Skip to main content

[Also available in green]

What's it like for Mitt Romney to have to deal with someone like Harry Reid claiming that he heard from a Bain Capital investor that Romney didn't pay any income taxes for ten years in a row?  Steve M. tries to explain what it's kinda like.  

Y'know, it's a bit like saying that the current president is a secret Muslim socialist who lied about his U.S. birth and has a fake Social Security number and is secretly plotting to take away all privately owned guns if he's reelected, either before or after he finishes the job of deliberately destroying American capitalism. It's also a bit like saying that the previous Democratic president was a drug dealing serial murderer and rapist whose lesbian wife had her male lover killed when she wasn't hanging sex toys on the White House Christmas tree.

Also, too, Paula Jones!!  

But, of course, as even Steve M. acknowledges, Reid's charges aren't really anything like the kinds of crap the right slings at Democratic leaders every day of the week.  Let me try to give an illustration of my point.  

Mitt Romney isn't really a Mormon.  He's an atheist who only went along with his father's faith so he could duck the Vietnam draft.  He didn't actually try to convert anyone when he was in France either.  In reality, he spent all his time in Monte Carlo gambling and buying high-end hookers.  When his daddy found out what he was doing, he made him come home and marry his high school sweetheart.  Actually, he only made him marry her after the second time she got pregnant.  The first time, they got an abortion.  Then Romney started using some of the mafia connections he had made in Marseilles to import heroin.  By the time he became governor, they were flying it straight into a secret airport they set up in the Berkshires.  When one of the pilots started to talk, Romney had him killed.  

Now, if we started telling these stories to people, and a substantial percentage of the population started to actually believe  these stories, and if congressmen humored and even encouraged the people who believed these stories, and if media figures talked about these stories, and if Congress actually had hearings about some of these stories, then Mitt Romney would know what it's like to be treated like a Democrat.  

