Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Randi Rhodes: Pants On Fire
Mitt Romney is now claiming that he deserves “a lot of credit” for saving the auto industry. Amazing! Mitt Romney is scared to death to say anything that might alienate a supporter, but he’s absolutely fearless when it comes to telling lies. Mitt said “I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy, and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet.” Mitt, you didn’t want the auto companies “back on their feet.” You wanted them on their knees. Mitt’s “managed bankruptcy” idea wasn’t meant to serve the auto companies. It was meant to serve them up on a platter for other vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney.
Then Mitt said “So, I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry has come back.” Wow! What chutzpah! Or as Michele Bachmann would say, “What choots-paw!” Mitt didn’t even say “I deserve a lot of credit.” No, he said “I’ll take a lot of credit...” There’s Mitt’s privileged, entitled attitude in a nutshell! It’s not “Please give me credit.” He knows he can’t ask, because he doesn’t deserve it! He just says “The credit is mine, and I will take it now. Have it packaged and delivered to my California mansion. On the double!”
The auto industry was saved by a bailout, which was nothing like the “managed bankruptcy” that Mitt was calling for. The bailout was a lifeline. A managed bankruptcy was a death sentence. If Mitt deserves any credit for saving the auto industry, it’s because his crazy call to “let Detroit go bankrupt” woke people up to the fact that something had to be done before Mitt got his way! The extent of Mitt Romney’s lying on this one is simply amazing. In terms of lying, Mitt has crossed the line from pathetic to pathological.
Rick Santorum finally endorsed Mitt Romney... in an email sent out to supporters... at 11pm... in the 13th paragraph of the email. Yeesh, Rick, why didn’t you just post it on MySpace... or Friendster, for that matter? Rick, this “endorsement” couldn’t have been more obscure if you had just posted it on a handbill that you put up on a few telephone poles and lampposts like somebody looking for a lost dog. Santorum didn’t say if he plans to campaign for Romney. I’m sure Rick will be campaigning for Mitt—just as soon as Rick conquers his gag reflex.
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Mitt Romney clearly finds it easier to take credit for saving Detroit than he does taking credit for his own tax returns...