Letters: Mitt hasn’t changed a bit
October 31, 2012 8:38PM
Updated: December 2, 2012 6:09AM
President Barack Obama won the debate on substance, and lost anyway. But, how can anyone effectively debate a pathological liar?
It’s worse than nailing Jello to the wall. When Republican candidate Mitt Romney takes one position on his website, another on the campaign trail and a 180-degree turnaround on stage, no one knows what Romney stands for at any given moment.
Mitt’s overbearing behavior at the debate goes way back. When Romney bullied the moderator, I thought of how Mitt assaulted a prep school classmate because the other student’s hair was too long. The poor boy was in tears after Mitt sheared him short.
It reminded me of Mitt’s support of, not only the Vietnam War, but the draft, even though Mitt refused to serve. Mitt marched the picket lines promoting the draft because he knew he could get a deferment as a conscientious objector. He then spent the war years riding his bicycle around the Eiffel Tower and frolicking on the beaches of France.
Meanwhile, bodies of thousands of young Americans were mangled, or coming home in black boxes.
Mitt hasn’t changed since then, despite his claim that he is concerned about the unemployed. Why has he done nothing to help people at a factory in Freeport, that Bain Capital is closing next month, and sending the jobs to China.
The workers have reached out repeatedly to Romney, even traveling to Tampa, Fla., to meet him at the Republican National Convention, to ask for his help. All they got was Romney’s stiff, aristocratic backside.
Mitt holds everyone but the country-clubbers in disdain. But, what goes around comes around. Americans regard him as an empty suit without a soul.
Thanks from the Mission
On behalf of MorningStar Mission Ministries, I would like to thank the participants, sponsors and volunteers for helping make the Fifth Annual Box City of Hope a wonderful success. On Sept. 21, hundreds came out to sleep in a box or tent at the Galowich Family YMCA. Despite the rain, we had the largest attendance yet.
I would like to thank the planning committee and hardworking volunteers that continue to make a difference to those who need homeless services.
The planning committee members, Lawrence M. Walsh Sr., John Albrecht, Susan Lee, Jim Murphy, Vicki Murphy, Bo Mircea, Mary Gajcak, Chuck Pelkie, Russ Slinkard, Tom Skraba and Carmen Morales, meet on a continual basis to plan the annual event.
Sponsors of the Sept., 2012, event were U.S. Bank, Midwest Generation, Kehe Foods, Northern Illinois Steel, Harrah’s, Exelon, Citgo, Wight Co., Rasmussen College, Dr. and Mrs. Mike Lee, Lawrence M. Walsh Sr., J.V. Murphy and Associates, James Keegan, Reasonable Tree Experts, Shorewood Animal Hospital and Edward Batis and Associates.
Special thanks to the Galowich Family YMCA, Will County Emergency Management Agency, Joliet Police Department, Joliet Police Explorers, Joliet Park District, Joliet Fire Department, Church of the Good Shepherd — Epic Worship Band, and Elijah Svoboda, singer, for all of your help.
Last, and most important, thank you for those who braved weather that night to learn more about homelessness and be involved in Box City — your participation makes a difference.