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Ron Hart: Chains we can believe in
August 23, 2012 - Ron Hart
Ron Hart: Chains we can believe in
Democrats more obsessed with how Romney spends his own money than how Obama spends ours.
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By RON HART
Syndicated op-ed humorist, award winning author and TV/radio commentator
"He just isn't bright" – Rudi Giuliani on Joe Biden The current administration is "Intellectually exhausted," as Mitt Romney points out, and is now in "rope-a-dope" mode, trying as best it can to avoid answering any substantive questions on its record.
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during a campaign stop Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Boone, Iowa.
As Rush Limbaugh has championed, this is "the Kardashian president." He is long on charisma, short on substance and out of his depth on what to do with the economy other than tax and spend. Obama did sheepishly admit at another swing state campaign stop that the economy has slowed. Indeed, for the same reasons that Michael Jackson slowed down in 2009 – making poor decisions and relying on quacks for advice. Both Ryan and Obama were campaigning at the Iowa fair, where Obama bought 10 beers for people (actually he taxed us for six beers and borrowed the cost of the four other beers from China), and ate fried pork with his hands. Ryan was offered greasy fair food and declined – probably because he knows Medicare is going bankrupt and it will be up to him to stay healthy if he wants to live.
Iowa hates having politicians there all the time, but when they leave farmers have to fertilize their crops themselves. Obama has avoided answering questions from even his own lapdogs in the mainstream media. This past week he went on Entertainment Tonight, and even provided us some crucial policy insight when he told a New Mexico disc jockey his favorite chili. The other softball question he got asked was, "If you could have a superpower, what would it be?" Certainly not the USA! As we learn Barack's favorite colors, sports teams and foods, the country is going Ba-roke. All the Left does is say that Romney, who made lots of money on his own, paid taxes along the way, then sold the company and paid taxes again. Then with the proceeds he invested in companies and paid the legal 15 percent capital gains and dividend tax rates. And when he dies, will pay another $125 million plus in estate taxes. For some reason Democrats are more obsessed with how Romney spends his own money rather than how Obama is spending ours. I have never seen a campaign that tries more to misdirect the debate from the issues that our country faces – "the economy, stupid" – to personal issues of a man who is truly a Boy Scout and clean as a whistle. Romney and Ryan look like father and son pharmacist in a small town. Joe "Plugs" Biden, with his capped teeth, reminds me of a man who would be a lookout for a dice game. The Obama administration is such a disaster that even Jimmy Carter is comparing him to Jimmy Carter. It is so bad that the Democrat National Convention will have ex-President Carter as a speaker. It will excite Democrats and serve as a stark reminder that keeping a young, disastrous president to just one term is not enough to keep him from being an ongoing annoyance for life – with full Secret Service protection. In fact, as penance for haggling with hookers, Secret Service agents should be sentenced to a year of traveling with Jimmy Carter. In an all-time low, Obama's Chicago-style political operatives have accused Romney of killing an ex-employee's wife (never mind that she died seven years after he left Bain, of the cancer they imply he caused). Chicago has been mad ever since getting out-bribed for the Olympics last year. Obama is using such misdirection and sleight-of-hand politics that he might be required to join the Brotherhood of Magician Illusionists Local 2012 or else face a large fine from the union. The next thing you know, Senator Harry Reid will get his constituent O.J. Simpson to call a press conference to announce that he has finally tracked down his wife's killer and it turned out to be Mitt Romney. Just to close on Joe Biden's comment to blacks in Virginia that Romney wants to "put y'all back in chains," let me say this: Democrats believe the government should provide housing, work and food, and tell people who they can "jump the broom with" in return for controls over virtually every aspect of life and their vote. I am not sure how that differs from much from slavery. Freedom is the opposite of slavery, and always the best course.
A syndicated op-ed humorist, award winning author and TV/radio commentator, you can reach him at Ron@RonaldHart.com, Twitter @RonaldHart or at visit RonaldHart.com
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