The Strange Awkward World of Mitt(wit) Romney

Is there any wonder that even most Republicans cannot identify with Mitt Romney? This child of wealth and privilege is so detached from the lifestyles of average working/middle class Americans that he appears to be some sort of strange space alien or one of those pod-hatched clones from the classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” film.

Remember how awkward it was when, while standing with a group of black children, he said “Who Let the Dogs Out”?

Watch back in 1994 as he was losing his U.S. Senate race against Ted Kennedy, when Romney awkwardly implies that a woman is avoiding him because she does not want to be seen while she “hasn’t got her makeup on yet”, when in fact, she does have her makeup on. (Skip to the 3:00 minute mark of the tape or just enjoy the whole awkward thing).

Haven’t had enough of Romney’s weirdness? Watch this.

But we digress. Let’s see the odd stuff Romney has been up to just this week.

You may have noticed that gasoline prices have been dropping steadily for the last few weeks. Apparently Mitt Romney is unaware of this situation. Just last month he said, “He (Obama) gets full credit or blame for what’s happened…to gasoline prices under his watch…” OK then. Romney dished out all kinds of blame while prices were rising, where’s President Obama’s credit while prices are falling? Mitt…Mitt… are you out there?

Yesterday Romney said, “I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back…My own view is that the auto companies needed to go through bankruptcy before government help, and frankly, that’s finally what the president did. He finally took them through bankruptcy.”

Umm, not so fast there Mitt. The American people are not so senile that there their memories have completely faded. Everybody remembers Romney’s now infamous 2008 op-ed in the New York Times with the headline “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”. In that column Romney argued that federal loans weren’t the answer to ailing automakers, and that companies struggling to stay afloat should enter a process that would allow them to “shed excess labor, pension and real estate costs.” Lending money to the automakers would be tantamount to destroying the industry, Romney wrote: “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.”

Guess what Mitt? The American automakers did get the bailout from Obama and the industry is now thriving. GM and Chrysler accepted federal loans amounting to $80 billion and without the large federal loan, the bankruptcy process would not have been possible since the government was the only entity with the capacity to lend such large sums. GM just announced record annual profits, and regained its position as the world’s largest automaker.

Mitt Romney is a weird awkward alien who hails from a weird awkward fantasy-land.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody. Please enjoy!

The Great Pretender song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1oJuwkXr0E

MITT IS THE GREAT PRETENDER

(sung to The Platters song “The Great Pretender”)

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Pretending that he is so swell
His needs are such; he pretends too much
The truth he simply cannot tell

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Romney’s true beliefs are unknown
Mitt plays the game; flip-flops without shame
With no firm beliefs of his own

He was pro-choice he had us all believe
But when he faced strife, he switched up to pro-life

Oh yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
His opinion changes by town
Mitt claims to be what he’s not; you see
He wears his deceit like a crown
Romney is a flip-flopping clown

In Mass., health reform was what he achieved
He now says he feels health reform needs repeal

Yes, Mitt’s the great pretender
Just switching positions around
Ol’ Mitt Romney is not what you see
He wears his deceit like a crown
Romney is a flip-flopping clown

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Posted on May 8, 2012, in Mitt Romney and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Gas-X

    A huge portion of our defense budget goes to sticking our noses into the Persian Gulf because that’s where our oil is, or rather it’s the oil that belongs to Big Oil shareholders (and they need money). Republicans won’t abide any regulation of Wall St. speculators (they also need money) because price bubbles are the magic of the free market: the price of oil rises and oil companies get the bright idea of looking for more oil. Of course they require non-free market tax subsidies because the oil business is a bit of a drag (hardly any money to be made!)

    So if you want cheap oil at the pump vote Republican.

  2. He does propose many of the things that happened before the fact.

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