In case you somehow managed to sidestep the manufactured outrage about Mitt Romney’s comment that the 47% of people who are dependent on the government for income aren’t going to vote for him, here is your chance to get all worked up and then forget about it.
According to an informal, unscientific, online poll (enough qualifiers?) on the mainstream outlet CNBC, 76% actually agree with Mitt Romney’s comment, and are not shocked in the least about its import. We can’t draw too many conclusions from just this one online poll, but it backs up the initial reaction of some that the left’s initiation of this debate is actually a good thing.
Conservatives have been complaining for years about an impending “tipping point,” whereby there are so many people dependent on government for their livelihoods, in one way or another, that it doesn’t matter how much sense you try to talk into them, they won’t care. Because in a battle between words and paychecks, people take paychecks.
So when the leftists pretend to feign outrage, as if it isn’t the Democrat Party’s plan all along to ensnare voters in a dependency trap (advertising food stamps on Spanish language soap operas? really?), I’m going to have to pretend to take them seriously. At least until the American public yawns, and we can move past this non-scandal.