Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Money Boo Boo

Charles Pierce is fond of saying that there are two types of people, the Romneys and The Help. The rest of us are the help, obviously. He might have enough class allegiance that the other Boys At The Club count, too, but I'm not even too sure of that. I was no fan of George Bush, but even I thought he had the capacity for a little empathy. I think he was too privileged to be aware of the problems other people had, but I think he was capable of caring just a little bit. He was human, if a crappy one.

A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.