Romney to Founding Fathers: You didn’t build that

Speaking in front of a dazed and confused grassroots conservative crowd today, Mitt Romney waded into the usual rhetorical gumbo so favored by the right, saying that America was the best economy in the world because of our freedom, and he mentioned that good ole chestnut, ‘rights don’t come from government, they come from God-eh’! Now, elementary logic here: [Read more...]

Polls tighten, the race is on

There’ll be much relief and fanfare in wingnuttia this week. Polls showing Obama with a slight edge in critical swing states two weeks ago now show the race tied. It’s a reasonable inference this represents conservatives coming home for Ryan. That was the whole point in picking the granny starver. From here on out it’s We the People vs a mountain of conservative zillionaire cash, a pack of voter supression laws, and bald-faced breathtaking whoppers designed to trick the uninformed into voting against themselves and their families: [Read more...]

Bain to the soon to be ousourced: So long and xièxie for all the fish

If you work hard you will succeed. That’s been the clarion call for Mittens et al, often wielded against Obama in hope of stirring up working class resentment. But in the nit and grit of Ryan-Romney’s real America, coming soon to a community near you if they win in November, hard-working lifetime employees at an electronics factory have one last job before they hit the unemployment lines: training their Chinese replacements: [Read more...]

Romney praises Israeli healthcare

Mitt Romney hoped to recover from his London disaster by heading for the salvation of ye olde Israel. Where he paused in the midst of stirring up simmering conflicts to praise Israeli healthcare. Romney said in part, “Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent. .. You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more.” Gosh, how do the Israelis pull this healthcare miracle off? [Read more...]

Mitt Romney goes on overseas apology binge

There’s a certain amount of undeniable karma in this. For months Romney has been reanimating the “Obama apologizes for America” zombie abomination. Now, in the space of a few hours, on what was supposed to be some kind of foreign policy baptism by fire during peacetime, Romney finds himself apologizing profusely into every camera and mic he can find while on foreign soil: [Read more...]