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Is Romney Really an American?
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In recent days, many conservative and Republican leaders have called on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. In a recent post on Live Leak, a member asks, "Romney's tax returns might show he's not even American? No?"

George William Curtis said, "A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, river and woods, but is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle".

With that in context, it has to be understood that being an American citizen and being a patriot for America are two separate status's. When it comes to politicians it is more important to ask, "Is this man/woman a patriot for America, or a patriot for his/her own agenda"? That, my friends, is the real question.

Let me throw a couple things out there, just for shits and giggles...

Because Romney's father was born in Mexico, does that make his father Mexican?
Romney lived in France for a number of years, does that make him French?
(Before all the 'birthers' jump in here and say the obvious thing that's on their mind, let me add this... If Obama's birth certificate was faked, why didn't the establishment clearly prove it before he became a Senator in Illinois?)
Romney was involved in an accident in which a passenger of his car was killed. Does that make Romney a murderer? Was he drinking? Or, could he have been initially found guilty of vehicular manslaughter and his father, a prominent US politician paid the French off?

There are so many things in Romneys past that us "libs" could start a conspiracy theory about, but choose not to.

If the 'left' (collectively) voiced our concerns about Romney, the same way many of the 'right' have voiced their concerns over Obama, there would be many more 'conspiracy posts' about Romney on this site, equal to or greater than what's being posted about Obama. Just sayin... But, unlike many conservatives, a good portion of liberal America doesn't think this way.

Fundamentally, this is one of the differences between both sides. Typically, liberals don't question someone's patriotism, their birth record, their past. What concerns us is "how well will this politician do as a representative of me and my beliefs"?

Just to make it clear, I am not writing this to question Romney's patriotism, his ethics, or his underwear. I will question this man's motives and how well he represents my issues.

I'm not here to push any of Romney's past into question, how well he speaks french, whether or not he was drinking when that accident occurred.

I'm not going to ask about his birth certificate, nor am I going to ask to show me his tax returns. Why? Because I figure if he wants to gain the trust of the American people, and if he believes in transparency, he would release them.

But, I feel if he is going to succeed in winning the prize of the Presidency, it would be in his best interest, for transparency sake, to release them. Do I care what his returns show? Not really. He needs to release them out of principle at this point.

Do I like him as a person, I'm sure I would.
Do I agree with his policies? No.
(Do I totally agree with anyones policies? No.)
Do I question his patriotism? Sure... Why? Because it is MY RIGHT to question his motives to become President.

So, is Romney really an American? Of course he is...

This is my opinion and I'm sticking to it.... (I hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay safe!)

ILP


Added: Aug-4-2012 
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  • This is the only Obama strategy left

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  • IMHO
    Only way to figure out a person's beliefs/values is to review his/her past decisions.
    If you trust what a politicians say, you are naive.

    So far, the disclosed info on Romney.
    He is Secretive, Manipulative, Biased towards the rich, a little war hungry, little regard for anyone else but himself.

    I dont understand why anyone in the 99% would think their goals are Romney's goals.

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    • @heydoin Better than SOETORO

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    • @XyBerFuNK WHAT? SOETORO is OB's step father. Whats your point?

      Ethnicity isnt my point. Actions are.

      another one..
      Romney doesnt drink. I dont think he trusts himself. Implying he will say even more stupid things when he's drunk.

      MY grandfather warned me never to trust someone who chooses not drink. To me, this theory still holds some weight.

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  • The Left is absolutely pathetic.
    We know 0bama isn`t an American, by his every action, two forged birth cert`s and his sealed record`s.
    But the Leftard`s ignore all of that, like they do anything that makes 0bama look bad.
    Pathetic mindless Drone`s.

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    • @Dave556 Who is "We" and where's the proof? A Kenyan birth certificate would be good... And that Texan sheriff? He clearly has an agenda, knowing his past involvement with the federal government...

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    • @Dave556 Well what makes Mitt Romney American? All because your view of what an american is does not fit Obama does not make him an american. Respect of other views is what makes america great.

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    • @neutral_person
      Why do you post something like, "Respect of other views is what makes america great" but every time someone post something you disagree with you feel the need to disrespect them?

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    • @philfan4evr Disrespect them? Did insult Dave? I have seen enough of Dave's posts to know his positions. I know exactly what he thinks an american is. If telling the truth is disrespectful then I don't know what to tell you.

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    • @ILovePickles Pickles, when they say the President isn't an American, what they really mean is he's not a white American.

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  • You are so almost right Pickles. Actually Mitt Romney is not of this Earth. He was sent here by the inhabitants of the Planet Sytiman, and his real name is Yenmor Ttim. His mission is to totally corner the Earthworm industry, and the only way to do this is to become President. Then he can give government subsidies to the Earthworm farmers who in turn will give him 50% of their harvest. Using a stealth spacecraft secreted behind the Masonic Hall in Dravosburg, PA, he will collect his bounty and w More..

