Top Leaderboard, Site wide
November 25, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


A Soldier Among Chickenhawks




Joan of Arc


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth

Romney’s Advice to College Grads: Get Married, Have Babies

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on May 5, 2013
Screenshot

During a commencement speech April 27 at Southern Virginia University, where most of the students are Mormon, failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered this piece of advice to college graduates: Get married, have lots and lots of babies, and do both of those things right this instant. 

“If you meet someone you love, get married. Have a quiver-full of kids if you can,” the former Massachusetts governor said.

What you shouldn’t worry about, however, is getting a job and making money to support said “quiver-full of kids.” (But don’t expect the government to help you out on that front either, you moocher, so yeah, you probably should worry about getting a job.)

AlterNet:

As Romney reminds the class of Southern Virginia University, wealth is not guaranteed. Not everybody knows how to cut corners, exploit workers, and watch the profits rise. Even fewer are born into the power necessary to accumulate wealth in America. Anybody biologically capable, however, can make a quiver full of babies.

Advertisement

Square, Site wide
...BUT. If you find a mate and procreate, you’re all good! “Every one of you here today as a graduate can live an abundant life,” he told the students. “ Every single one of you. You will not all be rich and famous and powerful, but each of you can live an eminently successful, rewarding, abundant life.”

Romney, on the other hand, will remain rich and famous and powerful. But not everybody can do that. So just shut up and get pregnant, already. 

Read more

And just a reminder: Here’s what Romney previously had to say about the 26-and-under crowd:

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” Romney told fundraisers after losing the election in November. “Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people.”

Incidentally, Obamacare might also make a difference to the very same young women he’s telling to procreate. Because, after all, being pregnant and having a baby aren’t cheap.

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.


New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Monsters of Our Own Creation? Get tickets for this Truthdig discussion of America's role in the Middle East.
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.

Like Truthdig on Facebook