A video has surfaced, featuring Governor Mitt Romney, who had been taped giving a speech at a private fundraiser, where he stated that “47 percent of all Americans believe they are victims entitled to help from the government that permeates their lives.”
The governor apparently concluded that there is absolutely nothing he can do to change the minds of those 47 perccent of Americans and, thus, he feels he needs to focus soley upon those he believes he has the possibility to reach.
These comments have been met with extreme outrage and vicious attacks from liberals.
Of course, liberals tend to embellish.
Nothing like manipulating perception through distortion of facts, when trying to win others to one’s own side of an argument.
To be perfectly honest, I agree 100 percent with the governor, regarding his assessment of our nation and the mentality of many. There is a very entrenched entitlement culture in America today which spans all ethnic groups and classes, frankly.
He is also correct to say that he showed a contrast between President Barack Obama’s “government-centered society” and his own belief in a “free-market approach.”
The only thing I disagreed with the Governor about is his being too predisposed about his ability to change the minds of some of those people (the 47 percent), though I do understand his frustration.
It is indeed a daunting task to ask someone who sees government as being responsible to supplement their income, or to take care of them completely, to somehow learn to take full responsibility for every aspect of their own lives.
However, it is not impossible.
Donald Trump said it well.
Governor Rommey has to go out there in liberal leaning communities and explain his “free market approach”, even if he gets smacked by those 47 percent.
Effort may result in the 47 percent decreasing to 44 percent. That can possibly swing an election.
Most important, however, is that every American is worth our effort.
Again, I agree with Mr. Romney’s general assessment. I disagree that he has no chance to impact that 47 percent.
He can impact many he assumes he cannot. I know. I used to be one of those in the 47 percent category.
Hope is never in vain.
Fight on, Mr. Romney.