Skip to main content

Transcript (from your's truly) below the divider-doodle

In tonight's Rewrite another piece of the secret Romney fundraiser stuff that you haven't heard. Now I know you think you've heard all the good stuff, I mean all the crazy stuff. But there's so much in there that noone has been able to play it all on TV.

As I mentioned last night, Mitt Romney proved himself to be the stupidest person in a very stupid room. And it wasn't easy to be the stupidest person in that room because the people we hear on tape questioning Romney were all, let's say, very slow students of American politics. They are all rich, that's how they got in that room, that's how they were they, that's how they were able to attend that high dollar fundraiser. They're all people to who much was given. Many of them were surely people like Mitt Romney to whom much was given at birth by rich parents. And they are all people who are bitterly and angrily resentful of any system which requires them to part with anything they've been given which explains their hatred of taxation.

Like Mitt Romney they lie to themselves and each other about the world they live in. One of the most vile and despicible lies told in that room that night was by the rich, Republican buffoon who told Mitt Romney this

You have Eric Holder, who's probably the most corrupt attorney general that we've ever had in -- in -- in American history. And -- I think it's something that -- that -- if spun the right way and in simple terms, can actually resonate with the American people.
That's the kind of campaign advice Romney was getting that night from the rich, imbecilic, lazy-minded, and hateful fat-cats in that room. Romney was told to run against Eric Holder because he is the most corrupt attorney general that we've ever had in American history.

The man who said that began his comments by saying he thought he might be the oldest Republican there because he said, the first campaign he worked in was Barry Goldwater's campaign. Barry Goldwater's the Republican who lost the election in 1964. The next Republican nominee, 4 years later, was Richard Nixon who won the presidency. This old, and loyal Republican surely helped Nixon's campaign too. And then this loyal Republican must've missed his newspaper delivery the day Richard Nixon's attorney general John Mitchell was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. He must have continued to miss his newspaper delivery during John Mitchell's trial and he must have missed the delivery when John Mitchell was convicted in federal court and sentenced to prison and then served that prison sentence. John Mitchell was steeped in filthy politics before he became Nixon's attorney general. John Mitchell was Nixon's campaign manager. And John Mitchell became the first attorney general in the history of the United States to be convicted of a crime but he was not the last.

The next attorney general to be convicted of a crime was the very next man Richard Nixon made attorney general of the United States. So we've had exactly two attorney's general convicted of crimes, both of them Republicans, both of them appointed by Richard Nixon.

The man at the Romney fundraiser who says he worked on Barry Goldwater's campaign may very well have known John Mitchell, may very well have known both of the attorney's general who were convicted of crimes but he still could say, without any correction from the confederacy of dunces in that room, that Eric Holder is, in his words, the most corrupt attorney general that we've ever had in American history.

The most corrupt.

So in that room of rich Republicans the unique characteristic of Eric Holder as attorney general is that he is the most corrupt of the 82 attorney's general that we have had in this country.

Eric Holder's bio is not unlike some of our most distinguished attorney's general. He attended New York City public schools graduating from the academically demanding Stuyvesant High School where he recieved a regent's scholarship. He went on to Columbia college and Columbia law school and then went straight to work in the Department of Justice. In 1988 President Ronald Reagan nominated Eric Holder to become a federal judge in the District of Columbia. That's right, President Reagan. Eric Holder later left that judgeship that Ronald Reagan had given to him in order to serve as the justice department's chief prosecutor in Washington, D.C. Nothing terribly unusual in that resumeé for an attorney general of the United States, nothing unique. There is only one unique thing about Eric Holder as an attorney general of the United States -- Eric Holder is the first and only, African-American attorney general this country has ever had. That is what is unique about Eric Holder as an attorney general -- he's black. And every person at the Mitt Romney fundraiser knew that, especially the old Republican who knew all about the criminals, the convicted criminals, that Richard Nixon had as attorney generals -- attorney's general -- and still insisted to Mitt Romney and everyone in that room that Eric Holder is the most corrupt attorney general that we've had in American history.

How did Eric Holder get that label, in that room, with those rich Republicans? Did Eric Holder get that label -- by being attorney general while black? You don't want to think that. You want to think better of the people in that room but there was nothing said in that room, not one word spoken in that room by anyone in that room that indicates in any way that those people are better than that. What I clearly heard, from one of the people in that room is shear hatred of Eric Holder. It was a room filled with contempt for 47% of the American people, that's over 150 million people, in that room hating one more person wasn't hard. In that room, all the rich Republicans and the richest major party candidate in history were not made even slightly uncomfortable by lies and hatred spewed at the first black attorney general of the United States by the party who has given us the most corrupt attorney's general in history.

Originally posted to ontheleftcoast on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges.

