Onetime Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is stepping down from his role as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to become head of the bank lobbying group The Financial Services Roundtable.Tim Pawlenty just threw Romney under the bus. I know, I know, he says he'll stay on till November 1 -- which is five days before the election, so T-Paw won't be around for any of the futile GOTV -- but why make the announcement now? He couldn't wait a few more weeks? Nope. This is Pawlently telling Romney in no uncertain terms that the latter needs to take a long walk off a short pier.
Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who was on the short list of candidates to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, will replace Steve Bartlett, who earlier this year announced he was stepping down from his post as the group’s president and chief executive officer. Bartlett is a former member of Congress and mayor of Dallas. Pawlenty will take over effective Nov. 1.
And other members of the GOP are starting to have problems with the Romney Gaff-Bot. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts now trails Elizabeth Warren, so he's trying to distance himself:
"I think that people who are in those situations are not there by choice. They want to work," Brown told reporters. "My mom and dad were married and divorced four times each. [I] lived in 17 houses by the time I was 18.Wow. So Brown's mom was one of those moochers that Romney so despises. Whoodathunk?
"My mom did get assistance, and it's something I remember very clearly," Brown said, linking his trip down memory lane to his current service. "That's why I've been fighting for LIHEAP [Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program], and food stamps, and unemployment benefits for people to give them that helping hand that they need."
And you know who else was a Welfare moocher? Romney's own grandparents:
Makes you wonder what might have happened to the Romney scion had the government allowed his father to starve to death, as Romney now appears to want for the 47 percent of us who mooch off the government. This mooching includes things like mortgage tax deductions. How many homes does Romney own again?
On a more serious note, anyone who thinks that the social safety net in this country is a gravy train is either woefully misinformed, a complete idiot, or both (they don't have to be mutually exclusive, do they?). Being forced to negotiate our humiliating, byzantine welfare system is something I would not wish on my worst enemy.
And Romney is a demagogue. On top of that, he a rotten human being.