Romney has accused Obama of campaigning on “hatred.” Now that he has brought up that particular topic…
It is way beyond curious that Romney could so neatly have stuffed his foot in his mouth by raising the issue of politicians who run campaigns based on “hatred” just as he decides to put the most mean-spirited man in Washington a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
Obama’s response is handed him on a silver platter: “Yes,” he should say, “this campaign is about hatred.” Depriving the most unfortunate while bailing out financial criminals and engorging an obese Pentagon with grossly overpriced weapons designed to defeat an empire that is only visible when Uncle Sam looks in the mirror can go by no better name than “hatred.”
Here’s what I hate: immoral politicians on the take from the rich to deprive the man in the street just to make the rich richer; big corporations demanding welfare for themselves while denying decent wages to their own employees; financial criminals on Wall St. taking bailouts while designing schemes to defraud homeowners and investors; hypocritical politicians claiming that fleecing the poor to enrich the rich is “patriotism;” war profiteers making $25 million a year who take their corporate headquarters overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes on the profits they made fighting wars harmful to U.S. national security…for which they campaigned.
And so, ironically, I reach agreement with financial fat cat Romney. “Yes, sir. You are right. This election is about hatred.” And Obama needs to find the backbone to face the divide between the radical right-wing Republicans (unfortunately, the only breed of Republicans still standing) and the American people. It has come to this: there is no longer room for compromise. Our house can no longer stand 99.9% slave, 0.1% free. We are at war – the people vs. the super-rich. Obama needs to decide which side he is on.