Romney Can’t Read

This in no way constitutes an endorsement of Zerobama, who offers no serious alternative to the continuation of outdated overclass sociological howlers, but it’s just too funny to pass up.

As he travels Israel rehearsing and endorsing war crimes, Mitt “the Barber” Romney apparently dropped this schtick on the host religious-staters:

I was thinking [sure he was!] this morning as I prepared to come into this room of a discussion I had across the country in the United States about my perceptions about differences between countries. And as you come here and you see the GDP per capita for instance in Israel which is about 21,000 dollars and you compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority which is more like 10,000 dollars per capita, you notice a dramatic, stark difference in economic vitality. And that is also between other countries that are near or next to each other. Chile and Ecuador, Mexico and the United States.

In his remarks at the fundraiser, Romney also reflected on books he’s read by Jared Diamond, David Landes and his adviser Dan Senor to help him better understand Israel. The Landes book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, helped him understand decline in great civilizations, he said.

If you could learn anything from the economic history of the world it’s this: culture makes all the difference, Romney said.

So, Romney claims that culture makes all the difference in determining wealth and poverty. And on his reading list of proof for that hoary old claim is Jared Diamond, who won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for showing that culture makes none of the difference!

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This type of snafus make me boiling mad that the mass media does not allow for any sort of deliberation or response to the public to such crap. Any moderately educated person can take apart the bullshit the Romneys spew apart in seconds. Romney however is a special kind of uneducated: he doesn’t know his ignorance, and he isn’t interested in the least to work on it. One of my favorite episodes is his incessant praise of Adam Smith. Adam smith would foam at the mouth if he knew that ignorant douchebags who have never read him, while personifying everything… Read more »