Romney Just Doesn't Get It
Mitt Romney and how clueless he is when it comes to everyday Americans.
Romney Just Doesn't Get It
Has there ever been a worse Presidential candidate than Mitt Romney? Has there ever been a more out of touch, unsympathetic plutocrat?
Romney's comments to wealthy donors of his at a Boca Raton fundraiser last May once again reinforced the narrative that Montgomery Burns is a living and breathing human being.
“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 that 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...
“Our message of low taxes doesn’t connect...so my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the five to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful....”
Romney, who has never experienced a minute of struggle from the time that he entered into the world has put his inability to relate to us common folk on full display time and time again. There was the incident where he insulted a supporters home baked cookies, he challenged Rick Perry to a $10,000 bet (like it's chump change), and he reminded us that his wife drives a couple of cadillacs.
The comments in Florida four months ago aren't surprising, as a matter of fact it's sort of Romney taking it to the next level. The guy pretty much says word for word that he isn't worried about 47% of the nation.
Romney like most in his party really believes that we have become a country of “makers” and “takers”, that there is no such thing as people falling on hard times through no fault of their own and that a life on public assistance is somehow a goal that is to be desired.
While professional politicians in the GOP are backing away from Mitt as fast as they can because they need swing voters, (a huge chunk of which belongs to the 47% that Romney slammed to keep their jobs,) the talking imbeciles in the base are cheering Romney on.
The Holy Triumvirate of conservative clowns Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Donald Trump have all said in their own way that Romney should not back down from the comments, and that this is a discussion that the country needs to have. If you are unemployed and struggling to put food on your family's table, there can't be anything more galling than having three filthy rich windbags advising another windbag to continue to disparage you.
It makes me ponder what would happen if Mitt Romney were to somehow pull of the miraculous and get himself elected in November, what would the outcome be like for the truly less fortunate?
Would poor children go without nutrition because of Romney and his tag team partner Paul Ryan and their lustful desire to do away with food stamps? These are children who barely get a decent school lunch already again thanks to budget cuts mostly championed by the GOP.
Would the unemployed, people who have desperately been looking for work but have been stymied, not because of failed economic policies of President Obama, but by petulant obstruction on the part of John Boehner and Eric Cantor, be told no more unemployment checks? You now must feed your family through the kindness of strangers.
Remember the days of George W. Bush touting compassionate conservatism, that now seems like a million years ago.
Romney because of his insulated life spent in the lap of luxury doesn't get why the peasants sometimes needs assistance. That alone is a good enough reason to be disqualified from being leader of the free world.