"On the tape, Romney explains that his electoral strategy involves writing off nearly half the country as unmoveable Obama voters. As Romney explains, 47 percent of Americans 'believe that they are victims.' He laments: 'I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.'"
These people he's talking about are responsible, or are trying very hard to be in this economic environment. I know from experience that it is difficult to "care for your life" if you can't make enough money to do that; or if you're disabled (i.e. unable to work) and can't even afford the medical care you need. Romney has an over-inflated self-opinion. And worse, he doesn't care about others. What's sad is that many of the people who will vote for him feel the same way.
It's interesting to me that those who have never had to struggle to make ends meet, who have never had to work from dusk till dawn trying to keep a roof over their family's heads, who have never had to wonder what they would do if they became sick and unable to work and medical bills started mounting: it is interesting that they think all the people who need help are lazy losers.
The people who need help are human beings.
They are human beings.
This arrogant man needs to get off of his high and mighty pedestal and realize that. Sadly, he won't. He's convinced that he is better than those people on welfare, those people on disability, those people on Medicaid or Medicare, even those people who will cast their precious vote for him.
They are human beings; many of them are proud, they have their dignity, and don't want to ask for help; they struggle between swallowing their pride (which they only have because of thinking like Romney thinks: i.e. anyone who needs help is a loser) and letting themselves or family members go hungry, lose their homes, or die from treatable illnesses because they can't afford to live in this America we have all made.
I'm much angrier than I may sound here; I am watching my language, because I want people to read this and especially to think about it. Please, just seriously think about it.
Article by Josh Barro on Bloomberg which spawned this post and from which I quote above: "Today, Romney Lost the Election."
Think About It!