UPDATE: NUMBER OF 'ABLE BODOED' PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS HAS DOUBLED SINCE PRESIDENT LAXED REQUIREMENTS
HOW MUCH MORE POLITICALLY REAL CAN MITT ROMNEY GET ABOUT VOTERS? His so called gaffes are like a strong cup of coffee which wakes us up at 5am. But to the elite left, he's like a hated school principal who just ran his fingernails across the politically correct blackboard.
Good for Mitt for standing up and not backing down from his 47% remark in the face of the frothing left's latest mass excoriation and execution?
He's Done! Screeches Mike Tomasky at The Daily Beast delighting in this morning's political death sentence.
The Epic, Ironic Tragedy of Romney's Gaffe That Cost Him the Election, Nicolas Carlson assures readers at Business Insider.
Romney is not saying that Americans who get some kind of monthly check from the government are bad, lazy or indigent people. What he is saying I think is that these people don't want to risk losing any of their government benefits---social securiyt, disability especially---by voting for a presidental candidate they fear might try to cut their benefit checks due to pressing fiscal demands of the country's economic woes and rising debt. Romney has never said he plans to cut these programs but Romney--gets this harsh reality and because of limited resources and time, he will concentrate on the voters he has more chance of swaying to vote for him in November. Most of these are tax paying citizens who are concerned at the ways our tax dollars are being spent and often wasted.
UPDATE: Two conservative criticisms of Romey's statements.
The liberal press reaction is very predictable. It almost writes itself at these websites. Never mind that President Obama long ago cast the country into two distinct 'percentage' groups whether we like it or not--- the down-trodden 99% verses the empowered, greedy, victimizing 1%. For his information----I don't consider myself either of his broad sweeping, over-simplified categoies.
Incidentally, if you weren't roused or offended by Mitt's remarks, then the MSM insists, that you become offended. They're professional insult baiters--telling us when our feelings and sensibilities should be hurt and when they shouldn't. They tutor us as to when Arabs and Muslims need to be protected from our 1st Amendment freedoms of free expression so they don't get their feelings hurt and burn down the entire Middle East.
I doubt that Mitt will beat our president in November, so I really hope he will say what's on his mind and keep telling the truth about our country, letting the voting chips fall where they may.
He might even convert one or two recovering liberals to a view of taking more personal responsibility. But I won't get my hopes up too much, even as the Obama camp lowers the bar for the debates.