February 1, 2012

THE QUINTESSENTIAL KINSLEY GAFFE:

Romney on the safety net; anti-Romney media still unhinged (Jennifer Rubin, 2/01/12, Washington Post)

Fresh from his win in Florida and a thumping for Newt Gingrich (and his right-wing media shills), Mitt Romney uttered these words in an interview on CNN this morning, which once again have sent the perpetually aghast on the right and left into a tizzy:

Mitt Romney: "They want someone who they have confidence in. I believe I will be able to instill that confidence in the American people. By the way, I'm in this race, because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor; we have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling, and I'll continue to take that message across the nation."

That's a pitch perfect theme for the General: the rich don't need help from anyone, let alone government; the poor already get plenty of help from government; what's needed are programs that can help the middle class.  [That they also help the poor is a bonus.] 

Posted by at February 1, 2012 5:31 PM
  

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