Three Reasons Mitt Romney Is a Horrible Person
The time of reckoning is upon us. President Obama has had nearly four years in office, and many eagerly await the opportunity to throw him out and replace him with a new man who hopefully possesses superior leadership, intelligence, and character. However, the conservatives are so eager to see President Obama unseated that they may not be taking the time to truly get to know Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a successful business man, a loyal father and husband, a conservative pundit, a dedicated church member, a governor with executive experience, an intellectual, and a talented public speaker, but is he someone that the American people can trust to do the right thing?
The answer is no.
Reason #1 Dirty Politics
Every election season, the American people are invited to witness a spectacular display of mudslinging between two Presidential candidates. If the candidates were slinging actual mud, then this would be quite an amusing pastime, but since this mud is of the metaphorical variety, its main effect is to leave a sour taste in the mouths of the average citizen. Every election cycle, the candidates make empty promises to run a positive campaign, but inevitably, into each campaign political tent, a little dirt must be slung.
Although it is unpleasant, it is probably a necessary aspect of the election season. Citizens need to know the flaws of candidates, and in the end, most people, despite what they say, probably do not have much of a problem with negative campaigning as long as the ads are honest.
Cue Governor Romney’s political ad, “Believe in America.”
In this ad, several cuts are taken from a speech by President Obama including one quote wherein the President is heard saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” This quote is the focal point of the ad, and it is digitally altered to echo the word “lose” several times clearly indicating that this is the line you are supposed to remember. After this, Mitt Romney openly talks about the economy and his plans for restoring order to the faltering free market. The obvious purpose of the add it to show that while President Obama does not want to talk about his record with the economy, Mitt Romney is more than willing to address it.
“Where is the problem with this?” you are probably asking.
The problem is that the ad was purposely cut to be misleading. Cue cut 2.
In the original speech, President Obama’s real quote was, “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’” Mitt’s campaign clearly misused President Obama’s words to misconstrue his meaning. President Obama was not hiding from his record on the economy; he was addressing an attack that McCain made during the 2008 campaign.
Conservatives try to find an excuse for this, but here are the facts. This is not a 527 attack group; Mitt Romney approves the message at the end. You may reasonably think that this was an honest mistake on the part of the campaign, yet when asked about the attack ad, Mitt Romney refused to admit that any mistake, either intentional or unintentional, had been made.
This is only one isolated incident for the moment, but it reveals that Mitt Romney has no problem distorting the truth to get his way. This is the tip of the iceberg, and it is fair to assume that if Mitt Romney becomes President, there will be many more distortions to come. There is already plenty in Romney’s history to indicate his true character.
Reason #2 Romney Hypocrisy Runs Wild
This point could be nearly infinitely long since Mitt Romney has reversed his positions so often, it would be virtually impossible for him not to contradict himself every day on the campaign trail. Here are two examples of Romney’s inconsistency.
Mitt Romney will not release all his tax records. Barack Obama and the liberal media have been continuously hounding Mitt to put his tax records on display for the entire world to see, and the liberal collective continuously implies that Mitt must be hiding something to refuse this request. To be fair, Mitt Romney has complied to all legal requirements in this area, but his reluctance to be as transparent as most politicians does raise some eyebrows. Regardless, Mitt Romney has been a hypocrite on this subject. In years past, Romney has frequently called for others politicians to release their records, and he has used their failure to do so as a reason to assign suspicion and blame, yet now Romney pretends shock and incredulity when he is asked to do the same. To quote Mitt Romney, “What is good for the goose is good for the gander,” or at least it should be.
Another example of Mitt’s hypocrisy is the entire healthcare debate. Mitt Romney promises to dismantle Obamacare, yet as governor of Massachusetts, he passed the largest state run healthcare system ever created in the United States. When Mitt Romney is confronted on this issue, he points out the differences between Obamacare and Romneycare, but the issue is not the specifics of the plan, but whether or not the government should control healthcare in the first place. In reality, much of Obamacare is based upon Romney's Massachusetts model, and even the differences that Mitt points out are lame and at times inaccurate. One of Mitt’s favorite examples of differences between his program and Obama’s is the individual mandate, yet even this is a farce for Romney’s own plan included almost the exact same provision.
Reason #3 Mitt Romney Is a Liar
Mitt Romney’s list of flip-flops is long, well documented, and well known. The only question is, why does he keep changing his political stance?
I certainly do not think that everybody who changes his or her mind on a political issue is a liar. Everyone has a right to realize their mistakes and change their perspective based on new information or a new understanding. However, we are not talking about Mitt Romney having an epiphany and realizing he was wrong on an issue, nor are we talking about Romney having a policy change a few times. Rather, Mitt Romney has done this dozens of times in his career, and it just so happens that these changes come about at exactly the same time he is campaigning for a demographic which disapproves of his previous stance. It’s like magic. There is a need for a political revelation, and voila, poof, Romney suddenly has a revelation which would make even Joseph Smith green with envy.
There are only two possible explanations for this behavior. Either Mitt Romney is such an idiot that he simply absorbs the political values of those around him, or he is lying to the American people telling them what they want to hear just so that he can get elected.
Mitt Romney has a Bachelor of Arts in English, he was in the top five percent of business graduates at Harvard University where he earned his Master’s degree, he saved the failing corporation Bain & Company from financial ruin as their CEO, and he created a successful spin-off company called Bain Financial. He was the seventieth governor of Massachusetts, and he has now won the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
Mitt Romney is not a stupid man. Consequently, he is a liar.