Romney A Role Model? No Way! Mom Talk

Mitt Romney's foot-in-mouth disease causes him to lose respect.

As parents, we are challenged to be role models for our children. If that weren't tough enough, we must also help guide our kids to selecting others as role models.

For example, we teach kids to respect people in positions of authority: teachers, principals, police officers, mayors, senators, and presidents. Yes, presidents. It's hard to believe this time of year that our leaders vying for the highest public office act the way they do.

With that in mind, Mitt Romney made a statement recently that is causing me to break my own rule of not writing about politics. If he were to win the election, I could not imagine how I could point to him and say to my children, "There is a man we must honor and respect."

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said at a $50k-a-person fundraiser. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it."

Here's the real kicker:

“My job is not to worry about those people," Romney said. "I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

That kind of obnoxious comment shows total disdain for the very people he may be sworn to represent. He says point blank that it is not his job to worry about the people who vote for President Obama "no matter what."

Any civics teacher would tell you that is absolutely false. Our elected officials must and should represent everyone within their jurisdiction. Its a shame that Romney does not feel that way. It is a shame that he is a candidate for the highest office in the land and he does not feel that way.

Regardless of what our individual political views are, we still have a duty to teach our children to respect authority. Lord knows we haven't always had stellar characters in the White House. Electing presidents who lack moral fiber is a practice we, Americans, should stop.

Governor Romney, with all due respect, as a voter taking personal responsibility for my life, it is easy for me to say that you simply are not good enough to be a role model for my children.

Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Timmy, you are running away from admitting that Barry's the most unqualified occupant of the oval office in history. Obama's lack of accomplishments since taking office (other than those who now engender much of the animus against him) should come as no surprise. He had nothing to put on his resume before then, and he has little now. If Barry's handlers were so confident of victory, as you are, there would be no need for the coordinated media-DNC effort to tear down Romney.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Oh yeah...this isn't about Fox News, Timmy. It's about a vision for America. we've seen Barry's: destruction of the private sector and any institution that once made America great and substitute an all-powerful government. Timmy likes this, since he's never been able to comprehend just how business works. He just collects his goverment check and a few bucks from the parental units and hangs out at Starbucks, complaining about how unfair the world is. Yup. Life's unfair. Timmy. Get a helmet.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:16 AM
That would imply that Barry has a pair. notgonnahappen
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Wow. Tim you totally nailed it. Not even close, bud. Let me describe you from your scribblings... Like most liberals, you need to distract from any real argument by impugning the messenger, or changing the subject, since you really can't make a cogent counter argument. You have little trouble in social settings, since you find yourself surrounded by others who share your affinity for the ideas of Marx and Lenin. you no doubt joined the Occupy protests, deriding evil corporations while sipping a Starbuck's and tweeting fellow travelers on your iPhone. You have never even tried to open a business, much less run one. You have no idea the amounts of time and money spent simply complying with government paperwork - all before any revenue generating work can be started. You think that all businessmen are evil profiteers who take advantage of their employees by not paying them like rock stars. In fact. you view all businesses as simply a source of payroll and tax revenue. You never left your childhood. You're still there. A little kid, still expecting the parents to pick up the tab. Grow up, Timmy. ...and smile more.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Of course, Timmy does not understand the hot dog stand reference. For those, like Timmy, who simply don't get it, it is a reference to the blank page resume that Obama brought to the 2008 campaign. To distract from the relative lack of credentials (Hillary was better qualified, but Barry's foreign policy mess has all but shot down her chances in 2016), Barry chose a set of phrases so simple that the MSM ran with it. The simple fact is, Obama looks at his goals and intentions, rather than the actual effect of his policies. Why? He simply does not understand what it takes to run a business in this environment. He does understand class envy and raparative economics, but has little understanding how the revenue gets generated in the first place. To Obama, business is simply a source of tax revenue, nothing more.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Right you are, Kerry. The government did it all and simply handed me the golden key. My business, like all businesses, is just a place for Timmy and others of his ilk to siphon off their subsistence.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Edited garbage is CNNCBSNBCABCMSNBC's bread and butter. What's the fequency, Dan?
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Of course, it isn't the borrower's fault for taking on too much debt. Naah. Evil, predatory lenders are to blame. The bankers lied and cheated as people financed their McMansions. That's why all those homes were repo'd, it was all a plot by the banks. Right, Timmy. Right out of the MSNBC playbook. Actually is was the collapse of the high risk loan market called credit default swaps that imploded credit back in 2008. We needed leadership to head that off. Chris Dodd and Barney Frank insisted that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were just fine, right up until they went off the cliff. Also, the so-called predatory loans are a Clinton legacy, where banks were required to lend a certain percentage to 'targeted groups' in order to have a seat at the federal table. These targeted borrowers had less than great credit, so they defaulted in greater numbers.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:53 AM
I can use Photoshop too, Timmy. For those whose IQ has not fallen to room temperature due to indoctrination by left wing media, The TEA Party has ONE PLANK in their platform. Just one: Get government spending in line with revenues. That's it. Those whose livelihood depend on continued government spending regardless of income needed to discredit this simple platform. Since they can't win in the marketplace of ideas by advocating their position directly, they need to manufacture racism or otherwise distract from their unsustainable position. That's it, folks. TEA Party is simply for putting the brakes on government spending.
Tom Klimczak September 22, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Timmy, all you have is name calling and character assassination. This is out of the Rules for Radicals playbook that you no doubt have an autographed copy of. Come back when you have a real argument.
Walt Hines September 22, 2012 at 06:46 AM
It's time that the U.S. stops being big brother to the rest of the world. Why is it that every time you turn around we're putting our guns and tanks in someone else's face. Stop importing, bring the jobs back home and put Americans back to work. If you want to believe in the Easter bunny or agree with the devil himself who the heck cares. All the millions of dollars we send over seas to feed the rest of the world is disgusting. We have kids that are going to bed hungry every night yet we have no problem opening the purse strings for others. We lag far behind the rest in education and health care is no better off. Our elected officials act like a bunch of spoiled brats who can't and won't work together to better it's own people. It's one way or the highway and both sides are to blame!
R. Paxson September 22, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Truthfully folks you should stop reacting to campaign diversions and spend your time worrying about national and world affairs. Our President may be a terrific showman but as a leader of the free world he lacks. BHO’s legacy may not be that he was our country’s first minority President but that his visions orchestrated our country’s moved toward socialism and the demise of close alliances in the Middle-East and beyond. Please everyone, focus on making this country viable again.
