Burch: Mitt snit

Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:05pm
By Michael R. Burch

Mitt Romney was scheduled to attend a private fundraiser in Franklin on Tuesday. This will be at least the third visit Romney has made to Tennessee recently, as he appeared at Nashville-area fundraisers in November and March. According to an invitation, the latest event was to be at the home of Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram. Gov. Bill Haslam, Romney’s state campaign chairman, was expected to attend, along with Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Romney certainly cuts a dashing presidential figure, and he has considerable business and political experience, but questions remain about his character. Here are some of my concerns about the man I have come to unaffectionately think of as the Romneybot.

Does Romney lack empathy? Take, for example, his remark that “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich; they’re doing just fine.” Does he somehow equate the very poor with the very rich? Also, Romney has been accused of bullying when he was in high school and was called a “Lord of the Flies” type figure by an ex-classmate. The head of PETA recently suggested that Romney might lack compassion after he put his dog in a crate and strapped it to the roof of his vehicle for an 11-hour road trip. And he has been quoted as saying, “We should double Guantanamo!” making him sound like a man in need of a heart transplant.

Does Romney “get” how most Americans feel about their finances? He recently opined that his speaking fees of $374,327 last year were “not very much.” At a debate, he offered to bet Rick Perry $10,000 — an amount that, however facetious, reminded voters just how rich and carefree Romney is.

Where does Romney stand on women’s rights? When Rick Santorum and Rush Limbaugh made outrageous remarks about women who use contraceptives, Romney said and did nothing to contradict them. And Romney is a high-ranking official of the Mormon church, which says God favors “maleness” and so men must rule over women. As Sally Denton, who has written three books about the Mormon church, pointed out in a New York Times article, “The controversial and secretive religion is a multi-billion-dollar business empire ruled by a stern patriarchal gerontocracy. Only ‘worthy males’ can ascend to positions of power — both now and in the afterlife — and women are relegated to supporting roles. Male dominance is the essence of the faith ...”

Is he a hypocrite? Romney, who once ran a private equity firm and has raised large sums of campaign cash from Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, insists that “corporations are people” and has called federal government spending to assist tornado and flood victims “simply immoral” because it increases the national budget deficit. But when has he ever called government borrowing to fund wars and Wall Street bailouts “immoral”?

Why does he have a Cayman Island IRA estimated at up to $101 million by The Wall Street Journal? It seems Romney may have sheltered all or most of his Bain Capital wealth from taxes by putting it into an offshore “IRA” and only allowing it to be valued correctly once the appreciation was protected from taxes. I first became suspicious about Romney’s finances when he squirmed like a fish out of water when asked about releasing his tax returns during a presidential debate. Romney’s total wealth has been estimated at around $200 million. If he shielded half his wealth from taxes, that would seem to drop his effective tax rate from around 14% to perhaps 7%. How is that fair to non-millionaires who pay higher tax rates?

Is Romney his own man? In a telling exchange during a debate in December, Romney criticized Newt Gingrich for making a disparaging remark about Palestinians, declaring: “Before I made a statement of that nature, I’d get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say: ‘Would it help if I say this? What would you like me to do?’ ” Martin S. Indyk, a United States ambassador to Israel during the Clinton administration, said that Romney’s statement implied that he would “subcontract Middle East policy to Israel.”

I think Americans should remember and consider what happened the last time we elected a president who looked the part, but lacked the heart and brains to be an effective leader: George W. Bush.

Michael R. Burch is a Nashville-based editor and publisher of Holocaust poetry and other “things literary” at www.thehypertexts.com.

