Monday, July 30, 2012

Hey Lech, how many solidarity workers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Willard can't even get prejudice right. Trying to show off to the forty rich Israelis (that turned out to stuff a million USD in his campaign pockets) on what an expert he is on the Palestinian economy, he couldn't even get the disparity right. "As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,". In fact it's $31,000 in Israel to $1500 per person in Palestine, as opposed to Lebanon next door that is $15,600 per person.  

Then he got right into the racism, "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." He said similar disparity exists between neighboring countries, like Mexico and the United States. Was he comparing the "lazy" Palestinians to the "lazy" Mexicans or just highlighting the stereotype of Jews always being "good with money"?

Given that the Israeli Army routinely bulldozes huge swaths of Palestinian lands and building (when the aren't running a bombing campaign), it's a wonder that they have a GDP. Israel controls all the water being a desert, and they don't share. They starve Palestine of tax revenue to provide services, embargo any useful imports that produce a GDP, and on and on. But the Palestinians don't contribute to his campaign, and there is no rich Palestinian casino tycoon to launder hundreds of millions of Red Chinese money into Romney's super pac.

Mittens also got Polish folk hero ex-President Lech Walesa in Gdansk to wish him "good luck" on his campaign, Lech is getting up in years or maybe his English is not so good and he thought he was just being polite. The Solidarity Union that holds Walesa as a hero issued a statement, "Regretfully, we were informed by our friends from the American headquarters of AFL-CIO (trade union in the US), which represents more than 12 million employees... that Mitt Romney supported attacks on trade unions and employees' rights," Lech dealt with people like Willard when the Soviets were still in charge, but that was long ago.