Geopolitical freefall with Dr. Strange Mitt….

Mitt Romney is a sociopath.  This is one of the most foolish, confused and incompetent presidential candidates we’ve seen in years.  He makes George W. Bush look reflective, clear headed and well informed.  During the final presidential debte, Willard Mitt Romney made it abundantly CLEAR that he is completely UNclear about everything including that which is NUclear.  I’m not saying, mind you, that Romney is stupid, only that he has a barely nodding acquaintance with truth and reality.  The man tells bold faced lies contradicting himself on a daily basis.  Whatever it takes to close the deal.  All appearances indicate that Mitt and the “truth” have never been formally introduced.  Truth is an unnecessary commodity for snake oil salesmen, and Mitt Romney went on record once again turning his back on his own repeatedly stated positions as if no one has been following him around for the past five years recording his words and documenting his platform.

Barack Obama knocked Mitt Romney out with a one-two punch when Mitt got all histrionic about our historic military naval needs.   Obama reminded the inexperienced one term Governor from Massachusetts that we’re living in a modern world.  Romney said: “Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917, the Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now at under 285. … We’re headed down to the low 200s if we go through a sequestration. That’s unacceptable to me.”  Obama retorted with: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”  It was difficult not to laugh out loud.  Romney proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is completely unprepared to lead the country, even as he faked his way through being a centrist in order to hornswoggle the nation’s sane voters into believing he isn’t the same crackpot firebrand he’s was impersonating as recently as last week.  And certainly not the same man who campaigned during the Republican primaries.  No one knows WHO he is.  Like him or not (and I genuinely do) you know who Barack Obama is, and you know where he stands.  Obama is a thoughtful man of consistency and integrity.   Romney is crazed with lust after a position of power he hasn’t the slightest idea how to constructively use.  The man is a fool.

Heaven help us if the American electorate is naive enough to elect Romney for president, because if they do, it will be obvious that we as a nation learned absolutely nothing from the recent historic catastrophe laughingly known though our tears as the “Bush mis-Administration.”  At this point in time, there is absolutely no need to switch our commander and chief midstream.  We’re doing just fine with the guy we already have holding the office.  Progress may be slow, but it’s steady.

- Dissociated Press, 10/23/2012

6 thoughts on “Geopolitical freefall with Dr. Strange Mitt….

  1. I am fortunate that we have mail-in or early drop-off ballots here. My votes for Obama/Biden and a complete Blue ticket are already on record. As is my vote to support marriage equality and the legalization of marijuana (not just medical now) and several OTHER progressive ideas. There is even one issue here in Washington state that I’ve reversed my prior opinion on. And no, this is NOT flip-flopping. In 2010 we were voting on a rule to mandate that our state Congress needed a 2/3rds majority to assess new taxes. I voted yes. I’ve now seen the gridlock and deadlock that this puts on our government, where no work can get accomplished, no revenue raised no matter how dire the need. So when we had the vote to extend this mandate, I said no.
    Now, Mittens wants us to raise a 1918 navy. With coal fired battle wagons and frigates and mortar boats, submarines that can only go 100 feet down for two hours, small cruisers and destroyers, and seaplane tenders. And let’s not forget coaling barges, munitions ships, prison ships, and all the sundry other little non-combatant vessels that our “Great White Fleet” of the twenties and thirties had. The tens of thousands of support vessels are as useful as screen doors on a submarine. Or wheels on a donkey. They just don’t make any sense in the modern combat zone. Want to know a dirty little secret that no politician will say? The modern aircraft carrier is JUST as useless on the modern war against terror. Terrorists don’t have air bases to strike, power plants to bomb, strategic targets to go after. They don’t feel threatened by having one of these nuke-catchers parked in their yard. They also won’t have anything to go head-to-head with the Joint Strike Fighter or the F-22 Raptor. Large, expensive military expenditures like this are a Cold War relic, just as assuredly as the bunker shelter at that Baltimore hotel where the Congress, Pentagon, and President could ride out a nuclear holocaust in safety. We need uparmored HUMMER’s and armored assault vehicles, troop carrying aircraft, forward command vessels at sea, small “riverboats” and proper easy to carry arms and equipment for the ground troops. Rather like the military of Israel, Germany, England, France and Italy already have. If we want a military that can protect us, we need a small, fast, potent strike force, not the bloated, huge “power projection” that our military has become. Not the pork generator that it is.
    But you’ll never see a politician in our nation say this, because they’d lose too many votes as too many Americans realize that yes, the Government DOES create tens of thousands of jobs. Those trillions of tax dollars are being spent somewhere, and it is not on investments on Wall Street. It is in things that have people employed, for good or ill.
    But Romney will never see this, because the government spending is just taking his precious 1%er’s money away to give it to poor people who are not willing to be responsible to themselves. His sociopathic, narrow, narcissistic viewpoint cannot see that the USA is not a corporation to be run to benefit the bottom line, but a charitable organization to be operated to meet the bottom tier of our society. The bottom 1% are just as worthwhile as the top 1%, and far more in need of the assistance of a compassionate leader than that top 1% is. The top has their own advocates, their own financial resources to get their needs met by. The bottom 1% does not. And Romney would leave them that way. We cannot afford his form of administration, just as we cannot afford to keep fighting World War Two and the Cold War.
    Peace, and pray with me for the rapid end to this interminable election season.

