The economy is headed for another recession and our government is headed off a fiscal cliff. Two months after four Americans were murdered in Benghazi we still don’t know what happened. Who authorized selling guns to Mexican drug gangs is still a mystery. The president is going on vacation.

Meanwhile, Dana Milbunk risks his life to bring you this important news:

Romney can retire later

The nation is heading toward the “fiscal cliff,” but have no fear: Mitt Romney is coming to the rescue — of Marriott International Inc.

In his first public comments since election night, the defeated Republican presidential nominee issued a statement Monday announcing his next step. An appeal to national unity? A charitable initiative?

No, he announced that he was rejoining the hotel chain’s board of directors. “It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott,” said Romney’s statement, distributed by Marriott.

It was emblematic of the tone-deaf, I-have-some-great-friends-that-are-NASCAR-team-owners moments that contributed to his loss. The country is in a crisis, political leaders in a standoff, and Romney is joining his buddy’s corporate board.

Romney is a private citizen now and free to do as he chooses. But it’s not as if he needs the money; the $170,000 in cash and stock that Marriott directors received in the most recent year reported is but a sliver of the $20 million or so Romney takes in annually from his investments.

More to the point, Romney’s first post-election move served to confirm the exhaustive report my Post colleague Philip Rucker did on Romney’s “rapid retreat into seclusion.” Rucker, who covered the Romney campaign for this paper, wrote that in the former candidate’s disappearance he is “exhibiting the same detachment that made it so difficult for him to connect with the body politic through six years of running for president.”

Romney’s post-election behavior has been, in a word, small. Never again, likely, will his voice and influence be as powerful as they are now. Yet rather than stepping forward to help find a way out of the fiscal standoff, or to help his party rebuild itself, he delivered a perfunctory concession speech, told wealthy donors that Obama won by giving “gifts” to minorities, then avoided the press at a private lunch with President Obama.

Though keeping nominal residence in Massachusetts, the state he led as governor, he moved out to his California home and has been spotted at Disneyland, at the new “Twilight” movie, at a pizza place, pumping gas and going to the gym. In warm weather, he plans to live at his lakefront manse in New Hampshire. The man who spoke passionately about his love for the American auto industry has been driving around in a new Audi Q7.

Typically, when someone loses an election they either retire or go back to doing whatever it was they were doing before the election. Al Gore grew a beard and dropped out of sight for a couple years. John Kerry and John McCain both went back to the Senate. Sarah Palin went back to Alaska. The losers generally drop out of the spotlight for a while.

Sarah Palin was an exception, but not by choice. She tried to avoid the spotlight but the media just couldn’t quit her. She made headlines pardoning a turkey that first Thanksgiving after the election. Okay, technically it was a turkey execution that made the headlines, but she was at a turkey ranch, not a petting zoo.

Are we gonna have to put up with four more years of Romney bashing from the media? Leave the poor guy alone! What the fuck do expect him to do? Fix the economy for Obama?

But you want to know the worst part? The worst part is that Dana Milbunk gets paid to write that drivel!

BTW – It’s just a coinky-dink but “Mitt Romney” and “Media Zombies” are right next to each other on the TCH categories list.

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39 Responses to BREAKING ROMNEY UPDATE!!!!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Here is how Mistress Angie replied:

    I actually didn’t think Obama voters — who seem to think the last 4 years of cheap money & no jobs because of Obama’s policies are good things & hence voted for more — could get any dumber. But I stand corrected.

    FFS — I realize that the entire Obama re-election strategy was “Kill Romeny” so it’s your go-to strategy to somehow try to blame Romney no matter how much of a stretch it is, but you need to ask what Obama’s doing for the fiscal cliff. Romney quite clearly articulated *his* plan to deal with it (if you bothered to listen — it was kind of hard to hear them over Dana Milbank’s obsessing over trivial matters such as Romney’s “richness” “stiffness” and “tone deafness”) but– unlike Obama, Romney actually articulated a clear plan to deal with the fiscal cliff (no, I’m not summarizing or linking to it — because a. do it youself; b. you should know it and c. if you cared in the first place you would know it)- but Romney didn’t win — people voted for “revenge” not love of country. You get what you voted for. Meanwhile, Romney’s obligation to call for “unity” or anythign else is absolutely NIL. He’s a private citizen — y’all made the wrong choice.

    • angienc says:

      LOL– thanks Myiq.
      I’m embarrassed by all my typos but my keyboard sticks! Too much dust & other crap in here.

      • HELENK says:


        I am not sure the obots and the NEW democratic party understand the concept of PRIVATE CITIZEN.
        every one;s job is to cover for backtrack and make him look good.

