Sweet Schadenfreude! Via.
Earlier Paddy posted a video of "Serial Loser Romney: We Lost Because Minorities Love ObamaCare". Here are more excerpts from that interview:
“I’m not gonna second guess what other people have to say. Look, I don’t look back, I look forward.”
Sound familiar? Mitt still can't seem to come up with an original thought. President Obama, 2009:
"On the other hand, I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards. … My orientation is going to be moving forward."
Ann Romney, "She-Lion":
"I'm like a she-lion when it comes to defending Mitt... " As opposed to a Cowardly Lion? Thank you for clarifying.
"People didn't really get to know Mitt for who he was." Yes, in fact we did, which is why he lost so badly.
"I believe it was the media's fault... I'm happy to blame the media." 'Nuff said.
"There's more bias in favor of the other side." Oh really?
And then she went on to say that the Obama campaign portrayed her husband unfairly.
"He truly cared about the American people." Tell that to the 47%, Latinos, African Americans, the poor and middle class, and family dogs everywhere.
"If Mitt were there, in the office, we would not be facing sequestration right now." We'd be facing irreversible economic disaster.
“Yeah, it was a very unfortunate statement that I made. It is not what I meant. I didn’t express myself as I wished I would have. You know, when you speak in private, you don’t spend as much time thinking about how something could be twisted and distorted and could come out wrong and be used."
"What I said is not what I believed."
“[T]here is no question that hurt and did real damage to my campaign.”
"Unfortunate" is an understatement. It was an utter fiasco that showed his true colors. And even when one speaks in private, not expecting the truth to be taped and revealed on a continuous national media loop, one should realize that one is still vulnerable to being outed as the insulated, ultra-wealthy, uncaring, insensitive ass that one is.
"What I said is not what I believed." Sure it was. It was precisely what you believed or you wouldn't have said it secretly to your wealthy donor buddies. Then there's that additional problem of your attitude and policies reflecting your own words, the ones that you believed.
Nothing was distorted, there was full context, and it did not come out "wrong," it came out exactly as Mitt intended.
"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring."
Many have gotten in the ring, and few have embarrassed themselves as badly the Romneys did and continue to do.