Apparently the Mormon ‘faith’ must isolate individuals from popular culture and the vernacular of the times. Why else would Mitt Romney respond when asked about one of his surrogate SuperPac’s resurrecting the tired old non-controversy about Reverend Jeremiah Wright by saying “I read about it on the ‘aircraft’…(?)
Who talks in such a dated vernacular? Who rambles on about the height of trees? For that matter, what other modern politician is oblivious to the reality of their every move being filmed, documented and otherwise recorded, besides Mitt Romney? He seem to think he can say anything — change his position countless times without justifying his contradictions — sounding like Ward Cleaver blithely unaware that people are looking at him as if he’s just beamed-in from another planet.
We hear a lot of talk from pundits stating a large contingent of American voters consider Barack Obama to be the ‘other’ — an outsider who is not one of them. Some of those people merely have a fear of anyone with dark skin, but refuse to own up to their prejudice. (They make an exception for John Boehner…) Others who remain suspicious of Obama don’t know what to do with a ‘non-hoodie’ wearing well spoken black man. But those people are stupid enough to think Treyvon Martin was killed by his hoodie, and they’re comfortable believing that. What those same people fail to recognize, is Barack Obama is the populist and hero of the common man AND woman of all stripes. Mitt Romney is not. Mitt Romney doesn’t breath the same air as the rest of us. You can hear it in his every word and ever off-key note of his excruciating a’capella rendition of ‘America the Beautiful.’ Mitt Romney is a stuffed-suit. He’s the perfect candidate for corporate lobbyinsts like Grover “Beelzebub” Norquist’s and his evil designs…
To quote Grover himself:
“All we have to do is replace Obama… We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate. Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States.” In other words, were Romney to loose a finger on his dominant hand, Grover Norquist would become America’s dictator defacto.
But back to the prospective role of Romney as Shill-in Chief: While the Romney’s fly from one empty auditorium to another spreading their ‘Conehead’ philosophy of life in an alternate universe, even Ann Romney appears to be hopelessly out of touch with the average American’s reality. Who pays $900 for an ugly T-shirt? Especially one with a big, gross dead fish wrapped around her neck? I eat for 4 1/2 months on what Ann Romney pays for one god-awful tacky T-shirt. The Romney’s don’t connect with anyone, because they honestly live on a different planet where people install car elevators in their beach houses and multiple homes. To quote Mitt Romney on this and all other questions, “Ha. Ha. Ha.” That’s what passes for laughter in the ‘wild and crazy’ Romney household.
There’s been much ado about Seamus the Irish setter imprisoned and sick in an “air-tight” cage – (is there really such a thing?) – strapped to the roof of the Romney family car for a 1000 mile trip to Canada. Why is that important? Because it shows a complete and total lack of empathy for the poor beast. ‘We the People’ can expect no better treatment from him if elected president. We hear about Romney gay-bashing an allegedly ‘queer’ classmate while at Cranbrook Prep — and to this day, Mitt remains homophobic and opposed to extending the same rights to all taxpaying citizens based on preconceived prejudice. The man repeatedly demonstrates no empathy or understanding of the human condition and the struggles of normal people. At Bain Capital, Mitt routinely destroyed whole communities of lives bleeding companies dry and shipping jobs overseas while getting richer and richer stashing his ill-gotten gains in offshore bank accounts. This man is missing so much human empathy and fundamental integrity, that I’d be surprised if he casts a reflection in a mirror. What’s so frightening, is the GOP is running a stuffed-suit candidate who will take orders from Grover Norquist, who is himself NOT NOW nor ever WAS an elected official. He’s a corporate financial lobbyist.
Mitt has enough digits to sign all manor of destructive legislation AND he’s demonstrated complete indifference to both man and beast. Once all is said and done, Mitt Romney is a very handsome man in a sexless, plastic mannequin sort of way, and he’s willing to be putty in the hands of corporate overlords. Romney is either clueless about the plight of real average American, or he simply doesn’t care. And he can’t sing. Or laugh convincingly. Perhaps Ann Romney wore the cold-fish T-shirt on purpose, it defines them as a couple.