Oh, and Another Thing

Readerjp got me thinking again. She’s good at that and I value it highly because, Heaven knows, thinking about why you feel the way you feel is a good thing.

It was about how I felt about Newt’s genuine issues from his past and why I felt that way, but it got me thinking along other lines:

Why is it that I despise Mittens so much (other than what I stated in the post below which was really only the last straw, I’ve always had issues with him), why do I have such a huge issue with his skeletons, yet am willing to live with the skeletons of other candidates?

It’s a damn good question. The immediate response, which is what I gave, is that some skeletons are different from other skeletons. Which is true. We all have our hot button issues and there are some that we cannot compromise on because it would hurt us worse than it would help. We have to, after all, live with all of our decision before G-d or whatever substitute for G-d we may believe in. As well as ourselves.

So it got me to thinking. I think, as a matter of fact I’m pretty damn sure at this point after having thought about it, that my main issue with Mittens vs. Everybody Else is that he is pathologically unwilling to admit to having ever made a mistake in his entire life. None of the other candidates, past or present, have had this problem. Rick Perry was perfectly willing to even mock himself for his missteps. Newt has no problem admitting that the Pelosi Couch Moment was the biggest fuckup of his political career. And so on and so forth.

Now, you might legitimately ask yourself “sure, but does he really mean it or is he just trying to do damage control?” I don’t know. Nobody but the candidate knows for sure, but what I DO know is that Mittens has never, ever admitted to any sort of mistake on his part, big or small. He just can’t do it. It is as if he thinks of himself as perfect and that any admission that he could ever make a mistake is sacrilege.

I think that that’s what I really have against him, and it’s not just because it reminds me very much of the current resident of 1600 Penn Ave, it’s also that I find it highly troublesome to even think about handing the reins of power to an individual who thinks that he is perfect, who is completely incapable of even entertaining the notion that he might have a flaw.

Only G-d is perfect and Mittens, being a Christian no matter what some people might say about Mormons, at least ought to have a basic understanding of that concept.

Once you forget that, no matter what denomination you may belong to, once you start believing in your own infallibility, you have made yourself like G-d in your own mind and THAT ought to trouble everybody, whether they believe in G-d or not.

Do you really want somebody who seems to think that he is infallible, that he is G-d’s equal, as your president?

We already have one of those, and it hasn’t worked out too well, has it?

I’m not perfect. G-d knows that I’m not and I’m reminded regularly of the fact. That’s not a weakness. That’s a learning process. It makes me stronger, it helps me get closer to the unattainable ideal of being perfect which, although unattainable, should be the goal that we all have our eyes set on. Just because you know you can’t get there doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t even try. You can always get closer as long as you accept that you’re not there yet. Every faltering step brings you closer.

It’s when you decide that you’re already there that progress stops.

And Mittens is quite clearly at that point. Even when his idiotic idea, even if launched with the best of intentions which I’m perfectly willing to give him, have been proven to have hurt Massachusetts, he is still utterly unwilling to admit that maybe it wasn’t such a great idea. Heck, even in the small issues such as strapping his dog’s crate to the top of a car for an all-day drive to his vacation home that caused the poor pooch to shit himself in unholy terror he can’t even admit that “hey, not my brightest moment, but I really didn’t have a clue that it would freak the dog out that much.” You see, I would have bought that line. G-d knows I’ve done things more stupid than that based on what “seemed like a good idea at the time”, so I’ll be the last to insist that everybody else is different.

But not even that. Oh no. Mittens is all-knowing and all-wise. Anybody questioning his wisdom on anything is a retard.

He just cannot even entertain the notion that he might have ever done anything stupid.

Doesn’t that worry you? Because it worries the shit out of ME.

Thatisall.

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LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
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Mittens is the typical plastic candidate. Shit rolls off him. He has a canned answer for every single problem/issue that has been brought up. He’ll never admit he was wrong on anything, because he’s oily and believes he can get away with said canned answers. That said… having examined my own issues with Newt and why I find him so odious, noxious and downright disgusting that I’m willing to pull the lever for Zero just to avoid ever seeing his jowly paunch anywhere near the White House, I can honestly say if there was a gun to my head and… Read more »

single stack
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single stack

I hate both Mittens and Newtie and I find it impossible to decide which one I hate more.
Mittens is an unprincipled opportunist and Newtie is a lying, backstabbing weasel. They’re both progressives that will continue the march into an authoritarian, socialist, utopian hell. :em08:

LC Xealot
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I am sorry… I must begin the EPIC RANT OF DOOM ™ Why do candidates like Romney The Used Car Salesman even get the time of day? Why did John Kerry get the democrat nomination in ’04? (Note that I do not capitalize democrat – capitalization is reserved for proper names, not non-sentient fungi clinging to the bottom of the toilet bowl). Salesman Syndrome Or, why High School never really ended. This is in the workplace, where nobody cares about the product that’s being made, only about the sales numbers. This is in government where nobody cares if a policy… Read more »

LC Gladiator
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LC Gladiator

I am constantly amazed how the media is able to find out everything about: Newt; Romney; Santorum; Paul; Bachman; Cain; Perry; Huntzman; Palin; et. al.

However, they are unable to find out anything about Barack Hussein Obama. Is it not amazing???

LC Gladiator
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LC Gladiator

ANYBODY BUT OBAMA

irish19
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irish19

LC Xealot @ #:
Rather than salesmen, I would substitute marketers. Otherwise, spot on.

Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere
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I wrote about this before South Carolina, but I’ve been fascinated (horrified) watching this develop. In brief: Mitt is the guy in High School who banged every hot chick, including your girlfriend, who was the star in every sport, and was above average academically. He’s been campaigning for this job forever, and in tried and true GOP fashion, it is simply HIS turn. It isn’t because he feels that he is the right leader for this time; its about him, and that shows whenever a challenger starts to ascend. Add in a general lack of conservatism about anything, and some… Read more »

LC MuscleDaddy
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Guys…I’m sorry…I just can’t avoid saying it out-loud anymore… The longer this crap (and worse crap) goes on… and on… and….on….. The less & less fringe Paul sounds I mean – seriously: If we did work (and I mean really work) toward energy independence in the US (oil, gas, nuclear – we really can do it all)…. If we did work (and I mean really work) to end/abolish the unregulated and otherwise unstoppable economic depredations of the Fed… If we did work (and I mean really work) to stop out-of-control spending and its corresponding & unending tax increases… If we… Read more »

FrankOK
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There is no such thing as a good politician – well, there is but I won’t go there.

LC Xystus
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single stack said:

I hate both Mittens and Newtie and I find it impossible to decide which one I hate more.
Mittens is an unprincipled opportunist and Newtie is a lying, backstabbing weasel.

As Lefty Letterman put it, Mitt’s too mitty & Newt’s too newty. :em05: