Romney’s amazed by sandwiches at Wawa. Good God — this machine made my sandwich! I’ve never had a sandwich that wasn’t delivered to me under a silver dome by my man-servant… AMAZING!
We’re reminded again how flabbergasting average food from average places is for Mittens (remember the cookies and donuts). Mitt shouldn’t try to be funny or amusing. Or likable. There isn’t any level of human contact where this guy can interact successfully (or even naturally) with persons below the $1 million threshold. He has no idea what average people like, think, want, know, or care about. So he guesses, he tries to sound funny… and he sounds like that instead.
This is Mr. Burns wanting to pal around with the Simpsons — temporarily. Until the votes are counted. I can’t even imagine how many bottles of Purell Romney goes through in a day.
John McCain has found some pork in (yet!) another bill, and Steve Benen writes:
In 2009, for example, McCain used Twitter to highlight what he considered “the top 10 pork barrel projects” in the Recovery Act, which McCain described as his idea of “a lot of fun.” Some cursory research found that most of McCain’s examples weren’t wasteful at all. [...] In 2010, McCain did it again, releasing another list of wasteful projects, and once more McCain’s examples fell apart.
Hilariously, Alex Pareene says that John McCain is once again proving to everyone how essentially shallow he is as a politician:
But instead of developing any sort of larger objection to the bill’s priorities or major components — something that would require a coherent philosophy of government — McCain just decided to single out the things in the bill that sound the silliest, if you are a cranky old man who doesn’t like to have to think about stuff too hard.
“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’ and it is going to be hard to argue against that.” — Marco Rubio on President Obama’s announcement about not deporting young immigrants.
Amanda Peterson Beadle writes: Republicans can claim that President Obama went around Congress to give protection to undocumented students, but it was the failure of congressional Republicans that forced him to act.
Mitt’s huge, fat whopper of a lie: “One of the absolute requirements of any tax reform that I have in mind is that people who are the high end, whether you call them the 1 percent, 2 percent, half a percent, the people at the high end will still pay the same share of the tax burden they’re paying now. I’m not looking for a tax cut for the very wealthiest.” — Mitt Romney on CBS’ Face the Nation
Romney wants to lower current tax rates for everyone by 20 percent. This benefits the wealthy most: Dropping the highest bracket from 35 percent to 28 percent, for example, yields a much bigger savings for those at the top than lowering the 15 percent bracket to 12 percent brings for taxpayers in that group.
Pat Garafalo explains: Romney himself has admitted that his tax plan can’t even be scored due to its lack of specificity. The few deductions he has mentioned would come nowhere close to covering the cost of his massive tax cut for the rich. And even if Romney did manage to close enough loopholes and eliminate enough deductions so that the rich were paying the same amount that they are today, the economy would have to grow at a record rate to keep his tax plan from adding to the deficit.