Burch: Bishop Romney's Modest Proposal

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:05pm
By Michael R. Burch

Note: My little fairy tale was inspired by Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” the 1729 satire in which he suggested that Ireland could solve its problems with poverty if parents ate their burdensome children. Willard Mitt Romney seems to have a similar but slightly less gory plan for the 150 million Americans he finds burdensome.

 

Bishop Romney consulted his mirror, and it confirmed that he was the handsomest of all the presidential candidates.

Bishop Romney then consulted his magical undies, and they confirmed that God does, indeed, favor the rich over the poor, the healthy over the sick, the young over the elderly, whites over non-whites, Jews over Palestinians, heterosexuals over homosexuals, billionaires over union workers, and men over women.

Finally, Bishop Romney consulted his neo-con advisers, and they confirmed that even though the war with Iraq over weapons it did not possess was an unmitigated disaster attacking Iran for the same reason would miraculously usher in a new “American Century.”

Bishop Romney basked in the glow of the certain knowledge that he is a messiah destined to lead America to glory upon glory. But Bishop Romney had a perplexing problem. How, oh how could he achieve his two primary goals of helping his rich patrons avoid the inconvenience of paying federal income taxes, while helping his hawkish cronies resume their quest to usher in an “American Century” by launching war after war in the Middle East?

How could he reduce federal income taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent to less than 1 percent while raising military spending to $8 trillion over the next 10 years? The numbers just refused to add up.

Then Bishop Romney had his Eureka Moment. The parting of the clouds fogging his brain was like the parting of the Red Sea. Suddenly, he saw and understood! He could rid the United States of 47 percent of its population by claiming that food is an “entitlement.” Once 150 million Americans had been eradicated like so many cockroaches, by denying them food, there would be far less “flab” in the American national waistline.

Then the remaining healthy Americans could work night and day, toiling like drudges to paying all the nation’s bills, while the wealthiest 1 percent relaxed and lived the lives of opulent luxury they so richly deserved, just a Bishop Romney did himself. There would be plenty of money left over to fight unwinnable wars, once the poor had been purged. So the children of the drudges could fight war after war on false premises, and if they returned unable to work and pay taxes, they too could be starved to death. It was the perfect plan, and the answer to every fascist’s most fervent prayer!

Bishop Romney was so pleased with his Modest Proposal to kill 150 million birds with one stone that he blurted it out prematurely to some of his closest billionaire friends. Alas, one of those friends was a backstabber who did not agree that starving millions of Americans to death by calling food an “entitlement” is the proper path to national glory. The dastardly traitor blew the whistle, and now it seems that Bishop Romney may have sung his swan song.

Somewhere out west Paul Ryan popped his head out of a gopher hole just long enough to cry “Obviously inarticulate!” prophesying the delay of the new American Century until he heads the ticket, then vanished from sight again.

But perhaps all is not lost, because there are already rumors that Bishop Romney will outsource his Pauper Eradication System Template (PEST)  to China, where other super-rich fascists can employ it, in return for hefty royalties. As always, Bishop Romney will profit, as other people’s heads roll, till the Cayman Islands and Bermuda finally vanish like Atlantis beneath the weight of his tax-free banknotes.

Michael R. Burch is a Nashville-based editor and publisher of Holocaust poetry and other “things literary” at www.thehypertexts.com.

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75 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 9/20/12 at 11:53

It certainly cannot be called an entitlement if the able bodied are required to earn it.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 12:30

A good comedy, Mike. Yes, we have been in a couple of wars since this nation was founded. But we have mostly been in "conflicts" with both branches of politics as the "leaders". So don't just blame the Republican party for our wars that are called conflicts. If people are being killed, they aren't part of your comedy.

Unfortunately, one big issue you leave out of you comedy: You make no comment about your "leader" who refuses to identify himself. Is he legal or illegal? Is he an American citizen, or is he an Indonesian citizen? Only he knows and that isn't a joke in your comedy, Mike.

By: Ask01 on 9/21/12 at 3:35

As the second person to comment Mike, I must say this is a wonderful cautionary tale.

Willard did indeed reveal his true self when he thought only his inner circle would ever know his innermost thoughts.

