So What Did Romney Actually Say That’s So Bad, Beside The Truth?

Posted on September 25, 2012

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California (The Gaslamp Post) – I’ve been trying to get to this for several days now, but this time of the year, with the kids going back to school and everything else going on, there’s only so many hours in a day to get done what I need to get done.  Thanks for your patience.

About a week ago, a video surfaced which the media took, cut up and edited as they saw fit, and then ran with.  The video featured presidential candidate, former Governor Mitt Romney, speaking to a group of supporters.

Even with the media spin and how they edited Gov. Romney’s statements, I really didn’t see anything wrong with what he said.  If anything, he was telling the truth…  Well we can’t have THAT, now can we?

I found a youtube video of an example of how they cut up his statements in an obvious attempt to make him out to be something that he wasn’t.  That’s typical of a losing campaign, when things like popularity are on the line.

Desperation is a stinky cologne.

Here is the edited, smear version that I’m guessing was meant to demonize Romney. 

He goes on to describe a factory that his firm purchased in China; he described their living conditions.  The former governor spoke about how he gave his inheritance away to charity and instead opted to work for what he and his wife have.  Governor Romney expressed frustration at the way Americans ignore potential enemies of our great nation.

And yes of course, he said the words which have been in every smear article against him…

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney is shown saying in the video of a May 17 fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla. “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that 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.”

Romney said in the video that his role “is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Well…  Is he wrong?  Honestly, think about what he said.  Personally I’d like to think that the 47% number is a bit of an overestimated exaggeration, but then again I would like to believe that there aren’t as many leeches out there as that.

Let’s think for a moment about what he’s actually saying; that almost half of the American population have no drive to do for themselves and think that someone else should foot the bill for them.

My fellow Americans, I don’t know about you, but I have a major problem with that.

Think about what that’s saying for a moment.  I realize that there are poor in this country, truth be told I had some pretty meager beginnings myself, but that’s a story for another time.  Romney isn’t saying that the poor should be left by the wayside, he’s saying that people do not think that they should have to get up off of their ass and do FOR THEMSELVES.

He’s saying that a great many people who are going to bed tonight under the same stars as you and I, inside of the peaceful land that we love, the United States, are expecting someone else to do FOR them.

That friends is called a sense of entitlement, and apparently I’m a dying breed because I have none.  I can proudly say I’ve never taken a cent from my fellow American taxpayers.  Neither have my brothers, nor my parents.

If we couldn’t afford it, then we didn’t get it.

So he told some supporters that he’s not concerned with a large percentage that won’t get off the couch, put down the 40, get off the internet porn sites, and get a job.

There ARE jobs out there, right?  I mean, it’s all over the liberal websites, about how many jobs the Obama administration has created.  It’s all over his campaign ads…  Obama the great job creator.

Truth time, America…  Government can’t create jobs, they can only get in the way of them – and no one owes you one.

An example of what I’m talking about I can give you from my own neighborhood.  Believe it or not, it’s an example that I’m sure is not too foreign to that which has been seen by many of my readers.

In my neighborhood there are families, some with young children, some with older children, and some couples who’ve paid their way, built a life, and their kids have moved out.  More and more over the last 3 years I’ve noticed a trend.

There are more cars in the driveways.

This is because the adult children of those older couples are moving back in.  I could understand at first, sometimes when adult kids are young and lack job experience or necessary skills, they may need to fall back and regroup.  It happens.  Personally, I never did, but I was a stubborn little $hit who refused to admit defeat – and I still am now in my old age.

So, last week I came home from a long day, like so many of us do.  I was beat, I really didn’t feel like writing (sorry America, I am after all human) so I went out back and had a fire.  The kids were done with their homework and in bed, so I had a few beers.  My neighbor came over and we talked for abit.

Something about a beer in front of the fire on a cool night.

Well as we were talking, I had a proud papa moment.  My neighbor told me that my oldest was “the only kid in the neighborhood worth a shit.”  I kid you not, those were his exact words.

I guess I never realized this before, but our teenager is the only kid in the neighborhood who clears the driveway in the wintertime and cuts the grass in the summer.  After he told me that, I thought back to weekends and yard work, and I realized something; the older parents were the ones doing the lawn and shoveling snow.

These “adult” kids were coming and going at will, some smoking dope in their parent’s backyards, others shooting off to the bars on Friday and Saturday nights, coming home late with their stereos blaring…  And their parents were the ones still doing all the work.

