Has Mitt learned?

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Romney, campaigning, pretends to make a pie with help.

If I had been able to see the camera, I would have remembered that I was talking to the whole world, not just the man.–Mitt Romney

Has Mitt now learned what Persian Shahs, Roman Emperors, and authors of the American Constitution knew well–that it isn’t enough to be rich, have rich friends, and serve the rich. One must pay attention to the 99% as well.

It’s a tragedy, a human tragedy, that the middle class in this country by and large doesn’t believe that the future will be better than the past. We haven’t seen rising incomes over decades.

The rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before…

So what solution does Mitt propose. Speaking to fellow Republicans on an aircraft carrier, Romney reportedly said only Republican and conservative principles, such as focusing on education, fostering strong families and creating jobs, could solve the problem of poverty–trickle down.

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Tom Reed, campaigning, entertains the public.

We have seen in recent past how Republicans dash the hopes of the people for better education, fair family income, and social justice, and how they pretend to create jobs while opposing necessary investment in America. Romney may have changed his tune but not his stripes. The venue for Romney’s remarks, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, rather than his oily words, is his real message.

© William Hungerford – January 2015



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19 Responses to Has Mitt learned?

  1. Anne says:

    Methinks Mitt would do well to revisit the classics, and perhaps refamiliarize himself with the concept of the fatal flaw. (On the other hand, Ann Romney makes a dandy Lady Macbeth, don’t you think?)

  2. BOB McGILL says:

    all that stuff about the rich getting richer and the income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before…, continued under Obama 🙂
    There is no way to stop the rich from getting richer. Now Obama wants to make college free, well the free education, 1-12 isn’t working, so whats next ? Why not make everything FREE 🙂

    • whungerford says:

      Even Mitt would have the GOP focus on education, making it better and more affordable one would hope.

      • BOB McGILL says:

        well he had better focus on grades 1 thru 12, when you get that working, which it is NOT, then maybe, maybe think about college.

        • josephurban says:

          I would LOVE to see public education critics try to pass a NY State Regents Exam in Earth Science or Biology or US History and Government or Calculus or Global Studies. Those who criticize schools are most often completely ignorant of the difficulties facing college-bound students today. Don’t have a clue as to how kids learn, how teachers teach and the expectations of both. Sad, but true.

          • BOB McGILL says:

            gee, I passed the regents for all of those, plus chemistry, geometry and algebra. Today college kids can’t make change.

          • BOB McGILL says:

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    • Anne says:

      “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” — Derek Bok

  3. josephurban says:

    Not a fan of Mitt. But it could be worse. I have a blog entry too long to post here. If interested.

    • whungerford says:

      I agree: considering the likely alternatives, Romney doesn’t look so bad. I don’t think he is likely to be nominated: too many Republicans don’t like him much. My main concern is his willingness to say anything he thinks might help his cause; if elected, I expect him to bend this way and that with the political winds. He might fit Grover Norquist’s ideal of anyone who will sign our bills.

  4. solodm says:

    Mitt had me at: “If I had been able to see the camera”.. I mean, that pretty much says it all doesn’t it?
    “Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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