Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mitt the Wimp


From the CBS Face the Nation Transcript 7-29-12
JAN CRAWFORD: . . . I wanted so I just got a copy of the Newsweek cover that's going to be hitting the newsstands tomorrow that calls you a wimp. Have you seen this?

MITT ROMNEY: No. They tried--

JAN CRAWFORD: Does that concern you? Is that fair?

MITT ROMNEY: They tried that in George Herbert Walker Bush. He was a pretty-- pretty great President and anything but.

JAN CRAWFORD: But it-- it did hurt him to some extent, that-- that narrative did. Are you worried about what the media is saying here in this-- this kind of storyline that gets out there, and how do you counter that?

MITT ROMNEY: If I-- if I worried about what the media said I-- I wouldn't get much sleep and I'm able to sleep pretty well.

JAN CRAWFORD: Has anyone ever called you a wimp before?

MITT ROMNEY: I don't recall that. No.

From Newsweek Article by Michael Tomasky
. . . In 1987, this magazine created a famous hubbub by labeling George H.W. Bush a “wimp” on its cover. “The Wimp Factor.” Huge stir. And not entirely fair—the guy had been an aviator in the war, the big war, the good war, and he was even shot down out over the Pacific, cockpit drenched in smoke and fumes, at an age (20) when in most states he couldn’t even legally drink a beer. In hindsight, Poppy looks like Dirty Harry Callahan compared with Romney, who spent his war (Vietnam) in—ready?—Paris. Where he learned ... French. Up to his eyeballs in deferments. Where Reagan saddled up a horse with the masculine name of El Alamein, Mitt saddles up something called Rafalca—except that he doesn’t even really do that, his wife does (dressage). And speaking of Ann—did you notice that she was the one driving the Jet Ski on their recent vacation, while Mitt rode on the back, hanging on, as Paul Begala put it to me last week, “like a helpless papoose”?

. . . Romney is the genuine article: a true wimp. Oh, there are some ways in which he’s not—a wimp lets himself get kicked around, and Romney doesn’t exactly do that. He sure didn’t during the primaries, when he strafed Rick Perry and carpet-bombed Rick Santorum (but note that they were both weaker than he).

In some respects, he’s more weenie than wimp—socially inept; at times awkwardy ingratiating, at other times mocking those “below” him, but almost always getting the situation a little wrong, and never in a sympathetic way. The evidence resonates across too many years to deny. What kind of teenager beats up on the misfit, sissy kid, pinning him down and violently cutting his hair with a pair of school scissors—the incident from Romney’s youth that The Washington Post famously reported (and Romney famously didn’t really deny) back in May?

. . . And what kind of presidential candidate whines about a few attacks and demands an apology when the going starts to get rough? And tries to sound tough by accusing the president who killed the world’s most-wanted villain of appeasement? That’s what they call overcompensation, and it’s a dead giveaway; it’s the “tell.” This guy is nervous—terrified—about looking weak. And ironically, being terrified of looking weak makes him look weaker still.

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Mitt the Wimp is spinning himself into oblivion.
Mitt the Twitt is spinning himself into oblivion.
Mitt the Draft Dodger is spinning himself into oblivion.
Mitt the Tax Dodger is spinning himself into oblivion.
Mitt the Cult is spinning himself into oblivion.
~ comment by moricone on The Hill Blog

Weird Idiot Mulls Presidency
Wild Immature Maniac Pounces
White Insane Massachusetts Panderer
~ comment by moose67 on Daily Kos

Wealthy Inbred Millionaire Plutocrat
~ comment by Scarce on Daily Kos

Woefully Inadequate Milquetoast Politician
~ comment by ZedMont on Daily Kos

Wildly Insecure Moneygrubbing Poltroon
~ comment by roadbear on Daily Kos

Where Is My Privilege
Or, White is my privilege
~ comment by Compost on the Weeds on Daily Kos

Wealth Is My Privilege
~ comment by Zack from the SFV on Daily Kos

And did you notice the top? "What triggers mass murderers?" Right above a picture of Romney looking like a foreign object is lodged in is azz. The villagers are pissed. This is what happens when you don't release your tax returns and run from the press. Best Newsweek campaign cover ever.
~ comment by fou on Daily Kos

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