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A Reminder That Mitt Romney Spent A Full 100 Years Getting Every Degree At Harvard

Mitt Romney, privileged child of a prominent American politician, attended Harvard University for four years to pick up two professional degrees, in law and business, before heading into the cowardly, privileged adult-child’s fake professions of management consulting and private equity.

Three of Mitt Romney’s five privileged sons have Harvard degrees.

Nearly all of his top advisers either went to Harvard or currently teach there. The very reason Mitt Romney’s “home state” is Massachusetts is because he moved there to attend Harvard, and Harvard people would eventually make up his political donor base.

America has never seen a major politician more closely associated with Harvard University than Mitt Romney. This is the only truly remarkable achievement of his life.

But today on the campaign trail, he yet again claimed that President Obama “spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps.”

That’s all.

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123 comments

    1. James Michael Curley

      He didn't dodge the draft. He was serving as a minister in his church. Just like Cassius Clay. (Mohamed Ali for those who are younger than a couple pairs of my hiking boots.)

      1. mindo99

        'Cassius Clay' was a conscientious objector, and stood by his convictions. Mitt doesn't stand by his convictions, as we're not really sure what he believes about anything.

          1. Veritas78

            So the black guy went to jail, and the white guy vacationed in Paris, for doing basically the same thing? That is just astonishing.

  1. Barb

    This is proof that even the multimillionaire son of a multimillionaire can beat the odds and run for president of the United States

    1. prommie

      And not only that, he can run as a populist man of the people, and portray his up-from-the-streets-by-his-bootstraps opponent as an entitled elitest! And that, that is just absolutely magical, when you think about it.

      1. sewollef

        "And that, that is just absolutely magical, when you think about it."

        I'm thinking really hard about it, but I'm not sure I can make the giant leap you have.

        What's wrong with me??

      2. HELisforHEL

        This is what galls me (well, one of the MANY things that does): even though the Mormon church is essentially a "socialist' organization in that it doles out assistance (money, connections, more money) to its moon colony believers in order to make everyone in the 'church' successful and solvent, clownboy goes on and on about the dangers of the socializmz. He's been helped out his entire life by something quite similar in structure. And sure as hell has never worked a real day in his privileged, corporate-welfare life.

  2. meatpuppet2

    Dick Cheney 101. Attack their strengths. Yawn. Wgaf. Rmoney will lose and that is all that matters.

    1. prommie

      You know Rove is around when an Obama aide wakes up to find a tape of Romney's debate prep sessions in his bed.

    1. MissTaken

      I'm looking forward to his "I'm rubber, you're glue" rebuttal to Obama during the debates.

      1. BigSkullF*ckingDog

        I hope Obama just grabs him and plays a rousing game of "why are you hitting yourself?" My older brother used to play that one with me all the time.

    1. SorosBot

      Worse, he graduated from Harvard business school. An MBA is a guarantee that holder is a privileged, entitled douchebag who should never, ever be allowed into a position with real power.

        1. SorosBot

          Yeah, if you had succumbed to the ways of the MBA, which turns people into right-wing "free market"-worshiping assholes Id despair.

      1. HELisforHEL

        Absolutely correct, sir.
        I think the only thing they ever learn is
        "Company needs to increase shareholder profit–lay off the lowest paid employees* and then reward ourselves with bonuses"

        *the people who actually do the work.

  3. freakishlywrong

    Delusional wingnuts are running against a fictional opponent in an altered reality.

  4. Serolf_Divad

    Yes, but the magic Mormon underwear protected him from having the place rub off on him.

  5. Chet Kincaid

    Romney is the son George HW and Barbara wish they had had, hence their glowing endorsements, photo op and sucking up to his phony ass.

    EDIT: It's really the perfect mirror of how the Kennedys embraced Obama in 2008, isn't it?

  6. Lascauxcaveman

    Heh, my opponent in the water district commission race tried this against me, but somehow "He spent too much time at City Community College" isn't as quite an effective slam.

  7. CogitoErgoBibo

    Hey now, Mittens could be right! Until I see an attendance record from the man, I actually am willing to believe that Obama spent more time at Harvard in 3 years of law school than Willard spent attending his 4 years of classes (presuming he ever showed up at all).

  8. noodlesalad

    Romney attended a school that was founded by AMURICAN Puritans to educate and create ministers to spread the faith. Obama attended a LIBRUL arts COLLEGE that costs bazillions of Kenyan dollars to attend.

