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January 21, 2013 By: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Consumer Rights, Eco-Justice, Economic Development, Housing, Immigration, Intersectionality, LGBTQ, Poverty, Prison Industrial Complex, Voting Rights, Workers' Rights


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Salt Lake City Knows: “Too Many Mitts”

October 20, 2012 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: 2012 Election, Voting Rights

No #Romnesia here…

Salt Lake Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts – Obama has earned another term:

From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”

The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear…..

If this portrait of a Romney willing to say anything to get elected seems harsh, we need only revisit his branding of 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, yet feel victimized and entitled to government assistance. His job, he told a group of wealthy donors, “is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”…

Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

(h/t to Kay Whitlock for Mitt Salt Lake City 2012 Olympic Vanity Pins, Made, of course, in China.)