Mitt Romney is clearly stinging from his “surprise” loss – which is understandable. But he’s rapidly becoming a detestable footnote. Rather than take the high road, Romney continues to blame his loss on everyone but himself or his junior varsity pollsters.
Not content to have already alienated 47% of America (or not smart enough to realize that he alienated them), Romney projectile-vomited this beauty during a conference call yesterday, where he alleged his loss was due to an Obama strategy of buying the underclass vote with government largess – “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.”
Gee whiz Mitt, how else are we gonna get 10 large? We can’t all win bets with Rick Perry.
Let’s assume that the irony of a Republican complaining about an opponent having more purchasing power is lost on Romney, and let’s pretend for a moment that Romney isn’t absurdly out of touch with the average human and becoming increasingly proficient at the art of buffoonery to the point that he’s starting to look like Donald Trump’s understudy. Even so, Romney’s treatment of regular people as unwashed masses is so patronizing, and his instinctive condescension is so prevalent in his conscience, that it’s a completely foreign concept for him to consider that the things he cites, rather than being vote bribes, are considered progress by clear thinking people – and precisely the types of things that voters look for when choosing a leader.
But, Mitt didn’t stop at sullying only the young, poor and African American communities. As he observed, “… 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.”
Yes Mitt, supporting programs that help people, tends to win support from those people. Just like all your pandering to white males about tax breaks; to chickenhawks about Benghazi; and to bible thumpers about your draconian views on abortion and gay marriage.
So, Mitt, try being a gracious loser. Stop being such a douche bag.