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It's your last chance to not vote for Nazi Germany! All right, I got your attention there, didn't I? Well, yes, I know it was a cheap trick, and I'm deeply ashamed of myself for it. I mean, I used a split infitive!
What's more, I'm aware that any such mention of Nazism trivializes an unspeakable horror and that as of press time, Mitt Romney has no actual plans to send Jews, gays, gypsies, or even Big Bird to their death. I know full well that I'm being offensive and tawdry and sensational, blah blah blah. But it's your last chance to vote against Nazi Germany!
People, do you want a man running the country who doesn't stand for anything—he's only against things? Can you stomach a guy who will slash your income, especially as you age, in favor of giving tax breaks to himself? Can you tolerate a smug car salesman who will set back human rights to the 1950s, all while praising God and family and lying up a shitstorm? (No, wait, Mitt all of a sudden no longer supports the Federal Marriage Amendment, said an adviser. No, wait, she clarified, he still does. Got that? Yikes.)
The fact that Mitt boasted on TV about wanting to pull funding from PBS—something that actually elevates the landscape—gave me chills because it made clear what an insensitive boor this man really is. Only a true bully thinks of culture as something you gain points for deriding and also that the deficit can be saved by withdrawing pocket change from a kiddie show. At least he didn't declare a ban on "degenerate" art.
And can we respect a man who looked through "whole binders full of women"—or claims to have done so in his alleged quest to promote equal opportunities, which, as the Times noted, he made sound like a Herculean task? Did he not get the memo that plenty of qualified women have long been in the workplace and are pretty easy to locate without a whole lot of outside help?
"Oh, you're just preaching to the perverted," is the familiar cry, but you'd be surprised how many enlightened people I've known for years who are suddenly looking all glazed while chirping, "Who cares about Mitt's social politics? We need someone to fix the economy." I've even seen some gays turn into Romney apologists because they feel he will somehow magically get everyone jobs, a lunatic fantasy that has appeared in a puff of toxic smoke and managed to override all other concerns, leaving me choking and gagging.
But let's be serious. Has anything Romney said convinced you that he'll actually make the economy better, or that he even understands how to do so? And can we at least give Obama three points in his defense? A. Our country's plight is hardly an isolated situation. This recession thing is connected to a worldwide crisis. We're a part of an international chain of falling dominoes. B. Obama inherited the situation from eight years of a Republican presidency. By the time he stepped into the White House, all anyone cared about was mending the disaster zone created by various Repubs, banks, CEOS, and other corrupt parties. There has been some progress, but, naturally, you don't pull a country out of the wreckage overnight. C. Obama has tried to do all sorts of things—not just with the economy—and has often been stymied by the Republican presence in Congress, which has obstinately scuttled his attempts at change. And then he gets the blame!
One friend had the nerve to tell me he thinks Romney's opinions on rights issues don't matter at all because Republican presidents end up being the most agreeable ones on those topics. "After all," he argued, "George W. Bush did the most any President ever did for AIDS." Well, yes, he did more than Reagan, but Dubya's monumental paycheck for Africa (where most people with HIV are hetero) didn't convince me that he cared much about gays in our own courtyard. While he fought for "equal rights" for whole binders full of gays, he vigorously opposed same-sex marriage and adoption, sending out mixed messages with every conflicted utterance. And Romney's "the states can maybe grant gays certain benefits" routine is every bit as halfhearted, especially because he keeps drowning that out with the "man and woman equals marriage" message as if mere repetition will give it credence.
Yes, Mitt might be slick, but it's only to cover up a lack of purpose and strangely evasive intent. At first, he seemed like a better debater, but we soon realized it was only because he has the bravado that goes hand in (glad-) hand with a campaign based on spinning and flip-flopping. The guy alternates between avoiding details and making them up, convenient bouts of what Obama dubbed "Romnesia" allowing him to start anew with every sound bite.
"I don't want the reality contestant. I want the boring one," a friend of mine wisely remarked during the third and last debate. "They're both boring!" exclaimed someone else in the room, emphatically. "Yeah," replied my friend, "but Romney's sleazy boring."
We will get what we pay for. America deserves Mitt the Twit even if us enlightened souls do not. But look at the bright side: With Mitt the Twit as President we can all choose from binders full of hot women (to quote an ex-gay from a NY Times column this week) to marry. AND maybe, just maybe he'll let us marry more than one!
Romney will dismantle FEMA and the EPA
(= more $ for the people/corporations).
Leave it to the states, he says.
Maybe he'll make dams out of used etch-a-sketches?
What we need is a tidal wave
to sweep these kind of guys out of power.
This is the BEST way to help the victims
of present and future Sandys.
Watch this on youtube:
BEHIND THE VEIL: Never-Before-Seen Footage of Secret Mormon Temple Rituals
This ritual is ridiculous and scary.
Romney was a Mormon Bishop.
His election would begin the worldwide theocracy headed by Mormons.
