Politics & Prejudices
Mitt Romney's world
'My job is not to worry about those people'
Published: September 26, 2012
Beyond that, well, he cynically said he'd be happy to exploit a foreign policy crisis; if one happens, "I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity." As for the Palestinians, screw 'em.
"I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace for political purposes, and I say there's just no way," he said.
The Mittster also managed to shoot a sneer at Hispanics, by saying that if his father, George Romney, was born in Mexico, if Mitt had been "born of Mexican parents I'd have a better shot at winning this." There's more, but you owe it to yourself to see the entire performance.
This is Willard Mitt Romney unplugged, and if you are filthy rich in your own right, if you are sure you'll never get sick or old, or that you and anyone you love will never need any kind of benefits ...
If you are sure that you are superior and can make it under your own terms, like Howard Roark or Jay Gould or Big Jim Fisk ...
You've got a chance to put your dream candidate in the White House. But if you think any president, as Harry Truman once put it, is supposed to be the Washington lobbyist looking out for the vast majority of Americans who can't afford their own lobbyist ...
Good luck if Mittney wins this election.
Debating same-sex marriage: Polls show the nation is pretty evenly divided on the issue of same-sex marriage — and the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates also disagree.
That could matter, big-time, because whoever is elected in November is likely to name several U.S. Supreme Court justices over the next four years. John Corvino, the chair of the Wayne State philosophy department, has a new book, Debating Same-Sex Marriage, written with Maggie Gallagher, who has crusaded against allowing gay Americans to marry.
Corvino has been a popular columnist for years in mainly gay publications. Thursday night, they will debate the issue in person from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at WSU's Community Arts Auditorium.
Admission, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Citizenship, is free. This is a good opportunity to learn a lot, regardless of your politics or position on the issue.
Jack Lessenberry opines weekly for Metro Times. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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