The real Mitt-coy

The real Mitt-coy

I have to congratulate Mitt Romney for finally saying something he truly felt – and I mean that sincerely. His statement that he doesn’t care about the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax and, thus, automatically believe the government owes them a living, is one of the first real truths we’ve heard from him.
Remember, this is the guy who started at the 99 yard mark in the financial 100 yard dash and never had to experience the kind of struggle that most Americans have had to endure. It doesn’t matter if the deck is stacked against them or some sort of tragedy intervenes, if they don’t succeed just like Mitt did, then it has to be their fault.
Their government owes these slackers nothing.
What disappoints me is the fact that he fell into the same secretly taped private fundraiser trap that Barrack Obama did in the last round (clinging to guns and religion). You’d think Mitt would be smart enough to realize that virtually everything he says during this campaign will be on the record.
What bothers me is how quickly he dismissed half this country’s population as unsalvageable. Though his depiction of the 47 percent was dead wrong (it’s ironic that the Bush tax cuts are the reason so many folks don’t pay income tax), let’s say he was right. So you just write ’em off?
Apparently there’s no need to be an inspirational leader in his book.
Despite the obvious odds problem, I can’t tell you how many people inspired me to pursue the columnist dream. And that’s exactly the kind of thing I want from our leaders. JFK was inspiring. Bill Clinton was inspiring. Barack Obama is inspiring. (Now, if he can only get his act together.)
And that’s the difference between the two presidential candidates. Do you believe people are salvageable or not? Do you believe in redemption?
Mitt doesn’t. He just wrote off half the population and now they’ll return the favor.

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