Friday, September 21, 2012

Even the 47% Are Hard To Convince

It would seem that with Mitt Romney and the GOP falling all over themselves mocking and denigrating every demographic except white, blue-eyed blonde haired two-year olds, he would not be doing THIS well:
Just think, the people that will benefit the LEAST from the Romney/Ryan administration (and I use that term loosely) are the very ones that seem to support them. Well, and the VERY rich of course...

Then there is just one other thing that the Right can play off of, that seems to work very well...with the help of such entities as FOX News:
".... or the feeling of belonging to the dominant, superior race, is simply greater than the need to vote for one's own interest. These hillbillies (sic) sleep better at night....knowing that as long as they're white, they are not inferior, no matter how poor. You could try to appeal to them with facts, except their feelings of intellectual inferiority causes incredible resentment toward anyone showing any intelligence at all.... If you think for a second that they're now not going to vote for Romney because of this brouhaha, you are sadly deluded. These people believe in an implicit wink and nod agreement from conservative elites that they'll still continue to get whatever assistance they may be getting, and that the cuts to these programs will fall almost solely on blacks and Hispanics. They are white. They vote for the white party. They vote for the party that isn't beholden to high falutin' facts that make them feel stupid..."  (comment from)
I'm not even sure that the Republicans death to the veterans job bill will make a large dent, but it should. A large percent of returning veterans, along with seniors on Social Security, are part of Romney's 47%.

"However, Veterans Jobs Corps bill co-sponsor Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said on the Senate floor today that “this bill is fully paid for and does not violate pay-go rules.” Murray even tried to include most of the provisions of a competing Republican bill but Democrats still ran into opposition. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would block the measure until the Pakistani doctor that aided the CIA in looking for Osama bin Laden was freed, while Coburn claimed the bill would have no chance of passing the House so it wasn’t worth the effort."
I guess someone....more eloquent and smarter than I am....was right:
“Socialism (or progressivism in our case) never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ― John Steinbeck

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