It’s Funny Because He’s a Rich White Guy

Mitt in Michigan: “I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where the both of us were born. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.” [TPM]

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Even better, it comes on the heels of this gem:

Big businesses “know how to find ways to get through the tax code, save money by putting various things in the places where there are low-tax havens around the world for their businesses,” Romney said last night at a fundraising event in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota. “But small business is getting crushed.”

Let’s try that again, with a dash of self-awareness:

Big businessesMy friends and I know how to find ways to get through the tax code, save money by putting various things in the places where there are low-tax havens around the world for their our businesses,” Romney said last night at a fundraising event in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota. “But small business everyone else is getting crushed.”

I was wondering what we’d do for fun after the Akin story, um, petered out.

@mellbell: Reminds me of Dumbya’s “rich people don’t pay taxes” truth-telling whoops.

Birtherism? Really? This is how low you’ve sunk?

Remind me how many times Obama promoted the idea that 9/11 was an inside job? Oh, that’s right: zero.

What we’ve got in America has often been described as a two party democracy. That’s wrong. What we’ve got is a center-left political party on the one hand, and a lunatic asylum on the other.

@Serolf Divad: “Under Soviet communism, we had one bitter pill. In the United States, you have two placeboes.” – Dmitry Orlov

Buzzfeed:

A campaign aide told BuzzFeed, on condition of anonymity, that Romney did not plan the birth certificate joke in advance…

TPM:

“Look, it’s — I mean, it’s a light-hearted moment,” Sean Spicer, RNC communications director, said. “He was stating a fact.”

Romney’s sense of “humor” is his Achille’s Heel. Can’t wait until he challenges Obama to a ten-grand bet in a national debate.

@nojo: The most brilliant, charismatic, articulate president in years versus Romney.

BTW. Pretend it’s 2pm on a workday. A asks B if he’d care for a vogka tonique. B replies, “Isn’t it kind of early for cocktails? Not everyone’s Episcopalian.”

Do we get the joke?

I’d add my two-cents if it wouldn’t be a case of beating a dead horse.

@BobCens: “Mongo only pawn… in game of life.”

@Benedick: I almost ran a blurb from James Fallows yesterday, who praised Romney for his debating skills — it was laughable on its face, especially given the alternatives on stage. Romney has never faced a competent opponent, and his Faux Reagan impression won’t carry him far.

This was also supposed to be the summer where Mitt presented himself as Successful Businessman, which didn’t last long. As we near the moment where people start paying attention to the race, his campaign still lacks definition. At least McCain had a reputation to draw upon. (And then blow up spectacularly, but that’s another story.)

Romney doesn’t even get a Last Word convention. Whatever happens next week will quickly be forgotten when the Demrats take their turn — the last National Moment before things kick into gear will be Obama’s DNC speech, which will be yet another Grand Slam.

Empire State wounded apparently shot by police:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/25/nyregion/several-people-shot-one-fatally-outside-empire-state-building.html?

Apparently all that time the NYPD has spent playing spook in mosques and shaking down people for the unforgivable crime of “being brown while in NYC” has cut into marksmanship training time.

Odds that any of the “everybody should be armed at all times” pundits notices that *professionals* managed nine wounded by accident: zero.

@al2o3cr: The cops were eight feet away and sprayed bullets around the target? Were they drunk?

Tasteless, but so tempting. Where are the marriage documents Mitt isn’t showing us?

@Tommmcatt May Just Have Some MJ In His System As Well, So What?: I know, darling. I’m beginning to think that people around here don’t drink enough. Excepting Cyn.

Meskin anchor baby trumps kenyan mooslim baby

@Benedick: You knew I got the joke, darling. Since we’re now in the hell that can only come about when something has to be brought “up to code,” I could have started drinking by 11 AM and felt no guilt. Seriously, Dept of Ag wanted the hand sink in the basement winery brought up to code, plumbers and building inspectors come in, and now I’m looking at the possibility of having to install fire sprinklers throughout my house. And I do get the irony of being a Democrat with a small business that may be strangled before it starts by government regulation.

@Mistress Cynica: This is why I thank Gerd that though we are of Woodstock we are not in Woodstock. You might try offering them sex and/or illicit drugs or some kind of cobbler. Or get Mr Cyn to do it. Tell him that the threat of spanking can work wonders. Between the two of you you should be able to hit a nerve. When presented with a like problem these days I simply ask What would Tomcatt Do.

@Mistress Cynica: I feel your pain. Our condo complex thought we were just changing out the 1940s pipes from the street to the complex, and then learned we have to install fire sprinklers. WTF.

Oh, and with your small business…have y’all looked into Kickstarter yet?

@Serolf Divad:
“i think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. i think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends. i think they’re all insane”
~John Lennon

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