Quiet and seemingly overcast this morning up here along California’s northern coast — so dense the air, I can’t hear a whimper of the Pacific just a mile or so away.
Usually there’s a muted roar coming from the west, but not now.
News comes from the mouth of assholes — the second-worse example is Leon Panetta’s bullshit claim Afghanistan’s Tailban is in its “last gasp” because of all those “insider” attacks — way-50-shades of The Dick‘sÂ 2005 proclamation Iraq’s insurgency was “in the last throes,” and we all know how wonderful that turned out.
(Illustration found here).
But way-of course the top worse example of asshole mouths came from the silver-spooned asshole, Mitt Romney.
In a private fund raiser last May, Mitt most likely ended his horrific run for the presidency — we so hope.
Yesterday, David CornÂ at Mother Jones released a video of the fund raiser, which carried some way shitty remarks:
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 whatâ€¦These are people who pay no income tax.
“[M]y job is is not to worry about those people.
I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
And this: Describing his family background, he quipped about his father, “Had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this.” Contending that he is a self-made millionaire who earned his own fortune, Romney insisted, “I have inherited nothing.” He remarked, “There is a perception, ‘Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.’ Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America.”
Pretty asshole-shitty, to say the least.
Not surprising, the MoJo piece lit a fire across the US media, online and elsewhere — a good sampling can be found this morning at Daily Kos.
During a half-assed, abbreviated press conference late last night, Mitt called for the full video to be released — want more, huh?
So this morning, Corn released released a second installment from the same fund raiser, this time Mitt assholes himself on foreign policy shit:
Romney spoke of “the Palestinians” as a united bloc of one mindset, and he said: “I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way.”
Romney was indicating he did not believe in the peace process and, as president, would aim to postpone significant action:
“[S]o what you do is, you say, you move things along the best way you can.
You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problemâ€¦and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”
If I were Iran, if I were Iranâ€”a crazed fanatic, I’d say let’s get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago or some other place, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we’ll just say, “Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we’re going to let off a dirty bomb.”
I mean this is where we haveâ€”where America could be held up and blackmailed by Iran, by the mullahs, by crazy people.
So we really don’t have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon.
Corn adds a coup de grace: Romney didn’t appear to understand that a dirty bombâ€”an explosive device that spreads radioactive substancesâ€”does not require fissile material from a nuclear weapons program. Such a bomb can be produced with, say, radioactive medical waste. If Iran’s nuclear program poses a threat, it is not because this project will yield a dirty bomb.
The press conference last night was typical Mitt — from Think Progress:
The former Massachusetts governor took just three questions, walking away when asked if his claims that almost half of Americans see themselves as â€œvictimsâ€ represent his â€œcore convictionsâ€ and what he believes.
Corn explained on MSNBC Monday evening, â€œThe fact that Mitt Romney has not challenged a word here shows you that this is what he said, this is what he said behind closed doors with a bunch of other millionaires he felt quite comfortable with.â€
Romney’s had two major f*ck-ups in less than a week (although the last one was four months ago) and the asshole still has six weeks to go.
The man is by-far the worst presidential contender in any kind of memory — he sure as shit doesn’t need to be anywhere around any kind of governmental job.
The maggot brain.