Tim L. September 22, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Pirate Boy Tommy, I am smiling, actually laughing, reading all of your right wing conspiracy theory rants from the wee hours this morning. You were like the conspiracy theory energizer bunny you just went on and on and on with your delusional commenting. Was there steam coming out of your ears as you banged away on your computer at 1:00 a.m? Was sweat dripping from your brow by the time you were done? In terms of not being close on the Pirate Boy mental image, did I nail any of it? I have a funny feeling that I probably got many of your characteristics right. I am having a hard time believing much of what you say because of your willingness to lie in your posts, you have been taught well by your boys at Faux News. You seem to have been taught well, you are like a young lying Faux News jedi in training. Since I can't trust you is there anyone on these message boards who knows Pirate Boy Tommy? Can you vouch for him and that I was "not even close" in my description of him.
Tim L. September 22, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Bob, what does "Some of work and came spend all day here" mean? Let me know where you want to meet to make the bet, I'm game on the $10,000 bet. If you are willing to bet your retirement on Mittens, let's do this.
Tim L. September 22, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Pirate Tommy, "Fox generally reports as is" *hilarious* and *stupid comment* and *wrong*
Pro Life Crusader + September 22, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Let's sing Kumbaya and vote Obama's useless a// out of Office!!!!
Tim L. September 22, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Tommy the Pirate, who and when were you made Grand Wizard of the Tea Party? When did the Koch Bros hand over the keys to you? I am confused because I thought the Tea Party was a bunch of different grass roots organizations, nothing done or coordinated at the National level. Has this now changed and are you now coordinating all of their efforts? Are you the Grand Pooh Bah of their "plank". Do you wear your pirate hat at their meetings? In terms of photoshopping that is a good one, wrong but still good. You want live video? Let me know if you want more of these examples of their racism. There is some awesome stuff from many of these groups's individual websites, if you want to see them just let me know.
Logansdad September 22, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Tommy Boy, I don't collect anything from the government so unlike you I am not waiting for any government checks to arrive in my mailbox. Yes Logan can take care of himself, the question is will you be able to take care of yourself?
Logansdad September 22, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Tommy boy: "I have to hustle for every dollar I get." So now we know what kind of business you are actually running. No wonder why you are having a tough time making ends meet. Maybe it is time you learn something knew. Since you mentioned Pole Dancing..it would seem as if you have tried it before. How did it work out for you?
Tom Koz September 22, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Tim L., are there probably a number of racists and homophobes in the TEA Party??? I would bet there are. Just as I'm sure there are some in the Democratic and Republican partties. Question: even if there are racists and homophobes in the TEA Party Sooooo what??? Anybody / everybody has just as much of a right to Hate people of another race or sexual preference as you, or anybody for that matter, has a right to love them!! Just like I have every right to hate stupid pompous liberal progressives. Everyone, lib/progressive types always seem to divert intelligent debate by throwing the race / homophobe card. Suggestion: when that happens say OK - Soooooo What !! Oh, and Tim, the TEA in TEA Party stands for Taxed Enough Already, so it stands to reason that the Main platform of the party is to not have taxes increased and keep/lower government spending. Can your liberal mind comprehend???
Tim L. September 23, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Hey KKKoz, thank you for proving my point. There is a party of Hate, where people think it is acceptable that "everybody has just as much of a right to hate people of another race or sexual preference" and thank god I am not part of it. It it this extreme radical right wing mentality that makes you so proud that will doom your party, bet on it. Try as it might for your party to pretend it is inclusionary, your comments and your partisan media outlets that tacitly approve this thinking will be the reason why people will continue to run from your party. What an embarrassment for you and your party that you feel you have a right to hate people based on their skin color, sexual orientation or political views. Can your confederate flag waving, doomsday bunker building, gun toting, pork rind eating, tea party loving, general lee driving, missing tooth smiling, wife beater t-shirt wearing mind comprehend that???
Hank Olenick September 23, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Atheism is not a religion....if it were I would not have to pay taxes.
Tom Koz September 23, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Tim L, you are an idiot !!
Tom Klimczak September 25, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Sorry, Hank. Atheism is objectively no more valid a belief system and way of being than Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism, and the rest. It's just another '-ism', except that this 'ism' has state sanction and establishment.
Tom Klimczak September 25, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Speaking of model trains... http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/well-hello-mr-soul/
Tom Klimczak September 25, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Don't bother. He's a squirrel. Not worth the trouble.
Robert Green September 30, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Those of you who believe that "Trickle Down Economics" doesn't work...I suggest you apply for any future jobs you wish to hold from an indigent, living in a cardboard box under a bridge someplace! Obviously, money never runs down hill, but up hill!!! Another thing to consider is that Unions and Governments are Parasites! If they didn't extract capital from those they represent by force, they would have nothing! Government jobs only come from the extraction of capital from the private sector!
Robert Green September 30, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Greece is spelled without an "A" and an "S."
F Scholer October 01, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Timmy my boy, here is some of Romney's accomplishments with Bains: The firm was founded in 1984 by partners from the consulting firm Bain & Company. Since inception it has invested in or acquired hundreds of companies including AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, D&M Holdings, Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel. To make things easier for you, list some of Obama's accomplishments.
Scotty October 04, 2012 at 04:50 AM
I've read thru this whole page and my only comment is TIM L is a bitter, imature crybaby liberal who has no facts just nasty partisan talking points. Its funny to read. I think your mommy is calling she wants you to come home now.


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