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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mitt the Wimp

Several Republican leaders, including John Boehner and John McCain, have spoken out against Michelle Bachmann’s paranoid claim that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the US government and that one of Hillary Clinton’s chief aides, Huma Abedin, should be investigated for her possible role in this scheme.  Mitt Romney, however, refused to characterize Bachmann’s charges at all, saying “I’m not going to tell other people what things to talk about. “  On a scale of forthrightness, this is right down there with his remarks on Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of Sandra Fluke as a “slut”, when he said “not language I would have used”.   He has also refused to dissociate himself from Ted Nugent’s rants against Obama.  If there’s any issue that might provoke controversy within the Republican Party, Mitt refuses to take sides. 
Michelle Bachmann’s making the claim
The Brotherhood’s got a con game
That’s part of insidious plots
To take over government slots.

She gave Huma Abedin’s name
Who Hillary’s aide became.
Even Republicans said
That Bachmann was out of her head.

So what did Mitt Romney do?
Did he say Michelle’s crazy too?
He said that there’s simply no way
He’d tell others what they should say.

This is a pattern of Mitt’s
When the going gets tough, Mitt quits.
He won’t take a stand in the end
If there’s someone he might offend.

What kind of leader is this,
Who’s afraid to get anyone pissed?
Mitt Romney waffles a lot
A profile in courage he’s not.

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