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Wheat, white or dark rye...? For Romney, it’s truly “Wonder Bread.”

I’ll wager you Romney’s customary bet; ten thousand bucks, no less, that honestly speaking - and not merely for the dramatics of the moment - this 65-year-old “Ken” doll has no legitimate clue what a “Happy Meal” costs. He has no inkling what it costs to make it from paycheck to paycheck, stretch a dollar bill ‘til the eagle on the back smiles.

You are not Mitt Romney’s brother

And wait, logically we can extend his ignorance of the little people’s plight to endless conclusions: the price of a gallon of milk, an average dentist bill, the monthly electricity or water bill, say what the average backyard grill runs a dad, or what a box of Captain Crunch, with Crunch-berries, or not, costs a mom.

Obama has some idea, some hint, so does his wife... of what it costs to “make it.” Both were raised in the “real world.” The President may have done some globetrotting, but I submit his travels pale in comparison to the leisurely lifestyle Romney was born into and dwells-in still.

If nothing, nothing at all matters to you and me, this, Romney’s blatant disregard of the “misery index,” should.

Clearly, this cat is not cut from the same hand-woven Cashmere cloth as other wealthy politicians like JFK, RFK or the Roosevelts - who at least pretended to give a damn about this land’s unwashed masses. Romney is the fat-cat flip-side of that ever elusive rare breed - the compassionate Aristocrat who harbors some small measure of empathy, sympathy and understanding for the worker ants n’ bees. Instead, it seems he personifies the multi-national corporatist who harbors no allegiance to any particular cause, people or flag. No, instead it’s all about the bottom line, never ending, always increasing profits.

Romney’s a contemporary version of “Gilligan’s Island’s” Thurston Howell III; a boarding school, country club robber baron who’s never gotten his hands dirty, never done any heavy lifting, nor has he ever worked from “can’t see to can’t see...” And like George W., he too avoided the Vietnam War by going to France to spread the word of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Nevertheless he wants to, if elected, go to war against half the world.

Mitt’s a Wall Street pimp.

Mitt calculates an individual’s worth and value by the enormity of their financial portfolio

You may not dig this... but dig this; Romney’s crafted for himself a “charmed life” and a gazillion dollars by pimping and exploiting people. The whole Vampire venture capitalist tag doesn’t go nearly far enough; it’s far too clean n’ neat, as is the comparison to Vultures. Instead, Romney is the undisputed poster-punk for a type of “man of exceptional means” with whom you and I couldn’t spend two-minutes. We’ve not a damn thing in common with him, and yet even more alarming is that Romney is that wealthy weasel who wears his wealth on his sleeve like a Mississippi Redneck sheriff wears his racism on his shoulder.

He flaunts it, rubs it in your face, while tragically, his political calculations are based on his pampered personal perceptions - of course. Mitt calculates an individual’s worth and value by the enormity of their financial portfolio. Romney’s not struggling to minimize the “blind man luv” he’s got for “the Donald,” the Koch boys, the casino cartel and all the rest of his self-anointed royal roost of fellow country club nobles.

Now, with the obvious offered up for your digestion, ponder my friend what will happen if a man with an elf’s handful of human compassion, like Mitt, is elected. He is a proud pawn for filthy rich folks, the top-tier of humanity who honestly do believe, wholeheartedly - behind closed doors and at the end of the day - that they, as rich people are better, in all ways that matter than poor people... a concept to which Mitt holds true. If elected, what we will all witness is these bastards declaring, and trying to shove down our throats, some make-believe, pretend “mandate” issued by Real Americans to “take back their country!”

Can you say “on a mission from God...?”

They’ll slash the already chopped and hacked safety net, and openly support, advocate and strategically invest in more for-illicit-profit prisons then they’ll pump into the social infrastructure of America. But more impacting, they’ll dismantle any legitimate chances people have in America to move vertically, to go from one step on the socio-economic ladder to the next higher: breadwinner jobs, civil servants who labor to keep a civilization “civilized” by providing a good education, high quality and still affordable health care, clean water and safe food and drugs, fair and decent law enforcement - all areas of life the Republican TEA Party wants to eradicate.

Every man for himself... I got mine, by any means required, now you get yours... the best way you can, buddy.

Reverend Al, Dr. Blackenstein - Michael Dyson, or the blue eyed soul singer, Lawrence O’Donnell must ask Mitt Romney if he knows the price of a six-pack of Coronas or what a quart of Quaker State oil goes for.

Black folks, check your “blacklist.” O’Donnell was mailed out his Soul Brother ID badge and decoder ring during the tragic Treyvon Martin debacle.

He personifies the multi-national corporatist who harbors no allegiance to any particular cause, people or flag

Speaking of religious nuts and extremists, Romney’s Mormon... cult if you will and I will - is well aware of the importance of preparing for rainy days and hard times. Their personal pantries are so stuffed full of food they resemble Sam Walton’s pantry - they surely don’t want to be left high n’ dry when hard times come a-knockin’ – nonetheless, one of their faithful, Mitt, has little, if any qualms about sabotaging the US economy, further exporting the “American Dream,” reducing the probability of “everyday people” living the dream to little more than a “fantasy”.

And the Mormons will support him; he’ll win Utah without trying.

Translation, Romney and the 75% of White America that is going to support him, are actually advocating the position of... let them eat cake. “Them” being the working class, underclass which are predominated by Americans of color and for them it’s meaningless if this elitist SOB couldn’t tell you what a one layer White cake at the grocer’s bakery costs. They well understand Romney couldn’t care less if you, your kids or aging parents get a slice tonight, hell, they couldn’t care less.

Did you get that? They couldn’t care less. White folks, of all walks of life, are willing to take a hit... in order to take back their country, put the riff raff back in our proper, sub-par lot in life.

The “Right” has rejected the notion that all Americans ought to have the option available to him or her to work for a two-car garage home and a rib eye steak Dinner on Sunday for their family, so millions of angry Euro-Americans will pull the lever for Mitt.

If you don’t get nothin’, get this; You are not Mitt Romney’s brother, make no mistake about it. Nor are you living in a land where three-fourths of the White population view Americans of color as Americans, forget brothers n’ sisters. Columnist, Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Click here to contact Mr. Cortez.

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