The Mitt Just Got Real

"Poor people SUCK! Thanks, for asking."

George Soros is not only a wealthy man, but one of its most demonized. Fox News has been on a mission to depict him as the sugar daddy for every liberal and left-wing cause under the sun. Soros is worth an estimated $14 billion and has contributed millions to progressive groups like Move On.org, forever ensuring the wrath of Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda outlet.

Soros gave an interview where he speculated on the presidential election and concluded, “If it’s between Obama and Romney, there isn’t all that much difference except for the crowd that they bring with them.”

Which goes to show you can have more money than God and not be able to buy a clue.

There is a difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. One guy sometimes has trouble with the retail politics of connecting with human beings one-on-one. The other doesn’t even try.

However, thanks to a few moments with Soledad O’Brien, Romney did take the opportunity to show how human he is. In fact, it might have been the most human moment in Mitt Romney’s life.

In an interview with CNN Wednesday morning that should have been a Florida victory lap, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney made a fumble that could give rivals an attack ad sound bite.

Asked about his economic plan, Romney said repeatedly that he was not concerned with very poor Americans, but was focused instead on helping the middle class.

Romney explained that he was confident that food stamps, housing vouchers, Medicaid and other assistance would keep the poor afloat — he pledged to fix holes in that safety net “if it needs repair.” He repeated past statements that his main focus is the middle class because those people, in his opinion, have been hardest hit by the recession (President Obama also has focused many of his efforts on the middle class).

But Romney’s awkward phrasing could give fuel to critics who argue that he does not empathize with the poorest Americans.

I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Romney told CNN. “If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”

Host Soledad O’Brien pointed out that the very poor are probably struggling too.

“The challenge right now — we will hear from the Democrat party the plight of the poor,” Romney responded, after repeating that he would fix any holes in the safety net. “And there’s no question it’s not good being poor and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor . . . My focus is on middle income Americans … we have a very ample safety net and we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. but we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor.”

Just two weeks ago, Romney appeared to have shifted on the social safety net, saying in South Carolina, “I’m concerned about the poor in this country.” But on Wednesday, he took a different tack.

In any political campaign, he said, “you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich–that’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor–that’s not my focus. My focus is on middle-income Americans.”

And there you have it. Mitt being as real as real gets. Saying what he means and meaning what he says.

Could Mittens really be so dumb as to think saying something that cold and callous was actually going to work out well for him? When Mitt speaks off the cuff he says dumb things like “Corporations are people too” and making $10,000 bets with Rick Perry, but this came right after crushing Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary. Was Mittens sleep deprived when he went on Soledad O’ Brien’s morning show?

I doubt it. It’s likely, Mitt knows the Republican race is over and he felt relaxed to say exactly what was on his mind without fear. His original message was probably Mitt Tells the Poor to Eat Shit and Go Fuck Themselves. What the hell? It’s not as if the poor were going to vote for him.

It sounds exactly like Mitt Romney. Totally out of touch with the real world and cocky enough to tell a large point of the electorate to expect exactly jack if he’s elected.

There are an estimated 46 million Americans living in poverty.

For the Republican frontrunner to tell 46 million American he’s “not concerned” about them reveals beyond any doubt how disconnected Romney is from the harsh realities many Americans face every day simply to eat and find shelter.

Rich guys ROCK!

Apparently, if you’re poor you reside outside of the heart of America. Then again, who said Mittens had a heart?

Nice of him to hand the “Democrat” party a club to beat him up with from now until Election Day. He’s the gift that keeps giving to opposition researchers.

Back to George Soros, he was asked if he was one of “Lenin’s useful idiots.’

“Pardon?” a confused Soros responded.

The interviewer explained she wanted to know if due to Soros believing hedge fund billionaires might consider him a backstabbing betrayer when he says “I personally believe that when it comes to policy, you shouldn’t be pursuing self-interest, but the public interest. And I think that the income differentials are too wide and ought to be narrowed.”

Which is by raising taxes on the one percent as Obama wants to and Romney wants no part of.

Would that make Soros one of Lenin’s useful idiots?

“Well, I suppose so. I am a traitor to my class,” Soros said.

As it turns out there is doubt whether Lenin ever used the phrase “useful idiots.”

Whether he did or not, Romney is a useful idiot and he’s no traitor to his class. Despite his supposed “concern” for the middle class, there is little in his proposals to help them. In fact, it’s the wealthy who stand to benefit most if Mittens makes it to the White House.

Something that will not happen if even half of those 46 million Americans Romney cares less about turns out to vote against him in November.

Remember, this is the same Mitt that strapped the family dog to the top of a car for a 12-hour trip from Boston to Ontario, Canada.  If he’s that cruel to his own dog, why would he be kind to poor Americans?

Is it worth the risk to find out?

"No, I said CORPORATIONS are people, not poor losers like you."

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One response

  1. It’s very interesting that the perception being fostered in the media is that Amerika, and Amerikans, want and need a CEO as our President. Somehow, a country is like a company. Understandable, since the colonization of Amerika was by companies from England and Europe. However, it has only been since Reagan that the major emphasis in politics has been that the government is evil and the corporations are benevolent. When did the concept, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people”, metamorphasize into the government, “of the corporation, by the corporation and for the corporation”??? Shouldn’t government in Amerika be thought of as a “good thing”??? Isn’t it a substantial part of the foundation by which we all live together and support one an other?

    Mittmeister is running on a business ticket. Aren’t corrupt business practices of corporations responsible for our current economic dilemma, not to mention all of our past economic dilemmas??
    If one takes the Mittmeister’s premise to its logical conclusion, all Amerika really needs for Prez is an accountant with integrity….

    I want a leader, a statesman; a person with character, courage and integrity. I’m not interested in who the person sleeps with or how many millions of dollars he has amassed. I’m not sure how many slaves Washington impregnated, but I’ve met a lot of black people named Washington; and he’s considered to be a pretty good president; I think they call him the Father of our Country, in more ways than one. Thanks, Dad. And when it comes to $$$$$, have we ever had a poor President?

    Why don’t we have one of those Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Hamilton types in the running…? We got Rummey, Ging-rich, Apaulling, and Sanatorium…this doesn’t speak well for the evolution of Democracy…Which loser do I get to vote for???

    Hey, Amerika…which wallet will win???

    Not ours…

    NCE

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