Rodeo clown media frantically distract from Obama's foreign policy disaster

Thomas Lifson
As Obama's national security strategy lies in smoldering ruins (just like the Benghazi consulate), his outreach to the Muslim world a dismal failure, the media claim that the biggest story of the day is Mitt Romney noting that nearly half of the country pays no income tax, that  they are not likely to find high taxes a problem, and that a similar number are dependent on the government.

Even though the covert recording has been available for some time (it was made on May 17, 4 months ago) left wing publication Mother Jones chose to publicize it at a moment when it distracts from the dire  national security threat Obama has plunged the nation into. We can't have the media focus on the blowback from Obama's policies, can we? Here are the comments in question.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...These are people who pay no income tax.

Seizing on a phrase Romney himself called "not elegantly stated" in a press conference called last night, the media are pretending that this realism reflects a cold hearted indifference to the poor. David Brooks, who found the crease in Obama's pants so compelling four years ago, now declares the GOP nominee "Thurston Howell Romney" -- invoking a cartoonish stereotype of WASP inherited airhead wealth. Some are declaring that Romney has now "lost" the election. He is supposedly insensitive and not even bothering to reach out to a substantial portion fo the electorate.

Romney already has trouble relating to the public and convincing people he cares about them. Now, he's been caught on video saying that nearly half the country consists of hopeless losers.

Meanwhile, the film and literary communities, so eager to defend Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" and anti-Mormon Broadway hits, remain silent over the detention of a film maker by police over the content of a film he made.

I commend Mitt Romney for not backing down from his comments. Let us have a debate over the fact that half of us bear no income tax burden, and half of us are getting checks from the government.

The rodeo cllown media can ignore the national security debacle underway in the Middle East, but that will not make it go away. I fear that it will forcefully be brought to our attention.

Update: Doug Ross rewmind us that the Obama campaign wrote off the white working class vote:

Speaking of "writing off" voters, remember this golden oldie from The New York Times?

Obama campaign abandons white working-class voters

President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign will be the first in modern political history to abandon white working-class voters, strategists claim.

 

As Obama's national security strategy lies in smoldering ruins (just like the Benghazi consulate), his outreach to the Muslim world a dismal failure, the media claim that the biggest story of the day is Mitt Romney noting that nearly half of the country pays no income tax, that  they are not likely to find high taxes a problem, and that a similar number are dependent on the government.

Even though the covert recording has been available for some time (it was made on May 17, 4 months ago) left wing publication Mother Jones chose to publicize it at a moment when it distracts from the dire  national security threat Obama has plunged the nation into. We can't have the media focus on the blowback from Obama's policies, can we? Here are the comments in question.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...These are people who pay no income tax.

Seizing on a phrase Romney himself called "not elegantly stated" in a press conference called last night, the media are pretending that this realism reflects a cold hearted indifference to the poor. David Brooks, who found the crease in Obama's pants so compelling four years ago, now declares the GOP nominee "Thurston Howell Romney" -- invoking a cartoonish stereotype of WASP inherited airhead wealth. Some are declaring that Romney has now "lost" the election. He is supposedly insensitive and not even bothering to reach out to a substantial portion fo the electorate.

Romney already has trouble relating to the public and convincing people he cares about them. Now, he's been caught on video saying that nearly half the country consists of hopeless losers.

Meanwhile, the film and literary communities, so eager to defend Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" and anti-Mormon Broadway hits, remain silent over the detention of a film maker by police over the content of a film he made.

I commend Mitt Romney for not backing down from his comments. Let us have a debate over the fact that half of us bear no income tax burden, and half of us are getting checks from the government.

The rodeo cllown media can ignore the national security debacle underway in the Middle East, but that will not make it go away. I fear that it will forcefully be brought to our attention.

Update: Doug Ross rewmind us that the Obama campaign wrote off the white working class vote:

Speaking of "writing off" voters, remember this golden oldie from The New York Times?

Obama campaign abandons white working-class voters

President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign will be the first in modern political history to abandon white working-class voters, strategists claim.