Stuff Mr. Romney Said

(From a $50,000 per plate fundraiser in Boca Raton)

“Well, there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” he said. “All right? There are 47 percent who are with him. Who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they’re entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Oh Boy Mr. Romney, every few days, right when you seem to take the foot out of your mouth it seems to go right back in…

(From the emailed press release issued around 10 PM on 9/11/12) “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” the statement read. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

(That’s baloney.  Obama did not provide any sympathy towards the terrorists in Libya who killed Americans…similar towards the lack of sympathy he showed Bin Laden…)

(Following the emailed press release, at a morning press conference on 9/12/12, and after confirmation that ambassador Chris Stevens had been assassinated during an attack in Libya)  “The administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our Embassy in Egypt, instead of condemning their actions. It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn acts on Americans and to defend our values.”

It’s a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values,” Romney said. “And apology for America’s values is never the right course.”

(What values here are we apologizing for? Is it within our values to insult Muslims? And who is even apologizing? This is soo confusing…)

(8/23/2012, during the launch of Mr. Romney’s Energy Plan)

“Sometimes I have the impression that the whole regulatory attitude of the administration is trying to stop oil and gas and coal — that they don’t want those sources, that instead they want to get those things so expensive and so rare that wind and solar become highly cost-effective and efficient.”

(God forbid solar and wind ever become cost effective and efficient.  No…We will all die of cheap energy if that is the case!)

“On federal lands the permitting process to actually drill and get oil or gas is extraordinarily slow. Now, interestingly, on state lands and private lands, state regulators have streamlined their permitting process, their evaluation, their environmental process, safety processes,” he said. “They found a way — because we compete with one another — they found a way to do a job in a more efficient way.”

(Wait, if the permitting process to drill on protected federal lands is slow – that is a bad thing?)

(-Didn’t the Fed. Gov’t give us Deep Water Horizon?)

Here’s the rub with this whole approach.  Romney, in his drive to criticize the president, makes some rediculous and hilarious statements.  Are we supposed to fear the development of wind and solar energy?  Who likely has a bigger stake in these respective energy economies – Obama in wind and solar, or Romney in gas and oil?

Obama has been a staunch supporter of fossil fuels as well as clean energy… Obama recently reiterated support for natural gas industry literally during his convention speech.   Despite mounting evidence that hydraulic fracking devastates water resources and that it leaches significant amounts of methane into the environment, Obama still supports it.  The current administration also failed to push through the cap and trade bill, which would have been the first federal law to put industry wide limits on pollution.  In retrospect, Obama seemed pro-fossil fuels to me…If Romney is offering himself as an alternative to a more pro-energy president, that’s not much of an alternative…

And of course…as we all know and love…I LIKE TO FIRE PEOPLE!!

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