The skinny on the mainstream media propaganda talking points delivered daily from the Democrat Party is that “Mitt Romney likes to fire people.”
And of course that is a really terrible thing to ever want to do.
The Obama campaign sent out an email about Mitt Romney and “firing”:
“Mitt Romney, who just won the New Hampshire primary, says he likes to fire people,” reads the email, which also has “he likes to fire people” as the subject line.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz crawled all over this like the cockroach-shrew hybrid that she is:
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday pounced on Mitt Romney’s comment from the previous day about how he likes to “fire people,” saying it demonstrates the Republican candidate’s “insensitivity and callousness.”
“Is there anybody that likes firing people? Mitt Romney had the opportunity to be specific and talk about [how] he would let his insurance company go and switch insurance companies, but he didn’t,” Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on Fox News.
“He broadened it out and generalized and said that the likes firing people who provide services to him. It’s a pattern of insensitivity and callousness that Mitt Romney has shown throughout his entire campaign,” she added.
The Democrat Party even produced a slick video to demonize Romney:
What did Mitt Romney actually say?
Once you look at the full context of Romney’s quote, it becomes clear that he was talking about the ability to get rid of a health insurance provider if its services are inadequate.
“I want individuals to have their own insurance,” Romney said. “That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don’t like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone doesn’t give me a good service that I need, I want to say I’m going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.”
So Romney wasn’t referring to his work at Bain Capital — or being a boss who relishes firing employees — but rather the notion of switching service providers. He might as well have been talking about switching cell phone carriers or cable TV companies.
Romney himself said as much later in the day: “Things can always be taken out of context. And I understand that that’s what the Obama people will do. But, as you know, I was speaking about insurance companies and the need to be able to make a choice. And my comments entirely reflected that discussion, which is we should be able to choose the insurance company of our choice.”
So Mitt Romney likes to fire people at insurance companies who give him poor service.
Please remember as the horror of ObamaCare progressively destroys our once-great health care system that Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee do NOT want you to be able to fire insurance companies who give you poor service.
That and that there are a lot of people in this country – mostly Democrats – who swim in an ocean of lies and want you to swim with them.
The Romney video uses footage from Obama’s trip to New Hampshire in 2008. In the ad, text rolls over the screen reading, “On October 16, 2008, Barack Obama visited New Hampshire. He promised he would fix the economy. He failed.”
As video footage shows vacated business and foreclosed homes, Obama can be heard saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
But the ad does not make clear that in the speech Obama was actually quoting an aide to his Republican opponent at the time, Sen. John McCain.
The Romney campaign did not deny that it took the president’s words out of context and even provided Obama’s full quote in a press release accompanying the ad: “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
It’s a reference to an anonymous quote by a McCain adviser that appeared in an Oct. 2008 New York Daily News article.
“Now, the tables have turned – President Obama and his campaign are doing exactly what candidate Obama criticized,” the Romney campaign said in a statement. “President Obama and his team don’t want to talk about the economy and have tried to distract voters from his abysmal economic record.”
Democrats pounced on the ad as misleading.
“I mean, what — seriously? I mean, an ad in which they deliberately distort what the president said? I mean, it’s a rather remarkable way to start, and an unfortunate way to start,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters during the trip up to New Hampshire.
Let’s take a second to break that down. According to some story somewhere, an unnamed McCain aid said “if we keep talking about the economy we’re going to lose.” And Barack Obama jumped all over that and demagogued it to attack John McCain, as the video record documents.
Here’s the point: Barack Obama can demagogue his presidential rival, but it is somehow immoral to hold Barack Obama to the standard of his very own demagoguery. How dare you try to hold Barack Obama to the same standard that Barack Obama held John McCain to??? When Barack Obama demonized John McCain as being afraid to talk about the economy, that was the blessed words of the messiah; when Mitt Romney points out that Barack Obama has his OWN DAMN ECONOMY TO BE EMBARASSED ABOUT, well, that is just evil.
Have you ever heard the words, “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you”???
I know, I know, that was Jesus as quoted in Matthew 7:2, and Democrats hate Jesus and couldn’t care less about anything He said.
But it seems to me to be far more than fair – given Obama’s denunciation about McCain being afraid to talk about the economy in the campaign in 2008 - to point out that Obama is afraid to talk about the economy in 2012.
“It’s a decent bet that if this election is a referendum on the past four years, President Obama won’t get a second term.”
Even the New York Times – hardly a source favorable to conservatives – says of Obama running on his economy:
The bad news for Obama is that he has already missed his opportunity for a V-shaped recovery, and the prospects for a U-shaped recovery seem uncertain. In October, a panel of economists polled by The Wall Street Journal forecast 2.3 percent G.D.P. growth (adjusted for inflation) in 2012, somewhat below the election-year average of 3 or 4 percent and only enough to provide for modest job creation
Here’s the question: given that Barack Obama now faces the exact same dilemma on the economy that he demagogued John McCain for facing, just why is it that Mitt Romney “distorted” the truth in showing us what Barack Obama obviously in FACT said without spending the entire 30 seconds of a 30 second ad to “properly source” the remark that Obama made?
Bottom line: Mitt Romney’s campaign tells what is at wort a tiny little barely mistruth and gets hammered for it; Barack Obama’s campaign tells a demon-possessed whopper and basically gets off scott free.
That’s what happens in God damn America.
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