When we look at Mitt Romney speak those of us who have compassion for our fellow-man tend to see someone who lacks total inspiration or compassion for his fellow-man. Not only does he walk with a rod up his back in his tight controlled steps in his ever constant white shirt and blue jeans, but he also reminds too many of us as a ‘stick man’. The reason he does not resonate with us is that too many of us cannot decide if he is the ‘stick man’ or ‘the tin man without a heart’. His appearance defies the reality of his true character and the Social economic status that he is, while too many of us do not have a clue as to what, if any character, remains in what appears to be a hollow frame.
We do know that Mitt Romney is hiring the accounting firm that worked on and came up with the Ryan plan as his financial advisers. We know that Mitt, although 65, does not need to personally worry about healthcare or collecting a Social Security check because as owner of Bain Capital he is worth $250 million,although we are yet to see a full disclosure of his taxes over the last 10 years,unlike any other candidate in the History of America who have run for the office of President.
When asked direct questions such as:” will you adopt the Lilly Ledbetter Act,support close the Loopholes Act,The Violence Against Women Bill, The Paycheck Fairness Act along with a slew of other questions, that benefit the middle class, along with the questions on the Obama policy while you work towards a comprehensive immigration bill or let the Barack Obama decision on immigration for Latinos stand,” he refuses to answer a direct question that may offend the Conservative Right. So far the man has won the Republican primaries both on his erroneous concepts of the poor population as well as the middle class, who he professes to care about, even though he lacks entire knowledge of the fact that it is the middle class who have had to depend on the food stamps that he and fellow Republicans malign.
Huge amounts of money spent by Billionaires is the only thing that is propping Mitt Romney up to appear to be one of us even though we do not see that from the man himself. We have enough evidence from overheard conversation that the views that Mitt Romney tells campaigning are not the views he tells his comrades in arms and yet he continues to do well in the polls and too many of us have to ask, “WHY?”.
We see a man when left on his own says,”I love firing people”,ties a dog to the roof of his car, and has not evolved far from being the bully he was in highschool that does have an aptitude for firing people in his resume and uses that on his campaign trail to convince people that he will instead give the middle class jobs when elected. We still have to ask “Why?”
This stick man leaves those of us who are passionate about our Country, compassionate about the welfare of all Americans, and of the less judgemental mentality, cold. Those who have a total lack of compassion on the other hand can simply say I don’t care I am going to vote for him anyway. Once more we have to ask,” why?”
Then the answers start coming to us when we hear and see people say I don’t care who or what he is I will vote for Mitt Romney because my Pastor, Priest, or Clergyman tells me I will go to hell if I do not vote Republican. Those damn liberals are letting the government-run my life even when the person speaking hasn’t had a descent paycheck since the days of Reagan. The list of brainwashed responses and people who vote for a one point issue or as they are told by those who indoctrinate them just the same way as they did their Grand Dad and Dad is bred into them for generations and too many Americans vote without having a clue as to what and who their Party protects. In short too many of the middle class has and will continue to vote against their own rights and needs. Others have voted because they feel to be Republican gives them the image of being Upper class as they struggle to keep out of foreclosure and yet we wonder why people will vote for Mitt Romney, the stick man, the tin man, the man who will only say he likes to fire us?
While in Wisconsin Mitt Romney said his solution along with that of the Republican Party is to fire people. We hear him say that and it throws those of us who care into a frenzy to get out the vote against him. Mitt Romney’s exact words were,”President Obama wants to hire more Teachers, Policeman and Firefighters did he not get the message that Wisconsin sent him and that is We need to fire more Teachers, Policemen, and Firefighters and not hire more.” The group he left out that President Obama also wants to hire are more Construction workers but Mitt Romney could not include those workers in Wisconsin because many of those workers have been won over by the NRA or National Rifle Association who has so convincingly convinced them that the Democrats will take away their guns.
I am always amazed when I hear people say they are only Republican because the Democrats will take away their guns. These are the same people who do better during Democratic Administrations and still they will deny their own livelihood because the NRA has so convincingly told them that the liberals will deny them their right to carry a gun. The same people who would deny women a right to their own body and profess to be pro-life will say let the women die when it comes to protecting a fertilized egg.
How can anyone be so dispassionate or even profess to be pro-life with this kind of mentality, we have to ask? These groups are so indoctrinated as to believe that their total Patriotism for their Country, their livelihood,and their Constitutional rights are only protected by the Republican Party and they will vote on that to the detrimate to their own futures because the dispassionate amongst them resonates with them. Their desire for the truth does not exist outside of Conservative media or their Republican heritage.
I have talked to many of these people who are for the most part filled with anger to the point of hate for what they call “the bleeding heart Liberal” which they believe everyone who calls themselves Democrat really are. Too many times, they have judgmental minds or know what is right for everyone and “By God’ that is how every human being on earth needs to live. Often their attitude of “Screw you! What are you going to do for me?” is the only thing that resonates with them, so it is easy to convince them that the “Tin man” will make sure they are hired for a job that will solve all their problems.Too many of them are so blinded by the lies told them that they fail to see the fallacy in the brainwashing that has been done on them.
