Okay, Mitt Romney ran Bain Capital at some point in time...for some period of time.Maybe, he lied about whether he continued to run the company.
Maybe, he kept his name on SEC documents in order to capitalize on tax loopholes, OR, because he couldn't or wouldn't give up control until his golden parchute had landed, OR, maybe he really didn't continue to run the company regardless of what any SEC documents might have indicated.
And...maybe during some, all, or none of that time, he either did, OR didn't send any jobs to India.And...maybe, President Obama and his advisors did, OR didn't manipulate the logarithim used to calculate the number of Bain jobs which might OR might not have left the country for their own selfish political purposes.
The bottom-line is...none of THAT really matters.
Ya see...in a time when tens, if not hundreds of thousands of American College Students are staying at home and attending junior colleges, while the children of Indian and other foreign parents are finding their way into midwestern 4 year college dorms IN DROVES......it doesn't much matter if Mitt sent ONE job overseas, or ran Bain for even so much as 23 seconds.
George Bush 41 was elected President in the first instance because he followed Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan's seemingly 72 years as President of these great Untied States of 'Merica. Not soon after, and for the first time in the history of the nation during wartime...Bush, Sr. was made a one term President...NOT because we read his lips and remembered his no new taxes pledge. George H.W. Bush was made a one term President because...the more we got to know him, the more we knew he wasn't like us.
He didn't know how grocery store or department store scanners worked, how much a package of underwear cost...or how to pump his own gas.
And...neither does Mitt Romney.It's the reason a certifiable psychopath like Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky's good buddy, Rick Santorum was a heartbeat away from the republican nomination for what seemed like the same 72 years that Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was in office.
It's the reason why high unemployment, high taxes, high foreclosure numbers, higher and higher corporate profits, a still unchecked financial industry, and an entire world economy in danger of yet an even more destructive collapse STILL can't pull The Mighty Mittster even with a President who pissed on his own base, adopted multiple policies (foreign and domestic) which were far right of George DUBYAH Bush, and has spent as much time running for re-election as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton did in securing their first terms.In 2008, a major issue in the Presidential election was, whether the country was ready for a Black President.
Well...President Obama may not exactly be Black (he's technically Bi-Racial)...but the truth is, we were and are, far more prepared to re-elect a "Black" President, than we are to elect the Bill Gates Edition of the Stay-Puffed Marshmallow Man.
Mitt is whiter than white. And, at a time when census figures show that Whites are no longer a 51% majority race...the fact that he has a Mormon view of minorities (or rather, majorities), wants to build the fence, strap the dog to his car roof, refuse to release his tax returns, has no answer to how many off-shore tax loopholes he's taken advantage of, has never met a pair of polar oppostie positions he wasnt willing to simultaneously support...and, oh by the way...has never bought his own groceries, pumped his own gas, can't tell you the price of anything except his 16 personal residences on four continents...AND...happens to be worth close to half a BILLION dollars, well...I say again...Mitt Romneys problem isnt Bain Capital.
It's Mitt Romney.
Not even a Georgia redneck whose auto plant is closed, whose pension is gone, who can't send their child to a four year college, can't find a job himself, and believe me...pumps his own gas when he can afford it...AND, knows the price of used underwear from the Goodwill Store...is ig-nint enough to think that even though White, Mitt Romney either has the same core values and ideological principles, OR...is any more "like him" than is the Sitting President.
And, God Bless us one and all...if he IS (that ig-nint, I mean).
Barack Obama may not be every, or even any Progressive American's dream of either the perfect President...or even the bill of goods he was sold to ME as when I voted for him. However, if I found myself on the wrong end of a game of three card monty, whether the crooks were New York City Street Hustlers...or the other leaders of the not necessarily free world...I would want a Chicago Politician telling me where the red card was, over a billionaire animal abuser any day of the week.
And, it wouldn't matter if he was CEO of Bain Capital, Ronald Reagan's horse holder, or William F. Buckley.
If Americans are entitled to a jury of our peers when we are on trial for murder...why would we want the Poster Boy for The Aristocracy to make any decision, during any one of those days or decades which we are otherwise fighting for our lives?
It's good to be back...