Will Southern whites continue to vote themselves into a downward spiral?

Romney: 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 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. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. And he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…

The recent revelation of Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent shouldn’t be surprising. The attitude has been part of the Republican philosophy for quite a while. What is surprising, however, is how duped the people are who vote for Republicans.

Especially in the southern states.

You see, Republicans have been very concentrated on efforts to keep such language away from those who vote them into office. If such talk were to be part of the norm, people would eventually get the hint and turn away from the elitist party.

Or would they?

Listening to the Washington Journal on C-SPAN, a majority of Republican callers are standing behind Romney’s comments. Though prominent Republicans have denounced Romney’s views, they do so because they face elections themselves or do not want more revelations of the obvious.

Sadly, the cat is out of the bag.

A majority of pundits haven’t focused on the fact southern whites are being mocked by the people who court them. Few have, but the overwhelming point is will southern whites continue to vote themselves into the holes they find themselves in.

It’s no secret the same people Republicans want voting for them benefit from government assistance and pay no federal income taxes.

Pundits need to focus on the lack of respect Republicans have for the people who vote them. Also, those same people need to realize Republicans are not put in office to help them. They are not there for those who need it. They are there for the corporations and wealthy to increase their power, not the Americans struggling to make ends meet.

South Carolina glitz queen Nikki Haley is a prime example. Her outlandish spending sprees and lavish trips around the world hardly produce what the people in state are looking for. Foreign companies investing in South Carolina does not provide long-term securities for the residents looking for jobs because those entities can leave at any time. Plus, massive incentives and tax breaks are given secretly to lure in political support.

While the Haley smile is flaunted and people are told it’s a great day, people voting for her are being wiped off/denied Medicaid because of her ignorance to help people in need.

It’s not her job to worry about those people. That is the Republican motto.

Mitt Romney echoed a sentiment long held by the Republican establishment in secret, amongst high rollers. For people who live in mobile homes, living on food stamps and Medicaid to vote for Republican prove the message of social issues influences far more than financial issues.

In other words, people who vote Republican care more about the mention of God than they do about making a living without having to be on government assist

If you live in the South, I am sure you’ve seen Republican signs in yards you’d think would never be there. To the Republican establishment, that’s a huge win. People voting against their own interests for the elite. Now, Romney has been caught publicly demoralizing the very same people who support him.ance. For a majority, it’s not their fault. The brainwashing manipulated by the Republicans works.


Will that be enough to wake up people to the fact government is more than just about the social issues Republicans drown them in to keep them oblivious to the drastic cuts in services those same people benefit from?

I find it mind boggling. People who know they are in need of a security net – not to leech off of – and want to get back on their feet afterward will vote for the people wanting to cut that security net for good.

Will they realize the truth of it all?


  • dr. sparemachinery

    too bad that the next to last paragraph, which begins “will that be enough . . . .” wasn’t the lead paragraph. that is the key point which so many conservative leaning americans need to awaken to: that the republicans play a grand game of “bait and switch”, while they appeal to people by way of social issues like abortion, gay marriage and others, at the same time they pursue economic and fiscal policies that cut the legs right out from under the very people whose votes they seek.

    it is seriously perverse, not unlike so many of these very same people who are enthralled by the archly conservative fox news that plays to their fears, yet seem to overlook that a great many fox tv shows, in content and language, are actively undermining the very values that they hold so dear. –

  • bluemyrtle

    as a constituent of Mrs. Haley, I can tell you that the majority of her supporters are educated just enough to believe that her election shows how progressive they really are. l.o.l.

  • PhillyBella

    Excellent! I ask myself this same questions all the time. When will they get it?