We started the day by noting the Democrats said Ann Romney was off limits as a political target after their insipid attempts at ridiculing her over her horse blew up in their faces. So what does the imbecilic left do after receiving their marching orders?
Why, jump on an innocuous comment by Mrs. Romney first thing in the morning. Except, um, she never said what these idiots accuse her of saying.
These people can’t be this stupid, can they?
As a rule of thumb, “you people” is not a very nice way to address a group of people. Sometimes, it comes off as racist. Or it can seem scornful and condescending when the utterer is, say, extraordinarily wealthy and “you people” refers to the American public. So when Ann Romney told Good Morning America today that she and her husband had released “all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation,” it was the verbal equivalent of watching her trample a homeless man on her dressage horse, and predictably, the quote went viral.The only problem is that, after watching the video, we’re pretty sure she never said it. The remark in question comes twelve seconds into this clip:
So in a sane world, that would be the end of it, a leftwing site pointing out the obvious.
But no, can’t have that. Embarrassingly, The Politico stepped right in it. One of the sob sisters even said Ann Romney lashes out at voters. Really? Naturally, dark images of the dreaded race card quickly emerged. You ever notice race is the first thing these people think of?
I’m not suggesting that Mrs. Romney is a racist.
Meanwhile, over at the (cough, cough) respected Talking Points Memo, they’ve had second thoughts after rushing to regurgitate a non-story.
Ed. Note: Some questions have arisen as to whether Ann Romney actually said the word “you” in “we’ve given all you people need” when referring to additional tax returns. We strongly recommend giving it a listen for yourself.
Translation: We’d have memory-holed this, but we know you people have screen grabs.
And look, magically this story fabricated out of thin air has made its way to the lamestream media.
Mitt Romney’s wife is reinforcing her husband’s refusal to make public more of his of tax returns, saying “we’ve given all you people need to know” about the family’s finances.
Another echo chamber mimics the previous headline.
It obviously hasn’t occurred to any of these people that even if she did say “you people” she was referring to the media and the Democrats (redundant, I know). They. know this, but they’re reflexively dishonest in their attempts to smear the Romneys while protecting their God Obama.
So folks, don’t forget the Democrats had nothing to do with this. Their hands were clean for about 45 minutes today, and it’s open season again on Ann Romney.
So, how are things with that War on Women?