YES, Mitt Romney DID say “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”
Contrary to Mitt Romney’s lame protests of “I never said that” and “you’re mischaracterizing what I said,” Romney DID indeed write a New York Times editorial in November 2008 titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
This editorial has gone viral. It’s crucial that EVERYONE — especially in Ohio and Wisconsin — sees this editorial. Mitt Romney’s own words, straight from the horse’s ass’s mouth.
Mitt Romney can go ahead and reinvent himself every time he talks, but fortunately — for the rest of us — we have written words, recorded transcripts, the Internet. No matter what he said last night, last week or five minutes ago, Mitt Romney is still Gordon Gekko, NOT a warm fuzzy combination of Ozzie Nelson and Ward Cleaver.
In his 2008 editorial, Romney blames the usual suspects for Detroit’s financial problems: greedy labor unions and whiny retirees: “Waaaaaahhh, I want my pension that I earned.”
Voters must NOT let Mitt Romney get away with pretending he’s not who he is. If Barack Obama tried to win over the Christian Right by thundering “the Homosexual Agenda is the gravest threat America has ever known!” he’d get laughed off the stage. Same thing if the president of Greenpeace told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “we need to get rid of these cumbersome environmental regulations and put America back to work!”
So why in the fuck is Mitt Romney able to pull this off? Are American voters really that gullible?
It was a rhetorical question.