The sad part is, his pampered brain cells can never make the connection he and his wealthy friends and corprorate cohorts are to blame for so many being forced to turn to the government for help after their jobs have been eliminated or outsourced and earning such pitiful wages they get all the money they paid into the system returned.

Oh, be prepared for the sound of extreme flatulence from Jellystone contingent. Perhaps we should alert Ranger Smith.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 3:56

Ask01,

Can you explain why 2 minutes were dropped out of Mother Jones' recording? What did Romney say in the two minutes? Was it something Mother Jones didn't want you to hear? Sure sounds like it.

By: dargent7 on 9/21/12 at 4:35

Big Mike:
Great piece. If only it was satire and not true.
I was at first for Romney thinking Obama has too much on his plate, is too smart for the job, and Congress will stymie his every move. "Lame duck" won't begin to cover Obama's 2nd term.
But, listening to the guy the past 6 months, especially his May expose', I think he's a danger to the community.
In a weird, morbid fancination kind of way, I hope he wins in November.
He'll mix it up for sure.
He'll start a revolution that maybe the Earth needs. Millions of people will revolt.
Not just the lilly white Teabaggers, Townies, and Birthers who are really scared sissies.
But the Occupy Wall Streeters who are hard core and will sleep on cement in the rain and cold.
We're long overdue for an assassination attempt on a US President, successful, and maybe Romney's the perfect target.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 6:00

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By: treehugger7 on 9/21/12 at 6:25

Well put as always, Mike. Darg, you better look out. Yogi may have a bead on you!

By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 6:27

The GOP has turn into a bad Fairytale and Romney is just the latest of many would be conquers to rob the Empire of what good it has left in it,

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 7:13

This is still the USA right now, treehugger. Everyone has the right to their way of thinking, even those idiot thinkers that favors someone as their president whom they don't even know..., like you.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 7:16

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By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 7:35

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By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 8:15

Mike - The righties can't stand it when someone calls it like it is. Thanks for another interesting & factual article.

By: govskeptic on 9/21/12 at 8:19

Another expected "Fairy Tale" from the weekly Alice-In -Wonderland
chronicles.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 8:22

Are you boys and girls clicking or clacking? It's hard to understand what button you're pushing.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 8:28

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By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 8:33

bfra, if it has to ask, then it is not smart enough to know.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 8:56

Nemo - Of course, we already knew that! LOL

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 8:57

Ask01,

I think you're right. I think Bishop Romney is letting people know how he actually thinks and feels, when he is around people he feels comfortable with: other billionaires.

At the same fundraiser he made disparaging remarks about the entire Palestinian people, even though most Palestinians want peace and are not extremists or terrorists.

Romney also visited a Chinese factory where 20,000 young girls seemed to be prisoners of a concentration-camp-like facility complete with barbed wire and guard towers. Rather than reporting the terrible conditions to the authorities and the American public, Romney bought around 10% of the company that owned the factory, to profit from the outsourcing of American jobs to China, which he helped pioneer.

So his comments seem to reflect the person he is, and the way he thinks and feels (or doesn't feel).

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 8:59

Yogi,

I'm glad you enjoyed my little farce.

Yours amuses me at times, as you fret about Obama not being a "real American" when the only other choice is a racist, elitist fascist like Bishop Romney. How funny to even care where Obama was born when there is no other choice except a man bent on the destruction of millions of less advantaged Americans.

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 9:02

Nemo,

I agree that the GOP has become a bad fairytale. Just look at the wicked witches and warlocks who at one time or another were their main contenders for the presidency:

Sarah Palin
Michelle Bachmann
Rick Perry
Herman Cain
Newt Gingrich
Rick Santorum
Bishop Romney

With "leaders" like that, the fairytale is bound to have a disastrous ending.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 9:05

Mike we now have an off button for yogi. Just (click). ;-)

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 9:08

Dargent7,

You said, "But, listening to the guy the past 6 months, especially his May expose', I think he's a danger to the community."

I agree. I started off thinking that Romney was the best of the major GOP candidates, hoping that he was smart enough not to fall in line with the extreme right-wing lunatics. But his comments about people who aren't well off make me think that he really is a bigot. He is bigoted against the half of all Americans who are struggling economically. He is also bigoted against women, gays and people with darker skin.

