Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reading Faces

"Hey, did I just score political points, or what?"

"This is a very serious situation, that demands serious people addressing it."

The photos, which I got from here, were taken at the respective news conferences today, about events in Libya and Egypt. See links at the end of the previous post to understand the mendacity and ineptitude of The Rominee's. As others have said, his press conference amounted to announcing "I'm not ready to be president." I'd add "and, being the craven panderer that I am, who'll say and do anything to get elected but has no clue what to do if it happens, I never will be."

Readers surely know what an amiable person I am: level-headed, willing to give credit where it's due. Trusting. Benefit-of-the-doubt sort of guy. So it's in that spirit that I suggest, as calmly as possible, that Mitt Romney is the most disgusting candidate for president ever brought forth by a major political party. And that includes the nasty and paranoid Richard Nixon and the pleasantly misguided and amusingly confused Ronald Reagan. Other than the bottom line, Mitt Romney has no bottom line: no level to which he wouldn't descend to get a vote, no opinion he wouldn't change, no statement he wouldn't make when told to by those paying for his candidacy. Having no standards of his own, he has no basis for even judging the statements he's told to make.

The idea of Mitt Romney, a man with no evidence of humanity or core beliefs, being president (oh, he's helped old ladies across the street and, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, didn't take a salary as governor and donated his Olympic pay to his church -- and, therefore, believes Jesus is on his way to Missouri), with self-interested billionaires pulling his strings and teabaggers giving him his political directions, having shown no strength of his own convictions, no basis for making judgments other than whether he thinks it'll do him personal good, is starting to make me physically ill. No hyperbole. It makes me sick to think about it.

I wonder what Paul Ryan thinks, in the center of his numerically-challenged mind, about the guy to whose star he's become hitched. Having been told to have no thoughts of his own, to agree with Mitt whatever he says. Talk about being made to feel sick! For him it's too late. The rest of us still have the chance to vote "no."

[Here's what an ambassador who's served Ds and Rs thinks. Sarah Palin, of course, thinks Romney spoke words of wisdom. On the other hand, if she didn't I'd wonder if I had this wrong.]


  1. This one is just staggering. Someone made a hateful anti-Islam film, knowing it would provoke the worst in the Middle East and essentially daring the people he believed to be subhuman to do it. The American embassy in Cairo apologized that that film and its insults existed.

    Mitt Romney promised to make no political attacks on 9/11.

    And so, at 10:30 the night of 9/11, Mitt emails the press but requests they not report it till after midnight, in which he blames Obama for apologizing to the jerks who blew up our ambassador and his fellows in the Libyan embassy--even though that hadn't happened yet at the time the embassy in Cairo made that statement.

    That is the timeline. Those are the facts. Romney knew exactly what he was doing, and his cynicism beggars belief. I was very heartened to read one undecided voter on the WaPo board say, that's it. Obama it is. Romney's out.

    I think today will go down as the day Romney lost.

  2. And I thought the Chimpsmirk was ugly.

    Rmoney brings schadenfreude to a whole new level; his face says it so clearly. "Yeah, I'm a dick, so what?

    Deal with it!



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