Monday, June 11, 2012

Frontline of the Class War: Olympic Juicing, Class Sizes, and the Bluths

The Republicans are right, there is a class war going on in this country. And they're the ones waging it against the middle and working class:
  • While organizing the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Mitt Romney was also investing in a company producing banned performance enhancing drugs.  Now I'm sure Nutraceutical International makes many other fine products, but if during the leadup to the Olympics Romney thought it was a good idea to invest in a company that ran completely counter to the spirit of the games, don't you think maybe we should find out what else he's been investing in before letting him become President?
  • Meanwhile if you apply the standard that Romney is insisting be used to evaluate his time as Governor of Massachusetts to President Obama, it turns out he's created a whopping 3.7 million new jobs.  But obviously using the same standard for both of them is not fair for some reason.  Probably because it makes Romney look bad.
  • Just in case you missed it somehow, here's the video of Romney saying that it's time to "cut back" on teachers, firefighters, and police officers.  While I don't really know anyone who thinks we would be better off with fewer professional life savers, attacking teachers sadly isn't new for Romney or the Republican Party.  Indeed he thinks that class size doesn't matter, well unless you're talking about his own kids.  Then he sends them to a private school that advertises an average class size of twelve.  But those are his kids, they're way more important than yours.

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