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

Dbeaux2 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:18 PM
Wrong Steve. His 47% did not include the people you are talking about. It only included those that will not vote for him in 2012. This was understood by all in this fundraising audience.
Dbeaux2 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:51 PM
No, he was not. Only those that viewed themselves as victims and paid no fed income tax. This is only part of the 47% that will not vote for him.
Why would he include republicans in this percentage? Even if that is what he said, it was not what he meant and all there understood what he was saying. In my opinion, he did not say it either.
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:37 PM
He said he was referring to the 47 percent of Americans who do not pay federal income tax -- what he did not realize is that many of them are republican
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...