With a "Pamphleteer of the Revolution" having stalking Mitt Romney in the hope of using the slogan against him and grabbing his fifteen minutes of "fame," it sure looks like the Far Left recognizes Mr. Romney as the candidate they have to denigrate. Congratulations, Governor.
Mitt Romney is the Republican presidential possibility the Far Left seems most to fear, and no to Osama, Obama and Chelsea's Moma is a message the Far Left does not want to hear.
Osama is Osama bin Laden, the Islamic extremist head of the terroristic al Qaeda organization; Obama is Barack Hussein Obama, the junior senator from Illinois who wants to be the first person educated in a Saudi-supported mosque wahabbi school in Indonesia to become President of the United States and the woman who publicly complains about his failure to pick up his socks as America's first Black First Lady; and Chelsea's Moma is that woman who chose to work at Arkansas' Rose Law Firm instead of bake cookies and wants to make her impeached spouse America's first First Gentleman, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The original joke went like this: Chelsea Clinton went to Iraq and asked a brave Marine whether he was afraid of anything. He replied: "Osama, Obama and your Moma."
It's morphed a bit.Now there's a campaign slogan: "No to Osama, Obama and Chelsea's Moma."
Far Leftists are not tolerant of jokes at their expense, so it's not surprising that when Republican presidential aspirant Mitt Romney appeared in a photo with a campaign sign setting forth that rhythmic slogan, a Far Leftist went on the attack.
Jerid of firstname.lastname@example.org insists that he was greatly affected by the September 11 attack: "I got up late; it was a Tuesday in Cleveland and I only had early morning swim practice MWF's. Showering, I heard Steve, another guy on the third floor of the 'Tyler' dorm yell from his room, 'holy shit!' From the pitch in his voice I could tell it was serious. In a blink of eye I threw my clothes on as I stumbled into Steve's room still fumbling with my flip flops. I remember their faces - Chris, Steve, Nate - jaws all agape as the four of us watched the first tower smolder. And right then I had that 'sinking' feeling that still I get to this day; at the time it was the strongest it'd ever been, thousands of times worse than a few months previous when I'd broken up with my high school sweetheart - an event that I sheepishly admit still haunts me even in adulthood. The rest of the day I recall drunkenly; the haze that I walked through at the time permeates my memory. The clearest thing I feel now, six years later, are those tears that violently rolled off my face into my pillow the night of September 11th."
Jerid claims to take great offense at the slogan: "I don't understand how someone can compare any American to Osama Bin Laden, but pundits are still willing to prey on the emotions that everyone that lived through 9/11 feel, invoking images of the most hate[d] man in America to describe the political opposition. It's a cheap, divisive, whorish move to make. It represents the worst of the politics of hate. It's a move that I expect presidential candidates of all parties to be above. But Mitt Romney is not."
Instead of getting drunk, as he did on September 11, 2001, Jerid approached Mr. Romney in an ice cream parlor in Kingston, New Hampshire and asked an obliging Mr. Romney to sign a copy of a photo showing Mr. Romney and a smiling young lady holding a placard bearing the slogan.
Mr. Romney wrote on the back: "Jerid, Very best, Mitt Romney." (Apparently "fighting words" to Jerid.)
Jerid obviously was trying to set up Mr. Romney, because he then went to a townhall meeting held by Mr. Romney to confront him about the slogan.
Mr. Romney's smart reply: "Lighten up."
Rejecting that advice, Jerid posted this "analysis" on the Buckeye State Blog ("Pamphleteers of the Revolution"):
"Romney claims he doesn't support all the signs his supporters hold up? Normally that'd be reasonable. However, when you, as a candidate, hold a sign up, smile, and get your picture taken with a sign comparing Americans to Osama Bin Laden that sends a different message. It's even more damning when you'll sign copies of the picture on the road. When he signed the picture before me he didn't apologize for the picture, he just went on accepting the goodwill he thought it'd bring from the voters that support that sort of thing.
"Mitt Romney, you still have not answered my question...Why do you think it's ok to compare any American to Osama Bin Laden?"
Of course, the slogan does not morally equate Osama, Obama and Chelsea's Moma. It's an amusing slogan, not a learned white paper, intended to be amusing, not somber. In addition, its message--that America needs to reject all of them--is sound.
With a "Pamphleteer of the Revolution" having stalking Mitt Romney in the hope of using the slogan against him and grabbing his fifteen minutes of "fame," it sure looks like the Far Left recognizes Mr. Romney as the candidate they have to denigrate.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.