The latest round of sniping between the Presidential candidates is shaping up to be a battle over who hates or love teachers and police officers more. It would be comical if wasn’t getting so vicious. The always gracious (not) Joy Behar said she hoped Romney’s house burned down. No word on whether she wanted his family to be in the house when that happened. Behar aside, the Obama campaign is falling back on the usual liberal line that public spending means firefighters and being opposed to public spending means hating teachers.
It’s a tired obfuscation but a standard tactic of the left to cover the waste, corruption and intrusiveness of government programs and union kickbacks by hiding behind teachers and cops. Since the Teacher’s unions are in the tank for lefty politicians they are willing accomplices in the lie. Romney did himself no favors by seeming to attack Obama for wanting to hire more teachers and firefighters. He was obviously speaking about the Obama campaign’s claim that hiring public sector employees like teachers would be good for the private sector. This would have been another serious gaff for the Obama campaign but Romney’s ham-handed attempt to exploit it was the equivalent of shooting himself in the foot.
Either way, it is telling that the only thing the Obama campaign has left is worn out red hearings about firing teachers. I don’t think things are going well in the Chicago campaign headquarters. This is not hope and change; this is class envy and fear. I wonder what else Obama will resort to if his numbers don’t pick up soon?