Since Obama can’t run on his dismal failures with jobs and the economy; his devastating $5 trillion in new debt creation; his radical energy plans that have resulted in a hidden tax of thousands of dollars on the poor and middle class in higher gas and utility bills; or his pathetic foreign policy that has diminished America in the eyes of the world and made the Middle East a far more dangerous place; he and his socialist cabal (aka Democratic Party) have enacted a strategy to defeat and demonize fiscal conservatives (aka “sane people”) by distracting voters and instilling fear. The heart of that strategy is name calling, specifically trying to paint Romney/Ryan as “extreme.” Obama's strategy is to paint Mitt as "extreme"...and if it doesn't work...then say it again...and again...and again.
Well, I have some advice for Mitt Romney and the GOP: Take control of the word “extreme.” Take ownership. Make it your word. Accept it. Wear it proudly. Put it right back in Obama’s face. Point out that extreme times call for extreme measures.
If I was Romney, here is what I'd say:
If instituting an economic plan to reduce Obama’s obscene unemployment rate over 8% for 42 straight months is extreme…if wanting to put the 30 million Americans out of work, or underemployed, back to work is extreme...then call me extreme.
If reviving an economy where U.S. manufacturing activity has plummeted to the lowest level in 3 years, and California tax revenues plummeted in July by more than half a billion dollars (in one month, for one state), and demand for petroleum products just declined to 1995 levels, is extreme….then call me extreme.
If creating an environment to stimulate and encourage new business start-ups, which under Obama have hit a 30 year low, is extreme… then call me extreme.
If requiring welfare recipients to actually work, or at least be required to look for work is extreme… then call me extreme.
If creating policies to help the 46 million Americans now on food stamps in this Obama economy get jobs and stand on their own…then call me extreme.
If passing a budget, after Obama hasn’t passed one in four years, to begin to deal with $115 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities, that without immediate action will drown our children and grandchildren is extreme…then call me extreme.
If implementing a plan to reform Medicare, so it will actually be there for the next generation is extreme...then call me extreme.
If opposing killing babies born alive from botched abortions (known as partial birth abortions) is extreme…then call me extreme.