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Mitt and Ted
When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life”, conservatives jumped all over it. Not only did they attack Rosen, who apologized, they attacked the president and all Democrats. The fact that Obama and his wife defended Ann Romney, they attacks kept coming. Republicans pointed out how Rosen had visited the Obama White House in the past, which tells us that if anyone ever visits your house then you’re responsible for everything they do after.
Mitt Romney courted Ted Nugent’s endorsement and he got it. Mittens went on to say that he’s enjoyed getting to know The Nuge. Saturday, at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, Nugent said “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Democratic National Committe Chair Deborah Wasserman Schultz and Nancy Pelosi condemned Nugent’s comments and he replied “Wasserman Schultz is such a brain-dead, soulless idiot,” and “I could not be more proud that this soulless, heartless idiot feebly attempts to find fault with Ted Nugent, because I am on the right track and she just encourages me to stand stronger.” Nugent then called the two female Democratic leaders “varmints.” Wow! That should help Romney in that Democratic Party war on women. Of course Mitt, who so values women rights and demands respect for all of them, sought the writer of the catchy ditty “Cat Scratch Fever” many years after it was written.
Romney feebly denounced Nuge’s comments through a spokesperson with “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.” Of course he didn’t call him out by name. Talk about having a backbone, Mitt.
Seriously, you rebuke people who didn’t even make a comment, try to tie them together and then sheepishly walk off a comment from someone who’s support you requested.
There’s a huge difference between what Rosen said and what Nugent said. Rosen gave a viewpoint that you can debate and argue. Nugent threw something out that was violent and can come off as a threat. I’m sure Nugent isn’t going to shoot the president, but you don’t see the Secret Service scheduling a chat with Rosen for her “stay-at-home moms” comment.
Conservatives will lash out “well Ted’s crazy. His viewpoint can’t be taken seriously.” Of course this crazy guy was courted by Romney. At some point, maybe before Wednesday is over, Romney is going to mention Ted by name and say he doesn’t condone what he said. Just as soon as he realizes that he needs to man up.
Now I look forward to all those conservative cartoonists who attacked Dems for their war on women and for Rosen’s comment to fully be outraged at Ted Nugent. I won’t hold my breath.
Sorry no rough for this one. I chopped it up and put some of it in the vinal version.