Bishop Romney seems to think that his s**t don't stink, and that the "real problem" with our economy is not that it unjustly favors the super-rich, but that the country would be better off without half its citizens, who are not even entitled to food in a land of plenty.

I take him at his word.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 9:09

The architect of our great nations did not want any party system. I would think that as a country we would be better off without the mess we have today.

By: pswindle on 9/21/12 at 9:29

Thanks Mike, the truth will prevail.

By: dargent7 on 9/21/12 at 9:29

Mike (Big) : Myself, being from Birmingham, Michigan, neighbors to Bloomfield Hills, I know where Romney grew up and went ot school. As a weird aside, I also know here Obama went to school, Punahou HS on O'ahu. Maybe I know too much?
Cranbrook was for the ultra rich kids. Private school costing $20,000 a year, 40 years ago. Now, it's over a 100 grand a year.
I went to the Birmingham public school, WE Groves.
We both graduated with the lowest possible honors.
I think I had the lowest SAT scores ever recorded. Or tied with Pac-Man Jones.
I absolutely had a silver spoon in my mouth my entire life, but the Romney's are like Bill Gates....super, ultra-rich.
Nothing wrong with that, except when you want to govern the United States and bullshit people into thinking you care about them.
He doesn't.
It's just that plain and simple.
I'll take a Kenyan born, African of mixed race, community organizer, Chicago based, over a pure, white-bred rich Mormon who doesn't know shit about being poor and without a job.
But, that's just me.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 9:32

Sorry Mike,

You don't know me. If you did, you would know race has nothing to do with my argument on the Obama issue. Unlike you, I want MY President to be in that office legally. I don't want someone who refuses to identify himself as an American citizen, especially a natural born citizen. And especially someone who has identified himself to be raised as a communist and who shares the Islam faith as a Muslim.

So, tell me; how do you know Obama is an American citizen? Sorry Mike, you don't. He continues to refuse to identify himself.You're just willing to accept him as someone out of the blue even though you don't know who he is. Hell, you don't even know if his name is Barack Obama. If it is, when did he change his Indonesian name back to Obama? When did he repatriate him citizenship? Was he even born as an American citizen? If he was born in Kenya as he advertised, his mother could not pass her citizenship down to him at her age.

So why did he advertise his birth place as being born in Kenya for 16 years before he changed in when he entered the presidential race?

I presume, you're an educated man, Mike. So what makes you so willing to accept someone whose name you actually don't know as your president

And I further disagree on "where" Obama was born. We have a Constitution, you know. Or have you ever read it? That little book sets our laws. It isn't one you wipe your a$$ with.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 9:36

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By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 9:52

Dargenty7,

I agree. This is a point I keep making to Yogi ... I would rather vote for a intelligent Kenyan or Martian who cares about everyone, than a rich American prick who thinks his s**t don't stink.

One of Romney's classmates compared him to the Lord of the Flies. I think we all know the type from grade school and high school ... the big, good-looking bully who shows off by humiliating other people. It seems Romney has never changed. He insulted English Olympics organizers by comparing themselves to himself, not so obliquely. He insulted millions of Palestinians by saying they are poor because their culture is inferior, when in fact Israel has taken 80% of their land by hook and crooks and uses a military occupation to relentlessly take the rest, using our taxpayer dollars. Romney insulted NAACP members for supporting Obama, saying they want "free stuff," when he is the King of Free Stuff thanks to Cayman Island IRAs and federal bailouts of Bain, the Olympics and other organizations he oversaw.

The more he talks, the creepier he sounds, and I don't think that's an accident. He seems like a cross between GWB and Nixon.

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 10:04

Yogi,

You really have gone off the deep end.

If President Obama is a Muslim, why did he send more troops to Afghanistan to fight Muslims, and why did he order the attack on Osama bin Laden?

If he's a communist, why has he not done the main thing communists do, and stop the rich people from controlling all the nation's wealth? Right now the upper 1% control more wealth than the bottom 90% combined. No self-respecting communist leader would permit that to happen.

