Monday, September 17, 2012

Where are Obama's Rich Surrogates?

No, I am not asking for those rich Obama Supporters to contribute more money. Apparently Obama Campaign is reasonably well placed as far as campaign cash goes. I am looking for a Rich Obama Supporter to come forward and state plainly that he/she has paid more taxes all along than Mr. Romney, that person does not have any foreign bank accounts and the person has tax return information public. That is the right response to this non-sense Romney Campaign is peddling (apart from this classic post by Ezra): 

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax."

Of course, Conservatives do not want to accept that all problems of Romney Campaign are related to what kind of discredited policies he is selling. They never want to accept that Romney Tax Policy numbers do not square nor his jingoistic "carry water for Israel at any cost regardless of how much American blood has to be dispensed"[1]  foreign policy. And here Romney has been the disciplined politician to fallow the party line. For over 6 years he has been proving his credentials with Conservative Base. Heck, he even picked an ideologue as the VP candidate just because Conservative Brain Power thought it would bury Obama Campaign. All that has not helped and Obama still has a fighting chance to come up electorally. Few more openings like this and opportunities to parade supporters who have paid high taxes; and very soon Romney's this argument would fail to persuade anyone.

[1] - Let us not pretend that 'bombing Iranian Nuke sites would not have any American cost. One garbage film comes on You Tube and 4 accomplished Americans die within few hours and Talibans attack an Afghan base where within hours more than $200 Million Hardware is rendered useless along with couple of coalition forces lives. How to stop Iranian Nuclear efforts and eventually all that would indeed need bombing of Iranian Nuclear Sites; all those are different matters and in due course Obama Administration / American Leaders will have to make necessary calls. But what we cannot assume is it would be a surgical attack only and there will not be any American lives lost. Directly in that attack, may be not. But we have seen this movie once attempted by one Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz; and I believe Americans are in  no mood whatsoever to see it again. 

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