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AdLib On March - 4 - 2013


Poor wealthy Mitt Romney. He was rich, he was white, he was willing to say anything to get elected (love them “cheesy grits”!), the Presidency was supposed to be his. What happened? Life is so unfair! He gave everything he had to win the election…except tax returns, principled stands, the truth, compassion and the same answer to the same questions. He paid a considerable sum for the reality he was living in, it was Grand Theft Ego to steal it away from him.

In case you missed it, here is an excerpt from Mitt Romney’s interview on Fox News Sunday…which aired this Sunday and thus the title of the show was verified as the one truth broadcast on Fox News each week:

ROMNEY: “I’ll look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done.”

People in Iran have actually expressed the opposite sentiment.

As to Romney’s poor performance in the election with minorities…

ROMNEY: “We weren’t effective in taking my message primarily to minority voters — to Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, other minorities. That was a real weakness. We did very well with the majority population but not with minority populations. And that was a failing. That was a real mistake.”

Now let’s unpack this fertilizer salesman’s suitcase. The man who attacked Rick Perry for expressing compassion towards Latino immigrants, who promoted self-deportation for dealing with them and declared that as President he wouldn’t worry about the poor because they had their safety net…wasn’t effective in taking his message to minority voters? Just like a white elitist born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he doesn’t even know when he has succeeded.

And the white man representing the virtually whites-only political party takes pride in the fact that he won the majority of the white vote? That was a huge surprise, especially to those who are surprised by water being wet…and mighty white of him to say.

In his interview, Romney also addressed his 47% remark by blaming those who heard it for hearing it and once again telling people that they can always take him at his word when he says that he doesn’t mean what he says.

Romney went on to say that he was shocked when he didn’t win the election because he believed up until the results came in from Ohio in favor of President Obama, that he was going to win the swing states in which the polling clearly showed Obama was ahead. He also said that if he was President, he would have successfully made a deal on the sequester, his Presidency would have taken advantage of this golden moment in history and everyone would have a car elevator…whether or not they had a house.

It appears that Romney has misinterpreted the Rove gimmick of turning your weakness into a strength, he seems to think that showing that he was delusional and out of touch with reality, doesn’t take responsibility for his words and actions, lies like a sociopathic rug and blames the people he attacked and insulted for feeling attacked and insulted…that he is turning these failings into reasons to be admired. “I’m greedy, a liar and clueless…just like your favorite sitcom characters so how ’bout clapping for me when I flash the “applause” sign?”

Ann Romney has instead encased herself in a very expensive Baccarat crystal cocoon of denial and claims that the liberal elite media is all to blame for her husband being greedy, a liar and clueless.

ANN ROMNEY: “I believe it was the media’s fault as well, in that he was not being given a fair shake, that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was.”

“I’m happy to blame the media.”

She’s so right, if only Mitt had more time to show people who he is, I mean he and the GOP only spent $1 billion dollars in promoting him as the next President and he was all over the media for only six whole years…but that’s just one week in Denialist Douchebag years. I would love to see a reality show based on Ann Romney’s version of what “A Fair Shake” is, no doubt it involves black people not being eligible to run for President and using 99% of Americans as obstacles for training Rafalca to jump.

The ingredient label of Mitt Romney’s interview might read like this:

  • Taking Responsibility for My Loss: 12%
  • Blaming the Media and Others for My Loss: 18%
  • Hating on Obama for Beating Me: 23%
  • Reminding America of My Failings and Why Electing Me Would Have Been A Huge Mistake: 47%

We really do need mandatory labeling on our politics. It would have been a good idea to put a freshness date on Mitt Romney in a place where he could see it (his overseas bank statements?) so that he could read it today and find out that his contents (however minimal they are) have expired.

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. Nirek says:

    Mitt is full of himself. Lots of sour grapes, too.

  2. agrippa says:

    Romney is not going into ‘retirement’ gracefully or otherwise. Neither has Gingrich; neither has McCain.
    He wants, at the very least, to be a major force in the GOP.

    He was not going to win the election; nor, was any other Republican on offer.
    Good sportsmanship does not apply to politics.

    • AdLib says:

      agrippa, just like the GOP buried Bush from view since he left, I think Romney will become another picture on a milk carton after this CPAC. It’s a forced retirement for Mitt with no golden parachute, just a torn one that will aid him in falling from visibility very fast.

      Like McCain, his post-loss nastiness only further damages the GOP and whatever remains of his tattered image.

