Mitt High On Supplemental Oxygen

Mitt had a strong but dishonest performance.  He was high – not on sugar, coffee, 5 hour energy, or recreational drugs.  No, Mitt was high on supplemental oxygen.  I think he inhaled an entire canister before he went on.  And I did predict in a blog post several days before the debate that the winner would be the fittest, the one who had acclimated best to the high altitude.  Romney was positively euphoric for most of the debate, so much so that he just made stuff up, left stuff out and did darn well what he pleased…and he got away with it.

Here’s a sampling of some of Romney’s snide statements with my replies in italics.

“But our training programs right now, we’ve got 47 of them, housed in the federal government, reporting to eight different agencies.”

I find it hard to believe that Romney and not the President brought up the number 47.

“If I’m president, I’ll double them, and also get the — the oil from offshore and Alaska.”

Mitt left out domestic fracking and Iran.

“My — my number-one principal is, there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that: no tax cut that adds to the deficit.”

This is voodoo math.  What he means by tax cut for the mittle class is putting a cap on home mortgage and charitable deductions such that the middle class wind up paying more even with a lowered rate. And how will he pay for these cuts? Cut is the key word.  He’ll cut every social program you can imagine and anything do to with the arts.  To him, it’s just a business enterprise.  But he won’t touch the military and won’t get away with voucherizing medicare and raising the retirement age to 99 and in the end, just like Bush and Reagan before him, the deficit will balloon.

“”I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.”

Right.  Come on Mitt, Americans aren’t as dumb as you think…most of us anyway. Haven’t you been campaigning for the last 18 months on the idea of reducing taxes across the board by 20%?  You have.  In the words of the heckling Congressman Joe Wilson, “YOU LIE”.

“…my plan covers preexisting conditions…”

There you go again Mitt.  He didn’t mean that literally. What he meant is that the way he covers preexisting conditions is not to cover new ones.  

“Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS.”

Well, that’ll take a bite out of the deficit.  At 444 million, that’s a drop in the bucket.  This was an ideological attack, not an economic one.  Were it up to Mitt, he’d have one News outlet – Fox, which is not news, but bad entertainment. And how rude to insult the moderator’s place of employment like that.  Mitt  repeatedly disrespected Jim Lehrer and essentially promised to fire him, something Mitt enjoys doing – that and writing off half the country, even as he says he’s for the middle class.  

Just a couple other random thoughts:  Mitt’s highly oxygenated glare reminded me of the Iron Giant, which by the way is a terrific movie.  And finally, if I had to put a soundtrack to the debate, this would be the title song – The Birds Don’t Fly This High, which by the way is a terrific song, but slightly twisted.

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6 Responses

  1. I’m so glad that there are people like you who see things the way that I do. (big grin) You weren’t fooled for a moment!

  2. I sat on the edge of my seat only to sit back 2 minutes after it started. I was as bored as Obama with all the tax talk. I hope someone took a count on how many times the word “tax” was mentioned. I look forward to round 2, I have a feeling it will be much better.

  3. It was boring to be sure. The thing was zingerless. I too believe round 2 will be a much closer contest.

  4. Obama made a great point, but I didn’t hear it picked up anywhere. When Mitt was bragging about how he was able to pass his healthcare plan due to “everyone working together” Obama made a comment something like “your party let another group in that won’t agree to any thing”

  5. I didn’t hear it either, but it is worth repeating and certainly true of the new party of NO.

  6. Seriously…I hope he gets it in during round 2.

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