For those of you who take Mitt Romney’s lies seriously, you who would believe Obama just made welfare a sit-on-your-ass-and-get-rich scam, I would remind you of the former governor’s unemployment outreach program. Welcome to “Welfare Wheels”:
Under Romney’s Car Ownership Program, the state paid out one year’s insurance, inspection, excise tax, title, registration, repairs and a AAA membership for cars that were donated to welfare recipients. Under the plan, those who lost their jobs and ended up back on welfare were allowed to keep their free wheels.
Free car. Free tax. Free title. Free registration. Free insurance. Free repairs. How’s that sound to ya, wingnuts? How many upscale Sunday schoolers were impregnated by poor Messicans in the ample back seats of the governor’s Ford Tauruses?
1. This Romney–the guy who invented what the Herald called “Welfare Wheels”–is the same guy who launched on Rick Perry during the primaries for offering college scholarships to the children of illegal immigrants. In fact, he’s still against–maybe, I guess, but we can’t be too sure, because, well, he’s refusing to answer the question–the federal Dream Act, which would grant citizenship to such children who graduated college or served into the military. But cars for welfare recipients was, somehow, just fine. (By the way, I applaud Romney’s program and congratulate him on the 80% success rate.)
2. How incompetent is the Romney campaign? They keep coming up with these stupid gambits–the last was the lie that Obama opposed early voting for members of the military in Ohio–that are shot down instantaneously (everywhere but in Fox-Rush land). And worse, the Democrats–who seem to have a superior oppo team–can often produce counter-stories, like the Herald item, that make things even worse for Romney.
We are watching a campaign disintegrate. It’s fun, isn’t it?