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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Man from the Big House
Posted by Bob | 1:48 PM
Here's a delusional statement if there ever was one:

"I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president." 

Mitt Romney in speech to the NAACP

He spent the entire primary campaign disassociating himself from the one really good, innovative  thing he tried to do  as Governor of Massachusetts; get everyone in his state on to a  health insurance plan & eliminate certain  unjust policies by health insurance providers.  He was in too big a hurry to run for president in 2008 to stick around for a second term & work out the kinks.  O.K., so he has some second thoughts about what he did.  But this doesn't lead him to suggest an improved path to providing health care for all. He's in a tear-down mode now.

It's difficult enough to know what is in the heart of someone we love, someone who shows constancy in opinions & actions. Romney has tried to appeal (without a whole lotta success) to the worst  factions in the Repug party base. They still don't like or trust him. Getting them out to vote on Election Day is a job Mitt is assigning to  superpacs funded by ultraright billionaires & not directly connected to his campaign  while he plays the aggrieved, misunderstood rich white guy for the NAACP. Of course they aren't buying it. He's hardly the first rich white guy to play the role for them. They've been hearing this shit from the man in the Big House since slavery days.
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Anonymous The WP said...
Ok, this is code. Kinda like the POWs blinking their eyes at the cameras.

What Mittens is really saying is:

1)for the black audience: if you all became Mormons, you would understand that I want the best for all of you...because a father always knows what's best for his little toddler kids.

2)for his "peer" group: see, fellas, I'm reaching out to convince the little people we won't hurt them because we know best. We'll sell them this bill o'goods and then we can do whateverthehell we want.

If this guy was any more paternalistic, I would have to ask my mom if she knew him.

He makes my skin crawl.