      I’m fine with letting Mitt humiliate and tear down himself in public, it’s the least he deserves for being such a reprehensible person and just desserts for a liar who thought he could talk his way into the Presidency by manipulating “the little people”.

      • audadvnc says:

        It was in Washington DC that I first heard the term, “throw under the bus”.

        From Urban Dictionary: “to sacrifice some other person, usually one who is undeserving or at least vulnerable, to make personal gain.”

        Example: “He’d throw his mother under the bus if it’d mean he could beat the rap.”

        People like the Romneys aren’t used to being the recipients of such actions, I guess.

  3. Kalima says:

    Normally after a defeat like Mitt the Twit experienced last year, people would choose to disappear if they had manners, a good upbringing, or a touch of class, but the Romney’s just whine and bitch like jilted lovers. If they were half decent human beings, I might feel a tad sorry for them, but the Romney’s are just classless rich people like Euro trash I’ve had the misfortune to meet over the years. The only thing they have is money, and money can’t buy you class, it never could. Their tasteless interview was a huge embarrassment, however they will never realize this.

    A few days ago I linked to an article with the headline, “Nobody” Romney criticizes Obama’s actions on the sequester”. I thought that the “Nobody” Romney was just a perfect way to sum up what he didn’t achieve with all of his money, and basically who he was going into the election last year. Bitching and whining on tv in front of millions made them look like dogs licking their wounds in public. How gross and demeaning is that?

    Nicely done AdLib.

    “Ann Romney reflects on the election loss” By Ann Telnaes/The Washington Post


    • AdLib says:

      Thanks Kalima!

      Money and manners are not a package deal anymore, just the opposite. Vulgarity seems to be the face of wealth nowadays, from Mitt to Trump to the Koch Bros to Berlusconi to the Wall Street CEOs, there almost seems to be a kind of self-gratification in being an ass when you’re wealthy because it proves you’re superior. “The average American Worker Bee can’t be an ass whenever they want but I can because I’m superior!”

      Aren’t most of the Repubs “nobody” to most Americans? They don’t support most of the things most Americans support, they represent small gerrymandered districts that don’t reflect the majority of many states. They are so transparent at this point, they sure seem like they are all nobodies just serving the RW elite.

      Funny cartoon, my version would have Ann’s nose growing like Pinocchio’s.

      • Kalima says:

        Yes in my opinion, the majority of what is now a very disfunctional GOP, are “nobodies” with nowhere to go but down.

        Well they, whoever “they” are, always say that the rich are a different breed, especially the tacky “nouveau riche”. Class just doesn’t figure into it, they just become that more obnoxious the richer they become, and Mitt and Annie are near the bottom of the ladder if they are still whining about their inevitable loss last year. It shows his weakness and why this man should never have been in the WH. They are destroying themselves with these silly and petty interviews, and soon they will have to crawl back under the rock they came from. Nobody in their right mind would tag Romney for any important position in the GOP again, then again, who is still in their right mind in that sinking party?

  4. SallyT says:

    If Mitty honestly thought he was going to be elected President clear up to the election day, boy oh boy, are we lucky he isn’t President! This guy is delusional. He obviously surrounded himself with people that tell him only things he wants to hear or they are just as delusional as he is. Perhaps they are just not good at their jobs but Mitt being the guy who “loves to fire” people wasn’t smart enough to do that! I am sure that the Romneys have found people willing to fall all over them and their money and that has lead them to believe they are entitled to everything they set their little heart desires. This desire to occupy the White House should have just come to them in their thinking. People around them have enabled this thinking. This includes FOX News and their polling errors. But, it couldn’t be the Romney’s fault for not looking or listening to any other sources. (Keeping close to only those that agree with you is typical of Mormons. Except when they are out spreading the word on their missions that they know the truth and you don’t.)
    Naturally Ann has to blame the media because everyone around them know how perfect they are and the media wasn’t allowing everyone else to see this. Silly girl, everyone else saw too much of how you and Mitty are even without your tax returns.
    Going on FOX now and saying all this shows how important they think they still are and they have to let all the rest of us know how stupid they think we are. They have enough money to ride off into the sunset and never look back but where’s the fun in that unless we are chasing after them yelling, “We made a mistake! It should have been you!”
    Well, why don’t you two hold your breath until you hear that from us!

    • AdLib says:

      Sally, exactly, Romney confirms that he shouldn’t be President by displaying how terrible his judgment and perception of reality is! If he thought he was going to win DESPITE all the polls showing he was going to lose, it proves that he is ignorant and dimwitted and thus was unqualified to be President.

