What has bothered me most with the Tea Bagger secessionist movement is that they follow the slogans and repeated over and over propaganda. The vote for measures that were intended to negatively affect them. They then brag and post on blogs and social media on how they are fighting for their freedom. These folks are so ate up with their propagandized patriotism that they can never admit they are being used. Back in the 70’s and early eighties the Republicans realized that they could use religion as a wedge and started the war against religion movement to bring the evangelicals to arms. Never mind that there was no war ongoing, but they were successful in convincing the masses in the south that there was one.
In the 2010 elections the Republicans again convinced this same demographic that they needed to fight the masses who were sponges, freeloading off the worker bees. The masses showed up as good puppets should with teabags hanging form their hats, spouting racist and anti-government rhetoric cleverly veiled by the puppet masters at
Freedom Works to sound as the workers being taken advantage of by freeloading democrats who were looking for handouts in the form of “entitlements”. Once again they did not see that they were the ones that in most cases they were railing against. How many senior citizens did we see with their teabags and anti Obama signs, shouting about the injustice of entitlements and the need to eliminate them. The entitlements they were protesting to end were medicare and social security, but they were too brainwashed to see it.
As it was comes around this tradition continues. Mitt Romney’s in a speech to wealthy donors at a $50,000 per plate luncheon dismissed 47% of the American with the statement “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. These are people who pay no income tax.
So Romney is saying 47% of the population is hopelessly dependent on government, unwilling to take responsibility and will vote for anyone who will give it to them. This is not only a naive view of almost half of the Americans in this great country it also denigrates the groups Romney is courting to win this election. Romney is saying that he doesn’t care about this other 47%. This group is the group protesting on his behalf against their own concerns. Just about all senior citizens, many who vote Republican fall in this group. Half of all these senior citizens don’t pay taxes as their income is so low. Veterans just done fighting in Afghanistan, who are trying to transition from military back to civilian life and getting veterans benefits fall in this group.
Isn’t it troubling that a person running to be the president of the United States writes off half the country. Worse yet when asked to clarify if this is truly his view, Romney just says that it was off the cuff and nor elegantly stated. He does not repute them, only says he wish he had said it better….