Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Always Love a Good Smackdown of Willard Romney

And you can find one here, courtesy of Charles Pierce. His piece on the farcical Republican multi-car crash/debate is classic. Money quote:

Here are the two things we learned about the actual frontrunners last night. First of all, Mitt Romney is still a smug, entitled prick. His regular-guy shtick has never been convincing, and it never will be, so he abandoned it entirely last night. If he wasn't whining, continuously, about how he wasn't being allowed to speak, he was letting loose with the kind of contemptuous snicker that you aim at the help when they fall down the stairs. (Remember in 2000, when pundits wouldn't shut up about Al Gore's alleged sighing? This was worse.) For some reason — and "utter, flop-sweaty desperation" is the first answer that leaps to mind — Perry decided to go after Romney on an old story from the Boston Globe in which it was reported that the Romneys had illegal immigrants doing yard work on the family manse back in Massachusetts. Romney parried the attacks ably with his usual mixture of condescension and contempt for the lower classes who dare question him. And then he proceeded to drop his hands, and stick his chin out.

First he said that, when he learned that the landscaping company had hired undocumented workers, Romney told Perry that he told the company, "You can't have any illegals working on our property. I'm running for office, for pete's sake, we can't have illegals."

Translation: "We don't hire illegals because it might hurt our campaign! Not because it's illegal or anything. I mean, do you really think rules apply to people like me?

What a tool.

(Hat tip: Balloon Juice)

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