Mitt Still Engaging In Projection

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

Romney's attacks on Obama are clearly insane:

Mitt Romney said on Thursday that President Barack Obama is partially to blame for a recent scandal over excessive spending at the General Services Administration because he takes "elaborate vacations."

"I think the example starts at the top," Romney told National Review Online in an interview published Friday. "People have to see that the president is not taking elaborate vacations and spending in a way that is inconsistent with the state of the overall economy and the state of the American family."

Huh?  President Obama's vacation time?  What about it?  He has taken 61 days of vacation through last summer to George W. Bush's 180 days through the same point in his presidency. There's nothing any more elaborate about it than any other presidential vacation. Maybe Mitt Romney is trying to suggest Obama is a foreigner for vacationing in Hawaii, but Hawaii is part of America and it's where Obama is from.

And extravagance?  Isn't this the same Mitt Romney who hired a lobbyist to get approval for a car elevator at his beachfront vacation home in La Jolla? And isn't this the same Mitt Romney who rented a guest house and created a business so his wife could take participate in the equestrian sport of dressage? (They lost $77,000 on the business in 2010, by the way.)