Update We’re not the only ones praising the end of whine for the much better show of fight. Hooray for the latest Videos: Romney on the attack after Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark.
The excerpts are below. The full speech is here:
Psycho Killer Son of Sam was a postal worker. He achieved a great deal of notoriety with the government’s help by using government built roads and drawing a government paycheck. Do we blame the government for Son of Sam the killer? By Barack Obama’s logic Son of Sam did not get to his exalted position on the top ten list of most wanted alone. The government got him there.
After a week of whining (we hate whining) Mitt Romney went after Barack Obama’s declarations of who gets credit for what:
Oops, sorry. That wasn’t Romney. That was an anti-Romney ad. However in real life the star of that pro-Obama SuperPac ad, Donnie Box, thinks Obama is a jerk:
The star of a pro-Obama super PAC ad is speaking out against … President Barack Obama.
“I could really care less about Obama,” Donnie Box says of President Obama, according to In These Times. “I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn’t done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn’t do a damn thing. He doesn’t have the guts to say what’s on his mind.”
“What the president said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a president of the United States. It goes to something I’ve spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is to a great degree about the soul of America. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government, or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build their future?”
Good for Mitt for expanding the critique to those who try to lift themselves up via hard work. As we noted during the 2007/2008 primaries Obama appears to disdain hard work. Obama attacked Hillary when she extolled hard work as necessary for real change. But Barack Obama, the man child who voted present so often, attacked hard working Hillary Clinton and even hard working small town America.
Hard work by individuals to fulfill their dreams is an essential ingredient to success. Yes some individuals are born rich and they can, if they so choose, be lazy and be trust fund babies who join Occupy Wall Street. But usually the route to success is hard work. As to the question of whether the rich do benefit more from government roads and government largesse than middle and working class Americans the answer is yes, they do. That’s why we have a progressive income tax that takes a bit more from those that benefit more.
Romney is not alone in his rejection of anti-hard work Barack Obama. The NRCC hits Obama over small-business comments too:
It’s a good ad. It’s a good ad because it makes an argument. It’s a good ad because it contains an audio track that contradicts the Obama audio. More of this type of ad and no more of the very clever ads that play Obama audio/video but fail to contradict the Obama claims in an audible manner, please.
The Daily Mail writes about how important it is to refute Obama’s latest revelatory comments on small business:
“The inflammatory campaign speech comments underline the extent to which Obama believes that the state rather than ordinary citizens create jobs and wealth.
They highlight a key contrast with Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, who is preaching a message of wealth creation by individuals and reinvigorating the private sector.
Andrea Saul, spokeswoman for Romney, told Fox News that the remarks ‘reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real economic recovery’ and were ‘ insulting to the hardworking entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and job creators who are the backbone of our economy.’
The RNC noted Barack Obama’s hypocrisy:
Obama’s sense of America and his “stewardship” of America might be one major reason why Americans Joining Disability Now Outpacing Americans Finding Jobs.
It’s not only that Obama has a different idea of how small businesses and even big businesses are created and operated. It’s that Barack Obama is a liar and a hypocrite:
“President Obama has accused Mitt Romney of raking in profits from investing in companies that ship American jobs overseas, but according to his most recent financial disclosure, he and First Lady Michelle Obama have hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mutual fund that has large holdings in corporations that outsource jobs.
“(Romney) invested in companies that have been called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing,” Obama said at a Saturday campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. “I don’t want a pioneer in outsourcing. I want some insourcing.”
But Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted employment overseas. [snip]
The point in this is not to say outsourcing is wrong. Corporations are supposed to maximize profits for shareholders. But Obama’s own portfolio shows that despite his heated rhetoric, he makes investment decisions without regard to whether companies are outsourcing.”
Mitt Romney allies need to point out Barack Obama’s hypocrisies and lies. In ads. With audio.