Saturday, September 15, 2012

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

We've heard that MANY times. But when you are speaking the words while engaging in the actions the result can often be disastrous. Take what happened to Mitt Romney as he jumped the gun on unrest in Libya yesterday:

"That the left heaped scorn on Romney’s gambit came as no surprise. But the right reacted almost as harshly—with former aides to John McCain, George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan creating an on-the-record chorus of disapproval, while countless other Republican officials and operatives chimed in anonymously. “This is worse than a Lehman moment,” says a senior GOP operative. “­McCain made mistakes of impulsiveness, but this was a deliberate and premeditated move, and it totally revealed Romney’s character; it revealed him as completely craven and his candidacy as serving no higher purpose than his ambition."

Compare this to Michelle Obama's nomination speech for the president, her husband, as the Democratic National Convention:

"Well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are."
And she went on to say:

"And he believes that when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity…you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."

The take-away is Romney is losing, he is aware of it really, and panic is setting in. But is THIS what we can expect from this Romney-Ryan team upon the world stage?
Maybe WE should begin to panic, too, if by some sort strain of horrible luck these two ever get to the White House......


  1. The take-away is Romney is losing, he is aware of it really, and panic is setting in.

    The old saying about someone being born on third base and believing they hit a triple in life is primarily used as a funny statement but proving real life is far more bizarre than fiction it fits Romney perfectly.

    Yes, Romney knows he is losing the race, despite the fact that no president has won reelection with unemployment so high. I sincerely pray the trend towards Obama continues but I am cynical enough to say never overestimate the intelligence of the American people. Or for that matter the ability of even the most intelligent to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Yes I am bias but to me Romney has no core belief or values. His ambition is to gain only prestige and power and history suggests such people are usually very dangerous.

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    1. I reall need to learn to type!! Yes, I agree. Romney is very useful to the Repubs, even though he's dangerous.
      My IPad is doing strange things this AM!