The mainstream media has eagerly pounced on the "secret Romney video" (cue dramatic music) which goes behind closed doors and reveals the horrible truths about Mitt Romney! Some even touted the shocking revelations as being the end of the Romney campaign.
So what exactly did Mitt tell a room full of conservative donors, anyway?
Did he make sneering remarks about people who cling to their guns and religion, and have a fear of those who are different? Nope, that was Obama. Did he reveal that he'd been a highly-ranked officer in the Ku Klux Klan? Sorry, that was Democrat senator Robert Byrd.
Maybe he admitted tweeting pictures of his genitalia to young girls and...hold it. That was Democrat Anthony Weiner. Hang on, let us check our research list here, sorry for the delay...
(Drowned campaign worker on way to sexual tryst - Teddy Kennedy. Allowed his condo to be used for Gay whorehouse - Barney Frank. Made huge amounts of money investing using inside information - Nancy Pelosi. Shoved a cigar up an intern's hoo-hah then firehosed her blue dress with DNA - Bill Clinton.)
Oh, HERE it is! Here's the scandalous "behind closed doors" secret which the Left finds more shocking and appalling than anything any Democrat has ever said or done! And it is...it is...
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the President no matter what," said Romney, "Who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement, and the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what."
Okay, that part was all factual and boring and inarguably true so the scandal must have been when Mitt said...
"47% of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And so my job is not to worry about those people, I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independent, that are thoughtful."
Hmm, that doesn't seem very scandalous either. In fact, the only way the media is able to make it even sound bad is by playing only the clip which says "my job is not to worry about those people," and then tell the world that Mitt Romney has just declared that if elected president, he won't worry about 47% of Americans. An utter and outright lie, made all the more offensive by the fact that Romney will dedicate himself to rebuilding an economy which will provide jobs and incomes for those people.
Happily, Romney hasn't backed down from anything he said on the "secret tape," saying only that he may not have expressed himself artfully, but that his basic message was accurate - and consistent with what he says in public.
He didn't bother to add "unlike Barack Obama," but after four years, he doesn't really need to.