Friday, January 20, 2012

Mitt Romney is Successful
Or: If You Question Mitt Romney, You Question America


Wow. At first I was so relieved that the likely GOP candidate did not come from the lunatic wing of the party that I really didn't notice how genuinely terrible that guy is.

So, in this clip, Romney repeatedly tells us how "successful" he's been. (He also claims to have done it on his own because he (allegedly) didn't inherit any money from his parents. (I wonder whether he put himself through his elite grade schools and prep schools? And Harvard law and business school? Wonder whether his father had any business or political connections? Wonder whether that stuff counts? The thing about the truly rich is that they swim in such an ocean of advantage that they don't even notice it.).

But the most awesome part comes at about the 5:15 mark, where Romney, is trying to sleaze out of releasing his tax returns. At that point he informs us that folks who want to see those returns "want to make it more difficult for a campaign to be successful."

So let's make this perfectly clear: if you want to know whether or not someone is spinning and sleazing their way to victory/wealth, you are "trying to make it more difficult" for them to be "successful." An attempt to discover whether or not someone is playing by the rules is an attempt to stand in the way of their success.

Of course, this is a guy who thinks that only envy could drive people to question the amassing of obscene amounts of wealth, largely by helping (in effect) to convert manufacturing jobs into retail jobs.

And, as DougJ says: props to King for pushing Romney on this bullshit. The part where King notes that Romney's own father established the standard, and explained why releasing just a few years' worth isn't sufficient was gold. Romney's sleazy response was astonishing, even by his standards.


Blogger The Mystic said...

I dunno about you, but MY favorite part of all this garbage is how directly it contradicts the teachings of the holy book these hypocrites claim to follow.

But it provides for ceaseless opportunity to quote the Bible, and who doesn't love a good, applicable Bible quote?

Isaiah 3:14-15 - The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: It is you who have devoured the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor? Says the Lord God of hosts.

And of course, the obligatory Jesus quotes:

Matthew 6:24 - No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

Matthew 19:16-24 - Then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." The young man said to him, "I have kept all these; what do I still lack?" Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions. Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

God isn't going to be very happy with Mittens.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Damn, you are becoming a dangerous person with all that Bible-learnin' and whatnot.

12:09 PM  

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