Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Reality Check

All who sat in amazement and watched Clint Eastwood’s rant to an empty chair during the Republican convention,  listened to Ryan’s false claim about running a marathon more than one hour faster than reality and heard Romney’s sudden decision to apparently adopt the principles of Obamacare, just after his first presidential act of repealing Obamacare may also be amused by the disclosure that Romney is considered by some Republicans to be more responsible than Obama for Osama bin Laden’s death.  Seriously.  I don’t make this stuff up.  As Jillian Rayfield reported in Salon this week;
What does Mitt Romney have to do with killing Osama bin Laden? According to a notable percentage of Ohio Republicans, way more than that good-for-nothing Barack Obama.
“According to a PPP poll of likely Ohio voters, 15 percent of Republicans in Ohio think Romney is “more responsible” for bin Laden’s death than Obama, while 47 percent of Republicans are “not sure” whether Obama or Romney deserves more of the credit.
“Six percent of the overall respondents gave Romney credit where credit is not at all due. Thirty-one percent of them weren’t sure whether the president or the candidate deserves more credit.”

For those of you who may not be keeping track of what is going on in Ohio, please remember it is perhaps the most important state in terms of determining the presidential outcome.  Both parties are operating under the well-documented assumption that one cannot win the presidential election unless one wins Ohio.  Perhaps that is why elected Republicans in Ohio are doing whatever they can to minimize the ability of hard-working folks who just might vote Democratic to be able to exercise their right to vote.  Early voting has been curtailed in Democratic strongholds.  It has been candidly conceded by Republican politicians that such action will make it more difficult because many of these people hold jobs with long hours who simply will be unable to afford to take time off from work to vote.   

So actually, my ‘amusement” about the apparent stupidity of those who somehow think Romney deserves credit for the killing of bin Laden actually requires a far more serious and sober look at what is happening in the presidential race.  Keep in mind, if something like this is going on in Ohio, it’s also happening everywhere in America.  Sane people need to vote and assist others in voting.

Just saying . . .

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