Fear and Loathing in Boca Raton


The thing which I find most disappointing in this President, is his attack of one America against another America — the division of America, based on those who have been successful.


There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the President no matter what. There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that the government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled — to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it. That’s an entitlement — the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this President no matter what.

In one moment, an attack on class warfare. In the next, an attack on the poorer half the country.

Watching the entire Boca Raton dinner-party video last night, that’s what struck us: Not the “47 percent” comment by itself, but the context of the comment. Two stock wingnut talking points, jammed together to reveal the truth:

Mitt Romney hates poor people.

Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser [Mother Jones]

A Romney version of Working Class Hero

As soon as you’re born they make you a king
By treating everyone around you like things
Till the ego is so big you feel you have wings
A 1% jackass is something to be

They spoil you at home and get a free ride at school
They treat you like a princeling and don’t care if you’re a fool
Till you’re so fucking psycho you’re above the rules
A 1% jackass is something to be

When they’ve spoiled and coddled you for twenty-odd years
Then they buy you a degree and give you a career
But you can’t really function as everyone sneers
A 1% jackass is something to be

Keep them stupid with religion and sport and TV
And you think you’re so clever and a leader and free
But you’re still fucking useless as far as I can see
A 1% jackass is something to be

There’s room at the top you’re telling suckers still
But first they must learn how to smile as they kill
If they want to be like you folks on the hill

A 1% jackass is something to be
If you want to be a jackass just act like Romney

This has been standard wingnut operating procedure for years. First you make horrible, nasty divisive comments pitting one group of Americans against the other, then you immediately pivot and declare that the Democrats are purposefully disrupting the harmonious balance of our great nation by playing the politics of division.

And the news media gobble it up. How many times have you seen a TV commentator quizzing a White House representative, asking him why the President is “such a divisive figure” implying that Obama’s policies are setting neighbor against neighbor, when the “divisiveness” is more likely due to the hysterical GOP noise machine declaring Obama a “socialist” and a Moslem who hates America 24/7. Remember Sarah Palin’s “real America” remark? Remember the quip about Nancy Pelosi’s “San Francisco values’? Or his fellow Republicans accusing Mitt Romney of being a “Massachusetts moderate?” When’s the last time a Democrat accused a Republican of being a “Semi-Literate Mississippi Redneck?”

Republicans always seem to get a pass when it comes to writing off whole regions of the country. Maybe that’s about to change. If so, it’s about fucking time.


This needs to be released immediately. Somebody get Billie Joe on the phone. :)

The lawyer in me has noticed that many of the scams suffered by this nation arise either in Boca Raton or Irvine CA.

@ManchuCandidate: More Marianne Faithfull than Winston O’Boogie, but outstanding my friend.

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