Like some of you, I've watched and participated in politics for decades. Like you, I've seen good candidates and bad. I've seen people who clearly should never have run (Wallace, Dukes, McCain, Dukakis) and others who couldn't have been more wrong for our country.
But I'm sorry. Mitt Romney is poison. There is no clearer distinction between two candidates.
What is WRONG with people who are for this guy? Could all of those American's out there who are barely getting by, who've had the rug pulled out under them by people like Romney and his friends, really think he's going to make their lives better? Have they not LISTENED to this man? Are they really too stupid to believe that when you claim you'll cut taxes for the 1% at the expense of everyone else that it's not a negotiable statement?
Do they have any ability to think abstractly and make the simple connection that everything he's proposing had already been in place during Bush Jr.'s Presidency and it failed miserably?
Are they all too shockingly ignorant to understand that the deficit ONLY became an issue when the republicans decided to make it one and investment as the result of a stimulus (like feeding a starving dog) would bolster our economy and not destroy it (like starving a starving dog)?
Are they unable to see that the "job creators" are not people who buy and sell their future based on faulty derivates and pay less than 15% taxes - or those who inherited their wealth and/or pack their dividends away in Swiss banks with Bermuda company addresses?
Can they ever see past hedge issues that their cynical representatives could privately give two shits about but understand that the dumbest among us will follow their words like zombified lemmings? Do they know it's a game at their expense?
Will they ever understand that the role Romney played in his career was the same role Richard Gere played in Pretty Woman, but without the change of heart at the end? Do they know that his way of destroying companies was not a case of him being cool and a good businessman and everyone else being bad and a sucker? Can't they tell that they are the potential victims in that story?
I feel like challenging these people over and over again about their beliefs until they get it but that never works. It just ignores their differences and feeds my frustration. Their indignant need to "dig in" and believe what no rational person could possibly believe is jaw-dropping to me.
When did this country begin championing ignorance over intelligence? Can we ever recover?
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