He wants one. And he will say or do anything to get it.
On Friday, he attacked President Obama for saying that the private sector was “doing fine.” Apparently 27 consecutive months of private sector job growth wasn’t enough for the Mitt-Bot 2012. He doesn’t seem to understand that creating jobs in the private sector is actually a good thing (if he only had a Bain).
Mittens not only criticized the president but he tried to Trump him with this brilliant bon mot:
“He [President Obama] wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
Let’s connect the dots, shall we? I was just in Boston at the Sexy Liberal Show (Love ya, Boston!) and, oddly, I saw no signs of support ANYWHERE for the former governor of the state. Romney has been elected to only one political office in his entire life (not for lack of trying) and that was to a single term as governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007. Yet his campaign doesn’t even pretend to be mounting any effort in the state he calls home (and by “home,” he means his son’s basement, where he remains registered to vote).
Why is Romney trying to be the first president since Woodrow Wilson to win the White House without carrying his own state? Hmmm … let’s think about this for a sec. BECAUSE THEY HATE HIM!! The people who know him best, the people he actually governed, wouldn’t take him back on a bet. Two months before he left office, he had an approval rating of 34% and a whopping disapproval rating of 65%! His last year “on the job,” he was out of the state for 212 days. Was he on economic missions to help Massachusetts? Nope, he was running around the country trash-talking his own state in order to win the 2008 GOP nomination as a born-again conservative. Classy.
And, oddly, his voters didn’t appreciate it. So now, on the strength of his record as a no-show government employee, he’s criticizing public sector workers who actually put in 40 or 50 or 60 hours a week – teachers, firefighters, police officers. He say’s they’re the real problem.
So what does he propose as the solution? Giving himself a government job.
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