Remember Dan Senor, the man who was dead wrong about, well, everything when he was the Bush-Cheney head PR honcho in Iraq? Senor was so incredibly wrong and at such tragic cost that off course Mit Romney had to snatch him up for that foreign policy expertise! But the guy who’s been making economic forecasts and was involved in crafting the disastrous Mittastrophe plan now being panned makes Senor look like fucking Nostradamus. There’s more, oh so much more. His name is Kevin Hassert. And if you were a stock broker like me in the late 90s, that name would be synonymous with failure so massive it’s a punchline.
But you don’t have to take my word for it! Hassert has a well documented record of making economic, umm, predictions. He even has a review page up where readers can comment on his past predictions. Let’s see what some of them have to say:
I used the pages of this book to line the base of our two-month-old Rottweiler puppy’s cage. I was struck by the moisture and odor-absorbing power of its pages. These super-absorbent sheets really took to canine urine and feces.
They used to remind me of that Joe Piscopo SNL salesman character (you remember, the frenzied salesman, “WE MUST BE INSANE!!! OUR PRICES ARE SO LOW WE’LL GO OUT OF BUSINESS YESTERDAY!!!!”).
These authors should be permanently placed on your list of “people who have very clearly proven that they have absolutely, positively no idea what they’re talking about.”
It goes on and on like that. Brutal, harsh, critique of Hassert and his coauthor who were so deliriously spectacularly wrong they’re now famous for it. How wrong? Hassert coauthored a book titled “Dow 36,000!” published in late 2000.
I’m not making this up. Hassert, a demonstrated flim-flam artist and hack, is the guy running Mitt Romney’s economic fucking brain trust. This is the idiot who will be in charge of our collective and individual fiscal fate if Romney wins. And it’s not a fluke; Romney chose him.
What the hell is going on here? I understand the fringe right will do anything if they think it makes everyone else mad. But Romney is not an idiot — at least up to now I haven’t thought of him as such — so why in the world would he use that guy knowing what everyone knows about him? I’m honestly at a loss to explain it. It makes no sense whatsoever unless Romney really is a lot fucking dumber than we’ve been giving him credit for.