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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 118 DAYS TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS
Kudos To Mitt Romney!
Governor Mitt Romney walked into the proverbial lion's den today and addressed what is undoubtedly one of Barack Obama's most loyal constituencies -- the NAACP. To his credit, Governor Romney didn't hold back. He took on Obama's pathetic record on the economy and said this:
"If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year. So to do that, I'm going to eliminate every non-essential, expensive program I can find. That includes ObamaCare…"
Not surprisingly, he was interrupted by a sustained chorus of boos at that point. Undeterred, Romney reminded the audience of a survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce that found three-quarters of businesses said ObamaCare made them less likely to hire new workers.
In addition, Governor Romney addressed the urgent need for serious educational reform, and he also talked about family values and how out of wedlock births frequently lead to a life of poverty. Consider this excerpt:
"I'm hopeful that together we can set a new direction in federal policy, starting where many of our problems do – with the family. A study from the Brookings Institution has shown that for those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and wait until 21 before they marry and then have their first child, the probability of being poor is two percent. And if those factors are absent, the probability of being poor is 76 percent.
"Here at the NAACP, you understand the deep and lasting difference the family makes. Your former executive director, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, had it exactly right. The family, he said, 'remains the bulwark and the mainstay of the black community. That great truth must not be overlooked.' Any policy that lifts up and honors the family is going to be good for the country, and that must be our goal. As President, I will promote strong families -- and I will defend traditional marriage."
Good job, Governor!
Now, Brace Yourself
As we wrote yesterday, the Democrats play by different rules. A new left-wing group called "The Message" includes a former president of Media Matters and, not surprisingly, a former journalist for the New York Times. Its goal, according to a press release, is to "say things that Democrats are afraid to say."
The Message is making headlines for a video spoofing the Romney campaign's preparation for today's NAACP speech. In the video, a consultant tells Romney he is so white, "you make Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel." It also raises Romney's Mormon faith twice.
Have you heard anything about this group? Any condemnation from the Obama campaign or the liberal media?
Do you remember the wailing and gnashing of teeth a few weeks ago when the New York Times reported on a memo from a GOP consultant who wanted to make Jeremiah Wright an issue in this campaign? The GOP immediately went into damage control mode. Within hours, the Romney campaign denounced the ad idea and the consultant has had his life destroyed.
During a sermon in Washington, D.C., this weekend, Wright said that blacks educated in America's universities -- are infected with "white racist DNA running through the synapses of their under-brain tissue." He added that such blacks "will defend anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life." Progressives can bring up Romney's faith and mock his race, but we're not supposed to talk about the fact that Barack Obama sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for nearly 20 years. The double standard has to end. Wake up, GOP!
Obama's Outsourcing Hypocrisy
For the past few weeks, the Obama campaign has been slamming Mitt Romney as a jobs "outsourcer." The Obama team is desperately trying to undermine one of Romney's main attributes -- his success as a businessman creating jobs in the private sector.
The Washington Post gave Obama's negative ad its worst rating of four Pinocchios, calling it "misleading, unfair and untrue." I'd add one more word: hypocritical.
As it turns out, there was a lot of outsourcing done thanks to the Obama Administration in recent years. Worse, you paid for it! Not only in terms of lost jobs, but also with your hard-earned tax dollars from Obama's so-called "stimulus bill."
You don't have to take my word for it. Check out this report by ABC News from last September. By the way, you'll probably have to sit through one of Obama's "misleading, unfair and untrue" ads labeling Romney an "outsourcer-in-chief" before you watch it!
But this just fits the pattern of lies and deception that have become so commonplace with this administration. Obama attacks banks and private companies for "speculating" with private dollars while he's making bad bets on Solyndra and other failed boondoggles with your money! He's trying to pass himself off as a middle class tax cutter, while he's really calling for massive tax hikes.
Rahmbo Talks Values
I about fell out of my chair watching a recent CBS interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He was lamenting the values of Chicago's gang culture, as nearly three hundred people have been killed in Chicago this year, many of them kids. Emanuel said:
"It is about values. As I said then [when a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed last month], who raised you? How were you raised? And I don't buy this case where people say they don't have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don't come near the kids -- don't touch them."
Well, he's asking the right questions, but sadly he can't come up with the right answers. Certainly these kids aren't getting their values from their fathers because they aren't around. For the past fifty years, his party has made it comfortable for many women not to have husbands in the home. Now Obama and the Democrats have embraced the radical idea of men "marrying" other men! How is that going to help the black family?
When Emanuel worked in the Clinton White House, the response to gang violence was midnight basketball programs. And, of course, it was around that time when Democrats and their media allies did their best to convince us that values really didn't matter.
The fact is values do matter. There is no government program that can make up for the breakdown of the family. And this election should be about more than just economics.
News You Won't Hear
Monday President Obama called on Congress to pass a one-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000, while raising taxes on everyone making more than $250,000. Today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell went to the Senate floor and said, "My recommendation is we give the president what he asked for." Sen. McConnell asked for unanimous consent to hold a vote on Obama's plan to raise taxes.
But the vote never happened. Why not? Because Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid objected! Remind your liberal friends of that the next time they accuse Republicans of obstructing all of Obama's policies.