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I'm not sure why people think that just because Romney was in the private sector, he will be good for the economy...

Do we know what other recent president was in the private sector? The president who is ranked worst among the living presidents (based on least favorable) and the president who according to a survey of presidential scholars is ranked 5th worst president ever… George W Bush.

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Anyway, if being in the private sector is such a good criteria for being president, then Donald Trump would be a shoo-in… but we all know how bad of an idea that would be.

So perhaps we are supposed to take Romney’s political career as governor as Massachusetts into consideration, too. Oh, wait, we can’t because when he left office, he and his staff destroyed all digital records of him being in office. Obviously, he wanted to hide information which could come back to haunt him.

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Besides the above chart, there’s another similarity between Romney and Bush. There’s such much bad to write about him, it’s overwhelming. Despite the fact that I tend to write long posts, I have a feeling I’ll have to split this into multiple posts.

First, we know that Romney (based on polls) is not considered a likable person. It’s evident that when you mistreat your dog like Romney did by putting his dog in a crate on the top of his wagon for a 12-hour trip, and then after the dog experiencing diarrhea on the trip, he simply pulls over to hose down his car and dog, and then continues the trip, he’s not going to come across as a likable person. However, this happened when Romney was 36-years old. He made a mistake, not being able to distinguish what’s right and wrong at that age… Everyone makes mistakes. The problem I have is what his response today is. He denies he did anything wrong. He says his dog loved it. Sure, maybe for a short ride, but for a 12-hour ride, after suffering diarrhea? Does his lack of ability to acknowledge a mistake and learn from his mistake remind you of any other failed president?

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But this is not the only point which makes him unlikable. Here is a video from 2007 where he is talking to a terminally ill patient who wanted to make a point that there is benefit to medical marijuana. So while he was trying to make a point, Romney decides to walk away than to at least treat him and his question respectfully as a human being.

Click the above image for the video. If there’s one video to watch, I’d recommend the one above to show how Romney is as a person when talking to someone who is terminally ill.

And while on the topic of how to treat human beings, treating women fairly is not high in priority in Romney’s agenda. Even ignoring he changed his position on abortion, there are other instances which demonstrate Romney’s lack of support of women’s issues.

You can click the above image for a larger version of the image.

Speaking of abortion, you can watch this YouTube video if you want to deciphers Romney’s views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldWDF1uQH4s

I guess his view of an “unequivocal answer” is that his answer is firm until he discovers that a different answer is better for him politically.

Anyway, keep in mind of his infamous quote where he said he had no concern for the poor, and it’s not difficult to realize he has no connection to most people.

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Strangely enough, in the same stream of thought, he says the rich are doing well. Using his assertion that the rich are doing well, then why does he feel he needs to give the rich more help by giving them more of a tax break?

Of course, his response as is standard for Republicans is because rich people are the “job creators”... even though there has been no proof of correlation between tax cuts for the wealthy and improved job market in the US. This is because when rich people, like Romney, get more money, they hide their money in offshore accounts.

PS. I was right. It’s going to take a lot more posts to say what is wrong with Romney.



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