A recap of the latest Republican lies, arrogance, and all around nonsense.
As Ann Romney might put it, it’s time for this one to be sent to the glue factory. One of the poster boys for term limits, Charles Grassley, who’s been in Congress for 31 years, attempted to insult President Obama a few days ago with this tweet:
“As Romney speaks notice he is smart enough to do so wo TelePrompTer unlike Obama”
Evidently, Grassley’s not smart enough to get his eyeglass prescription updated; as Steve Benen showed, Romney uses a teleprompter “all the time”:
It’s the only way his campaign manager can keep him from flip-flopping in the middle of a speech. Found this little gem on Crooks & Liars:
My question is, who are in the rows of unwilling participants; bussed-in inmates from the state penn, shackled to their chairs?
Ann Romney has spoken to “you people” again, this time to explain how ridiculous you are:
“…for people to think that we don’t have empathy just because we’re not suffering like they’re suffering is– is ridiculous. It’s– it’s ridiculous to think that you can’t have empathy for somebody that’s struggling.”
The Romneys have obviously instilled their brand of empathy in their sons as well. Tagg Romney left Mitt’s campaign temporarily, to fly home to Belmont, Ma. and empathize with his neighbors by opposing the building of a hospice in his neighborhood; a hospice – where people go to die comfortably – that wouldn’t have even been twice the square footage of Tagg’s house. The prodigal son explained how, if he knew dying people might be around, he wouldn’t have built his house in the neighborhood in the first place:
“I certainly would not have built my house if I thought there was a possibility of a hospice going there. The value of all our homes will decrease dramatically.”
According to Addicting Info:
And then something interesting was said,an ever so subtle threat by Tagg Romney to the Board. He suggested that as their property values declined, they would be forced to seek property tax relief on all of their property.
That’s empathy, Romney style. Mitt Romney on the other hand, working without a teleprompter, got himself all confused again. According to Think Progress:
This morning on NBC, Mitt Romney said that “there are a number of things that I like” about Obamacare and suggested he would retain: 1. The guarantee that insurance companies couldn’t discriminate against people with pre-exisiting conditions, and 2. The provision that allows young adults to stay on their parents plan.
Just hours later, his campaign quietly told a conservative website that he actually opposes those provisions of Obamacare:
In reference to how Romney would deal with those with preexisting conditions and young adults who want to remain on their parents’ plans, a Romney aide responded that there had been no change in Romney’s position and that “in a competitive environment, the marketplace will make available plans that include coverage for what there is demand for. He was not proposing a federal mandate to require insurance plans to offer those particular features.”
Of course he wasn’t.
Finally, on a lighter note, President Obama spoke to a crowd of roughly 11,000 in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday:
Mitt Rommney spoke to this group:
I have a great deal of empathy for him.