Friday, February 03, 2012

News Flash...

I don't feign concern for the poor, either. Well, unless you count myself; I'm pretty concerned about me, after all.

I don't expect Mitt to be concerned about me, since he doesn't know me from Adam's housecat. Heaven knows I'm not concerned about him. I doubt I've spent a picosecond worrying about the well-being of Mittens over the course of my entire life.

It's the concerned people that I worry about. They're never happy just standing around being concerned; they're always getting all up in your business, trying to "help" and generally only succeeding in screwing things up even worse.

Now that I think about it, it's a little creepy and stalkeriffic when that Harvard lawyer from Hyde Park claims he's concerned about me.

16 comments:

staghounds said...

Count yourself lucky, at least You're white.

Panamared said...

I could care less about what, or whom anyone is concerned with, as long as they use there own time, energy, and mostly money to rectify there concerns. It's only when they want to raid my wallet to attack there concerns that I become upset.

Christopher said...

It's anxiety avoidance.

People have some unprocessed issue which manifests itself as an abstract concern for the collective "X" though they usually wouldn't throw a glass of water on a single "X" if they saw one on fire.

Expressing concern for abstract, and often unsolvable, problems is a great way to feel good about yourself without actually having to do anything.

Desertrat said...

staghounds, I don't see what color has to do with anything. Hasn't seemed to hurt Thomas Sowell's respectability or Vince Young's billfold.

Probably more to it than that...

Anonymous said...

Your roomies blog nailed it. Now I just want to step in front of a train.

Gerry

Tam said...

Desertrat,

It was a reference to his linked post.

Joel said...

Actually, when Romney said he wasn't concerned with the poor it was the first utterance of his I could get behind and pray he was (HA!) telling the truth.

I'm quite poor, and I don't want him (or any other politician) to concern himself with me in any way.

Nylarthotep said...

I got the creeps when Gingrich started telling about his concern for the poor. That just sounded like "Hi I'm from the government...."

the pawnbroker said...

@staghounds:

Now that eligibility is a non-issue...Shikwati for POTUS!

Not that white folks escape the carnage when helping the poor to death with OPM, 'cause y'know...we're the OP.

Buzz said...

I'm with Tam.

As long as government leaves me the frack alone, I'm pretty damned pleased.
When someone at any level of government expresses "concern for me," I've clearly walked into the wrong discussion.

The African economist nailed Africa and poor America. We've created modern plantations by creating generation after generation dependent on misery merchants and "concerned" politicians.

Anonymous said...

Just remember that the "concern" is always faked. That way you can forget about it, and only then can you begin to look at the real motivations.

When liberty is your enemy, you'll have to use fakery to get by long enough, until you have your quarry by the neck. -- Lyle

Brad K. said...

@ Anonymous 6:10,

I doubt that Romney considers liberty either an enemy or useful. I am convinced he has no morals or ethics beyond garnering votes, garnering money, and looking good in public.

His comment was not about the people that are rich or poor, it was entirely about what economic strata needs the most work and support, and likely to yield the most effective results. It sounds awful the way he put it. I still think he lives in the Massachusetts that made Chappaquiddick possible.

Buzz said...

Actually, Romney's FULL comment was dead on. (but I also agree that Romney didn't mean a damned word of it, just more drivel out of his plastic pie hole)

The very poor that wish to remain slack-jawed, lazy dependents already have their government programs. The very rich are doing quite well, as Romney should know.
The middle class is shrinking and endangered, thanks to the export of jobs, out of control executive pay, inane regulations, and unconstitutional government takeover of private industry functions.
The government programs for the very poor do NOT encourage transition from low to middle class, sadly. If someone could find the answer to providing help without creating a gill net, we'd see more for everyone, since a growing middle class creates demand for products, in turn creating jobs. Yeah, I know the answer is NOT government, but nobody wants to hear that answer. Sheep expect elected officials to "solve problems" for them.

Joseph said...

I wonder if you could get a restraining order against the creeper in chief.

Anonymous said...

I have to wonder how many of these candidates would be worried about the poor if the poor couldn't vote?

Buzz said...

It's not just the poor, Anon, it's also the libs with a guilt complex.
You can't win them if you don't feign concern like they do.