Thursday, February 2, 2012

Me On A Soapbox; Mitt In The Dog House

You know where I go wrong?  It's listening to the radio in my vehicle.  One minute I'm bopping along to a jazzy little tune and the next minute I'm being bombarded with updates from the real world.  I obviously need to start listening to more Cd's, because as I've mentioned before, I'm not a fan of the news in general, political news in particular.

So what was the political news story I took exposure from today?  Mitt Romney is not concerned about the poor!  What he actually said was this: “I’m in this race because I care about Americans.  I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there if it needs repair I'll fix it.  I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling and I’ll continue to take that message across the nation."  Excuse me?!?!  Come again?!?!  Now I could be wrong (I'm not but I didn't want to sound arrogant) but I think that comment has made Mitt just about as popular as the lazy kid that pees in the pool.

Alright Mitt, as an American born, middle class, middle aged, church going, registered to vote but not registered to any political party, extremely practical, somewhat conservative, don't so much mind paying my taxes but do mind seeing my tax dollars wasted, no matter how hard I try even I'm not completely oblivious to our country's problems, mother of two, who likes candlelit dinners, and long walks on the beach... let me try and explain to you why you're at great risk to be beat up by an angry mob of very poor people wearing ungently used thread bare clothes, whose last meal might or might not have come from a dumpster, whose most prized possession is a piece of cardboard reading "will work for food" that doubles as a pillow after commuter traffic clears,  and currently resides at "where ever I can share a fire without being beat up"; why that 90, 95 percent heart of the America you're so concerned with probably won't bother to call 911; and why the very rich in this country might not be bothered by any of this as long as it doesn't take place on the red carpet leading into their "saving the world one $500 plate at a time" black tie affair.
  •  the very poor and the very rich are citizens of the United States of America.  The position you seek is President of the United States of America, not President of the heart of America (according to you) of the United States of America. 
  • we know you're not concerned with the very poor, it would seem that no one in politics is.  You're just the only one that was stupid enough to allow yourself to be recorded saying it out loud, on national television, so it can be replayed over and over and over...
  • we all know that the very rich are doing just fine.  We, the have nots, know this by the fact that they, the haves, can afford the necessities for living, the frivolities for play, and occasionally politicians.  You, the pretentious idiot hopeful for 12', know this because... well, your a politician; and even we, the have nots, are smart enough to know that any politician running an election campaign, especially an election campaign for the presidency, had better be able to sniff out a have that's doing just fine with the same precision of a feline locating catnip. With that having been said, being very rich is still not just cause to be forsaken by your country.
  • what's this "if it needs repair" bull hockey?  That safety net is obviously not working, and hasn't been working for quite some time now.
  • you nonchalantly make the statement that you'll "fix it", but you don't appear to have a plan to do that. (then again why would you have an actual plan to fix something you don't seem to think is in ill repair)  So unless you have a magic wand shoved up your sleeve (or some other orifice) I think you're going to be hard pressed to sell the voters on your net weaving and repairing abilities.
  • one last thing: those Americans that you call "the very heart of the America, the 90, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling", those Americans that are trying so hard to keep from falling, those Americans that you're so concerned about that you're willing to turn your back on the rest of the nation just so you can help them?  Well a good portion of those Americans are no more than one missed paycheck away from losing the struggle and falling, and even a pretentious idiot such as yourself knows that those Americans are not going to fall up.
I can guarantee that a part of the very poor of today were a part of the struggling heart of America this time last year.  Then they lost the struggle, fell down, missed the net, and now there's a man who isn't concerned about them wanting control of the nation.  A nation where everyone is entitled a vote; the very poor, the very rich, and the struggling.

So here I am marking Mitt Romney off my list for pretentious idiot of choice in 12' and wondering who's left?!?! 

Hey!!  Are we still allowed write in's?  How does everybody feel about Mike Rowe?!?!  He's not going to find a dirtier job than this! 

1 comment:

  1. It's a sad pitiful group we have to choose from for our next president.....I'm going to write in my dog Otto. he has lots of time, and tons of energy, a willingness to listen, and he's never met a person he didn't like, whether rich or poor. ---and if they smell like a dumpster I'm sure he likes that even better! And he is UNDOUBTEDLY smarter than anyone in the race. He can fetch, catch, and sit! lol