Breaking News: Ann Romney… likes to ride horses.
This truly groundbreaking piece of journalism comes courtesy of the hard-hitting Los Angeles Times. The article, “Ann Romney and Dressage: A Pricey Private World,” exposes Ann Romney’s “passionate engagement in dressage, a sport she believes helps her deal with multiple sclerosis.”
It should come as a relief that the newspaper was able to unearth such a game-changing story before the November elections. After all, we wouldn’t want a horseback riding First Lady.
The Times’ story is based on testimony from a 2010 lawsuit regarding an “expensive horse she sold that may or may not have been afflicted with a condition that made him unrideable.” The lawsuit was later dropped.
Even more damning, the story goes on to discuss insurance documents that reveal the Romney’s spent a whopping $7,800 from November 2006 to November 2007 to insure five horses. Perish the thought.
“Did she get the $7,800 from some sort of government bailout,” Glenn asked. “Did she get that money through some sort of a green program?”
“No,” Stu responded. “Just she -- but she should have been paying more taxes which would have meant she had less than $7,000 over to left to live on the year which means she couldn't have bought the horses. Do the math, people.”
“By the way, apparently according to the L.A. Times these horses are worth more than $50,000 to $138,000, but she self-insures for the rest of the value of the horses,” Glenn added.
Once again, the media has given us yet another story condemning the rich. Ignore the fact that the Romney’s, unlike the government, are making purchases and buying services with their own money, not gambling with taxpayer dollars.
“Look at that you know what's amazing to me. Barack Obama is coming after these people like Bain Capital, and all these investors for what,” Glenn asked. “For going in and buying companies and trying to turn them around, and trying to expand the business. That's their crime? Trying to go in and make the business actually work?”
“So these businesses grow, and grow in size. That's what Bain Capital does. Hopefully they'll be able to grow the companies. So those companies can pay Bain Capital back. And they do all of that with private money. This is unlike Barack Obama. Who invests in private companies in hopes that those companies will take off and be able to pay that money back to the American people. So one is making a bet with their own money. The other is making a bet with your money.”
“Now you put it into perspective,” Glenn said. “This is how desperate these guys are.”