Sixty –seven percent of Americans drink some kind of alcoholic beverage. Just last night my husband and I toasted to our 28th anniversary, with champagne.
Beer is the alcoholic beverage of choice among most Americans. In some countries consumption of beer is even more popular than in America. For example, 79% of adults in Germany drink beer.
President Obama has made no secret of his preference for beer. Even during the 2008 campaign, a beer was named for him, and one brewery had a straw poll based upon the type of beer purchased; one type representing voters who favored Obama, and another type for McCain voters. Obama won that poll. After taking office he convened the “Beer Summit” to address a race relations issue.
The President has used his own money to pay for the development of a special recipe for a unique White House Brew. You’ll love learning how it is made. Watch this video of the process followed by the White House brewers.
So much interest in the President’s secret recipe has evolved that thePresident has released his recipe. At a time that Mitt Romney is having a hard time convincing voters that he is an “ordinary” guy, he has no secret recipe of his own to compete with Obama’s. Mormons don’t drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. The reason is not that alcohol is evil. Mormons believe that the spirit and body make up the soul, and what affects the body also affects the spirit. If we “defile our bodies with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and unwholesome foods, we adversely affect our soul.”
It seems however that medical science has shown that a moderate amount of alcohol may actually reduce the chance of heart attack.
While we have seen a Republican President who may have abused alcohol and drugs during his tenure in the White House, there is no suggestion that President Obama has done so. Drinking beer is probably more common than eating apple pie. When were you last eating barbeque, pizza, or a hamburger that you didn’t see someone drinking a beer? President Obama didn’t drink beer to influence an election, he simply likes beer. The majority of American men like beer. Obama does. Romney doesn’t. Obama might sit down over a beer to solve a crisis. Romney would not. Obama does not profit from the beer. Romney has profited off a beverage that he himself wouldn’t drink.
The White House recipe for beer tells us much more than how to make beer. The message is not that Obama makes beer that he himself drinks. It is that Mitt Romney has profited from selling a beverage that he believes corrupts the soul of anyone who partakes. By not drinking any beverages that contain caffeine, Mitt Romney sets himself apart from the average American. Over half of America partakes of some form of caffeine. The most common form is coffee. Bain Capital, Romney’s company, owned Starbucks.
Consider the hypocrisy of exploiting Americans, and making money off of the very evil that Mitt Romney considers will make his soul impure. In essence it is perfectly acceptable for Romney to profit at the expense of Americans he entices to consume large quantities of coffee. Mitt Romney has no problem with poisoning the souls of millions of Americans if he benefits financially from it. Thus the difference between Mitt Romney and the average American, is not just that he doesn’t drink beer or coffee. The problem is that he thinks he is better than those of us who do drink beer or coffee. His soul has not been corrupted by the beverages. His soul has been corrupted from the financial gain from corrupting the souls of others. The message of Mitt Romney is that it doesn’t matter if it’s bad for America, if it’s profitable for me.
I drink an occasional alcoholic beverage. I drink diet soft drinks with caffeine. I don’t fault Mitt Romney for not drinking the beverages I do. I fault Romney for encouraging Americans to do that which he thinks is wrong, for his personal financial gain.