Hello, again. I’ve been gone for a while, and I will continue to be gone for an even longer while, but I thought I’d post a quick update.
I am not done with politics. I’m just sick of them. I’m taking a break.
Here’s just one reason why I can’t stand the current state of affairs.
In case you’ve been living under a rock and you’re not sure what’s so very wrong about that ad, I’ll let PolitiFact explain it to you:
We certainly think it’s fair for Romney to attack Obama for his response to the economy. And the Romney camp can argue that Obama’s situation in 2011 is ironic considering the comments he made in 2008. But those points could have been made without distorting Obama’s words, which have been taken out of context in a ridiculously misleading way. We rate the Romney ad’s portrayal of Obama’s 2008 comments Pants on Fire.
So yeah. A dishonest lie. There is NO disputing that. It’s immoral and, frankly, un-American. I hate that phrase, but isn’t America supposed to stand for honest, courage, morality, etc? This ad betrays all of those important ideals. That being said… how did Mitt Romney’s campaign respond when asked about the ad? Slate has the answer:
“We want to engage the president,” explained Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom in the spin room. “We look at him as our rival. It’s all deliberate; it was all very intentional.”
Romney adviser Ron Kaufman, an RNC committee member and longtime operative, simply said that the ad “worked.”
Fuck that. I’m out. These people are evil and not worth my time.