Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Romney, Tax Dodger and Weak on Israel

It appears that Romney hasn't paid ANY taxes for the years he is refusing to disclose.
How do we know this?
Reports are that someone who vetted Romney for VP under McCain saw his returns, that is why McCain didn't select him.
That is why Romney is refusing to disclose his returns.
Now it's true, we are told, that McCain thinks Romney is a “weirdo”, and doesn't like him personally.
McCain is a fighter, a rough and tumble kind of guy, a “real” man who fought for his country while Romney stayed at home in the company of his millions and refused to serve his country.
The closest Romney ever came to a fight is when he had his high school buddies hold down an alleged gay youth and assaulted him,or when he directed a blind teacher into a closed door.

Romney said recently, when asked how he would support Israel, “I will do the opposite of President Obama.”
Well, according to an editorial in Haaeretz, a leading Israeli Newspaper, “President Obama is leading a renewed commitment By the U.S. To ensure that Israel remains safe and secure, with the independent ability to defend itself from external threats. Under President Obama financial aid to Israel is the highest- EVER. “

A former highly placed Reagan Official, Bruce Bartlett said of Romney, “His analysis is so stupid it's hard to know where to begin.”

According to Steve Grossman, former Chair of AIPAC, also writing in Haaretz, “The administration has dramatically increased funding for the Iron Dome system, which has already saved Israeli lives.
The President has given Israel access to our most sophisticated military systems, like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and initiated the larges joint exercise between the U.S. And Israeli militaries.
While working to strengthen Israel's military, the President has insisted that any future Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza be demilitarized.

There's more. The Obama Administration has fought for Israel's inclusion in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It has vetoed every UN resolution condemning Israel and defended Israel against the Goldstone Report. It boycotted the anti-Israel Durban II Conference and stood up for Israel in the wake of the Gaza Flotilla incident when no one else would.
The President has demanded that Palestinians negotiate directly with Israel, rather than pursue a misguided and dangerous statehood strategy at the UN. Meanwhile, he has refused to recognize Hamas until it renounces terrorism, accepts Israel's right to exist, and abides by all prior agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.
Doing the opposite would only serve to weaken Israel's hand in diplomacy and on the global stage.
Going above and beyond the realms of security aid and diplomatic engagement, President Obama has acted - swiftly and forcefully, in moments of imminent danger - to save individual Israeli lives.
To take one example: when Israelis faced an angry mob at their embassy in Cairo and Prime Minister Netanyahu called the White House in the middle of the night for help, President Obama didn't hesitate to act. He took the initiative, called the Egyptian military leadership immediately, protected the Israelis from harm, and got them home safely.
And in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, the President's policy has been clear: Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons is unacceptable. He worked with Congress to impose some of the toughest sanctions ever enacted on the Iranian regime. He built an international coalition to follow suit, creating a united front to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions. Today, our sanctions are biting and stronger than they have ever been.
Now, back to Governor Romney's proposal: if we suspend rational belief for a moment and take him at his word, what would "the opposite" look like? What could we expect from a Romney Administration when it comes to the U.S.-Israel relationship?
The impact of reversing course is plain: an Israel that's less secure and weaker on the world stage, facing an Iran closer to a nuclear weapon, without a White House ally willing to protect Israel's people at a moment's notice. Is this really what's in store from a Romney White House? Is this honestly what Mr. Romney believes?
At the end of the day, there are only two things we can believe about Mitt Romney when it comes to the U.S.-Israel relationship. Either he is engaged cynical partisan demagoguery or he is woefully ignorant of the state of the U.S.-Israel relationship under President Obama's leadership.
Doing "the opposite" is a risk the American people can't afford to take. “

So, Romney is a tax dodger, and he would do the opposite in Israel as the President has done, thereby weakening Israel.
Why would anyone vote for this buffoon?

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