Charles M. Blow, in response to Mitt Romney’s belief that the fact that he and Ann gave away their inheritance money is evidence that they built themselves up from nothing, and their successes can be attributed to hard work alone.
Man oh man, talk about entitlement, lack of self-awareness, lack of thankfulness.
I’m no longer confident in the basic goodness of his constitution.
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man.
So true. Romney had some respectable creds in his pocket (exs: Romneycare and the sustainability efforts in Massachusetts), and that gave me hope that while he, undoubtedly malleable, weak in principle, and ambitious to a disgusting fault, had at least some capacity to do some good, and compassion enough to extend health care and promote environmental equity. I believed that he was just trying to fake it til he made it in the super right. Now, it appears as if he’s made it, or it was never an act…
Ryan claims that he likes Rage’s sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don’t care for Paul Ryan’s soundorhis lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage.
I wonder what Ryan’s favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of “Fuck the Police”? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!
Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’snotraging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.
They were attempting to spell Romney (they still sorta did).
GOP pollster Jan van Lohuizen in a memo to Republican operatives, telling them that: one, you can’t legislate bigotry and call for small government at the same time without seeming like hypocritical fools, and two, their party will shrink and suffer if they remain stuck in their gross bigoted muck (okay, I’m paraphrasing and adding a little color to his original message… )