Here's some of what I've been reading/watching this morning about the garbagiest garbage campaign that ever garbaged...
Via Zeke at BuzzFeed, here is an extraordinary moment (staring at 3:46) from an interview an oddly pugnacious Ann Romney gave to Denver's Fox affiliate, in which she argues that people (particularly women) should support Romney because fuck all y'all he doesn't even need this stinking job!
Anchor: Right now in Colorado and nationally, the polls do show that President Obama seems to have some advantage with women voters. Here in Colorado, it's anywhere from 4 points to 8 or 10 points. What would you say to those women out there who are still on the fence and are wanting something more than just the economic argument?HOLY SHIT.
Ann Romney: Well, you know, I think [sigh] from, um, speaking from a perspective from a wife and a mother, um, and from, the things that I know that I care about, I want to know, um, what motivates the guy, the person, that I would be voting for, and I would say what motivates Mitt is that he cares. That, this is a guy that is, um, doesn't, um, obviously need to do this for a job! I mean, he honestly believes he can help many Americans by getting in there.
Don't you ungrateful serfs understand that Mitt Romney is independently wealthy and doesn't even NEED to be president?! Geez, he's doing it FOR YOU. Jerks.
In case you want to read what I'm assuming is Mitt Romney's "eloquent" version of how he doesn't think people are entitled to food, here is his op-ed for USA Today: "I'll Deliver Recovery, Not Dependency." HA HA GREAT TITLE!
In totally unrelated news lulz, Romney's father was on welfare.
Michael Barbaro in the NYT—A Mood of Gloom Afflicts the Romney Campaign: "A palpably gloomy and openly frustrated mood has begun to creep into Mr. Romney's campaign for president. ...[A] flustered adviser, describing the mood, said that the campaign was turning into a vulgar, unprintable phrase. Aides did little to hide their annoyance: on Monday night, a Romney aide cursed loudly as he tried to corral reporters into an impromptu news conference in Costa Mesa, Calif." LOL. Whooooooops your campaign!
Michael Falcone at ABC—Romney Tapes Give Way to the Not-So-Calm after the Storm: "This is easily the worst one-week period Mitt Romney's campaign has experienced so far in the general election." Double whoops!
Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman, and Anna Palmer at Politico—Mitt Romney Woes Jangle Republican Nerves: "If political campaigns have nine lives, nervous Republicans feel Mitt Romney has used up at least eight." That is an insult to cats. Cats Against Romney!
Greg Sargent in the WaPo—The Core Distortion Driving Romney's Entire Campaign: Mitt Romney "distorts Obama's entire argument by claiming Obama believes government is the only ingredient required to power the economy and that Obama wants government to take over American society entirely."
Marcy notes the timing of Republican criticisms of Mitt Romney relative to the Congressional Research Service report that obliterated the GOP's central economic fantasy of the last half century.
Joan wonders if Paul Ryan regrets his decision to be Romney's running mate.
Mary Matalin is still an asshole: "There are makers and takers, there are producers and there are parasites."
And finally! The Onion (a satirical paper/site)—Romney Apologizes to Nation's 150 Million 'Starving, Filthy Beggars':
"First and foremost, I would like to offer a heartfelt apology to all the whores, junkies, bums, and grime-covered derelicts out there who make up nearly half our nation," a visibly contrite and solemn Romney said outside a campaign stop at a local high school. "Let me assure you that I in no way meant to offend any of the putrid-smelling, barefoot masses out there. My campaign is not about dividing this nation, but about bringing all sides together—the rich, elegant members of the upper class, as well as the 47 percent who are covered in flies and eat directly from back-alley dumpsters."LOL! Of course, the real punchline is the pretense that Romney would ever apologize.
...The Romney campaign reportedly scrambled into damage-control mode after the video leaked Monday, issuing a statement late last night stating that the intended target of Romney's remarks was ingrained big-government largesse, not the "hordes of uneducated, loathsome scum who unfortunately populate this country."
..."I know just how hard it must be to get through a miserable, destitute life that is rife with crying babies whose shrieks consistently disrupt the affluent members of society who actually contribute something to this world," said the GOP candidate, adding that he wanted to make amends for his recent statements and reach out to what he called the country's "snaggle-toothed street people" and "hell-spawned savages."
There are probably some people who think that Onion piece is outrageously over-the-top. I would remind them that MITT ROMNEY THINKS PEOPLE ARE NOT ENTITLED TO FOOD.
Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.