The Left is Getting Desperate
Jul 16, 2012Word on the Street
The American media's ability to cover for President Obama is getting pushed to the limit. How the White House and Obama campaign managed to divert attention from yet another poor, monthly economic report toward Gov. Romney's decade-old SEC filings is a perfect example of media-abetted sleight of hand. But there is a greater challenge ahead. How can the Washington elite manage to ignite their base? Youth turnout in November is expected to be half of what we saw in 2008. Meanwhile, too many states that went blue last time are now swinging. The liberal base is not motivated, forcing Obama to ratchet up the social justice rhetoric.
So far we've seen the War on Women, the evil Romney/Ryan Plan and the Mitt's a Felon Obama/media narratives. Each has fallen flat in moving voters. This week we'll see a new messaging strategy that is certain to make your blood boil. However, this is also a sign that the folks in Chicago are starting to get desperate. During speech in Roanoke, Virginia (a state the Obama camp MUST hold onto) yesterday, the President fired a shot at the heart of the American Dream, telling business owners, "You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there...If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help...Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that."
When one of "the greatest orators" in recent Presidential history is forced to spout illogical lines for votes, we know that conservatism and Liberty-based problem solving are on the rise. However, we cannot let class-warfare and social justice-driven rhetoric seep into our national conversation as conventional wisdom. Remind your friends that private employers (usually small businesses) are the ones that create federal, state and property taxpayers. Transportation infrastructure is not built for free. Public teachers draw their salaries and pensions from the same place. Keep your spirits up; we are winning.