Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Not Smart



Noting that George W went to Yale, and that, some years back, Harvard offered me a seven year scholarship, we know that just because The Rominee went Ivy League it doesn't mean he's smart. Slowly it's becoming pretty clear; and, really, we should consider it a welcome break from the lying. Example one:


PELLEY:  Now, you made on your investments, personally, about twenty million dollars last year. And you paid fourteen percent in federal taxes. That's the capital gains rate. Is that fair to the guy who makes fifty thousand dollars and paid a higher rate than you did?

ROMNEY:  It is a low rate. And one of the reasons why the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level, as high as thirty-five percent.  . . .
No, Mittster Businessman. That's dividends. Not capital gains. Capital gains are profits you made, all by yourself, without lifting a finger or breaking a sweat, when you sell something that's appreciated. Harvard MBA? Well, George showed us that having one doesn't necessarily mean you know arithmetic.

And how about this, after his wife's plane made an emergency landing:
“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem."

Excellent point, Governor. First day in office, you should issue an executive order.





Yeah, sure, everyone misspeaks. The RWS™ and Frank Drackman would like you to believe our president thinks there are 57 states. But the above don't seem like slips of the tongue: more like run-of-the-mill dumbness. I suppose I could be wrong. Maybe he's just woefully misinformed about basic stuff. Stuff that fifth-graders know. But coattail college admissions don't concern themselves with I.Q. Not back in those days, anyway.

Finally, how about this: what sort of doofus shows up at a Latino event wearing brownface? Seriously. He did.

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3 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Sid, you mentioned me in actual Post!!!!!
and I know Dementia's a Bee-Otch, but I mention EICOTUS's "My Muslim Faith" comment much more than the one about the "57 States" which was probably just a Freudian Slip for his second term proposal of Statehood for Iraq/Kuwait/Saudia Arabia/Quatr/UAD/Yemen, you know, His "Base".

Frank

Timmyson said...

Frank, there's a nice little takedown of the Muslim Faith thing on snopes.

Sid, funny thing: I was all set to repeat something my mother said to me when we were debating this stuff, and explain why capital gains was an extra tax. But reading it here, I thought about it, and you're right, that was dividends, and capital gains hasn't been taxed yet.

I feel a little silly about having let her get away with that one now. So ... uh ... mostly thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

The thing that puzzles me is what motivates someone to consistently remain a republican. We can easily sort out that many of them are racists, bigots, and extreme religionists. But I think the remainder of them, which may be the largest portion, simply drank the kool aid.

CSM - just south of the middle of nowhere.