Posturing. That’s the message I got from Mitt Romney’s almost pointless “thoughts” about foreign policy. I’m not surprised he talked about his vacations.
Yesterday, as if to show a contradiction in Romney Schmomney’s “viewpoint” regarding world affairs, it was revealed that in 2011, while he was running for president, the vulture capitalist was not only doing business with China—a country he claimed he’d crack-down upon—but was doing business with a Chinese oil company who was in the process of opening the petroleum floodgates with Iran. In fact, China’s CNOOK, the oil company in question, was touted by China as a weapon.
That’s right: a weapon. And Mitt Romney was just falling all over himself, trying to turn a buck off China’s big incursion into Iran, a nation aggressively sabre-rattling against Israel and one that continually bashes the United States. Not only that, but most of the world is involved in trade sanctions against Iran in order to stop the nation from building a nuclear weapon, and there’s Mitt Romney, in 2011, while he was running for president, doing business with a nation experiencing UN and US sanctions.
How fitting! Romney smelled money, and well, who cares about what his home nation is trying to do in regards to both China and Iran? Who cares?
Of course, Romney, just as he did with his 2010 income tax returns, decided to “change direction” in his perpetual Etch-a-Sketch worldview, and quietly decided to end his relations with Iran via China.
Now, suddenly Romney is just all over getting tough on China. Is this one more example of Romney Schmomney tailoring his words and his policies and his actions to fit whatever he’s trying to accomplish at the time? Honestly. He’s got a different story for every set of eyes he meets.
Real presidential material.
Meanwhile, his robot-boy, Lyin’ Ryan, is out there trying to politicize the riots that have taken place in 13 Islamic nations after a dipshit video pissed them off. Yup. True to form, Lyin’ Ryan is blaming Obama for the whole thing. He compared what is happening in the Islamic world to 1979 Iran. What an ass.
Romney Schmomney has made it known that he intends to be the Chuck Norris of world politics. He says he’s going to get tough, make the rest of the world submit to the will of the US and, like every conservabot in America, “return” America’s primacy in the world.
We’ve got some real problems Romney Schmomney isn’t addressing. In fact, talking with a few Socialists last night on Facebook, I laid-out what the US is up against: Because multinationals tend to “shop around” for “the best deal” in terms of national regulations and labor, there is a horrific drain of jobs out of America and into China, East Asia and elsewhere, including Central America and Brazil. Lots of these countries have few regulations that protect labor, and China is one of the worst malefactors. China’s Foxxcon Export Production Zone, the one that builds Apple computers, pays employees .32-an-hour, works employees 20 hours a day, gives them no days off and has even gone so far as to post armed guards and install suicide nets to keep labor in line.
All that’s perfectly fine with Apple. And the solution? Cut labor out of the deal completely. Yes, the Foxxcon plant is completely robotizing, thus thrusting thousands of Chinese workers into the skids. Nice, eh? Kinda gives Steve Jobs a bad mark in labor relations.
Yet nothing is being done. Here in America, the conservative movement is intent upon 1) destroying the minimum wage 2) rolling-back worker rights 3) eliminating collective bargaining and apparently reducing the American people into low-wage wage slaves like the ones in China.
Where’s Romney Schmomney on this? Tough talk is fine. I want to hear where the Robo-Mitt stands on issues that have to do with American labor values that are under a constant onslaught by the people who control the Republican Party.