Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two Peas In An Elitist Pod

The United States of America may not survive. Campaigning in June against the (unsuccessful) effort to recall Governor Scott Walker, Representative Paul Ryan exclaimed "On Tuesday, we save Wisconsin.   On November 6th, Wisconsin saves America."

But Ann Romney, who believes "no one will move heaven and earth" (to help the country) more than her husband, knows that salvation lies not in party, but in man.    In a radio interview in March, she remarked of her husband "he's the only one who can save America."

This proved to be no gaffe, no slip of the tongue when in August she explained to Natalie Morales of Rock Center with Brian Williams

We have a reason why we're running and it's because I believe in my heart that Mitt is going to save America. That economically we are in such difficult times and that he is the person that's gonna pull us through this. And it's propelled me through the negative criticism. And I am stalwart and steadfast and positive and confident that still to this day Mitt is the person who's going to save America and he's gonna get us back on track.

August would have been reported as a bad month for Mrs. Romney, if the media had cared to pay attention.     Ann, ever the compassionate and caring soul, first told a Latino Coalition luncheon on August 29 “I spoke to women last night and I wanted women to understand how important this election is for their children."   Then it got a little ugly as she warned

You’d better really look at your future and figure out who’s going to be the guy that’s going to make it better for you and your children, and there is only one answer... It really is a message that would resonate well if they could just get past some of their biases that have been there from the Democratic machines that have made us look like we don’t care about this community.

You better do it, if you know what's good for you, the would-be Queen First Lady told a group of people she fears just cannot get past its prejudice.

It shouldn't be any surprise that her husband would express a similar disdain for Americans when he commented at the home of a fund-raiser in May

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.

No compassionate conservatism, there.  The candidate does not pretend that students, the elderly, or people down on their luck ought to vote for Republicans (though sadly, many do). Notwithstanding the candor expressed in a room of fellow multi-millionaires to fellow multi-millionaires, Mitt Romney has a lot in common with his wife.   They are people who really, really are not fond of people who are unlike them.   As then- New Jersey Republican Governor Tom Kean would have put it, "Mitt and Ann- Perfect Together."

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