Watching and listening to the GOP and conservative right attempt to sell Mitt Romney to the country reminds me of the last time a former friend of mine attempted to hook me up on a blind date.
The first words out of her mouth were “ she has a great personality” and I knew, right then and there, I was in trouble.
“Great personality” is code for ugly as sin, dresses funny and can't hold a conversation longer than “hi.”
That' s Mitt Romney to a “T.” Vanilla ice cream is more exciting.
The word “liar” comes to mind next. All politicians lie. Some of them do it better than others. Take Bill Clinton, for instance. Dude will lie through his teeth, while all the time having his hand up your dress, and the only thing you can do is smile.
President Obama comes close, especially when he tries to sing Al Green or dance with somebody.
But Mitt? Ole button down Mormon Mitt trips over the punch line every single time, no matter how many times he rehearses it. And then he changes it the next time he tries to tell it. Totally boring.
I have never in all of my voting life, which currently spans 41 years and counting, precluded the possibility of voting for a Republican. Never have, yet, although I did go independent, have done some write-ins and one time even voted Communist Party (full disclosure).
But 2012 is not gonna break my streak. Mitt Max Headroom Romney ain't it. He's not even a blind date. We already know so much about this guy, and what I know, I don't like.
I mean, why...under what logic do you place a corporate raider in charge of a whole country? He kills corporations for a living, while making beaucoup bucks for himself, leaving the rest of the workers without jobs, salaries or pension funds.
This is his job description. He is telling you what he is going to do if we put him in the White House.
He has already said he is going to kill public education and the department of education.
He keeps his money overseas, which should tell you what he really thinks about America in general.
He is going to kill the EPA and allow his corporate buds to asphyxiate us when we venture from our homes.
He is setting himself up to be a killer of women by not supporting contraception, birth control and family planning.
He will kill families by not supporting equal pay for women since most families these days are single parent FEMALE headed families.
He has embraced the Ryan Budget which kills social security, medicare, medicaid and food stamps, which is total destruction of the so called national safety net that alleged christian nations pride themselves on having in place, making them appear more Jesus-like.
Even the Catholic Bishops have slammed Ryan and his budget for it's callousness toward poor people. But not good ole Mitt. He is sticking by his little pal to the end.
Good ole boy's club will never die.
Mitt also does not support equality for gays lesbians or any minority that is not white and predominantly male.
And despite his reticence to talk about it, has hired nearly all of George W's advisors except Dick Cheney. But who knows, the Dickster is probably whispering from the sidelines preserving his strength and his new heart.
The scariest of all his advisers to me is that Mitt has hired Robert Bork. Bork is flat out crazy. He is in a category of crazy that cannot be labeled. It's just Bork...totally nuts...totally paranoid....endlessly angry...hates blacks and women without remorse. Think Clarence Thomas with white privilege on steroids.
I could go on and on about why I won't vote for Mitt, but I won't. I will tell you he actually he lost me with Seamus.
Bad Mitt! Bad boy Mitt!