Thank you Mother Jones. You just helped Mitt Romney find his message to focus on. Mitt, you deserve a money bomb
When I first saw this, the thought went through my mind “Holy crap, Mitt’s more conservative than I thought.” Conservative bloggers are fired up over this, in a good way. I want this guy.
Of course, the left and MSM is going bonkers over this stating that Mitt has called 47% of the American public freeloaders. Lets look at this:
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 that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. The president starts off with 48-9 percent — He starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income taxes. 47 percent of Americans pay no incomes taxes. So our message of low taxes doesn’t come up. He’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. That’s what they say every four years. And so my job is to not to worry about those few (inaudible) they should take personal responsibility and take care for their lives. What I have to do is to convince the five to ten percent in the center.
Guys, that is EXACTLY what the Democratic Party stands for today. To sum the Democratic Party up, government dependence which the rest of the taxpayers must subsidize. Mitt was right in his press conference later, stating that this was an inelegant way of putting this. He’s talking about Obama supporters whom he is saying he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of getting. Somewhere, John McCain must feel crushed, “What ever happened with coming together?” Ugh, memories. Romney is making them come to him, not moving left to the center. To be perfectly fair, there are people who vote conservative who don’t pay income taxes either so that is where the inelegant part comes in. This yields a perfect opportunity for Romney to sell his tax plan which simplifies the tax code by cutting base rates and eliminating a ton of deductions that Democrats and Republicans of past have turned the tax code into a diabolical political career re-election tool to further their political careers, yet exacerbating the country’s financial peril. A tax code should have no favorites, rich or poor.
This is the second time that Mitt has ticked off the Obama campaign, the left, and the media. The first time of course is when he called Barack Obama a foreign policy wimp that ignored or was woefully negligent in protecting embassies in Cairo and Benghazi. Of course, the media will try to use Romney’s statements to turn the focus back on him and get Obama’s colossal foreign policy failure out of the spotlight ASAP and this is their chance. This may have been an October surprise played early because Obama has cratered nationally in the polls over the last week. Mitt is starting to take the fight to Obama, though getting help from the left in this very unorthodox way is something that I completely did not expect.
The message that Mitt Romney can generate by offering a clear choice between him creating a job and business climate (ahem, less government involvement having a Mount Everest of regulations that businesses must follow and pay for, decreasing capital that could be used to hire people) where the American worker has the best possible chance at getting good work that pays well to President Obama whose departments, policy, and legislation (Obamacare, the EPA, etc.) have made it so costly and difficult for businesses to hire and keep people long term.
Hmmm, somewhere in there, there is a closing statement Mitt can make that could win him this election.