Obama hasn't refused to identify himself. Rather, birthers like you refuse to accept the fact that he has proven his allegiance to the United States by his actions. He is not very different in his moderate liberalism from Bill Clinton, who also tried to reform healthcare but didn't succeed. Bill Clinton was not so far from Ronald Reagan.

The real extremists are people like Romney, Ryan and other Republicans who want to virtually eliminate taxes on the upper 1% by making capital gains, interest and dividends tax free. If that happens, the last 10% of the nation's wealth that the 90% have (which they need to house and feed their families) will also go to the super-rich.

Stalin once purged something like 60 million people he despised. Hitler despised non-Aryans, and 70 million people died in World War II. Romney despises the poor, the working poor and most of the middle class, for not being more successful. But it is an unjust and corrupt economic system that makes it hard or impossible for most Americans to climb the economic ladder.

So the far greater danger to Americans, and thus to your loved ones, is Romney and the Romulans. At least Barack Obama is trying to help the people who really do need help, and right now that is roughly half of all Americans, or 150 million people.

Romney just said that 150 million Americans are not really entitled to food, which means that if they can't feed themselves, they can starve to death. But at the same time, Romney wants to free the super-rich of all taxes, which will increase the tax burden on everyone else.

If you can't see the real problem, you endanger everyone you love.

If you love your mama,
vote for Obama!

Mike

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 10:14

bfra,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I think we are seeing the real Willard Mitt Romney emerge. Beneath the slick exterior and veneer of success, there seems to be a troubled man who feels the need to show off and impress everyone around him.

We see the same thing in grade school and high school bullies. They insult other people and push them around, ignoring their feelings, for the thrill of all the attention they receive.

When Romney speaks privately to his rich friends, he feels free to insult blacks, the working poor, Palestinians, and anyone else who isn't rich and lily-white. When he speaks in public, we can still sense the same undercurrents in his word choices. His disdain for less fortunate people is obvious. He obviously felt the same way at Bain, firing thousands of people and sending their jobs to China, while he paid himself and his rich cronies multi-million dollar dividends, bonuses and "management fees."

I think it all boils down to the fact that Romney wants the admiration of the people he admires: the really, really rich people who can help him become president. But the country can't afford to have a president who favors the rich even more than past presidents. While I liked and supported Ronald Reagan, and still believe that he wanted what was best for all Americans, his "trickle down" theory has been proven not only to be wrong, but also terribly dangerous for our nation. It didn't work, so now we need a fairer system. But Romney's proposed "rescue plan" would transfer even more wealth to the richest Americans, and leave everyone else in a world of hurt.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 10:24

Mike - I agree 100%

By: BenDover on 9/21/12 at 10:27

I just love all the energy you put into bashing Romney, Burch.

For all of this frothing about how horrible he is Tennessee will still end up sending all 11 of her electors up to vote for Romney.

I really can't fathom why the Democrats would even turn out this year. Romney's is settled. The party nominee for senate is a gay basher who doesn't have a chance in hell against Corker.

The most effective thing for a Tennessee Democrat to do on election day is buy a nice bottle of wine... sit back and watch the returns come in from Florida and Ohio to see who won the election.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 10:48

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By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 11:57

BenDover,

Every vote for President Obama is a vote against GOP bigotry and fascism. Should we vote for or against bigotry and fascism?

Tennessee has made mistakes in the past, such as allowing slavery and years of Jim Crow laws and kangaroo courts. But a handful of Freedom Riders helped change the whole corrupt system, for the better. Now a bunch of bigoted morons want to return Tennessee and the US to the Dark Ages.

I hope everyone will vote, regardless of the outcome, and that we start to see votes for Republicans drying up, even here in the South. That will force the GOP to change its moronic platform.

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 12:03

BenDover,

I bash Romney for the same reason I would bash Hitler, if he was trying to get elected president. They seem to have the same value system: the lily-white Aryans are supermen who can do no wrong, and whose s**t doesn't stink ... everyone else should work till they drop from exhaustion, after which they're not even worth feeding.

Does Romney really mean what he says, or does he just say what his audience wants to hear? I for one do not want to take the chance that he despises half the American public and wants to transfer even more wealth to the "good" people who look and think like him. That's how Hitler thought. When he acted in accordance with the way he thought, the average German was in for a world of hurt.

