Maddow: Republicans nominating ‘Thurston Howell’ for president

By David Ferguson
Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:02 EDT
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Rachel Maddow discusses Mitt Romney (screengrab)
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On Wednesday on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney announced to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a “safety net” in our society. On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel put the remark in context…which is to say that she noted how it fits with his previous statements about being “unemployed” since 2008, the enjoyment he takes from firing people and his attempt to make that $10,000 bet with Rick Perry.

Rachel shows a priceless gaffe reel of Romney faux pas and labels his ever-growing file of awkward misstatements the “Oh, my god, I can’t believe the Republicans are going to nominate Thurston Howell for president!” file.

Watch the clip, embedded via MSNBC, below:

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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