I have to admit that for a while I was worried. The worry slowly, very slowly, gave way to “cautious optimism”. And then, just the other day, the “cautious” left the stage of my id, and now I’m actually optimistic. Not much has changed but the overall collective attitude. People aren’t any smarter, the economy isn’t much better, my job still sucks and I’m not overly confident that my year-old dog is thoroughly housetrained.
But Mitt is definitely a contender for the coveted Sarah Palin Award.
The guy screws up, and then he just plain ol’ fucks up. I apologize for the crudity, but I am talking about Mitt, after all.
His response to his self was thoughtful (for him), and provides another smile for the devil.
Bad news, Mitt: People don’t like paying taxes, not even knee-jerk, bleeding-heart, ACLU card-carrying liberals such as myself. The best thing I can say about taxes –any tax- is that they are a necessary evil. But when I first heard the last line of the above quote I damn near giggled, thinking of Grover Norquist. Take that, you pissy little putz! The leader of your party, the boss, the CEO, said out loud, “I think people would like to be paying taxes."
The fly in my ointment of delight is the cynical reality that there are a whole bunch of people out there, who vote, that think this guy is the solution for what ails them. But hey, as the president himself said in reference to Mitt’s latest idiocy, people make mistakes. He once said that rural voters “get bitter” and “they cling to their guns or religion.” And then apologized. He didn’t try and massage it with nuance, he apologized. The president did not try and rationalize. And whereas Mitt is at best “inelegant”, Barack Obama is at the least articulate, eloquent, and is not just aware of the concept of context but also the consequences of out of context.
Which leads me to the epiphany that Mitt is, wholly, completely and unescapably out of context. Susan, the woman to whom I am a husband of, refers to Mitt as “tone deaf”.
-or, assaid, “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one”
-and what’s your net worth, Mitt? And how many did you unemploy to get that?
-good thing you didn’t get your way with the American auto industry, otherwise the poor dear would have had to make due with a pair of Lexus.
-couldn't have said it better himself
-we don’t need a president, we have one -- but this guy could be the arborist-in-chief
-Mitt! You’re in London! Save this for your trip to Paris!