More than a Drudge Report headline, ‘Redistribution vs. Victims: Dueling videos shakeup White House race’ defines the 2012 presidential election.
This is the duel: President Barack Obama gets to pass off his glib lines: “If you want to be president you’ve got to work for everybody” on the David Letterman show. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who doesn’t have the same convenience had his dueling video thrown into the public square courtesy of President Jimmy Carter’s grandson.
With trained seal media scribes, Hollywood and television stars on his side, Obama is dueling with all the ready-made ammunition handed to him.
When addressing cheering crowds dominated by his own faithful, Obama can truly ask with confidence, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”
That’s because he knows the answer can only be: “The same”.
How many of the 52.9% who elected Obama into power in 2008 have changed status in their lives since then?
Not all of the 52.9% (69,456,897) Obama voters were government dependent, but the core that placed him in power certainly were, and still are.
How many of Obama voters then and now were then and now on food stamps?
How many of them sit it out month by month waiting for the postman to deliver their government checks?
Some eight and a half million more Americans voted for Obama than Senator John McCain back in 2008. Little wonder when one remembers who Obama’s wishy-washy opponent was. Back then few knew that the mission of Obama the Messiah was to fundamentally transform America; to rob it of its freedom and wreck its economy.
Yesterday Obama for America Campaign manager Jim Messina sent out an email accusing presidential candidate Mitt Romney of demonstrating “disgust and disdain for half our fellow Americans”.
What does he call the four years of Marxist misery ladled out on the other half?
Romney laid bare the truth when he stated months ago that “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the President no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name it. That’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
“My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Under another one of the clever subject lines the Obama team uses on outgoing emails, this time the provocative, “You won’t believe this”, Messina warns the party faithful: “If we don’t come through for President Obama right now, this will be the guy making big decisions that affect us and our families every single day. “There are only 50 days left in this campaign. Please make a donation today.”
If there’s any scare tactic powerful enough to send poor folk running to the cookie jar piggy bank for Obama it’s the thought of losing their government check.
With reliable help from Obama’s media running dogs, Romney is being portrayed during the campaign as a big, fat capitalist pig, the Big Daddy War Bucks who would take away your food stamps.
Accused of being against “half our fellow Americans”, Messina and other Obama minions never mention that they are against the other half of “our fellow Americans”: the overburdened working class trying to hang on in an economy killing jobs and mortgages.
The core group represented by Barack Obama does not care whether Obama uses their votes to complete his mission of turning America into a Socialist State. As long as they continue getting their checks each month, why should they?
Little wonder that Obama is smiling his way through the 2012 presidential campaign. Obama knows he can count on his 47% (and whatever number has grown from there over the past four years) no matter what.
If for any reason Obama is not convinced he’s got the 47% in the bag, his fallback options are already in place.
Reelection, the conventional way, was never his intention.
And win, lose or draw, smug Barack Obama will go on to radically change America—and gets to do so without ever needing your permission.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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