dedc wrote this morning that we should believe what Mitt Romney says he wants to do. I’m not so sure we can be able to take Romney at his word about anything, given his bizarre, compulsive proclivity for lying, and that he’s been on at least two sides of every issue in his under two decades on the political scene.
But what is clear is that Mitt Romney doesn’t care about America.
The reason we care about the government is because it implements policies that affect people’s lives. Mitt Romney is or is pretending to be militantly averse to caring about policy, opting to repeatedly lie about what we are doing– “apology tour”, “entitlement society”, put free enterprise on trial”, “Fannie and Freddie caused the financial crisis”, “regulatory uncertainty”, “throw Israel under the bus”, deliberately harming America, etc.
He’s fundamentally unserious about policy; so he’s fundamentally uninterested in Americans’ lives.
At a recent debate, Romney explained to Jon Huntsman:
“I think we serve our country first by standing for people who believe in conservative principles, and doing everything in our power to promote an agenda that does not include President Obama’s agenda”
It’s hard to come up with a more, well, unpatriotic definition of patriotism. “My country, when it does what I tell it to do. Politics begins at the water’s edge.”
It seems to me that Romney, who rose to power with Bain Capital through a relentless focus on empiricism, knows better than what he’s saying. Now, we have little idea what he believes about anything, because he changes his opinion repeatedly on everything. Worse still, perhaps, the things he says he believes today have little to nothing to do with anything that’s actually happening in the real world. Voting for Mitt Romney is a reckless, hostile act.