Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Not Ready for the Presidency: Cheney Says Palin, I say Romney

Well, sure, Palin, too.

But, seriously, after Romney's trip to London, Israel and Poland, it is now rather clear that Mr. Mitt does not have intelligence and judgement needed to be President.

After putting his foot in his mouth over and over and over again on this trip (London unprepared for the Olympics, Palestinian culture cause of poverty, etc.), he actually tried to justify it by explaining that he says what's on his mind.

Oh, good. That's what we need for our President, who is First Diplomat, in addition to everything else.

But what amazed more than anything else is that he didn't just trash talk Palestinians and their lack of "culture" (as if the military occupation and strangulation of the Palestinian people has no impact on economy). He also shat upon Mexicans, and I quote:

"And as you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel, which is about $21,000, and you compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice a dramatic, stark difference in economic vitality. And that is also between other countries that are near or next to each other. Chile and Ecuador, Mexico and the United States."

Ah, yes, Mexico, you and your un-vital culture.

Well, it's not like Romney was expecting to get many votes from Latinos (the majority of which are Mexican). Now he'll get even fewer, maybe set a new record for Republicans.

And, really, Mitt - Mexico's culture isn't "vital"? It's vital enough to be going viral in the United States: food, music, language, you name it.

1 comment:

Joel Garry said...

I thought the culture comment was supposed to be pandering towards Jews. Took it as patronizing, myself, but I'm biased against the guy in the first place.

As far as Mexicans (and other hispanic derivations), many in the US are quite conservative, since their religion lines up with the conservative social agenda. In addition, they can rationalize that they are not "those Mexicans," something I always find a bit disconcerting. Many others line up with labor, but they are still amenable to the social conservatism, and may be swayed by a Cuban running mate. I've also known Mexican Jews to be quite conservative (and apparently the religious Conservative label is to them as Orthodox is to US jews), so there winds up being some Mexican-American Jews who can be pandered to.

We can only hope enough people in the electoral college share your clarity.

Now, off to have some gringo-ized fast casual Mexican food.