Another bad jobs report, so it’s time to demagogue Mitt Romney’s tax returns, or so President Barack Obama’s campaign and his supporters believe.
It’s a masterpiece of controlled (righteous) anger, or so it seems to me, at least indignation, rivalling what Krauthammer showed on Fox last night. Both call Reid’s claim and his support from Nancy Pelosi and others willing to use Reid’s stuff for campaign gain for what they are. Both get it.
Their hope is that Americans care more about how much taxes Romney paid than they do about their own economic well-being after nearly four years of his failed economic policies. Such is the contempt the Obama camp holds for the voters.
Obama loves it, of course. It’s reminiscent of the Oxford debater’s ploy of many decades ago, asking an opponent if his parents were married, hearing yes, asking further if the opponent had their marriage certificate with him. No? Then until you produce it, the debater said, do you mind if I call you a bastard?
Does Harry Reid mind?