GOPer doctors report that forthwith, Willard will be using a wheelchair for the rest of the campaign, having managed in less than two weeks to shoot himself in both feet.
In a strange turn of events, the high-priced proctologists who are on call 24/7 to minister to the Wild Guy, note that the affliction is somehow connected to the workings of Willard’s tongue.
For the foreseeable future, Willard has been order to cease and desist all tongue action except for the phrase, “what he said.”
Lyin’ R(ayn) was heard to exclaim as he drove out of sight, “order more ads in Wisconsin! All is lost!”
Willard for an allegedly smart man, is one stupid candidate. Joe Scarborough was calling for paper bags so that the GOP, himself included, might start wearing them. He is not far off.
Mr. Romney tells us exactly what he thinks of virtually half of us. We are “dependent on government and think of ourselves as victims”. Tax cuts mean nothing to us, because we “pay none”. We are a lost cause, we cannot be reached because “we will never take personal responsibility and care for our own lives.”As he put it, we “think we are entitled to health care and FOOD and housing.”
Thinking Republicans are once again hanging their heads.
Willard called a hasty press conference when he realized that the video had gone viral. He did NOT apologize of course, but did the usual–his remarks were “inartful” and “inelegant” but of course he nowhere explained what he “really” meant to say. Because of course, he said exactly what he meant to say.
And unlike most of the severely conservative (read nuts) who did see the wrongness of Willard’s foreign policy gaffe, the crazies are gonna “help” Willard with this one by saying, “right on, now yer talkin’ Mitt!” Yes, to them, Willard has finally told the truth.
Which is kinda interesting having just read a great piece by Frank Rich of his week or so deeply embedded in the Right-wing media. Embedded in Red points out that the crazies are much more despairing of their sad candidate than we realize. He is their “obligation” and one that they wish were otherwise.
First the idea that 47-48% of Americans pay no taxes if false. Anybody who CARES to know better, does
David Brooks called Willard, Thurston Howell Romney. If monies paid out to Americans in various forms such as Social Security, Pell grants, Medicaid, Medicare, VA veterans recipients, and so forth has grown over the last 50 years, and indeed it has, it has grown the LARGEST during Republican administrations.
It suggests that Romney doesn’t know much about the culture of America. Yes, the entitlement state has expanded, but America remains one of the hardest-working nations on earth. Americans work longer hours than just about anyone else. Americans believe in work more than almost any other people. Ninety-two percent say that hard work is the key to success, according to a 2009 Pew Research Survey.
Romney’s comments also reveal that he has lost any sense of the social compact. In 1987, during Ronald Reagan’s second term, 62 percent of Republicans believed that the government has a responsibility to help those who can’t help themselves. Now, according to the Pew Research Center, only 40 percent of Republicans believe that.
There is more of the same.
At the same fundraiser, Willard stated that the “Palestinians don’t want peace” and there is almost “no possibility of a two-state solution” and that he wouldn’t expect to do more than “kick the can down the road” and hope that somebody sometime “might do something”.
He went on to talk about Iran, calling them crazies who might sell “fissile material” to Hezbollah who might make a dirty bomb and plant it in Chicago, and “hold us hostage” to whatever they might want to do. Romney it appears has no clue that a dirty bomb doesn’t require fissile material.
He refers to President Obama’s foreign policy as naive, based on some belief in his magic charisma alone.
I’ve been watching political campaigns for a few years. Never have I seen anything as inept as this. Cynical, certainly. I have no doubt that Richard Nixon, Dick Cheney, and a host of others, Democrats included, have expressed thoughts akin the these or worse inside the safe environs of family and friends. But never have I witnessed a candidate so completely stupid as this one. To think you can speak before dozens? of people, CATERED by strangers, and not think that somebody might record your words? It’s unthinkable.
The Obama campaign has sought to paint Romney as a rich man who has no clue what it is like to live as a normal person. They were succeeding all too well with that meme. Romney has sealed the deal. This is what he really thinks about most of us who are not rich entrepreneurs like himself–we are just the takers. And we are takin’ his stuff and he is mighty mad. He wants to make sure you don’t take any more of his stuff. He doesn’t care what you do or how you do it, but leave his stuff alone.
That’s why he’s a total douche. He always was. He always will be.
- Scarborough: Why Romney’s in Trouble (drudge.com)
- Watch: Romney: ‘I’m Not Going to Worry About the Campaign’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Accumulation of Mitt Romney missteps prompts storm clouds over his candidacy (pennlive.com)