In one clip, Mr. Romney describes how his campaign would not try to appeal to “47 percent of the people” who will vote for Mr. Obama “no matter what.” They are, he says, “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them.”
He says those people “pay no income tax,” and “so our message of low taxes doesn’t connect.” Mr. Romney adds: “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
The clips are said to be from a May 17 fundraiser.
Two weeks prior to that, the American public met “Julia,” the Obama campaign’s mascot for depending on government from cradle to grave. Julia is shown from age three to age 65, always dependent on Barack Obama, who appears to have been in office for her entire life. Though she has a child, she never has a husband. Who needs one of those when Barack is looking out for her?
The theme of the entire slide set is that you can depend on the benevolent reign of Barack Obama.
Obama’s benevolent and glorious reign has also brought about an extraordinary transformation: 47 million Americans now live in poverty, and food stamp usage has gone up dramatically. In June 2012, food stamp usage went up three times faster than job growth. The Obama administration has advertised food stamps to Americans who have jobs and own their own homes and cars. It has suggested that Americans throw parties to convince their friends to get on food stamps. Presumably the food bill for the parties would come out of people’s food stamp budgets. The Obama administration has also gutted the bipartisan 1996 Welfare Reform Act, allowing states to drop the law’s work requirement.
Now the president’s supporters in the media are howling that Romney’s mention of dependency government is a problem for his candidacy?
Dependency is obviously a problem for a candidate who is promoting individual freedom. It’s a greater problem for the future of our country.
But Julia doesn’t care. Julia loves her president.