Random Thoughts on Romney's So-called Victory

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Here are a few seminal thoughts emerging from the fog of the first Presidential Debate:

1. If Romney does wind up taking the oath of office, he might become the first president impeached and convicted for perjury in  doing so.

2. Romney's distaste for Chinese money of course didn't apply during  his reign at Bain.

3. If President Obama had  brought  up the  47% remarks  that  Romney  made at a private fund raiser, Romney was on the qui vive   to admit that in hindsight he was "completely wrong". Which would have made the debate stage a 'covering-the behind site'.

4. If Romney shuts down Sesame Street,   a fantasy neighboorhood would be boarded up because  of  the real  misplaced priorities of a greedy privileged  moneyed-class.

5. And what is even worse, Romney actually  seems to relish the role of Mr. Potter.

6. Romney recently told 60 Minutes that his favorite president is John Adams. Apparently Mitt forgot that Mr. Adams once  said: "The object of a superior man is truth."  Ouch!

7. Though he has unequivocally  earned a lot of disparaging epithets, like "Governor Etch-a-Sketch" and the "Chamelion Candidate", I offer yet another: the title of an  old movie in which Jimmy Cagney plays  the silent film star Lon Chaney, "The Man of a 1000 Faces". The similarity of Chaney with Cheney is especially serendipitous.

8. Isn't Romney's willingness to deep-six Big Bird so typical of the Republican Right? The Ryan budget plan for Medicare , they claim, wouldn't affect current seniors.  But voucherizing Medicare would inexorably  destroy it for the seniors of the future: today's children.

9.  Romney said he is  totally in the dark about  the tax breaks given to companies that outsource jobs.   What will he deny next?  Climate change? Evolution?  Rape?

10. Finally, I remember  an apocryphal Winston Churchill quote about one of his respected colleagues: "An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing St. and when the door was opened Clement Attlee got out." I pray to God an empty taxi doesn't arrive at the White House next January.  I'm  sure Romney would step out.

 

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  • 1. Not true. Clinton was impeached for perjury, and if you mean convicted as in a court of law, one has to figure out what the plea deal was.

    4,8: Grover is the only Sesame St. Muppet that has a job. The Cookie Monster is a freeloader. Oscar lives in a garbage can. On the other hand, it was reported that Romney is ticked because he looks like Guy Smiley. All of this was reported in Mother Goose and Grimm.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thanks, Jack, for the feedback. You'd think by now all the muppets would be on social security or pensions.

    I meant that lying is so ingrained in Romney that any oath he takes he would renege on.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    On the Muppets, if Grover was a cute little monster, and the program is 43 years old, maybe not. Of course, Luis and Maria must be really getting up there if they are still on. I haven't watched in a long time, but apparently the original crew of Muppets was forced out by Elmo's friends. And there are still the questions about Burt and Ernie, even though they had separate beds.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I finally got your oath point. However, that oath isn't to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." Then, virtually any politician would violate it.

    Of course, Blago had to answer "yes" to the first question "you are a convicted liar, aren't you" at the second trial.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack, when you take any oath, you imply that you are telling the truth.

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