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

Alumbrados, paradox, Superskepticalman, Ed in Montana, MichaelPH, Mimikatz, ROGNM, Chi, filkertom, murphy, teacherken, Timaeus, Cali Scribe, PeterHug, TheGreatLeapForward, Shockwave, Eman, simaramis, Sherri in TX, LynChi, billlaurelMD, Pondite, SanJoseLady, jdld, eeff, Mnemosyne, rubyr, freelunch, dash888, lady sisyphus, Creosote, dweb8231, ssgbryan, dpc, Gustogirl, sponson, cyberKosFan, BlackSheep1, wonkydonkey, mint julep, twcollier, boadicea, themank, PBnJ, mkfarkus, pedrito, retLT, Voter123, MJB, scotslass, librarianman, Alna Dem, hopeful, revsue, jdmorg, Lilyvt, Texknight, RLF, resa, kharma, ninothemindboggler, edrie, Getreal1246, Nag, hangingchad, annan, emmasnacker, sockpuppet, Dr Colossus, VinBacchus, roseeriter, JimWilson, defluxion10, papercut, rlharry, kalmoth, Timbuk3, riverlover, outragedinSF, bwintx, FlyingToaster, zerelda, Sembtex, lonespark, Emmy, vacantlook, bibble, Armand451, Gowrie Gal, Ohkwai, davidincleveland, Duke1676, historys mysteries, Bluesee, Harkov311, Jeffersonian Democrat, UFOH1, Unit Zero, v2aggie2, subtropolis, OpherGopher, irate, PBen, JohnB47, kitchen sink think tank, basquebob, CinDan, TigerMom, fixxit, boofdah, owlbear1, bleeding blue, SaraBeth, Pam from Calif, lcbo, Kayakbiker, blue jersey mom, markdd, jane123, davidslane, brentut5, Tunk, Shotput8, coolbreeze, Brian B, bookwoman, peacestpete, Ekaterin, kkjohnson, Alan Arizona, xaxnar, Jim R, begone, MadGeorgiaDem, third Party please, Showman, Shirl In Idaho, MissInformation, vigilant meerkat, MeMeMeMeMe, stevedubya, Gorette, Yellow Canary, seefleur, Dvalkure, sailmaker, wild hair, philipmerrill, The Hindsight Times, Ooooh, Libby Shaw, real world chick, middleagedhousewife, llbear, Unknown Quantity, Mad 60, doingbusinessas, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, BB10, blueoregon, djalix976, lynneinfla, chgobob, Tom Anderson, bstotts, Little, AntKat, pale cold, One Pissed Off Liberal, Noor B, zipn, anotherdemocrat, Cronesense, Habitat Vic, peagreen, Loudoun County Dem, drmah, Stwriley, edsbrooklyn, daveygodigaditch, Matt Z, flumptytail, deepeco, sfbob, newpioneer, bnasley, mbh1023, HCKAD, Templar, cyncynical, jnhobbs, pioneer111, Rumarhazzit, uciguy30, skod, JML9999, janatallow, homerun, trueblueliberal, lonelyutahdem15, Assaf, TomP, Empower Ink, gizmo59, olo, adrianrf, davidseth, JeffW, scooter in brooklyn, OleHippieChick, Sixty Something, Foundmyvoice, Mr Stagger Lee, BenMac84, bythesea, elwior, Akonitum, Lujane, TomFromNJ, tofumagoo, royce, pamelabrown, hwmnbn, bluesheep, catly, codairem, Gemina13, elpacifico66, phrogge prince, palantir, dmhlt 66, lissablack, statsone, oldliberal, legendmn, Fiddlegirl, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, multilee, christine20, Kansas Born, rsmpdx, greengemini, Magick Maven, carolyn urban, susanWAstate, FrugalGranny, ebrann, CamillesDad1, Remediator, elziax, CaliSista, MKSinSA, COwoman, kevinpdx, Shelley99, haremoor, Tortmaster, astral66, clifmichael, Livvy5, orangeuglad, Larsstephens, Lefty Ladig, BlueOak, Railfan, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, parse this, coppercelt, The Distillery, oceanrain, confitesprit, p gorden lippy, David PA, LaughingPlanet, politik, secret38b, michelewln, Orlaine, dminor9, Polly Syllabic, alguien, Anak, legalchic, 2questions, appledown, Monkey Man Hermit, pixxer, ItsSimpleSimon, Hoopgreen, Puddytat, peacearena, sharonsz, SoonerG, BlueFranco, Vik in FL, fiercefilms, Wisdumb, redlum jak, kerflooey, MidwestTreeHugger, mama jo, oldmilitant, bgblcklab1, sfcouple, sostos, Stella 4 Obama, vahana, OldGrammy, Olympia, FarWestGirl, kiwiheart, Ricola, lillyspad, California06, CoExistNow, Alice Olson, boomerchick, marleycat, Ace Nelson, MysteriousEast, sethtriggs, cyberpuggy, Cinnamon Rollover, ShowMeMoBlue, dle2GA, noodles and doodles, muddy boots, SueM1121, LSmith, worldlotus, wintergreen8694, Calvino Partigiani, MinistryOfTruth, sound of progress, poliwrangler, StateOfGrace, SteelerGrrl, Anthony Page aka SecondComing, Catlady62, MikeBoyScout, Rashaverak, ParkRanger, Mathazar, BlueDragon, YaNevaNo, AnnetteK, jellyyork, quill, Only Needs a Beat, ridemybike, Liberal Granny, MikeyB33, nellgwen, Hopefruit2, done lurking, Deep Texan, AreDeutz, FloridaSNMOM, Trotskyrepublican, FreeSpeaker, CA ridebalanced, This old man, peachcreek, Syoho, reginahny, dianamherrera, bewareofme, doroma, ricklewsive, oldpotsmuggler, 4mygirls, history first, George3, Robynhood too, CalBearMom, Greatwyrm, Lily O Lady, DamselleFly, The grouch, Herodotus Prime, Eric Twocents, Dewstino, Ree Zen, MarEng, northerntier, Icicle68, missquested, IndyinDelaware, Ishmaelbychoice, HelpMeUnderstand

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site