Mitt Romney doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

And that’s me being charitable:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is likening Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his job creation record to a lucky poker player who is dealt four aces.

Romney says Texas enjoys advantages other states lack, such as oil and a Republican legislature. Romney says Perry’s Texas fared better than other states during the recession and added jobs because of those advantages.

Oil? What year does Mitt Romney think this is, 1981? Anyone who’s been paying even the slightest bit of attention knows that the Texas economy is much more diversified than people like Mitt Romney would like you to think it is. Aviation with Southwest and American Airlines, information technology with Dell, Compaq and Apple, defense contractors like Lockheed and BAE, auto manufacturing with Toyota here in San Antonio…there’s a lot more to the Texas economy than just the oil business.

And then there are all the other things favorable to job creation in Texas, such as the lack of an income tax, right-to-work laws and tort reform — the last of which was passed — wait for it! — while Rick Perry was governor. I don’t think Rick Perry was wholly responsible for Texas’ weathering of the recession, but for Mitt Romney to imply that it was all dumb luck for him is just asinine.

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2 Responses to “Mitt Romney doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

  1. mattexian Says:

    It would be funny to hear the debate between Perry and Barry, “WAH! I inherited this economy from Bush!” “Funny, so did I!

  2. Albatross Says:

    That’s hilarious, Mattexian!

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