While we all have a bit of a dichotomy within us, Romney's reaches Jekyll and Hyde status
By Joanna Syiek (Director/Producer/Blogger)
Let's take a stroll down Romney soundbite lane, shall we? Starting off with one of the hot topics of this year's election.
"I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose.”
"I am pro-life. I believe
that abortion is the wrong choice except
in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother."
“As a result of our discussions and other interactions with gay and lesbian voters
across the state, I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to
establish full equality for America's gay and lesbian citizens,
I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.”
"The actions that I take as president depends on part on the state of play
in Washington, the people that are there and what options exists -
but certainly I would defend the Defense of Marriage Act which
the current president has refused to defend. I believe that the
Defense of Marriage Act was well constructed
and should be maintained."
Is anyone else literally terrified at the amount of BS he consistently offers us? Without cringing, without blinking. You know who else doesn’t need to worry about their eyes losing moisture? Robots.
No, but seriously. Ridiculous parallels aside, the fact that he is the top runner on the Republican side this year is a sign that certain Americans are longing hard for some idealized, nostalgic version of America that never truly existed. The 1950s were rife with problems too, friends. There’s no such thing as “the good old days.” We have to press on.
“This is not a dream my friend and it will never end. This one is the nightmare that goes on.” –J&H
Which man will win out? I have a scary premonition.
Use your power to vote wisely.
JOANNA SYIEK is a Los Angeles-based music junkie with a penchant for long road trips, original theatre work, clean graphic design, and really good Indian food. She directs around the City of Angels and writes about nourishing creativity, Broadway favorites, and talent obsessions over on her blogging home. www.thoughtsontheatre.wordpress.com
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