Mitt Romney’s Head Stuck Far Up Israel’s Butt–No Common Sense Can Penetrate
One of my long-running arguments against Mitt Romney is that he has no center, no guiding principles for his political beliefs. He groups himself with whichever voice is louder, and most able to provide wind so to lift his political sails. Romney has no true convictions on any issue, and as such would make a dreadful President.
Mitt Romney has held a series of positions on various issues, and at times it seems as if he is debating with himself.
Wanting to be president merely for the sake of sitting in the Oval Office is a most shallow and disturbing notion. Power for the sake of power is never a good thing.
Yet that is what Mitt Romney is aiming for.
Having no set of convictions, and no serious framework with which to view the world means that Romney does and says what is simply required to get money and votes. Say whatever stupid and off-base statement will fit the path to an election, and all should be good…right? Echo what the neo-cons whisper in your ear, right?
Mother Jones is reporting a most unsettling story from the secretly recorded video of Mitt Romney talking out of his butt. Which is amazing to consider since Romney’s head is plugged up Israel’s butt.
Romney spoke of “the Palestinians” as a united bloc of one mindset, and he said: “I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way.”
Romney was indicating he did not believe in the peace process and, as president, would aim to postpone significant action: “[S]o what you do is, you say, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem…and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”
Romney did note there was another perspective on this knotty matter. He informed his donors that a former secretary of state—he would not say who—had told him there was “a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis.” Romney recalled that he had replied, “Really?” Then he added that he had not asked this ex-secretary of state for further explanation.
Talk about not having a clue concerning the dynamics of the Middle East as it relates to the Palestinians!
First, it is unfathomable to me that any person who would want to sit in the Oval Office would say that peace in the region is “almost unthinkable to accomplish“.
While there has always been a tricky road to walk since the creation of Israel does not mean the search for peace with dogged determination from the US should cease. It still remains in the best interests of the region, and for our strategic goals to have robust efforts at turning the tide for the Palestinians.
To have a pessimistic attitude, and state it so bluntly is more proof that there is lacking of a center in Romney, and it casts severe doubts about his stated desire to be president.
Romney also seems to forget that Israel has repeatedly sought to undermine the peace efforts with uncontrolled and illegal new settlements, the closing of access points so to make life harder for Palestinians, the removal of olive trees, along with the political use of water.
It is not in the best interests of the United States to have a president’s head shoved so far up Israel’s butt that common sense can never be delivered.
It was truly telling, and quite ballsy, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to force America’s hand in establishing certain benchmarks that would trigger military actions against Iran. Thankfully, we had President Obama who responded with keen insight, forethought, and leadership on behalf of American interests. How dare Tel Aviv think they can dictate to an American president in the midst of a national election!
Can anyone see Mitt Romney, once ordered by Israel to do something, actually finding his inner convictions and standing up —oh, wait–Romney has no inner convictions.
Mitt Romney must never again be elected to anything more than a bishop of the Mormon Church.
What Romney stated about the Palestinians was the last straw.