Saturday, November 3, 2012


My e-mail has been flooded with political stuff, campaign contribution requests from candidates all over the country notifications of Facebook posts, etc.  I delete my way through them a few times a day.  I should have deleted the e-mail my mother sent without looking at it, too.

So this is one of those emails she gets from her friends and thinks is so real, so non-partisan and so illuminating that she sends it to us - her children who are Democrats in hopes we will see the light. My smarter sister just deletes them without looking at them.  I am, apparently, the curious cat who can't help but look.

So this e-mail is all about the "real" Romney based on someone who bought one of their vacation homes, contents and all.  Apparently the fact hat the linens were basic department store brands and the bathroom fixtures weren't "gold" and especially that a glove left behind had been patched with duct tape are all indications that:

Romney is very different from the man that many of us have been led to believe. Clearly he is more like most Americans than not. We learned many things about Mitt Romney that contradicted what we have been told. He is not aloof or out of touch. He is a man of faith, family and American values.

The new owners were charmed that there were no maid's quarters or tennis courts and that  there was a picture of Jesus left behind in the master bedroom shows Mitt Romney clearly had a home of faith and family just like the rest of us.

They found some alcohol (forbidden the the Mormon faith) in the kitchen available to guests who do not share their personal restrictions. They took this as a sure sign that:
By not imposing his beliefs on others even within his own home, then clearly a President Romney would not take away rights and impose his beliefs on all Americans. Those making such accusations should stop. The facts do not support their claims.

So wake up all you women who think Romney/Ryan won't impose their views on abortion, birth control, health care, fair pay.  All you folks concerned about  Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, enriching the military industrial complex, reducing benefits to veterans,  and privatizing emergency services;  all you have to do is look at the window coverings in one of Mitt Romney's 7 homes to see that he is a great guy, just one of us.  He would never take over a company, dismantle it, steal the pension fund and fire everyone.  That stuff has to be made up by the big bad media. 

Please let me learn from this and NEVER open one of my mother's emails ever again...


Tricia said...

Oh dear, it is hard when you have different politics than someone close to you. I just learnt that that there is nothing you can say to change their mind so save your breath.
I do find the arguement about him being "just like use" comical "me dost think he dost protest to much"

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I haven't read an email from my FIL in 8 years.

Nan said...

I am always moderately amazed by the lengths Romney supporters will go to in trying to convince the rest of us he's a decent guy: the stuff he didn't think was worth moving in a house he sold is evidence he's just plains folks? That's bizarre. It's almost as bizarre as the examples they've come up with of him doing A Good Deed back in 1996 or a visit he paid to a sick kid back in the 1980s. The man is 65 years old and his acolytes can produce only a handful of anecdotes to try to prove he's not an android -- and the examples they do come up with are so old they're covered with cobwebs. "He's a nice guy. He sleeps on cheap sheets" or "He's a nice guy. He visited a sick kid 25 years ago" are not exactly compelling reasons to vote for someone.

knittergran said...

Oh, dear. And I already voted-for Obama.
I wish I had known better.....

michiganme said...

I hear you! I don't mind INTELLIGENT differences of opinion but when my mom constantly tosses out the tired line, "well I think he tried, he really tried, he just was too inexperienced." WTH? Give me points and counter points, not one-liners from political ads.