H/t to Full Metal Patriot.

n response to DemocraticUnderground’s duplicitous agitprop, “It’s A Hard Life Being A Romney: The College Years,” I thought a little perspective was in order.

Below is the original bit of disinformation, which cherry-picks Ann Romney’s description of their college years for the purpose of generating envy and hatred of the wealthy. This DU hack job conveniently glosses over the facts that Mitt Romney didn’t receive an inheritance, and he’s earned every penny he owns through hard work and smart investment. In contrast, the IRS reports that “poor Barack Obama” was already making $272,759 in 2001, By 2005, the Obamas’ combined earnings were $1.6 million. They could have paid off their student loans LONG ago, but that doesn’t fit the Democrat Party narrative of jealousy.

Ann Romney’s full quote regarding their college years paints a far different picture than what Liberals would like you to believe. I’ve bolded the sections selectively edited by DU. (And, for what it’s worth, the story was told by Ann Romney in 1994, not 2012)

They were not easy years. You have to understand, I was raised in a lovely neighborhood, as was Mitt, and at BYU, we moved into a $62-a-month basement apartment with a cement floor and lived there two years as students with no income.

It was tiny. And I didn’t have money to carpet the floor. But you can get remnants, samples, so I glued them together, all different colors. It looked awful, but it was carpeting.

We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time.

The stock came from Mitt’s father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year — it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.

Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons.’

We had our first child in that tiny apartment. We couldn’t afford a desk, so we used a door propped on sawhorses in our bedroom. It was a big door, so we could study on it together. And we bought a portable crib, took the legs off and put it on the desk while we studied. I had a baby sitter during class time, but otherwise, I’d hold my son on my lap while I studied.

The funny thing is that I never expected help. My father had become wealthy through hard work, as did Mitt’s father, but I never expected our parents to take care of us. They’d visit, laugh and say, “We can’t believe you guys are living like this.” They’d take us out to dinner, have a good time, then leave.

We stayed till Mitt graduated in 1971, and when he was accepted at Harvard Law, we came east. He was also accepted at Harvard Business School as part of a joint program that admits 25 a year, so he was getting degrees from Harvard Law and Business schools at the same time.”

The thing is, I really don’t care if Mitt Romney came from money or not. Sure, his father worked hard and earned a lot. It sounds like Mitt did the same thing. I don’t begrudge either one their wealth.

What matters more to me is “What kind of President will Mitt Romney be? And does he have the skills to successfully guide our nation to recovery and prosperity?” From what I’ve seen so far, I’d say the answer to both questions is probably “yes.”

I’m still not a big fan of Mitt Romney. But I think he’ll make a far better President than the pretender we currently have in the White House.

It seems that, in order to be a Democrat, one must place one’s hand on Das Kapital and swear to hate anyone who has more than what the Democrat Party says is “fair.”