Stupid Stuff Mitt Says

Who preps him?

But in his comments at a fundraiser Sunday evening with well-heeled donors (chief among them current GOP mega-moneyman Shelden Adelson) Romney promptly disabused anyone of the notion that he either fully appreciates, or is terribly concerned with the punishing realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a salute to Israel’s economic growth, Romney compared the GDP of his hosts to that of the Palestinian territories as though they were just any old neighboring countries. “As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he said.

Romney (who actually grossly overestimated Palestinian GDP) made no mention of the Israeli occupation, and its restrictions over Palestinian life as being perhaps somewhat determinative in the economic disparity he lauded as a sign of Israel’s success.

Just Wow [TPM]

7 comments:

3:24 pm • Monday • July 30, 2012

The best part was his praise of the Israeli healthcare system, which is without question one of the best in the world. They have benefits that we can only dream about here, and it costs them far less than what we pay.

Why is it again that we can’t just drop the age restriction on Medicare and allow people to pay for that coverage?

3:25 pm • Monday • July 30, 2012

I’m seriously starting to wonder if Mittens is fucktarded.

3:28 pm • Monday • July 30, 2012

@¡Andrew!:
No more than many CEOs or rich guys who live away from the plebes.

3:29 pm • Monday • July 30, 2012

@ManchuCandidate:

Providing additional examples does not change the diagnosis. See also “Bachmann is crazy” vs. the entire GOP House delegation.

3:49 pm • Monday • July 30, 2012

@ManchuCandidate: Even considering that, one wonders if he has the basic self-awareness to realize that the gaffes that erupt outta his mouth on a daily basis are so self-contradictory and illogical. He also could simply be a hopelessly craven @$$#01* that just says whatever he thinks his specific audience wants to hear. I’m not ruling it out.

8:57 pm • Monday • July 30, 2012

Don’t know much about history,
Don’t know much economy.
Don’t know much about keeping quiet,
Don’t know much about calming riots.
But I do know that I’m richer than you,
And I know that if you are rich, too,
What a wonderful world this would be.

Don’t care much about security,
Don’t know much geography.
Don’t know much about context,
Don’t care what taxes are for.
But I believe that one and one is three,
And if this one pays no taxes, too
What a wonderful world this would be.

I think I’ll be a smart leader,
But I’m just a pooper.
For maybe by being a bumbling asshole, baby,
I can win your vote for me.

3:35 am • Tuesday • July 31, 2012

@¡Andrew!: He has two audiences that he’s aware of: his financial peers and the Republican base. He’s hoping Republicans bought enough state governments to get him over the hump.

His comments about the Palestinians were beyond cruel. He doesn’t understand that anyone who’s not him has feelings, much less a desire to live. He can’t even imagine such a thing.

#Mittwit

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