Mitt Sees Our Black Prez as Drug Dealer, Getting Us Addicted to Benefits

From “Let Them Eat Crab Cake,” Maureen Dowd, NYT:

“He seemed to have bought into the warped canard that some conservatives inside and outside of Congress have pushed, that the president and Nancy Pelosi were nefariously hooking people on unemployment benefits so they’d get addicted and vote Democratic to keep the unemployment benefits flowing like crack.

“It’s literally rich:  Willard, born on third base and acting self-made, whining to the rich about what a great deal in life the poor have.

“We thought Romney was secretly pragmatic, but turns out that he’s secretly cruel, a social Darwinist just like his running mate.

“You’d assume that it would be hard now for Romney to resume bashing President Obama for demonizing and pandering on class warfare, with lines like he’s been using on the trail:  ‘he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups.’

“But, even as Mitt was spitefully demonizing and dividing in Boca, he remained cardboard-cutout un-self aware, musing:  ‘The thing which I find most disappointing about this president is his attack of one America against another America.’  This is the absolute height of cluelessness.



From “Devastating,” Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo:

“It’s rare when the impact of some gaffe or embarrassment or revelation isn’t overstated on first blush.  But this may just be that rare exception.  This tape strikes me as absolutely devastating.

“As for the tape itself, this is a fine distillation of the most rancid version of the libertarian conservative worldview.

“This is the caricature of Mitt Romney, who was born on 3rd base (in Ann Richards’ memorable phrase), thinks he hit a triple and thinks the broad middle class who’ve relied on government for student loans or social security or anything else are losers who can’t get their act together and take responsibility for themselves.  Only this tape says that caricature Mitt Romney is the real Mitt Romney.

“Big problem.”  Emphasis added.

Mitt Tops His Dad, Topples His Campaign

For his whole life in politics, Mitt has been terrified of making a mistake as bad as his father’s “brainwashing” comment from 1968.  Mitt hasn’t made a mistake as bad, he’s made one that’s worse.

I don’t see how Mitt survives his comments at a $50,000 a person fundraiser in Boca Raton in May, where he was unaware he was being recorded as he spoke to his fellow one percenters.  For once, he seems to speak with passion and conviction and from the heart:

“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. … My job is not to worry about those people.  I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Mitt should take personal responsibility for being such an appallingly awful candidate.  But I’m sure that for the rest of his life, he’ll blame the media or prejudice against Mormons or some other excuse that’s as phony as he is.

His epic disaster of a campaign will drag its fatally wounded self to the finish line over the next seven weeks, but it’s over.

Unless Obama announces at one of the debates that he really is a Kenyan Muslim Communist, Mitt is done.

Meanwhile Out at The Hamptons

Mittens was at a fundraiser today for $25,000 a person (that included a buffet lunch) at Ron Perelman’s estate in East Hampton (before his fundraiser at David Koch’s in Southampton for $75,000 a couple).  Attendees were interviewed as they waited to go through security at Perelman’s place, “The Creeks.”

From “Donors arrive at Hamptons fundraisers with advice for Mitt Romney,” Maeve Reston, L. A. Times:

“A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. ‘I don’t think the common person is getting it,‘ she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. ‘Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.’

“‘We’ve got the message,’ she added. ‘But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.'”  Emphasis added.

These people have the right to vote.  Can you imagine?

I think the “common person” is getting it just fine.  Those of us who have never set foot in the Hamptons, let alone have beach permits there, know that if Ron Perelman and the Koch Brothers are for Mitt, we should be against him.


When Is an Insult Not an Insult?

When is an insult not an insult?  When it’s a “gift.”  That’s what Mitt Romney called Hilary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney had never actually worked a day in her life.  Mitt said this at a $50,000 a person Palm Beach fundraiser at a private estate.  NBC reporter Garrett Haake heard Mitt because he was sitting on the sidewalk outside the event, which was held outdoors in a tent.

Ann Romney didn’t seem offended either.  She called it “my early birthday present” and said, “I loved it.”

So I think the Romney campaign needs to shut down the faux outrage machine.  Among their own (other very rich people), both Romneys felt comfortable saying how they really felt and high-fiving the crowd over their lucky break.

You think the Romneys would have learned from President Obama’s “clinging to their guns and religion” comment at a California fundraiser in 2008, that there is no such thing as a true private event any more.

If the Romneys revealed how cynical they are, the White House/Obama campaign revealed how craven they are when they fell all over themselves condemning Hilary Rosen.  Pretty pathetic all around.

Let’s get back to forced vaginal probes, people.