According to White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, “It’s not time for politics.” Well said, Carney. I would find his statement more poignant if what he was saying wasn’t just noise coming out of his mouth. This type of forked tongue is a hallmark of the Obama era. The Left says one thing, and then does another. It very much reminds me of the January 8th, 2011 shooting in Tucson. Immediately following the attack, there was an outpouring of rebukes from the Left about hateful rhetoric supposedly coming from Republicans; all the while the Left continued to spew its own hateful rhetoric. During all of this, there was no sense of irony on their part.
The Left in this country is a machine that operates on a grand scale, with many moving parts. One of those parts is Hollywood. And here is where I finally get to my point.
Just as Jay Carney made a statement about not politicizing hurricane Sandy, some of those in the entertainment industry decided to do just that.
On the 29th, Cher Tweeted:
“If mitt was pres.There’d b NO FEMA ! FEDERAL PROTECTION 4 STATES in PATH of HURRICANE! EACH STATE Would B On Its OWN theroot.com/blogs/elongate…”
Shortly thereafter, Liz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show Tweeted:
“Now he denies the FEMA comment? Romney is a sociopath. You can’t deny saying *that* many things unless there is something wrong with you.”
In addition to those Twits–sorry, Tweets–The Huffington Post ran an article just several days before claiming that when asked during one of the Republican primary debates if he would eliminate FEMA, Romney said “Absolutely.” HuffPo even provides the video tape to that debate. However, the situation has been radically twisted. If you actually watch the footage, Romney merely said that he would rather the states have more control over emergency management. Here’s the video transcript:
John King: “…FEMA’s about to run out of money. There are some people who say, do it on a case by case basis, and some people who say, ya know, maybe we’re learning a lesson that the states should take on more of this role. How do you deal with something like that?”
Romney: “Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking in the federal budget, ‘what we should cut?’, we should ask ourselves the opposite question: ‘What should we keep?’ We should take all of what we’re doing at the federal level, and say ‘what are the things we’re doing that we don’t have to do’. And those things, we’ve got to stop doing.”
My point is this: These Hollywood twits are just another part of the machine. Whether they know it or not, they do much to benefit the Left. They take something innocuous, twist it into Watergate, and the Left loves them for it.
Obama is losing. I’ve said it before in my recent columns, but it bears mentioning again. He needs all the help he can get, whether it be from MSNBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post or vapid Hollywood sycophants. All the guns are out. They need to destroy Romney, and they are trying to do that by using hurricane Sandy to their benefit.
They say that all’s fair in politics, but using a natural disaster to smear Romney is lower than low. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE. Don’t simply believe the passionate but completely uninformed celebrities. Read the transcript, look to the record, cut through the BS and then cast your vote.