George Graham

Mitt’s Stupid (and Ironic) Dig at the President

I wouldn’t mention the current crop of losers who hope to run against President Obama next year if something one of them said didn’t tickle my funny bone so much that I just have to share it.

Here is the Huffington Post report, verbatim, so you don’t think I’m making it up:

WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling Barack Obama “one of the most ineffective presidents” he’s ever seen, and says he can beat him next year.

Romney tells NBC in an interview that while Obama wasn’t responsible for the recession he inherited, “he made things worse. He’s failed.”

Romney also says he thinks Obama lacks “a cogent assessment” of world affairs. The Republican charges, in his words, “The Arab spring came, one of the greatest opportunities we’ve seen in decades, and we’ve been flatfooted.”

Romney, who plans to formally get into the GOP race later this week, says he doesn’t think his Mormon faith will be an obstacle to winning the GOP presidential nod, saying “we’re not electing a pastor in chief, we’re electing a commander in chief.”

There’s more (click here to read it), but I’m sure you get the idea.

Mitt Romney (he uses his middle name because his first name is Willard; wouldn’t you?) says Barack Obama is “ineffective.” This from a man who got a pathetic handful of votes in his previous attempt to win the Republican nomination. Mitt Romney, who has Republicans desperately scouring the planet for a real candidate because they’re so terrified he might get the nomination by default this time.

Talk about ineffective!

And that’s one thing America’s first black president is NOT.

I don’t agree with President Obama all the time. I’m not sold, for example, on his one-America concept. I see this as a nation divided and I don’t think the two sides will ever come close to agreeing on anything.

But if you accept the premise that he is president of all Americans, not just the ones who voted for him, then you have to admit he has done an amazing job.

No, he is not a liberal president.

No, he is not a “black” president.

To me, he is a little on the conservative side, and way too hawkish for my taste.

But to conservatives, he is a dyed-in-the-wool lefty.

To black activists (at least, some of them), he has done too little for minorities.

To conservatives, he has done too much, way too much.

I could go on, but you probably get the picture by now. He is dead center. That’s why he’s taking flak from both sides.

But all that aside, you have to admit he has been effective – despite unreliable Blue Dogs and recalcitrant Republicans obstructing him at every turn and a rabid, lying, scheming pack of Tea Party radicals clawing and kicking and biting at his heels.

Obviously, I don’t have space to list all his accomplishments.

You can read about them by clicking here.

But I’ll just mention two:

The American economy did NOT collapse – despite the Bush Administration’s disgraceful mishandling of it.

And we got Osama bin Laden.

In your face, Willard Mitt. I’ve got a C note that says you can’t beat Obama in the race for president.

Heck, you can’t even get nominated – no matter how many times you try.

About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for