We’re sure the fancy Madison Avenue Focus Groups have data showing that this stuff works like hot hell, but the President’s brand new haymaker — “He’s Robin Hood in reverse. He’s Romney Hood” — is basically just as hackneyed as a straightforward metaphor comparing a charitable person to Robin Hood. His Super PAC has been using the same line. “Chicago” really loves this shit, huh? Sure, run with it. It’s on message and the copy is marginally snappier than “He’s Robin Hood in reverse. He’s, you know, King John or the Sheriff of Nottingham, the story’s antagonists, who necessarily represent a counter ideology of upward wealth redistribution.” Your Wonkette would pass out laughing if he dropped that, but we’re degenerates.
Our national errand boy, Mitt Romney, had just the right response in the tank: “And if I were to coin a term, it would be ‘Obamaloney.’ He’s serving up a dish which is simply in contradiction with the truth.” The classic American meal of baloney on a dish never tasted so bad, derpa derp. Or perhaps Romney, being weird, intended to draw a comparison between the president and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, to highlight his opposition to generic Democratic policy stances?
Yesterday was more fun.