Skip to comments.What Some People Hear When Mitt Romney Talks About Welfare [RACISM!!] (FreeRepublic cited)
Posted on 08/16/2012 3:32:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Why are Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talking about welfare so much? It doesn't have anything to do with the economy. It's not a big part of the budget. And the claim that President Obama "gutted" the requirement that recipients try to find work is false. Yet they've mentioned it in several speeches, and the campaign has released ads about it. Why? Racism, according to some liberal reporters. It's not that Romney or Ryan are racist, it's that their campaign knows that a lot of white votersbut definitely not allare, and they want to make sure those people vote for them. We decided to test this to see how the welfare comments are being received on some conservative blogs and message boards.
"Its no secret that working-class Americans deeply resent those just below them on the economic ladder whom they see as getting undeserved assistance," The New Republic's Alec MacGillis writes, and "its also no secret that politicians have been especially effective at stoking this resentment among white working-class voters... toward an unseen nonwhite other." The Washington Monthly's Ed Kilgore is surprised others aren't calling the welfare claims racist. "Id have to guess the amazingly persistent pushback from conservatives against the idea that any of them could possibly ever be guilty of an appeal to racism has, ironically, created a large zone of safety for racially motivated attack lines, even if they are based on lies." New York's Jonathan Chait says:
"In the mind of the conservative base, not all government spending, and not even all social spending, is inherently suspect. Conservative voters draw a distinction between what they see as earned benefits (which tend to accrue to people like themselves) and handouts (which go to poorer, disproportionately less-white recipients.)"(continued)
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Great! Then we can remove it entirely -- no harm, no foul! YESSSSSSSSSSS -- !!! ;)
How can talking about ‘welfare’ be racist when the black race-hustlers are always telling us that there are more white people in this country on welfare than black people?!
What's so remarkable is that all these incredibly diverse sources agree completely with the Atlantic.
Please, who can honestly say after this that liberals live in an echo chamber of their own devising?
Interesting tidbit about the author, from Wikipedia:
“In July 2007, after The New Republic published an article by an American soldier in Iraq titled “Shock Troops,” allegations of inadequate fact-checking were leveled against the magazine. Critics alleged that the piece contained inconsistent details indicative of fabrication. The identity of the anonymous soldier, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, was revealed. Beauchamp was married to Elspeth Reeve, one of the magazines three fact-checkers. As a result of the controversy, the New Republic and the United States Army launched investigations, reaching different conclusions.”
Do you think that might have something to do with it?
No. They're just bigots. You can now return to your cocoon and your sippee cup.
Others think receiving a salary for doing work as a military logistics analyst (a desk job ~ most of the time) is welfare.
Yet, others hold out for the more traditional welfare paid through the states to single mothers with young children, those with disabilities that prevent them from working, and so forth.
I consider everything given to Department of Education to be welfare for college deans.
One thing FUR SHUR is that up until this article appeared the Leftwingtards were always claiming that welfare was not a racial issue since more white folks got it than did black folks. This guy says that's just BS.
So, is that a sign the Leftwintards are giving up on any attempt at message coherence?
Could be an interesting campaign ~ what with two doctrinaire socialist revolutionaries running against each other and the interests of the American people.
We'll have to stop that sort of thing in the future.
So, Elspeth and Beauchamp again ~ aren’t they identified through the centuries as a mix and match demon team?
Now it's not.
Welfare has nothing to do with the economy? Welfare is not a huge budget item? What planet is this woman living on?
It is breaking the back of this nation.
I don't know what planet she is on either.
Elspeth Reeve was the girlfriend/now wife of Scott Beauchamp who lied about soldiers in Iraq.
Yes. All part of the Democrat KKK mentality.
So this spinner is trying to pretent there is no difference between social security benefits paid for by workers and their employers and welfare for fat ass lazy racist thugs in the cities? Good. Let’s have that debate in front of the old people.