Ann Romney blames the media, happily she says, for not giving her hubby Mitt a fair shake in the 2012 election — causing the progressive caucus to have unpleasant pangs of glee at the suffering of another given the way the vote shook out.
In case you missed it, Ann Romney and Mitt came out again to do their “entitled to the presidency” song and dance again last night, intent on remaining the bad guy in an 80s movie married to the villain from Hairspray.
Now that the White House is securely in the hands of President Barack Obama, Ann Romney blames the media (and not the Americans utilizing the unfair system of democratically voting for the candidate they overwhelmingly wished to remain in office) for Romney’s stunning loss and even more amazing bungling of the race. It’s just almost too good to watch, like we should feel guilty they just keep laying down for a snickerfest.
But it’s hard as Ann Romney blames the media to have any sympathy at all for the former GOP power couple and their wounds-licking. To recap, what really galvanized the anti-Mitt sentiment was the infamous 47 percent video, in which Romney essentially told a room full of people richer than God that he’d abdicate any sense of duty to about half of Americans — moochers, he suggested, people who don’t carry their weight or contribute to the country’s financial health, in his estimation.
Let’s just recap again what Mitt said about Americans and personal responsibility:
” … there are 47 percent who are with [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what … my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Okay. So what Ann Romney blames the media for (note, Mitt is not expected to take any responsibility for the words that fell out of his mouth here) is not being fair to her husband, in telling people he said the things he said. Again?
“He was not given a fair shake. People weren’t allowed to see him for who he really was … I am happy to blame the media … I think that any time you are running for office you always think that you are being portrayed unfairly, and, you know, we — of course, on our side believe there is more bias in favor of the other side. I think that, you know, that is a pretty universal.”
As Ann Romney blames the media, would it be too far out of line to suggest the Romneys take a moment and reflect on how they could have handled the election differently, given they so closely value personal responsibility? Is the irony of this complaint really entirely lost on them?