By: Mike Burch on 9/21/12 at 12:04

Recently, Mitt Romney made it sound as if the Palestinian people collectively don’t want and reject peace. But those of us who have taken the time to get to know Palestinians personally and build bridges of international solidarity and brotherhood know that this is far from true. Every embattled nation is bound to have its share of extremists: Israel and the United States are hardly exceptions to this unfortunate rule. But the following “Call to Arms” is to the arms of peace, rather than the armaments of war, and it comes from a group of dedicated Palestinian peace activists ...

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE!

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

On behalf of the staff, interns, volunteers, friends and partners of ALWATAN Center, we wish you a very happy International Day of Peace. May it be filled with renewed dedication, commitment, hope, passion, effort and engagement to actively engage and work for peacebuilding within our communities, within our countries, throughout the world, and within ourselves. May it inspire us to take a moment to reflect upon where we are and what we're doing today, and where we’re going tomorrow in our lives, our communities, our countries, and globally.

The power of change is in our hands. In our hands. There is much that is extraordinary and wonderful in the world. There is also much that is wrong and needs to be stopped or changed. Evil or wrong-minded things can be stopped or changed. The question is only whether we are up to the task.

For us, the International Day of Peace is a good time to reflect on these questions, to examine our lives and work, to see how we can work more effectively for peacebuilding, and to remember our friends, colleagues, partners, and millions of people around the world — of every gender, every race, every religion, every age, every background — who are working together for a better world. We remember and think of all those affected by war and violence, by injustice, inequality and oppression — and remember as well the structures, systems, policies, actions and choices which create such conditions. We remember, and we vow to do better.

On this International Day of Peace, please join us in remembering, and in knowing with full certainty, that we can do better, and that it's up to us — jointly — to create a world free from war, violence, the global weapons industry, and the political and economic systems which sustain them.

On this day we also remember and honor those who have dreamt of peace, who lived for peace, who worked for peace, and who sometimes died pursing peace. From soldiers who fought on dismal battlegrounds opposing slavery, tyranny and fascism ... to icons of nonviolence who refused to return blows but who also refused to accept anything less than true freedom, equality and justice ... from every people, every nation and every walk of life ... from the humblest child, to the worthiest kings, to the prophets who spoke with faces aglow of beating swords into ploughshares ... let us remember and honor those who have fallen, and continue their good work until it has finally been accomplished.

The International Day of Peace also offers people globally a shared date to think about how, individually and collectively, they can contribute to ensuring that natural resources are managed in a sustainable manner, thus reducing the potential for disputes, and paving the road to a sustainable future, the "Future We Want" and the “Future We Create” for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

In peace, in solidarity,
ALWATAN Center, Hebron, Palestine

By: BenDover on 9/21/12 at 1:43

Burch pulls another Godwin out of his britches to reveal just how moon-bat nuts he is over the potential for Obama not being reelected. Romney is Hitler? geeezzz

Reminds me of the crazy nut right-wingers calling Obama the anti-Christ.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 2:06

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By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 3:11

Mike,

You know a lot about some things but you don't know everything about all things. If Obama isn't a Muslim, why did he say he is. If he isn't from Kenya, why has he said he was glad to be back home on a visit to his hometown in Kenya? Why did he advertise being born there for 16 years from 1991 to 2007? Why did his wife say they had to take some shots to go to Africa to visit his home land when talking about a visit to Kenya? If he isn't a communist, why did he say he was raised in a communist family? When did he change his political beliefs?

Why has everyone he has mentioned as his friends been known to be communists? Just friends? Yeah, I guess they were.

You should do a study on communism. It's to take the world over in any way needed. Communists are the best damn liars on this earth. And Barry has proven many times what a big liar he is.

And to say you would rather have an "intelligent" Kenyan in office because of his "intelligence" means you're right by his side with your, "hell, its just a piece of paper" attitude about the Constitution our founders gave us as a guide to live in this nation.

You claim Obama is an "intelligent" man. On what bases? You've never seen any of his educational papers so just how intelligent is he. Hell, he can't talk without a teleprompter.

Wake up, Mike, before it's too late.

We have only 48 days before it will be known what kind of nation we're going to have from that day forward.

