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Massachusetts Liberal

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Thursday, November 15, 2012


Mitt Romney's best talent may be shoving his well-polished shoes deep into his mouth. You might call it a gift.

Just when I thought I wouldn't have the man who fueled this blog for years to kick around any more, Romney came through with the most graceless, tone-deaf utterance of a loser I have yet to hear, saying Barack Obama's triumph was based on "gifts" to African-Americans, Latinos and young people.

In a conference call with his fund-raisers, Romney offered what hopefully will be his last oration on Obama and the 47 percent:
"In each case, they were very generous in what they gave to those groups," Mr. Romney said, contrasting Mr. Obama's strategy to his own of "talking about big issues for the whole country: military strategy, foreign policy, a strong economy, creating jobs and so forth."
On what planet does this person live?
"With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift," Mr. Romney 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."
As for his own platform of a strong economy and creating jobs -- show me any substance he offered other than a foundation-less promise of 12 million jobs and tax cuts for the rich.

Romney's self-pity party is truly on par with Richard Nixon's "last press conference." Let's hope he's at least more honest than the Trickster.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always wondered about the 26 year old thing. Why not 30? My healthcare was directly negatively affected by the 26 year old eligibility. My company covered say 3000 people (workers,spouses,kids up to 21) and spent say 1,000,000. Then the coverage requirement was changed and they didn't add money so the same 1,000,000 now had to cover say 3600 people (now kids were covered till 26). Guess what they did, my co-pays went quite a bit higher. Obamacare didn't help me.

November 15, 2012 8:40 AM  

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