- Pretend for a moment that you're Mitt Romney and everyone thinks you're wildly out of touch with ordinary people, and you're at a private fundraiser at a supporters home, a home that happens to include a private golf course, and you know you're on camera. What do you say? "What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course. You know if a Democrat were here he’d look around and say no one should live like this, you know? Republicans come here and say everyone should live like this, all right." Now even if we assume a tiny golf course of say 70 acres (most are closer to 200), for every American to have one would require a landmass roughly 9 times the size of the United States consisting of nothing but golf courses. Which is kind of the problem with Mitt Romney and the Republican Party: everyone CAN'T live that way.
- Speaking of Mitt Romney being out of touch with reality, he's upset that there aren't 500,000 new jobs every month and that unemployment is above 4%. To put that in perspective, 500,000 new jobs a month has only happened 16 times in the last century, most of those being during and after WWII and full employment is pegged at 5%. But hey, Romney's supposed to be the expert on the economy.
- Really this is just rubbing salt in his wounds at this point, but Romney's patriotic story about handing out Pro-America Pins at the Utah Olympics is kind of undercut by the fact that he'd had those pins made in China.
- Transitioning from communist China back to the US, Bill O'Reilly believes that May Day is "when communists and socialists all over the world celebrate taking stuff from other people." And here I thought it was just celebrating that organized Labor has given us weekends, an end to child labor, a standardized work week, fair pay, and safe working conditions.
- Meanwhile, after three years of advocacy for the destruction of Social Security and Medicare, Republican Congressional candidate Jesse Kelly (running for Gabby Giffords old seat) has decided that that is not actually a popular position at all. Luckily he made this decision before the invention of the internet, youtube, and google, so there's no way for me to find something like this.
- Finally, on his way off the campaign trail, Newt Gingrich wanted to make sure to thank his SuperPAC supporters, without whom "it would be impossible for me to be here." Which is probably all the argument anyone's ever needed for why SuperPACs shouldn't exist.
Welcome to the working week!