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Romney + Amnesia = Romnesia

Updated on October 31, 2012

Selective Dementia

In the wake and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy it seems to even the untrained eye that, Mitt Romney is in the severe throws of Romnesia. Today Romney displayed the acute symtoms of the disease of Romnesia on several fronts while, President Obama got to work on cutting any possible bureaucratic red tape that allows F.E.M.A. to hit the ground running to help those affected by the storm. First, Mitt Romney initially continued to stand resolutely to dispose of FEMA and let the individual states be responsible for handling natural disasters within their own jurisdiction. Secondly, Romney's campaign not only started the lie that states, "Chrysler is shipping jobs to China". Third, allegedly cancelling campaign events on Monday & Tuesday only to re-brand some of the same event as Storm Relief events.

On the surface none of these things might not seem so bad, but when an ardent Romney surrogate Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), praised President Obama's actions to jumpstart the effort to get F.E.M.A. into the game. When asked about whether F.E.M.A. should be shutdown or defunded, Romney replied “Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better." This comment was solicited durning the Republican Primary season in 2011 but when CNN Moderator John King asked, "if that should include disaster relief, though?"

Governor Romney's response was, "We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids.It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all." Some people are not really concerned about their kids future years from now when some are facing dire straits today, what's going to happen next or right now within their immediate future is on the minds of many. Once he realized just how inappropriate his position was with regards to F.E.M.A., through a spokesperson he subtly tried to walk away from his previous position.

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said in a statement. “As the first responders, states are in the best position to aid affected individuals and communities, and to direct resources and assistance to where they are needed most. This includes help from the federal government and FEMA,” he added. Anybody with a scentilla of common sense should notice the obvious flip-flop as a condition of Romnesia.

Once before I've said that, "as a novelist and screenwriter I couldn't make this sort of stuff up on my best day." But this whole segment about this new lie being propagated by the Romney campaign about, the Chrysler Corp. shipping all of it's Jeep production lines and those jobs to China. Again these kind of blatant lies goes to exemplify the lengths to which the GOP will go to, to decieve the voting public. When they (the Romney Campaign) are called on the blatant falsehood, they don't come clean and say we lied about it. Instead they double down with a distorted TV Ad that basically continues to try and sell the same lie.

Yet when the Chrysler Corp refutes the issue of contention brought about by the Romney himself on the campaign trail, they (the Romney campaign) triples down on the lie in question by launching a radio ad that keeps the lie going. Chrysler clarified the issue by stating publicly that the Romney campaign was catagorically wrong, that they, Chrysler will in fact be adding 1100 jobs on the Jeep production line in Ohio and that they are not shipping them to China. They Chrysler also said that they'll be ramping up production in China for the Chinese Market period end of subject.

These are only the latest three symptoms of Romnesia to show the content of Romney's character. America really cannot afford to elect Romney because he really would undo all of the progress we've made the past four years. Taking us back to the policies that got us into trouble in the first place. His lack of finesse in the foreign affairs arena, there are situations that are fair too delicate to have a backwards neanderthal like Romney to go in swinging a big stick to provoke a Middle Eastern country into a boots on the ground war. America the presidential election is only 6 days away now, so pay attention the issues are critical to the survival of the middle class, our nation's economy and infrastructure.

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      Abigayle Malchow 5 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      Well isn't that inspirational:)

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      Nole 5 years ago

      Face reality, libtards and progressivetards. A right wing tsunami is brewing and it is starting to roll. And there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. People more intelligent than you and better than you are about to clown slap your azz to the curb. You have the right to free speech but that does not mean we have to listen to you. You have the right to vote but that doesn't mean we have to follow you down your path of failure. We will save you from yourself.

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      Howard Schneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Excellent Hub, Salvienation. Romney will say and do anything to get elected. That is his only goal. That makes him a dangerous man.

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      Abigayle Malchow 5 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      I finally sat and watched all the video coverage I could of Romney, if you watch him closely, everytime he is lying he will stutter. He also has frequent temper tantrums when he doesn't realize that he is on camera. He was caught lying about having lobbyists in his campaign by a reporter who was very persistent and after Romney steps away from the podium, temper tantrum and wants to talk to him in private. To show that he doesn't care what is best for America but only what is on his own agenda, which right now is getting elected, in the coverage of his talking to a lot of older people a lady brings up Social Security. She mentions that the country has been taking out of the money for years and Romeny tries to lie and say no one has touched it. Than she mentions how it will affect the people and he said that anyone that is retiring or has retired is fine. They asked what about the others and he said that we can raise taxes and bump up the retirement age a bunch so that we can then "talk about it."

      Each political election he will flip flop what he believes and when he was called out on it at a radio interview he stuttered and said that he was pro-choice but whenever something crossed his desk he realized that he made a mistake so only made pro-life decisions. When he was challenged about the fact that his religion states that if he is a part of any abortion choice he is ex-communicated and that he can't make a decesion then pro-choice for the people they got into a temper tantrum arguement over it. He will say what he needs to so he gets elected. He was challenged about something one time and he kept trying to talk over the person asking the question with jokes, talked to an old combat veteran and was asked about if he would let gays get married and he said no and the guy was gay, he supported Obama when he ran against McCain and now says he never did. He also had passed a universal health care plan in Mass but then wants to get rid of Obama care.

      With Romney he is all about himself. He doesn't care what the people wanted or he wouldn't have said all he did about women's issues that he won't support. He doesn't respect anyone and his religion worries me. I don't have anything against Mormon's at all. But it sounds like its going to be all about his religion in his decesions and that is dangerous. He is also racist. He didn't see a problem with the fact that his church wouldn't let blacks join in the stuff in his church until the 70s. He doesn't support women. He things half the nation is lazy and only wants the government to take care of them. I am not a political person, I don't know a whole lot about it. But, I can see through him.

      For me we need to also consider humanity. Romeny doesn't...I know that I will probably get blasted by a hubber who comments on all of these and he did educate me on a lot of stuff but I cant see how what I have said isn't obvious even to his supporters. I am supporting Obama and I know he sounded like an idiot thinking we had 57 states. I know that our economy is bad off. I know that people think he is a socialist. I know that he made those mistakes that are all over the media and I support him because of the things he does because he cares for people...I like that he walks off stage and he sees an infant and holds the baby. I like that he stood by his wife and discussed bullying being a problem and talked about how he had been bullied. Or the fact he made sure Autistic kids stopped getting their needs denied by insurance companies and that we can get healthcare with pre-existeng conditions. I like he cares.

      Romney, why don't you give the money from your own pocket to help all the poor people instead of dumping it into your campaign and bragging about it. If he is elected, I will pray he doesn't end up getting rid of seperation of church and state and I have to be a Mormon or I am finding citizenship in Germany, at least I know they won't elect another hitler...lol.