He Is Who We Thought He Was

A plastic man with no soul and not much class.

The only thing worse than a loser is a whiner.  The only thing worse than either is a liar.   Mitt Romney is a whiny loser liar.

Liar?  Isn’t that a little strong?  Yes it is.  But it is correct.   When Romney went on Univision on September 19, it was following his disastrous “47 percent” remark and he was eager to plaster over the cracks in his carefully constructed facade.

“My campaign is about the 100 percent in America. … More people have fallen into poverty. More people, we just learned, have had to go onto food stamps. … This campaign is about helping people who need help, and right now, the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty.”

That sounds good.  That sounds like what anyone who wants to lead the greatest country on earth should be saying to move it forward.

But that was Made Up Mitt.  That was just him saying what he was told to say.  That wasn’t him saying what he actually thought.

Romney spoke to his top donors Tuesday and if the words of the titular head of the Republican Party mean anything, the “new direction” for Republicans looks exactly like the same old direction. Romney boasted that he was able to raise $900 million for his run, but since he didn’t take any questions, he didn’t have to explain why with nearly a billion bucks all that bought him was one battleground state and a stomping in the electoral college.

He had other things on his mind.

With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift. Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because, as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people.

You can imagine, for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it—getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity—I mean, this is huge. Likewise, with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition, with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.

“The president’s campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift — so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.”

The benefit of the doubt is no longer extended to anyone who traffics in the new conservative meme that people of color, women and the young only voted for the Black guy because they “want stuff.” It’s a patently false narrative that absolves the Republican presidential candidate and his party of the blame that is theirs for failing to make inroads with groups their policies have turned into adversaries.  Romney is still waging war against the part of America he believes is made up of “takers” not makers.

The suggestion that Blacks, Latinos, Asians and young people traded their votes for a bag of candy handed out by Obama is arrogant, insulting and wrong.   Romney isn’t a candidate for anything any longer and he never will be again.   He’s free to say whatever he wants to and apparently he is going to no matter how ungracious, tactless or boorish it is or how much it hurts  the Republican Party.

When you’re running for president you have hordes of press, a Secret Service details and thousands of people following you around.  When you lose, nobody cares anymore and the GOP doesn’t care about Romney.   He doesn’t have to offer any explanations.  Most Republicans just want him to go away.  He can keep his analysis of what went wrong to himself.   Save it for the book someone will ghost write for him that nobody will read.   People want to know the secrets of successful people.   Who needs to learn how to know how to lose and come off like a complete asshole?

If you’re running for president it isn’t smart to get caught on tape telling your wealthy supporters how much you don’t care about anyone who isn’t wealthy and supporting you.   If you’re running for president and you lose, it’s really dumb to go on tape again telling your wealthy supporters how much the niggers, wetbacks, bitches and punk kids screwed you.

President Obama was asked at his press conference if he had contacted Romney for a meeting at the White House.   The president said he hadn’t spoken to his rival yet.   When he does Obama should greet him with a firm handshake and a sincere smile.  He should walk Romney around the Oval Office and tell him he will never ever get any closer to any of it than he is right now.

Then he should tell Romney he’s got a country to run, give him a souvenir pen, tell him where to stick it and kick  his ass out.

Romney is irrelevant to American politics.  Let us speak of him no more.   How awful must it be to worth millions and and unable to buy even the smallest amount of class?

“You mean I spend almost a billion dollars to lose? Damn minorities.”

5 responses

  1. This piece points out one of the worst aspects of Mitt, his campaign, and the GOP backing him up. It isn’t just that they put this guy out there that would openly say that corporations were people publicly while privately saying he only cared about the fantastical 53% of Americans supporting him (which, actually, he’d narrowed down to 5-10% in his infamous leaked speech). Its that they ran a guy who did such a poor job of it.

    Oh, sure, perhaps being well-spoken isn’t that big of a deal for voters. After eight years with Bush 2, the GOP could run a howler monkey with Tourette’s syndrome who blasted methane out his ears whenever he used contraction as far as being well-spoken was concerned, and for that matter, Mitt was a good speaker. But his flip-flopping (as exampled in the article) made him look ridiculous. Nevertheless, the GOP backed this guy with almost a billun bucks. It showed a lack of respect for the intelligence of the electorate, not just red or blue, much in the same way McCain made a mockery of the ’08 election with the Wasilla Wonder.

    In short: Romney peed on everyone’s head and said that it was raining.

    1. Gad, I am laughing so hard I believe it is raining. A howler monkey with Tourette’s? The perfect definition of both the R’s of the GOP! Personally I always thought Romney selected Ryan so their initials could be RR (Rolls Royce for the uninformed).

    2. Your point is well-taken, Kevin. Mitt was a bizarre combination of polish and ineptness. I was listening to a recording of when Richard Nixon made his “I am not a crook” remarks and thought that there hasn’t been a presidential candidate since Tricky Dick who was so overt in his disdain for the handshaking and baby-kissing aspect of politics. Nixon hated people and so does Mitt Romney. I used to think he simply didn’t understand people unlike him. Now it should be obvious to everyone: Mitt hates minorities, unmarried women and pretty much anyone who isn’t White, wealthy and Mormon.

      There’s more like Mittens out there, but we’ll deal with them when they show themselves. This asshole is over and done. :?

  2. The eternal conundrum for politicians:

    Making the majority (those without) vote for measures that only benefit the minority (those with: including backers).
    Representing the majority (those who can’t afford to bankroll, but can vote) without losing the backing of the minority (cashcows).

    Once they figure out the campaign strategy they then have to deal with the fact voters aren’t as gullible or unintelligent as some would hope and possess memories longer than most would like.

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