“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.” - Mitt Romney
A recent article has brought great attention to Romney’s “secret” views of Obama supporters. This is somehow supposed to be shocking, as if we did not already know that both presidential candidates do not have “flowery” views of those who vote for their opponents. As our blogger Alfredo pointed out, “What is the big deal? Have liberals never heard conservatives say they are welfare queens before?”. If you’ve been around the mainstream media long enough, it’s no surprise that they make a crying fuss out of everything. But leave it to them to applaud a blatantly false commercial that pictures Paul Ryan pushing an old lady off a cliff. It’s okay to picture republican politicians and voters in this way, but it’s not okay to think of liberals as welfare drama queens. I happen to agree with Romney on this one, but it’s not exclusive to democrats as we have our own share of blind voters.
It’s a proven fact that conservatives are happier than liberals (see here) due in part to their religious and ethical views. Liberals have a different state of mind than conservatives do. The former is more critical of religion because it considers it an obstacle to progress and a promoter of intolerance. They’re more likely to force religious institutions to provide condoms to advance this agenda, for example. Not surprisingly, at least half of them are against Jerusalem and God as the DNC proves. Not to mention that this 47% does not pay for taxes. They tend to be anti-intellectual or just woefully ignorant of the complexity of the issues at hand. The solution to our problems is more entitlements, more regulation, and more government. But this just creates a greater dependency, which opens themselves up to being more vulnerable to the claims that liberals make against people like Paul Ryan. Let’s just take one example of this mindset from Squashed:
According to Romney, if your income isn’t high enough to pay federal income taxes, you’re apparently not taking “personal responsibility and care” for your life. Is it reasonable for Romney to ask people to earn enough that they’re paying income taxes—or is this just an example of out-of-touch dickery?
Notice what Romney emphasizes in the quote that is being addressed here: “Forty-seven percent of people pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect.” This makes sense if you think about it. If they don’t pay taxes already, how is a “low tax” message going to appeal to them? People like free stuff and that’s precisely what Obama offers. Most of these people are anti-intellectual or woefully ignorant of the complexity of the issues at hand. Romney’s not asking them to “earn enough” to care about his message, but they don’t because they act on their personal emotions, not on facts or principles. If the general public is stupid enough to base their facts on commercials, tidbits, and little nice-sounding slogans then I think that speaks more of how stupid americans can be. Does that sound offensive to you? Then you’ve fallen for the same liberal trap. Truth is truth no matter how offensive it is. To see this, all you need to do is compare the writing and speeches of someone like Abraham Lincoln to the speeches of Obama or Romney. People couldn’t stand Lincoln’s speeches today, which says a lot about their mental capacity. I think Romney is right on when he says,
“And in a setting like this, a highly intellectual subject—discussion on a whole series of important topics typically doesn’t win elections. And there are, there are, there are—for instance, this president won because of ”hope and change.”
That’s all that we’re reduced to – slogans and charades. This is what will ultimately decide the fate of America, and unfortunately, I do not think it will be a pleasant one. As Doug Powers pointed out, there are over 8.7 million american workers that are collecting federal disability insurance. That’s ridiculous! How could someone vote for a man that has brought insane increases to our deficit only to find that our US credit rating has been downgraded once again? It just surprises me that a blogger on First Things could make the same mistake as liberals. He claims that we need to ” think about how to empower people who are struggling to stay in the middle class rather than to write them off as “moochers.” but that’s precisely what republicans like Paul Ryan have done! Ultimately though, this outrage toward Romney fails to understand the state of mind that is being advanced in these people’s voting decisions and does not encompass a proper understanding of economics.