    1. James Michael Curley

      When your father is Governor of Michigan from 1962 to 1969 and leaves office to become Nixon's Secty of HOusing and Urban Dev. and all local draft boards are aspiring political operatives, you do the math. I'm sure a Student 2S deferment was not to difficult to get and Detroit Courts had a lot of cannon fodder ready from the poor districts that participated in the 1967 and 1968 Detroit riots.

  9. Callyson

    Whoever came up with that quip "You can always tell a Harvard grad, but you can't tell them much" must have seen Mittens on the horizon…

    1. 738838

      "Could you tell me where the library is at?" "Son, we never end a sentence with a preposition here at Harvard." "OK, then could you tell me where the library is at, asshole?"

  10. MissTaken

    Yes, but Mittens education was fully paid by mommy and daddy like a good little capitalist where Obama got socialist financial aid.

  11. Chichikovovich

    Wow. Three of the five sons of a multi-multi-millionaire Massachusetts governor son of a former Michigan governor and presidential candidate were admitted to Harvard. That's quite an accomplishment, especially if you consider that to judge from their public pronouncements, the lads are rather dim.

    And you know the most impressive thing? They didn't rely on affirmative action.

    1. rickmaci

      Legacy admissions. Affirmative action for the children of wealthy and/or prominent alums, especially those living in New England and New York: mostly a benefit for white male candidates whose grades and test scores fall outside the expected admission criteria.

  12. Not_So_Much

    Maybe, but he's a republican so it's totally different. He went there to learn how to skullfuck every penny out of sick companies. Not some nambypamby liberal elite 'constitutionalist lawyer' bullshit.

  13. fartknocker

    But the trees in Michigan are pretty.____Romney is so out of touch with middle class reality yet I have some neighbors who believe he would be a great president given his supposed business acumen. They also have a collection of Ronny Raygun gnomes so I suspect they are biased.

  14. Chet Kincaid

    The guy doesn't believe in anything, has no real reason for running, and knows that Obama is better at doing everything he once said he believed in to get Massachusetts to vote for him. "Movement" conservatives know he's phonying it up for them, but he can't give them what they really want: he has vowed not to talk about God at all because his religion is so offensive to theirs. Independents can see how uncomfortable he is pretending to be a wingnut. He can only hope our society is "pre-racial" enough that hatred of the Negro In The White House accrues to him, no matter how empty his suit is. He might as well brazen it out and lie at every opportunity, what has he got to lose?

    1. James Michael Curley

      It's not a difficult stretch to imagine he has daddy issues and is trying to redeem his old man's embarrassing failure in 1968. But what if the target is really the Republican Party for dissing the old guy? Face it, Romney (Mitt) is running a campaign which is just a drunken plunge into the DC Reflecting Pool away from being a suicide mission. November comes, he not only looses but the defeat is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and sends it to the showers for two decades.

    2. Lucidamente1

      I keep seeing Mitt as a bad acid flashback to George H. W. Bush, with pork rinds and slamming his opponent's foreign policy for having been worked out "in the boutique of Harvard yard." Can't wait for his Willie Horton ad.

    3. George Spelvin

      And, since the the corporate media will never call him on his lies, there is little downside at this point. One hopes that it will bite him in the ass when the Obama campaign use his lies and flopping to get out the vote, and maybe to scare a few indies. Indies are suckers for sincerity, even sincere falsehoods (e.g, Reagan and W), but Rmoney doesn't do sincere very well.

  15. SayItWithWookies

    Mitt's going for the high-stakes strategy of trying to portray President Obama as more out-of-touch, elitist and economically unrealistic than he is. More power to him — as Gracie Allen said, "They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went ahead and built it anyway."

    1. littlebigdaddy

      The whole Mittens campaign is an elaborate piece of performance art engineered by Andy Kaufman.

    2. reliefsinn

      Great Gracie quote. You might remember the time when George was so exasperated with Gracie that he asked her if the Nanny had dropped her on her head when she was a baby, and she said "No, we were too poor to have a Nanny, my mother had to do it".

  16. Mojopo

    Ok, so this is how Mittens is going to pick up Santorum's base of human debris, drop-outs, Bingo fanatics, child beaters and "real Americans"? Let's all hate education together, because…America!

  17. Blueb4sunrise

    Well, at least he didn't go to an Arizona school.

    Pre-emptive snark:
    Wait, they have schools in Az.?

  18. Oblios_Cap

    America has never seen a major politician more closely associated with Harvard University than Mitt Romney. This is the only truly remarkable achievement of his life.

    Willard is a douchebag.

  19. Smitros

    Prizes should be given for phrases like "the cowardly, privileged adult-child’s fake professions of management consulting and private equity".

