One thing I’ve learned over the years is that truth is relative, especially in politics. While Mother Jones might be thinking they’ve really done Romney some major harm, I think they are sorely mistaken. First, let me point out what should have been bloody obvious from the start here – whoever got that video of those private fundraising events is not different from the Nixon operators that broke into the Watergate offices to spy on the Democrats. The fact that no one is pointing that out is thanks to Ford pardoning Nixon, and therefore setting the precedent that political spying is “A-Ok.”
Now, the next point that is obviously lost on the drooling media is that Romney was speaking the truth. Even better, it’s not altogether different from what he’s been saying on the campaign trail so far. Hell, Romney was possibly being kind, since thanks to Obama’s policies, almost 50% of all U.S. citizens live in a household where someone is receiving some form of governmental assistance. That was reported in May, so given the lackluster “growth” of the economy since, who knows? Maybe we’ve broken through that halfway mark by now.
Perhaps even worse than the media touchdown dancing the end-zone is the GOP establishment response. Seriously? They now think that it is a bad thing for the American public to know that major Romney donors would love to hear their candidate say that he’s not going to waste time chasing votes of Obama Zombies? And why exactly aren’t GOP strategists madly typing away right now, producing content for stump speeches that actually flaunt this little video?
Since the folks on the right are obviously slow on the uptake here, I guess it’s necessary to point out a few interesting points. Of course people that are dependent on the government, and don’t pay taxes aren’t going to give a rat’s ass about Republican principles or plans. That might mean that they might actually have to get off their collective (socialist) asses, and get a job. The economy sucks? There are no jobs? Go back to the previous stump speeches on real economic recovery, that includes offering some semblance of stability to business owners, so that they actually attempt to expand their ventures, and hire people! And yes, that means stop even suggesting that Obamacare is negotiable at all, since that’s arguably one of the biggest reasons why employers aren’t hiring. Sure, argue out a soft consumer market, and increasing costs due to rising fuel prices. But, the bottom line is that when businesses get nervous, the people get nervous, people stop buying, demand goes down, production goes down, job numbers go down, and then businesses get more nervous – continue, ad infinitum, or until the economy collapses. Simplistic? Yes. But that is the point. Voters aren’t pundits! They understand simple English, not jargon laden double-speak with graphs and charts.
And since I brought up Nixon at the beginning here, it wouldn’t hurt to point out a few simple things. The obvious would be that whoever got that video and released it, while the Dems might cry otherwise, is with them. (You know, the whole “if you’re not for us, you’re against us” rule.) So, why isn’t anyone saying that the Dems are so bloody desperate to keep the public from looking too closely at Obama’s latest string of severe screw ups, that they have resorted to publishing Romney’s speeches to the “inner circle”? Why isn’t anyone pointing out the obvious, that Romney wants his audience to give him money, so of course he’s going to point out that he’s not going to waste those dollars by chasing after votes from people everyone knows damn well would never vote for him in the first place? I know, in that beautiful Dem world of pixie dust and unicorn dreams, money grows on trees, and they don’t worry about whether or not they waste it. If you run out, you just print more – just ask Ben Bernanke. But, in the real world, where people actually earn their cash, the fact is that you have to prove you’re not going to waste that money before you get it. So, thanks lefties. You just firmly placed this campaign in Romney’s court – it’s the economy, stupid! I can just hear it now on the campaign trail – “I won’t waste the hard-earned dollars you pay in taxes. I don’t waste the dollars donated to my campaign, and in the White House, I will do the same. It would be my job as President to ensure that your dollars are not wasted.”