You all apparently don't know what I know, or you don't give a damn what kind of country your family will live in on down the line.

If you all knew Obama as well as you think you know me, I believe you'd have a different thought on your future.

And as I've noted before, Obama didn't pull this off by himself. He's had millions in financial support and government support from congress.

I've got the age on me I won't have to worry about it too long. I hater what my kids and grandchildren will get.

But anyone who will vote for someone to the Oval Office of this nation is a damn fool and will deserve what they get.

I hate to say it, but you apparently can't see beyond your nose... and it's a short nose.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 3:21

One other point, Mike. You, and your fellow posters on this site constantly make you claims about Romney "hiding" his money. Is he the only man in this nation pulling that "stunt" off? How about looking at the rest of your financially successful fellow citizens. Are you so sure Barry and all of his "friends" have paid all of their taxes?

By what reason do you think it's okay for Barry to insist Romney shows 11 years of his taxes but he refuses to show any paper with his name on it; You know, his birth certificate, SSN, his registration card number, his school papers. Are you sure he wasn't a foreign aid student? Could that possible by why he refuses to show his papers? Me thinks so.

My last question Mike, would you be willing to bet he's an American citizen? If not, why not?

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 3:27

Mike, I've never know a of a communist respected by anyone other than his fellow communists in his office. The common citizens have always hated their dictator knowing if they say the wrong thing they will be killed.

Maybe you can get a job with Barry and build your respect for him.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 3:28

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By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 3:37

I keep re-reading your post and catching up Mike, so my next question: You keep arguing how "no good" the 1% rich people are. Tell me, who creates the jobs in any nation except the rich? It sure as hell isn't the poor or mid stream people. Who's taking a chance on losing the hell out of their money when creating a job. How many manufacturing companies do you know where some pore man opened it's doors?

Why should one take a chance if they aren't going to benefit from it if they're successful. If they aren't successful, no one is going to give them their money back for trying to make money.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 3:39

Which button did you push this time, bfra (big f@rt repeating again?

Are they loud and clear when you release them?

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 3:49

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By: Loner on 9/21/12 at 4:39

I just now read Mike's parody of Swift's tale. It's quite apt and fitting. The Bishop did include food and "- you name it" in his list of what he knows the 47% feel entitled to.

We now have video & audio evidence...though the footage is grainy, we see Mitt as a fabulously wealthy man, at a $50,000 per plate fundraising banquet, claiming that food should not be considered an entitlement....and his audience is in full agreement.....Mitt and his backers are out of touch; we do not let people starve here in the USA..

If Mitt's dog or anyone's dog is entitled to food, then American citizens ought to be entitled to food....the GOP does not grasp that basic concept.....they would starve us into submission.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 4:52

Wow!, Mike.

Can you believe it? Barry's done lied again? Do you remember the claim about the "Fast and Furious" program when Obama claimed that the program began under George Bush's regime when he said; "I think it's important for us to understand that the "Fast and Furious" program was a field-initiated program begun under the the previous administration?"

He further said; "When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming the fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable."

It was reported; "In actuality, The Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency".

Pore Barry. He just can't stop lying.

By: Loner on 9/21/12 at 4:57

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By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 5:37

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By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 6:38

Mike, you may be too young to remember the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France memorializing the fallen US soldiers of the D-Day Invasion to retake France from the Nazis.

There is also a D-Day Monument in Bedford, Virginia honoring those men... a short 200 mile helicopter ride from the White House in DC.

In all of the years since D-Day 1945, there has only been three occasions when the President of the United States failed to go to the D-Day Monument to honor the soldiers killed during the invasion.

Only three times. Those occasions were:

1. Barack Obama in 2010
2. Barack Obama in 2011
3. Barack Obama in 2012.

That means for the past 68 years, every President in office except Barack Obama have went to pay respect to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day.

This year, instead of going to honor the soldiers, he made a 3,000 mile campaign trip to California to raise funds for the coming election. A President's priorities? His action speaks loudly... doesn't it?

And you say he is a man who honors the American citizens. I guess it isn't necessary to honor those citizens that died to give him the privilege Americans have. After all, they're dead and gone. We won't see them any more.