I’ve spoken to several of them, and from what I can tell, they’ve all got the same story – they have some 4-year-degree and “can’t find a job in their field”.  Directly translated from idiot kid to english, this means I can’t find a management position or a job that will pay me over $9.00 an hour.

But they’ll take 2 years of unemployment and get trashed every weekend, and buy car stereos and nice cars.

THIS is who Romney is talking about; it’s not enough that they will leech off of their parents, they think YOU owe them something too!

Another example is a guy who married a friend of mine.  He’s a good guy, works hard, has 3 kids he’s providing for – he’s the kind of guy that’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing, right?

When I went over to their place after their youngest was born (adorable little girl), I couldn’t help but notice all of the new electronics they had.  He’s the only one working, but he’s a union electrician.  I’m not knocking him, if he can find the work, more power to him.

They told me to toss my coat in their bedroom along with everyone else’s, so I did.  I’ll be damned if on my way out I saw one of those EBT cards on their dresser.  Are you kidding me?

I’m not envious of what he has material-wise, but COME ON!  How does someone justify blowing money on new flat screens, blue-ray players, stereo surround sound systems and then go on FOOD STAMPS?

We had words and I spoke my peace; unfortunately we haven’t spoken since.

So, THIS is the 47%  that in my experience, Romney is talking about.  It’s NOT the 47% of America that is living hand-to-mouth, or paycheck to paycheck, it’s people who are taking advantage of the system and were enabled by a marxist, quasi-communist like President Obama.

No one put a gun to their heads and made them take the food stamps and 2 years of unemployment, but they think they are ENTITLED to it, nonetheless.

The same people who would demonize Mitt Romney for buying a company in China that pays their workers so poorly are usually the same who would have no problem walking around, showing off their new iPhone or flat screen.  They think they’re so much more superior morally?  Yet they buy cheap products made with the blood, sweat, and tears of some oppressed worker, in some far off land, that they’ve never been to?  You damn hypocrites!!!

Romney’s the bad guy for buying a company?  I’m sorry, hasn’t the narrative been since the 60’s been about how evil America was to blacks over slavery and how they kept it going?

Early Americans didn’t create slaves, southern states BOUGHT them.

How is that any different from buying and showing off the cheap electronics and meaningless, wireless baubles, built by others who are ACTUALLY poor and being taken advantage of?

Those kinds of people remind me of the idiots I went to college with, who competed with each other on telling stories of how bad the worker was treated and how they knew how to lift them up – and when the waitress came with the check, they didn’t tip.

America, we were once the bad-asses of the planet.  We still are, but something is happening to us.  There was a time when the idiot kid who ate paste and picked his nose was moved to the back of the room and the smart kids became the center of attention.

There was a time when we dumped our resources into the best and the brightest, and the dim-witts got little regard.  We knew what it was to achieve, we had heroes who accomplished amazing feats, and “self-esteem” was based on merit, not because we had to maintain a kindergarten mentality all throughout high school.

Now, we believe that everyone should “have a chance,” whether they are actually going to do something with it or not.  Today, people think that the resources once used to advance us as a whole by pushing the fastest, smartest, and strongest to the front of the line, are better to be squandered because as the socialist college professors say, “a high tide lifts all boats, big and small.”

Truth be told, it doesn’t.  When it’s high tide here, it’s low tide somewhere else.  In order for boats somewhere to rise, boats elsewhere have to sink.  Hello!   Newtonian Fluid Law…

When you remove competition, our entire species will falter.

Sure, Romney’s statements may sound “mean”, but that’s only if you prefer to discard logic and instead think emotionally.  That’s the thing about liberalism – reality is nothing more than an option.

Have we not had enough of the nonsense, America?  Are we not sick of how far we’ve fallen?  Are YOU not fed up with how YOU have been devalued so that someone who could care less, can eat, drink, screw, and LAUGH at you?

Are YOU not sick of a president who would tie your hands and instead make those who leech off of you think they’re entitled to your wallet?

America, now more than ever, we need to abandon this my party versus your party way of thinking, and instead remember that at the end of the day, we’re all Americans.

Sure, we may have different beliefs about things, and that’s alright – as long as our principles are the same.  Our American principles; which were embraced by generations of Americans before us, will hold us together and see us through the storm.