismatic and likeable, and has an equally-cognizant personality abroad. Mitt Romney has screwed his reputation by failing to hide his elitist, arrogant personality from world leaders he’s supposed to ingratiate. Insulting the conservative prime minister of England, even though England is one of our closest allies, is a testament to how unaware, and idiotic this man is. Even when national tragedy hits, and the US ambassador to Libya is murdered, Mitt Romney launches a cheap political attack to further divide the country. And dividing this country into bitter sides is this man’s forte.
It’s rare that the public gets to see true-to-form Romney, rather than a flip-flopper and the most important puppet of the conservative GOP. Fortunately, we recently got to hear his honesty, his raw opinion on the “little people.” While Romney was pandering to his wealthiest fat-cat supporters, it was revealed that Romney believed 47% of people were lazy, tax-evading, welfare-lovers; it was also revealed that Romney doesn’t care for those people. What a surprise. Rather than looking out for the best interests of this entire nation, he only seems to care about his supporters. He clearly cares very little for the retired citizens who make less in a year than he spends on one vacation. Or the unemployed, desperate Americans who can’t afford to live without Medicare or Food Stamps. Yes, those people are the lazy and entitled ones. Tax benefits and student benefits provide the poor with the ability to receive an education and move up the social ranks, while Mitt Romney wants them to stay poor.
Romney’s P90X-loving VP also wants the poor to stay poor, but we won’t talk about that here. Instead we’ll discuss his abhorrent views on abortion and his complete lack of respect for a woman’s choice. Paul Ryan once wrote an essay on abortion, and let me tell you, it’s as good as it sounds. Ryan considers a fertilized egg a human being, therefore potentially criminalizing some forms of birth control. He also believes all abortion should be banned, even in cases of rape, or in cases where the mother’s life is endangered. What a stand-up guy. You can tell he lets his wife make a lot of decisions. Congratulations Romney, you’ve managed to find someone more out-of-touch than you!
So Mitt Romney, please go deep into the night and hide in the comfort of your millions. You can go back to what you know best: finding tax loopholes, outsourcing jobs and investing in the American workers. Oops, did I say American? I meant Chinese. Because God knows, you do not know how to carry this country.