Could Mitt Romney Actually Become President Early This Year? If You Believe the Los Angeles Times, Yes.
Yeh. You read the title right
Imagine if Barack Obama was feeling under the weather on January 20thand Mitt Romney jumped in and insisted that we needed to overturn Barack Obama’s November 6, 2012 victory and do the election all over. Imagine that the L.A. Times and the mass media agreed. Joe Biden might try to do damage control by holding up a copy of the U.S. Constitution and pointing out that the swearing-in ceremony is merely a formality and that Obama could simply take his oath at a later date when he is feeling better. After all, he is currently President and has previously taken the oath. Obama won the Presidential election last fall by a huge margin (though not as big of a margin as that by which Hugo Chavez defeated Henrique Capriles). If you listen to the legal scholars connected to the Los Angeles Times, too bad for Obama but a no-show could mean he’s out and Mitt has another crack at the Presidency. In anticipation of the possibility, perhaps Mitt and his buddy Paul Ryan ought to get out those phone lists and prepare their supporters to rush back to the polls.
Even if it was Mitt who sent Obama the FDA-approved GMO dinner on the 19th that upset his stomach enough to make Barack miss the ceremony, Mitt wouldn’t be considered insensitive by the modern-day press about Barack’s health by trying to steal the government, America’s resources and the gold (if any is left) at Fort Knox on behalf of himself and his rich backers. According to the reasoning of the L.A. Times legal scholars, Mitt and company apparently have the right to a brand new Presidential election in the next month if Barack can’t make that formal ceremony.
This reasoning behind the above Romney takeover scenario makes about as much sense as the reasoning espoused by Henrique Capriles and his small band of thugs, who are calling for new elections in Venezuela should Hugo Chavez need to postpone his inaugural ceremony in the interests of protecting his health. According to Capriles, his gang of racketeers, and the Los Angeles Times, even if leaving his hospital bed early kills Chavez, a Constitutional crisis will arise if Chavez postpones the ceremony, which is taking place in his honor. Obama should watch out. His inauguration is only ten days later and the Times might not be any more forgiving of his postponing than of Chavez’s postponing. Perhaps, Obama should start boycotting the Los Angeles Times in the interest of protecting his own election victory.
The Los Angeles Times is not the only news service going to absurd lengths to help overturn legitimately elected governments. The news media and the Government of the United States seem to have gone out of control quite some time back in an effort to overturn democracy in as many places as possible.
The news media lied big time about what was happening in Libya so that British Petroleum and the United States could orchestrate a very violent coup in order to steal that country’s oil. The media falsely claimed that Muammar Gaddafi was attacking his own people and that they needed protection. Never mind that eye witnesses to what was really happening on the ground at the claimed locations said that nothing of that sort was taking place and that the media was flat out lying. News services copied fake stories from each other and sold non-existent events as facts. The events in the movie, Wag the Dog, had more basis in reality than the news stories pushing the war on Libya. Former Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney went to Libya and saw what was going on and then traveled around the United States to try to educate the people, here, on the truth. Though the auditoriums presenting her were packed with people eager for facts, the news media refused to let their own audiences in the truth.
Something similar happened on the Friday of the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident when Adam Lanza’s mother was said to be a kindergarten teacher and the media reported that Lanza shot his father before going to the school. They also said the brother was arrested at the scene. Fake stories were copied from other false stories until the version of events that emerged that day left the whole country in confusion and wondering what really happened.
According to the experts in the Government of Venezuela, Article 231 of the Venezuelan Constitution allows Hugo Chavez to take the oath late and does not require him to attend the ceremony on the 10th to retain his position as President. A member of the opposition was provided with his own copy of the Venezuelan Constitution during a recent Assembly session or rather (according to the opposition) it was thrown at him. The opposition still doesn’t seem to have taken the time to read it.
On January 8th, the National Assembly erupted in a standing ovation after passing a measure affirming that Hugo Chavez could remain President and be away from the country for as long as necessary to deal with his illness. The Supreme Court plans to speak on this issue on January 9th.
The failure of Barack Obama to take a firm stand in support of Venezuela’s democratic election outcome in 2012 is a sign that Obama, himself, has qualms about democracy being the best form of government. Americans, themselves are wondering why Obama has turned the nation over to the Republicans and is nominating Republicans for cabinet posts when the Democrats won the 2012 election. There is an old quote from Winston Churchill that, “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others” ”
The citizens of Venezuela are planning to take to the streets on January 10th in support of their President Hugo Chavez. Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales and Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino of Ecuador have confirmed that they will also be present on the 10th in support of Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan people.
So, even if Mitt is searching for the right kind of bad food to feed Barack on January 19th, it may not help him if the United States follows the example of Venezuela and supports the result of the 2012 Presidential election, regardless of when and where the formality of the oath takes place.
Special Note: This article was inspired by the following Facebook post by Bob Witanek. “Could you imagine if Obama were to be sick for his own inauguration and had to be hospitalized – and Cuba and Venezuela were making noise that he would have to be deposed accordingly? What a joke!-”
Posted on January 19, 2013, in Government, politics, USA and tagged Barack Obama, Hugo Chávez, Los Angeles Times, Mitt Romney, Obama, United States, Venezuela. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.