In a perverted way, I sometimes hope that Mitt Romney does win this election. His agenda is clear despite his flip-flopping on every single issue of importance. He will undoubtedly return us to the same strategies employed by George Bush — the strategies that buried us in the deepest financial gulf we have faced since the Great Depression.
The majority of the American electorate refuses to pay attention to the entirety of a presidential campaign, waiting instead until the conventions or the debates to ascertain the candidates’ positions.
Thus we have that “severely conservative” guy, Mitt Romney, who, betting on the gullibility of the American people, has conveniently, unequivocally and unapologetically lied his way into becoming the moderate, peaceful man-of-the world alternative to the bogeyman, President Obama.
We have a news media that once proudly succeeded in the role of keeping our politicians honest, but which has now shirked its responsibility by becoming nothing more than a bunch of cheerleaders feeding on the anxiety of a polarized American public, having fun watching us twist and turn with each day’s polls, instead of holding Mitt Romney’s Gucci-clad feet to the fire when he reverses his positions by lying to America out of both sides of his mouth.
We are a country of powerful white people who have undermined and berated this president for four years, clinging to the last vestiges of a society that is becoming extinct, waging an internal war against the inevitability of a society that is quickly metamorphosizing from white America into brown America. We are, as well, a country of moronic, ignorant, white middle-class working people who are so bigoted that they will vote against their own interests in order to get the black guy out of the White House.
Americans can be assured that if Romney wins, the country will be in the hands of Grover Norquist, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. The wealthy will become wealthier, the national debt will rise, services will be slashed, Medicare as we know it will cease to exist, the middle class will be wiped out and the economy will go back into recession. We will all suffer for it, while guys like Romney won’t feel a thing.
And four years from now the American people, exhausted from years of trying to claw their way out of yet another Republican-designed deep hole, will have finally learned their lesson about the Republican Party, preventing it from ever again becoming a major force in our political system.
And we will all be better off for it.
West Palm Beach