Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Romney takes the credit

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Cognitive dissonance. Frankly, I suspect that's pretty much permanent in Republican brains, don't you think?

I commented on this yesterday, about Mitt Romney trying to take the credit for bailing out the U.S. auto industry, but Jon Stewart does such a great job with it here.

And, yeah, I suppose Romney will be taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden next, huh?

PS. Doonesbury had these quotes on its website this morning. I think they're pretty much self-explanatory:
"If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye."
-- Mitt Romney, 2008

"Bailout of enterprises that are in trouble, that's not the way to go. I know President Bush started it with the auto industry. I thought it was a mistake."
-- Mitt Romey, 2009

"I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy, and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So, I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry has come back."
-- Mitt Romney, 2012


Gregg Garthright said...

My favorite quote from this:

"I have the feeling that, if Obama had pulled the trigger to kill Osama Bin Laden, the republicans would be complaining that he was taking jobs away from hard-working Navy Seals"

That pretty much sums up the republican attitude towards Obama - in their eyes, he can truly do nothing right.

I don't know how Romney thinks he can get away with just out-and-out lying.

WCG said...

You don't, Gregg? Romney got the Republican nomination by out-and-out lying, so why would he expect it to stop working for him now?

He's got plenty of money for advertising - especially from those SuperPACs, which can take unlimited contributions from the rich and from corporations - and he's got Fox 'News' firmly behind him, too, to back up those lies.

And the mainstream media is terrified of seeming biased, so it's not as though he has to worry much about them. I think he might be underestimating the internet, but I understand why he thinks he can lie with impunity.