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September 12, 2012

Way to go, Mitt.

Filed under: Blogroll — Vadasmaker @ 11:37 am
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What I’m about to write concerns politics, so if you don’t want to hear something you don’t agree with—and you may or may not—you can stop now.

I started this blog as an outlet for my thoughts. I don’t care if people buy my books. I don’t care if people think I border on the stupid. I don’t even care if people think I threw myself head first into a lake of stupid and can’t get back to shore.

I write what I think. I write about things that make me laugh and things that make me cry. However much it delights me that anybody reads this when there are so many blogs that are funnier, more eloquent, and of more intellectual value than mine. I’m still, bottom line, writing about what I think and what I find worthwhile.

I try hard to remain fair in that when I write seriously I strive to avoid slamming a group of people as a whole. When I write humorously, I try to couch my ideas in terms that are not offensive.

This may violate one or both of those characteristics.

I am sickened, appalled, and heart-broken that a man can stand on the bodies of fallen Americans, bodies not yet cold, some of whose families have not yet been notified, and use the tragedy of their deaths to further his own political agenda.

And I have got to ask: Is this really what you’re going to go with, Governor Romney? Seriously? Is this your best? Is this the example you expect us to follow?

Is this your message?

  •  Let us not simply express our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to grieving families. Let us instead use that expression to our own political advantage.
  • Let us not look for ways to unite our country in a time of sorrow. Let us instead continue to foster the divisiveness for which we blame others.
  • Let us not acknowledge the difficulties of a commander-in-chief forced to make a statement before all the facts are known. Let us instead parse his words, removing them from any context but the one we create.
  • Let us not show decency to the dead, nor compassion for the family, nor comprehension of the great harm we do to others in pursuit of our own interests. Let us instead continue to follow the path worn bare by our selfishness, our inhumanity, our blindness, and our winning-is-everything philosophy.

Did I mention how sickened, appalled, and heart-broken I am?

Way to go, Mitt.

 

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8 Comments »

  1. ON TOP OF ALL THAT, he wears magic underpants. With a straight face. I mean, I vaguely recall wearing magic underpants myself a time or two, but I was drunk on my butt and 17 years old, not running for the highest office holdable by a human on earth.
    I agree with most of your politics, Carol. And I will defend to the death your right to say them, even if I disagree.

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    Comment by ponytail girl — September 12, 2012 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  2. Way to go, Carol. I’ll take your transparency over intellectual any day.

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    Comment by Michelle — September 12, 2012 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  3. Carol, this is a world where the owner of a pizza restaurant gets trashed on Yelp reviews and threatened because President Obama stopped by to express appreciation to the guy for setting up a foundation to sponsor blood drives. The guy hugged him because, well, it’s the President in his restaurant, for God’s sake, and he’s giving the man’s charity a lot of publicity. But if Obama went there, it must be a bad place, right? Something sinister. Maybe some kind of socialist pizza. And those blood drives for the people of St. Lucie County? Yeah, probably a lot of UNINSURED FREELOADERS! Let them get their own damn blood and PAY for it. Mitt’s just reinforcing a message a lot of people already seem to have accepted. It’s us versus them, and we have to stomp on them (whoever “they” are) every chance we get.

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    Comment by Audrey — September 12, 2012 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  4. Carol, you’re one in a million! What a gift knowing you has been. Sally

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    Comment by Sally Bright — September 12, 2012 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  5. Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken . . . Mitt is his father. Only dangerous. Extremely so.

    This is the best candidate the Republicans can present? That’s even more dangerous.

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    Comment by Michael Lee Smith — September 12, 2012 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  6. What a wonderful man your son is… Introduced me to your blog and now I’m hooked, lined and sunk! Thank you for all of your insightfulness and your compelling literary snapshots. You inspire to me jot words once again! And I so agree with this!

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    Comment by kimberlymburnett — September 13, 2012 @ 3:59 am | Reply

  7. What a wonderful man your son is… Introduced me to your blog and now I\’m hooked, lined and sunk! Thank you for all of your insightfulness and your compelling literary snapshots. You inspire to me jot words once again! And I so agree with this!

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    Comment by kimberlymburnett — September 13, 2012 @ 4:01 am | Reply

  8. I loved your personality when I was in your class at tcc and that is why I follow your blog now. To be honest I don’t understand the reference. I don’t understand politics very well so I am lost. I would appreciate it if you could email me and explain, I want to make an informed decision in November. raynemcdonald2@gmail.com

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    Comment by Rayne McDonald — September 30, 2012 @ 12:10 pm | Reply


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