Saturday, July 14, 2012

What Matt Taibbi says

And yet the scary thing is, this guy has a shot:

Romney can’t even be mean with any honesty. Even when he’s pandering to viciousness, ignorance and racism, it comes across like a scaly calculation. A guy who feels like he has to take a dump on the N.A.A.C.P. in Houston in order to connect with frustrated white yahoos everywhere else is a guy who has absolutely no social instincts at all. Someone like Jesse Helms at least had a genuine emotional connection with his crazy-mean-stupid audiences. But Mitt Romney has to think his way to the lowest common denominator, which is somehow so much worse.

Most presidents have something under the hood – wit, warmth, approachability, something. Even the most liberal football fan could enjoy watching an NFL game with George Bush. And even a Klansman probably would have found some of LBJ’s jokes funny. The biggest office in the world requires someone who buzzes with enough personality to fill the job, and most of them have it.
But Romney doesn’t buzz with anything. His vision of humanity is just a million tons of meat floating around in a sea of base calculations. He’s like a teenager who stays up all night thinking of a way to impress the prom queen, and what he comes up with is kicking a kid in a wheelchair. Instincts like those are probably what made him a great leveraged buyout specialist, but in a public figure? Man, is he a disaster. It’s really incredible theater, watching the Republicans talk themselves into this guy.


Ebon Krieg said...

Each election it has become more and more obvious (or oblivious-end sentence here or continue after the right parenthetical) that this gradual change is all well and good, but there comes a point (mine was 1988) when you have to say, "I can't honestly vote in the duopoly sweepstakes anymore."
Romney has a chance only because Obama is doing what Democrats have been doing since 1968; fucking up.
Lets get this shit over with quick and be done with it. I believe Romney will better serve us that way because when it is time to remove the bandage, I am in the "rip it off quickly" camp.
I'm just saying, don't expect much more from Obama and his party of Dims than he and they have already given.

pansypoo said...

once a bully, always a bully.

Dancer said...

BECAUSE he is NOT REAL, folks...take a look at BICENTENNIAL MAN and then watch the walk and the eyes of the Romneybot when he performs...that said, well put, Matt!