    • I am so freaked out over how tight the race has gotten. All the dimwits who can rattle off sports scores for the past two decades are finally lifting their heads just in time to see Romney’s latest impersonation. It makes my head hurt. BTW – Somewhere I have an incredible video of an aircraft carrier in use, that might change your mind about their usefulness. It did mine. Damn, I just looked, and must of deleted it. I’ll ask a friend if she can re-send it to me.

      • Beihl, remember, I come from a military family. Not only do I know what a carrier can do, I can go see several of them in a 30 minute drive. (Check for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The satellite image is impressive. 1 active carrier, 4 retired but whole. 19 nuclear subs of various classes, plus a large assortment of other surface ships.) I know the sort of damage they can deal, and to what sort of targets. Yes, it is impressive, but going in after dug in terror cells in the mountains of Kandahar Province, no, not so good at. And while we currently possess half of all the aircraft carriers on Earth, and ours are much more massive and powerful, we still feel the need to spend $6.2 billion each for three more that are currently in the works. that’s $18.6 BILLION for what? National Security? Who can meet us in any conflict that a carrier would be necessary for? If there is anyone, if 11 carriers aren’t enough to be safe, 14 will? Or will it take 18, 20, 30? How many times the rest of the worlds military does it take before we can “feel safe”? Then consider, there are supersonic “cruise” missiles on the market. Most nuclear powers can make a thermonuclear device that can fit in a foot locker, and on those supersonic cruise missiles. Cheaply. And the defense systems of a modern US carrier cannot stop a small, low-flying supersonic threat like these cruise missiles, which would take out the whole carrier task force, which is at least one carrier and up to a dozen screening vessels, for upwards of 20,000 lives.
        Want another stockpile shocker? Look at Davis-Monthan Air force Base in Tucson, AZ. Stockpiled in reserve there is the fifth largest air force in the world, with the active roster for the Air Force is MUCH bigger. We currently have the largest contingent of combat experienced troops in the world. Why? I was always told when there is a who, or a why, follow the money. WHO is getting RICH making our military SO over-the-top gigantic? What possible motives could they have for this? I don’t believe that it has anything to do with a conspiracy theory to take over the world. It HAS to be about money. Money denied to the middle class and poor to cover health care, education, safer roads, safety from crime, research that would make all our lives richer, fuller, more abundant in peace, in friendship.
        So, yes, an aircraft carrier is a big, intimidating sabre to rattle, and a scary tool when in use.

  2. In keeping with the Dr. Strangelove theme, I will now think of Mitt Romney as the “Purity of Essence” candidate. And can you imagine a better Dr. Strangelove than Romney fundraiser Dick Cheney?

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