Thursday, October 18, 2012

THAT NICE ROMNEY LAD

BILL LUMAYE: I’m going to ask something I think a lot of people want to know, or at least I do. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar. How do you react to that? 

TAGG ROMNEY: Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because… Well, first there is a lot of Secret Service between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process.
As Melissa in the comments said:
Huh. I thought violent people weren't supposed to come from two parent households.
Seemingly, respect for the office of President of the United States was not high on the training agenda for the five Romney lads, or perhaps Tagg models his dad.  We all saw during the second debate that Mitt treated President Barack Obama like one of "the help".  Like father, like son? 

Full interview with Tagg Romney at Think Progress.


28 comments:

Lapinbizarre said...

Good job the Secret Service were there, I guess? Did you see the whole brood on Piers Morgan (CNN) a couple of months back? Stepford Kids.

Lapinbizarre said...

Craig came over as half-way human, but the rest of them? Not like they oughtn't by now to be accustomed to appearing in public.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Stepford Kids.

Exactly. And if poor Seamus hadn't shit, he would never have got even a brief respite from the roof of the car.

Grandmère Mimi said...

No, I didn't see the Romney family on CNN. Do you have a link?

Anonymous said...

A look beyond the "Morman Facade". The "happy,smiling faces".

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks Anonymous. Next time you comment, please make up a name and sign your post.

Marthe said...

Tagg, as in tag-team-mud wrestling?
Or T(otally)AGG(ressive)result of mating activity?
Or Tagg you're it?
And this fellow is surely the beneficiary of a lovely private school education and he cannot identify an actual lie while under the influence of screaming patriarchy?
Thank goodness I've lived a much less sheltered life!

Leonard Clark said...

Really horrible personal character revealed...but then, his Dad, Pastor-Bishop Mitt, announced to ALL 65 Million of us viewers what a generous, loving, caring/sharing man he was/is as Pastor at a Mormon/LDS estabishment. What a guy! Modest? Understated. Humble! However, makes me think he's best suited to continue and strive to be a Mormon Prophet for Profit instead of U.S. President OUR own good.

I rest my case: what´s a child to do but bash in a wall or a face when his Daddy's anonymous charitable/servitude nature is up for International viewing grabs?

BTW, don't these boyz get a turn in Afghanistan? Heck, he says he likes to fight injustice!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yeah, with all those macho sons, you'd think at least one would choose the military, but you would be wrong, wrong, wrong. Talking tough is so much more satisfying.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Len, the pastoring part of Romney's closing speech made me wonder if he was running for Commander-in-Chief or Pastor-of-the Rich-in-Chief.

IT said...

Some questionable financial dealings too.

http://americablog.com/2012/10/mitt-tagg-romney-tied-to-ponzi-scheme.html

Acolyte of Sagan said...

Romney and the little Romneyettes remind me so much of those Russian matryoska (nesting dolls). You open the big one and there's a slightly smaller one, you open that....

Grandmère Mimi said...

IT, people in Louisiana were scammed by the Stanford Group. I believe there's a class-action lawsuit in process. That's fine kind of business Tagg and Mitt do.

Lapinbizarre said...

There's a section of it here

Lapinbizarre said...

Afghanistan? Why should he? Daddy didn't get a turn in Vietnam.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Romneyettes? Come now, O'Sagan, the sons are manly men.

For some reason, the Romney family reminds me of the Farkel family sketches on the long-ago TV show Laugh-In, but I can't think why, because the Romney apples quite obviously haven't fallen far from dad's apple tree.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Ah yes, interesting. The boys are well-schooled in not answering questions, too.

Lapinbizarre said...

Just doin' a-what comes naturally, I suspect.

Leonard Clark said...

But, the dental work, it´s clearly about dental work and triple row tooth brushes with automatic agua-flossing machines attached to the inhouse hygenist who rotates the whole lot, including daughters in law, and various offspring (and irons on her breaks)! The whole of the striving for perfectness is oppressive...exhausting to even think what chummy boredom lurks at the House of Mitt and Ann!

Grandmère Mimi said...

The Romneys also remind me of another Mormon family - the Osmonds. I think it's the teeth.

Acolyte of Sagan said...

You'd think more The Bee Gees, considering their Mass-a-chew-sets!
Sorry (slinks away to avoid the tomato-throwing) ;-)

Genette said...

Oh, Acolyte, not to worry, most of us can't afford to toss food about any more.
And on the teeth: are we sure those aren't caps or veneers? Veneer does seem to be their specialty ... but they never seem to realize veneers peel when exposed to heat ...

Grandmère Mimi said...

The boys would get dirty, and their hair might get mussed.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The Osmonds were nicer.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Veneer does seem to be their specialty...

Indeed!

In passing, I note that Romney is down by 17 points in the polls in Massachusetts. The people of the Commonwealth know him too well to want him for their president.

Leonard Clark said...

Great! The Family Veneer (I don't think they are Dutch)... let us hope the grandkids are more profound in all their affairs.

Acolyte of Sagan said...

The Osmonds were responsible for one of the first songs about protecting the environment. 'Crazy Horses' was about the excessive use of oil to provide the horsepower for the massive-engined American cars.
That isn't phrased as elegantly as I'd like, but once again it's half-past medication and I need a lie-down.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Acolyte of Sagan, I'm just now getting around to checking out the Osmonds' "Crazy Horses". I'd never heard of the song; it's amazing for its time. Sorry I took so long, but I have huge demands on my time.