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

kos, Meteor Blades, skybluewater, Sharoney, sdf, RepackRider, claude, GainesT1958, Kitty, paradox, Ed in Montana, Doug in SF, JWC, Mimikatz, Sylv, vicki, Alma, TXdem, CathiefromCanada, raboof, Bill in Portland Maine, Chi, hannah, filkertom, True North, Brainwrap, Catsy, murphy, pbriggsiam, teacherken, MrHinkyDink, askew, daninoah, SaveDemocracy, Gooserock, TrueBlueMajority, NYmom, Dave the Wave, BigOkie, DebtorsPrison, Avila, superfly, Emerson, dengre, ctami, Shockwave, LynChi, donna in evanston, Wintermute, Bidabunch, Pondite, cotterperson, SanJoseLady, hyperstation, Stein, jdld, eeff, Mnemosyne, dsb, TX Unmuzzled, xynz, polecat, frisco, Bryce in Seattle, delver rootnose, brighton, musicsleuth, bumblebums, bookbear, hubcap, Creosote, mrCurmudgeon, Theodoric of York Medieval Liberal, Heart of the Rockies, JLFinch, Paulie200, alain2112, opinionated, Disgusted in St Louis, concernedamerican, Zinman, missLotus, TracieLynn, EricS, CanadaGoose, cskendrick, parker parrot, mmacdDE, wonkydonkey, annrose, nyceve, susakinovember, SoCalJayhawk, ask, Ad Absurdum, CoolOnion, highacidity, KMc, liberaldregs, retrograde, gakke, mrblifil, RobLewis, Aquarius40, taonow, sgilman, Clues, zaimokoya, limae, MJB, itskevin, Rona, evelette, JIffyboy, semiot, ctsteve, kitebro, rioduran, Iberian, griz4u, Cedwyn, artebella, Alna Dem, CoConut, dksbook, revsue, lulusbackintown, Lilyvt, Texknight, tomephil, EntrWriter, kharma, tidalwave1, dejavu, Getreal1246, psnyder, Nag, sockpuppet, TexDem, Kamakhya, Miss Jones, pat bunny, Tracker, elmo, agincour, Hawksana, JimWilson, laughingriver, mnguitar, LiberalBadger, homo neurotic, Steven Payne, rlharry, Timbuk3, riverlover, Dood Abides, Sophie Amrain, frostieb, DMiller, Matt Esler, zerelda, ybruti, Sembtex, Curt Matlock, KellyB, randallt, bobnbob, Hillbilly Dem, parryander, Man Eegee, tomjones, dnta, Mosquito Pilot, Steven D, jcrit, Albanius, Emmy, boran2, Sybil Liberty, bibble, Frank Vyan Walton, decitect, TexH, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, weelzup, rapala, vcmvo2, Skennet Boch, drofx, ExStr8, kbman, maybeeso in michigan, ZZZzzz, 3goldens, SisTwo, Harkov311, jrooth, Ckntfld, Unit Zero, Seldom Seen, revbludge, SherwoodB, tRueffert, sc kitty, Jersey Girl, Alice Venturi, kamarvt, one of 8, kitchen sink think tank, kefauver, citizenx, basquebob, llywrch, myeye, Kdoug, TigerMom, Brooke In Seattle, madmommy, FutureNow, Beetwasher, dansk47, SaraBeth, Pam from Calif, Sun Tzu, pasadena beggar, where4art, lcbo, Fury, rosabw, quaoar, Ice Blue, Little Lulu, most peculiar mama, blue jersey mom, ivorybill, babatunde, sunbro, Cecile, kaliope, jtg, LucyandByron, LieparDestin, AnotherMassachusettsLiberal, SBandini, spunhard, Savvy813, Shotput8, Ginny in CO, FindingMyVoice, sodalis, kerplunk, coolbreeze, Circle, Shaking the Tree, Pluto, bunsk, djohnutk, Ekaterin, sgary, murasaki, xanthippe2, Alan Arizona, Land of Enchantment, kathny, Oye Sancho, ChuckInReno, xaxnar, Jim R, Jim P, begone, reddbierd, Reality Bites Back, alrdouglas, Nowhere Man, Doug Goodenough, Showman, Shirl In Idaho, redcedar, hlee1169, BachFan, chicagoblueohio, tarheelblue, 417els, Clytemnestra, edwardssl, MeMeMeMeMe, BlueInARedState, tobendaro, hungrycoyote, profundo, dopper0189, rl en france, Yellow Canary, cookseytalbott, kestrel9000, cotasm, dougymi, deha, Knighterrant, Naniboujou, fou, luckydog, yojimbo, blueoasis, SherriG, DarkestHour, oldmanriver, aepm, gpoutney, PapaChach, plf515, CTLiberal, mangusta, doinaheckuvanutjob, middleagedhousewife, sfvcadlt, Pilgrim X, llbear, CA Nana, doingbusinessas, zeke7237, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, BB10, Lovo, fiddlingnero, Stripe, means are the ends, SD Goat, Statusquomustgo, crystal eyes, kurious, RickBoston, Friend of the court, markthshark, Quicklund, Nulwee, AntKat, cpresley, Thinking Fella, ladypockt, One Pissed Off Liberal, Sapere aude, Msanger, timewarp, Ken in MN, Cronesense, Habitat Vic, rchipevans, Haningchadus14, Loudoun County Dem, blue armadillo, camlbacker, Deadicated Marxist, weneedahero, Debs2, devis1, ColoTim, gloriana, Positronicus, EdSF, puakev, jds1978, profewalt, edsbrooklyn, LillithMc, Mary