OK, so I’m not there. But I can read a transcript with the best of them. Here’s Mitt Romney on President Obama:
President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures we’ve seen in our lifetimes. He called his agenda ambitious. I call it reckless.
I’m going to have to quibble with the exceedingly handsome gentleman from Massachusetts (something no one ever said about Jack Kennedy, but probably wished they had about Teddy). Romney calls Obama’s domestic initiatives “reckless.” But that’s not at all the case. Here’s my good friend New Oxford on the meaning of the word:
(of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action : reckless driving.
Obama knows exactly what he wants — to “fundamentally transform America.” And if that results in a bunch of lost jobs, a worthless dollar, or debts we can never repay… well, you can’t make an omelet without screwing a few chickens. And thus, the modern American economy: The wreck you see before you.
So Romney has it all wrong. Obama isn’t at all reckless.
But he’s sure as hell wreckful.