Mitt Romney & Reality.

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Apr 10, 2012
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noun \rē-ˈa-lə-tē\

  1. : the quality or state of being real
  2. a (1): a real event, entity, or state of affairs <his dream became a reality> (2): the totality of real things and events <trying to escape from reality> b: something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily
  3. : television programming that features videos of actual occurrences (as a police chase, stunt, or natural disaster) —often used attributively <reality TV>

And here’s Mitt (vs. Obama).

He said, he said…

The President has pledged to “transform America,” and he has spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new Government-Centered Society. ~ Mitt Romney

I have never been somebody who believes that government can or should try to solve every problem. ~ President Obama


He saw free enterprise as the villain and not the solution. ~ Mitt Romney

I believe deeply that the free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. ~ President Obama


When you attack business and vilify success, you’re going to have less business and less success. ~ Mitt Romney

I know that the true engine of job creation in this country is the private sector, not Washington. ~ President Obama


… tax increases become not only a necessity, but also a desired tool for social justice. ~ Mitt Romney

I’ve cut taxes for small business owners 17 times over the last three years. ~ President Obama


… government spending always increase because…well why not? ~ Mitt Romney

As President I’ve eliminated dozens of programs that weren’t working. And put annual domestic spending on a path to become the smallest share of the economy since Dwight Eisenhower held this office. ~ President Obama


If we become one of those societies that attack success, one outcome is certain — there will be a lot less success. ~ Mitt Romney

In this country broad based prosperity has never trickled down from the success of a wealthy few. It has always come from the success of a strong and growing middle class. ~ President Obama


We’ll stop the days of apologizing for success at home and never again apologize for America abroad. ~ Mitt Romney

I have no doubt that we will continue our long and prosperous journey as the greatest nation on Earth. Thank you. God bless you. God bless the United States of America. ~ President Obama

Whether or not Mitt’s the GOP nominee, the Presidential debates should be interesting. No?


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


16 Responses to “Mitt Romney & Reality.”

  1. oz_ says:

    For the life of me, I don't understand why Americans – of all political persuasions – continue to believe anything that comes out of politicians' mouths. These men and women are professional liars, paid and rewarded based on how readily they distort the truth, how glibly they misrepresent reality. Yet every 4 years, I watch, aghast, as once again, people rush to swallow the same tired old lies.

    As Ambrose Bierce so aptly put it over a century ago:

    "You can effect a change of robbers every four years. Inestimable privilege to pull off the glutted leech and attach the lean one! And you cannot even choose among the lean leeches, but must accept those designated by the programmers and showmen who have the reptiles on tap."

    Honestly, with regard to national politicians, I think we'd be better off following the advice of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who developed this handy saying that helped him to survive the gulag:

    "Don't believe them, don't fear them, don't ask anything of them."

    Now all that said, I have to admit that Romney is the silliest, least credible presidential candidate I've ever seen ('corporations are people, too, friend' – I mean, you can't make this stuff up!) – even moreso that Bush, and I didn't think that one could be surpassed. It's almost as though someone were pushing to see just how far they could take it – how far they could go before the American public would balk. Almost has the flavor of a practical joke, doesn't it? What's next – an iguana on the ballot?

  2. RC. says:

    Democrat or Republican, we're all doomed.. Just sayin…

  3. I think an iguana would be a step in the right direction. Ha! Thanks for your comment, Oz.

  4. I hope you're wrong, RC. Thanks for checking out the vid.

  5. AnnetteVictoria says:

    They are indeed pushing to see how far they can take it, although it's definitely not a joke:

  6. Eric Duerksen says:

    Yes politicians are always self serving….It's the nature of the beast….But given that, lets at least vote for intelligence and compassion…and there can be no doubt that when it comes to itelligence Obama is Romney's superior any which way you look at it…and with little intelligence come little compassion which Mitt clearly demomstartes.

  7. I'm with you on that, Eric.

  8. jmk says:


  9. Dana says:

    I’ve always appreciated that elephant journal is not political. I very much enjoy the inspirational posts but I just can’t swallow this one because it seems pointless. Reality is based on action. If you are a truth seeker, you will see that in reality both parties of the political American machine do not speak the truth. Obama is a great speaker but like any politician, their words often contradict the policies they enact.

    Every four years open minded spiritual intellectuals fall for the same eloquent spoken words of the Democratic candidate without ever holding them accountable for the policies they support. I’m not Republican; I’m not Democrat, I’m Awake. My hope for anyone supporting Obama because he says all the things you like to hear is that they open their mind and seek the truth.

  10. guest says:

    Dear USians, please don't vote for Romney. Obama may not be perfect but clearly the better choice! Thanks.

  11. guest says:

    I wish elephant journal had a down vote button. your post sounds like "open mind" and "I'm awake" translates into "conspiracy theorist".

  12. Julie says:

    Lame post for sure, let's stick to yoga and forward thoughts. Keep politics out of elephant journal.

  13. oz_ says:

    You are dead on Dana. Obama is a liar and a tool, as are Romney and all the others. He presents himself in a package that a specific demographic will find appealing. I'm sure it will come as a shock to some here that Romney is doing exactly the same thing – presenting himself in a package that a different demographic finds appealing.

    Obama is a mass murderer <a href="http://(,” target=”_blank”>(, and Romney is a wannabe mass murderer.

    Obama is foresworn in his Presidential Oath <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>( just as Romney would be within probably hours of becoming president.

    Both candidates support policies (notably in the economic and foreign policy arenas) that are profoundly anti-human and profoundly anti-environment. But Obama's rhetoric is more pleasing. Interestingly, this makes him arguably less honest than Romney.

  14. oz_ says:

    Conspiracy theorist? On what basis do you make this charge 'guest'? I don't see anything in the post above that could even conceivably fit this description.

  15. Appreciate the comment, Dana. Not exactly inspirational.

  16. Thanks for the comment, Julie. Point well taken!