More from the Season of Silly files:
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now the Democratic National Committee is offering an apology of sorts to Ann Romney.
At issue is a DNC video featuring footage of Ann Romney’s dancing show horse. The DNC used the horse in mocking way to attack Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax returns (and dancing around the issue).
The DNC introduced the video as the first in a series of videos featuring the horse, which is owned jointly by Ann and Mitt Romney.
Ann Romney, who trains with show horses as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis, took offense in an interview with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America,” and now the DNC is saying it will put out no more horse videos, and is expressing regret for offending Ann Romney.
“Our use of the Romneys’ dressage horse was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse told ABC News. “We were simply making a point about Governor Romney’s failure to give straight answers on a variety of issues in this race. We have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation.”
Note that say they “regret” it but they don’t apologize for it –because in their eyes, there’s nothing for which to apologize. And you can best believe they don’t really “regret” the use of the images, either. Saying they do is just a front. But you can guarantee if the GOP ever used, in an attempt to take a dig at President Obama, clips of Michelle Obama engaged in something recreational for therapy purposes, perpetually outraged Democrats – alongside their allies in the mainstream media and the punditocracy – would be screaming from the rafters for a retraction/apology, etc. Oh, and of course it would be “raaacist”, on top of everything else.
As I’ve written several times before, this is the left’s MO – has been for many, many election cycles but it is especially this year as they are desperate to keep the White House and the Senate, and not lose numbers in the US House. They will fling all kinds of mud and poo in hopes that something sticks, and if it generates controversy – such as the nasty direct attacks on Ann Romney’s stay at home mom creds from so-called “feminists” that took place earlier this year, they make sure they have a “fall guy/gal” in place who is willing and eager to “fall onto their swords” … “for the cause.” They don’t care if their attacks are illegitimate and/or disrespectful and out of bounds. The idea is to get the accusations and imagery out there to saturate the minds of the mainstream public in hopes that enough minds will be “changed” on the political opposition to keep Barack Obama in the WH, and to keep what power they have in the House and Senate.
In the case of using Ann Romney’s show horses (which the NYT also “reported” on several weeks ago – and then there was this), the insinuation behind them is to remind people the Romney’s are “rich”, as if that’s supposed to matter in the scheme of things. The DNC, as noted before previously by myself and many others, have launched a full-scale brutal class warfare scheme as a basis for their election/reelection this year, and they think that at this time –with so many people still treading water and looking for work, and businesses refusing to take investment chances thanks to our hostile-to-business President and administration – class envy on the part of a struggling citizenry is going to play well with voters. This is a strategy that staunch conservatives categorically reject, and they will demonstrate so at the polls when they cast their votes. We just have to pray independent and so-called “swing voters” will, too. If they don’t, Obama’s next term will be dramatically worse and far more dangerous because he won’t have to worry about getting reelected.
Just the very thought … *shivers*