I find the recent Obama re-election campaign tactic of referring to Mitt Romney as “Romney Hood” rather interesting. Obama and his cronies are actually complimenting Romney, seemingly without being smart enough to realize it. If idiocy isn’t the case they are counting on We the People being too stupid to know our fables. I am a long way from being a supporter of Mitt Romney but this isn’t about Romney, it is about the Muslim-in-Chief sitting in the White House and his associates.
For those who may not be familiar with the “The Legend of Robin Hood” let me give you a lesson in the true story related in the fable. Robin Hood was the son of a titled man in England during the days of the Crusades. When King Richard the Lionhearted, Robin’s father, went off to fight the Saracens Richard left his evil and greedy brother Prince John in charge. As the legend goes, John and the Sheriff of Nottingham stole the land belonging to Robin of Locksley and threw his family out of their castle to live off the land as peasants. The common belief of the story in the legend of Robin Hood is that he and his “merry men” stole from the rich to give to the poor. This understanding of the fable is flawed. The Obama camp is using this misunderstanding in a sarcastic manner, suggesting “Romney Hood” will steal from the poor to give to the rich. The perception given by the Obama crowd couldn’t be further from the truth.
When you take a look at the reality of the Robin Hood legend, you find a different concept altogether. Robin Hood didn’t “steal from the rich to give to the poor”. What was actually happening was that the tax collectors of Prince John were out stealing everything they could take from the peasants; crops, money, livestock, food, and enslaving those who King Richard had treated fairly. What Robin Hood and his Merry Men did was intercept the caravans, take the money from the tax collectors, and give it back to those from whom it had been stolen. He was taking from the tyrannical government, and giving back to the poor, what had been taken unjustly. Quite a different story when you look at what the fable was really about.
Now let’s look at today’s situation. We are told Obama and his cronies are going to “level the playing field” by “re-distributing the wealth”, essentially taking from those who have and giving it to those who don’t. But Obama isn’t taking from the rich to give to the poor; he is taking from the middle and lower class to give to HIS friends and supporters. When Obama bailed out Chrysler and General Motors, instead of letting them go through bankruptcy, he took money that had been invested by us “peasants” and gave it to the unions, his allies.
Under bankruptcy laws the “secured investors” get their money first and “unsecured investors” get what is left. In this case the “secured investors” were demonized as big banks and “fat cat money managers”. In some cases that may be true but most of the “fat cat money managers” manage money for people like me. Part of my retirement plan, money that I had been saving for 35 years, was invested in Chrysler and GM.
When Obama took that money and gave it to Richard Trumka, a multi-millionaire union boss, he took money out of my retirement fund to give to Trumka and his union cronies. I draw $18,000 per year out of that fund, hardly enough to make me a “fat cat millionaire”. That money is gone and I will never get it back. Trumka and his union friends give much of it back to the Demoncrat Party in the form of campaign donations, a monumental money laundering scheme that would make Bernie Madoff look like an amateur. They spend the rest living a life of luxury I will never be able to afford.
As much as I detest Mitt Romney I cannot sit back and let a lie go unanswered. Obama and his Axis of Evil partners are destroying this nation every day they have control. Romney may not be much better for the nation in the long run but if he isn’t, let’s at least oppose him with truth instead of lies. Obama has ignored a court order to re-open drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, a move that would help alleviate our oil price problems. Instead he is giving $4 billion to Brazil and Mexico to drill in the same Gulf of Mexico that he says is too dangerous for us to drill in; using the same drilling rigs that used to provide oil for our nation. This has transferred jobs, and tax dollars paid in to the government by American citizens, to Brazil and Mexico. This also takes the potential tax revenue from the sale of the oil; the social security taxes, the income taxes, excise taxes and whatever other taxes there are away from the federal and state treasuries. Oh goody, we can replace the shortages by borrowing that money from China.
Obama also stopped the Keystone Pipeline from being built on American soil by American workers, benefitting the American economy. These and many other actions taken by Obama and his evil cohorts are stealing from the poor and middle class to benefit his friends in foreign countries. He is also hurting those union workers who would have had jobs in the oil and pipeline industry. Where are the union bosses who should be screaming about these jobs going to foreigners? They are silent because they don’t care about American workers. They have unionized foreign companies so they still get their money.
In the end, the “Romney Hood” label is designed to influence ignorant or stupid people to vote for Obama and his evil cohorts in November. Ignorance is the lack of factual information; as opposed to stupid, which is the lack of willingness to act on factual information. I believe Obama is counting on the ignorance or stupidity of voters to succeed with this tactic. The problem is that Obama just may be correct in his assessment of We the People. Many are indeed too stupid to either comprehend or acknowledge the issue, and many more are oblivious and content to stay that way. Something for nothing is a very powerful incentive for many to vote for Obama again. The trouble with spending other people’s money, however, is that it eventually runs out.
When those producing finally see that producing gains them nothing they will stop producing and we will have total dependence on government for everything. How does a government with no source of income provide anything??? Slave labor is the usual means of production in this system of government. This system is now or has been in use in many countries throughout the world. Soviet Russia, under several rulers, used this system until its economy collapsed in 1989. Adolph Hitler also used this system in Nazi Germany until it was defeated by Great Britain, Australia, and the United States in World War II. Fidel Castro in Cuba, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Chairman Mao and his successors in China, the Kim Jong line of dictators in North Korea, and others throughout the world are using the same system proposed by Obama. Do you know anything about how the people in these countries live? Can you spell poverty, slavery, destitution, fear, hunger, hopelessness?
I believe this nation is facing the greatest peril in its history, regardless of which one of these ineligible (U S Constitution: Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 5) candidates is elected in November. I don’t write this in support of Mitt Romney. I write this in opposition to the outright lies and deception of a political campaign run by the most obnoxious and evil cabal to ever sit in authority in America. If Obama is going to run a campaign he should run it with honesty and truth but that is never going to happen as he knows those methods would doom his re-election hopes.
Now back to the “Romney Hood” story. What the Obama campaign intends is for We the People to equate Romney with rich thieves when in essence the true legend of Robin Hood equates Obama and his tax collectors with Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Obama (Prince John’s government) takes from those who earn the money (peasants) to give to those who don’t earn it (large “too big to fail” banks, union bosses, illegal aliens, and moochers). Romney (Romney Hood) says he will take the money stolen by outrageous taxes and give the money back to the rightful owners (peasants).
I don’t know what Romney will do if elected but I do know what Obama has done to We the People and the nation founded 236 years ago on the premise of God, honor, honesty, and a fair chance for all. Outright lies are being used against a candidate I don’t like by a candidate I detest for his lying, duplicity, tyranny, and evil.
Some will still vote for Obama but I hope that it won’t be because they buy into the “Romney Hood” lie. Deception seems to be the way to get elected in America these days and that is sad. Good government takes educated and intelligent decisions by voters who take the time to know what and who they are voting for. If voters make their decisions on sound bites and talking points our nation will soon be a Third World dictatorship akin to Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea. I hope I don’t live long enough to see that happen to the greatest form of government ever formed on Earth.
I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
Bob Russell Claremore, Oklahoma August 14, 2012