Comments on: Well and truly romneyed! http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Mad Glances – The Madwoman with a Laptop http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1096141 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:54:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1096141 [...] Also: Mitt Romney will never be president, but he looks to have a solid future as a figure of speech. Historiann explains. [...]

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By: Rosemary http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1096123 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:53:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1096123 I completely agree about the rich often feeling entitled to being experts on everything, but to be fair, having been an academic most of my adult life, I’ve met quite a number of academics with that same quality. You may just be lucky with your colleagues.

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By: Rachel http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094750 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:12:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094750 The Brits said it best: “Mitt the Twit”

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By: smalltown prof http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094695 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:19:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094695 He is the John Kerry of the Republicans. Doomed to lose a very winnable election, because of his haughty arrogance.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094428 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:28:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094428 A romney (n.): an ignorant or silly statement with no relation to any reality. As in, “His argument in the debate was a real romney.”

We’re all competent scholars, and trying to do better; and we’re pretty good teachers, and most of us try to do better at that too.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094235 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:00:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094235 Amy Davidson says pretty much everything I meant to say here, in my snarky way, at the New Yorker today. She’s right: his ressentiment is striking:

Romney has been running a campaign centered on resentment, in many forms: the resentment directed at the “successful” that he imagines is driving his critics; the resentment he is trying to fan in his base voters; and, increasingly and most strangely, his own. Romney’s resentment has become a matter of temperament, of policy, and of politics. He and his wife, Ann, have made it clear that they take offense when his good will is questioned. Fixated on what he sees as the jealous motives of his critics, he misses the important truths about our economy and the reality of people’s lives that might have informed his agenda. He also reveals a great deal about himself. . . .

[In Romneyworld] Social programs are acts of pity . . .rather than investments in our futures and our communities. Perhaps this is why we are meant to be so grateful to high earners, and why Romney is affronted enough to decide that those who question the rich are beyond the reach of rationality. (It may also explain why Ann Romney thinks she can answer questions about the family’s unseen tax returns by talking about their gifts to charity.) . . . .

Any gratitude toward the country we’ve all built, Romney seems to be saying, is misplaced. Instead, the feelings Romney regards as proper ones for the rest of us to assume are a cheerful appreciation of the wealthy and an eager resolve to be just like Mitt—and also a little nicer to him. Romney has reduced the great issues of fairness and a just society to the rather boring question of whether people are being fair to him and his friends, and whether they admire his fine qualities. Among other things, this cannot help him electorally: What is less attractive than a manifestly lucky man sulking about how everyone is jealous of him?

(Emphasis mine.)

I’ve felt all along that Romney’s secretiveness and shirtiness whenever he’s questioned would be his downfall. I don’t like people like that, especially when they’re asking me to do something for them. I’ve also predicted all along that in nominating someone even Republicans don’t like, they were dooming their chances this fall. And he’s not getting any more likeable, the more we get to know him!

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By: koshembos http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094222 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:12:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094222 Mitt – a leathery faced person with non existent absorption ability.
Mittag – a person who always looks sunny despite the gathering clouds. (From German: midday)
Mitta – a person with a flat brain wave. (From Hebrew: bed)
Mittisyahu – a person who cannot carry a tune, stupid like Netanyahu.

Your department is unique. Mine, and others I know, has about 50% capable researchers and 50% pretenders. Teaching is slightly better. As far as common sense and ability to carry out complex tasks, at most 10% are fit. What a bunch of schmucks. (From Yiddish: you better look up this one yourself…)

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By: Ruth http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094215 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:50:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094215 The word Romney already has a perfectly good meaning. It’s a breed of sheep (that gives very nice wool). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romney_(sheep)

To use it in a sentence, “The Republican Presidential candidate has all the self-awareness of a Romney.”

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By: Lance http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094212 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:49:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094212 I am so down this with.

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By: arbitrista http://www.historiann.com/2012/09/20/well-and-truly-romneyed/comment-page-1/#comment-1094195 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:22:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19587#comment-1094195 Hahahaha. Well said, all of it.

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