Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Former Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio went old school on Willard "Mittens" Romney in his convention speech on Tuesday night. 2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Honorable Ted... -- CHARLOTTE, Sept. 4, 2012:
Now, Mitt Romney, he lives by a different code. To him, American workers are just numbers on a spreadsheet.
To him, all profits are created equal, whether made on our shores or off. That's why companies Romney invested in were dubbed "outsourcing pioneers." Our nation was built by pioneers—pioneers who accepted untold risks in pursuit of freedom, not by pioneers seeking offshore profits at the expense of American workers here at home.
Mitt Romney proudly wrote an op-ed entitled, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." If he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from Michigan to Ohio and across the nation. Mitt Romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit from tearing it down. If Mitt was Santa Claus, he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.
Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islands and winters on the slopes of the Swiss Alps. In Matthew, chapter 6, verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. My friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the United States of America. And it's well past time for Mitt Romney to come clean with the American people.
On what he's saying about the president's policy for welfare to work, he's lying. Simple as that. On his tax returns, he's hiding. You have to wonder, just what is so embarrassing that he's gone to such great lengths to bury the truth? Whatever he's doing to avoid taxes, can it possibly be worse than the Romney-Ryan tax plan that would have sliced Mitt's total tax rate to less than one percent?
Predictably, the "civility cops" among the concern trolls of the D.C. media villagers clutched their pearls and got their panties in a twist over Strickland's speech. They have no knowledge or appreciation for American history or political traditions. Strickland's speech was actually quite mild in comparison to convention speeches back in the day.
Video below the fold.
Speaking of the "civility cops" among the concern trolls of the D.C. media villagers, here is concern-troll-in-chief Chuck Todd interviewing Gov. Strickland after his speech. Strickland says "I don't think I was nearly as tough on the Romney campaign as I could have been." Rachel Maddow's summary is a classic: "No, hold on, I forgot my brass knuckles. Let me do it again." Take that Chuckles.