Obama camp says it had nothing to do with “we all belong to government” video

As reported by National Journal, an unnamed Obama aide has disavowed any connection between Obama and the “We all belong to the government” video that was played at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention:

An Obama aide emailed BuzzFeed disavowing involvement in the video: “The video in question was produced and paid for by the host committee of the city of Charlotte. It’s neither an OFA [Obama for America] nor a DNC video, despite what the Romney campaign is claiming. It’s time for them to find a new target for their faux outrage.”

The executive director of the host committee also said that the video was unaffiliated with both the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

As we know, every moment of a national convention is carefully scripted. Is it plausible that the video, which was a professionally produced, welcoming video played at the start of the convention, was not formally okay’ed beforehand by the people running the convention? No, it is not plausible.

Further, if the disavowal were serious, wouldn’t it come from a higher level than an unnamed “Obama aide” in an e-mail to one media outlet?

Further, we know that in politics it is standard operating procedure to state something that is really meant, and then to issue denials that the statement was really meant.

Further, given that the statement that “we all belong to the government” is the logical completion of the Democrats’ entire belief system, in the same way that “four” is the logical completion of “two plus two equals…”, isn’t it apparent that the statement is exactly what it seems to be, an expression of the beliefs of the Democratic Party?

Finally, consider the fact that many Democratic delegates, when asked by interviewers for their response to “Government is the only thing we all belong to,” agreed with it without hesitation, as shown in the remarkable video at the end of this blog entry.

Anyone who believes that this video is not a true expression of the Democratic Party is not seeing political reality.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 08, 2012 10:48 AM | Send

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