The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

“When Mitt Romney Came To Town,” the brutal anti-Romney attack film funded by the pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, has been released online. It can be a challenge to watch nearly half an hour of non-stop attacks on Romney’s record as a Bain Capital corporate raider, so The National Memo has spared you the time by compiling a list of recurring themes and significant figures from the ad:

Images and clips of Mitt Romney: 64
Images and clips of desolation (foreclosed buildings, abandoned streets, etc.:) 36
Images and clips of Wall Street: 16
Images and clips of Main Street: 6
American flags: 7
Mentions of the word “greed:” 10
Images and clips of ominous clouds: 5
People of color: 5
People of color with speaking roles: 1
Mentions of foreign countries: 6
Clips of Mitt Romney speaking French: 2
Clips of Mitt Romney saying “corporations are people:” 5
Cigars smoked by shady-looking Wall Street execs: 2
Images of Romney and private jets: 6
Jobs lost because of Bain Capital: 20,105
Mentions of Newt Gingrich: 0

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Peggy Nienaber

YouTube Screenshot

Peggy Nienaber may provide her own downfall thanks to hubris. Rolling Stone revealed on Wednesday that the Christian fascist, who serves as vice president of the nonprofit anti-abortion group Faith & Liberty and serves as hate group Liberty Counsel’s executive director of D.C. Ministry, was caught bragging about praying with Supreme Court justices. While appearing on a livestream she didn’t realize was being recorded, Nienaber confirmed that she prays with some of the justices inside the Supreme Court itself.

“They will pray with us, those that like us to pray with them,” Nienaber said, adding with a laugh, “Some of them don’t!” This claim was backed up by the founder of the ministry that ultimately got absorbed into Liberty Counsel. Rob Schenck, who used to work alongside Nienaber, but has since renounced his actions. Yet from the late 1990s onward, he prayed with Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia in the Supreme Court itself.

Keep reading... Show less

Gov. Ron DeSantis

YouTube Screenshot

'We're not seeing a whole lot of common sense in his policies. He tends to toss aside serious ideas about climate change as just left-wing politics,' said Sierra Club Florida political director Luigi Guadarrama.

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has been energetically whittling away at civil rights in his state, pursuing anti-LGBTQ policies, pushing intolerance and censorship in schools, and restricting voting rights.

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}