The election is drawing near and the partisan bashing and pandering is in full effect, so when I saw a funny caricature ofand a flight attendant with an even funnier caption, I thought it was just more liberal humor at poor Mittens expense.
But lo and behold, it was based on actual events. Apparently, the GOP presidential nominee wanted to know why windows on planes didn't open. The question arose when there was a small cockpit fire in his wife's planes on Friday and they reportedly had to make an emergency landing in Colorado.
This prompted Romney to get deep and technically probing; saying to the Los Angeles Times, "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there is no place to go exactly. You can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem--so it's very dangerous." Seems physics was not one of his strong subjects at his secondary prep education, or even the rudimentary of fire in relation to oxygen.
I am still waiting for someone to tell me this is a joke and the presidential hopeful--who wants to lead this country, sit down with foreign leaders and make difficult executive decisions --did not actually say those words. Please tell me it is a liberal lie.
On to other things. Romney sat down with CBS television hoston "60 Minutes" for an interview on Sunday. One thing stood out to me when Pelley asked him about health care and whether it should be a right of all Americans. Romney, with a straight face, said that the "emergency rooms" across this nation were the healthcare of the uninsured.
He didn't phrase it like that but it's what he meant. Seems he is a Libertarian now, and every man for himself is his new motto. However, while he was governor of Massachusetts, he believed in universal healthcare.
On Monday night, Anderson Cooper, host of CNN AC 360, showed the presidential nominee flip-flopping on three separate occasions on health care. For example, when he was running for governor he believed the emergency room was the most costly and ineffective way to handle America's uninsured.
Now he is singing yet another tune, telling Pelley that the uninsured had "care," for when they get sick they do not die in their homes, an ambulance comes to get them and hospitals take care of them.
Wow. I don't know where to begin to reign in Romney from that "never, never land" he must inhabit, for in the world I live in, people die here in the U.S.--the so-called richest, most powerful country on earth. They die from lack of insurance; they die because they cannot afford medication; they die from something as mundane as a tooth abscess. They do die in their homes, Mittens, because they go undiagnosed..
They die even with medical coverage because the greedy giant insurance corporations are given the power to play God; to play judge, jury and executioner. They decide who lives and who dies, all to pad their bottom line. They decided, before the Affordable Care Act, whose pre-existing condition wasn't going to get covered.
Yet Romney sat there showing again how out of touch he is. On top of that, he has avowed to fight diligently to squash "Obamacare," as he and the GOP call health care reform.
He wants to get rid of health care reform, the same type he passed into law for his state as governor of Massachusetts-- and tell the uninsured to just go to the emergency room. He claims to have excellent business credentials, so shouldn't he know that would cost more? That going to an emergency room is only part of the equation? That most are discharged with no money for medicine or follow up care, which sometimes lead to medical complication and death?
I think if the American people are drunk enough to vote Mitt Romney into office, they will quickly find out that making millions of dollars for himself and managing a country where he has to look out for millions of people instead of personal dollars, are two vastly different things.
Not to be outdone, wife Ann allegedly said this to Republican donor Lyn Mosbacher about the enemy--I mean the Democrats, "My horse has more style and more class in its hoof that they do in their whole deal." In all fairness, this info is second-hand, I wasn't privy to that conversation but according to The Washington Post, those harsh words aimed at the Democrats, came from Lady Romney, at a brunch held by billionaire Paul Singer. What I do know is that her pampered "prom" horse Rafalca, has better medical care than millions of Americans, plus thousands of dollars in "government handouts," and he didn't even win at the Olympics.
Check out some of the "60 Minutes" interview by clicking link below and click on the above video to hear Romney on healthcare:
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