Don Young & the 47% Double Down
Remember that guy? The one with the hair, and the teeth, and the blonde wife, and the dog? Starts with an R… Give me a minute, I’ll get it…Don’t tell me, don’t tellll meeeee……
Remember when Mitt Romney was running for President, and then that thing happened, and he was speaking at a fancy private, closed-door fundraiser and told his fellow second and third-generation hand-me-down elites that 47% of the country were a bunch of good-for-nothing lazy freeloaders who didn’t do anything, and just mooched off the system? And then that guy videotaped it and released it to that other guy at Mother Jones?
And then remember how everyone was like, “Um. ExCUSE me?? We can HEAR you.” And then after he dug himself into a hole, he tried to get out of the hole by digging more? And then that didn’t work, and he lost the election?
Then you’ll have to appreciate this little gem. It isn’t like Don Young just wasn’t looking and accidentally stepped into the same steaming pile of gaffe Mitt Romney left on the carpet. Not the Congressman for All Alaska. No, sir. And technically a “gaffe” is unintentional – it doesn’t apply when you mean it.
At the recent “Federal Overreach Summit” in Anchorage, after telling federal employees they should feel guilty for being part of the problem, Don Young pointed at that steaming pile of Romney, and said, “Remember when Mitt Romney stepped in that and lost the election? Well, guess what?” And then Don Young bent his elbows and did a little jump up in the air landing where he aimed, in his shiny black shoes – right in the middle of the pile.
I suppose you have to give him chutzpah points. Every year he dares us to re-elect him, and every year we do.
“Forty-seven percent of the people… Mitt Romney lost the election – said it was forty-seven percent of the people don’t contribute to the society – and they DON’T!”