Mitt Romney spent yesterday reaching out to storm victims. He’s going to need quite a reach if he expects to touch the affected areas all the way from the swing states. Yesterday, Mitt tried to rebrand his campaign rallies
as “storm relief” events. The only relief they were interested in was relieving President Obama of a job. But while President Obama was coordinating a massive multi-state rescue and recovery effort, Mitt Romney was posing beside little stacks of soup cans and pancake mix. Mitt’s “relief” events were nothing but his same vitriolic rallies of angry conservatives, except now he’s telling them to bring some soup cans along with their anger.
Nobody has been more effusive in their praise
of Obama’s handling of the crisis than Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. President Obama will visit New Jersey today and tour damaged areas with Christie. Christie knows that if he’s in a bunch of news footage with Obama looking presidential, then Christie could look “next-presidential.” Christie said
he didn’t care if Mitt Romney came to New Jersey or not. But then, what can Mitt Romney say in New Jersey anyway? “Hey the trees here are all the right height... even if most of them seem to be lying on the ground.” The only thing Mitt would want to do in New Jersey right now is to punch Chris Christie in the nose... and Mitt is afraid to do that.
Mitt Romney is doubling down on his lies
about Chrysler moving jobs from Ohio to China. Mitt’s new ad says “Under President Obama, GM cut 15,000 American jobs, but they’re planning to double the number of cars built in China, which means 15,000 more jobs for China.” Mitt’s cynical campaign ad attacks the auto industry as much as it attacks Obama! Is Mitt angry at them for surviving and hurting his chances of getting elected with their robust recovery? Chrysler had to send an email out to all its workers reassuring them that their jobs are not being shipped to China. Don’t worry, folks! That’s just something Mitt Romney is saying—it won’t really happen unless he is President Mitt Romney. Chrysler said Mitt’s twisting of the truth “would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats.” At this point, Mitt is way past the circus acrobats. What he’s doing is more like what the elephant parade leaves behind.
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