      I wouldn’t call Fox News’ polls in error, they were intentional propaganda intended to motivate Romney’s base. How should it be legal for a “news” channel to be an arm of a political party? In third world nations, maybe but in the US? There should be a law against it.

      All their money won’t change the fact that the Romneys will be synonymous forever with “failure”and they’re dream and entitlement about controlling the country is over forever…Mitt Romney, you will always be the candidate who failed and you will never be President.

      You know, I kinda like being able to pre-fire someone…

  5. choicelady says:

    I am totally sick of these deluded narcissists.

    We got the message. They sneer at us -- even those who work, pay taxes, serve their country. The fact we do that is IN ITSELF a source for their contempt. We heard that -- and we’re MORE than the 47%. We are the majority of AMERICANS, and he did NOT win “the majority” but lost because he glommed onto the MINORITY -- fearful white people.

    These people are despicable. They’re worse than W in their sense of entitlement, and I never thought I’d find anyone more boldly self serving than he.

    He is blaming his campaing OK -- because he’s blaming his STAFF not himself. These are the same people whose credit cards he cut off election night leaving them to get home on their own money.

    It was all summed up when he said, “I LOVE firing people who give me services.” That’s all of us. The ‘servers’ he despises, looks down on, and kicks in the gutter.

    Just shut up Romneys. You are NOT Americans -- you live in a tulle-lined fantasy world because you can. Take your money and move elsewhere. Or if you don’t -- just SHUT UP. We don’t want to hear it because we never again wish to hear from YOU.

    • AdLib says:

      Hey CL, that 47% speech was so nasty and all the Romney finger pointing at others for twisting it into something negative is a waste of breath. Sorry Mitt, we didn’t believe your bad lies during the campaign, no one’s going to buy them now.

      I said this during the campaign and I’ll say it again, Mitt Romney strikes me as having a below average intelligence. He seems so ignorant about how human beings think and what kind of BS even has a prayer of being believed.

      Basing an entire campaign on, “Who are you going to believe, your own eyes, ears and memories or what I say today?” is just plain stupid. There is no evidence of smarts in the Romney campaign that I could see and this latest public crying/lying jag is incredibly dumb. The public and media reaction is just what any of us would have predicted but not bonehead Mitt, I’ll bet he thought the dumb peons out there can be convinced of BS by superior him.

      I’ll take the opposite position, keep blathering on Romneys and remind most Americans of what elitist jerks you are and the GOP is. Hell, let’s get George W. out there too telling us how history will judge his presidency as remarkable! Bring out the Repub crazy for all to see and remember for 2014 and 2016!

      • choicelady says:

        I got a wonderful coffee mug at the Shakespeare festival in Ashland Oregon. It’s Shakespeare’s insults. One fits Mitt and Ann perfectly:

        “Highly fed and lowly taught.”
        All’s Well That Ends Well, Act ii, Sc.2

        That’s our Romneys!

  6. glenn says:

    Of course Ann is happy to blame the media.

    Certainly, she couldn’t blame the dysfunctional campaign her husband ran. Surely, she couldn’t blame the horrible policies her husband spouted (if we could ever figure out what those policies are/were). Positively, she couldn’t blame the fact that she and her husband looked down their noses at everyone who wasn’t like them. Absolutely, she couldn’t blame the fact that her husband lied through his teeth and then lied about his lying. Or, as AdLib said in another great article, “They are so deeply in denial, that they will deny they are denying anything and if the irony of this is pointed out to them, they will deny there’s any irony about them denying that they are denying their denials.” (Hope you don’t mind, AdLib, but I copied and pasted that line because it was so fitting for republicans/tpartiers.)

    Of course Ann is happy to blame the media. Blaming the media takes away all of the “personal responsibility” from her and her husband. I lived up to my personal responsibility and voted for President Obama; Ann and her husband need to start living up to theirs.

    • AdLib says:

      glenn, it’s truly humbling to be quoted from a previous article. 😳

      With that question to Ann, it’s like asking a five year old who ate all the cookies, “Do you want to blame the Cookie Monster for eating all the cookies?”

      When do such greedy people ever take responsibility for the failures that come from their own decisions and actions? Didn’t happen even when Wall Street destroyed the global economy, instead, they were being victimized by Obama because he told people what they did.

