This isn't a new or radical Republican position. The "47%" complaint has been made for years by Fox and Congressional Republicans. It just got attention now because the focus is on Romney, he was already perceived as Mr. Moneybags, and he said in a clearly contemptuous way that those people were lazy entitled whiners.
There's another DS clip from late last year where Stewart has a long montage of Republicans and Fox News people decrying any tax increase on the rich as the death of America, but also saying that any tax increase should go on the poor who don't pay any (income) taxes and must be lazy and irresponsible, otherwise they'd be rich.
The technique Rove popularized for the GOP was to simply take your faults, and accuse the other guy of them without shame or regard for facts. The media is so spineless they'll report both sides rather than call you a liar, so voters just think it's a wash. They called Kerry a coward who didn't fight and said Obama wasn't born in America, because both things were true of their own candidates. Now they accuse him of class warfare. Because that's exactly what Mitt is doing, trying to promote the welfare of the rich at the expense of the poor.
Good old cognitive dissonance - either they have to admit they're assholes wanting more money at the expense of the poor, or they have to believe they're doing it for the good of the poor. Sooner or later it probably just became the lie that they ended up believing themselves.
|Binro the Heretic |
Is the GOP ideal for America, and indeed the world, a cuthroat dog-eat-dog jungle where the plebes fight each other tooth & nail for mere survival while the wealthy elite sneer down at them for their animalistic behavior?
Die, Fox News. Die die die die die.
Tonight on Fox News:
HURF DURF DERP DERP DERP
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
Dear dead Brietbart and O'Keef; this is how you do undercover expose recordings.
Slaves never paid income tax either. Lazy assholes.
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