Friday, December 21, 2007

Mitt's Newest Bout With The Truth

The latest problem for Mitt regards statements he made concerning watching his father march with Martin Luther King jr. in a Detroit neighborhood, an allusion that was made in Mitt's "religion" speech. The only problem? It never happened. The neighborhood mentioned had never had MLKjr march through it, nor did the Governor of Michigan join him. Oh, and I forgot, Mitt didn't see the non-existent event either, since it happened when he was 20 years old and was an ocean away from Detroit. Mitt to his credit, is trying to spin it as "he saw" figuratively or metaphorically.

Well, when I read about this, my first reaction was, "well perhaps Joseph Smith jr. only figuratively or metaphorically saw God and Jesus in the sacred grove." Well than it comes out that Mitt when asked what he would do if God asked him to do something contrary to his role as President, he indicated something to the effect that "God hadn't talked to anyone since Moses." Wow, maybe I'm a prophet. If I am, I'm sure an unprofitable one.

The biggest problem I have with Mitt is his credibility. Running for office in a liberal state, Mitt is a gay tolerant, pro-choice liberal Republican. Running for the Republican nomination and trying to appeal to Christian fundie core of the Republican party, he's now a social conservative. Mitt's primary ethic seems to be self-interest, rather than having any bedrock principles upon which to build a campaign or a Presidency. This isn't like building your house in the sand, but in a riverbed. Eventually, the flood will come and in Mitt's case, his house is in a very dangerous place.


rmwarnick said...

Willard really nailed it when he said:

"If I say I saw the Patriots win the World Series, that doesn't mean I was there."

Beyond parody.

Obi wan liberali said...

Yeah Richard, that was another glimpse into the mind of Mitt. Pretending to be a sports fan and using a sports analogy, only to expose his own ignorance of the area he seeks to use.

The information on his life-long hunting experience is also interesting. Ya know, I could respect Mitt if he would act legitimate and real. But I have zero respect for people pretending to be people they are not.

Frank Staheli said...

Maybe Mitt Romney's idol is Paul H. Dunn.

Obi wan liberali said...

Good one Frank.

An old saying we had in my mission, was that bars and zone conferences have one thing in common. The first liar doesn't stand a chance.

There is another joke regarding our gender. There are three equations you use to determine the truth out of a guy.

1- Take what a man tells his girlfriend and divide by ten.

2- Take what a man tells his wife and multiply by ten.

3- Take what a guy puts on his resume and take the square root.

rx said...

I have to disagree, somewhat, at least for a moment. Because Mitt's religious beliefs are based on fluidity, what appears to be a bed of sand or, alas, a riverbottom, will be rock tomorrow. A house built on this notion will not waver before any foundation.