    1. HELisforHEL

      Hear, hear. I'm surrounded by them at my current job. It's like being trapped in a building full of Mittens Clones. <shudder>

  20. DerrickWildcat

    I asked that lady on a yahoo forum and she never answered, so I'll ask her again on here.
    (I hope you see this)
    are you Kasie like Cassie or Kasie like Casey?
    I just can't tell and it's been bothering me.

  21. owhatever

    Appeal to the rightwing base, Mittens, snort, snort. Educations are dangerous. Bad. Particularly when darkies start getting degrees and become uppity.

  22. WiscDad

    Chris Christie spent too much time at Dunkin' Donuts…I don't hear Mittens calling him out

  23. DahBoner

    When I lived in Cambridge, I thought about taking a weekend bartending course, actually offered on the Harvard campus, just so I could say I passed the Harvard bar exam..

  24. HELisforHEL

    Rachel Maddow said it best–he's using the ole Karl AssClown Rove technique all the time: whatever your liabilities are, portray them as your opponent's instead. Obama went to Harvard! Harvard BAD!
    He also accused Obama of being a waffler, out of touch, etc.–you know, all the things he himself is. I'm surprised he hasn't accused him of wearing the funderwear (yet).

    1. BarackMyWorld

      The problem for Mitt is he's just randomly yelling out things that he's done and throwing them at Obama, whereas Rove and his allies cultivated an entire Swift Boat organization and took the time to photoshop pictures of Kerry with Jane Fonda.

  25. OneYieldRegular

    How inspiring this must be to young people, to hear a potential leader of their country disparaging institutions of higher education as if attending them were something shameful.

      1. doloras

        I hope you are, because that's VERY close to classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Or homophobic speculations about the "Homintern", for that matter.

  26. Chet Kincaid

    Imagine how heartfelt and convincing young Mitt must have been, standing outside of the fromagerie, blathering on in French about Golden Tablets!

    He obviously doesn't believe in Mormonism enough to talk about it at all, ever these days, so did he really have to do the missionary thing to please Daddy and his social/familial group, especially since he is a completely self-made man and didn't get any money from George?

  27. Deportably_Jose

    I think you guys are getting caught up in the details, here. He's not saying that Obama LITERALLY spent more time at Harvard than he did; what the multiple-Harvard-degree having, multimillionaire son of a governor really just meant to imply that Obama is an elitist.

  28. Steverino247

    I know you wrote below that you were making this shit up, but I've seen it happen. They lay off people and then hire their own guys later on. Hard to believe, I know, but it's fucking true. Look at the FBI.

    1. prommie

      I was just setting up my "parody" defense. Or inherently unbelievebale, or opinion, gotta be careful to leave yourself an out. Though the Mormon Church seems more prone to murdering than suing its detractors.

  29. deanbooth

    We found out a couple of weeks ago that my son got accepted into Yale graduate school in music composition (free ride — woohoo!). I mentioned this to the woman who cleans my house — while she listens to Rush at full blast — and her response was "He's such a nice boy; I hope they don't corrupt him." I wanted to strangle this fuckin' christian nitwit, but she has, after all, saved my marriage.

    (I hope this doesn't sound all braggy.)

    1. Wile E. Quixote

      Hey, what's wrong with listening to Rush at full blast? Neil Peart stands alone! And Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have more talent in the hair on their ass than that talentless punk Ted Nugent has in his entire body.

    2. reliefsinn

      No, that is awesome, congrats to everyone. Glad to hear that young people are still interested in music composition, thought all music today was made from the 'puter and stuff.

  30. NYNYNYjr

    I have to say it's refreshing not to have a Yale Bonesman vs a Yale Bonesman in this fucking election. I hate Yale. Harvard is a much nicer school, and has a history of much cooler people having gone there- W.E.B. Dubois, Robert Frost, John Ashbery, both Roosevelts.

  31. MegPasadena

    This is exactly what Rachel Maddow was talking about last night. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show

    Romney is using Karl Rove's tactics over and over again:
    1). Turn your enemy's strong suit into his weakness.
    2). Take your own weakness and then accuse your enemy for doing the said thing.
    He doesn't realize when he does it too much, people are bond to figure out that he is lying.

  32. horsedreamer_1

    Kasie, dear, you work for POLITICO, no? & — & you just called BS on a Republican.

    Well, hon, I hope you like unemployment. 'Cause you're in the Swampland — you're gonna die for this sin.

  33. Dr. Nick Riviera

    How do the people who actually earned their way into Harvard not have a crippling case of cirrhosis of the liver by now?

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