when a politician tells the truth
Should this have been his Convention speech?
For the past three years, all everybody’s been told is “don’t worry, we’ll take care of you.”
How are you going to do it? In two months before the elections to convince everybody you’ve got to take care of yourself?
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…
And I mean the president starts off with 48, 49 … he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax.
So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years.
And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to convince the five to ten percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not….” [video cut off]
So that is supposed to be Romney’s clinging bitterly to their guns and religion moment? The Progs are on fire with this today.
So long as Mitt doesn’t walk back his comments — or gawd fahbid apologize for them — I think this’ll reach some folks.
And spread the divide another step…
The Prog Kerfluffle has to convince these people:
This is his “walk-back”:
“The president believes in what I’ve described as a government-centered society, where government plays a larger and larger role, provides for more and more of the needs of the individuals,” Romney said in Orange County, Calif. “I happen to believe instead in a free enterprise, free individual society where people pursuing their dreams are able to employ one another, build enterprises, build the strongest economy in the world.”
There’s something to build on, Mitt. Go, Mitt, GO!!