      Greedy people only see that getting things, including unfair tax loopholes and what they inherit, are what they deserve for their hard work in life (you try and shop at Barney’s after cocktails and a full gourmet lunch at Greengrass) while anything bad that happens to them is the result of someone victimizing them…because in their reality, they are only supposed to get what they want.

      Which makes the sight of them pounding their chests and moaning all these months later all the more satisfying.

      • glenn says:

        Oh AdLib, you got that right, their moaning and pounding their chests is soooo satisfying.

        What I will never understand, even if I live to be a million years old (I’m close but that not there yet), is why anyone cares about these two. They lost--let them moan and groan about what victims they are in private. And, as you said, they think they are only supposed to get what they want. It’s like the Stones song goes:

        “You can’t always get what you want
        You can’t always get what you want
        You can’t always get what you want
        But if you try sometimes you just might find
        You just might find
        You get what you need.”

        Both of the romneys got what they needed--a good takedown!And the country also got what we needed--President Obama!

        • AdLib says:

          glenn, I’ve got a song to add to the Romney Jukebox:

          Crippled Inside by John Lennon:

          You can shine your shoes and wear a suit
          You can comb your hair and look quite cute
          You can hide your face behind a smile
          One thing you can’t hide
          Is when you’re crippled inside
          You can wear a mask and paint your face
          You can call yourself the human race
          You can wear a collar and a tie
          One thing you can’t hide
          Is when you’re crippled inside

  7. kesmarn says:

    Ah, sweet schadenfreude. I know it’s naughty to see/hear Thurston and Lovie fuming and whining, and to smile about it, but I can’t help it.

    America. This country of ours just baffles me. We veer so incredibly close to the cliff sometimes, as with this near-miss with a Romney presidency. Sometimes we kinda go over the cliff — as with Nixon and Dubya.

    And yet, when the chips are down, we sober up. (Or at least have so far.)

    Then begins the phenomenon I’ve begun to call The Great Forgetting. Which goes along with The Grand Silence.

    Notice how quiet it got after Nixon bowed out? After Dubya took off in that helicopter (“na-na-na-na, hey, hey, good-bye”)? And now, after the election, with Romney?

    All three of them became “He Who Cannot Be Named.” The GOP can never, ever admit that they were wrong. But their substitution for that inability to own up to bad judgment is that the doofus in question is relegated to total obscurity and irrelevance forever.

    I think that’s what’s really killing Mittens (and Anntoinette). He’s toxic to even his own party now. He’s no longer welcome at the country club.

    And there’s nothing worse for a snob (or a pair of them) than being snubbed.

    • agrippa says:

      hear hear

      Romney is, like GWB and Nixon, in the category of “He who cannot be named.”

    • AdLib says:

      Right with you Kes, this is the kind of interview I was looking forward to during the election…though in my imagined version of this, an alien bursts our of its Ann Romney costume and accidentally breaks the Mitt Romney robot in a fit of uncontrollable anger.

      I don’t know that it was such a near miss with Romney. By all rights, the Repub challenger should have been ahead in the polls against a Dem President who had unemployment over 8%, a stagnant economy, record foreclosures, etc. I think it is precisely because Romney was so unacceptable, he never truly led in the polling. He lost by less that he would have had the economy been normal but I don’t think Americans would ever have elected him.

      I do think about that, how Republicans try to ignore that they can’t speak openly about any of the last four Republican Presidents except Reagan without engendering anger from the American people. I mean, they have to go back 30 years to brag on what they did in the WH, that’s pretty sad. And even then, they won’t discuss most of Reagan’s policies other than Trickle Down because he now looks too liberal for them.

      I do love that Bush popped up in the media just before the election and the Repubs criticized him for being visible at a time when they were trying to put a Republican back in the WH. And I love that Mitt insists on proving his irrelevance and incompetence as the Repub’s most recent leader.

      CPAC will probably be highly entertaining! I hear it’s being sponsored by Planters Mixed Nuts.

  8. Nirek says:

    But Mitt was “entitled” to the White House, damn it.
    This is kinda what I hear when he ans Ann speak.

    • AdLib says:

      Nirek, but she made it very clear in her Fox interview, she wasn’t upset that she and Mitt lost, she’s only upset for the people who wanted her and Mitt in the White House…all 1% of them.

      She is as poor a liar as Mitt and a just as bad of a person. She joined in with the lying, racism and deceit during the campaign, she pandered to “I love you women!” (that was just hysterically epic ploy) and today, she is just plain mean spirited and nasty as she blames everyone else for the fact that she and her husband are phony and offensive people.

