Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Romney Performs Rich Man's Shrug

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It's tough being middle class in America right now. The waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room and offer us refreshments, they're not having a good year. The people of the middle class of America are really struggling. And they're struggling I think in a way because they're surprised because when they voted for Barack Obama...he promised them that things were going to get a heck a lot of better. He promised hope and change and they're still waiting.
~ Candidate Mitt Romney at a $50,000-a-plate dinner in Mississippi

"We’re accused, by the way — in our party — of being the party of the rich,” Romney told the crowd among the tinkling of glasses. “And it’s an awful moniker, because that’s just not true. We’re the party of people who want to get rich. And we’re also the party of people who want to care to help people from getting poor. We want to help the poor."
~ Via the Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion Ledger
Many of the 300-plus attending were among the wealthiest in the state, and sprinkled among them were some of the state’s powerful political figures, including Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
U.S. Reps. Alan Nunnelee and Gregg Harper also were in attendance during Monday night’s event that raised over $1.7 million — with ticket prices set at $2,500, $10,000 or $50,000.

The presidential hopeful charmed the crowd, provoking more than one ovation (they already were all standing).
There were men and women dressed in cocktail attire — sharp suits and black dresses — accompanied by the traditional seersucker suit look that seems to always make its way into any formal Southern event.
One woman showed her enthusiasm by her bright pink outfit.

And once the speeches were made and the last glass of wine put down, the club cleared quickly. Even with the celebratory mood in the room, by the time 7 p.m. hit, the party was over. It was time to go home.

Romney: Obama Has Let Down These Servants Who Bring Us Our Finger Food ~ Tone deaf to the max
~ Headline from Little Green Footballs

Romney to waiters at $50,000-a-plate fundraiser: "Obama has let down you ghastly peasant rubes most of all. Now bring our feast of ossifrage in aspic and abscond via the service chute, that we might be spared your hideous countenance"
~ Fark.com

What better time than a high-dollar country club fundraiser to defend against charges of plutocracy and express sympathy for the little people?
~ comment by Laura Clawson on Daily Kos

The human race called, said please get in touch.
~ comment by revbludge on Daily Kos

Yes, Mitt wants to be "a retroactive populist" and any other retro that might be of help.
~ comment by Gorette on Daily Kos

“Here’s a tip for you honey. Get yourself a better paying job so you don’t have to rely on tips to scrape by.” – The Mitt
~ comment by TaxPayer in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

This sounds so much like the Evangelical groups who preach that God wants you to be rich.
~ comment by Fly-On-The-Wall in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Maybe Romney could run for president of Amway.
~ comment by the cat in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

That Mitty quote is creepily Nixonian.
~ comment by The Raven on Atlantic Wire

If the GOP cared about the poor, they would not block every thing in the house, that alone is proof they do not care about the poor people in this country.
~ comment by J Mullis on ABC News

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