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106 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 4:33

You hit almost every major flaw. I'd excentuate several others:
Talking about his wife, Ann, he flippantly said, " she drove two Cadillacs".
As Romney and I are both from Michigan, actually being born in the same hospital, he grew up in Bloomfield Hills which is the most affluent suburb of Detroit. Just like Bell Meade homes differ from East Nashville along Gallatin Rd.
His father was President of American Motors, then Gov. of Michigan, the Secretary of HUD. How's that for name recognition and door opener for Mitt?
And a special note to "Birthers": Mitt's dad and grand dad were born in Mexico. His great grandad fled to Mexico so he could continue the Mormon practice of polygamy and had 4 wives. How's Mitt eligible for office of President as Obama's dad, born in Kenya, isn't?
While I lived in La Jolla, CA, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints built a $35. million (1996) cathedral along I-5. They let "non-believers" in for a 3 day tour to show the place off, then sealed it off to the public. Talk about excessive, goosh, flagrant money!
Mormons believe in the afterlife, where you become a God. Not "God like" or "as God", but an actual God. Then you're assigned your own solar system.
Romney is a Bishop in this cult, not unlike the Hare Krishnas or Scientology.
At Bain Capital he carved up cos., sold off parts, bankrupted others', and left people OUT of work. Making a $150. million in the process.
He has 3 off-shore bank accounts as Mike pointed out only one. Cayman Islands, and USB in Switzerland. All tax shelters. Not one penny for America he claims to love.
He has 5 sons, all of military age, and not one enlisted in any war Romney championed.
Even Mitt himself didn't go to Vietnam to serve his country. Used the Dick(less) Cheney line, "I had better things to do".
The "fault list" is really endless. Good luck this Nov., Willard.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 5:03

There are vast differences between the two "runners" for the Oval Office. Romney's background is well known for many years, but no one seems to know much about Obama's background except for his last five years in politics. Romney is running for the office legally and was readily willing to prove it by showing his birth certificate, but Obama has refused any attempt to prove he is and refuses to show his official birth certificate. Romney shows a successful business experience which means he could possibly pull the US out of our current depression, but Obama has no business experience and is continuing to run the nation deeper into debt until it reaches bankruptcy.

While I'm not a fan of Mitt Romney's, I much expect someone in the Oval Office legally and with excellent business knowledge and logic

By: budlight on 6/15/12 at 5:22

D7 and Burch are jealous.

And Burch, how about the last time we elected a President "because" he was black? Elaborate on that one please.

I thought so.

Hopefully a majority of the black community, especially with their unemployment rates at over 13% now, will wake up and smell the coffee (or the skunk) and will vote for policies instead of skin color this time around.

Face it, D7 and Burch, some people are just poor and some are just rich. And I understood completely the context in which Romney was speaking. He knows that the very poor are TAKEN care of by the government. AND the very rich can take CARE of THEMSELVES. That is what he meant. So tell me, WHY should he worry about them? After all, if you are poor in this country, that means you have 2 tvs, 2 cars, at least one Droid, several cell phones, plenty to eat (note the obese), and you probably have lots of toys (electronic games etc). and as well you don't work a real job, you just get a check and other forms of 'gimmies" from the gov-ment.

So why should he worry about them? I don't! And I doubt seriously if you two worry about them.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 5:23


You continue to make an issue out of Romney's father and grand father being born in Mexico. You need to learn the laws on the legal qualification matters. That, in essence, doesn't matter concerning his grandfather.

You state his father was governor of Michigan. If he was,he had to be an American citizen or he was in that governor's office as illegally as Barack Obama is today in our president's office.

Was he a native born or natural born citizen, or had he become a naturalized citizen? If he and his wife were US citizens at Mitt's birth, Mitt is a natural born citizen. If Mitt isn't a natural born citizen, he has no more legally elegible to run for that office than Barack Obama.

And by the way, his personal finances has nothing to do with his eligibility in running for that office as long as if his wealth was gained legally. I'll agree, we don't need a crook in the White House.

By: budlight on 6/15/12 at 5:26

Burch, my inlaws are very middle of the road income. They worked their whole lives. Early on in the marriage, they bought a little piece of land on a lake. It had a little cabin to use in the summer only. They paid $10,000. If they sell it today, before the end of 2012, they won't have to pay any capital gains tax on it.

But if they sell it on Jan 1, 2013, they will owe 50%. So it is currently worth about $250,000 which means that they have profitted about $230,000 after expenses.

That money was for their retirement. Now they are going to lose 50% of it to a gov-ment that is giving all those "poor" people everything. Why should hard working people have to pay the tab for the lazy and shiftless in this country?

