Here we have the anatomy of some bullshit, laid out in such a manner as to make clear that it is bullshit, yet laid out nonetheless, despite being utter bullshit:
“The president’s view is one of larger government, there’s a tape that came out today where the president’s saying he likes redistribution,” said Romney during an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, the candidate’s first interview since the leaked videos showed Romney referring to 47 percent of the American people who feel “entitled” and who are “dependent” on government.
“I disagree,” said Romney on the issue of redistribution. “I think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money, that’s the wrong course for America.”
Romney was referring to an audio clip of then-Sen. Barack Obama’s speech at a conference at Loyola University in 1998. Obama said at the time that he thinks he does “believe in redistribution.”
“I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure everybody’s got a shot,” Obama said at the time.
The audio file was posted on the conservative website The Drudge Report, which is run by Matt Drudge, a close friend of Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades, under the headline “Revealed.”
In other words, we know that this is crap, we are aware that this video in no way implies what Romney and Drudge are trying to imply, and yet here is a story that leads with it, because otherwise bias.
(Pooling resources and redistributing them, natch, is the entire POINT of government, when it comes to things like roads, and schools, and armies, and other things for liberals and gays.)
Romney used the audio to try and paint Obama as someone who supports the government taking “from some” to “give to the others,” dubbing it an “entirely foreign concept.”
Foreign. Like with Kenyans and Muslims and French mimes in the faculty lounges and such.