Monday’s Word

April 30, 2012

Mitt Romney waxing eloquent Friday at Otterbein University in Ohio:

“The impact of gathering facts, gathering information, learning about the reality behind the words, has proven to me, in the business sector, that facts are more important than words and that results are more important than words,” he said.
“So as you look at the campaign of 2012, you’re gonna hear a lot of words, but you’re going to have an opportunity to also look behind the words at the facts.”

Dude, you’re so full of male-cow droppings.

(Illustration found here).

In the same speech, nearly at the same time, Romney lashed out at the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus (via Think Progress):

Then there was the stimulus itself.
$787 billion of borrowing.
It could have been entirely focused on getting getting the private sector to buy capital equipment, for instance.
That puts people to work.
Or to hire people.
Instead, it primary protected people in the governmental sector, which is probably the sector that should have been shrinking.

Those students sitting in those seats most-surely went, WTF — he says look at the facts not the words just a second ago, then spins around and throws out shit that’s so ludicrous it cries for shame.
Does Mitt look beyond his own lips?
In fact, Otterbein College itself received a grant worth more than $80,000 for a federal work-study program in July 2009, from that self-same stimulus program — Federal Work Study provides need-based financial aid to students through compensation for hours worked at on- or off-campus jobs.
Some students do need to work to get through the financial side of college, didn’t you know that?

And then, as if there wasn’t enough shit piled up to the eyeballs, Romney also lowered the bar to himself, telling students to just ask their parents for money:

“He graduated from high school and he didn’t want to go to college,” Mr. Romney said.
“And he said to his dad, can I borrow some money, I want to start a business.”
His father was skeptical, but he loaned him $20,000.
“The only thing that would work for $20,000 was a sandwich shop, so he started making sandwiches,” Mr. Romney said.

Mr. Romney encouraged the students in the room to follow Mr. John’s path.
“Take, take a shot, go for it.
Take a risk.
Get the education.
Borrow money if you have to from your parents.
Start a business.”

Wham-bam, thank you ma’am.

And a final few words — did Rick Santorum sin in his heart for Lindsay Lohan?
From HuffPost:

Rick Santorum reportedly asked Lindsay Lohan to pose for a photo at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday — then denied it.
Lohan was sitting with Greta Van Susteren when Santorum approached, according to TMZ.
He reportedly asked Lohan to take a picture of him with Van Susteren, then snapped a photo of Lohan alone.

“I took a picture of a lot of people today,” a visibly uncomfortable Santorum says, as though he cannot remember what happened.

Words escape me now.

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