Mark Twain famously said that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on. Apart from fallen’s man’s historically demonstrated preference for exchanging truth for lies and choosing to believe lies simply because the truth often necessitates personal responsibility, there’s a fundamental reason why it is true that lies race around while the truth struggles to speak.
Take the lies about Mitt Romney: “You’re a vampire!”
It took three words to say something that is blatantly false. How many words is it going to take for Romney to prove he isn’t a vampire???
The Democrat Party is a group of people who have a terrible agenda and who understand the power of lies. And the “genius” of the Obama campaign is the realization that Obama can throw so much dirt at his opponents that they must spend their entire campaigns trying to correct the lies his campaign threw at them while Obama depicts himself as “hope and change.” Obama became an Illinois State Senator by using lawyers who exploited arcane rules to suppress the votes of his opponent; he became a US Senator by unsealing and publicizing the private divorce records of his Republican challenger. He became the Democrat candidate for president in 2008 by “playing the race card” on Bill Clinton himself and by so demonizing Hillary Clinton that she said, “So shame on you, Barack Obama.”
And now we’ve got an Obama campaign that has tried to exploit the division created by gender, by race, by religion, by sexual orientation, by income, and frankly by whatever he could think of to cynically divide and capture so that he can tear America into pieces but end up with 50 percent plus 1 of those pieces.
The Obama Team has said that Mitt Romney is a dog torturer (in spite of the fact that Obama actually ATE a dog). The Obama Team has said that Mitt Romney is an outsourcer (when Obama is the outsourcer in chief). The Obama Team has literally stated as a fact that Mitt Romney is a felon and a tax dodger when there is absolutely zero evidence of that and in a frankly fascist and Orwellian manner stated that the burden of proof is on the person who is demonized to prove himself innocent. The Obama Team has called Mitt Romney a “vampire” for his leadership of Bain Capital when Bain successfullygrew 8 out of 10 companies it touched, when none of the examples – such as the bankruptcy of GST Steel – even occurred during Romney’s tenure at Bain, and when even many top DEMOCRATS have said that Obama’s attack against Bain and private equity are flat-out wrong if not flat-out un-American. The truth is that GST Steel was struggling mightily the day Bain acquired it, and if anything Bain kept a company going for years that would have otherwise went belly up. The truth is that Mitt Romney had been out of Bain Capital for two full years before the eventual collapse of GST Steel. The truth is that the man who actually was running Bain when GST went bankrupt was actually the man who is now Barack Obama’s top bundler. But truth be damned: so the Obama Team said that Mitt Romney was essentially a murderer exploiting the death of a union thug who once worked at GST in spite of the fact that it is a wildly false and frankly evil lie. The Obama Team says that Mitt Romney wants to reinstitute black slavery.
The secret to Barack Obama’s political success is that he is a man who has proven that he is willing to get so dirty and throw so much hate at his opponents that they can’t get their own message out. And he knows that even if he’s running against Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media will help him; so what do you think that same media will do if he’s running against Republicans????
As hard as it is to do, as difficult as it is to correct the record of Obama’s ocean of lies and deceit, Mitt Romney has to do just that very thing.
This is a good place to start:
Deroy Murdock: Here’s the speech Romney should give about Bain
Sunday, August 12, 2012 12:00 AM
by Deroy Murdock
NEW YORK — Mitt Romney cannot run from his record at Bain Capital. So, he might as well give this speech. …
Ladies and Gentlemen:
You have heard plenty about my previous life as a rich businessman. Yes, I made some $250 million in free enterprise and am proud I did — just as Berry Gordy is proud that he produced millions at Motown and Steve Jobs was proud he yielded billions at Apple. Like these respected and wealthy entrepreneurs, I added value, delivered products and services that people wanted and created thousands of careers along the way.
At Bain Capital, my team and I took small and sometimes struggling companies, injected cash and — eight times out of 10 — made them blossom. Among our triumphs:
• Bain seeded Staples with $650,000. Its 1,500 stores now employ 88,000 people who generated $25 billion in revenues last year.
• Bain helped Sports Authority boom from 10 stores to almost 700 outlets and 15,000 employees.
• Brookstone reportedly was in “dire straits” before Bain’s 1991 investment. It then opened 104 new shops, hired 741 people, and tripled net sales from $95 million to $270 million by 1999.
Atop private money, we added our management expertise to help our portfolio companies refine, manufacture and sell their market offerings. When we succeeded, we enjoyed the fruits of our labors. When we failed, we internalized our losses.
Contrast our venture capitalism with President Barack Obama’s “venture socialism,” as Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., calls it. Obama has “invested” $34.7 billion in grants, loans and loan guarantees for “green” companies. The Energy Department boasts that this money has created 60,000 jobs. That equals $578,333 per position. This is nine times the private-sector cost.
Even worse, at least 10 of these companies took your tax dollars and then went broke. Beyond Solyndra and the $528 million it flushed down a solar toilet, consider these Obama-led bankruptcies:
• Raser Technologies got a $33 million stimulus grant. Its geothermal ambitions turned to steam, and it went bankrupt in April 2011.
• Ener1 received a $118.5 million government grant to make electric-car batteries. It lost power last Jan. 26.
• Aptera scored a $150 million federal loan to make three-wheeled electric cars. It drove into a ditch last Dec. 2.
Your taxes sponsored at least six similar Obama-backed bankruptcies.
Using my Bain skills, I hope to turn around another distressed enterprise: the American economy.
The growing and uplifting economy that most of us remember can rise again. The key is to starve and sedate the federal government that expanded for decades, became fat under President George W. Bush and then, under Obama, grew morbidly obese and openly hostile to job creators.
How, specifically, can we reverse this damage? For starters:
• An optional, 15 percent flat income tax would put today’s flaccid 1.5 percent growth on steroids. So would cutting America’s uncompetitive 35 percent corporate tax rate to 15 percent. Capping dividend and capital gains taxes at 15 percent also would electrify business investment and expansion.
• A moratorium on new regulations and a critical review of Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and other impenetrable laws would loosen and remove the red tape strangling American companies. Repealing and replacing Obamacare would be a powerful remedy.
• Freeze federal spending for one year, and then cut it 1 percent every year thereafter. Obama’s 49.7 percent increase in U.S. national debt (from $10.63 trillion at his inaugural to $15.91 trillion today) bought America nothing. Enough!
I have a secret weapon to make this plan succeed: the American people.
We can inspire the world again with our products, inventions and ideas. First, we must pry Uncle Sam’s unaffordable, dream-crushing boots from the necks of enterprising men and women. I have maximum confidence that when Washington once again is the home of our servants and not the mansion of our masters, this republic’s emancipated citizens will reconstitute the economy, the society and the nation that we love, remember and miss so much.
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Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Email deroy.Murdock@mail.com.
My dream president is what Ronald Reagan was: Reagan was a man who had had great person success in the private sector; who had actually led by governing a state; who was an older man with more life experience; and who was a man who had a conservative vision to return America to prosperity and strength and had a plan to carry that vision out.
While I have never been thrilled as a conservative about Mitt Romney – whose life has primarily been clearly that of a moderate – it is simply a fact that Mitt Romney easily qualifies for the first three of those four criteria. Only a Romney presidency and history can judge whether he meets the fourth and most important criteria – but what is for certain is that Barack Obama has UTTERLY FAILED to return America to prosperity and strength throughout his entire presidency.