“One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country, and when I meet Republicans as I’m traveling around the country, they are hard-working, family people who care deeply about this country and my expectation is that if you want to be to be president, you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some.” Barack Obama on David Letterman
With the offensive 47% percent gaffe of Mitt Romney causing massive plummeting in the polls for the out-of-touch Republican candidate, President Barack Obama made a comfortable and graceful guest appearance to The Late Show (hosted by David Letterman), providing even more substance for (what looks like) his imminent re-election.
Barack, when talking with David, touched on a wide-range issues, yet only those that countermand Romney’s elitist 47% insensitivity will be looked at closely (mainly). Knowing this is so, I will link for you the Mother Jones piece by David Corn, that contains the complete Romney video, which was taped at some rich cat’s house in Boca Raton on May 17th, where Mitt lets it all hang out, showing his disregard for an obvious plethora of people in this country of ours who are working at a disadvantage.
By the way, that’s quite a scoop for Mother Jones getting this incriminating video, and helps the President greatly in his efforts at re-election. Thank you Mother Jones! I might suggest, you read David Corn’s text and watch the video segments (of course), then turn right around and watch Obama on David Letterman (which was taped on September 18th) to see what you come up with.
It’s like day and night, Obama represents all of the American people, Romney represents only an opulent, teeny proportion of our people, who have disregard for everyone else, since they’re not loaded like us. The Thurston Howell II Syndrome (from Gilligan’s Island), as has been making the rounds on Facebook. But it holds up, with Mitt’s puss replacing Jim Backus’ visage. Clever lampoons make their point effectively, by way of visuals that seem to connect the dots!
This might help to explain why the President appeared so relaxed, yet eloquent, last night on Letterman. He has everyone working hard to help him on November 6th, and at the same time, his opponent is working overtime to self-destruct, shoot himself in the foot (as it were), and pull his numbers way down to where he’ll only take (home the bacon) for a handful of traditional, Ruddy Red Queen States, such as Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana.
Swing States are turning Blue as if Jackson Pollack were spilling synthetic blue paint all over US real estate! It may be a landslide; I’m thinking of 1964 when Barry Goldwater came off as totally off-the-map extremist conservative, and would surely get us into a 3rd WW the first day he took the office. (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – little girl peels off flower petals, then nuclear detonation). And yet the real analogy here is, with Romney, its social/economic discrimination that will set off the nuclear detonation!
David Corn puts it nicely in his piece, when Romney is in the company of fellow millionaires; he lets his hair down and says what comes naturally for him. He seeks the Presidency so he can lower taxes for the privileged few, and in order to preserve the power of wealthy Americans, not to help poorer people pull themselves up, better themselves, and become middle class. This will put us right back into a recession. A top-heavy social class structure, with a weakening middle class (this is exactly what happened under George Bush), will destroy America for good!