Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Romney Talks Down to The Help


Mitt Romney attended a ~ $50,000-a-plate dinner in Mississippi last night. No, I'm not kidding. But the main course turned out to be his own foot on a platter when he used the "help" as an object lesson for why he is the better candidate than Barack Obama. Unbelievable!

What he did wrong:
A) You don't rudely point at people and objectify their existence.
B) He could have addressed the servers are voters, but instead talked over their heads and never mentioned the words "minimum wage."
C) Can't stop acting like Mitt Romney for even one day.

Quotes Via the Atlanta Journal Constitution
"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."
". . . 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."

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.

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