By the Full Metal Patriot
This post is going to have to come with a beverage alert, because the chutzpah of our President is apt to make you spit your coffee on your monitor.
Earlier this week, Mitt Romney called out President Obama for conducting a “campaign of division and anger.”
Mitt Romney slammed Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday for making what Romney called an "outrageous charge" -- evidence, he said, of "an angry and desperate presidency."President Obama — who hasn't taken any questions from the White House press corps in nearly two months — responded in a softball interview with Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell: (h/t: Real Clear Politics)
Romney, using some of his most pointed language to date on the campaign trail, accused Obama of running a "campaign of division and anger and hate," and specifically objected to comments Biden had made earlier Tuesday to a crowd in Virginia.
The vice president suggested that Romney and the Republicans intend to roll back Wall Street regulations and "put y'all back in chains."
That remark drew a sharp response from Romney's campaign, which called it a "new low." Romney picked up on that line of attack at the campaign stop in Ohio, rolling out a speech he had spent the last two days writing. In it, he pilloried the president’s record and accused him of being “intellectually exhausted.”
“His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency,” Romney told a crowd of thousands gathered here at the final stop on his five-state bus tour. “Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower. This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like."
“Well, Nancy, you've been on the campaign trail with me for a day and a half [yeah because two days with Entertainment Tonight invalidates four years of divisiveness — FMP], and this is pretty typical, uh, of what we do. We’re going around the country, talking about, ‘How do we put people back to work? How do we improve our schools? How do we make sure that we’re producing American energy? How do we, uh, lower our debt in a responsible way?’ And I don’t think you or anybody who’s been watching the campaign would suggest in any way we have, uh, you know, tried to divide the country. We’ve always tried to bring the country together.”The most divisive president in my lifetime is now trying to deny the fact that ever since he entered the public arena, he has methodically employed the Alinsky Method to distract and divide Americans in order to get whatever he wants.
- Obama hopes we won't remember that he's tried to divide the country when he pitted Americans against one another through class warfare. If you'll recall, he wore that accusation as a “badge of honor.”
- Obama hopes we won't remember that he's tried to divide the country when he repeatedly used the word “fairness” to create envy among the middle class to support his “Buffett Rule” tax hike on the wealthy.
- Obama hopes we won't remember that he's tried to divide the country by discouraging and demagoguing achievers: “I do think, at a certain point, you’ve made enough money.”
- Obama hopes we won't remember that he's tried to divide the country when he threatened everyone with “taxmageddon” of letting all the Bush-era tax cuts expire unless he could raise taxes on Americans who earn over $250,000.
- Obama hopes we won't remember that he's tried to divide the country along racial lines with his election year gambit to create an education initiative for only African-American students.
- Like when he told Congress they needed to shut up and obey his every whim because “I won.”
- Like when Obama's “Truth Team” tries to silence all dissent.
- Like when he tries to “bring the country together” by ignoring America's immigration laws and granting amnesty to illegal immigrants without Congressional legislation or approval.
- Like when he told Joe the Plumber, “I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
- Like when he stood in the well of Congress and gave this year's State of the Union speech, invoking a class warfare mentality of haves vs. have-nots to justify his view of state-mandated equality of results: “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”
So no, Mr. President, I don't think anyone needs to suggest that you've tried to divide the country. Dividing the country is one of your few actual accomplishments, and it came from years of practice.
Cross-posted at Full Metal Patriot