It’s a lethal combination: politicians who know but don’t care and voters who don’t care to know.
There are exceptions. Marge Fitzgerald enlightened us with her research and cogent remarks (last week’s letter “President Obama Tried, But Failed”). Voters like her encourage us to believe that there are intelligent women who are asking more from our government officials than free contraception. What they want from government is a little common sense, and most of all, they want the truth.
I believe that we can elect a president with the courage of his convictions like that of Rep. Allen West. I believe we will elect a man who understands how to run a country and not run it into the ground. That man is Gov. Mitt Romney, and at his side will stand a brilliant advisor — Paul Ryan, and not Joe Biden.
The truth is that Mr. Obama will win if enough people vote who:
• Are not eligible to vote. (Republicans are trying to limit the vote to citizens.)
• Reject God and reject Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Republicans believe in both.)
• Want to redefine marriage in their own terms. (Republicans believe in preserving the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.)
• Are the 47 percent who depend upon government handouts to survive. (Republicans want to put them to work in high-paying jobs.)
• Are graduates of liberal universities who blame President Bush because they cannot find jobs and are still living with their parents. (If you don’t believe these universities are staffed with Kool-Aid-drinking progressives, then you either did not have the college education I had or are living in a fantasy world.)
• Are jobless. (Republicans want to recreate jobs in American industries like drilling for oil, mining for coal and manufacturing steel that once were the backbone of American wealth production.)
• Are convinced that CO2 is causing the oceans to rise. (Republicans want reasonable regulations that will not continue to de-industrialize America.)
• Believe that Iran does not plan to destroy Israel. (Republicans stand with Israel and against Muslim terrorism, and are not afraid to say so.)
• Believe that Iran, an oil-rich country, is developing nuclear power. (Republicans use common sense that informs their beliefs.)
• Approve of a president who does not show up every day on the job, slept through the U.S. Consulate attack, and has played more golf rounds while in office than Tiger Woods has for the same period.
• Are voters who have not built a business nor did the government build one for them. (Republicans protect small businessman who built it despite government over-regulation of industry.)
• Believe that a little-known YouTube video started the coordinated attacks that killed an ambassador and two Navy Seals. (Libyan President el-Megarif states that it was an Al Qaeda preplanned attack against the United States, and that there was advanced warning that was not heeded.)
Regarding mindless Democrat-controlled media talking points:
It is preposterous to talk about Romney’s wealth, when we should be talking about a poorer America. The Fed is pumping $40 billion of funny money into the economy, depreciating the dollar and causing inflation.
It is twisted to talk about Romney’s outsourcing jobs when, according to Diane Sawyer, Obama is building a $5 billion bridge with taxpayer money and has hired a Chinese company to do the construction.
It is nonsensical to talk about Romney moving manufacturing to foreign shores when with $80 billion tax dollars CEO Dan Akerson, is building seven out of 10 General Motor vehicles outside the United States, and he has 11 assembly plants in China.
It takes chutzpa to say that Romney fired people when Obama’s record of real unemployment in 2008 was about 5 percent and now it is about 15 percent. We can’t say that Obama ever fired an employee because he never ran a business, but he did have to let his czar Van Jones go when it was publicized that Jones is a 9/11 “truther” and an admitted Communist.
Anyone who wants to challenge anything in this letter can post their answer online at www.gotowncrier.com (find “Letters” under “Opinion” on the drop down menu). I will be pleased to reply.
Frank J. Morelli