Santorum: Romney is the 99%

It’s standard operating procedure in politics to try to paint one’s opponents in the most negative ways you possibly can, but sometimes those attempts are just laughable — like when Republicans try to paint Obama as a terrorist-loving appeaser. But now they’re turning those rhetorical big guns on one another. Did you know that Mitt Romney is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Rick Santorum does.

“Don’t worry, we’ll limit deductions for the top one percent. The top one percent. Hmm, where have I heard that?” Santorum said, via POLITICO’s Juana Summers. “We have a Republican running for president who is campaigning as an Occupy Wall Street adherant. What’s he going to do? He’s going to limit charitable deductions on the top 1 percent.”

Yes, he’s trying to paint Romney, one of the 300 or so richest men in the entire country, as a radical socialist out to soak the rich. You can’t make this shit up.

12 comments on this post.
  1. daved:

    Romney is not in the Forbes 400. He’s not even close. You have to be worth over a billion to be in the top 400 richest people in the country.

  2. nemothederv:

    They’re both 0% as far as I’m concerned.

  3. dingojack:

    So –
    Mr Frothy is admitting (since he’s the ‘non-Mittens’) that he’s one of the 1%?
    Out-of-touch, pointy-headed, college-loving elitist bastard!!
    Dingo
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    Really, do they run their speeches past someone before delivering them, or is this level of stupidity endemic in everyone associated with politics (especially in the US) nowadays?

  4. holytape:

    Tell me why we demand drug tests for athletes, but not for our politicians? This is starting to sound like a world salad by someone who’s been often hitting the pipe a little too hard.

    It’s either that, Santorum had been hitting the “hard pipe” a little too often, and now has an undiagnosed case of syphilis that is slow eating away his brain.

    Any which way it includes Santorum, pipe, suck and brain damage.

  5. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne:

    To be clear, though, Santorum isn’t claiming that Romney is in the 99%, just that he’s supporting the program of the 99%. It’s certainly not impossible for a rich man to take up the cause of fairness for the not-rich; witness, for example, Ted Kennedy and FDR.

    What Santorum’s really saying is that Romney is a traitor to his class. Which may be just as wrong as claiming that he’s
    “in the 99%”, but it’s a different accusation entirely.

  6. dingojack:

    Ohhh.. So Mr Frothy is admitting he’s a ‘brown-noser’ to the Bernie Madoff’s of this world.
    Well then, that’s completely different.
    @@
    Dingo
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    Again, does anyone at all ‘vet’ candidates comments? Or is it just a symptom of the generalised chronic stupidity in the world of politics?

  7. Akira MacKenzie:

    Riiiight… The same Romney who we have on tape Red Baiting an OWS activist by saying that he could find the economic policies he wants in China and Cuba. That Mitt Romney…

  8. dave:

    Tell me why we demand drug tests for athletes, but not for our politicians?

    Well, we drug test athletes for performance-enhancing drugs. The theory is that we want a level playing field. To drug test politicians under the same theory, we would have to admit that politicians are competing to say the most outrageous things.

  9. Scott Hanley:

    This may be an unforeseen side-effect of talk radio and Fox News. Conservatives has effectively trained their followers to believe absolutely anything they say, so the demagogues don’t even have to try anymore. They’ve become lazy and clumsy because there’s no need to invent more plausible attacks. It’s like a college team that only practices against the local junior high – their game has atrophied.

  10. timgueguen:

    Someone needs to organise Occupy Santorum’s Skull. It seems like there’s a lot of free space in there.

  11. uzza:

    Next: “Romney has been Nailing Hosts!!!”

  12. anfractuous:

    Ed: “You can’t make this shit up.” What? The Repubs have been making shit up by the manure spreader-full for years!

    *As any Michigan farmer knows, a manure spreader is a piece of farm equipment that mechanically, and with force, flings tons of shit around in all directions at once, and is propelled and directed by one man whose intention is to cover as much ground as possible with shit – which will grow bigger and juicier crops to feed the stock which they keep penned in the stock yard.

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