It’s good to know that “of course” Mittens doesn’t think his political opponent—who happens also to be the President of the United States—”should be tried for treason,” as a woman asserted at his town hall in Cleveland on Monday.
But understand: It’s not that Obama hasn’t committed treason—that may be up for discussion, I assume—it’s just that he shouldn’t be tried for it.
What bizarre times we live in. There is no indignity that can be hurled at Barack Obama during a Republican event these days that Republican candidates feel compelled to challenge.
Mittens defended his silence this way:
I don’t correct all of the questions that get asked of me.
Ah, the old Rick Santorum dodge. Remember this:
Now, the problem with Romney using the Santorum Shuffle here is that he has bothered to correct voters in his recent campaign past:
How could we forget that wonderful moment where Mittens decided he should educate someone in the audience who dared suggest that corporations should be taxed more.
Apparently, corporations warm Mittens’ heart-cockles such that a bad word towards them spikes his pissometer and compels him to speak out. But not so when someone—as part of a question being asked of Romney—clearly states that Obama “should be tried for treason.”
Treason, the last time I checked, is a crime punishable by death in the United States. And one would think that if a disturbed audience member at a Republican town hall accused a sitting president of a capital crime like treason, that perhaps the presumptive GOP presidential nominee might have a McCain moment and object to it.
But nope. No McCain moment, perhaps because Romney’s confrontational courage was wasted during the Vietnam War in France, shilling for Joseph Smith’s cultic church.
Let’s imagine that the questioner had said that Obama’s stance on abortion meant that he should be “tried for murder.” What would Mittens have said?
There is obviously no outrageous charge that can be made against Barack Obama that would stir Romney to decency. If accusing the President of treason doesn’t do it, nothing will summons from Mittens even a hint of decorum.
The man is a walking advertisement for political pusillanimity. He cannot and will not take on the freaks in his party. Even the creepy talk show host and theological teabagger Bryan Fischer is on to him.
Fischer, who claimed that Romney fired Richard Grinnell, his gay foreign policy spokesman, under pressure from right-wing homophobes like Bryan Fischer, said this:
… if Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, co-opted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese? How is he going to stand up to Putin? How is he going to stand up to North Korea if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me?