[bold]1. As President, Mitt Romney will pick at least two Supreme Court Justices.[/bold]
The Ginny Thomas Court has already thrown out campaign finance sanity and seems about to crush Americaâs best hope for universal health care. In the next few years, this same court will likely decide on abortion rights, gay marriage, endless digital privacy issues and more. Romney will appoint Justices as bad or worse than Bushâs choices â Roberts and Alito? Why? Because heâll have to.
[bold]2. Mitt Romney will have to be more extreme than George W. Bush to avoid a primary challenge in 2016.[/bold]
This week Mitt Romneyâs campaign accepted the resignation openly gay spokesman, claiming the pressure from the religious right hounded him out. The self-described âyokelâ behind that pressure, Bryan J. Fischer, then derided Mitt for buckling. âHow will he stand up to North Korea?â The fact is Mitt will stand up to foreign nations in an overly aggressive way because he canât stand up to his own base. George W. Bush never had to prove his conservative bona fides. Mitt will have to every day heâs in office. Thatâs why heâll defund Planned Parenthood and roll back progress for gays and lesbians before the Bryan J. Fischers can even snap their fingers.
[bold]3. Women will pay more for less health care, seniors will pay more for prescription medication and at least 45,000 Americans will die every year for lack of insurance.[/bold]
Romneyâs key pledge is to repeal ObamaCare. Bam. 30,000,000 Americans who wonât get health care, thousands of kids off their parentsâ policies and kids once again denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. Then under the Ryan budget, millions more will lose their Medicaid and everyone on Medicare who is under 55 will pay more for their insurance. The Godfather of Obamacare has to overcompensate to prove heâs an actual Republican and the result will be agony and death for the most vulnerable Americans.
[bold]4. More tax breaks for the rich, less oversight for Wall Street, more massive debt.[/bold]
The Ryan/Romney budget increases the debt while slashing the social safety net. The question will be what do we do when we still have a huge debt, no services left to cut and Republicans who have vowed on a stack of dollar bills to never increase taxes on anyone ever. What happens then when under-regulated, under-policed Wall Street bankers blow up our economy again?
[bold]5. The tide of war will rise again.[/bold]
What will Mitt Romneyâs foreign policy look like when heâs done criticizing the President for the most successful foreign policy in decades? A lot like George W. Bushâs. We know this because Romneyâs advisors are Bushâs advisors, the guys who think the only problem with the Iraq War was not enough âShock and Awe.â With bin Laden gone, Mitt is desperately in search of enemies and with the help of apocalyptic friends like Netanyahu, heâll certainly find them.