Does Bain Capital matter? To Republicans and Romney followers it does, because there are successes such as Staples. To Obama’s campaign it does because it can take negative information about Bain Capital, since every venture was not successful, and turn it into sound bites. The bigger problem for Republicans is that the Obama followers and swing voters who hear negative sound bites may never hear any other information from any other source.
There is a television in the break room where I work and at times I can watch the midday news. The more significant news is scrolled across the bottom of the screen. That brings up another issue which is that a number of people, whether at work, or at home, or wherever they get their news, cannot read, or would rather keep their heads in their cell phones while listening. The illegal immigration problem, which translates into votes unless voter ID laws are enforced, also translates into people who cannot read English and who cannot read the scrolls. It also translates into people who cannot understand English and may only be able to understand a few words of a negative sound bite.
We have so many statistics about the poor level of education in the United States. We also have a situation where English is not the official language (it should be). We have the illegal immigration problem. This situation has gone on long enough that the statistics are translating into real world consequences. There are people who cannot read or understand English. A lot of people do not, or cannot, take the time to study what is really going on. They are used to a convenience, pre-packaged world, where decisions are made for them and then delivered to them. The idea of working and digging out information is foreign to a certain percentage of the population.
So many decisions are made for people, that the ability to educate themselves, to think and to decide is being atrophied. Think of simple things such as ordering food. At some stores, the decisions are reduced to…Will that be #1, #2, or #3? I heard the other day of someone who went to a restaurant (not fast food) and did not know how to handle the decision of choosing from the menu. “Do you want a baked potato? with butter? sour cream? the works?”
Go through the laundry section of a store. Now there are premeasured amounts of laundry detergent, or dishwasher detergent. I guess they figure people cannot read and figure out how much to use, so it is made easy…use this much. It also takes away the ability of people to choose and use a different amount.
Food is prepackaged. Meals are prepackaged. Soups are prepacked…just add water for a meal that is ready in ten minutes. Granted, there are working people for whom this is a convenience, but the flip side of the coin is that there is a generation that does not have to think, does not have to figure anything out, everything is premade and predone and precooked and if you can use a microwave, you can make it.
You can see it on the advertisements on TV as well. Companies are given the challenge of trying to explain what their products do for people who are watching who may not be able to either read or understand English. So we are entering into a world where everything is dumbed down for people who are no longer educated, or who can no longer read and write English.
Now of course there are people to whom these points above do not apply, but I am pointing out that in terms of Bain Capital, the swing votes that count for the Republicans, may fall on the side of people to whom the above applies. For all the faults and illegalities of the Obama administration, and they are huge and many, I do believe they do understand that all they need to do is get the right sound bites out to their voter base. They are not trying to deeply educate their base in a “fair and balanced” way about all the issues or all the ramifications or anything of consequence. They have one objective. Get the sound bites out that will energize the base to vote for Obama. Once Obama is in, he will do whatever he wants to continue the radical agenda of the destruction of America and the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia law here; he lies to obtain his objectives. We have amply seen the lies of what he promised during the last campaign and his actual performance.
So while the Republicans get deep into facts and figures, no one cares except other Republicans or conservatives. And probably no one is listening on the news except other Republicans and conservatives. I will say though, that the ads where Obama is making all the promises and then the news reports show where he contradicts himself are the most effective for those more educated voters who might care.
This again brings us to the point that if Republicans and conservatives do not want to see Obama for another four years, they need to remove him by legal means. There is plenty of information out there about his questionable and “proven false” background that legal proceedings for impeachment could be started by the Congress. If they serious about removing Obama, that is the only way.
If they do not remove Obama by legal proceedings of impeachment, frankly, they will lose in November. They will lose in any number of ways. This is not a normal election. Republicans have to overcome all these problems collectively, and they don’t have the fire, passion, or will to do it. They have to overcome negative sound bites, lies in sound bites, Obama’s Twitter account (one of the largest there is), the Muslim Brotherhood, Saul Alinsky tactics, illegal immigrants voting, no voter ID requirement, dead people voting, people voting twice, voting machines not registering votes correctly, a George Soros owned company helping to count the votes, plans for riots so that martial law can be enacted and the Constitution suspended, plans for Obama’s team to stage an assassination attempt and blame it on white conservatives, and again, have riots have in order to suspend the Constitution. Do you think the Republicans have the stomach or will to overcome all this? I don’t see that the Republicans have the “chutzpah” to get the job done.
All Bain Capital does is bring up the bigger issues that Obama does know how to energize his base and swing supporters through sound bites and also it brings up the issues of what Republicans are not doing to win, which is push for impeachment, and what Congress is not willing to do in terms of impeachment. If Republicans, and the conservatives in Congress are really serious about getting rid of Obama, impeachment is the only way.