One of the biggest criticisms I heard leveled against Mitt R-Money during his campaign was that he had no personality of his own, and was little more than a political chameleon. Romney proved that recently, when he accused President Obama and his administration of failing low-income and minority Americans.
He made the accusations during a rally at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Thursday, standing with Senate candidate Mike Rounds. Rounds appears like he’s guaranteed to win next week, but Romney was there stomping for him, anyway.
While noting the record level of poverty and food stamp enrollments following the 2008 recession, Romney attacked Obama, saying that “He hasn’t helped the poor, hasn’t helped the minorities.”
How exactly does this math with Romney’s infamous 47% claim? Or his accusation that Obama won in 2012 as a result of what he called “gifts” that Obama promised young, minority, and low income voters — a claim he made while on conference call with top political donors:
With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift. Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.
I’ll save you the mental gymnastics: it doesn’t. But Republicans apparently have the collective memory of a potted plant and no problem processing this Mandelbrot set of fractal wrongness.
Romney, the consummate polymorphic political chameleon he is, focused the Thursday rally on attacking Obama’s policies, which he maintained were on the ballot. He also slammed Obama’s “less-than-competent management of the United States government” and accused Obama of “hesitancy and weakness abroad.”
Actually, the problem lies squarely at the feet of the do-nothing Republican Party. But, like I noted, the Republicans have the collective memory of a potted plant the political acumen of pot roast. What else can we expect from the party best summed up with “I’m not just stupid; I’m stupid and damn proud of it”?