Mitt Romney’s Pious Baloney!
During this morning’s GOP debate, Newt Gingrich lived up to his promise to hit back against negative attack ads by going after his main opponent, Miss Mittens. Buzzfeed had the video of the hilarious zinger Newt flung at Mitt’s strained robotic smile:
I realize the red light doesn’t mean anything to you because you’re the frontrunner.
Look, can we drop a little bit of the pious baloney? The fact is, you ran in ’94 and lost. That’s why you weren’t serving in the Senate with Rick Santorum. The fact is you had a very bad re-election rating. You dropped out of office. You had been out of state for something like 200 days preparing to run for president. You didn’t have this interlude of citizenship while you thought about what to do. You were running for president while you were governor.”
You then promptly re-entered politics. You happened to lose to McCain as you had lost to Kennedy. Now, you’re back running. You’ve been running consistently for years and years and years and years. So, this idea that suddenly citizenship showed up in your mind, just level with the American people. You’ve been running for at least since the 1990s.
Mitt’s answer was calm and soporific. He doesn’t so much convince anyone as he does bludgeon you with boredom until you don’t care about the issue.
I happened to see my dad run for governor when he was 54 years old. He said, ‘Mitt, never get involved in politics if you have to win an election to pay a mortgage.’
I never thought I’d get involved in politics. When I saw Ted Kennedy running virtually unopposed in 1994 — a man who I thought by the virtue of the liberal welfare state had created a permanent underclass in America — I said someone’s got to run against him. … I was happy that he had to take a mortgage out on his house to ultimately defeat me.
Of course, if you take your Mitt Romney Pious Baloney, you’re gonna have to wash it all down with some Obama Koolaid… and don’t forget to make that sandwich with some whitebread!!!