Mitt Romney will never be president of the United States, and after his incredibly clueless, insanely out-of-touch remarks to campaign donors explaining "why," we should all be endlessly grateful for that fact. The rest of the country saw through this man's lies, delusions, and selfish comments. Thank goodness.
Romney's latest is that President Obama won because of all the "gifts" he gave to minorities. These "gifts" included things like health care and education. Wow. If I didn't loathe him before, I sure as hell do now.
Let's run his remarks through a translator, shall we? See below:
You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity -- I mean, this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.
Translation: All those insanely poor people can now actually have medical care. Darn! I was kind of hoping they would all die and then the rich could really party. Also, I am KIND of a racist. Just a little. I just don't feel comfortable calling Hispanic people "people," so I would prefer to call them "illegals," which is not only politically incorrect, it's also borderline evil.
I’m very sorry that we didn’t win. I know that you expected to win, we expected to win, we were disappointed with the result, we hadn’t anticipated it, and it was very close, but close doesn’t count in this business.
Translation: Back when I was running, this many Electoral College votes was a "blow-out," but now that I'm not, let's just say it was "close." My followers are idiots. After all, they believed I was going to win when all the unbiased polls said otherwise.
Romney has proven over and over that he is a selfish, out-of-touch man. Having money doesn't bother me as long as the person also recognizes that they have it and what that means for them.
This whole notion that those of us on the left are "moochers" is laughable. We just believe in social safety nets so that people can have things like health care and education subsidized and possibly have all those opportunities Romney takes for granted when he says things like: "borrow money from your parents!"
It's one thing to be rich. It's another to be out of touch. The latter is dangerous in a president and I am so glad this man didn't win.
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program