Tonight on Piers Morgan, Suze “personal finance expert” Orman was on talking about the economy and Romney’s “gaffe” about not caring about the poor. I’ll talk about that in a minute, but first I want to talk about what Morgan said about Romney.
He said that given how much money Romney reports on his taxes and his comments about the poor and middle class, that Romney is disconnected from normal people.
Oh sweet irony, I don’t think that Morgan has been looking at the President’s tax returns or the First Lady’s spending habits (especially, as my friend at Dirty Sex and Politics points out, her lingerie spending habits [18+ only please])
The Daily Mail is reporting that Michelle Obama spent $50,000 dollars in lingerie at a shopping spree last year at the Agent Provocateur shop on Madison Avenue. Oh my, where to go with this first.
But aside from ruining it [Agent Provocateur lingerie] for me FOREVER, it’s just the hypocrisy behind the O’s acting like they are one of us. They call out to the Occupy movements and say, “we feel your pain.” And the whole 99% yahoos actually believe the Obamas are some sort of champions for their cause! They’ve been camping out in the cold way too long.
Admittedly Obama did not make as much as Romney last year.
Obama also made his money (overall, not just last year) doing what exactly?
Romney was at the forefront of Bain Capital, whose investments were behind many household names of successful companies. Including some that would have gone bankrupt without his companies involvement.
Some of the most well known names are:
Burlington Coat Factory
Staple’s (which nearly went bankrupt before Bain’s involvement)
The Weather Channel
So whether Romney is “out of touch” or not…he’s clearly still a better manager than Obama.
And he’s no more “out of touch” than our current President and his pricey wife. (Spain trip, Martha’s Vineyard travel, Martha’s Vineyard, Africa trip). Not to mention the $18 million increase in cost for the failure of Michelle Obama’s LA school lunch plan.
Disconnect? On a governmental and a personal level the Obama’s are so much more disconnected than Romney.
Now, as for the Romney “gaffe”.
It was nothing of the sort.
Romney: I’m in the 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. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America. The 90, 95% of Americans who right now are struggling. I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.
HOST:[…] You just said, ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net.’ And I think there are a lot of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say, that sounds odd. Can you explain that?
ROMNEY:Well you have to finish the sentence. I said I’m not concerned with the very poor who have a safety net and if it has holes in it I will repair them. The challenge right now — we will hear from the Democrat party the plight of the poor. And there’s no question it’s not good being poor. And we have a safety net to help those that are very poor, but my campaign is focused is on middle-income Americans. My campaign — you can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich, that’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor, that’s not my focus. My focus is on middle income Americans—retirees living on Social Security, people who can’t find work, folks that have kids getting ready for college—these are the people most badly hurt by the Obama years.
Romney corrected the host once already for taking his quote out of context. Why should it surprise us that everyone and their dog has chosen to quote him out of context?
What he said was accurate and, more importantly, extremely intelligent and well-informed.
The Conservative New Ager wrote a brilliant post, related what Romney said to the same concepts that Aristotle believed in for government power and the ideas of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
It would be overkill for me to attempt to write another post about the topic when this one is so well written.