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  • Prove it then!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • "and if he believes in transparency, he would release them." That with his other actions, and statements, how is his policies different than Obama's?

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  • I didnt know Harry Reid had a LL account!

    And btw u should care about elected officials pasts' and what their agendas actually are. Simply because i have yet to find a honest politician. Most are two faced, and yes, they should be properly vetted before assuming a position that directly affects you and your family.

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  • and the beat goes on

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  • I think its pretty dangerous to go making huge unsubstantiated claims and now people to get behind it. I hope people on the left dont go buying into these attacks because wouldnt that be the pot calling the kettle black......its like the birther movement and people saying its totally unsubstantiated but now follow the same line of attack.

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  • Great comment.

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  • Oh! That was me who made that comment. Thanks for noticing.

    The birth certificate flap questioned whether Obama's presidency was even constitutional. Meeting minimum constitutional requirements for office is a major issue and I cannot blame anybody who was concerned about it.

    The President handled that matter poorly.

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  • Romney is not good for America

    I have been following them, and Romney has a SHITLOAD of bad traits.

    Many foreign enemies hate him, even foreign allies are hating on him from what he has said the past 2 weeks!

    He is a joke, and he does not even have Vice President choice yet!
    Romoney is 100% unprepared, and 100% has no plan besides trying to appeal the crowds where he visits, all so he can get a vote from them!

    The only people that support him, and I've talked to many, are richer people who d More..

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    • @qwerty4242 Yes idiot liberals always have to tack on accusations of racism. Because they're too stupid to do any better. How many black leaders have other non-black countries elected? None. But, you cling to that rubber crutch, it's all you can do.

      This election will be won on economic issues. And to say Mitt isn't prepared, and Obama is, is a pathetic joke.

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    • @ARNOLD-R-LANE A good reason to be for small government. Subscribed to your channel by the way, hadn't seen it before. Beautiful dog. Pretty funny in the Hold My Paw video.

      My pitbull Rocky was the biggest wuss dog I've ever seen. Would get beat up by my kitten playing to rough and clawing his nose. He would look at me with sad please-help-me eyes.

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  • He was my last choice and I think he's a milquetoast RINO, but I'd take a girl scout over this current piece of shit.
    And no, tell'em all to shove it up their collective asses.....Republicans and Dimowits alike.
    In fact, tell'em you'll produce all the tax returns they can read as soon as you see Obama's REAL birth certificate AND his college transcripts.
    Fuck'em all....

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  • An assault on the American guy who wants to fix the economy?
    Well shit Ron Paul is better right? But anything but the Mr Potato head anything but him!

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  • Romney and Ryan....... Laurel and Hardy of the 21st century

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  • I never got the birthers. But I respect your opinion to question Mitt. But we muse use common sense or else we will be lost in the rhetoric

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  • "There are so many things in Romneys past that us "libs" could start a conspiracy theory about, but choose not to."

    Hahahahahah

    Yeah

    Right

    Both sides are involved in the shit throwing, please, stop pretending you're different.

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    • @lindz

      You sorta missed the point. It's not about throwing shit, it's about reporting and spreading half truths and wacky conspiracy theories about crap that's made up in some right-winger's imagination.

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  • What I want to know is, do they make moron, sorry mormon, panties in thong style or is it more traditional Bermuda shorts style?

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    • @CargeLock

      Haven't you seen pictures?

      http://1857massacre.com/MMM/mormon_underwear.htm

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  • Who cares if he's a Latino...

    It's not like he's going to win.

    Besides, Obama is doing a far better Job at illegal immigration then Bush did in his two terms.

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  • LOL

    Harry Reid beats his wife. He has like 3 charges of domestic abuse. He's a convicted felon

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  • IT'S THE ECONOMY COMRADE!!!

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  • He looks french to me,just like John Kerry in 2004.
    In addition,he lived other there.
    This is highly suspicious.

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  • Pay no attention to the 800lbs gorilla(economy). Look at this shiny object instead.

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    • @Eluf-ant

      Exactly.

      If I thought Bugs Bunny would DO the right things for this country, I'd vote for him.

      I couldn't care less about any of this in this article.

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    • @Eluf-ant Look at the WAR DEBT (created by Bush, and stopped by Obama recently). Don't pay any attention to that when you bring up bad tanking REPUBLICAN RAN economy. That only accounts for ohhhh, A SHITPILE OF THE DEBT! Durrrrr

      Seriously, read a fucking book or two and get back at me... I will bury you in facts about how BUSH and REPUBLICANs made the economy tank the way it has today.

      Oh and don't bring up the declined gas prices, and dead terrorists bush failed to do, but Obama succeeded in More..

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