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  •  Occam's Razor (21+ / 0-)

    Let's look at two possibilities:

    1) Mitt's a basically good guy - who has a medical condition that makes him appear to be lying.  And a short term memory loss that allows him to completely change positions/promises from one day to the next - though he's inherently honest, of course. And he has a mental condition that let's him completely ignore certain types of people, or blurt out callous things about them.

    or...

    2) He's a greedy, self-entitled asshole trying to hide his true nature until he gets elected.

    Hmmnn.  Maybe its the simple answer after all.

    •  Romney and Bush Bros--separated at birth? (10+ / 0-)

      I still find it a little odd that the multiple obvious similarities between W and Willard (both Harvard MBAs, both monumentally arrogant scions of political dynasties, and both fundamentally ignorant on foreign policy issues).  The sense of entitlement and the sense that there's them and The Help is an obvious attribute Willard shares w/ W and Jebby.  

      As Jim Hightower so famously said, GHWB was born on 3d base and thought he hit a triple.  His sons and Willard were born on home plate.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 07:34:09 PM PDT

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      •  Old money gauche (8+ / 0-)

        Been struck by many of those similarities, particularly striking given the differences.

        The amazing thing to me, above all, is the lack of social grace.  These guys had the money and opportunities and incentive to learn manners, to affect decency, however little they might actually be decent human beings.  Whatever can the excuse be?

        Romney, insulting his hosts' cookies, the NASCAR fans' clothes.  Insulting a host country's moment on the public stage, thinking someone actually wanted to hear him diss their Olympics.  Yucking it up about unemployment.

        And Bush, giving a foreign leader an univited shoulder massage, tht odd creepy habit of rubbing bald men's heads, handing out nicknames.

        And both men sharing that propensity for cruelty, both to animals and humans.

        With Bush, you could blame it on his laziness, his stupidity, maybe it was fetal alcohol syndrome, hell, what do you expect raised by such a mother? etc.

        But Romney is smart and hardworking.

        With Romney, you can blame it on weird social awkwardness, the dude just doesn't have people skills.  

        But W had people skills, a shrewd ability to size people up, as well as glad hand.

        Two dissimilar souls, in so many ways.  But so similar in those failings.  Is the common denominator simply, born entitled, and politically rightwing?

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