We have two new low points in the 2012 election coming from the Left and the Right. Luckily, you have us keeping our heads on a swivel for the American people. But before getting started, let’s get the usual disclaimer out there that we understand not everyone on the Right agrees with their douchebag nor do we believe everyone on the Left is heartless. Shall we proceed?
The Atlantic reported this morning on Matthew Continetti’s attack on an Obama 2012 staffer via his self-described conservative version of The New York Times – The Washington Free Beacon. I know what you’re thinking. ‘Yes! Finally, a partisan publication! Just what our public discourse needs.”
Lis Smith, the staffer in question supporting the President this fall, has been tweeting Mitt Romney regarding the Republican party’s seemingly endless parade of legislation attacking women’s rights across the country. Despite what many Republicans may want, Romney is an influential member of the GOP. One might hesitantly argue that he’s the head of the Republican party by way of being the party’s virtual nominee. It’s fair to attack an influential member of a political party, because they probably have a say in what direction their party goes. Of course, one might also argue the party has dragged Romney and other former moderates in their direction of backwards-ass policies, but I digress.
Miss Smith is not a policy maker. She’s an innocent campaign staffer with concerns over anti-government Republicans who want to get all up in her business ironically using the government’s power. So Confetti and co were way out line when they scoured her list of people she follows on twitter and released a story saying she follows misogynists. Yes, she does. But anyone even moderately adept with social media knows following someone does not equal an endorsement. If that were the case, then I must want Americans to subject themselves to radioactive therapy and massive amounts of alcohol, because I follow @DRUNKHULK.
Speaking of the Romneys, Mitt’s wife Ann was recently the subject of an attack from Democratic strategist, Hilary Rosen. She claimed Mrs. Romney has “never worked a day in her life” during an appearance on CNN. Immediately folks in the Obama camp, including David Axelrod, condemned Rosen’s accusation that Ann Romney has never worked in her life.
Because here’s the thing. Ann decided to be a stay-at-home mom to raise five kids. FIVE. Five perilous monsters running around the house for a couple of decades. And considering the size of the Romney homes, no doubt it was an expedition in of itself to find one of the little bastards and get them ready for school. I don’t know about you, but I’d hardly call raising five kids a luxurious, labor-free lifestyle. Christ, I’d rather get shoved in a cubicle for eight hours a day than be responsible for five lives. It’d only be a matter of time before I was driven to insanity with thoughts of murdering my offspring like a rabbit does theirs.
So let’s keep the playing field level for the rest of what’s sure to be a mind-numbing 2012 campaign, mmkay?