Thursday, August 02, 2012
Tone Deaf, Dumb, Sexist, and a Shitty Husband
Over at Daily Kos, Markos has a diary that asks: what kind of man ditches his wife out of political fear? He's referring to Mitt Rmoney's attempts at distancing himself from his wife's dressage horse, Rafalca. Rafalca Romney survived being strapped atop the family wagon, driven to London, and is now competing in the Olympic games.
Last year Rafalca generated $77,000 in tax deductions for the Mittster. That's more than most of us made last year. And that, is the problem. Dressage ( a FRENCH term) is an equestrian sport, where horse and rider perform a number of movements that are sometimes (inaccurately) called "horse ballet." It's a highly skilled sport and one that is very costly. In other words - not something the rabble can pursue. The rabble being too busy attempting to keep roofs over their heads.
Mittens is deeply disconnected from the real world. His money insulates him from reality, and even when he and Ann attempt to make themselves sound empathetic, they just sound like they're broadcasting from the Let Them Eat Cake Bakery. When Mitt was a student, they had to * GASP * sell some of their stock portfolio in order to get by. These poor, struggling students couldn't entertain, because they were just getting by, and apparently couldn't afford service for 20 and a chandelier. Last year, Mitt showed how empathetic he is to the little people by telling waitresses at Mary Ann's Diner in Derry NH that he was "unemployed." Then he pretended one of them had pinched his behind. Tone deaf, dumb, and sexist! That's our Mittens.
And speaking of horse's behinds, Rmoney is on the record all over the place for having been very involved with his wife's dressage hobby. For him now to distance himself from it is typical Mittflopping.
Imagine if Mitt stood up and said, "Listen up, people - I know you think that dressage is a silly sport for rich people. I know that my wife's horse costs more than most of you make in a year, and that's a terrible thing at a time when so many people are struggling financially. What you need to understand is this: dressage is very important to my wife, and my wife is very important to me. That means I'm going to be there to support her while her horse competes in the Olympics - because I love my wife." Even a pinko like me would have to admire that.
Instead he says something wussy about how it's her thing, not his, and he won't be there. So not only is he tone deaf, dumb, and sexist - he's also a shitty husband.
Posted by susanthe at 1:55 PM