Is Romney Dishonest, Stupid or Both?

Mitt Romney is a man who is accustomed to having it both ways. He has flip-flopped on issue positions such as abortion, gun rights, immigration and personal mandates for health insurance so frequently that nobody knows what he believes. He is also one of the very privileged top 1% of this nation’s wealth hierarchy who makes substantially more money than 99% of Americans while he pays a tax rate commensurate with someone who earns less than $ 50,000 per year. Mitt(wit) Romney is truly a two-way street.

We got another dose of “Double-Talk Mitt” during last night’s Republican debate in Florida. Moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Romney, “You’ve had an ad running saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish – quote – ‘The language of the ghetto.’ What do you mean by that?”

Romney’s answer was one of the most confusing, convoluted, non-responsive bits of gibberish that we have heard in a long time. He said,

“I haven’t seen the ad, so I’m sorry, I don’t get to see all the TV ads. Did he say that? Did you say that? I doubt that’s my ad, but we’ll take a look and find out…Let me ask the speaker a question. Did you say what the ad says or not? I don’t know.”

Unfortunately for Romney, he was not given the opportunity to “take a look and find out”. Blitzer immediately performed a fact-check and informed Romney that “We did double check. It is one of your ads. it’s running here in Florida on the radio and at the end you say (in Spanish) ‘I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message'”. The crowd then immediately burst into a loud round of “booing” Mitt Romney.

Is Mitt Romney dishonest, stupid or both? Did he intentionally mislead the debate audience when he said, “I doubt that’s my ad”? This seems plausible inasmuch as he obviously took the time to learn how to say in Spanish, “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message”. He also had that approval inserted at the end of the ad. Maybe Mitt Romney is just stupid however. Perhaps he agreed to placing his stamp of approval on an ad which he never even took the time to review beforehand. Maybe Romney just has a very poor memory and could not recall producing the ad in question. Whatever the true answer may be, it does not reflect kindly upon a man who wants to be President of the United States of America. Our nation deserves much more from our Chief Executive.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody. Please enjoy!

The Great Pretender song link:


(sung to The Platters song “The Great Pretender”)

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Pretending that he is so swell
His needs are such; he pretends too much
The truth he simply cannot tell

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Romney’s true beliefs are unknown
Mitt plays the game; flip-flops without shame
With no firm beliefs of his own

He was pro-choice he had us all believe
But when he faced strife, he switched up to pro-life

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
His opinion changes by town
Mitt claims to be what he’s not; you see
He wears his deceit like a crown
Romney is a flip-flopping clown

In Mass., health reform was what he achieved
He now says he feels health reform needs repeal

Yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Just switching positions around
Ol’ Mitt Romney is not what you see
He wears his deceit like a crown
Romney is a flip-flopping clown

Posted on January 27, 2012, in Mitt Romney and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Self-deportation

    Miami, Fl: Univision host Jorge Ramos asked about Willardo’s Mexican heritage, referencing the fact that his father was born in a Mormon encampment in Mexico: “I would love to be able to convince people of that,” Willardo joked in response. “Particularly in a Florida primary, but I don’t think people would think I was being honest with them if I said I was Mexican-American.”

    The “soy Willardo” ads Romney couldn’t remember were for the benefit of South Florida’s hispanic community. He obviously could remember that the debate was being held in North Florida where he’s running on an extreme anti-immigration agenda.

  2. More South Florida news

    “The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been,” said the retired Cuban leader.

  3. Sullivan’s readers chime in:

    Following the GOP debates, one salient fact jumps out at me: Mitt Romney lies frequently, easily, and shamelessly. This isn’t Reagan’s evasions or Clinton’s careful parsing or Bush’s leaving the lies to his underlings; this is bold-faced making up outrageous crap about his opponents and saying it loudly and directly and repeatedly. Why the hell isn’t this the big story the media talks about? Surely the fact that Mitt Romney is a lying sack of shit is more important than Newt’s affairs or Ron Paul’s old pamphlets.

  4. The down and dirty/the poop

    Newt’s always yakking about being like Reagan, but consider…..

    ~ Newt would continue to allow travel to Cuba (not Reagan, probably) Fidel is a tyrant.
    ~ Freddy Mac (Newt got rich).
    ~ Reagan would NEVER have made that commie ad with Nancy Pelosi.
    ~ Reagan would NEVER have insulted us with that GHETTO slur.
    ~ Now Newt is sucking up for votes, but them’s the facts.

    (El Gran Willardo approves message. Not the worst accent ever, actually)

  5. It’s called “Lying for the Lord”. As long as it furthers the end game (Mormon as president beholden to his Prophet and President of the LDS church back in Utah) it is okay and nearly a requirement. Looking at it from that angle, he can do or say anything as long as it benefits his trajectory into the White house.

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