We live in a country of free enterprise and capitalism. These are concepts that helped build America. Barack Obama, however, must believe in something totally different as he attacks capitalism and individual success at every turn. What’s worse is that the media go right along with it, even to the point of calling it a “gaffe” when a Democrat speaks out against such attacks.

First, let’s look at the new ad that was put together by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

Romney’s ad focuses on comments made by leading Democrats regarding Bain Capital, the private equity company which Romney steered to great success. These Democrats know what most Americans know: investment and growth of businesses lead to jobs and stronger businesses. Guess what that leads to? Yep, more jobs and more businesses.


Like Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker says, “Enough is enough.” But that’s not how the media are looking at it. They consider Booker’s comments to be a mistake… an error… a gaffe.

Just look at the headline of the Washington Post: Cory Booker commits the classic Washington gaffe.

In Washington, there’s an old cliche: A gaffe is when a politician is accidentally honest.

That’s what happened to Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Booker, who is widely regarded as a fast riser in Democratic politics, veered badly off message when he defended Bain Capital — the longtime employer of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — and described the negative tone of the campaign as “nauseating”.

Hmmmm… if the Washington Post’s definition of a gaffe is true, aren’t they actually guilty of committing a gaffe as well, since they are stating that Booker was being honest? Is the Post a secret defender of capitalism as well? Just asking.

The Associated Press takes it a step further by labeling Booker as “gaffe-prone” in its headline: Cory Booker is latest gaffe-prone Obama surrogate.

Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker to the long list of political stand-ins for both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney who’ve veered wildly off message in a presidential contest notable for its attention-grabbing gaffes.

An Obama backer, Booker forced the president’s campaign into damage-control mode over the weekend when he called its attack on Romney’s tenure at a private equity firm “nauseating.”

Interesting how the two different stories each attempt to quantify the extent to which Booker went “off message”: “veered badly off message” and “veered wildly off message”.

It’s really quite depressing that our sitting president campaigns by attacking the drive, determination, and success that are the bedrock of who we are. It’s equally sad to see the media go right along with it.

We are not the French. We don’t live in Greece. This is America… a country built by harding working Americans, not by a know-it-all government and an elitist press. Love it or leave it.

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