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DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a human talking point. You put her in front of a TV screen, pull her string, and she regurgitates whatever partisan angle the Democratic party has programmed into her on any given week. Yesterday on MSNBC, the angle was - Mitt Romney doesn't care about America. Here's Debbie:
"It would be nice if we had a candidate for president who was committed to America. Mitt Romney is committed to making sure that either he makes the most money as humanly possible, or his investors do. And that's evidenced by his track record in shipping jobs overseas and making sure that he has investments that we don't know why he invested in offshore accounts. But most folks that I know, they make their investments in a bank in America, most American business men invest here and if you're running for president, that certainly should be your commitment."
Here, Ms. Schultz would have us believe Romney is running for President solely to enrich himself and his rich friends. It's certainly not the first time I've heard this contention from Democrats. I have no idea why Romney would want to become President only to enrich himself and his pals, seeing as how Romney already has more money than he will ever need, but they don't ask such questions of Democrats on MSNBC. Instead, MSNBC leads the parade for these bizarre Democrat narratives…because MSNBC is a serious news organization.
Ms. Schultz seems deeply confused about the difference between Romney's private sector business career and the job he would take on if elected President. She seems to believe them to be the same job, that we'd suddenly transform into the United States Of Bain Capital with Romney at the helm [insert maniacal Dr. Evil laugh here]. This view doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I suppose it's not so surprising, seeing as how, in my experience, many liberal Democrats don't seem to understand the private sector or trust it any further than they can throw it. Dems often leave me with the impression that the private sector is their shadowy enemy, not to be trusted. Kind of like the Illuminati. And liberal Democrats have already identified twin Dr. Evil's in their conspiratorial passion play. They are called [cue the opening notes of Beethoven's 5th]] the KOCH BROTHERS. Sure, the Koch Brothers employ 50,000 people in the USA, but they are some evil dudes in liberal eyes, mainly because they give a lot of money to Republican organizations. What more proof of evil is necessary than that ? These evildoers must be destroyed. As for those 50,000 jobs…well, we're going to need lots of new IRS agents to chase down ObamaCare criminals. It'll all work out somehow.
Now we can add Romney to the Democrats' Dr. Evil list, and just in time for the election !!! How convenient.
Schultz called for Romney to release like ten years of his past tax records, because Democrats need to dig up some dirt…er, I mean, because Democrats are interested in transparency (as long as the words "Fast And Furious" are not involved). Democrats want Romney to come clean, just like all other Presidents have done… except for Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, and on and on, who only made their tax returns public starting with the year they were running for President.
But this year it's different, say the Democrats, because Romney has…da, da, da, dum… OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS !!! Sure, they are perfectly legal offshore accounts almost all held in a blind trust, which means Romney doesn't even control those investments, and there is no indication Romney has done anything illegal, but Democrats know the word "offshore" is sure to frighten at least some voters away from Romney, just like Team Obama's phony characterization of Romney as a "corporate raider" will hopefully do. Feel the Hope and Change. Democrats insist that American Presidents holding offshore accounts is unseemly and downright un-American…which, unfortunately, made offshore account holder Bill Clinton un-American too, darn the luck. And I probably shouldn't even mention John Kerry, who, ironically, was the Democrat nominee for President in 2004. Kerry paid a lower tax rate than Romney does, and Kerry never put his investments in a blind trust, which created conflicts of interest with legislation Kerry had to vote upon. Kerry avoided taxes. No word on why Romney's riches are such a sore spot for Democrats now, when they nominated the richest guy in the Senate for President only eight years ago. It must be the same thinking that led liberals to call Bush II a "chickenhawk" every other minute, but not Obama. Btw, Bush served in the military. Obama did not. Go figure.
As you may have seen in a new Romney ad, in 2008 Hillary Clinton accused Obama of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her after Obama mischaracterized HIllary's positions. Hillary must have been unaware that lying is Obama's bread and butter. That's what he does. Lots of Democrats still pretend to be unaware of it, even though that's almost all he has done in his anti-Romney campaign ads, which have been almost entirely negative. Going negative is what an incumbent does when he can't run on his record. Prepare to hear LOTS of negative from Team Obama this year.
Can't wait to see what the Democrats drag up next week.
Update 1:00pm - Silly me, I left out the coup de grace. Guess who else has had offshore investments ? Here's a hint. She goes by the name...Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India.
Oops, Debbie. Big oops.