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Obama Throws ‘Change’ Under the Bus Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 20, 2012, 06:04 PM
Attitude Change.jpgFour years ago, President Barack Obama campaigned on a simple theme. He would promise ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ for all Americans. However. He informed Latino American voters recently that he’s no longer serious about ‘change.’

FoxNews reports that, “four years after Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of ‘hope and change,’ he now is admitting that a president isn’t able to change Washington ‘from the inside’ – an admission that rival Mitt Romney promptly blasted as ‘the white flag of surrender.’”

At a forum hosted by the Spanish-language TV channel Univision, Obama explained that he can’t change the status quo in the nation’s capital.

Fox News quotes Obama as saying that, “the fact that we haven’t been able to change the tone in Washington is disappointing. The most important lesson I’ve learned is you can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside.”

Kevin Madden, senior Romney adviser, said, “he’s askingfor another four years while admitting he can’t change Washington.”

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written by paulstewartII , September 21, 2012

Actually, it is the GOP that not only threw Change under the bus. They sat on it and on Hope too. And they practically spat on the President.

Mitt needs to be honest. Its the dishonesty, stupid!

What does Mitt really believe? It seems that he is in the Wonderland that Paul Ryan built on fictional works of Ayn Rand, along with Alice and Mad Dirty Harry. Will Americans see the real truth and leave Mitt there?

written by Jonathan Green , September 21, 2012

I Know Why the Caged Bird Shrieks

“When people show you who they are believe them; the first time.”

That comes from the inimitable Maya Angelou (via the equally inimitable Oprah). And I agree.

So I’m inclined to take Mitt Romney at his word when he disparages nearly half the country to a roomful of wealthy donors on a secretly recorded tape.

As I’m sure you know by now, Romney said that the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes are people 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.

He also said:

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

There is no amount of backtracking and truth bending that can make this right. It’s just wrong. It’s not just the patently false implication that half the country is parasitic. It’s not just the bleak view that they wallow in victimization. It is also his utter dismissal of this group: “my job is not to worry about those people.”
Those people? Those miserable peasants scrounging around the castle entrance? Those lay-abouts with mouths open for a spoonful of rich folks’ bounty? Those fate-forsaken unwashed with dirty hands outstretched for help unearned? Those ingrates who bring in a pittance but reap a premium?

Only a man who has never looked up from the pit of poverty could look down his nose with such scorn.

At the event Romney also said:

By the way, both my dad and Ann’s dad did quite well in their life, but when they came to the end of their lives, and, and passed along inheritances to Ann and to me, we both decided to give it all away. So, I had inherited nothing. Everything that Ann and I have we earned the old-fashioned way, and that’s by hard work.

Can this man truly be so blind as to believe that being the son of an auto executive and governor played no role in his development and access to opportunity? Can he truly believe that having a family with the means to send him to a prestigious boarding school and then on to some of the best colleges in the country had nothing to do with them and everything to do with him? Can he truly be willfully ignorant enough to not acknowledge the huddled masses at the bottom of the hill just because he started his climb half way up?
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written by Jonathan Green , September 21, 2012

Now the Romney campaign is in full damage control mode, feverishly trying to convince Americans that they didn’t hear what they heard, that there was some confusion. Romney first said that his comments were “not elegantly stated,” then he tried to pivot to an argument against the redistribution of wealth, saying he believed in an America where “government steps in to help those in need.” He continued, “we’re a compassionate people.”

Those in need? Would those be the ones “who believe that they are victims,” the ones who it’s not your job to “worry about,” the ones who you’ll never be able to persuade to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives”?

Romney’s feeble explanations reek of insincerity and desperation.

And I think I know why: he’s terrified.

Romney is trapped by a desperate desire for legitimacy. He is a square — in more ways than one — trying to squeeze himself into the conservative circle of trust.

In so doing, he says all the right things the wrong way. His facts are off. His timing is off. His pitch is off. He’s just off. Try as he may, he just doesn’t fit in. But he’s now so lost in his thirst for high office that he has also lost himself. Co-opted convictions will always betray you.

Romney, whose economic plan is titled “Believe in America,” demonstrated with brutal efficiency that he doesn’t in fact believe in America.

I once wrote the following:

I have no personal gripe with Romney. I don’t believe him to be an evil man. Quite the opposite: he appears to be a loving husband and father. Besides, evil requires conviction, which Romney lacks. But he is a dangerous man. Unprincipled ambition always is. Infinite malleability is its own vice because it’s infinitely corruptible by others of ignoble intentions.

But Romney’s taped comments open the door to doubt. I’m no longer confident in the basic goodness of his constitution.

One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man.

Mitt Romney keeps showing America who he is. When will we start to believe

written by Jonathan Green , September 21, 2012

Change came and is continuing. POTUS is a transitional president, the nation is transforming how the distribution of wealth is distributed. This is why the conservative Red States are hating, you better get with the program.

written by joshua , September 22, 2012


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