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Gay Man Writes "Why I will Vote for Mitt Romney"
By Rob Scharr
It is pretty clear to me that most of us are thankful that election season is winding down. The uncertainty of House and Senate contests, in addition to the presidential race, has not helped us formulate an opinion on what will become of the "fiscal cliff" we face at year's end. We don't know what the solutions will be or who will be implementing them. Accordingly, firms are holding back hiring until they know what fiscal and monetary policy will be, what healthcare policy will be, what energy policy will be, and so forth. One way or another, this uncertainty must end if our country is to move forward.
Furthermore, we have zeroed in on the lives of two men, our current President Barack Obama, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. And most of what we have heard about both these men over the past several months has been overwhelmingly negative, with each side portraying the other candidate as something akin to the antichrist. The toxicity of this "debate" is weighing on the minds of Americans as people tear each other down, attempting to make people feel bad about their candidate. This too must end if we are to have any chance at overcoming problems that will take cooperation from the whole country to overcome.
I am backing Mitt Romney. But I am one of the only ones I know who is not doing so simply because he isn't Obama. Had Rick Santorum somehow been nominated by the Republican Party, I would now be writing a piece expressing my guarded support for Obama, urging the country not to fall behind a fringe candidate like Santorum. Fortunately, with Romney as the nominee, I have not been forced to make that choice.
Mitt Romney is far from a perfect candidate. He has changed his positions on most social issues throughout his career (as did Ronald Reagan). He has said things that have allowed the media to characterize him as aloof and out of touch (as did Ronald Reagan). And there is plenty of uncertainty as to how he would actually govern, how many of his promises he can actually keep (as, again, was the case with Reagan). But Reagan silenced just about all his critics, and is now made into a deity by the Right, who has chosen to forget all about the liberal/moderate record he had as Governor of California. I suspect the same may be true of Romney in thirty years.
Romney will not be asleep at the wheel. He will not repeat George W. Bush's mistake of not paying attention to detail. Much as Clinton did, Romney will micromanage, and will appoint people who will micromanage- a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for government to run optimally. For his part, Obama's prior lack of executive experience is showing even four years into his presidency, with dubious investments by the Department of Energy, stonewalling by the Justice Department on Operation: Fast and Furious, and a State Department whose officials pre-empted their superiors in apologizing for a video after the 9/11/12 attacks, when we later learned that the video had nothing to do with the planning and execution of the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
My biggest problem with Obama is that he has actually been too similar to George W. Bush in just about every category. Both Bush and Obama supported TARP, which helped many of those who exploited mom-and-pop investors to the point of financial ruination to keep their positions of power. Secretary Geithner shows no intelligible difference from Paulson in fiscal policy. Bush's buddy Bernanke is now Obama's buddy too, feeding Wall Street its opoid of easy money, devaluing our dollar and sending commodity prices through the roof (is it any wonder that more people are on food stamps with the food inflation we've seen over the past four years?). The TSA, a big, bloated and largely ineffective agency created by Bush, is now more aggressive than ever protecting us from other people's toothpaste and asking us irrelevant questions about where we're going and what we will do when we get there.
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- Bush passed a healthcare bill that was not paid for, and Obama followed suit with one five times as large. Tax policy has not changed. Our trade deficit with China continues to expand; despite Obama's correct assertion that our exports to China have increased, we are relying on them more than ever for cheap imports. No Child Left Behind is still an albatross around our neck. Agricultural and energy policy continue to benefit the powerful. Immigration policy is still deadlocked, and deportations primarily target the innocent. Medicare and Social Security are still headed to insolvency. Putin, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, and Kim are all still laughing at us. The list goes on- and doesn't necessarily leave much hope for change in the next four years should Obama stay in the White House.
In other words, we are still going on the wrong track just as we were during the Bush years, except we are going faster. I am confident that Romney- with the positions he has most recently outlined, could at least help put the brakes on, and eventually get us back on the right track. His proposals on entitlements- some of which are fiscally progressive (cutting benefits for the wealthy) make a lot of sense. The tax code does need to be simplified, and at least Romney has a plan to do it. Almost by default, he'll be a stronger supporter of Israel than Obama has, and he will restore good relations with Canada and come up with a game plan to where we import more of their oil as opposed to from the Middle East.
I do not hate President Obama. I do not buy the conspiracy theories that he was born outside this country, that he is secretly an Islamic jihadist, or that he is purposely trying to weaken America's position in the world, and I never have. In fact, I hope to have the chance to meet him someday, look him in the eye, shake his hand, and (sincerely!) thank him for his service to America. But much like G.W. Bush was after four years, Obama is visibly tired, washed out, and out of ideas, and both he and the country will be better off if he retires now.
