Self-awareness, lack thereof

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A USA Today editorial was published last week under the byline of Willard M. Romney, son of American Motors Corporation CEO, Michigan governor, GOP presidential candidate and Nixon-appointed HUD Secretary George Romney. The late George Romney’s privileged princeling, who went on to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars at Bain Capital, chose “entitlement” as his topic. Here’s an excerpt:

In less than a year, the American people will go to the polls and choose a new president. A matter of great moment is at stake in this election. The question we will decide is this: Will the United States be an Entitlement Society or an Opportunity Society?

In an Entitlement Society, government provides every citizen the same or similar rewards, regardless of education, effort and willingness to innovate, pioneer or take risk. In an Opportunity Society, free people living under a limited government choose whether or not to pursue education, engage in hard work, and pursue the passion of their ideas and dreams. If they succeed, they merit the rewards they are able to enjoy.

Hahahaha! All you dumb poors could be wearing Armani suits and clenching thousand dollar bills in your perfectly straight, white teeth too if you weren’t uneducated, shiftless, unimaginative pricks who think you’re “entitled” to shitty healthcare and a $1,100-a-month government check when you retire from a lifetime of backbreaking labor.

Your cruel wish to abolish tax code provisions like the carried interest loophole that allows Romney to pay a maximum of 15% taxes on his Bain Capital earnings rather than the heftier percentage paid by cops, teachers and firefighters is class warfare of the worst sort. Ungrateful peasants. 

But seriously, folks, it looks like the Republicans are going to nominate Richie Rich, so we’ll be treated to future lectures on “entitlement” from this entitled scion. It will be like a compulsory education on discretion by the Kardashians. Huzzah.

Posted by Betty Cracker on 12/27/11 at 07:24 AM • Permalink

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That reminds me of a woman I knew years ago who was a communist and had inherited great wealth. I think she thought that everyone should be rich like her.

Romney’s white. He wears a suit. He’s got an ‘R’ after his name. He makes president-noises. As a result, he has a floor of 50-60 million popular votes.

That’s the problem right, the problem with America, really, right there.

This is Romney’s big weakness—while “Romney the hypothetical candidate” is the perfect Republican moderate who can whip Obama, “Romney the actuality” is a tone-deaf, vaguely repugnant person whose obvious lack of any real principles makes even his fellow Republicans regard him rather… poorly.

I think he may have already committed his campaign sinking gaffe. Not releasing his tax returns. That just couldn’t look worse even to low-info older whites.

If Romney can’t carry a huge majority of that segment then hovering just above DXM’s floor is where he will find himself come November.

Not releasing his tax returns. That just couldn’t look worse even to low-info older whites.

Low-info older whites may be older, and low-info, but above all, they’re white.

I don’t think there’s any limit to the desire to get that awful Negro out of the White House. None. Not economic self-interest, not dynamiting your children’s future, or the future of the planet. None. Reason left the building with Elvis.

Next election is a census, pure and simple. How many of them are there?

I don’t think there’s any limit to the desire to get that awful Negro out of the White House. None.

Every poll taken of every teabagging group is evidence of that statement.

Next election is a census, pure and simple. How many of them are there?

That’s so well put.

Anecdotally, my father, who is an unreconstructed Chicago style racist, finds the whole R field reprehensible and will vote for Obama. Again. I think he mainly does what The Economist tells him to do.

My mom, who is an unreconstructed Bronx Irish-Catholic racist, will not vote for Obama (cause he’s ... you know, not doing a good job ... ahem), but may for the first time not vote at all, unless she is ultimately seduced by Mitten’s hair-do.

But my mother, who could be accurately described as progressive, will likely vote for the Republican as she has her entire life.

The nice thing about electoral politics is that it all makes perfect sense…

His father George seemed to be a decent man, how the hell did he raise such a lying scumbag like Willard?

To my everlasting bewilderment, I actually doubted the role racism played in the 2008 primary/election. I now realize that racism is alive and well in the USA. I guess the Teabaggers are the 2x4 that whapped me upside the head and got finally my full attention, though I must admit that RR played a pretty big role as well.

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