Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mittens surrenders to McCain, not terror

Twitt Romney, as you will have heard, has dropped out. He announced this in a speech, not to his campaign workers, but to the Conservative Political Action Conference.

He is worried that the worst, the very worst, will happen: “I am convinced that unless America changes course, we will become the France of the 21st century. ... And to me, that is impensable unthinkable.”

He derided the “culture of poverty,” which he blamed on “1960s welfare programs.” The Liberals, he says, are still trying to undermine “individual responsibility”: “They fight to strip work requirements from welfare, to put more people on Medicaid, and to remove more and more people from having to pay any income tax whatsoever.” How will the poor ever learn individual responsibility if they don’t pay income tax?

“And tolerance for pornography – even celebration of it – and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare programs have led to today’s grim realities: 68% of African American children are born out-of-wedlock, 45% of Hispanic children, and 25% of White children.” What I believe he’s saying is that African-American men love their porn. Or something. Certainly his insistence on disaggregating those numbers by race shows that his problem isn’t with “culture” but with the duskier races. Who are destroying America: “A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.” Founding fathers, African-American children born out of wedlock... nah, too easy.

The big threat, though, is “violent, radical Jihad.” “These Jihadists will battle any form of democracy – to them, democracy is blasphemous for it says that citizens, not God shape the law.” Or wait, maybe it’s Mike Huckabee who thinks that democracy is blasphemous for saying that citizens, not God shape the law. I always get those two confused.

And just as his sons were serving their country by working for his campaign, Mittens is now giving up his campaign, not because he had his Mormon ass handed to him, but in order to serve his country: “in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”

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