Tuesday, September 18, 2012

King of the Parasites

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

I know that I should be worried about Willard Mitt Romney winning the presidency and continuing the run on the treasury that began under George W. Bush and almost bankrupted the country.  Four years of a Romney administration would give America’s obscenely wealthy just about enough time to finish stealing the nation’s assets and hiding them overseas.  Then the greedy hogs could live happily ever after knowing that God had recognized and rewarded their innate superiority over the vermin who roam the earth picking through rags and trash hoping to find the right lottery ticket or a mildewed dollar or two.

I know that I should be worried about a President Romney.  I live in a nation that elected Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and a couple of Bush’s, so the American electorate could conceivably elect someone as out-of-touch with real people as Romney.  It’s possible.

But damn!  Mitt Romney seems like the man who is digging himself into a hole and doesn’t have the good sense to quit digging.   His campaign appears to stumble from one self-inflicted disaster to another.  I really thought Clint Eastwood’s discourse with the empty chair at the Republican Convention signaled the end of Romney’s serious effort to buy himself into the White House – and it probably did.  But he just keeps digging!

The latest incident, the 47% matter, would cause a decent person to hang his head in shame and, at a minimum, apologize to the nation.  But that’s not Mitt’s style.  He handles tough situations by obfuscating, lying, or blaming others.   (Shake that Etch a Sketch, Big Guy!)  Remarkably he has acknowledged making the following remarks at a gathering in a private home in Boca Raton, Florida, but noted that he could have expressed them better.    And while what he said is reprehensible, it will continue to serve as red meat to his base – many of whom are in reality part of the 47 percent that he denigrated - and just too dumb to know that they disgust him.

Here is how Mitt Romney expressed his disdain for the poor:

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.  All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.  That that’s an entitlement.  And the government should give it to them.  And they will vote for this president no matter what.”

Mitt-speak translation:  “Screw the poor.  They are just a bunch of moochers and welfare queens who are not paying income taxes and soak up valuable dollars that I could be banking in Switzerland.”

The candidate of the wealthy and powerful added:

“My job is not to worry about those people.  I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

It sounds as though he is saying that if he is elected, “those people” would not be part of his constituency – they would be individuals who could learn to take care of themselves or starve to death along the side of the road.   Damned deadbeats!   Parasites!

(Yo, Mitt!  I have a decent job and pay lots of taxes - income, sales, property, gasoline, lottery, you-name-it, but I still feel "entitled" to health care, food, and housing.  And, yes, thanks to your blatant hostility toward humanity, I will vote for President Obama - no matter what!)

As a person born into a life of privilege, Mitt just does not “get” abject poverty or personal hardship.  Mitt Romney is a cold-hearted individual who lacks empathy for the unwashed masses.  But that 47 percent that he vilified contains lots of people who would like to consider themselves Romney supporters.  It includes our war veterans who didn’t pay income taxes while they were fighting in the wars, elderly individuals who are barely existing on social security and Medicare, students trying to go to school on borrowed money, and a raft of other individuals whom Romney lumps into what he sees as a big bag of social excrement.

Maybe if Mitt Romney had been held down by a group of rich adolescent thugs and had his head shaved when he was a teenager, he would have some sense of what it is like to be a victim instead of a physical and economic aggressor, someone who always wins no matter the cost.

What a shame this guy didn’t grow up on Main Street and work at a few minimum wage jobs on his way up the ladder of success. What a shame he didn’t attend public schools and a state university where he would have gained a valuable education just from living life among real people.  What a shame he doesn’t rub elbows with as many NASCAR fans as he does NASCAR owners.   What a shame he feels the need to squeeze every nickel out of every possible tax loophole.

And what a shame he is so quick to criticize others for not paying income taxes, all the while refusing to prove that he does pay income taxes – or at least his fair share of taxes.

What a shame he has let himself be molded into an insufferable and uncaring phony.

The world may be full of parasites, Mitt, but you, sir, are the epitome of greed and the King of the Parasites.

George Romney would have been appalled.

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