Romney Proves He’s Both a Liar and an Asshole – All in One Sentence

What — what the president did, he — he should have worked on this years ago. If he felt seriously about this, he should have taken action when he had a Democrat House and Senate, but he didn’t. He saves these sort of things until four and a half months before the general election.

– Putative GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on “Face the Nation” on June 17, referring to Pres. Obama’s decision to halt deportation of children of undocumented workers. In this one statement, Romney lies about the history of the DREAM Act and proves conclusively that he is an asshole. First the lying: the DREAM Act passed in both the Democratic controlled House and Senate late in 2010, but it “only” received 55 votes in the Senate, not the 60 votes needed to prevent a Republican filibuster. Second, Republican pols use witch-hunter Sen. Joe McCarthy’s formulation of “Democrat” as an adjective — as in “Democrat Congress” — as proof to their half-witted base that they are assholes who enjoy annoying grammarians and Democrats.