Tagg Romney: upper class tough guy or plutocratic pussy?
I learned that the first Romney clone picture I posted was of Josh Rmoney. Oh well, they all look alike to me. Btw, the thang above doesn’t play. Okay, on with the show:
The Romney boys are carrying on the Palin tradition of silly names or nicknames. In 2008 there was Trig and now we have Tagg Romney. I wonder if he’s named after price tags or something. Romney the younger shares his father’s thin skin and disdain for President Obama, which is why he’s malaka of the week.
Obama really got under Willard’s skin at the Hofstra debate the other night.He was nearly fed a knuckle sammich by the Taggster:
Tagg Romney did not like it when President Obama accused his dad of dishonesty during Tuesday night’s debate.
an interview with a local North Carolina radio station Wednesday, the
candidate’s eldest son was asked what it was like “to hear the president
of the United States call your dad a liar.”
“Jump out of your
seat and you want to rush down to the stage and take a swing at him,”
Tagg responded, laughing. “But you know you can’t do that because, well,
first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but
also because that’s the nature of the process.”
First of all, Mitt is a lying sack of shit but the Prez used variations on the more diplomatic term “that’s not the truth” instead of deploying the L word. In short, he never called him a liar since independent and undecided voters want everyone to be nice regardless of how dickish the other side is.And the other side be muy dickish right now…
Second, the level of disrespect on the right for the President of the United States can be breathtaking at times. Mitt was patronizing and insulting in the way he spoke to Obama and to Candy Crowley for that matter. (She got some good old fashioned LDS misogyny.) I’m waiting for some winger to raise the false equivalency argument: everyone does it. I call bullshit. John Kerry treated Bush the younger with respect and courtesy during their debates. As much as you may dislike the current occupant, the office deserves respect. Of course, Athenae’s boy friend is a gentleman in the best sense of the word. The Romneys have the manners of field hands when it comes to dealing with their “inferiors.” Remember the whole “you’ll get your turn” thing on Tuesday?
Of course, courtesy seems to be lacking right now. They try their darndest not to say it but they see Obama as an uppity Negro instead of a man with the dignity and bearing that fits the office. I quite agree with David Sirota who wrote this about the Mormon malaka:
One of the hallmarks of White Privilege is the unquestioned and largely
unchallenged assumption that white people can say heinous things about
people of color without blowback or even mild criticism — things that
people of color rarely dare to say about white people, for fear of
serious retribution. Tagg — aka Mr. White Privilege — proves the point
perfectly. He feels totally comfortable fantasizing about committing
physical violence against an African-American man. And remember, he’s
not just any white guy pondering such grotesque dreams. On the contrary,
he’s one of the public faces of a national presidential campaign
appearing in a public media interview, meaning White Privilege has made
him feel so comfortable airing such notions, that he didn’t hesitate to whimsically broadcast them to thousands of voters.
That, my friends is malakatude writ large. Privilege without noblesse oblige is as bad as it gets. That’s why I’m tagging Romney the younger with the tag of malaka of the week.
Thanks to Mr. Sirota for allowing me to, uh, tag along with his incisive analysis…