Mitt Romney is a piece of shit.
I’ve said this a lot over the past year or so, but I really want everyone to know the exact reasons why he’s a piece of shit. Let’s take a look at his biography:
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit because he held down a gay classmate and cut his hair.
This was the first evidence we had that Mitt Romney is a piece of shit. We all do dumb stuff in high school and lord knows I’m not innocent of bullying someone who might have been gay. But Romney just blithely dismissed this as teenage shenanigans when it’s something that he actually should have felt bad about. First of all, it displays a total lack of empathy. Moreover, it shows that, if he were president, then anyone who is considered by him to be an “other” (black, Latino, gay, hippie, whatever) doesn’t have a seat at the table.
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit for acting like he had to go on a Mormon mission to France instead of enlist in the military during Vietnam.
What Mitt Romney did was above board; like a lot of college-educated young men he took deferments until he drew a low draft number. My dad did that too. But my dad never acted like he wished he could have been in Vietnam if fate hadn’t intervened. That’s how Romney acts. Really? He would have been on the front lines except he had to chill out in France to help his religion? Is that what we want in a president?
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit because he went to Bain after law school.
Going to Bain after law school doesn’t make you a piece of shit. Heck, nearly everyone I went to law school with went straight to the private sector; student loans don’t pay themselves away. But, again, don’t we want more out of our president? President Obama was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review; he could have gotten any job he wanted. Instead he went to Chicago to help out poor people. He didn’t pay back his student loans until he got a book deal. The already wealthy Romney just sought to make more money. Shouldn’t we have a president that seeks to help others instead of himself?
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit because he never created a job at Bain.
For the last time, Mitt Romney didn’t work in venture capital. Venture capital isn’t as lucrative as private equity because you have a larger failure rate in venture capital and it’s only rarely offset by an early investment in a company like LinkedIn or Facebook. Private equity, what Mitt Romney did do, was all about using your investors’ money to load a company with debt, pay yourself fees to tell people who to fire, and making sure that the debt is serviced by anyone but your investors. Any jobs created by a PE firm are ancillary to the firm’s goals.
And this does not bode well for a Mitt Romney presidency. He’s used to answering to his investors and operating on razor margins. That means he’ll govern from his base with the goal of winning another bare majority in 4 years. In other words, George W. Bush 2.0.
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit because he didn’t pay his taxes.
Oh, he paid his taxes. Just not the taxes that you pay. The fact of the matter is that it’s impossible for the U.S. to grab every bit of income that is generated domestically as long as people are smart enough to handle transactions offshore. So it was perfectly legal for Mitt Romney to park his assets in the Caymans. But, again, do you want someone who does this to be your president? Shouldn’t we expect more of the commander-in-chief?
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit because he doesn’t believe in anything except Mitt Romney.
It’s amazing how he’s basically gotten a pass on going from pro-choice in an effort to beat Ted Kennedy to being pro-life with Paul “Forcible Rape” Ryan as his running mate. He wanted to stop global climate change before that came an albatross in a Republican primary. He implemented the exact same health care reform plan as the president and is now haranguing President Obama for passing it.
Mitt Romney only believes in one thing; that Mitt Romney should be president. And he will do whatever it takes to become president. Which means entering the dirty pool of birtherism and castigating his opponent as the other. And how will President Romney govern? Look back at the section on Bain. He answers to his investors. The base, the Koch brothers and Shelly Adelson. Not you.
Mitt Romney is a piece of shit.
I could go on and on. The point is this. Mitt Romney is a self-serving asshole who only looks after people like himself and doesn’t know the first thing about the public good. As we’ve seen in the past week, government can be a massive help to people in a time of need. Mitt Romney’s never had a time of need or displayed the empathy necessary to help anyone in their own time of need. He is a piece of shit. If you want a piece of shit president that’s your prerogative, but on Tuesday I’m voting for the guy who isn’t a piece of shit.