They shouldn't.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 5:31

Well said (written), budlight. You know, I've been wondering how the major posters on this site can be here so much every day. They just can't seem to agree with anyone who disagrees with them.

Aren't they working, or just drawing a welfare check? If they have a "job", how can they have so much time to spend on the internet?

By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 5:35

Jealous of someone of the Mormon faith? Joseph Smith found Golden Plates in upstate New York and God "spoke to him"? Total nonsense.
He can take his $250. million and live happily ever after, for all I care.
It's his hypocricy that rubs me. No one in that family enlisted. Not a single son, and they're 5 of them?
Just like the Bush's, Kennedy's for that matter, born into privelige.

Yogi: Your definition of "natural born", "naturalized", whatever, is 100% bullsh**.
Obama was born in Hawai'i. He could of been given up for adoption, no "Father's name" on the Birth Cert, and didn't even know who his father was. Does that make him, "inelligible"? No "adoptees" can become President?
Your argument is specious.

By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 5:39

George Romney was Govenor of Michigan......President of American Motors....(it was a car co. that built the Rambler, Gremlin, Hornet, Comet, AMX.
"...if he was..."
What do you mean, "if"?
google "George Romney" numbnutz and stop wasting our time.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 5:40

Go back a few years in history, budlight, and there was very few taxes in the USA. But then the guv-ment learned the citizens didn't complain in paying taxes to support the government, so they kept adding new taxes.

Congress has gotten to be a career instead of a service. Congressmen used to go in service for a term or two then go home. Then they learned it was a pretty good way to make an easy living so they began making it a career.

Today, they set their own salaries, retirement programs and healthcare program. All so much different than the common citizens. Ain't it great when you can do that with other people's money?

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 5:43


You keep mentioning Romney and his sons never served in the military. Correct me if I'm wrong, but did they avoid the draft, or did they just not volunteer?

May I ask: What service was you in..., and what war was you involved in?

By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 5:43

re: Internet. Every office in America has computer access and "the Internet". Filters for porn, but newspapers such as TCP are allowed.
The depth of your misunderstanding and misconceptions is breathless, boundless, and depthless.

By: govskeptic on 6/15/12 at 5:48

What Romney was not is pretty impressive as well compared to this President.
1.) One he never made a pledge as a member of the Socialist New Party as
did President Obama.
2.) He will appoint competent and proven Cabinet members, versus this
President's use of academics that share his overall socialist views
with little or no experience in the real world.
3.) He bought his home/homes without the aide and assistance of a convicted
felon as did this President in a continuous transaction!
4.) His decisions will come through consultation with serious people versus
a closed group of Chicago thugs and extreme leftist contributors!
5.) His speeches attempts to talk with all Americans versus this President's
selective and divisive promises to each select group individually!
6.) Nationally and Internationally he will act like a man versus a little boy
running around with a great smile shouting "follow me to the promise
land-I am the one!" My mommy told me so!

By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 5:50

My draft "lottery number" in 1973 was 105. It's something you never forget. They took up to 63.
So, I wasn't drafted. I was in college. (a venue you should of looked into).
You're goddamn right I didn't drop out of college to "join up" in Vietnam.
By that time we all knew it was a bullsh** war.
The campus in Michigan was like Berkely and Kent State. All college students hated the war, marching frequently.
Romney, like Cheney, got deferments. He fled to France to be a missionary.
McCain's son, as well as Biden's son, enlisted.
I guess it's against the Mormon church to fight a war you believe in.

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 7:01

Mike Burch presents a very clear picture who Romney is and it is definitely not anyone that should be in the WH or President of our Country. Of course, I knew when I read it, the republican'ts would be all over this. The 3 responding thus far carry no weight with their rants, as most everything they have ever put on here was false, anyway.

D7, yogi is jealous because you have a college education and he tried but couldn't make the grade.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 7:03

As far as all wars are concerned, dargent7, they are BS wars to the people. No one wants to die in a war. But after the drafts were stopped our services have been kept intact with volunteers. Even many college kids. I went into service instead of college when I was a kid.

And by the way, since he continues to refuse to show his official birth certificate, how do you know Barack Obama was born in Hawaii? Because he said so?

