On the way back from lunch with Saintseester earlier this week, I unloaded on her my frustration at all of the factors combining to give this Bain Capital nonsense gravity. Then I encountered something Jay Nordlinger had to say about it, and felt better:
Obama and his team are talking nonsense about outsourcing and other economic matters. Romney should say, more or less straightforwardly, “These people are total ignoramuses when it comes to business. They know nothing. They wouldn’t know a real payroll if it bit them in the butt. Free enterprise is completely foreign to them. They know ACORN, they know lawsuits, they know ‘community organizing,’ whatever that is. But they know nothing about an economy, and this is the knowledge we desperately need now.”
What’s more, “they have no sympathy for the employer — for the job-creator or wealth-creator. More than anything, we need the boot of government off the employer’s throat. Government cannot employ and provide for everyone under the sun. We need a private sector. The Obama people have no respect for that. Indeed, they seem to regard businessmen and entrepreneurs as the enemy.”
Great stuff, but Romney has to take the gloves all the way off. Getting to be about that time, sir.
We have the antithesis of a businessman in the White House. We have a president who has absolutely no idea where a dollar comes from—indeed, a person I suspect would have trouble accurately describing what a dollar even is.
We have a president whose worship of the glorious state apparently extends to imagining it the font from which the spirits of entrepreneurship and innovation spring:
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.” – Barack Obama
I wonder if any have his handlers have since gone over the history of the Internet with him? Nah, no need. No one who would challenge The One’s declarations on such is of any concern.
Folks, Barack Obama’s plan—his entire plan, because he has no accomplishment on which he can run—is to pit us against one another. It’s class warfare; it’s phantom racism; it’s inventing a war on women; it’s the mean old GOP pushing Grandma off the cliff. And he’s hoping there’ll be enough pieces for him to pick up to squeak over the finish line again. Every time Obama opens his mouth, he’s divisive. Listen for it, and you’ll be amazed. He has no positive message. He has only “us vs. them,” and “them” is always Americans.
It’s “leadership,” 21st-century liberal style.
And it’s critically important we end it in three and a half months.