Moron…panderer, etc.

30 Jul

From The Washington Post: Romney faces Palestinian criticism for Jerusalem remarks

“As you come here and you see the [Gross Domestic Product] per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” Romney said, according to a pool report.

In fact, the difference is far more stark than that. According to the World Bank, Israel’s GDP per capita is actually $31,282. The same figure for the Palestinian areas is around $1,600.

Romney said he had studied a book called “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations,” searching for an answer about why two neighboring places–the U.S. and Mexico, for instance, or Israel and the Palestinian areas–could have such disparate prosperity.

“Culture makes all the difference. Culture makes all the difference,” Romney said, repeating the conclusion he drew from that book, by David Landes. “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.”

Romney also said he recognized “hand of providence in selecting this place [Israel].”

And Palestinian official Saeb Erekat responds:

“It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” Erekat said.

“It seems to me this man (Romney) lacks information, knowledge, vision and understanding of this region and its people,” he added.

To say the least…  Romney also stated that he would back Netanyahu on “anything” he chose to do on Iran.  Nice.

 

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One Response to “Moron…panderer, etc.”

  1. Alexander Aucott July 31, 2012 at 1:04 am #

    It really baffles me how this guy has got to where he has. His success in business and making it as the Republican candidate would normally indicate some kind of intelligence, but from everything I can see Romney is a complete idiot. I wouldn’t trust him with a knife and fork, let alone to govern the world’s most powerful nation.

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