If he was born in Hawaii, why why did his literary agent advertise him as being born in Kenya in and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii in 1991? Why was that ad continued until 2007 when Obama went into politics?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 7:11

Well written and I agree on all points.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 7:14

I found I didn't need to go to college, bfra. I was already smart enough and didn't think I could learn anything more taking up so much of my time. I got a pretty good education in service.

And just look at dargent7's "education" on this site. He learned how to rant like he is here through a college education?

Just think, he can accept a man as his president he doesn't even know by going to college?

By the way, I went to MTSU when it was just a college. Of course, that must have been before most of you kids were born.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 7:16

The Devil has just sat down to look at the new totals of souls falling into hell, when all of a sudden it came to a halt. His furry was unbridled and his wrath was worst. He charged to the Gates of Hell and saw that it was plugged with a gargantuan and obnoxious self-image blocking the Gates.

“What is this?” the Devil demanded.

“Who the hell wants to know?”

With all his fury the Devil screamed, “I do The Lord of Hell!”

To the Devils astonishment came an arrogant response, “How do I know who you say you are. Where is your Birth Certificate?”

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 7:29

By: budlight on 6/15/12 at 6:22
D7 and Burch are jealous.
And Burch, how about the last time we elected a President "because" he was black? Elaborate on that one please.
I thought so.

The troll monkey is up early this morning, but with the same tired old cliché; “d7 and Burch are jealous and “because he is black.” She wonders why we think she is a racist.

Then to show her cleverness. She wants us to think she can read minds by saying “I thought so.” She would better serve mankind by cleaning her waste from under the bridge she haunts.

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 7:37

yogi - Lots of people went to MTSU but didn't graduate, just like you. Maybe if you had strived harder to make the grade, you could be as smart as ONLY you think you are. You prove your stupidity everyday!

By: BenDover on 6/15/12 at 7:43

Apparently Burch would have us be more concerned about how Mitt Romney spends his own money than about how Obama spends my grandchildren's yet unearned money.

By: Rasputin72 on 6/15/12 at 7:47

I have always said that as the underclass becomes the majority in this country that a very bright and class envious individual would lead them into the revolution. Perhaps not Mike Burch but someone like him would be that person.

In the meantime those that have paid their dues and enjoy the fruits of success will continue to enjoy these wonderful things until?

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 7:50

Ben you should be concerned also, about the off shore accounts and cheating the IRS. That alone is enough shows he is a cheat!

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 7:56


It's obvious everyone has their personal opinion about everyone else on this earth. So, of course, you are entitled to your opinion of Mitt Romney. Could it be because of your jealousy of his wealth? Or could it be because of your political opinion of him?

Fact are facts, you never know what kind of president we're getting until the "new man" goes into office. I have lived through 13 presidents (of course, I didn't learn much about President Hoover) and I've never known of one who was accepted by 100 percent of the nation's population.

My main question concerning Romney is does he fit into the One World Government program like the many before him? Has the communist party gotten him that far up in the US politics now?

I'll repeat, if not, why did congress allow someone who refused to prove he was legally eligible for the job? And by that, I don't mean business wise.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 8:00


As long as I'm politically and intellectually smarter than you, I'm satisfied with my education.

By: BenDover on 6/15/12 at 8:03

As for the criticisms of Romney... thin gruel.

Even the desire to associate with Bush is wanting as the sub-prime housing collapse was rooted in Clinton's vast expansion of Carters CRA and the Democratic party's sweet teat over at Fannie and Freddie. GWB and other republicans were calling to reign in the implicit taxpayer underwriting of these loans as early as 2003 and before but Bush had to compromise on the issue in exchange for support in the war on terror.

Interestingly it all blew up under the pressure of an America about to elect a man with a voting record left of avowed socialist Bernie Sanders as president. As Obama ran around promising a value added tax at every level of production on energy in this country; as he promised to bankrupt the coal industry; as he promised to double the capital gains taxes out of 'fairness' the people with something to lose began pulling back on investments and basically went into hibernation to ride out the Obama winter.

