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Yep, Willard Is as Heinous as We All Thought He Was

by: lowkell

Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 19:44:53 PM EST


No, it wasn't just that Willard was in the heat of a campaign, or that somehow his 47% remarks were taken out of context, or any other possible excuse you can think of. The fact is, the guy's an ignoramus, sociopath, and - as Kos puts it - "as big a dick as always." Check out Willard's latest, from a conference call earlier today with - who else - his big money people, explaining why, in his view, he lost the election (hint: it's not because his party's bat**** crazy, that he was a horrible candidate, that he managed to turn off just about every Latino in the country, etc.).
In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the "old playbook" of wooing specific interest groups - "especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people," Mr. Romney explained - with targeted gifts and initiatives.

"In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups," Mr. Romney said.

"With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift," he said. "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. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008."

The president's health care plan, he added, was also a useful tool in mobilizing African-American and Hispanic voters...

Note how Willard slices and dices America, blames everyone but himself for his failings (of which there are too many to count!), and basically demeans anyone who was too stupid (you know that's what he's thinking) to vote for him? Yes, Willard is as heinous as we all thought he was. Thank god he didn't win the election.

P.S. Meanwhile, of course, the fact is that the "red states" (and "red" counties within blue states) overwhelmingly are net recipients (aka, "takers") of largesse from the "blue states" (and "blue" counties/cities within red states), which are overwhelmingly net donors (aka, "makers"). Fascinating how that works, huh? Anyway, have fun seceding (more teapublican lunacy - shocker!) and forgoing all that money you guys get from places like Northern Virginia, all you Romney-supporting, dead-ender teahadists out there!

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Unbelievable (4.00 / 3)
I wrote about the very same thing, but your post sure beats mine! These guys just don't get it.

Paul Ryan is just as bad: Ryan comments. "The surprise was some of the turnout... especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race," Ryan said in an television interview. Of course, we all are able to figure out Ryan's definition of "urban." You can read that "Black." The fact that Vermont, Iowa, indeed Ryan's own home town of Jamesville, Wisconsin, went for President Obama was conveniently thrown into the trash can where Ryan puts the truth.  


The "gifts" the very rich receive (4.00 / 1)
(and of which Mr. Romney himself takes endless advantage) are not, of course, "gifts." Nor are they "entitlements." Oil subsidies, Cayman Island accounts, bailouts, tax loopoholes, tax rates lower than those which secretaries pay, low capital gains tax rates, low-to-no inheritance/estate taxes, tax abatements or other inducements just to open a factory in some town, on and on and on... These are not to be compared to food stamps or Pell grants, or Medicare, or, well, you get the idea.

Moreover, do not think Mr. Romney is alone in his callousness or monumental hyposcrisy. It is an attitude endemic to his whole class (a few exceptions merely prove the rule). It is, IMO, a defining trait of the new, global corporate and financial elite. We may have dodged the bullet in this election, but never fear, they will be back, probably with a slightly more nuanced candidate.


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