In an elegant smackdown of so-called Romney supporters on the subject of the release of more of the candidate’s IRS filings, Dana Loesch at Breitbart.com writes:
- It’s John McCain 2008 all over again. McCain made cobblestones under his bus from the multitude of supporters targeted by the media. It was a successful strategy and made McCain look weak, which is why the Obama camp is repeating it this election cycle. Romney is not required by law to release anything more than he has — no more than Barack Obama, a former drug user and smoker, is not required to release his health records.
Democrats want Romney’s income history so they can wave it in front of the defecating, raping, pillaging Occupy base and further incite the Starbucks-swilling hipster campers carrying signs which read things like “EAT THE RICH” into more shenanigans. Sadly, it seems we have many on our own side willing to satisfy their needs. For what? Popularity? When has caving to the left ever made a conservative more popular? It makes them look like a joke. For “vetting”? It’s not “vetting” when one candidate is regularly misrepresented in the press and his entire life unearthed for headlines while we’re not even sure how the political career of his opponent even began.
The Romney campaign should respond thusly: We’ll release the returns when the media releases the Rashid Khalidi tape. The media is four years past due on this “vetting,” so perhaps they should go first.
It’s unbelievable that the same individuals who so strongly campaigned for a Romney presidential nomination — the same group who battled with other conservatives over his record — are now the same people who throw him under the bus before the first big fight with the media. This was the candidate you wanted, and when he finally listens to the guerilla grassroots and thumbs his nose at media demands, your response is to clutch your pearls and holler for smelling salts?
If this is going to be the response to every tactic employed by the media, then get ready to lose the election. You got your way and got your choice of candidate. Now get in it to win or get out of the game.
I might also mention that so-called conservatives are allowing the Obama water carriers at Politico cherry pick the “Conservative elites” they cite.
Rupert Murdoch, for example, is NOT a conservative. Just check his campaign donation record. Conservatives don’t line the pockets of Democrats like disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner or Sens. Chuck Schumer and John Kerry.
In July 2011, OpenSecrets.org reported Murdoch had supported “53 Republican politicians and 20 Democrats since 1989.” Would it surprise you to know that Hillary Clinton topped Murdoch’s Democratic Party candidate list in 2006 and 2008? And the late anything-but-conservative Sen. Ted Kennedy also enjoyed Murdoch’s largesse.
Murdoch is for whomever best benefits his media empire.
And why would anyone wonder why Murdoch would bother to tweet items such as “When is Romney going to look like a challenger? Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics” or “Easy for Romney to spell out restoration of the American dream and bash incompetent administration. But not a word!”
I believe the saying is, that “if it bleeds, it ledes.” Murdoch and other so-called media “conservatives” want blood and are not above poking their chosen candidate in the eye (or in the back) to get it.