An Exploration of what Mitt Romney doesn’t get about “it”

Some random dude on the youtube.

Says the guy who predicted the Iraq War might cost $50B and the Bush Tax Cuts would erase the deficit…

NYT: Indiana Becomes ‘Right to Work
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/us/indiana-becomes-right-to-work-state.xml

“Seven years of evidence and experience ultimately demonstrated that Indiana did need a right to work law to capture jobs for which, despite our highly rated business climate, we are not currently being considered,” Mr. Daniels said in a statement that his office released after he signed the bill. He has indicated in the past that his views on the issue have evolved in recent years, in part because of the struggling national economy and the number of people out of work.

In his statement, he added: “This law won’t be a magic answer, but we’ll be far better off with it. I respect those who have objected, but they have alarmed themselves unnecessarily: no one’s wages will go down, no one’s benefits will be reduced and the right to organize and bargain collectively is untouched and intact.”

In case you weren’t aware, Mitch Daniels is a flat out liar.

Luckily for Mitt, the crumbling safety net isn’t a concern

Romney Hits Gingrich Conservative Credentials After Florida Win – Businessweek
http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-01/romney-hits-gingrich-conservative-credentials-after-florida-win.html

Romney, 64, pushed back today on questions about whether he is out of touch with ordinary people after remarking to CNN in an interview that “I’m not concerned about poor people.”

He told reporters aboard on his campaign plane that his comment had been taken out of context.

“No, no, no, no,” Romney protested when asked about his statement. “I’ve said throughout the campaign my focus, my concern, my energy is going to be devoted to helping middle- income people, all right?” He said poor people have an “ample safety net,” including Medicaid, housing vouchers, food stamps, and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

“If there are people that are falling through the cracks, I want to fix that. Wealthy people are doing fine. But my focus in the campaign is on middle-income people,” Romney said.

C’mere Willard, I want to tell you something you don’t understand and won’t believe when I tell you…people…pardon…Americans….fall through the cracks every day.  Every. Day. (part of this is caused by the pressure Wall Street creates for constantly higher returns…but you know that….well..one side of that)

You seem to have understood this while trying to act like a moderate in Massachusetts.   What happened? 

Does Mittens have a clue to what is even happening in this country?

Controlling women more important than screening them for cancer? Curious stance from a group supposedly trying to fight cancer

Susan G. Komen Foundation Bows to Pro-Life Bullying; Stops Contributing to Planned Parenthood
http://m.jezebel.com/5881057/susan-g-komen-foundation-bows-to-pro+life-bullying-stops-contributing-to-planned-parenthood

Karen Handel, who was endorsed by Sarah Palin during her unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia in 2010, has been the Foundation’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy since April 2011. During her gubernatorial candidacy, she ran on an anti-choice platform, vowing that if elected, she’d defund Planned Parenthood. Handel wrote on her campaign blog,

I will be a pro-life governor who will work tirelessly to promote a culture of life in Georgia…. I believe that each and every unborn child has inherent dignity, that every abortion is a tragedy, and that government has a role, along with the faith community, in encouraging women to choose life in even the most difficult of circumstances…. since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.

She even promised to eliminate funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings provided by the organization.

How curious! A person with what looks like a personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood joins the ranks of an organization that provides funding to Planned Parenthood, and soon, that organization “defunds” Planned Parenthood. But surely this couldn’t be about Handel’s personal feelings. According to Komen, this is about rule following. Protocol.

Romney reveals MO, get ready for a nasty summer

Romney claims victory in Florida, picks up delegates and new momentum – CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/01/politics/florida-primary-wire/index.html

“As has been said long ago, politics ain’t beanbags,” [Romney] said. “We’re battling to become the nominee. He’s going to do it the way he thinks is best. I’m going to do it the way I think is best. So far my process has given me a good start. I know we’re going to go on. But I’m feeling pretty good at this point.”

Negative ads accounted for 92% of political ads airing in Florida over the last week — a record rate for political campaigns, according to the Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks advertising content and spending.

So, in case you missed it, Romney has figured out that paying people to say bad things about his opponents…and we’re talking lots of people and lots of things…seems to work pretty good.  This is not a new thing, but I do think Mittens will take it to a different level.

He can’t best Obama on issues, so it’s going to have to be done with raw hate.

There’s a lot of that Romney can, and will, stir up, but it’s not going to beat the love train.