This has been bugging me for the last week. After the 2012 Presidential Debate, the Mainstream Media was saying the Moderate Mitt Romney showed up. Moderate compared to what?
One thing he said, “...we’re a nation that believes that we’re all children of the same God.” really irks me.
How is it moderate to say that roughly 20% of the population simply doesn't exist?
The number of Atheists in this country is quickly catching up to the number of people who go to church. 20% to 30% of Americans attend church services. I believe these people exist. How is it that Mitt Romney doesn't believe I exist?
Even George W. Bush knew that Atheists existed. He didn't believe they should be citizens, but he knew they existed.
Has the Overton Window shifted so far to the right that believing that the President should believe in all Americans isn't the moderate stance?
I will grant that Romney has been trying not to insult fewer Americans, from 47% are lazy and dependent on Government hand-outs, to Ryan's claim 30% of Americans are “takers” and now saying 20% of Americans don't exist.
There is nothing moderate about trying to exclude any group of Americans. You can disagree with them and take moderate or extreme positions. But there is absolutely nothing moderate about being a bigot.
In our communities we all work together, play together, work to see our goals and dreams accomplished. People who shout out bigoted things in public are shunned and their friends look at the sidewalk with embarrassed looks on their faces.
If being a bigot in public isn't socially acceptable, how can it be considered a “Moderate Position” when Mitt Romney says bigoted garbage?
So to all those in the mainstream media that say the Mitt Romney that showed up at the debate was the moderate Mitt Romney, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, Hate and Bigotry towards Americans is not a moderate position! There is nothing moderate about someone running for President that hates 1 out of 5 Americans.”
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE