Monday, July 30, 2012

Mitt-Witt

Oh Mittens...
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At a private fundraiser, good old Mittens hit again.
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This time he compared the GDP of Israel against the areas the Palestine Authority controls - and noted that there is a 2 to 1 difference (it's really much higher - but whatever).
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Mitten attributed to the difference to Jewish vs. Palestinian cultural differences and the "hand of providence".  Yes, the good Israel culture of private enterprise is what makes the difference vs the occupied territories.
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Even the New York Daily News - the right wing-y est of our area's news papers - was a little shocked.
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Here is a paragraph.

``And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,'' Romney said, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the ``hand of providence.''

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/romney-outrages-palestinians-jewish-culture-helps-israel-successful-article-1.1124749#ixzz228alqG6T

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Rightly or wrongly, the Palestinians have been governed by Israel for 45 years.  They are limited in the jobs they can have, their land is forcibly taken, even in the West Bank, for settlements.  They can't sue in Israel courts, because the legal system in Israel will not give them travel passes to attend trials.  Look, all that might be fine and dandy, and required to stop terrorism - but it obviously has a hell of a lot more to do with the population's GDP per head vs. Israel's GDP than culture.  Or the "hand of providence".
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For you non-Mormons - let me explain that whole "hand of providence" thing.  Mormons believe that America was settled by one of the lost tribes of the Jews.  Which is why Jesus, during the 3 days he was dead, came to America and preached in the states.  So Mittens believes there is a biblical tie between Mormons and the Jewish people, as well a cultural tie to the Jews.
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The Palestinians complained about racism from this talk, but it seems kind of the same way about the Jews.  I mean the whole, Jews are good about making money, that is a little racist itself.  But not too racist for Sheldon Anderson to pledge $100 Million dollars to defeat Barack Obama.

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