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Romney May Be the End of the Line for the Republican Establishment

algae Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 8:40 PM
Nice catch on the "control" statement jkash1776. While I don't think Pete's phrasing was meant to imply control in exactly that manner, it's a hugely important distinction.
Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of Americans being dependent on government and locked in to vote for President Obama highlight a fundamental reality in American politics today: The gap between the American people and the political class is bigger than the gap between Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C.

Romney's remarks are the GOP equivalent of Obama's notorious comments about small-town Pennsylvania voters bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.

Both Romney and Obama highlighted the condescending attitude that political elites hold of the people they want to rule over. A National Journal survey found that...