      Not our fault, Ann, we just don’t like the odor of Rich White Trash.

  9. I for one am very glad that the Romneys will be relegated to the dustbin of US history. They did not deserve to win. They grossly underestimated the intelligence of most average Americans. Money neither makes one more intelligent or principled.

    I think it’s quite humorous to see the Romneys still in a daze about losing to an African American. I have little doubt that they just instinctively counted on a misconception that white people are superior. Whoops!

    • AdLib says:

      KT, putting the Romneys in the dustbin of US history is an insult to dustbins everywhere…but it had to be done.

      And let us not forget what Mitt’s main campaign tool was, lies, lies and even more blatant lies. I think that elitists like Romney can be so solipsistic, just have no clue that they live in a joint reality, that 99% of Americans have their own perceptions and eyes and ears and aren’t just extras in the movie of his life. He would wake up each morning and say, “Hmm, what should reality be today? I’m elite, I can just decide it for everyone!”

      And in the 1% and Romney chess game, white always beats black.

      Whoops indeed and checkmate!

      • audadvnc says:

        Creating reality is what those guys do. Remember Karl Rove’s quote?

        “…when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

        • AdLib says:

          audadvnc, yes, excellent reference, that is one of the sickest and most revealing quotes from the Bush years about how the RW Elite think.

          They have had so much wealth and power and feel so superior to all around them, such a delusional God Complex may be hardly surprising but it is a bit shocking to see it so openly expressed.

          Mitt and Ann are residents of the same delusional deified reality which explains their disbelief and shock at his loss. They’re supposed to create the reality the rest of us have to live, how is it possible for a reality they chose not to happen?

          I don’t think such delusional people can ever snap out of it, they’ll just retreat deeper into their denialism bubble and struggle to come up with one delusion after another to deny reality and bolster their feelings that by not getting everything they want, they have been victimized.

          Poor Romneys, having to be a permanent asterisk in history…as losers. All their money can’t buy their way out of that. Live with it forever Romneys, no matter what mansion you live in or yacht you sail on, you will always be seen as losers.

    • Nirek says:

      Spot on , KT!
      They are not “entitled” to the top office just because they are very rich.

  10. funksands says:

    Btw: “Baccarat crystal cocoon of denial” is awesome. 🙂

  11. funksands says:

    Poor Mitt. Poor Ann. It simply must KILL them to be on the outside looking in. All the other plutocrats simply lost their money last year. Mitt and Ann lost their time, their dignity, and their political juice to boot! This is tragedy on a Shakespearean level indeed.

    I am starting to get the sneaking suspicion that perhaps their staggering wealth isn’t to blame for their tone-deaf attitudes and platitudes.

    Maybe they’re both just inherently assholes.

    • AdLib says:

      Funk, it’s gotta be tough when you’ve had everything pretty much handed to you in your life (as the saying goes, “He was born on third base and thought he hit a triple”) and you had to finally work for something…and didn’t get it!

      “It’s a travesty! This is not supposed to happen! We’re the Romneys, we’re white, we’re rich, we inherited our elitist standing! Losing happens to other people! Like those who play sport!”

      As for they’re just being assholes, what tipped you off? When Ann declared about the Presidency “It’s our turn,” or when Mitt graciously accepted his loss by claiming Obama won because he gave away things to the moocher class?

    • AlphaBitch says:

      I hear there’s a sale on Rafalka at IKEA.

    • Nirek says:

      Funk, no disagreement here.

  12. Maryl says:

    I have often read, rarely if ever commented, so I thank you first of all for your good work. During the election season I build a folder of bookmarks about Romney that I could use when refuting the nonsense that he spouted. I thought I had closed that file forever and with relief. However, I am please today to add this post as the final, perfect entry for that file. You have just post The Last Word on Willard Mittens Romney. Amen.

    • AdLib says:

      Maryl, so pleased to have you here and thank you for your very kind words! There could hardly be a better honor than being the last word on Mitt Romney’s Flying Circus.

      The funny thing about refuting Romney is that you can use his own quotes from just a few years ago to refute so much of what he said recently.

      Wonder if he ever gets in arguments with himself and if so, does he always lose?

      Once again, great to see you on The Planet!

    • kesmarn says:

      Welcome to the commenting part of the Planet experience, Maryl. Hope to see/read more of your thoughts here.

      I love the way you expressed that: “The Last Word on Willard Mittens Romney.”

      May he and Dubya dwell in the Land of Obscurity forever!

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