"Romney: The misery of working people makes America great."


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I got the blog headline from this tweet:

tweet Romney thinks misery makes America great

Link to HuffPo piece.

Billionaire Mitt Romney described the "heroes in the homes of the nation":

"Single moms who are working two jobs so their kids can have the same kind of  kids [he meant "things"] other kids at school have. Dads who don't know what a weekend is, because they've taken on so many jobs to make sure they can keep the house. We're a patriotic people. The heart of America is good."

Gee, he's not out of touch at all, is he? It's hard to find too many major political figures who would say something so asinine, so insensitive, and so disconnected from everyday Americans.

But I managed to find one:

 From the official transcript:

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, but nevertheless, there's a certain comfort to know that the promises made will be kept by the government.


THE PRESIDENT: And so thank you for asking that. You don't have to worry.

MS. MORNIN: That's good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.

THE PRESIDENT: You work three jobs?

MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)

MS. MORNIN: Not much. Not much.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, hopefully, this will help you get you sleep to know that when we talk about Social Security, nothing changes.

MS. MORNIN: Okay, thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: That's great.

Arthur Delaney got it right. Republicans like Romney and Bush really believe that struggling, miserable Americans make this country great. 

Actually, those two poor excuses for political leaders are exceptionally miserable Americans, and they have not made this country great, but they have done what they can to make the rest of us struggle.