TARP, the thing conservatives have such a problem with Bush about, did what was intended and prevented a run on the banks and has been substantially repaid with interest. Obama and the Pelosi / Reid congress had other aims for that almost 1/2 Trillion dollars though; and they blew it like drunken democrats at a Las Vegas GSA conference.

What should have reduced the deficits back to the ~$400 Billion level was instead used to ratchet up the year over year deficits from the hundreds of billions to over $1,500,000,000,000 every year since Obama has been in office with no relief in sight.

In a reasonable world the Burch should be careful about comparing the record of Bush to Obama because without the spin and the media megaphone Bush stands head and shoulders over the tip of the European Socialist Iceberg that is Obama.

By: BenDover on 6/15/12 at 8:05

If he has broken the law bfra then let them bring charges.

Accusations of malfeasance when there is none is a Democrat mainstay though.

By: Rasputin72 on 6/15/12 at 8:09

I hear it said, "Give a man a welfare check,a forty ounce malt liquor,a crack pipe and some Air Jordans and he will vote democrat for a lifetime."

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 8:10

Ben your 9:03 comment speaks volumns about your political bias. Enough said!

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 8:11

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 9:00


As long as I'm politically and intellectually smarter than you, I'm satisfied with my education.
When are you going to start demonstrating some sense?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 8:19


People that see Romney's offshore accounts most likely have offshore accounts too. They see that as just business.

By: BenDover on 6/15/12 at 8:24

You don't receive facts that are offensive to your predispositions very well, do you bfra?

By: govskeptic on 6/15/12 at 8:25

bra: Your 8:50 comment concerning Mitt and the IRS is challenged as totally
false. One can, and many do, have offshore account for many reasons
and never beat the IRS or this country out of one dime! The IRS has never
accused this man of owing anything in taxes. That is in contrast to the
President's loudest multi- billionaire friend Warren Buffett who is still arguing
with them over almost a billion dollars he owes!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 8:26

By: Rasputin72 on 6/15/12 at 8:47
I have always said that as the underclass becomes the majority in this country that a very bright and class envious individual would lead them into the revolution.

Well Rasputin you could be talking about Mitt Romney, Dick Cheney.

BTW you have no class to be envious of.

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 8:29

So Mitt paid taxes on the money in these off shore accounts?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 8:34

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 9:00
As long as I'm politically and intellectually smarter than you, I'm satisfied with my education.

So far yogi you have not shown that you intellectually smarter than an ameba.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 8:35

I demonstrate it every time I respond to your biased remarks, bfra. Any more questions?

By: bfra on 6/15/12 at 8:41

yogi - you demonstrate stupidity every time you open your mouth or take to the keyboard to post BS found on trash sites. IOW 24/7!

By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 8:42

What I find most un-nerving about southern, Christian, conservative Republicans, is that after you provide them PROOF, a FACT, they'll continue to yammer on about their totally useless postulate.
Romeny's dad, George, was Govenor of Michigan. Yet, numbnutz says, "if that were true....". Daddy was born in Mexico, a FACT, yet Birthers say, "But he was "naturalized". Who gives a shit?
Obama's Birth Cert. was On-Line a full year before election day.
Yet, numb-nutz says, "he's never shown his Birth Cert.
You counter with, "Yes, it's on line, and name another President who has be asked to show his to the press". Obama's the 1st "black" Prez. He wants to set another precedent of providing Birth records, DNA, family history, ancestory? F*** no.
I wouldn't either.
Still clamoring for more bile. It's all they got.

By: MusicCity615 on 6/15/12 at 8:45

Barack Obama has ZERO private sector experience. Why does anyone think that obama knows how to strengthen our economy? Remember, in order to have a strong public sector, you have to have a strong private sector.

1. Obama has spent more money in 3 years than Bush did in 8 years combined
2. We are $16 trillion in debt.
3. Obama has spent nearly $12 billion in TAXPYER MONEY (Public Equity...) on failed businesses, businesses that all happened to be Obama donors - CORRUPTION!

Mitt Romney 2012!!

By: MusicCity615 on 6/15/12 at 8:48

Mike Burch-

Wake up. Stop this nonsense that Mitt might have bullied someone 1 time. This is not remotely as important as putting millions of people back to work. Obama had 3 1/2 years to do it. He failed.

