Letter: Poor old Mitt
Readers of the Sunday Monitor were treated to the specter of the erstwhile Republican candidate for president risen unbidden from a grave of his own digging to favor us with his doleful belief that “our fears have come true” (Viewpoints, Aug. 11).
Woe is us, indeed! As far as I can tell, nobody asked him for this warmed-over stump speech. He admits to listening to only those economic advisors who funded his campaign and thus perpetuates an image of a rich man who relates only to his own kind. As he lists President Obama’s “failures,” he dances around the fact that “Obamacare” is based on “Romneycare” and that it is his fellow Republicans who are chiefly responsible for the sequester. But his hypocrisy reaches an apex when he laments of “a growing gap between the wealthy and those who are not.” Imagine! A multi-millionaire whose car elevators are crammed with Cadillacs, who defiantly pays only the minimum of taxes, and who has called for tax cuts that will benefit chiefly the wealthy decrying this “growing gap” and seeking to pin the blame for it on the one man who has worked so hard, against fanatical Republican opposition, to try to reverse that trend! Immigration? Global warming? Nary a mention in this distended dissertation.
The sum of his wisdom is that he has learned nothing from his failed candidacy. We can thank the American people for having the foresight to realize that with Romney (as Gertrude Stein said about her native Oakland) “When you get there, there is no there there.”