Ryan isn't risking anything by lying compulsively in his RNC speech. He was
preaching to the choir there, and the loyal party fans who attended will not be
put off by his dishonesty. They use the same lies themselves, so he gets their
vote either way. What he does risk are the votes of undecideds and moderates,
who lack party loyalty and will be less willing to overlook this. The media
needs to do its job and expose those lies as they happen.The Romney
who gave away his inheritance and donates millions to charitable causes?
That's the Romney I want to hear about. That Romney sounds like a decent
guy, even if he does squirrel his money away outside of the country in which he
is running for president. But between his notorious flip-flopping and vague,
meaningless platitudes, I have no idea who Mitt Romney actually is. All I know
is that he is a politician now who will only say what is likely to get him
elected, be it outright lies, carefully selected half-truths, or feel-good
platitudes that sound nice but have no practical application.
Romney and Ryan only appeal to "low information" voters, and they are
relying on Americans being generally misinformed or under-informed. We will see
how this strategy unfolds as the debates occur and time progresses.
As a lifelong, but typically moderate, Republican, I voted for Obama last
go-round because the Republican alternatives were so unacceptable.I
feel the same way this time around. I am one of those who has serious questions
about Romney's and Ryan's trustworthiness.I simply
don't trust them, nor do I trust their handlers!And I have seen
nothing to convince me that, under the same circumstances, Romney would have
done anything different than Obama has done the past four years!So,
I figure, why not let Obama finish what he started? Nobody we can trust has any
better ideas that I have seen.
To Emajor 7:42 a.m. Sept. 2, 2012The Romney who gave away his
inheritance and donates millions to charitable causes? That's the Romney I
want to hear about. -------------------------If Mitt
spoke about those donations, it would have to be put in context. While it is
true that he gave away his inheritance and gave considerable money to charities,
he did so when he was raking in an obscene amount of money from Bain. They
weren't "widow's mite" donations. Mitt wasn't akin to
the widow who gave liberally from her lack and her need to her own detriment, he
was akin to the wealthy people about whom the Savior was commenting who appeared
to give a lot but who in fact kept an abundance for themselves and were counted
as having given relatively very little. Mitt put on a good show, but that was
Excellent piece. But unfortunately few in Utah will be listening.
Mitt's not known for his honesty. That's pretty sad considering
he's the first presidential Mormon candidate. He
"fixed" the olympics with a record for the time 1.2 billion US tax
dollars. Wow. He's running from every position he has EVER
taken - which are increadibly diverse. He chose and never corrects
an unashamed liar in Ryan. A graduate of 'Ayan Rand's School for
Tots' who's own brother said Ryan can quote Rand at length and now in
his latest speech claims to want to help the weak. But don't
listen to fact checkers.....
"There's no dishonor in giving or accepting credit (or blame) where
due,..."But there's a heck of a lot of dishonor when assign
blame falsely as did Ryan when he blamed Obama for an automotive plant closure
that was actually closed during the end of the Bush administration.Why do they need to tell so many lies? Who is more trustworthy? Certainly
NOT the Romney/Ryan team.
I was taught -- "Honesty is the best Policy".I
don't believe in Romney/Ryan's policy.