I've said before a number of times that I thought that Mitt was a moral man, even though we disagreed on many things. I no longer can say that. To turn back on a sick man because you think that it's in your political interest to do so is grotesque. It reminds me of Bill Clinton in 1992. He allowed a mentally ill man to be executed because he thought it would win him votes from the "tough on crime" crowd. Christopher Hitchens never let that subject drop:
After falling behind in the New Hampshire primary in 1992, and after being caught lying about the affair with Gennifer Flowers to which he later confessed under oath, Clinton left the campaign trail and flew home to Arkansas to give the maximum publicity to his decision to sign a death warrant for Ricky Ray Rector. Rector was a black inmate on death row who had shot himself in the head after committing a double murder and, instead of dying as a result, had achieved the same effect as a lobotomy would have done. He never understood the charge against him or the sentence. After being served his last meal, he left the pecan pie on the side of the tray, as he told the guards who came to take him to the execution chamber, "for later."This is worse, actually. The man in this video is no criminal. He never shot a cop. He just wants his suffering to be relieved. He's not even asking the Fed.Gov to pay for that, just to not jail the doctors who would help him assuage his pain.
And Mitt turns his back and walks away.
Mitt Romney is a miserable, politically calculating, lying bastard. I don't know about you, but for me, I will never vote for that scumbag.
Via #1 Son, who is (surprisingly to me) paying attention to the election this time around.