I’ve been baffled by the Romney campaign’s response to the Bain barrage from Obama. Commenters here pointed out some solid counter points. It is too early to say how useful the attacks have been for Obama. Reputable polls will tell the tale soon enough. Until Sunday I assumed the attacks would hurt Romney and help Obama. And they may. As I said, we’ll see. However, my takeaway from this and this is pretty simple:
Barack Obama is an asshole. Anyone who reads this blog regularly won’t find my opinion surprising. But I chose the word specifically. Obama’s struck me as a lot of things these past few years. A prick, a brat, a goofball, an Chicago alderman who somehow became President, a Soros mole, a racist, a tool, a narcissistic sociopath. After reviewing the links above all the other modifiers fell away for me. He’s simply an asshole.
There’s something truly ass-holey about a frontal assault on people who create and run businesses. I know, I know, he tried to back pedal and make us all get sentimental about this mentor or that teacher. The obvious answer is that many people had wonderful teachers. Not everyone creates succesful businesses. It does actually take a Bill Gates sometimes….most times. I’ll go ahead and assume Gates feels gratitude for his good teachers, the community he grew up in….Many people do. Not all change the way we live.
The most important sentence in Obama’s rant is: ‘If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen’ Please tell that to Thomas Edison or even Debbie Fields. Nah, it was the highway commissioner who approved paving – yea, that’s why we got the lightbulb! As for all those delicious cookies…Debbie Fields’ smarts and labor are not so important. She didn’t do anything, build anything. In fact, it’s people like her we need to attack!
Is there anything Obama hates more than individual initiative? Obama’s remark is Obama speaking about himself, of course. He’s projecting once again. He entire life was created by others. His entire life is a concoction. On some level he knows this.
The Romney bashing ad may well be useful to Obama. I don’t know. To me it’s mostly just cringe inducing. Using the other guy’s horrible singing voice against him – while he’s singing a patriotic song no less – is something an asshole does. There are a thousand ways to attack alleged outsourcing. The Obama Campaign made the asshole’s choice. After watching the ad all I thought was: Wow, Obama is an asshole.