|How'd you play those Red State gov't beneficiaries, Mr. Romney?|
Sadly, we don't live in an America that makes sense. We know from statistics that Red States have a greater instance of depending on government benefits such as Social Security, disability, Medicare, etc. and that those same voters rush en masse to the polls each November to oppose the very existence of the programs that sustain them. Romney can afford to insult those voters all he likes: there is literally no way he can possibly lose their support, because they believe in his message. I can only ever refer back to the famous quip of John Steinbeck's:
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”How messed up is it? Those Red State beneficiaries aren't even part of the 47% of voters Romney has declared he won't court. That's right: the 47% figure reflects only avowed supporters of President Obama. It does not actually reflect the percentage of Americans who receive government benefits. Let that bounce around in your head for a minute. Romney didn't even bother to differentiate between the poor who oppose him and the poor who support him. He didn't have to.
That is the real ugliness of all this.
|It might help Romney's image some if he took to traveling by duck.|