Granholm: In Romney’s world, cars get elevators and workers get the shaft

Former Governor Jennifer Granholm, Michigan at DNC 2012

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm kicked off her remarks with an immediate swipe at Mitt Romney. “I’m Jennifer Granholm from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height!”

Granholn recalled the dark days of the Auto industry towards the end of her time as Governor. The auto industry was closing plants and the people were looking everywhere for help. “Almost nobody had the guts to help us – not the banks, not private investors, and not Bain capital. Then in 2009 the cavalry arrived: our new president, Barack Obama!”

“He organized a rescue, made the tough calls and saved the American auto industry. Mitt Romney saw the same crisis and you know what he said: “Let Detroit go bankrupt.” Sure Mitt Romney loves our lakes and trees. He loves our cars so much , they have their own elevator. But the people who design, build, and sell those cars? Well, in Mitt Romney’s world, the cars get elevator; the workers get the shaft. Mitt Romney says his business experience qualifies him to be president. Sure, he’s made lots of money. Good for him. But how did he make his fortune, and at whose expense?

  2 comments for “Granholm: In Romney’s world, cars get elevators and workers get the shaft

  1. Nathan
    September 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    This was obviously a swipe at the car elevator put into the Romney’s La Jolla home; a fixture which is commonplace in other high profile homes in the area. Thing is that Ann Romney has MS and probably doesn’t always handle stairs well, so having the elevator not only makes it easier to put away the car, but at the same time alleviates some of the need to use the stairs. Does this mean that Granholms’ crack about elevators is really “code speak” for making fun of the disabled? I thought the Democrats were supposed to be the champions of the disabled rather than the persecutors, or do they think they have an open license to belittle those who are physically challenged . . . jes sayin’

    • September 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      No, Nathan, your interpretation is just that, a carefully filtered perception of what Gov. Granholm said and, yes, what she MAY have meant.

      Thus, while what you are “jes sayin’” is colorful vernacular and your version of reality is your own, the more important question for us is: Let’s discuss MS and your relationship to the condition, please.

      And the second question is, when you say rhetorically that: “Does this mean that Granholms’ crack about elevators is really “code speak” for making fun of the disabled?”

      Well, does it?

      I don’t think so, but we need more of your back-story to understand why you feel the way you do and why you believe what you heard is true.

      Thus, it’s your turn, Nathan.

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