By: Wayne Brown
The latest liberal, attack dog to be unleashed in the upcoming election is non-other than the President’s favorite senatorial chore-boy, Harry Reid. Reid coming out with accusations against anyone is about like being accused of murder by Charlie Manson. Hey Harry, while you are throwing the questions around demanding proof of claims that you make, how about proving to us that you are not a crook. That would certainly be a feat beyond human capability. How do we know whether Reid paid any taxes in the past ten years…has he offered his returns just to shore up his credibility?
In actuality, Reid knows exactly what he is doing in calling for Romney to prove that he has paid taxes over the past 10 years. He would like nothing better than to have Romney fall for such idiocy and produce ten years of taxes so they could be tossed into the drive-by media’s dog pen to be twisted and torn like fresh, raw, meat. Reid is praying that emotion will overcome rationale and drive Romney to take such an action out of desperation. Of course, the media is right in there with Harry pushing the point. I wonder where they were (as well as Harry) when we had all those questions about Obama, none of which by the way, had anything to do with paying taxes but questions of a far more serious nature…was he really a citizen of the USA and qualified to run for president? How was it that he managed to become a “foreign student” in college yet be a citizen by birth when he ran for President. Silly little questions that have no bearing upon a man who is obviously considered a “messiah” in some twisted circles.
We can go back many moons and see that producing income tax returns for more than two years would be a very rare occurrence for presidential candidates. Most candidates for the presidency only supply one or two years and that is done on a totally voluntary basis with no requirement to produce anything. But along comes Harry Reid, that “trusted democratic leader” so admired in the Senate making accusations and suddenly Romney is a crook in the eyes of many. We now live in a country where far too many are willing to convict on the testimony of a man who by all that is sane should have been sent to mow grass at the Nevada State Prison decades ago. Such an accusation regarding Romney’s taxes would normally be below the dignity of the White House and appears to even meet that standard for the Obama White House, which is a real rarity. It’s dirty work and Harry is the best man for the job.
It is such a shame that we live in a world where politicians can coach a portion of the population to hate the wealth simply on the basis of their success. If we do the same thing on the basis of skin color, we are referred to as “racist” and hung out to the ridicule of the people. But there is no label for those who are outwardly bigoted toward those who have attained success in life. There seems to be far too many people who subscribe to the statement, “Well, I have not attained that level of success so whatever he did to get there must be illegal or immoral”. We save the health of our own self-esteem with positions established by such jaded eyes. The president understands that concept well with his vast background in “community organizing” or “disorganizing” as the description more appropriately goes. It all plays well to his tune of “class-envy” and “divisive politics”. Far too many of us buy into it not stopping to think for a moment and realize that a house divided cannot stand. The president could care less; unity is not his thing. He simply wants his time in office and he will do or have someone like Harry Reid say anything to get it. That is apparent and transparent…one of the few clear aspects of his administration to date.
Now, more than at any other time in the history of this nation, the population needs to come together and find effective ways to address our mounting problems as a people. This administration has shown that it has no interest in solving those issues as it has squandered $5 trillion dollars in just over three years with little to show for it except a mounting national debt and a stalled economy with stagnant unemployment figures. In fact, if this administration has its way, the spending will continue even on a grander scale with the revenue coming out of essential programs such as a the military and the level of borrowing continuing to rise higher and higher for each dollar spent. It will all be done in the name of “not going back” when in reality, “back there” was never as bad as where we are and where are headed today as a nation. This president has blindfolded us and taken the nation on a roller-coaster ride filled with far more downs than ups. In light of where we are today after three years of this administration, one could might have done better running the country with a cup of dice.
So the president continues to ramble around the country on a gas-guzzling Boeing 747 talking about energy conservation while spending money right and left just to make the appearance of his concern, or he is riding around in a Canadian-built, tour bus talking about jobs in America. But by unleashing “Harry the Hound”, he can create enough distraction such that he does not have to defend his miserable record in his first term or justify it to anyone and the press lets him get away with it for fear that they will be banned from the next hand-holding stanza of “Kumbaya”. The whole thing actually works more times than not which is unusual for anything crafted by the Obama White House.
Just this week, Obama has been out on the road critiquing Romney for having a tax plan to put into place. Obama is flipping around the label, “Romney Hood” to insinuate that Romney intends to rob from the poor to help the rich. How hypocritical can Obama be in light of the fact that he keeps referring to “my plan” for this and “my plan” for that and that is all of the detail that one ever gets. No one has a clue what his plan is about anything other this to make it an emergency that we have to act on right now without due consideration or forethought that we might be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Obama’s planning book is nothing more than a pile of empty pages with “spend, spend, spend,” and “tax, tax, tax,” scrawled on each one. Of course, he cannot talk about such plans in detail as people might decide they don’t care for the direction. Then, he can’t talk about his performance or his record in his first term either, so all that is left is name-calling and accusation to distract any discussion of such issues.
The same crowd who labeled the “birthers” as off-bubble are now demanding proof in terms of Romney’s tax returns at the suggestion of Reid. Pelosi has chimed in with Reid to carry that water. Those who questioned Obama’s legal qualification to be president were cast aside so that we could move on with life because Nancy Pelosi checked his credentials…”Sorry Charlie, the tuna queen has no credibility here”. She needs to get back to running her canned-tuna sweatshops in American Samoa.
Romney would be well-advised to not fall for Reid’s temptation in the public market. It reeks of a defensive posture and lacks vision and leadership. It carries the message, “Here is a man easily swayed by accusation…do we really need him to be president?” Of course, if he does not cave, then that position is served up as “living proof” that he indeed did not pay taxes as Reid so claims. Both sides of the fence are bad for Romney. It is time for him to take an offensive posture and throw down the gauntlet on Obama’s record and keep the focus on that subject. Unfortunately, the media will not allow it as they so graciously will with Obama. No doubt, there is a double standard and one only has to look and listen to realize it.
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7 August 2012