Above is the now famous video of Mitt Romney speaking to potential donors about how he won’t be able to get 47% of the vote because they are dependent on the government, don’t want to take responsibility and to ensure continuing their entitled laziness will vote Democrat. It has been no secret that Romney, or Rmoney, is completely out of touch with the middle and lower classes. He’s already infamous for saying he doesn’t really care about the poor and that $360k isn’t a lot of money.
However, it seems he’s completely out of touch with pretty much everything, except his own money. His claim that 47% of America won’t vote for him because they are already comfortable in Obama’s no-tax-paying-pocket does a lot to show how little he knows about his target demographic, or at least what he chooses to ignore about his own party. If you take a look at who actually doesn’t pay their federal taxes, you might find it ironic, or just plain obvious, to see the truth.
Do you also find it interesting that Republicans seem to be the most notorious for evading the most taxes? It stands to reason that the ones most vocal about distrusting government are the least likely to contribute to it. Not that it stops them from accepting unemployment checks and using those conveniently paved roads.
Condemning those who parasitically suckle at Big Brother’s tit is understandable. However, actively avoiding contribution is basically the same thing.
Hypocrisy aside, when you target a group of people for being entitled tax evaders, you should at least be right about which group that is. (And it really shouldn’t be your own.)
The fact of the matter is that Romney shamelessly represents a Republican worldview that is flawed because it is based upon a small and particularly rosy sliver of reality. To preserve that worldview, they have to that believe that people have earned their relative social position, and ignore bleeding heart liberals who try to point out that the world is in fact in stark contrast. I think this shows why Republicans put so much effort into “creating their own reality,” into fostering distrust of experts and scientists and why they won’t let a campaign “be dictated by fact-checkers” said one Neil Newhouse. He would know. As a pollster, it’s his job gather public opinions making him the authority on facts. Obviously.
It reveals why there is no shortage of studies that show— examples here, here, and here – that regular consumers of Republican-oriented media are less informed than people who inform themselves elsewhere or refrain from watching the news at all.
Simply put, those with an extremely limited and highly privileged worldview have to ignore the harsh economic realities of those on the other end of the spectrum in order to maintain that comfortably convenient view and their self-esteem.
This is a man who has traveled much, seen the world and has still managed to come out of it completely unchanged. This is a man that can’t understand Sociology 101 even after having the benefit of going on countless field trips and enjoying numerous hands-on experiences.
And if you do not like Romney but are a republican, you should take a long, hard look at why you believe what you believe. It may just be ignorance. You’re not entirely at fault; it’s difficult to shake one’s perspective.
Everyone grows up believing their normal is the normal.
So, while he may represent a small handful of ill-informed, rich, white Americans; he does not represent this country.
Not even close.