A New Low-Part II

This is beyond parody.  The above video is an attack ad against Mitt Romney by a man who purports to have picked up his garbage.  His complaint?  Well Mitt Romney  never came out to shake his hand or give him something to drink.  I guess Romney helping to pay his salary isn’t enough.  The stupidity behind this ad is mind boggling.  Will we next have an attack ad from Romney’s newspaper boy who is insulted because Mitt hasn’t written him into his will?  Sheesh!

Charles C. W. Cooke notes that Romney has written about his experience working for a day as a garbarge collector when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts:

During my campaign for governor, I decided to spend a day every few weeks doing the jobs of other people in Massachusetts. Among other jobs, I cooked sausages at Fenway Park, worked on asphalt paving crew, stacked bales of hay on a farm, volunteered in an emergency room, served food at a nursing home, and worked as a child-care assistant. I’m often asked which was the hardest job – it’s child care, by a mile.

One day I gathered trash as a garbage collector. I stood on that little platform at the back of the truck, holding on as the driver navigated his way through the narrow streets of Boston. As we pulled up to traffic lights, I noticed that the shoppers and businesspeople who were standing only a few feet from me didn’t even see me. It was as if I was invisible. Perhaps it was because a lot of us don’t think garbage men are worthy of notice; I disagree – anyone who works that hard deserves our respect. – I wasn’t a particularly good garbage collector: at one point, after filling the trough at the back of the truck, I pulled the wrong hydraulic lever. Instead of pushing the load into the truck, I dumped it onto the street. Maybe the suits didn’t notice me, but the guys at the construction site sure did: “Nice job, Mitt,” they called. “Why don’t you find an easier job?” And then they good-naturedly came down and helped me pick up my mess.

7 Responses to A New Low-Part II

  • Perhaps we can hear from Obama’s half-brother in Kenya.

  • Thanks for the part that Romney wrote – the more I find out about him the more I like him

  • The Romney quote is indeed pretty awesome.

  • Romney didn’t shake his hand??? No-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!!

    I guess he’s too much enraptured under the spell of Obamagic to realize that he is far worse off today than he was four years ago. That Obama shook him down.

    “Since 2009, the middle 20% of American households saw their average incomes drop 4%. In 2011 alone, they fell 1.7%. The poorest 20% have fared even worse under Obama, Census data show. Their incomes have dropped more than 7% since 2009, and are now lower than they’ve been at any time since 1985, after adjusting for inflation.”

    Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/100212-627662-under-obama-poor-middle-class-incomes-fall-sharply.aspx#ixzz28B813L1r

  • Romney is much more a man of the people than Obama. And I would think that sanitation workers, who make plenty, are too busy making their rounds and trying to stay on schedule to high-five or shake hands with residents.

  • basically while the Romney campaign has struggled to hammer home any central theme besides “Obama’s a swell guy but he’s in over his head” (though it’s occasionally be more aggressive) the Obama campaign has been ridiculously cynical and offensive.

    it’s the flipside of the weird messianism of the ’08 campaign. Romney doesn’t caaaaaare about your “lady parts,” you regular salt-of-the-earth folks that Obama just loves (don’t get too clinger-ish though,) etc. etc. he “shut the door behind him” once he got rich as Mrs. Obama implied at the Dem Convention (crock of shit of course, but of course leftists have also talked about how he “only helps Mormons” or whatever.)

    but Obama caaaares. he cares a lot.

    i don’t vote based on whose campaign i like better of course, but in addition to all the regular stuff, it’d be nice to not see stuff like this legitimized with a reelection.

  • All Obama has are dirty tricks, lies, and dead diplomats.

    However, I agree with truth-teller, Vice President Biden, ” . . . the middle class has been buried over the past four years.”

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