I don't want a president who did cocaine and lsd, which BARACK OBAMA has admitted to.

By: Mike Burch on 6/15/12 at 8:57


Thanks as always for the comments.

Does Romney have the character required to lead the United States? Or is he a child of privilege who lacks empathy for other people, a bigot, a chauvinist and a bully?

There are many facts about Romney that people who hate or dislike President Obama prefer to ignore. The real question is whether Romney would be a better president, or perhaps another George W. Bush. They both look "presidential." But there are serious questions about their character.


By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 9:00

Here is a study that makes Bruch's point.

Who Will Win An Election? Snap Judgments Of Face To Gauge Competence Usually Enough
ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2007) — A split-second glance at two candidates' faces is often enough to determine which one will win an election, according to a Princeton University study.


By: dargent7 on 6/15/12 at 9:02

Music: You'd prefer a Presidential cabinent that was comprised of GW Bush, two DUI's and cocaine use, Laura Bush, running a STOP sign and involuntary manslaughter for KILLING a person, Dick(less) Cheney who had 5 deferments from the Vietnam war era and 3 DUI's himself.
That's the comapny you numb-skulls admire, and associate with? Proudly.
Cocaine and LSD were societal drugs and harmless. As was marijuana.
Getting juiced up over Bush's two wars is a drug unto itself.

By: BenDover on 6/15/12 at 9:02

To my knowledge Mitt Romney didn't launch his political career in the living room of domestic terrorists Weathermen bombers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

As I noted earlier... the criticisms against Romney are thin gruel and the comparison to Bush, when properly understood, are most damaging to Obama not Romney.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 9:02


If you actually believe the "birth certificate" Obama has shown on line is his official birth certificate, you need to go have your eyes examined. Birth certificates were not formed by computer in 1961and only used one page to insert the data.

I'll ask again: Why was he publicized as being born in Kenya for 16 years beginning in 1991? He was 30 years old when it started and was being publicized for writing a book.

So why did he change his mind on it and start claiming to be born in Hawaii when he became 46 and had gotten into politics?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/12 at 9:03

Tell when a CEO has run a corporation as a democracy?

By: MusicCity615 on 6/15/12 at 9:12


First of all, LSD and Cocaine are ILLEGAL. I want a president who doesn't break the law, no matter how "societal" you think it is. Give me a break.

Where did I show support for Bush? I am not a Bush supporter, and I think he was not a good president. Don't bring him into this conversation.

Just because Romney is a white republican, that does not meant hat he is Bush. Unlike Bush, Romney has tons and tons of private and public sector experience.

Obama has spent over a trillion dollars, and if you say he was cleaning up Bush's policies, well I have some news for you- SPENDING TRILLIONS DID NOT WORK. Now, Obama wants to spend more.

Obama's spend spend spend spend policies aren't working in Europe, and they will not work here.

By: yogiman on 6/15/12 at 9:13


I have a question to lighten up your opposition to Romney becoming our president. Have you ever actually known a what kind of president anyone would be before they went into office? I haven't.

Accepting a person as president is like getting married: You can date a person for years, yet you'll never know how they will be as your spouse until you marry them and live with them.

By: BenDover on 6/15/12 at 9:22

Romney goes to Franklin TN to raise money. Obama goes to Hollywood to raise money.

Romney lets the family dog ride on top of the car. Obama eats the family dog.

Romney thinks people on welfare are doing OK and prefers to work on bolstering the economy and jobs. Obama thinks they need more of your money.

Romney cuts emo-kid's hair for him. To fit in Obama shoves fat little African American school-mate Corretta to the ground and laughs at her with his schoolmates.

Romney earns a hundred million by making investors huge returns on their investments. Obama is given tens of millions in book royalties for putting his name on a book Bill Ayres probably wrote and for being a liberal.

Romney practices the cultural and religious traditions of Mormonism. Obama sits in the pews of racist Reverend Write's Church listening to hate and getting schooled on Black Liberation theology for 20 years.

Romney raises money from Goldman Sachs... Obama's main private sector contributor that helped him out-spend McCain more than 2 to 1 was Goldman Sachs.