Mitt Romney: So Desperate To Get Elected That He’s Saying Things That Are Counter To The Interest Of The Country, And He Knows It

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.

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3 Responses to Mitt Romney: So Desperate To Get Elected That He’s Saying Things That Are Counter To The Interest Of The Country, And He Knows It

  1. dedc79 says:

    Yeah, this may sound counterintuitive, but I think both that he’s a pathological liar and that we should believe what he says now. If only because it’s the clearest indication we have of how he will act as President. These are the “promises” by which he will be judged.

  2. Mike says:

    The fact that the GOP’s best hope for winning the Presidency in 2012 involves a venture capitalist trying to come out ahead in a debate that will likely center on the decline of the middle class, outsourcing, and the rich getting richer, is sadly ironic. There’s nothing wrong with venture capitalists, but sometimes the electorate brings an overriding mood to the ballot box, and nominating Romney during these trying economic times is kind of like nominating a Washington insider during a year where the voters are focusing on reform.

    He is the best GOP candidate by default, the only one in this field who is both well-funded and can win more than 40% of the popular vote, but that’s more of an indictment on the current state of the party than it is a compliment for him. Personally, I do think that Romney cares about policy and probably doesn’t believe most of what he has to say on the campaign trail, but good, bad, or ugly, he knows what he has to do to close the deal, not unlike what he did as a venture capitalist.

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