Romney Says He's 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor,' Stuns No One


Mitt Romney, most undeserving and unexcited winner of the Florida primary since at least 2004, was utterly bored out of his skull during his victory speech in Florida Tuesday, though he at least kept up the practice of being EVIL, my friend, and took the Evil Show to a post-results chat with CNN's Soledad O'Brien. There, he proceeded to terrify Soledad and the four other people watching CNN by saying how he really feels: "I'm not concerned about the very poor." This is the real, true, unabashed, unequivocal, undeniable "I like being able to fire people" moment we have all been waiting for (yet have also gotten several other times!!!!) After making it difficult for Soledad O'Brien to know what to say/not kill herself, Romney tried to soften the blow with more terrible rich-man mumbo jumbo, and had some bossy, condescending words for Soledad, too, because she is a woman liberal woman liberal.

The evil goes well beyond the first few lines, but, well, here those are:

I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there, if it needs repair I'll fix it.

But Mittbott, who is your tax plan best for again? And how do Republicans like Romney really feel about "safety nets," once they actually -- God forbid (God, are you listening? FORBID IT) -- get in office?

And the "very poor" aren't Americans? Romney goes on to say,

I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90 to 95 percent of Americans who are struggling, and I'll continue to take that message across the nation.

HEY I FOUND THIS MESSAGE ON THE STREET, it's kind of crumpled and wet and looks like it's been used by A LOT of other Republican candidates unsuccessfully this year and every four to eight years since the beginning of time, but it's mine now, effective immediately.

The numbers, when you really look at them, make this sound just diabolical. But then we've come to expect this. Romney's talking about 46.2 million people -- the number of people living below the poverty line in 2010 -- who apparently have this lovely net that somehow hopefully allegedly magically prevents them from DYING but also probably keeps them squarely under the poverty line FOREVER. Of course, Romney and most of these other guys would prefer that safety net wasn't there at all, so people could somehow just figure out how to survive on their own (incentive!), even though 90 to 95 percent of the country, along with that 6.7 percent, is also trying to figure out how to survive. Oh, is this trickle-down economics? Or is this just 312 million Americans (minus 3.12 million Americans) all living, striving, barely surviving together, as if inside one modest-sized Tyson chicken coop?

Anyway, apparently we've got a new slogan, thanks to this inspiring, breath-of-fresh-air revolutionary of a public figure. WE ARE THE 90 TO 95 PERCENT, SOMEWHERE IN THERE, YEAH. WHATEVER, THE POOR, DO YOUR THING, NICE NET. [The Atlantic Wire]


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