Skip to comments."He Gave Us A Phone, He's Going to do More"
Posted on 09/28/2012 3:21:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
This video, which is being featured on Drudge, was shot at a protest outside of a Romney campaign rally in Ohio. It appears to have been organized by the SEIU:
Interviewer: You've got an Obama phone?
Obama supporter: Yes! Everybody in Cleveland or minority got a phone. Keep Obama in president, you know? He gave us a phone. He's going to do more.
Interviewer: How'd he give you a phone?
Obama supporter: You sign up if you're on food stamps, you're on Social Security, you've got no income, you're [on] disability.
Interviewer: What's wrong with Romney, again?
Obama supporter: Romney? He sucks. Bad.
Why bother promoting a clip of a lone, particularly distasteful Obama backer? A few reasons:
(1) What's good for the goose, etc. The Left regularly holds the Right responsible for the behavior or words of any individual associated with conservatives who steps out of line. Remember the racist jerk who got tossed out of the RNC? That became a major news story because his actions "reflected" on the convention as a whole. Even when conservatives don't behave badly, liberals accuse us of deplorable acts anyway. The apocryphal "spitting" and "N-word" incident comes to mind. And sometimes Democrats try to leave non-conservatives' brutal crimes at their political opponents' doorstep. Here we have a pro-Obama voter deployed at an astroturf protest put on by a major union with deep, long-standing ties to the president. She was clearly aware of the camera, so her words are fair game.
(2) The Obama campaign and its allies are seizing on Mitt Romney's clumsy and over-broad '47 percent' remarks to paint him as an uncaring, mean-spirited plutocrat. Though he was wrong to use the 47 percent of Americans who pay nothing in income tax as a short-hand rhetorical device to decry a growing culture of government dependency, Romney was absolutely correct that this phenomenon exists. A core constituency of the Democrat Party's base are people who live off the government (ie, taxpayers) and seek to expand the scope of the largesse to which they feel entitled. Note how this individual explains that access to "free" cell phones is simplified and streamlined for people who are already receiving other forms of federal benefits. She seems to believe that cell phones are only the beginning because President Obama will "do more" in a second term. In the fundraiser video, Romney remarks that he has little chance of winning the support of voters who are hooked on federal aid. This voter confirms that sentiment by offering a cogent argument against his candidacy: "He sucks. Bad."
(3) Because this lady happens to be an African American, cynical, race-obsessed liberals will undoubtedly impute "racism" to anyone who highlights this video. The goal is to bully people into ignoring it, for fear of being tagged with one of the ugliest labels in modern society. I'm absolutely sick of that game. The majority of people on federal assistance -- from welfare to food stamps -- are white. This is not about race; the ills of selfishness and entitlement transcend race and ethnicity. It's about the direction of the country and the insidiousness of dependency. We're $16 trillion in debt. Is it really an essential government service to be providing "free" cell phones to people? Our government spent $1.6 billion on this program last year alone -- and it's expanding so recklessly that even a sitting US Senator received a letter informing her that she was eligible for a free government cell phone. Hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries have been shown to be engaged in fraud, applying for and receiving numerous taxpayer-funded phones from multiple carriers. As Europe burns -- literally -- because its citizens are livid that their unsustainable hammock of government benefits is being shredded by fiscal reality, the United States must not continue down that path. But that is President Obama's path. The consequences of his ideology are playing out in the streets of Athens and Madrid as you read this. Are voters, and taxpayers in particular, paying attention?
UPDATE - Proof dispositive that pro-Obama ignorance crosses all demographic boundaries. This Barack backer, who admits to being a know-nothing on international events, does share his opinion that murdered US Ambassador Chris Stevens "had it coming." Revolting:
Obamavoter --Assassinated Libya Ambassador "had it coming"
Added bonus: Mitt Romney's going raise taxes on the middle class! But what if he cuts taxes on the middle class, which his plan actually calls for? Well, that wouldn't help either because...shut up, he's a liar. This is what we're up against. These are Ohio voters.
I did, and millions of others like me who pay extra on our phone bills.
