If I understand the latest Mitt Romney “gaffe” he said: 1)
Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
I was going to respond to each of these alleged “gaffes” one by one, but then I got to thinking what gaffes?
Both statements are true and self evident. So, go Mitt!
Every one knows the Palestinians don’t want peace. Duh.
Oh, sure, they want “peace” …. if by peace you mean the “one state solution” which is just a sophisticated way of saying the utter destruction of a Jewish state in the Middle East.
There are two types of people who think Mitt got this wrong:
1) Those in utter denial of reality
There is a third camp here that is angry over Mitt’s statement. This camp doesn’t think Mitt got it wrong, which is why I didn’t include them in the above. Instead, this group thinks Mitt is exactly right, but think that it is not in America’s best interest to say this out loud.
Personally, I’m not in that camp. I don’t mind our future President being honest about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Lying to ourselves about the Palestinians has gotten us nowhere. We tried that strategy for the past 20 years, and it has failed. When a strategy fails, it’s time to change it and try something else.
Let’s give the truth a chance.
As to the second point, Mitt is right on again. Great going. More please!
Obama’s electoral strategy has always been to divide Americans into discreet interests with each interest being dependent on government largess.
Obama goes after the farm vote by promising farmers more subsidies. He goes after blue collar workers by (finally) taking on China’s manufacturing subsidies and currency manipulation. He goes after the poor by expanding WIC, welfare, and medicare. He goes after the lower middle class by extending tax breaks that only apply to them.
Any one who thinks that Obama’s strategy isn’t exactly how Mitt described it is in utter denial of the truth.
Which is why the media thinks this is a big deal. It isn’t.
They only think it’s a big deal because they are Obama partisans and liberals who think that votes ought to be bought by government largess.
The real scandal here is the media coverage. I get that Mother Jones thinks this is a scandal. Mother Jones is so far to the Left that they think Barack Obama is a mainstream conservative.
But for CNN or any other network of publication to claim non-partisanship to think this is a big deal? Sometimes the partisanship is subtle, but this time not so much.
Hat tip: Hot Air, where Ed seems to be in total agreement.