A Smart Man Saying Smart Things

As we all know, Mitt Romney is a genius, so it's no surprise that his response to the President's State of the Union address is as wise as we've come to expect from one of the great thinkers of our day:

screen cap of Facebook post by Mitt Romney reading: 'True to form, the President in his State of the Union speech is more interested in politics than in leadership. More intent on winning elections than on winning progress, he ignores the fact that the country has elected a Congress that favors smaller government and lower taxes. Rather than bridging the gap between the parties, he makes 'bridge to nowhere' proposals. Disappointing. A missed opportunity to lead. His tax proposal is a maze of new taxes and complexities. The best way to lower the tax burden on all American families is straightforward: lower rates and simplify the tax code.'

A couple of things:

* "Politics" and "leadership" are not mutually exclusive, especially when one is the President of the United States.

* "More intent on winning elections." Oh, maybe you haven't heard, Mr. Romney, but President Obama won both of his elections.

"I have no more campaigns to run. I know 'cuz I won both of 'em."

The first time, President Obama beat John McCain. I can't remember who was the second dude he trounced, but, being the smart guy that he is, I'm sure Mitt Romney remembers.

* "Rather than bridging the gap between the parties." Literally, the President spent a huge chunk of his speech on trying to do precisely that. Which, by the time Republicans were being interviewed on cable news shows post-address, had already been reinterpreted to mean that the President had better capitulate to the GOP if he wants to end the gridlock.

* "He makes 'bridge to nowhere' proposals." Well, invoking one of your own party's most absurd failures is one way to criticize the President, I guess.

* "The best way to lower the tax burden blah blah fart." I really love this new Populist Romney, who believes that "all American families" need a lower tax burden. Cool theory, Mr. Millionaire.

This fucking guy.

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