Here's the second "Don't Vote for Mitt Romney" video by Chris McGuire/Schlepp Films, titled "Mormon":
(created by Schlepp Films)
A series of anti-Romney videos are splashing the internet recently, and not only are they hysterical, but they're quite true, too.
Borrowing from DIREC TV's popular "what happens when you make bad decisions" commercials, these "Don't Vote for Mitt Romney" videos are created by actor and producer Chris McGuire.
There are three videos out at the moment, with promises of more to come.
Here's the first one, titled "Tranny":
(created by Schlepp Films)
(David Becker/Getty Images)
While he is still taking flak for a secret video that got released last week (see below), there were many other notable quotes and deeds from Mitt Romney in that same period that shouldn’t be overlooked.
And that “47 percent” line wasn’t the worst of them, either.
Romney appeared on Univision, a Hispanic U.S. television network, but only after his campaign team was allowed to fill the empty seats of the studio with Romney supporters. And his faux pas (or “paso en falso”) wasn’t the tanned, Spanish skin tone that some media thought to be his cosmetic attempt to look Latino.
Romney reportedly refused to enter the stage when called by the hosts (“threw a tantrum,” according to one witness) because he didn’t like this traditional intro of the network. He forced the crew to start shooting all over again with his own favored introduction of last-minute planning.
Speaking about his goal to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Romney suggested that folks without insurance could simply go to a hospital emergency room when they needed medical care.
Not only is this practice partly responsible for the very high cost of medical care in the U.S., and even for the high cost of medical insurance for others, but it’s also the exact opposite of what Romney told voters in his last presidential campaign.
In a 2008 debate of Republican candidates, Romney said “they shouldn’t be allowed to just show up at the hospital and say, somebody else should pay for me.”
After long wait and uncountable requests, on Sept. 21 Romney finally released his most recent tax return. He could have taken an additional $1.75 million in deductions for charitable donations, too, he points out, but chose not to, thus increasing his tax burden.
But just weeks ago in July, Romney said he would never, ever pass up on a possible tax deduction; in fact, to do so would mean he shouldn’t get elected, he said. “(F)rankly if I had paid more than are legally due, I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president.”
This release of his last tax return didn’t answer many questions, either, and instead just created new ones.
Lastly, Romney thinks the aircraft industry has long overlooked one needed improvement – retractable windows!
Explaining how an onboard electrical mishap delayed his wife’s flight last Friday, Romney said “you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”
Of course, airplane windows don’t open for three main reasons: 1) there is a depreciation of oxygen at flight altitudes, meaning passengers would pass out and quickly die, 2) the temperature is far below zero at such elevations, and 3) passengers would be sucked out of their pressurized cabins. (Add in all the litter from folks tossing out their empty peanut packs, and it’s even clearer.)
And this, folks, is just a one-week recap of the man who wants to be your president.
At the recent Republican National Convention, congresswoman (and former presidential candidate) Michele Bachmann defended her former opponent against claims he was out-of-touch with the average American.
A USA Today reporter asked her, "(T)here are those who say, 'How can someone with that kind of vast wealth really connect with the American public, really understand what the plight of the American public is?'"
Bachmann's response? "Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy. He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that's really the issue."
Go on - see it for yourself in the video below:
So, Bachmann says, Mitt Romney is the preferred candidate because Obama has too much money?
Of course, we could just compare their tax returns side-by-side, now couldn't we? (You can use the "view in full screen" options, located in the bottom-right corner of each of the Scribd columns below.)
This just in for Michele Bachmann: $20,808,805 is greater than $844,585. TWENTY FIVE TIMES greater, in fact.
And it's FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE times more than the average American income of $41,673.83, too.
Now, call me strange, but I can't help but notice that Romney got none of the $20.8 million from actual work. That's right - his multi-millions didn't come from any job. They came from interest on his other money. From stock dividends. And from rental properties, too.
So who is it exactly, Bachmann, that's out of touch with the average American household? Mitt Romney, that's who.
As for Bachmann herself? She's out of touch with reality.
Let's not forget that Romney has yet to release all of his 2010 returns, either. Some takes on that are because he may have filed an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program document - a one-time opportunity for those who committed illegal tax evasion to come clean and pay up. If that's the case - admitting a felony - Romney wouldn't be able to appear on the ballots of some states.
Reich's regard for Romney-Ryan's Wreckonomics
McCain team's 200-page report on Romney
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Mitt Romney flip-flops so much that an opponent once referred to him not as pro-choice, but multiple choice.
He owns a gun/he doesn't own a gun. He's always been Republican/he used to be independent. He was disappointed in Reagan/he wants to be like Reagan. And he's flipped on stem cell research almost as frequently as he's gone from "don't ask" to "do tell."
In short, Romney can't seem to make up his mind on any important issue.
He's catching a lot of flak for that, too, as the campaign season picks up pace. But perhaps the most telling of his flip-floppiness is a report that his primary opponent had compiled against him back in the 2008 race.
John McCain's campaign team compiled a very detailed account on Romney, covering his personal history. One full section of the report detailed the many turnarounds Romney made during his political career - abortion, immigration, taxes, the Second Amendment, and more.
Read the entire 200-page document here on Robservations.
If he changes his mind so often, then how can we count on him to be president?
You can't teach an old dog new tricks. But if that dog comes back to life, it's opportunities are endless!
Take Mitt Romney's former pooch, Seamus, for example. In this election year, Romney's been haunted by his former pet from yesteryear, who was once (as everyone around the world now knows) strapped upon the roof of his car while the Romney's ventured on a 650-mile road trip.
Not only has the memory of that animal and its torturous trek been preserved by consistent media reports, but it appears to have launched a reincarnation of Seamus, too, who last night came back to life in the form of Seattle news reporter Nancy Guppy.
Arriving at the 38th annual Seattle International Film Festival last night, Guppy crawled out of a pet cage strapped atop the roof of a car.
(from a Ken Lambert/Seattle Times photo)
At least Guppy could tolerate the journey much better than Seamus did. She didn't need to be cleaned up at a car wash, like Romney had to do to his (now immortal) pooch.
'Dogs Against Romney' hit Charleston campaign event
Nikki Haley nabbed quite a bit of news in the past week as the South Carolina governor toured the state with her endorsed presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
A bigger story busted out soon after, though, when the arrest of state Rep. Thad Viers for first-degree harassment was released. (His second arrest for similar charges in less than six years, too.)
But that didn’t knock Nikki’s name out of the news. After all, last year she endorsed Viers after he announced his bid for the state’s new U.S. congressional district.
Not a very good track record for Haley endorsements, now is it?
(posted on youtube by SCDemParty)
At least Viers pulled out of the congressional race after his arrest. Hopefully, and for his own sake, Romney will drop his campaign, too. Paying an unpopular governor to endorse him hasn’t done him much good, and the Haley Curse is likely to catch up to him.