Mormon temple rituals have been a closely held secret. Until now.For the first time in the 180-year history of Mormonism (LDS church), secret Mormon temple rituals have been captured on film. Watch hidden camera images of the sworn oath, known as the "Law of Consecration," that Mitt Romney has vowed to obey, an oath that requires faithful Mormons to consecrate all of their "time, talents and everything" in their lives to the spread of Mormonism and it's goal of a worldwide theocracy headed by Mormons.
It is astounding to me that the American public can be so stupid, selfish, and blind that they would even consider a two-faced, flip-flopping, pathological liar like Mittens for President. If you think of every nauseating, disturbing, disgraceful tactic the Republicans have used throughout history, combine them with a washed-up game show host and an incompetent used car salesman, multiply them by ten and divide them in half; you come up with: Romoney / Lyin' Ryan. Get with it, America. Vote with you're heart instead of your wallet....and more than anything else, use you're brain.
While Michael may be exaggerating a tad about a Nazi menace, it's important to remember that the Nazis came to power in Germany with the support of many industrialists and their firms, like still well-known companies such as Bayer & BASF. And it's well-known that Henry Ford supported Hitler until it became extremely inconvenient for him to do so (after the US joined the war effort).
In addition, the Bush/Nazi comparisons (that conservatives whine about) were actually true, if you are referring to W's grandfather Senator Prescott Bush. There are files in the US National Archives showing that a compay that Prescott Bush was a director of, was involved with the financial architects of Nazism. Not rumours, but truth.
So while we may not have any evidence that Romeny has any ties, direct or indirect, to Nazis, he IS an industrialist, and in my book, that's just as bad.
It sickens me to ponder President Obama, a man of great moral fiber and superb intelligence is in a purported political battle with a disingenuous oily pathogen named Mitt
Michael - you are our Gay HERO! This is the most important election of our lifetime. President Obama has delivered every promise and more to the LGBT community. President Obama repealed DADT, supports job security and civil rights for Gays, equal pay for all women and he supports Gay Marriage, appointed 2 woman(family) to the Supreme Court. For this short list alone President Obama deserves 100% support from the Gay community across our nation. Gay Rights and Women's Rights could be CRUSHED if the balance of the Supreme Court becomes more conservative - 2 liberal justices are hanging to life by a thread; if Romney gets to choose we will be hurt badly for more than 50 years. President Obama is the first president in my lifetime to embrace LGBT concerns and say it out loud on stage at the National Democratic Convention on tv to the whole nation (in other words he didn't whisper it or bury it in the platform). President Obama shored up our banks and the stock market were in free fall toward a Depression worse than the Great Depression when he took office. We are finally coming out of that hole and moving towards prosperity. Michael, I am from your generation - more than 1/2 of us died from AIDS while Ronald Reagan and the GOP did nothing and never once spoke the name AIDS. Our generation was dying and they condemned us as sinners rather than use government resources to save our lives. Those were very bleak years. We made progress under Clinton; but the culture wars came back with a feverish pitch under Bush/Cheney/Rove! The GOP used wedge issues like Gay marriage to get out their hateful base. I do not want to go back to those horrible times - ever. If Romney/Ryan/Rove were to get into office - they would eviscerate all funding for AIDS programs like ADAP, free HIV testing and prevention. Gays are low hanging fruit for the GOP to bash, bully and cut vital programs which have helped keep my Gay brothers with AIDS alive - people we know will suffer more, be unable to afford their medications, lose their housing subsidies become homeless and die much sooner. We can avert this tragedy. THE GAY COMMUNITY NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND VOTE TO REELECT PRESIDENT OBAMA OR WE WILL RETURN TO HORRIBLE TIMES WHERE BEING GAY COULD GET YOU FIRED, BASHED, BULLIED OR KILLED!
Hurricane Sandy is proof of Climate Change - the GOP denies it is happening. President Obama believes in Climate Change and is trying to prevent things getting worse. If we don't act now New York will sink into the ocean!
Herr Musto... You are one hell of a sick SOB. You need to be taken to the wood shed. Apparently you have never been there.
Romney is a nazi. Classic liberal kneejerk rhetoric. Next in line is fun stuff like Romnesia. How about stuff like Obamanations like avoiding saying anything about Benghazi. Hurricane Sandy is actually an Obamawind so he can act presidential without having to answer up.
Throughout this whole campaign, Romney has sounded to me what he truly is...an entitled corporate wonk on a major scale. I used to work in BigLaw (IT) and you'd always get the yearly pep talk about how "you" (the little people...unsaid) mattered in getting the firm's business done..("We couldn't do it without YOU!)...yet when salary review time came around, you only hear how "un" or "barely" satisfying you were...nevermind how much you were pressured to sacrifice time for the firm.
See America? You're not pulling your weight!! Managers have to motivate you for your own good!! The "lazy" folks are sponging off your efforts!! That's why you have (and I like you,) a 0.13% (after taxes) raise..."sigh, I wish it was more, but yours is the highest in your department!!" (BIG SMILE!! PAT ON BACK!!)
Feel better now?
Oh, yeah, don't get old... and learn every tech toy out there on your own time.
Are you saying that the president is so powerful he can create hurricanes? Cool.
@Guest Hahaha. No, maybe not create hurricanes but he certainly can take advantage of one or a situation. Is god on his side?