Ask any one of them if road construction,agriculture, and jobs statistically do better when a Democratic or Republican controlled House and Senate is in control or when a Republican controlled House and Senate is in control and they will most usually answer,”yes it was true when the Democrats had control we did better but those damn liberals are out to take away my guns and grow government to control my life.” “We all know they are communists and socialist who are threatening our Religious rights.”"Obama is a Muslim and not even a citizen.” Some are even professing that President Obama should be held for treason and yet the ‘Tin Man’ does nothing to stop that conversation, unlike John McCain did. There is not an ounce of truth to any of these lies but no one will convince them otherwise.
When asked which President was in office when gun controls were placed on them they have no answer other than the same old script that has been read to them from the NRA handbook for generations. In Reality no President has ever denied the right to hunters to own guns or have they ever denied the American people the right to protect themselves against ambush or break in.
Compassionate Americans may not support the vigilante attitudes that we have laws against but neither did the Republican Administrations until the Tea Party sponsored governors took control of our own States backed by Conservative appointed judges. The only way this will change is when the American people wake up and see their white child being killed by these same guns and laws. Too many of these rednecks feel totally dispassionate against anyone who is not white and the lack of compassion that many of us see in Mitt Romney, and leaves us cold, is also in the people who will vote for him regardless of how destructive it will be to their own lives and livelihood.
The compassionate amongst us: who do believe that we are responsible for more than just ourselves and that the system will never be fixed if we deny life to women who die in childbirth, unless we vote for pro-choice; all minorities are as entitled as we the white population are to life,liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,and to decide their own path to their own dreams; as Americans we simply must believe that to do the right thing is to include all people who love the Country we love ,as we do; and finally that Wall Street and the Republican Party needs to quit fighting against “a fair wage for a fair days work” or “ equal pay for equal work,” in their effort to get cheap labor for corporation or the middle class will be destroyed;are being drowned out by these Tea Party and Conservative groups and media who are spreading these messages of lies and hate.
To be pro-life does not mean that we, mere mankind gets to choose who dies and lives or if they die but we live. We let the supreme Court according to our Constitution and God decide those issues as we do not have the right or the obligation to force our views or opinions on others who do not think or believe as we do. It is God’s job to judge and ours to live the best life that is within our own power to live while understanding the same for our fellow-man by knowing that Americans do not interfer in the Freedom we are all entitled to enjoy, while those who hire us pay fair wages so we all can enjoy that freedom. It means we vote to protect those rights for all Americans even when it takes government to ensure that right against the dispassionate and the greedy.
To vote in America means to vote for all the issues that makes Democracy great. We do not vote only if we are pro-life or pro-choice or according to what the NRA tells us. Too many have told me too often that they will vote only because of those issues even though the middle class and the working poor continue to lose income in wages and their children do not always eat unless they are in school. All the issues and who will fight for us the men, women, and children as Americans and as dedicated workers whose diversity makes America work because of our compassion for our fellow-man, appears to be lacking in the totally dispassionate Americans that I have unfortunately known.
Although the Republicans added more government agencys in the Reagan years through the Bush years (75 to be exact) than ever added by a Democratic held control; Although Reagan adopted an abortion bill while Governor of California; Although Reagan increased taxes four times while in office; although Reagan failed to attempt to balance any budgets and was the first President in office who saw a trillion-dollar deficit, these same people who would destroy our Democracy and continue to vote for the Party that does not give,” a tinker’s damn,” about our, the middle class future success, invoke the name of Ronald Reagan and how he is like them and their proud leader. Their followers only have an image of the man, apparently,as Jeb Bush said, “this Republican bunch would never have voted for Ronald Reagan.” Ronald Reagan would not have tolerated these bigots either. Sometimes we do hear and know the truth.
Just like too many dispassionate people,amongst us,will continue electing these dispassionate leaders,like Mitt Romney appears to be since we have no idea who he is,out of a sense of image or ignorance, those of us who truly give a damn about the future of all Americans must show up to vote in November.
We need to stop this dispassion or hate that is growing in the ranks of America by re-electing those who do care about the middle class and the rights of all Americans. We can all find that out by checking out their voting records as well as their attendance records when important bills protecting our rights are voted on. Otherwise listening with a common sense given to most of us when questions we want answered are avoided will tell us all exactly what we need to know. When questions are not answered we know they will never agree to the needs of “We the People,” or they will lie about it as a general rule,when they do answer the question. Candidates, unlike the convicted, should never be instructed to not answer our questions simply because if they do we will never vote for them. Vote Democrat in November.
Late Additon a day later: I am bending over in laughter as just a day later, Mitt Romney appeared in Florida to campaign in a suit and tie. I have been told his team monitors my blog but never believed it. Perhaps others saw through his blue jeans and white shirt as I have—-chuckle