Mitt Romney will not have the unrealistic expectations that Obama had coming into office, and this will give him room to work. I do not actually believe that he will repeal Obamacare- with the current numbers in the Senate, he can't. I do not actually believe that he will stop gay marriage from being legalized- the courts will legalize it (as they should). The jobs numbers will not turn around overnight, and so on. But he will, without question, bring some much needed new blood and energy to the most demanding job in the world. For this reason, I am proud to support him.
Let us not allow this moment to pass us by.
- Turncoat faggot cunt. Let's get 'im, girls! Pink Panthers, STRIKE!
- He is right here at the link below
- Fucking asshole. Can't wait until his posts on "Why gays deserve AIDS" and "Why I hate black people."
- "I do not actually believe that he will stop gay marriage from being legalized- the courts will legalize it (as they should)."
Um, the courts won't legalize gay marriage if Romney stacks the Supreme court with Scalia clones.
Black people didn't get their rights by supporting George Wallace - why do SOME (not most) gay men think they will get equal rights by supporting the GOP?
- Someone should start a thread "WHY ROB SCHARR IS AN ASSHOLE" and get it on google search.
- When smart people are dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb....
- In other news, I appreciate this guy marking himself so that everyone knows at a glance that he's a racist, misogynist, homophobic moron:
- How the fuck does he know what Romney will do if he wins when nobody else does?
- I have noticed gay republicans trend ugly and this guy is no exception.
- Romney is his choice, this is his right.
I think he's wrong on all his reasons that Romney should get his vote, but ain't America great?
- He's so fair and balanced.
Solyndra? Fast and Furious? Benghazi-gate?
He's just a freeper who happens to suck cock.
Bet you he's no good at that either.
- No, not when we have so many dumb dumbs like this guy, R12. America would be great with fewer like him.
Frankly, I only wish that people like him don't get to benefit from the policies of Obama as they spew hate for him. Fuck them.
Let's stop pretending that it's merely conjecture or hyperbole. The GOP has passed actual anti-gay legislation. This isn't in our minds. They are pro-actively working against gays. A political disdain for gays that can no longer be justified with "Well, I'm sure they don't *really* hate gays." Yeah, they do.
- And yet his arguments are still wrong and misinformed.
- Thanks to my friend for posting my piece here.
You can attack me personally (and anonymously!) all you want. This is the Internet, and that's considered fair game here. But when you focus your attacks on the character of someone you haven't met as opposed to the substance of his argument, it says something about the level of your intellectual capability, and it isn't good.
If anyone dares to come to my site and post a point-by-point rebuttal of what I've written, I'll be glad to read it.
- So to summarize, to hell with Gays and give me money.
- That is beautiful, r8. Thank you.
- Gay Man Writes "Why I will Vote for Mitt Romney"
Because I am a stupid fucking asshole.
- Poor Rob Scharr. At least he'll be bald in a year or so.
- Oh honey... nice try trying to get clicks on your dear blog. Go suck on daddy's teat some more.
- Almost 4000 people died on US soil on 9/11/01. Almost 5000 soldiers and hundreds of thousands of civilians died in the Iraq war because of George W. Bush and his neo con cabal. They lied about WMDs and outed a CIA agent because her husband would not go along with their lies, so when these Republicans express a faux concern over Benghazi solely to score political points -because no one with more than one functioning brain cell could ever believe the GOP mentions a tragedy out of concern for the victims, esp. when Mitt ran to a mic before we knew anything- it means NOTHING.
Benghazi was not 9/11/01. It was not the Iraq War, but the GOP is trying their hardest to put it on that level and unlike the treatment Bush got after 9/11 and the start of the Iraq war (when everyone rallied around that piece of shit), freepers don't look to support Obama, they look to shit on him.
The Libyans sought revenge against those who killed the ambassador and the others. They drove them out and burned down the HQ of the terrorists. The president of Libya apologized to Obama and the US.
The GOP attempting to *use* Benghazi the way they used 9/11/01 to get their war in Iraq, should tell you all you need to know about these amoral, party-first, hypocritical assholes.
They don't care that the ambassador was killed because in life, he was the antithesis of what the GOP believes in when it comes to that part of the world. They only care about how they can fuck over Obama.
