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.
In a previous post, "UAW Charges Romney With Profiteering From Auto Bailout," Greg Palast's report that Romney secretly made millions, and his biggest donors billions, off the taxpayer funded auto bailout got some attention.
Palast had written about how Mitt and “Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment.” And the UAW and others listened.
Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers pointed out that Mitt Romney was busy writing op-eds opposing the Detroit auto rescue, but was even busier making money with his Delphi investor group “off the misfortunes of others.”
In the video below, you'll hear King's first hand account of how the UAW and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) “have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney’s so-called ‘blind’ trust.”
Here is Ed Schultz interviewing him on last night's "The Ed Show":
Greg Palast previously reported that Romney secretly made millions, and his biggest donors billions, off the taxpayer funded auto bailout. He wrote about how Mitt and “Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment.”
As Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers pointed out, Mitt Romney was busy writing op-eds opposing the Detroit auto rescue, but was even busier making money with his Delphi investor group "off the misfortunes of others."
Greg Palast now has a follow-up at Truthout:
[Mitt Romney] has just learned that tomorrow afternoon (November 1) he will be charged by the United Automobile Workers (UAW) and other public interest groups with violating the federal ethics in government law by improperly concealing his multi-million dollar windfall from the auto industry bailout.
King said that the UAW and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) "have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney's so-called 'blind' trust."
The UAW complaint calls for Romney to reveal exactly how much he made off Delphi -- and continues to make. The Singer syndicate, once in control of Delphi, eliminated every single UAW job --25,000-- and moved almost all auto parts production to Mexico and China where Delphi now employs 25,000 auto parts workers.
More details here.
This is the second impressive video in the past week or so from one of my favorites on Twitter, @liberalease. The other is "If you like having sex..." which is also must-see. Please share both, because the points she makes are absolutely dead-on.
"When I hear Ann Romney claim, 'I love women!' I say to myself, 'Really??' If you love women, why are you and your husband trying to set back the women's movement by 50 years? I don't think these people love women, I think these people love money, as long as it's in their pocket."
"You know what women Romney loves? Women who are working in factories, and living in subhuman conditions, and making low wages.... Because you know what? They improve his bottom line."
"Mitt Romney's about profit, no matter what the cost to human dignity... Cheap labor is what it's all about for Mitt Romney."
"If you care about equal pay, you will NOT vote for Mitt Romney."
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