On Monday evening I watched in awe as two major pundits misstated what GOP nominee Mitt Romney said about his tax plan. I expect misstatements—even outright lies—from Democrats lusting for President Barack Obama’s reelection.
But stupidity from conservatives?
Both pundits criticized Romney’s response to questions asked during the 60 Minutes interview of Romney.
Specifics! We want specifics on that tax plan!
Romney told 60 Minutes he would work with Congress on loopholes that can be closed. And he provides an overview of his plan on his campaign website.
Those same conservatives—and Democrat-allied media—didn’t ask Obama for specifics in 2008. They didn’t even ask him for specifics about the ObamaCare Tax Bill—we have to call it that for it to be compatible with the Supreme Court ruling. Media still mislead the public on the full impact of that blighted bill.
Here’s the thing. There are more than 72,000 federal tax rules. Those rules are the product of numerous legislators inputting breaks for cronies or for entitlement class supporters. They are the product of a government aggressively seeking revenue. They are also a hindrance to small business and a predator on individual personal wealth.
The president does not write the tax regulations. That is done by congressional committees.
All we peeps down here on lowly Main Street need to know is that our president won’t raise our taxes and will do something about the numerous “penalty” taxes Obama has burdened us with, starting with the ObamaCare Tax Bill.
Did those conservative pundits even listen to the 60 Minutes interview?
I read an article this morning by Erick Erickson at Red State. Erickson fired on wishy-washy conservatives who pre-selected the Republican nominee and are now perhaps having second thoughts.
Ironically, I didn’t support Romney going into the primary, but as I studied his actual deeds as governor and read and learned more about him, I realized he is probably the most qualified presidential candidate either party has had in decades, at least as far as job qualifications go.
I say that as an outsider—the Romney campaign won’t even place me on their media list.
What I write here is an opinion based on research and information. I don’t get paid by a PAC or other organization.
Some Republicans, many of them dedicated volunteers, won’t speak to me because I didn’t go into the race supporting Romney. Some Republicans are just like rabid Dems—they follow the party bosses blindly, one reason the GOP faced catastrophe from 2006-2008.
Ironically, I’m researching and defending Romney on a daily basis against Dem and allied media attacks, and there many others like me who write every day in an attempt to correct a seriously Dem-skewed media narrative. There is no “social justice” in U.S. media, at least not for those who disagree with Big Government.
Romney can win this race and he can win it decisively, absent voter fraud a certain party is famous for. Romney is neck and neck with the incumbent whose rock star persona makes for great public relations and lousy governance.
As for conservatives gone stupid in the head, you annoy me as much as those ill-informed Democrats chiding Rep. Paul Ryan at the AARP meeting when he mentioned the ObamaCare Tax Bill. Those Democrats are clueless as to what that bill is going to do to healthcare for every American except the political class and pampered labor union class mainly comprising government employees.
The least you can do when you quote our nominee is quote him accurately and be sure you are informed about what you are saying. A conservative spreading misinformation is no wiser than the kids down at Occupy Wall Street.
We are in a street fight and if you’re not capable of engaging, I borrow some advice from the Left.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 25, 2012)