That is correct
Just remember this ugly bitch when you’re cutting that check out to pay income tax in April. Just remember the hateful crap she spews about the people who pay for her “Obama phone”.
It’s really sickening what’s happening because of “hope and change”.
This welfare queen is a gift to the Romney campaign; once these clips hit YouTube there is nothing the “legacy media” can do to stop them from going viral. If Obama loses (and I believe he will), it will be due to the widespread distribution of this and other clips (”You didn’t build that”, “Cops acted stupidly”, etc.).
I’ve said for years that Obama makes his opponent’s best commercials himself; his supporters make some real doozies as well. Romney shouldn’t even mention them, and just let his attack dogs do the heavy lifting so that he’s the polite smiley guy (as Obama did in 2008).
So as I return from walking the dog and prepare to head off to work, it is comforting to know that all those with Obama phones are peacefully slumbering in their beds without a care in the world. Their big decision today will be what snack food items to purchase with their EBT cards and what to watch on their big-screen TVs.
FDR gave rural America electricity, through the Rural Electrification Administration, which also provided funding for telephone exchanges, where none had existed before.
In that zinc-plated, vacuum-tube, dirt-road era, much of America was just coming out of the 19th Century, when teams of horses were still the primary motive power on most of the farms, which were little above subsistence level.
Yet in the end, there was still a large number of farmers who remained adamantly opposed to FDR and the “New Deal”, and they remained a potent force, simply because their numbers were so great it was impractical to compel all of them to comply. When the Second World War broke out, this legion of yeoman country folk provided the breadbasket necessary to feed and clothe land and sea military forces operating thousands of miles away, despite the strictures that were placed on how much income they were “supposed” to make. The prices of their products were set by the “Office of Price Administration”, a study in the micromanagement practiced by the New Deal administrators, and yet, the supply lines always managed to be full, even while it was next to impossible to buy replacement equipment for that which failed or was essential for continued operation.
“Make it do, wear it out, use it up, do without” became the unofficial motto of these balky old dirt farmers, and it was impressed on the whole next generation.
I know. I was there.
This article explains why tax resistance is appropriate.
If the “American Safety Net” is not connected to tried and true American values, then it is a socialistic enterprise. We have required little of the able-bodied recipients of government aid and have, in effect, given birth to a new breed of American, one who is both disconnected from self-reliance and is unwilling to connect the largesse to invisible chains and bondage.
A true safety net would place limitations on the total package of aid, would come with a proscription for weaning oneself away from the very need for the aid, and would place a deadline at which time the aid would cease.
It is, after all, a net, not a lifestyle.
Now, now. They need that phone in case they have to call in sick to work....
Is this “welfare queen” the same one that was interviewed in Detroit? The one who was lined up for “free money” from Obama’s “stash”.
Our tax dollars at work. A tax revolt will soon be coming. Many of us are tired of footing the bill for these slugs.
Work is for suckas.. I got me free obama stuff
It is amazing how cheaply some will sell their souls.
Interesting program. The program gives you a free phone with an assortment of various providers to select from as an option. The program allows you 250 free minutes per month and an opportunity to gain additional free minutes as a bonus if you recruit additional users to take advantage of the program. I am sure the recent press will rapidly increase the cost well beyond one and a half billion.
1.6 Billion..... Good grief that’s a lotta phones phone bills WE paid for.
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12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.
May it be soon, O Lord ... may it be soon.
The really scary thing is, people that pathetically uninformed, narrow minded, and selfish have just as much say in determining who our next “leader” is as you or I do. Have fun trying to sleep with that thought rattling around in your brain. Though I wouldn’t want it any other way - unlike liberals I don’t want to silence my opposition. I do wish they would take the time to get better informed.
People like this woman really have no skin in the game at all. She probably never paid a penny of income tax in her entire life. She was probably born to a welfare mom who paid nothing for her birth. She most likely has children of her own which she paid nothing for their births either. She has probably been living on welfare checks and food stamps her entire life.
She’s a poster child for why welfare without work and govt dependency is destructive to the people who become dependent on them.
I think we can and should do better and I think it’s high time we start.