Monday, January 7, 2008

Most Absurd Overstatement of the Millenium

The Democratic Activist
From a recent Mitt Romney television ad:

"In the next 10 years, we'll see more progress, more change than the world has seen in the last 10 centuries."

Really, Mitt?

More progress and change in the next 10 years than in the previous 1000?

More than since the Dark Ages? More than Arabic Numerals, the Magna Carta, the Great Crusades, the scientific method, gunpowder, the Renaissance, the European conquest and colonization of the Americas, Africa, and Asia, the Protestant Reformation, the telescope, Newtonian physics, the printing press, constitutional democracy, the industrial revolution, railroads, electricity, air travel, the telegraph, relativity theory, automobiles, telephones, radio, two world wars, antibiotics, atomic weapons, television, quantum mechanics, widespread environmental pollution, space travel, micro-electronics, over population, personal computers, the human genome project, manmade global climate change, and the Internet all put together?

No, I am not making this up. Romney actually made that very statement!

Here's the ad ... see for yourself:

Should candidates be able to say just anything at all, no matter how patently absurd, in order to sway emotions and manipulate the nation ... and get away with it?

Should such a man be entrusted with leading the "free" world?

It would be hilarious if it weren't so serious.

Thank you.

Pass it on.
The Democratic Activist

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps he plans to launch the nukes and wipe out humanity altogether. That would be more change than in the last 1,000 years!


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