The fabricated storm over Mitt Romney’s off-the-cuff remarks at a Florida fundraiser is giving us a perfect example of Barack Obama’s re-election tactics. Not surprisingly, the main stream media is missing the subtlety of Obama’s response.
The first, and most obvious tactic is to divert attention away from the fact that the Middle East is exploding, and exposing Obama’s foreign policy failures, by focusing people’s attention away from the headlines.
Romney on Tuesday sought to recover from an unguarded comments caught on video, as some wary Republicans watched for signs of lost ground. But in a race virtually unaffected by surprise developments or bad economic news, the contest appeared destined to remain close.
Still, Obama ridiculed Romney’s claim _ made at a secretly recorded fundraiser in May _ that nearly half of Americans believe they are victims and entitled to a range of government support and that as a candidate he doesn’t feel a need to worry about them.
“If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some,” Obama said in an appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday.
The President whose political ideology and re-election campaign strategy revolve around creating and encouraging class envy, and who seldom misses an opportunity to pit one class of Americans against another, is lecturing the man who is not the President for stating a fact.
“So is it true that 47 percent of Americans don’t pay income tax? Essentially, yes, according to the the Tax Policy Center, which provides data showing that in 2011, 46.4 percent of American households paid no federal income tax.”
Then, he cements in the idea that this 47% are being victimized by the “evil” rich, embodied by Romney, and his campaign.
“If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some.”
So then…when Mitt Romney said that 47% of the people in the US don’t pay income taxes, he was speaking the truth.
That leaves only one question unanswered…is Romney right when he claims that this 47% will vote for Obama, no matter what?
Real Clear Politic’s average polls are showing Barack Obama with a 2.6% lead over Mitt Romney in the race.
Obama 48%, Romney 45.4%
The only question that remains, is who is that extra 1% voting for Obama?
One could say that he’s getting both the “victim” and the “wealthiest 1%” voters.