Tuesday, October 16, 2012


ACTUALLY......According to the dictionary, a hypocrite is someone who pretends to have admirable principles, beliefs or feelings, but behaves otherwise.  The person who immediately comes to mind is Mitt Romney.  He will say anything to get elected!  I've written before that I believe he changes his policy positions to whatever he thinks will benefit him the most and, of course, to whatever crowd he is speaking to.

As Mr. Dionne of the Washington Post has written, "Mitt Romney treats himself as a product, not a person, and that Republicans cannot defend their proposals in terms that are acceptable to the majority of the voters".  He has lied so many times and vacillated so frequently, I'm not sure even he knows what he has previously said.  Romney has said he was going to "reinvent himself", into a confident candidate.  I don't think that was a lie, I just don't think he knows how.  When interviewed by Fox news about his 47% debacle, his response was, "Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn’t come out right, and in this case I said something that’s just completely wrong."    No apology.  Guess he doesn't know that you can't un-ring a bell.  It seems that a new Romney appears on a monthly, weekly and sometimes daily basis.  

Last year he moved far to the right on immigration, only because Rick Perry was a moderate on that issue. Now, he's back-tracking and trying to court the Latino vote.  

On his tax policy the right wasn't happy, no problem, he just came out with his new tax plan that included a 20% cut in income tax rates.  In the primaries he insisted that he wanted the tax cut to go to everyone including the top 1%.  But that's not working too well now since he wrote off 47% of Americans.  In his first debate he said he didn't want to cut rich peoples taxes, saying "I'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people".   The one thing that Romney and Ryan won't comprise is that they believe every problem in the economy can be solved by throwing more money at the wealthy through tax cuts.

Hold on to your hat, he's made another swing - this time it's on abortion.  It's easy to find online where he passionately claimed that he is absolutely committed to a woman's right to choose, and that he is definitely opposed to abortion. Yes, he swayed again when he told the Des Moines Register that "there's no legislation that I'm familiar with that would become a part of my agenda". I have to refer to Mr. Dionne again - when he says "there is an underlying reason for Romney's shifting. It's the same reason Paul Ryan always resorts to budget speak and mathematical gobbedlygook to evade explaining the impact of his budgets on actual human beings".  Romney has to keep changing the packaging because he knows that the policies inside the box are not what the voters are looking for".