- He's concerned about America going off a fiscal cliff, but he probably voted for the cause of our current economic situation by voting for Bush, twice, although I don't know that for a fact.
As a gay man he should be much, much more concerned about our civil rights going off the cliff if Romney were to be elected. Can anyone just imagine the cast of characters that would come along with Romney and populate the electoral branch, and a great number of judicial appointees, as well?
It's too frightening to think about.
- Fuck you and fuck your site. You wanna play, play on our field.
[quote]Obama's prior lack of executive experience is showing even four years into his presidency, with dubious investments by the Department of Energy...
And yet GM has paid back their load with interest.
[quote]stonewalling by the Justice Department on Operation: Fast and Furious...
And yet Attorney General Eric Holder knew nothing of the botched effort, and there was no White House involvement.
[quote] State Department whose officials pre-empted their superiors in apologizing for a video after the 9/11/12 attacks, when we later learned that the video had nothing to do with the planning and execution of the terrorist attack in Benghazi
The state Dept. did their job on the ground while they were in the middle of a fucking crises - in an attempt to tamp down what appeared- in the first moments- to be a protest. They're the ones that paid with their lives. Obama called it "an Act of Terror" and responded appropriately.
Furthermore any excuse to politicize this is abhorrent. If it were the other way around you know damned well the GOP would be screaming to cut off the head of whomever DARED question the Commander and Chief in the midst of a crises.
I so sick of that piece of shit "apology" meme. You invalidated your whole argument with this tired GOP talking point tripe. Attacks on US embassies have been DOWN under Obama. Statistically speaking we've been safer than we ever were under Republican predecessors.
- Rob, your dad. Republican?
- I was going to say the same thing, R21. I'm not going to give him more hits.
And why bother to attack his argument when it has no substance. Same Fox News talking points.
- You're welcome, R18
- I don't act gay! I pass for normal!
- Just another irrational Log Cabinette with daddy issues.
- Love me, daddy. Love me!!! I'm not like those other faggots!
- How can he profile himself as a student? He looks in his mid-40s!
- Romney has pledged that the first thing he will do is get rid of Obamacare. He's basically supporting Romney because he thinks Romney will not do the things he's pledged to do.
- [quote]My biggest problem with Obama is that he has actually been too similar to George W. Bush in just about every category.
Aaaaand, stop reading right HERE!
- Photo of Rob Scharr at the RNC convention in Tampa...
- If you don't have the look, try to have some manner Rob. It's unpleasant to hear you spew out your idiotic rants while you are obviously low on validating points and hair follicles.
- I am under Mormon attack Fellow Dataloungers for having the temerity of commenting on the strange Cult of The Later Days Saints in my typical style, relating it to how they turned the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart into a Cash Cow & also the Willard isn't fit to be the leader of the Free world. Help me, I beseech you.
As always ; M
- So basically, he'll pass on his human rights for a bigger bank account? Wow.
- "Mitt Romney will not have the unrealistic expectations that Obama had coming into office, and this will give him room to work. I do not actually believe that he will repeal Obamacare- with the current numbers in the Senate, he can't. I do not actually believe that he will stop gay marriage from being legalized- the courts will legalize it (as they should). The jobs numbers will not turn around overnight, and so on. But he will, without question, bring some much needed new blood and energy to the most demanding job in the world. For this reason, I am proud to support him."
You sir, are a moron, who votes on what he believes & feels his candidate will & won't do !! Just like those other loser cabin assholes
- Daddy issues.
- er no.
Thanks for the link.
Here's what I find telling:
[quote]Consider myself centrist or center-right.
Those "centrist" types are what have turned the Democratic Party into, as the author self-describes, one that is "center-right."
He's a right winger. Center-right is right wing. Saying one is both center and right is just trying to give cover.
I'm satisfied that this person will be voting Republican. He should be. And if he feels otherwise, I don't want him in the Democratic Party; he can look outside the two major parties.
I'd like to see today's Democratic Party become freed of the right wingers (er, center-righties).
- R38 - of course he will. He's a white male right-centrist.
- Oh dear god, honey, just...no.
Kill it with fire.
- mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest one of them all, me or my toilet?
- Oh, snap!
- Wheres does it say he is gay?
- His profile on adam4adam
- Nice work, R46!
- -anyone else?
- Power has been restored finally! Thank you all for your messages of care and concern.
- There were plenty, Mr. Sarcastic.
- You are very welcome Robert, hope your Viagra and Rogaine stash didn't float away like what age did to your mind and your hair.
- I'm sorry that your vote has gone to the waste.