The latest story that the media and professional politicos are all abuzz about is the jaw-dropping Democratic ad accusing Mitt Romney of being responsible for the death of an employee who was terminated from his job at a company once controlled by Bain Capital.
The media loves this kind of nonsense, because it provides them with desperately needed content. Everyone who’s half awake, of course, recognizes that the entire non-story is based on multiple, bold-faced lies.
But there’s a much more fundamental point here that no conservative has dared to address, to wit:
Millions of people get fired every year (especially during the ever-worsening Obamapression). That’s not news. But a bookmaker or actuary can tell us, with pretty good accuracy, approximately how many of those people or their family members will contract cancer within a year, two years, or five years after their termination.
Or how many of those people or their family members are likely to get killed in an automobile accident with a year, two years, or five years following their termination … or die as a result of a heart attack … or stroke … or suicide.
Luckily, however, most people who get laid off do not die within a few years after they are terminated. Even so, like the rest of the population, they do all encounter other problems, ranging from divorce to alcoholism to the failure to find another job.
But just because an employer terminates a worker doesn’t mean he is responsible for his divorce, his alcoholism, his failure to find another job — or his, or one of his family members, being stricken with cancer. The idea that an employer is to blame for anything bad that happens to a worker after he is terminated — especially years after! — is a progressive absurdity.
No one disputes that the cancer-caused death of the wife of steel mill worker Joe Soptic is a tragedy. When anyone dies of anything — especially prematurely — it’s a tragedy. But the fact that death is tragic is not the issue here.
The issue is the idea that an employer is responsible for someone’s death because he terminated his employment. Can you imagine the restitution nightmare that could grow out of such shameless, progressive logic?
Rest assured that I’ll be leading the charge to blame Romney for lots of things if he should somehow, in spite of his tepid campaigning, manage to get by Bolshevik Barry’s smear tactics and the massive Democratic voter fraud that is on the horizon, but even I can’t pin this one on MittMan.
Notice to those walking-dead conservatives who continue to blather, after every Molotov Cocktail thrown by the Southside Chicago Obamaviks, “Gee, I wonder if anyone high up in the Administration knew anything about this”:
The theme of every ad is approved, if not created, by Bolshevik Barry himself!
Got that? With all due respect, of course, to Greta, O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and other Fox stalwarts who continue to believe that Barack Obama is “just in over his head.”
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