Perhaps this will be lost in all of the many, many valid criticisms of Mitt Romney, but what strikes me most of all is the incoherence of his current attempt to find a way to avoid being completely boxed in by the president on marriage equality.
You see, Mitt believes that marriage, and even civil unions, are and have always been between a man and a woman.
And yet, he is now fine with same sex couples adopting.
W T F ?
(Off topic note: If you want to skip all this and just go to my grassroots fundraising page, that's fine with me. ;-))
Or you can head past the squiggle to listen to my head explode.
Did I miss something there?
For as long as I can remember, the argument has gone like this:
Same sex marriage can't happen because [insert bigoted sect of religion x] is offended by that.
Okay, well, this isn't about forcing any church to marry anyone, that would be a clear First Amendment violation. This is about Civil Marriage. A government sanctioned contract with rights and responsibilities.
Nope, can't do it, marriage is set up by the state to encourage and support the raising of children in two parent nuclear families.
And so on. The point being that only two arguments that have ever been put forward by the bigots who oppose marriage equality are 1) playing the religious card, and 2) IT WILL BREAK THE CHILDREN!!!
So what the fuck Mitt? You not only oppose civil marriage for all AND civil unions, but you support same sax couples adopting?
Can't someone ask the question of this pandering, spineless asswipe: WTF?
As many have pointed out, the real problem with Mitt Romney isn't that his views are simply repugnant, they are, but that fact is actually secondary. The real problem with Mitt is that he has no moral compass whatsoever. None. He has no idea why he holds the positions he does. He has never given thought to the implications of what he says. All he cares about is winning his next personal goal.
And that says this to me - as hard as it is to believe, and with full awareness that this may sound like hyperbole, Romney in all likelihood would be a much worse president than W. Think about it. Bush, an idiot for sure, seemed at times to at least give some thought to when the jackals were going a step too far. He has always seemed to have at least a shred of humanity. Yes, he was an immature (emotionally and intellectually) child of a man whose world view was remarkably shallow and who as a result was steered down the path by the warmongers and the oil companies and everyone else, but I think the one thing that could be said for him is that he believed in what he was doing. And that kept at least a measure of sanity on things (I'm being exceedingly generous on this assessment to make a point.)
Mitt is fundamentally different. He doesn't give a flying fuck about what you or anyone else thinks except in how to deal with the distractions from reaching his goal.
He doesn't give a shit about same sex couples adopting children per se. They aren't his children. I'm not saying he does or doesn't think teh gays raising children will turn them into two headed monsters, for all I know he may. The point is that he doesn't give a shit about them. Means to an end baby, means to an end.
Right now he needs to win an election. He'll do and say anything. No matter how little sense it makes. It does not matter. Hell, I'd bet he would pass a lie detecter test as he is declaring he doesn't remember assaulting his prep school victims. And I'd also put money on the fact that he remembers it just fine. It just doesn't matter to him. He'll lie today, tomorrow, the next day. It makes no differences.
This is my second diary of 2012. I'm kind of hoping it costs me more than the first. In that one I announced my second quadrennial Barack Obama fundraising drive. The drive is simple - I match all donations made through my grassroots fundraising page. To date, I've only had to match a total of $125, which is a good start, but that only came from 2 - very generous - people. I'm looking to suck you all in. As many as possible. I don't care how much you donate, it will add up. And my goal is to max out my contributions with your help.
Thanks for anything you can do. Hey, and tell your friends!