RomneyJobs

Before it slides off into his archive, have a look at Steve Benen’s excellent short piece on Romney’s latest attempt at reinventing himself as a creator of jobs. One highlight:

During his tenure, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in jobs growth.

So this is the guy who plans to go around saying, “I like President Obama, but he doesn’t have a clue how jobs are created.”

BTW Jeff Zeleny’s front page piece in the Sunday New York Times on Romney’s new focus on jobs says nothing about his record of job creation when he was Massachusetts’ governor. Not.One.Thing.

Just one of the many things that have always bothered me about Romney is what the British political theorist David Runciman calls “second order hypocrisy.” The second-order hypocrite is self-righteous about his self-righteousness, complaisant in his complaisance. He is “one who pretends to the public that double-dealing and hypocrisy, though endemic, are not inevitable-and that he is a beacon of sincerity in a corrupt and hypocritical world.”  Sounds like our Mitt alright.

Romney’s new job-creation identity is yet another pathetic attempt to create one particular job for a certain Willard M. Romney.

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  1. Time to roll out the Hindenburg!

  2. This link shows we're currently up to #9

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/125... (click on the Economy tab), but I saw something recently from a government agency showing that we're number 1.

    Please do fill the blimp.

  3. Your wish is my command! :D

  4. Good find

    I love this.

    Just one of the many things that have always bothered me about Romney is what the British political theorist David Runciman calls "second order hypocrisy." The second-order hypocrite is self-righteous about his self-righteousness, complaisant in his complaisance. He is "one who pretends to the public that double-dealing and hypocrisy, though endemic, are not inevitable-and that he is a beacon of sincerity in a corrupt and hypocritical world."

    That sounds like SO many Republicans to me.

  5. Actually the numbers aren't that good.

    Under Romney the state actually lost manufacturing jobs and the only reason the state didn't rank 49th or 50th is the effects of Katrina on the Gulf Coast states.

  6. Been following Romney...and waiting

    for what HE will do.  Criticizes Obama and democrats incessantly but has yet to say what he would have done differently or what he will do going forward.  He just doesn't know.  This is about the prize for him and those around him.

  7. Romney Elevates GOP Debate

    Didn't see the Globe until this afternoon and was astounded to see the editorial with the above title.  It reads, "Mitt Romney has set the stage for a substantive discussion of health care reform among Republican presidential candidates - a discussion that goes well beyond the tweets and sound bites that most of his potential competitors have offered."

    Here's what he said in New Hampshire this weekend:

    He said "Obamacare" -- the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- needs to be repealed and the other programs reformed. Defending the Massachusetts health care program passed during his governorship, Romney said, "Our experiment wasn't perfect; some things worked, some didn't, and some things I'd change. One thing I would never do is usurp the constitutional power of states with a one-size-fits-all federal takeover."

    And...

    "Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families, and that's one reason President Obama will be a one-term president,"

    Ah, that "elevated debate." Thanks Boston Globe.

  8. George Romney was a very decent man

    And he must be turning over in his grave at the behavior of his son.

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