Over the weekend liberal media bastion Mother Jones splashed the news with a video in which Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney asserts that 47% of people in the nation are dependent upon government for all or part of their incomes and are, therefore, dependent upon and beholden to the government. He further postulates that the Obama way of doing business is more attractive to those 47% than it is to the 53% who actually pay taxes. Ergo, Romney believes he is unlikely to win the vote of that 47%.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am among those who make so little money that the nice folks at the IRS give me back everything I pay in when the end of the year comes. (Hey. I didn’t write the tax code, I just struggle within it.) That said allow me please to say that within that 47%, there are at least two individuals who do NOT agree with Obamanomics. My handsome husband and I tremble in fear over what might happen if there is not a big change in Washington soon. We will be voting for Mitt Romney and encouraging everybody within our circle of acquaintance to do the same. Still, I’m more than a little confused.
I’m still not clear about why Mother Jones et al are using Romney’s verity to beat him up. Um…so if the news that 47% of the population gets some kind of government check each month isn’t news, and it isn’t, why are we making such a big whoop-de-doo over this comment? We are using it to further distance Romney from the people who might accidentally find some reason in the Romney argument that Obama is an amateur who isn’t helping the cause of average Americans.
It’s simple. The liberal media – who are and ever shall be an army bent upon re-electing the incumbent – want to pack the 47% tightly into the Obama ballot box. They want to ensure that there is no doubt about who butters American bread just in case we might be tempted to bite the hand which feeds us. Alas, enough of us are blinded by the Obama halo that we might climb happily into the box without question.
What’s more to the point, though, is that the folks who are in the Obama army have sunken to the point where truth must be turned inside out and made into a vile and frightful thing. In this administration, telling the truth, acknowledging the truth, keeping promises and living up to oaths taken are acts all subject to manipulation. Like the crazy clown at the birthday party of a four-year-old, this administration takes plain old balloons and makes them magically into whimsical weenie dogs and giraffes. (Too many of us then take the balloon-puppie home and buy it dogfood then worry that it doesn't eat. Wait til you take it to the vet for it's shots, America!) Truth in this administration is useful only to the degree it can be pretzel-ed into a weapon for use against the opponents.
Obama tells lies and the liberal media swears to it. (Witness the incessant administration lies about the political unrest around the globe. It is not, they tell us adamantly, about Obama faux-ryn policy, it’s about a movie. Yep. And I look just like Kate Middleton when I sunbathe nekkit.) Sadly, far too many of the 47% believe whatever they are told. We’re like that woman in my new favorite television commercial.
She: “I learned about it on the internet so it’s got to be true. You know they can’t lie on the internet.”
He: “Oh? Where did you learn that?”
She: “On the internet.”
Uh. Bon Jor, America.