Thursday, May 17, 2012
Woe Is Willard: Repudiating Ricketts Edition
It's happened again! Just when some good comes to Willard Mitt Romney — in today's case, a hefty fund raising report for April — something correspondingly awful occurs. The latest "awful" being that repugnant Republican proposal for anti-Obama super PAC ads.
Willard must not have been blocking reporters from his rope line this afternoon, because he had to officially recoil in horror from this document, which we cats expect the Southern Poverty Law Center soon will brand as created by a hate group. However, Romney being Romney, his comments were limp-wristed and effete; he "repudiated" when he should have been throwing up all over his questioners' shoes.
Yep, the proposal that bad. If we belonged to a prominent American minority — like, say, if we were Mormons — we'd be looking over our shoulders, wondering if we were next.
Try to read it, if you can. It's over the top and strange. It seeks to position the President of United States as the ultimate Other, but ironically it sounds as if it was written by someone who was from a different planet himself... someone who was just dropped here and who thought that Reverend Jeremiah Wright was still news. Sorry, Republican super PAC and TD Ameritrade billionaire Joe Ricketts, but that train left the station years ago.
Our only questions are these: Was this proposal ever real? Or was it a nefarious ruse to sow doubts about the President without actually running the ads? Where can we sign an online petition to boycott TD Ameritrade? And do we have to root for the White Sox now?