If the old media were still relevant
By J.J. Jackson
With Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, now all but assured the GOP's nomination for the Presidency, the left has spent no time at all doing what they do best. What they do best is distract. With the nation teetering on the brink of disaster, an economy that has not produced any net jobs since the President won election, a bloated government spending trillions of dollars more than it brings in and liberalism basically crushing the American dream, the left is interested in is whether or not they can make Mr. Romney look substantially worse than the failure currently residing in the White House.
Kicking off their assault on Mitt Romney, last week the left dug deep into Romney's past to dredge up recollections that he once picked on, call it bullied, a fellow student. And if that was not bad enough, add to the meme the slap in the face that the fellow student may have been gay. Seriously? That's the narrative that is supposed to make Mitt Romney into Satan himself and so toxic that no one would ever dare vote for him? Forget the fact that the family of this former "victim" of Mitt Romney is dead and there appears to be no one in the family who can corroborate the claim.
Ok, I get it. The President's record is so horrid that this is the tactic his minions have to adopt. But they are no doubt upset at how quickly their political opponents turned the issue around on them. Breitbart's Big Journalism website, for example, quickly flipped the issue around and produced evidence by the President's own hand that he once shoved a girl because he was sick of being taunted about how he was her boyfriend. Yes, the future President assaulted a girl, I repeat, a girl, because he was afraid of getting cooties?
Now, as much as the old media was ready and willing to run with the story about Mitt Romney to show how evil and vile he is, they have not been so quick to divulge Obama's previous brush with being a bully himself. So, since the old media apparently needs help being fair and balanced, I have prepared a cheat sheet for you guys and gals. What follows is a set of questions you can ask of President Obama during his next news conference. Feel free to use all of these:
Now, from my standpoint these questions are all meant in jest. They are however about as serious and relevant as anything the old media has come up with in regards to Mitt Romney this week. And if Mitt Romney is going to get grilled about things he is accused of doing in high school, silly things a lot of people do in high school, then we have to hold the President to that same standard.
Let me know, old media, when you decide to step up to the plate on this one.
J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.