Yesterday, Mitt Romney told Politico he is qualified to be President of the United States because one time he was President of his Fraternity, Cougar Club, at BYU.
ROMNEY: “I was voted the president of my fraternity. They don’t call them fraternities at Brigham Young University. They’re called Service Clubs. It was the Cougar Club. But you don’t get voted to be head of your group if you don’t get along with people, if you don’t connect with people.”Since Mitt Romney is a pathological liar, I decided to check the veracity of his claim only to find out that
1) The Cougar Club is nothing at all like a fraternity and
2) the Cougar Club is exactly a Booster Club ... a Booster Club.
From the BYU Website FAQ Page:
Q: What is the Cougar Club?The BYU Cougar Club goes on to explain why the Cougar Club exists:
A: The Cougar Club is the official booster organization for BYU Athletics. The Athletic Department receives no tithing money or tax dollars to run BYU’s athletic programs. The Cougar Club is responsible for raising the funds to pay for Athletic Department expenses including student-athlete scholarships, coaches’ salaries, and recruiting expenses, as well as funding the facilities and programs associated with each of BYU’s 21 athletic teams.
Q: Why is the Cougar Club necessary?
A: The Cougar Club exists to
Support BYU student-athletes
Support BYU coaches
Share the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Brigham Young University through Athletic Excellence
BYU fans expect athletic excellence from our teams. The Cougar Club is committed to supporting all of our student-athletes and coaches so they can achieve excellence by attracting and retaining high-quality coaches, providing world-class facilities, and promoting unique and exemplary programs here at BYU. The generous support of Cougar Club members across the globe makes it possible for BYU student-athletes to reach their athletic and academic goals and to compete at the highest levels possible.
The Cougar Club page goes on to explain how the more money you donate to the Booster Club, Cougar Club, the better seats you will get at a football game.
Like all Booster Clubs at all schools, Booster clubs are important as the Boosters do fundraisers so that the school's teams can have better equipment etc., because all schools know, "they cannot build it on their own."
Fact is, a Booster is in no way, shape or form akin to a Fraternity.
Only a liar and a fool would falsely say a Booster Club is another word for Fraternity -- Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney now says he should be President of the United States because he was President of a Booster Club. Evidently, even Mitt Romney knows that his Bain Business Model: "Destroy American families by shipping their jobs to sweatshops overseas" fails America. And, evidently, Romney knows his failure as Governor of Massachusetts would also fail America so now he lies and falsely claims he was the President of a Fraternity when in reality, Mitt Romney was nothing more than a President of a Booster Club.
When Mitt Romney was President of his Booster Club, did it dawn on Mitt that "other people's money" he got from Cougar Club Fundraisers was used to support the BYU Sports teams because the BYU Sports teams could not "build it on their own."
Mitt Romney, one more day, one more pathological lie.