Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Romney the Pessimist

In the cold light of reflection about the Romney Tapes what is lingering for me is what a pessimist Mitt is.

Mitt doesn't talk about the difficult task he has convincing the 47% to vote for him. No, he just writes them off. He doesn't talk about how hard finding a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine is. No, he just declares it impossible and a task not worth pursuing.

What the tape shows most clearly is that Mitt Romney is a sneering misanthrope. While Barack Obama represents the three theological virtues (Faith, Hope, and Charity), Mitt Romney subscribes to their opposite:

Apostasy - He is a Mormon, after all.
Despair - Nothing can be done nor should we even try.
Indifference - The poor shall always be with us draining our profits.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is a model for the seven deadly sins:

Lust: Excessive desire for money, fame, and power
Gluttony: overindulgence and overconsumption to the point of waste
Greed: Excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions.
Sloth: Failure to do things that one should do.
Wrath: inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger.
Envy: insatiable desire.
Pride: A desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self.