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Out of touch, doesn’t understand

February 6, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

To the editor:

In the news this past week The Huffington Post reported that supper-wealthy Charles and David Koch have pledged $40 million and $20 million respectively to a war chest to defeat President Obama in 2012.

The commitment was made in California at a semi-annual, invitation-only, three-day retreat for wealthy folks who forked over a total $100 million.

If you did not personally know about this it may be because at last year's gathering hundreds of activists protested outside its walled-off resort venue, but this year info on the get-together was held close to the vest

and it came off quietly.

Koch brothers only bet on a sure thing and that is who they now got in their pocket - Mitt Romney shamming to be just like the fabled self-made Walter Mitty, but with Mitt it has been his heroic struggle up from opulence.

Romney reflects the ridiculous insistence of what is left of the Republican Party: that everyone must toady to the likes of the Koch boys that pull the GOP purse strings, loot the nation's wealth, ration opportunity and rake in tailings of the nation's trashed out future. They don't even like Mitt but intend to palm him off on the rest of us.

For his part, Mitt keeps sticking his silver foot in his mouth. Now he fears not for those at the economic bottom or top. He really cares about folks like himself that hold a 00.006 percent slice of the nation's upper wealth, minus the 00.005 percent a bit higher up and throw away the 99.994 percent bottom rest of us.

Mitt is out of touch and neither understands nor cares about the destitute, working poor and declining middle class that struggle up from poverty by working to make ends meet.

As a grander version of all of us, Mitt pictures his struggle up from opulence, and with booku dollars and not a scintilla of sense he now extols the endorsement "The Donald," a guy who just pretends to have the same big bucks.

As was posted on the web under the moniker crescentfang: "Donald Trump, the man who ran a TV program based on firing people. Not the endorsement I would want during a recession" -and not necessarily a winning class-warfare stratagem.

Sam Osborne

West Branch



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