Mitt Romney: President Obama Out Of Touch Like Marie Antoinette

Source: Jon Ward / The Huffington Post

MASON CITY, Iowa — Mitt Romney on Thursday sought to portray President Barack Obama as out of touch with the struggles of everyday Americans — a charge he himself has often faced — by comparing the president to a former French queen who was overthrown during the French Revolution.

“When the president’s characterization of our economy was, ‘It could be worse,’ it reminded me of Marie Antoinette: ‘Let them eat cake,'” Romney said, referring to the infamously dismissive remark toward the poor attributed to the queen.

“This is not a time to be talking about, ‘It could be worse.’ It’s a time to recognize that things should be better,” Romney said during an interview on his campaign bus with The Huffington Post. “And the president’s policies have failed the American people, have led to 25 million people still being out of work. He didn’t cause the recession, but he has made it deeper and has made the recovery more tepid and the pain last longer.”

Obama said during a Wisconsin town hall meeting in June 2010 that “it’s hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse” without the stimulus plan he pushed through Congress. He also said that while unemployment was high, it was not as high as it could have been if he had done nothing.

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  • Greglh

    And President Obama speaks the truth.   Lets say President Obama didn’t do anything.  Imagine that in the real world.  This country would have gone into another depression.   And yet the republicans would again brush off that THEY put us in that position.

    And they talk out of both sides of their mouth.  They want less government and yet they want more government Leadership.  They want less government and claim it isn’t up to the government for the recovery and yet the again blame President Obama.

    I have yet to see ONE thing republicans have done or are doing that will help jobs.   If healthcare is their #1 priority, and it sounds like it is, then jobs is not their focus as they claim.  What they have to offer are LOW PAYING jobs that people will have no choice but to settle for.  

    With the Republicans your wealth will have to inherited similar to countries ruled by kings and queens.  

    Less regulation will only affect those underneath them because again people will be faced with surviving the best they can.  The upper class of course will have all the regulation, medical attention, court representation they need because they will be able to afford it all.

    President Obama would still be taking negative hits had he committed any of the blunders ALL of the republicans have committed.   Interesting how SHORT LIVED they are…. Oh, with the exception of Herman Cain, but the brotha should have known they weren’t going to let him rise.  He should have learned from Steele. lol