Unhinged – That is the only word I can use to describe the insane behavior exhibited by Leftists over the past couple of months.
It seems to have started when Obama appeared to go off teleprompter and revealed a bit of his true Leftist beliefs when he said Business owners didn’t build their businesses by themselves. The quote from the White House transcript is below (emphasis mine):
“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)”
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
Personally, I don’t think this comment was a gaffe but more a revelation of the true Leftist nature of Obama and this comment combined with similar comments from Elizabeth Warren reveal what this year’s election is all about.
The Left was having a hard enough time just competing with Romney but after he announced his VP candidate would be Paul Ryan, the Liberals zoomed off the rails.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the DNC chairwoman and chief liar for the Democratic Party, was pwned by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Debbie Downer kept repeating the same lies about Rep. Ryan’s budget plan and Blitzer would not tolerate that blatant misrepresentation of the truth.
“Of course Blitzer was correct. When Paul Ryan introduced his budget reform plan, the Roadmap For America’s Future, he did suggest that reforms for Medicare would kick in for those 55 and under. But the fact is, and it is a fact, that Blitzer kept trying to pound into Wasserman Schultz’ head, that Every American over 55 would not see any changes at all in the entitlements that they always thought they’d get.”
Vice President Joe Biden, aka Crazy Joe, recently made a racially charged statement when he told the crowd that if the US elected Romney/Ryan, they’d bring back slavery.
“We got a real clear picture of what they all value,” Biden said. “Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the — he said in the first hundred days he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, ‘unchain Wall Street.’ They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
Of course, it’s hard to take Joe Biden seriously since he has a history of ignorant comments but I’m glad that Team Obama hasn’t put Biden in chains and kept him locked in a closet until November 7th. I’d be happy if Biden made a speech every day from now until the election.
One of CNN’s irrelevant pundits, Touré, doubled down on the Biden race baiting by calling the Republican presidential nominee racist because Romney described Obama’s campaign strategy as angry and desperate. Here is a Touré quote from Mediate:
“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”
“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’” Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
So calling a person of color ‘angry’ is equivalent to racism? Touré has since issued a faux apology but I for one don’t accept it because it’s the typical Leftist apology where they are saying – “I’m sorry you took my comments out of context” or something.
Team Obama doesn’t want to debate his record over the past 3+ years or his ‘accomplishments’ because they’d lose that debate every day and twice on Sunday so they are fixated on other straw man arguments like Romney’s tax returns for the past 5 years. On Friday, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina resorted to school yard taunting when he sent an email to Romney campaign chairman Matt Rhoades promising to stop harping on Romney’s tax returns if he’d release the last 5 years. From National Review, here is an excerpt of that email:
“I am writing to ask again that the Governor release multiple years of tax returns, but also to make an offer that should address his concerns about the additional disclosures. Governor Romney apparently fears that the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide. So I am prepared to provide assurances on just that point: if the Governor will release five years of returns, I commit in turn that we will not criticize him for not releasing more–neither in ads nor in other public communications or commentary for the rest of the campaign.”
And here was Mr. Rhoades’ response:
“Thanks for the note.
“It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s tax returns instead of the issues that matter to voters, like putting Americans back to work, fixing the economy and reining in spending.”
“If Governor Romney’s tax returns are the core message of your campaign, there will be ample time for President Obama to discuss them over the next 81 days.”
“In the meantime, Governor Romney will continue to lay out his plans for a stronger middle class, to save Medicare, to put work back into welfare, and help the 23 million Americans struggling to find work in the Obama economy.”
“See you in Denver.”
Bravo Team Romney! That is how you treat an elementary school yard bully!
So that is the recent rhetoric from the Left and let’s contrasts that with two recent speeches by Romney and Ryan. I have included many quotes and while they are longer reads for a typical blog post, I feel they are very important to show the difference in campaign strategies between Obama and Romney. Read them and come to your own conclusions.
From Romney’s speech in Ohio earlier this week (emphasis mine):
“After four years, it’s clear that President Obama’s policies aren’t fixing these problems, they’re making them worse. That is why Ohio will lead the way by electing a new President on November 6th.”
“For the first time, most Americans believe that our best days are behind us. This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.”
“It wasn’t supposed to be this way.”
“In 2008, Candidate Obama said, “If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.” He said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.” And that, he told us, is how, “You make a big election about small things.”
“That was Candidate Obama describing the strategy that is the now the heart of his campaign.”
“His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower.”
“This is what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.”
“President Obama knows better, promised better and America deserves better.”
“Over the last four years, this President has pushed Republicans and Democrats as far apart as they can go. And now he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces.”
From Paul Ryan’s speech today in Virginia (emphasis mine):
“Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney will replace. No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And, in his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make things better.”
“In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair.”
“This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years.”
“Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. Families are hurting.”
“We have the largest deficits and the biggest federal government since WW II.”
“Nearly 1 out of 6 Americans are in poverty–the worst rate in a generation. Moms and dads are struggling to make ends meet.”
“Household incomes have dropped by more than $4,000 over the past four years.”
“Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.”
“At Bain Capital, he launched new businesses and he turned around failing ones – companies like Staples, Bright Horizons and Sports Authority, just to name a few. Mitt Romney created jobs and showed he knows how a free economy works.”
“At the Olympics, he took a failing enterprise and made it the pride of our entire nation.”
“As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to balance budgets with no tax increases, lower unemployment, increase income and improve people’s lives.”
“In all of these things, Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence and integrity.”
“We Americans look at one another’s success with pride, not resentment, because we know, as more Americans work hard, take risks, and succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be improved and uplifted.”
“The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this:”
“We won’t duck the tough issues…we will lead!”
“We won’t blame others…we will take responsibility!”
“We won’t replace our founding principles…we will reapply them!”
“We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice:”
“What kind of country do we want to have?”
“What kind of people do we want to be?”
“We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.”
There is an ancient quote that states “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it” and this is exactly what we are seeing with the 2012 elections. Leftists realize that their policies for almost 4 years have been a total failure and they can’t run on their record so their ‘character’ directs them to attack their opponents on issues that don’t matter to the country. The Leftists are waging a campaign of misdirection and the Conservatives are waging a campaign based on solutions using adult conversations and realistic problem solving techniques. The differences between the two sides could not be starker.