Yes Mom, He’s An Axe Murderer, But He’s So Cute!

We bumped into a new neighbor the other day.  After some chit-chat the conversation turned, predictably, to the sour economy – unemployment, inflation, the debt.  The neighbor mentioned the weak real estate market and how difficult it is to sell or buy a house.

My wife chimed in, “I think everybody is waiting until after the election to make any major financial move.”

The neighbor said, “Yes, I know everybody wants Obama out because his policies have been terrible for the economy.”  We agreed, assuming we had met a fellow conservative.

She continued, “I voted for Obama last time.  And I suppose I will have to vote for him again.”   My wife and I gave each other a puzzled look.  “Why?” we asked.

“Well, I just couldn’t vote for Romney because of the way he flaunts his wealth.”


My mind reeled at all the problems with this statement.  Even if it were true, how is having money you earned yourself worse than deliberately destroying the wealth of American families?

When Romney was governor of Massachusetts he refused to take a salary.  He also managed the Winter Olympics without pay.  And he donated every dollar of his inheritance to charity.  Stories of Romney’s incredible anonymous philanthropy are beginning to surface.  Flaunt his wealth?  Are Michelle’s expensive vacations not flaunting?  Is sending a government jet to pick up Barack’s dog not flaunting?

And besides, what the hell difference does it make?  We have important problems to solve!

I’m befuddled as to why people vote the way they do.  It’s mind-boggling.

What is more important than the looming bankruptcy of the largest economy on the planet?  Does it really matter who pays for Sandra Fluke’s birth control pills?  Do you vote for somebody only because of his or her sex, or race, or personal appearance?

President Obama’s policies have been a dismal failure, resulting in annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion and driving our nation into a disastrous, perhaps irreversible decline.  He shows no interest in straightening out the mess.  And yet Obama continues to lead in the polls because he is “likeable.”

At the DNC in Charlotte, Peter Schiff interviewed a couple dozen delegates – these are the Democrat party’s best and brightest.  With a big grin, he asked each of them, “Do you think corporate profits should be banned?”  Every one, without hesitation, said, “Of course!  That’s a great idea!

This is the “new” American voter.  God help us.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Don’t say nothin’ bad about my baby
Don’t say nothin’ bad about my baby
He’s good – he’s good to me –
And that’s all I care about!

Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby – the Cookies

5 thoughts on “Yes Mom, He’s An Axe Murderer, But He’s So Cute!

  1. So the hell with the fact that 23 million that we know of have lost jobs. That 100 million have turned to food stamps. That our President goes around the world saying how evil we are. That Americans have died. Oh that our President flirts with Hollywood wealth. That Moochelle takes extravagant vacations. The Valerie Jarrett has more security than an embassy. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  2. “Every one, without hesitation”? You had to take the statement from somewhere else, without reviewing the link it referenced. There were some who agreed, some wanted a cap, some he obviously pushed to his conclusion: many looked like they wished they had ducked him. And, of course, he had the camera and the edit button.

    By Romney’s own admission, his inheritance went to a school baring his father’s name and Mit’s children- probably through a dynasty trust to avoid paying taxes. Without doubt he is hard working, but it is also true some of his succes has to do with who his father was and his parents’ wealth. Without those benefits he likely wouldn’t have gotten the start he did get.

    I understand that during Ryan’s vetting process they had Ryan submit ten years taxes. ‘What is good for the goose is good for the gander.’ If he had gone ahead and released the last ten years taxes what he is protecting should have been a non-issue by November. Unless…..? Currently, he has (kind of, almost, somewhat) released two years. We are taking his word for one of those years as he only told us what he paid, has yet to release that year’s records.

    Getting out of this mess should only take some common sense. Romney’s background would make you believe he has the ability. I worry his concern over the bottom line will only be his bottom line. Result: more greed, more corruption, not better government.

    Starting to realize the path to better government involves a rope, a good stout rope.

  3. Had a similar conversation with my local grocery store owner who was a staunch Dem.

    “I voted for him last time” he said, “I won’t vote for him again”. When pressed on who he was voting for he declined to mention Mitt’s name. Said he’d write in Ron Paul.

    What is it with these people? If I owned a store with several employees I’d never vote blue.

    • I don’t know. But I have figured out a way to get Ron Paul supporters on board. I was working our county fair booth Saturday. And a lady came over after I asked her if she had registered vote. I saw a Ron Paul bracelet on her wrist. I immediately said ‘Mitt needs to put that guy in charge of the Federal Reserve or Treasury! He can clean it up!” And all of a sudden the people with her said “Heck yeah he does!”

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