Stealing Cenk’s Title, because I’m just going to embroider his conclusion with some pointed thought;
Romney’s deeply offensive comments about the Palestinians probably won’t hurt him in the election at all. There is no group in America you can insult with more impunity than Palestinians and Arabs. That doesn’t hurt your electoral chances, it might even help. But what does hurt is the overwhelming sense you get from Romney that he is looking down his nose at you. This son of a bitch actually thinks he’s better than the rest of us because he was born to a mega-rich dad, figured out how to cheat the system at Bain and hid away so much of his money abroad (tax avoidance was an enormous contributor to his fortune – do you have any idea how much more you save up if you pay 10% in taxes a year rather than 35%). Now, that doesn’t sit so well.
Who wants to have a beer with a guy who thinks he’d rather be having a Chardonnay with one of his equals? To Mitt, we’re all Palestinians.
This obvious attitude (and it’s acceptance by his supporters) stems from reading Atlas Shrugged and thinking that you (Mitt Romney) are one of the members of Galt’s Gulch when in fact you are a lowly James Taggert. He would have to be, since government largesse is the biggest reason he has money.