I’m back after slacking off for a week. Or jacking off. Whatever. The news can burn you out so sometimes I just like to ignore it for a while. And there’s something kind of fun about tuning out for a few days and then rejoining the world and getting caught up like a missed episode of WALKING DEAD or something. Strangely, as I’m finding out this morning, nothing has changed since last week except for maybe that Mitt Romney is now enjoying his third or fourth romance period with the Republican electorate.

Romney, like most conservatives, lacks the ability to be concerned about how he looks and sounds to other people. So when you watch a Republican debate and they’re booing gay soldiers or cheering the death of an uninsured person or yammering about anal sex or condoms or whatever and you ask yourself “Christ, do they have any idea what they look like?” the answer is yes, they do. They just don’t care. They hate everyone else so much, why should they? I hate credit card companies which is why I really don’t feel bad about all those pictures of my ass and penis I’ve mailed them over the years.

 “Worth an estimated $250 million, Romney has been accused of being out of touch with most Americans’ economic struggles and did himself no favors in Michigan on Friday when he said his wife drives “a couple of Cadillacs.”

“I’m not perfect. I just am who I am,” Romney said on “Fox News Sunday,” when asked about the comment, in a Rust Belt state where unemployment is high.

“We have a car that we have in California. And we got a car that we have back in Boston, where our other home is. That’s just the way it is,” the former private equity executive said.

“If people think there’s something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy. Because I’ve been extraordinarily successful, and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people.” – REUTERS

Actually, no, I don’t have a problem with someone being “successful” in America. I have a problem with “successful” people making decisions for the rest of us. Just because you got lucky and were born rich and then got luckier and got richer really doesn’t mean you understand complex social, political and military issues. For that matter it doesn’t mean you know crap about economics either. Romney sells shit, including himself. That’s about it.

And just an aside, Mittens, the “other guy” is Barack Obama. He’s the President. That’s pretty fucking successful. Apart from your stint as a governor you haven’t won an election since despite hurling unparalleled amounts of cash into the effort. And therein lies the basic worldview of someone like old Multiple Mitts: everything is for sale. The idea that money can’t buy some things is baffling to someone like him. M-Rom is fucking loaded. Running for President is a fun little fantasy he has the luxury of entertaining. And I suppose it must be nice to have nothing to do with your time except go on national TV and make an ass out of yourself.

Ultimately, however, the largest miscalculation the GOP is making is a fairly simple one: most people aren’t in the mood to celebrate wealthy people right now. They’re still laboring under the misconception that anti-bank, anti-corporate and anti-Wall Street sentiment is a strictly left wing phenomenon. And, a few years ago they might have been right. But, hey, being stuck in the past is what Conservatives are all about. That’s why their party is, like, so 2010.



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