By: David A. Franklin, Jr

Governor Mitt Romney has brought into question President Barack Obama’s character and integrity. This is a joke of a
man – Romney is.  He, more than anyone in the history of American presidential politics, does not have the moral authority to question anyone’s judgment on anything. His flip-flops are no longer a hobby but have become his
full-time occupation. He is the circus seal doing silly tricks and distracting the electorate with non-important issues that nobody cares about.

Jon Chait a writer for New Yorker magazine tries to defend and legitimize Romney’s propensity to lie and ends up talking Chait (sh*t).  He argues He (Romney) says a lot of things that are obviously false and that he clearly knows to be false – particularly, but not exclusively, about his own record. But it’s not clear that this tells us anything about Romney’s character”. Isn’t that a load of Chait? Even his most avid defenders can’t dredge
up any explanation for this man’s sick personality that cannot be classified as convoluted stupidity!!

Mr. Chait continues to postulate that “It’s Romney’s bad luck that fate has dictated his only path to the presidency lies in being a huge liar. First, he was a Republican running in a heavily Democratic state, which forced him to shade his abortion views rightward, and present himself generally as moderate to progressive, ideologically. After having had to shade his views as far left as he could get away with to win in Massachusetts, he had to obtain the Republican nomination in 2008, making himself acceptable to a dramatically more conservative electorate. And then, four years later, he has had to make himself  acceptable to a Republican electorate that has moved further right still.”   Are we seeing the irony in this? In Mr. Sh*t’s (sorry Mr. Chait’s) effort to justify and show Romney as a good human being driven only by the insignificant desire to win at all or any cost he has effectively highlighted the man’s flaws with such meticulous detail. I truly believe his real intent is a parody, a satire to make fun of this ignoble man.

His own Republican cohorts themselves very depraved are saturated with Romney’s righteous indignation. On the one hand he heralds his exemplary family life, simultaneously he unabashedly lies.  His lack of care for anybody but himself
and humans of his choice or his callousness to other families whom he fires the bread winners without blinking, for people whom he likes to fire, for the poor he doesn’t care about.  A dead-beat dad is much better than this man! At
least the dead-beat dad is not around to show this type of example to his kids to unleash other uncaring bigots on society.

-   Newt Gingrich who is no paragon of virtue himself was forced to say Romney is a liar.  In one of Newt’s  
    campaign ad entitled “What kind of Man” he boldly states the man is “an untrustworthy, flip-flopping politician”. 
    “What kind of man would mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election?” “This man would be Mitt 
     Romney”.

-   Rick Perry after the Michigan straw polls said “Mitt Romney has an integrity problem”

-   Mike Huckabee in the 2008 Presidential Primaries hit the nail on the head!  “If a man’s dishonest to get a job, he’ll 
    be dishonest on the job”

-   Mitch Daniels who has secured his place as co-captain of  the same boat as Mitt Romney as a liar (or maybe I am 
    being too harsh on Mitch - he might be just plain dumb, with all the lies (or inaccuracies?) he spouted in his rebuttal 
    to the President’s State of the Union address in January of 2012). Daniels claimed "Obama is interfering with 
    Americans’ lives” by dictating what light bulbs to use when the fact is this was passed under George W. Bush in 
    Congress in December 2007. Daniels presented misleading job statistics and more.. being either too dumb to
    occupy the position he holds or too lie to spurn a fellow liar, said to a question about being Mitt Romney’s running 
    mate -  “If I thought that call was coming, I would disconnect the phone”. Which is more charred---the pot or the 
    kettle?

And then there is the “Rev. Jeremiah Wright threat”.  Had the campaign materialize, that would be the Super PAC’s fault Romney would claim, (as he has done on previous occasions earlier in the Primaries) that he can do nothing about it. But watch it Mr. Integrity Romney, there are Super PACs on both side of the fence and had you gone there, you could not cry “foul” if something is aired concentrating on one of the things you are so scared to even mention, yes – your religion! Mormonism which your own conservatives call a Cult.  I would say “If you dare, bring it on sir”.    
 
Mitt Romney has urged Iowa voters to choose the candidate they can “trust to do the right thing”.  He went on to say “I think people have to look at their leader and say, ‘This is a person who I have confidence in and will tell me the truth, who will care for me and not just care for him or herself,’”.  “If a person is living by the things they are saying, it shows a degree of integrity – a unity between what one says and what one does. If leaders are saying one thing and doing another, their leadership is badly damaged.” From your lips to the voters’ ears you are on the campaign trial for President Obama because your lack of integrity, your pathological lying persona says your leadership in your own words is “badly damaged”. That is if you had any leadership quality in the first place.

I rest my case with a quote from an article “On Romney, Bain and Keeping Your  Integrity” by Dan McLaughlin, January 10, 2012: 

“But Mitt Romney’s record is just one endless sheet of thin ice as far as the eye can see – there’s no way to have any kind of confidence that we can tell people he stands for something today without being made fools of tomorrow. We who have laughed along with Jim Geraghty’s prescient point that every Obama promise comes with an expiration date will be the ones laughed at, and worse yet we will know the critics are right. Every time I try to talk myself into thinking we can live with him, I run into this problem.It’s one that particularly bedeviled Republicans during the Nixon years – many partisan Republicans loved Nixon because he made the right enemies and fought them without cease or mercy, but the man’s actual policies compromised so many of our principles that the party was crippled in the process even before Watergate. We can stand for Romney, but we’ll find soon enough that that’s all we stand for”.

Mitt Romney, do you remember the battle of Waterloo where Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated? You might not be facing your Watergate but you are certainly facing your Waterloo.

Look at the icon of integrity – Barak Obama. He is the example of a good father, a great family man, who says what he means and means what he says. Mitt Romney, you have neither character nor integrity. What is integrity? It means you have to be absolutely honest to yourself! So far, you have not been and you and your Republican Party will pay dearly come Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Contrary to popular belief, voting Americans, for the most part, are not
stupid.

 


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