        Have you ever seen private citizens so vilified by their government. and a msm that is now the American pravda?

        Mitt Romney,, the tea partiers, the koch brothers and a long list of businesses under attack

        • angienc says:

          Good point Helen — all those celebs in that video pledging to “support the president”– they do expect us all to work to make him look good.

          And they don’t even realize how racist that is.

  2. swanspirit says:

    Dana , this your brain after it has been in the blender .

  3. fif says:

    I am in San Diego right now, and there was a “breaking news” story about Romney’s trip to Costco, and…brace yourselves…he bought a toy car FROM CHINA!!!

    The horror, the horror…

  4. HELENK says:

    Well they can not blame Bush so why not blame Romney. Damn it he has a brain and experience, so what if the obots wanted to continue getting “free Lunches” and backtrack does not have a clue. Romney is just mean for not helping backtrack and then giving backtrack all the credit and glory. After all everyone else has done that for backtrack all his life.

    in most of the pictures of backtrack that just so happen to have a circle so that it looks like a halo, it is not it is a bubble

    • leslie says:

      HELENK ~ that halo sh*t started with a Newsweek front page of GWBush. That was when I canceled my subscription.
      I was stooopid to have subscribed to begin with. But I didn’t know it back then.

  5. swanspirit says:

    I adore Charles
    Krauthammer: ‘Easy to win elections when you give away candy that you borrowed from the Chinese’ [VIDEO]

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      • angienc says:

        Ted Cruz is a fucking loser if I ever saw one.

        Romney said repeatedly that he was FOR “legal immigration” and these asshats like Cruz pretend he was anti- all immigration.

        • angienc says:

          And then just repeat *exactly* what Romney said (which no one on the left paid attention to & only about 1/2 on the right did because the other half was trying to sabotage him) and act like they are delivering the Gettysburg address when they are just copying off of Romney.

      • angienc says:

        Also, Ted Cruz reminds me of Pagliacci (no offense myiq) — but that white face & red lips.

        Blerg — I just have a very strong dislike/visceral reaction to him.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Cruz got fewer votes in Texas than Mitt Romney.

          • angienc says:

            Yep — 100,000 less.
            In fact, Romney got more votes than all the GOP Senate candidates in every race but the deep blue ones (like MA) where he got the same.
            If Romney was the problem, not the GOP brand, then the opposite should have happened (i.e., Cruz should have gotten more votes than Romney, etc). But it didn’t — and all these morons who think they’re “true conservatives” who support losers like Cruz (and Murdouch & Akin) think if they had just run a “real conservative” Obama would have been beaten easily. Yeah– Newt or Santorum would have done SO MUCH better.
            Asshats — the way the GOP is acting back stabbing Mitt left & right reinforces why I can *never* be a Republican. I’m not a Dem either — don’t get me wrong — but I’m always, 100% going for the best *person* for the job regardless of party. (If I ever bother to vote again — this is 2 elections in a row my vote hasn’t counted).

  6. DandyTiger says:

    I would like Romney, Ryan, McCain, and Palin to hold a press conference. Announce it two weeks ahead of time. Don’t say what it’s about. Just let the press think about it and speculate. They’d probably be talking about it non stop for the whole time. Then after two weeks, show up, all standing at a podium, and all say in unison, “we lost, we’ve moved on, deal with it.”. Then wave and walk off.

  7. DandyTiger says:

    What does Dana’s article say about Obama that he needs Mitt the murderer, felon, evil job destroyer, loser, to help him?

    • angienc says:

      In order to understand illogical people you must remove logic from your thinking.

    • trixta says:

      Exactly, Dandy Tiger! Also, if Mitt or Ann were still trying to be publically active they would be accused of hanging on to their 15 minutes of fame. The msm is despicable! I hope Romney told BO (during their lunch) that he would NOT help him or his administration in any way. BO owns his tenure as president!

    • Erica says:

      Because as soon as Obama cruicifies a person he wants to resurrect them so they can be his savior.

      It’s his sicko version of a (projected, the only real skill Obama possesses) god complex.

  8. 49erDweet says:

    After looking at Mitt and Ann’s photo, snapped as they strolled to the car, it seems they they prepared well for this news item. Referring to the top item on their cart.

  9. Erica says:

    Oh, and Dana, here’s a difference between Obummer and Romney: Obummer wins and goes on vacation. Romney loses and does what he’s done his whole adult; he gets up and gets working, even if he doesn’t “need” the money. That’s basically why a lot of us wanted him for president.

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