I meant to write about this yesterday.
Conservative NYT columnist David Brooks wrote a scathing piece about Mitt Romney that reiterated every criticism ever made of Romney, but in a fresh and particularly bitter light.
Thing is, it was a joke. Brooks was poking fun at liberal criticism of Romney. But he did it so well, that no one got the joke. Instead, we got a cringe-worthy, withering attack on Romney that liberals have been sending around the Internet for a good 24 hours and counting.
Here’s an excerpt, but do go read the whole thing – it’s that good.
Romney was a precocious and gifted child. He uttered his first words (“I like to fire people”) at age 14 months, made his first gaffe at 15 months and purchased his first nursery school at 24 months. The school, highly leveraged, went under, but Romney made 24 million Jujubes on the deal.
The teenage years were more turbulent. He was sent to a private school, where he was saddened to find there are people in America who summer where they winter. He developed a lifelong concern for the second homeless, and organized bake sales with proceeds going to the moderately rich.
Romney also went on a mission to France. He spent two years knocking on doors, failing to win a single convert. This was a feat he would replicate during his 2008 presidential bid.
Some have said that Romney’s lifestyle is overly privileged, pointing to the fact that he has an elevator for his cars in the garage of his San Diego home. This is not entirely fair. Romney owns many homes without garage elevators and the cars have to take the stairs.
Seriously, this is only a snippet.
If this is satire, if this was meant to “help” Mitt Romney – then more of it, I say.