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See Mitt Pander [Andrew McCarthy of National Review Lambastes Romney's Pandering]
National Review ^ | February 04, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 02/04/2012 9:57:53 PM PST by Steelfish

See Mitt Pander He should leave class warfare to the professionals. By Andrew C. McCarthy

Add class warfare to the list of contemporary political skills that Mitt Romney hasn’t quite mastered.

In a mere 18 hours, he managed first to step on his big Florida primary win with a lollapalooza of gaffes, declaring that he “was not concerned about the very poor.” Then, in the classic GOP style of doubling down on stupid to overcompensate for any hint of a compassion deficit, he called for raising the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation. Gee, Mitt, just for inflation? Why not double or maybe even quintuple the minimum wage?

Such are the perils for a pandering pol, paddling the swirls of the welfare state without a constitutional compass. It should go without saying — although it won’t — that Mitt didn’t really mean to blow off the poor. In the now-notorious CNN interview, he was quick to explain that the poor are not a priority only because we already “have a safety net.” Perfect: While arming the Left with a luscious sound bite with which to caricature him as a callous vulture capitalist, Romney simultaneously stokes the Right’s fear that he is really a man of the Left — or, at least, a man without a core, who doesn’t get that the welfare state is not the solution but the problem.

Romney being Romney, the first problem panicked him, while the second probably hasn’t even occurred to him — and won’t, unless Gingrich or Santorum surges and a little Tea Party stroking is suddenly in order. So, within hours of the CNN fiasco, Mitt shifted into “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” mode and got jiggy with the minimum wage.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: mitt; mittromney; romney

1 posted on 02/04/2012 9:57:59 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The RATS and their MSM are gonna have a field day with this idiot.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 10:05:47 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Steelfish
Why is it that Mittens “Gaffe-amatic” Romney keeps shooting himself in both feet with his big mouth an the Stupid Party still thinks he's ready for prime time?

as the British admiral said when two of his battleships collided while executing a fleet maneuver: “Good . . . God!”

3 posted on 02/04/2012 10:19:40 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Steelfish

I know it wasn’t easy but the GOP establishment found someone who actually comes across as dumb as Biden.


4 posted on 02/05/2012 6:07:37 AM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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