Compassion, GOP Style: Super-Rich Romney Jokes, “I’m Also Unemployed”

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    Classic, the oxymoronic “compassionate conservatism” at its finest.

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats were quick to pounce on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remark in Tampa on Thursday that he can relate to the jobless because “I’m also unemployed.”

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    Being unemployed, Mr. Romney, is not a joke – not to my constituents in Florida or to millions of Americans across the country,” said Wasserman Schultz, a congresswoman from Weston and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. “Folks in my home state and across the country, who are struggling every day to make ends meet, do not need someone making light of their situation.”

    Of course, a rich guy worth $200 million, from the party that is mostly responsible for creating the economic mess we’re in right now (and, as Jim Webb said in 2006, pushing policies that caused the rich to get richer, the poor to get poorer, and the middle class to get squeezed), would know…what exactly about being unemployed, struggling to make ends meet, understanding middle class and working class people, having any grip whatsoever on reality? Right, zippo.

    • glennbear

      Thanks to the GOP induced national recession 2 of my 5 siblings are unemployed and I was forced to collect SS earlier than I planned because of lack of jobs. This idiot makes light of being unemployed !!! Hopefully those who have been GOP brainwashed and unemployed will wake up that the far right whackos are not the solution.

    • Checkthis out:

      To be fair, there’s at least a kernel of truth to it. Mitt Romney hasn’t worked a day in over five years – he can afford to kick back for a half-decade without breaking a sweat – but if memory serves, Romney had a job. During his brief tenure, he struggled with his duties, received poor performance evaluations, and his employers were ultimately relieved to see him quit.

      Maybe Romney should mention this at his next diner stop.