Forget about “Hope and Change” or even “Forward,” this campaign is all about fear, envy, and hate — of the people who pay the bills.
By Chris Ingram
Forget about what you hear on the TV news tonight or read in tomorrow’s papers, the Obama rally in Tampa this morning was nothing but pure class-warfare, with a dose of gender politics (claiming the GOP is anti-woman), and a pinch of “Mediscare” for good measure.
But relax…this is what desperate campaigns do when their backs are against the wall.
They also urge their people to get out to vote, and by most accounts the Democrats are doing a better job at getting their people to vote by mail, early vote, and get their people to the polls.
Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) went so far as to remind voters that this Sunday is “Souls to the Polls” day. That’s when the Democrat Party will be sending buses to churches (the name of the event suggests black churches), to take them to vote at early voting stations. Good for them. It’s their right.
Republicans on the other hand probably don’t need such a coordinated effort because there is actual enthusiasm within the GOP ranks. Whether that enthusiasm is for Mitt Romney or more anti-Obama, it doesn’t really matter. The GOP can count on its voters on (or before) Election Day because they are scared of Obama’s big-government, liberal agenda that is absolutely dessimating the future of America’s children — at least the ones who will one day grow up to be productive working citizens who pay taxes. Sixteen trillion ($16 trillion) in debt and growing. Someday, the Saudis, the Chinese, and the institutional investors here and abroad who buy our debt are going to want their money back — and our kids are going to get stuck with the bill.
We can do better.
Mitt Romney is far from perfect, but lets give him a chance. Obama’s theme is forward, but he’s always looking in the rear-view mirror (usually to blame someone else for his ineptitude). Voters will have their say in less than two weeks — my bet is, Obama gets sent back to Chicago to return to his role as a “community organizer,” where he will help dead people vote.
Side note: Former Governor Charlie Crist, aka: “Chuckles the clown,” “Toucan Charlie,” and “the Tan Man” attended and spoke at the rally. Tan Man said of the GOP, “I got out.” He forgot to mention he “got out” only when it was obvious he was going to lose an election for the first time in decades. And when he “got out” he left the Florida GOP in shambles after his hand-picked chairman, Jim Greer — who is now under criminal prosecution for his activities as chairman — ran the party into the ground.
At the rally, Chuckles then added, “Barack Obama has our back.” Yeah, right. So now Charlie Crist is someone we can count on who can tell us who we can count on. No wonder our country is in such a mess.
I’m not sure if I’m surprised or not about this, but all of Toucan Charlie’s problems and hypocrisy didn’t keep a lot of Democrats from showing Charlie some love — apparently they forget his record of opposing Obamacare, being pro-gun, pro-life, and anti-tax. But that’s okay, the RPOF has volumes of documents, photos and video showing who the real Charlie Crist is. Bring it on Chuckles, “the people” you are so fondly claiming to be “for” will see through you.
Okay, enough commentary. Posted below are some photos I took from today’s rally. But if you want to see what a hopeful rally looks like (as opposed to one that is hate-filled, with class-warfare, and claims of false “wars” on different groups), go to the Romney rally on Saturday at Land ‘O Lakes High School in Pasco County. To get a ticket, visit www.mittromney.com/FL. Doors open at 5 p.m. Since Obama hasn’t quite scared me enough, I’m going to a Halloween party on Sat. night, so I won’t be at the Romney rally — but Mitt has my vote.
Artist’s rendering of a Toucan Charlie
ABOUT toucans — Toucans are members of the family PoliticianousOpportunisticous and are of the genus SayAnythinganousAndrogynous. The majority of toucans do not show any sexual dimorphism. The neck is short and thick and the toucan’s skin is an odd orange color. The wings are small, as they are bottom-dwelling birds who only need to pick up the crumbs of others. They make their nests in tree hollows and holes excavated by other animals having found that doing real work is hard, and not in the toucan’s nature. Toucans are rarely breeders and do not migrate, being too dumb to fly. Toucans are usually found alone or occasionally in pairs or with small flocks of blind groupies — making them perfect for being Democrats. Toucans are primarily frugivorous, but are opportunistically omnivorous and will take prey such as Republicans and will one day consume unknowing Democrats. They also are known to favor a children’s sugary cereal — fittingly named “Fruit Loops,” made by the Kellog Company.
All photos Copyright 2012 Irreverent View.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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