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.