Rehabilitating Romney: Thursday night’s challenge at the Republican show. Romney working with Sen. Ted Kennedy passed healthcare reform in Massachusetts – practically the very same bill that President Obama passed as the Affordable Care Act, the bill that the extreme Rightwing and the Teabaggers love to hate. Apparently, healthcare reform is the only significant piece of legislation he passed as governor of Massachusetts. Now how can the Republican Rightwing hate the Obama healthcare bill and still support Romney, whose only legislation was basically the same as the Obama healthcare legislation?
Romney Thursday night finally started to talk about what Bain Capital did that helped make him super-rich – except the slick video only mentioned the companies that survived the Bain takeover, not the companies that Bain stripped of all assets, laid off the workers, and walked away with all the money. Of course, we all know that Romney walked away with so much money at Bain that he’s had to hide his money in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, and other places with secret bank accounts.
Can you imagine that Romney and the Republicans expect us to elect a president who pays a tax rate half the rate we pay, who made jillions of dollars throwing people out of work, and hides his money in secret accounts next to crooks?
By the way, when did Clint Eastwood become a cadaver?
Never mind that Romney’s position that every immigrant and their kids should be sent back to the land of their origin, tonight the Republican Convention tried to attract the “Hispanic” vote by having one of Romney’s sons speak in Spanish and Jeb Bush speaking a couple of lines in Spanish.
This has been a show, a circus. And Romney’s speech was no different.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: Republicans, romney