Obama’s Latest Lie: Romney Hood
The latest big lie the from Obama’s Truth Team is Mitt Romney wants to raise taxes on Americans while Obama wants to cut taxes. That’s the latest big lie. And they’re basing this ludicrous claim on a study that was written by an Obama supporter who was a senior economist for public finance and tax policy for Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. They’re trying to make this thing stick, folks, by calling Romney “Romney Hood.” They’ve got ads. They’ve got all their talk-meisters out spreading that word. Romney is Romney Hood. The only problem is everybody misunderstands the Robin Hood story.
I’ll bet you more than half the people of this country think that what Robin Hood did was steal from the rich and give it to Lady Marian so that she would put out. If you watched the TV show, that’s what you probably thought. When I was growing up, Robin Hood and his band of merry men, Lady Marian in there, and the sheriff of Nottingham Forest was an evil guy. But the sheriff of Nottingham Forest was trying to always capture Robin Hood. Everybody thinks that Robin Hood was out there stealing money from the rich and taking it back and giving it to the citizens of Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood was stealing from the government. Robin Hood was a Tea Party activist. Robin Hood was anti-taxes. And that’s another myth. So many people misunderstand what Robin Hood’s all about. And, of course, the Democrats don’t care about the truth. They care about the illusion that they can carry forward.
So Obama is now trying to call Romney “Romney Hood.” By the way, this is not new. This is Obama in Stamford, Connecticut. They had a fundraiser last night at the home of movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein. Now, Harvey Weinstein is one of these guys we were talking about yesterday. We were talking about Charles Murray’s piece on capitalism and why it’s such a dirty word now. Charles Murray is a philosopher and a sociologist, think tank guy. I’ve met him. And he says that the problem with capitalism is that there are a lot of liberal capitalists who are embarrassed and they don’t talk about it and they don’t admit it and they don’t ascribe capitalism to their success. But they are big time capitalists. They also are people who have separated virtue from capitalism. As such, they seek to inoculate themselves from any criticism of being rich by running around and supporting candidates who attack the rich all the time.