From: The Huffington Post
Mitt Romney and the Culture of Expediency
Mitt Romney’s duplicity is yet again in the news. This time the GOP Presidential hopeful’s flip-flopping is the subject of a new Democratic National Committee (DNC) web video, called “Mitt vs. Mitt.” The web video recounts Mitt’s “fight against himself”… “the story of two men trapped in one body.”
Here’s my take on this contradiction.
We live today in a culture of expediency. On one side of the culture of expediency we are overwhelmed by the complexities and stressors of contemporary social life, we yearn for simple solutions to a complex set of personal, social and economic problems that barrage us with too much information, too many due dates, and too many obligations. People who present “easy-to-understand” solutions attract our attention and perhaps our political support. On the other side of the culture of expediency, the same set of contemporary stressors compels us to take short cuts.
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