You'd think George W. Bush was never born or had never been president, since you never hear from him or about him and are often accused of some kind of dementia if you mention his legacy. To be sure, I'm grateful that he's keeping quiet and hasn't spent years making dire predictions of doom and accusations of treason like other parts of the still twitching corpse of his administration -- none of which have come to pass, by the way. Perhaps his quiet reclusiveness has to do with the GOP plan to redact him from the record so that they can't be accused of wrecking the country and a good part of the world with their drool-down economics, but I'll be kind since I'm grateful not to hear from him for any reason.
Romney however, is a sore loser; bleating about how Obama only won
because of all the 'massive' handouts to the "takers" which is his way
of derogating minorities without having to call them wogs and worse.
You'll notice that he prefers to name corporate takers who pay little or
no taxes but get huge subsidies "job creators" and forgets that the
demand for goods and services from the lesser elements create more jobs
than Bain Capital ever did, but typically, he gives no examples of
handouts that can be attributed to Obama and leaves it to the
prejudices of his piteous and self-pitying audience to fill in the
blanks with the usual subjects. Those people aren't real, 100% Americans as the Klan has long told us.
What he does
mention is the 'dream act' which would give an advantage toward legal
residency to unwitting and accidental immigrants that have something to
offer; an education, a valuable skill, military service: something more
than or at least as good as Romney's own immigrant ancestors from Mexico
brought here. It's similar to plans proposed by the invisible
ex-president himself, but that was then, when Romneycare was a good
thing to Republicans and we had a "commander guy" in the oval office
bleeding the economy dry.
But as for the "takers"
as the malphemism dubs most of us of lesser means than the Oligarchs,
surely Romney isn't talking about whole states: states like Texas,
Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina which
gobbled up nearly a quarter of all federal revenues allotted to the
other 47 states. Six of those seven states, incidentally, have gathered
more than 25,000 signatures in petitions to secede from "the greatest
country that ever existed since the Jurassic." But don't call those
states, those places where literacy and having front teeth are
considered "elitist," takers.
They're just sore
losers and they want their Confederacy back; their culture of God, Guns,
grinding poverty and degradation. Don't call them takers, it's far too
kind. Don't call those companies who employ only foreign workers and
don't pay taxes here takers. Let's just keep sniping and
snarking and snarling like sore losers for four more years. Let's look
forward to obfuscation and obstruction and the end of Obama in 2016 when
we can put some rich, white Republican back in the manse where rich,
white Republicans belong -- and laissez les mal temps rouler!