What do you do when you reach that point in life when you realize you are your own worst enemy? Normal people spend time reflecting, soul-searching, and a severe course correction. But if you are in politics, you evidently just keep going until I guess you spontaneously combust.
I have a red mark in the middle of my forehead this morning from slapping myself repeatedly. I mentioned yesterday Newt’s reference to his being left off the VA ballot and likening it to Pearl Harbor. (Slap) But today reports are surfacing from a 2006 newsletter in which Newt heavily praised Romneycare. (slap, slap) The Wall Street Journal discovered the newsletters online in which Newt is quoted as saying, “The health bill that Governor Romney signed into law this month has tremendous potential to effect major change in the American health system,” He goes on to state that he agrees 100% of Americans should be covered by healthcare.
I understand hindsight is 20/20. Actually, I understand that a little too well. But obviously it refutes one of Gingrich’s strongest arguments against Romney. But the fun doesn’t stop there.
CNN is reporting that much of Romney’s wealth came from the reorganization of a company that resulted in severe job losses. “The feature-length article penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells portrayed Romney not only as part of “the 1%” but pointed out how much of Romney’s wealth came as a result of Bain Capital’s company re-orgs that reportedly led to a great number of job losses.”
Seriously, are they trying to destroy themselves on purpose?
I think we learned a lot of lessons from the Cain Train. I’m not claiming his guilt or innocence. To be honest, I don’t know. But for argument’s sake, if you have any sort of skeleton’s in your closet, you HAVE to know they will come to light if you run for President. And if you have significant skeletons why would you run at all?
But at least know the skeletons you have so you can answer for them when they come back to haunt you. The media doesn’t play fair with the Right. We all know that. And it’s never going to change. They are going to scrutinize our candidates to the point of ridiculous. Obama has never and will never be held to the same standards. So you sure as hell better be damned prepared.
Does anyone like Tom Clancy? (No I’m not suggesting he run for President, but how cool would that be?) In the book/movie Clear and Present Danger, information comes out that the President is close friends with a man involved with some Drug Cartel leaders. The President and his staff’s first inclination is to deny the relationship (like most men, awww sorry for the man jab). But our hero, Jack Ryan, says no. He says when they ask if they were friends, for the President to reply,” no, we were BEST friends.” Ryan emphasizes for them to give the media nowhere to go with it. And thus, it removes the potency of the story.
Can we please send copies of this book to all the candidates?
And more importantly, they need to keep the focus on Obama. And if you want to know why, read these statistics from a Big Government article today called, It’s the Math Stupid!
- Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion. This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has.
- The real unemployment rate is a jaw-dropping 11 percent.
- Every fifth man you pass on your way to work is now out of work.
- College graduates are now 34% less likely to find a job under Obama than they were under President George W. Bush.
- Every seventh person you pass on the sidewalk now relies on food stamps.
- The ravages of the Obama economy now mean that more Americans live under the federal poverty line than at any time in U.S. history since records have been kept.
- Under President Barack Obama, every fifth child in America now lives in poverty.
THAT’S WHY! Now those are some mighty big skeletons wouldn’t you agree?