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Revenge, Love of Country, Snobbery, and Presidential presidential Candidates.
On November 2 President Obama mentioned the name of Governor Mitt Romney, his opponent for the presidency. The crowd booed, which drew an interesting
semi-rebuke from the President. He said, “Don’t boo, vote! Vote! Voting’s the best revenge!”
Revenge for what? Who has done something to either the crowd or Mr. Obama that would warrant revenge? I personally believe that Mr.
Obama, who thinks himself much greater than he is, looks with scornful contempt at the notion that he must lower himself from his self-perceived royal
greatness, to address a challenge from such as Governor Romney. After all, all leftists such as Obama are snobs, who view all who disagree with them as
mentally ill, criminal, inferior/lesser persons, morally decadent, stupid, or combinations of the foregoing.
Therefore, the impudence of the right in our refusal to merely capitulate to the Left and “obey our betters,” as it were, is an act of defiant
non-subservience that must be punished and / or avenged. Never mind that Governor Romney exercised both his Constitutional Right and an extremely important
responsibility within this Republic by challenging Mr. Obama’s conclusions and by setting
forth alternatives from which the people may choose. To the Left, the people are an annoyance and an irritant that must be pacified and manipulated into
serving the needs of their leaders.
Now, this telling remark has been spun by the leftists to be Mr. Obama’s injunction for the voters to avenge Governor Romney’s allegedly-false
attack ads. Aside from the hypocrisy of such an accusation – have you seen the ad where Governor Romney is all but accused of murdering the
wife of an ex-employee of a Bain subsidiary (who was let go long after Mr. Romney ended his tenure in Bain’s corner office) – why would anyone avenge a Constitutional right?
Mr. Obama shows how much he eschews and rejects every principle upon which America was founded. Under his reign of ruin, The United States of America has
gone from a place where “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (Evelyn Beatrice Hall, quoted by
Voltaire) to “Voting’s the best revenge!”
Mr. Romney was invited by that remark to jump into the mud pit and wrestle. His response should go down in history as the classiest comeback to a low,
small, mean attack: “He asked his supporters to vote for revenge. Instead I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”
Governor Romney has been repeatedly taunted to jump into the muck with the President. He has wisely refused to reduce himself to this nonsense. It is
heartening to see such a presidential Presidential candidate. We have not had one of those for eight years, when George W. Bush was re-elected.
It’s premature to compare Governor Romney to Ronald Reagan. First he has to throw back the leftist attempts to steal the election. Then, he has to
govern and unite. Four years form now, God willing, we will be speaking of President Romney’s re-election as the natural response to a smashing
success of a presidency.