I think its possible that Mitt has a lot of psychological problems. Now I’m not a psychologist, but I play one on Twitter and the Blogs, but I’m only going to address one right now. I heard a speech from Mitt today and felt a need to bring this up. In his speech he said of the President that he is running a campaign “of enmity and jealousy and anger,” he thinks Obama is “running just to hang onto power, and I think he would do anything in his power” to remain in office. “These personal attacks, I think, are just demeaning to the office of the White House,” he added. He later made reference that the President wants to hold on to power and is only trying to get to that 50.1% of the vote to do it while dividing the country. I found that line very interesting.
“Psychological Projection: or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people. Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others originate those feelings.”
It was Mitt Romney who famously told everyone who would listen to him during the primaries that he wasn’t responsible for the SuperPac negative ads against his opponents and added his goal was to get 50.1% of the vote to win. “You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
As for the Obama Campaign playing it personal, getting dirty, not focus on issues. Well, when confronted with his first major ad that showed that he was altering the tape when President Obama in 2008 was quoting John McCain to make it seem like Obama was talking about himself, Mitt said he was allowed to do that in a campaign. When confronted about those speaking on his behalf questioning the President’s citizenship, education, religion, political ideology Mitt refuses to distance himself from any of those people making extremely vile personal attacks. People like Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump. I guess these are the good people he referenced during the primary.
When Mitt Romney and his surrogates discuss important issues like Medicare, he and they clearly lie. There is no doubt they are painting a false narrative. The issue of the President taking $716,000,000,000.00 from the trust fund has been clearly debunked by independent sources. No services to Medicare patients have been cut to the slightest degree. The amount cited is savings by eliminating fraud, waste and give-aways to the Insurance Companies that do not go to patient care. The money is diverted to the American Care Act and goes directly to patient care. Mitt says services were cut, but he won’t say what services. Sounds like a bit of misdirection on Mitt’s part. Or more simply, a fucking lie.
As to the demeaning level the White House has gone to, without really citing anything, Mitt proudly admits he had paid political stooges boo David Axelrod at an Obama event and had his bus driving around an Obama event honking its horn. Very professional Mitt.
Whenever asked to provide details to the claims Mitt makes against the Obama campaign, Mitt deflects, throws up smoke, innuendos, but cites no specific examples. The most he would say is that “the people know what they hear” but he doesn’t say what they hear or observed.
I find the President citing historic facts about Mitt Romney regarding his time at Bain, his time as Governor where things he stood for didn’t work out so well for others. Mitt is running on his record as a CEO and former Governor, at least he used to. So bringing up those issues is as Dick Cheney would say, Fair Game.
The truth is not an attack. Citing specific actions and specific results is not an attack. Mitt Romney is accusing Obama of doing what Mitt’s campaign has already been doing and cannot bring any facts to support it. Mitt is lying and projecting. Later we will discuss Cognitive Dissonance.