Mike, martucio, jeanette0605, Matt Z, Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle, joedemocrat, bnasley, rantsposition, mbh1023, akdude6016, tcdup, jnhobbs, millwood, gchaucer2, OIL GUY, Rumarhazzit, uciguy30, leonard145b, crystalboy, madgranny, skod, Puffin, cloudbustingkid, Assaf, Empower Ink, rmonroe, VA Breeze, JDWolverton, MKinTN, rogerdaddy, bkamr, gundyj, TruthFreedomKindness, glutz78, Scioto, Justus, AnnieJo, TX Freethinker, iglarmobley, GAS, scooter in brooklyn, OleHippieChick, Sixty Something, Youffraita, Foundmyvoice, elwior, roadlion, skohayes, filby, CDH in Brooklyn, Akonitum, jamess, Therapy, mikeconwell, weddedgay, here4tehbeer, NYmama, pamelabrown, boatjones, hwmnbn, smartdemmg, icebergslim, Jake Williams, bluesheep, Missys Brother, Jeff Y, catly, WoodlandsPerson, mofembot, codairem, Gemina13, J V Calin, jalenth, glendaw271, TexanJane, Cobbler, mattc129, Karl Rover, Bongobanger, Cross of Gold, briefer, Lucy Montrose, DavidW, GrannyOPhilly, Diogenes2008, shortgirl, vmdairy, JBL55, oldliberal, LKC, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, maggiejean, Rhysling, rubyclaire, J M F, Fogiv, Glacial Erratic, Neon Vincent, ARS, litoralis, greengemini, ftkyte, juca, banjolele, Carol in San Antonio, apposite, Alex Budarin, Norm in Chicago, pvlb, Tara the Antisocial Social Worker, shopkeeper, CamillesDad1, DefendOurConstitution, aunt blabby, geebeebee, elziax, zizi, Calfacon, MKSinSA, oxfdblue, jomi, Keith Pickering, IDrankWhat, KenInCO, stevenwag, sfarkash, mdmslle, Little Flower, Tortmaster, nancat357, jan0080, MizKit, astral66, ItsJessMe, citisven, Larsstephens, Lefty Ladig, cassandraX, Clyde the Cat, Amber6541, dtruth, richdoll, commonmass, smileycreek, brooklyns finest, confitesprit, awcomeon, KroneckerD, p gorden lippy, David PA, stegro, Captain Marty, NJpeach, PZinOR, drainflake77, Barcelona expat, blueyescryinintherain, michelewln, boriquasi, Anima, Luma, Crabby Abbey, susanthe, FrankCornish, freeport beach PA, mjbleo, 2questions, ATFILLINOIS, NM Ray, Focusmarker, gulfgal98, shenderson, tb mare, ItsSimpleSimon, Egalitare, DerAmi, peacearena, sharonsz, pateTX, jim283, itswhatson, elengul, BlueFranco, kenwards, Just Some Guy, ericlewis0, Floande, eclecta, petesmom, CA Berkeley WV, rasfrome, Actbriniel, slice, StatDoc, Quantumlogic, Onomastic, Jane Lew, Mike08, Maximilien Robespierre, PaDemTerry, kerflooey, meralda, mama jo, I love OCD, coquiero, spooks51, Bob Duck, nervousnellie, sfcouple, xylonjay, UtahLibrul, Teknocore, Radiogabs, FarWestGirl, kevin k, NormAl1792, skip945, jakewaters, CoExistNow, AsianAfricanAmerican, tkwasny, Haf2Read, marleycat, zukesgirl64, antonrobb, Cinnamon Rollover, Jasonhouse, thomask, Roiling Snake Ball, SueM1121, floridablue, CherryTheTart, MRA NY, whytewolf, Dreidlgirl, peregrine kate, CorinaR, bluedust, IDTT, sound of progress, Caddis Fly, disconnect the dots, Andrew F Cockburn, SNFinVA, Two Eyes in my Head, bloomin, blue aardvark, blackjackal, LaurenMonica, joanbrooker, thejoshuablog, jham710, Mentatmark, Davui, allergywoman, Nashville fan, ArtemisBSG, No one gets out alive, SuWho, AnnetteK, livingthedream, Only Needs a Beat, ridemybike, OldDragon, Heart n Mind, anodnhajo, what in the world, leathersmith, cwsmoke, TheLizardKing, Mindful Nature, Siri, molecularlevel, IndieGuy, Hockeyray, ahumbleopinion, SilverWillow, LefseBlue, nellgwen, S F Hippie, DMLjohn, Joieau, a2nite, Deep Texan, Socratic Method, 2thanks, Trotskyrepublican, Yonkers Boy, congenitalefty, CA ridebalanced, Horace Boothroyd III, stellaluna, This old man, mapamp, reginahny, jts327, radical simplicity, hardart, Arahahex, BusyinCA, MartyM, pittie70, doroma, cuphalffull, OllieGarkey, Margd, wxorknot, james321, rat racer, jeannew, Victim of Circumstance, fritzi56, janislav, dotdash2u, ZatCSU, AZ Sphinx Moth, Robynhood too, CalBearMom, Raven Song, Sue B, nomandates, Panacea Paola, kickthecan, Late Again, The Swimmer, Setsuna Mudo, dear occupant, robweisser, CarolinaCatbird, weck, SheilaKinBrooklyn, GwenM, Constantly Amazed, LaraJones, Icicle68, Smoh, ET3117, Gary of Austin

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site