The Life News headline read: Democrats Forced to Apologize for Making Fun of MS Patient Ann Romney
This foolishness was concerning a campaign ad, which played on the Romney’s “dancing” horses to highlight how Mitt “dances around the issues”; get it, Mitt dances around the issues. As usual, humorless Conservatives feigned outrage, and falsely claimed the campaign ad “made fun of Ann Romney’s disease”. Life News claimed:
“The Democratic Party has egg on its face today after being forced to apologize for running a campaign ad that essentially made fun of a patient with multiple sclerosis, the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney.”
Of course the truth is, the ad in no way “mocked Ann Romney”, MS, or anyone, anywhere, with MS. Republicans saw it as an opportunity to make a pity play, hence the over-the-top response from Romney surrogate Tim Pawlenty (emphasis mine):
“Today’s dose of Chicago thug politics comes from whichever genius at the Democrat National Committee decided it would be a good idea to mock Ann Romney and her dressage horse in a campaign video,” he said. “And if the desperate Democrats have to open fire on Mitt Romney’s family, and the horse his wife uses as part of her multiple sclerosis therapy, to make you forget about Obama’s full-throated embrace of Marxist theory in Virginia last weekend, then so be it! Only Democrat families are off-limits to political attack, you see.”
Whoa…Chicago thugs, Marxist theory? This must be Tim’s boot-lick audition for the V.P. job. He went on to say:
“The Party that declared war on “out-of touch” stay-at-home-moms in a pre-emptive strike on Ann Romney now thinks she should spend more time at home, and less time out at the stables.”
Actually Tim, nobody cares if Mrs. Romney stays home, rides one of her dozen or so $100,000.00 dressage horses, or goes shopping for more of her fabulous $900.00 silk t-shirts; and with the exception of the rampant insanity in your party, we don’t make fun of people’s diseases. That accusation is especially hypocritical considering it’s Republicans attempting to cut any and every form of health care assistance for Americans, including those with MS.
Democrats should not have apologized for this faux controversy; the fact is the Romney camp are the ones trotting Ann Romney’s MS out for political sympathy, because they can’t dispute the facts in the ad.
Wait, can I still say trotting out? What about calling the campaign a horse race, or describing the candidates as neck and neck? I guess I can’t point out how Mitt wants to saddle the poor and middle class with tax increases. Are Democrats going to have to change their party emblem now because donkeys are related to horses?…