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" -- Unknown

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Self-Inflicted Wounds; Romney Edition

One might recall that, over four years ago, Barack Obama was at a fundraiser and he spoke of bitter voters clinging to guns and religion. (The Right is still bitterly clinging to that soundbite.)

One might think that candidates would have taken home the message that every time they open their yaps, somebody is there with a smartphone or some other kind of recorder.

Mitt seems to be a slow learner.
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax. ... my job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
The point that Obama was not writing off the voters who were not for him, while Romney is emphatically declaring that he will write off voters who oppose him is one that others are discussing.

By now, you all should know of Romney's little bit of smirking when he talked about the diplomats who were killed in Libya. I don' think that is just an odd tic that Romney was exhibiting. I think that he was showing his internal reaction, which was close to glee over having something with which to attack Obama. Yes, he was happy that the diplomats had been brutally murdered, despite his words to the contrary.

If you don't want to watch this entire clip, go to 14:45:

Romney is nothing more than a better-speaking version of George W. Bush. Both men came from privileged families and have carried the delusion that they got to where they are today solely on their own merits. Both have zero empathy for anyone not of their class. Both show a form of sociopathic glee at the deaths of other people.

As for the newly arising point that Romney built Bain Capital with second-hand Federal money, money that had been skimmed from aid to El Salvador, well, I'll let you mull over that one.


Nangleator said...

Such horrible moochers that think they are entitled to FOOD!

Why, the orphans whose fat lubricates my gilded carriage's wheels are so lazy that the fat lasts only a few weeks. Such sloth pre-justifies my having murdered them for their bodily fluids!

The New York Crank said...

Agreed, Nangleator. We must suppress the greedy poor!

Crankily yours,
The NewYork Crank