Yesterday I put in my Weekly 2012 post ‘Is Mitt Romney competent’? just about the same time Joan Walsh over at Salon was writing this :
‘I’ve written that Romney’s many gaffes reflect his enormous sense of entitlement and lamentable lack of empathy. Surveying British Olympics logistics, he felt entitled to hold forth on its flaws harshly, because that’s the sort of thing he did at Bain Capital. Perhaps Romney thinks the British should have outsourced the Olympics. Or maybe he sees an opening for a leveraged buyout, to make it more efficient. At any rate, the guy who said, “I like to be able to fire people who provide services to me,” is a guy used to mercilessly appraising a situation and delivering a slashing verdict. He clearly feels he’s entitled to do that anywhere’.
‘But could it be more than entitlement and an odd personal style? I’ve found myself wondering over the course of the campaign whether Romney has some kind of personality disorder, so dissociated does he occasionally seem from the well-worn routines of normal human interaction. Maybe we should be asking to see his medical records and not just his tax returns. I don’t mean to be flippant about that or insensitive to any kind of problem he may struggle with. But his struggles are our struggles; he’s running to be our president. There is something very odd about Mitt Romney’.
From : http://www.salon.com/2012/07/27/whats_wrong_with_romney/
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.
Would Mitt Romney be competent to BE President of the United States?
This could be something more then just a very bad ‘foreign policy’ trip.
Mitt says the British might not be ready in putting on the Olympics.
Then Mitt gives an interview about a secret meeting with MI6.
Then : ‘Romney fundraises with Libor fixers’
@ : http://www.salon.com/2012/07/25/romney_fundraises_with_libor_fixers/
‘Slovak Foreign Minister Chides Romney on Missile Defense’
@ : http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/07/26/slovakian-foreign-minister-chides-romney-on-missile-defense/
“I remember him [Romney] for sure, but I don’t think we had any particular connections, I knew him and he knew me, I suppose.”
~Bibi Netanyahu, July 2012 in Vanity Fair Interview, (middle of Page 4)
@ : http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/07/benjamin-netanyahu-on-israel-mitt-romney
‘But, to hear the pathological liar, Mitt Romney, tell it the two were as thick as thieves (no pun intended) while they both worked at Bain Consulting Group in the 1970s (not to be confused with Bain Capital.)
Romney to the New York Times’:
ROMNEY: “We [Mitt & Netanyahu] can almost speak in shorthand. We share common experiences and have a perspective and underpinning which is similar.”
‘In December GOP Debate regarding how America should handle Iran’:
ROMNEY: “I’d get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say, ‘Would it help if I said this? What would you like me to do?'”
‘Sounds like Romney would put Bibi First and America Second and that is very disturbing to me’.
‘In April 2012, Romney said’:
ROMNEY: “Israel’s current prime minister is not just a friend, he’s an old friend”
From : http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/26/1113809/-Netanyahu-Romney-Lying-About-Their-Friendship
‘House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) :
““Today’s GDP report is a troubling sign for the future of our economy, and it underscores the need to stop all of the looming tax hikes that will weaken it further’.
From : http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/statement-speaker-boehner-latest-gdp-economic-report-0
“The American people deserve to know why their Republican representatives in Washington refuse to put some of the workers hit hardest by the economic downturn back on the job rebuilding America,” Obama said’
‘Nov. 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM’
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) — ‘U.S. Senate Republicans, joined by one Democrat and one Independent, Thursday blocked a proposal President Barack Obama said would “put Americans back to work.”
‘The Senate voted 51-49 in favor of a procedural motion (filibuster) on the bill, which would spend $60 billion on transportation and infrastructure. However, 60 votes were required to break a GOP filibuster on the bill’.
‘It was the third time (THIRD TIME) in recent weeks Republicans were able to block measures that had been components of the American Jobs Act, initially proposed by the administration as a comprehensive, $447 billion package intended to boost hiring and give money to states to hire teachers and public safety workers’.
‘After the vote, the president said it was “more clear than ever that Republicans in Washington are out of touch with Americans from all ends of the political spectrum.”
“The American people deserve to know why their Republican representatives in Washington refuse to put some of the workers hit hardest by the economic downturn back on the job rebuilding America,” Obama said’.
From : http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/11/03/GOP-blocks-jobs-bill-in-Senate/UPI-72241320361176/
– ‘Goldman Sachs economists estimated that the AJA would increase GDP by 1.5 percent, before any multiplier effects’.
– ‘Thomas Lam, of the economic advisory firm OSK-DMG, estimated that the bill would boost GDP by 1.8 percent’.
– ‘Macroeconomic Advisers estimated that the boost would be 1.3 percent’.
– ‘Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Economy, put the boost at 2 percent of GDP’.
– ‘The Economic Policy Institute estimated that the new initiatives in the AJA would increase GDP by 1.9 percent, while policy extensions it included would increase GDP by another 1.4 percent’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/27/596751/gdp-jobs-act/
Oh but Mitt Romney ‘saved’ the 2002 Olympics. Right?
“The $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars that Congress is pouring into Utah is 1.5 times the amount spent by lawmakers to support all seven Olympic Games held in the U.S. since 1904—combined.”
Well Mitt, seems YOU didn’t ‘save’ the Olympics – you had $1.5 BILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS of help.
By John Aravosis on 7/27/2012 01:15:00 PM
‘It seems that Mitt Romney, who of late has been crowing about the “fact” that lots of business ventures in America happen with absolutely no help from the government whatsoever (then once we get the name of the business we find out that they did in fact get government help), got his own help from the US government for the 2002 Olympics that Romney oversaw. From Mother Jones’:
‘As Romney chastises the president for pointing out that successful business ventures benefit from a larger social compact and accuses critics of pining for “free stuff,” Romney is simultaneously touting an Olympic effort that, more than any other in American history, succeeded thanks to public investment—some of it sunk into questionable projects of marginal value to the Salt Lake games. “The $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars that Congress is pouring into Utah is 1.5 times the amount spent by lawmakers to support all seven Olympic Games held in the U.S. since 1904—combined,” Donald Barlett and James Steele reported for Sports Illustrated in 2001. Those numbers were adjusted for inflation’.
From : http://www.americablog.com/2012/07/mitt-didnt-build-it-romney-took-15bn.html