No mention of the “magical” 47% and its correlation with the percentage of people who don’t pay income taxes...
This ought to be well played up.
The left thought they had a “Romney killer” with that “gaffe”, but it turns out to be very true.
To a leftist, telling the truth about them or their ideology is “hate speech”.
NPR is deeply saddened.
Here is the latest from RCP...
NPR 48-47, Romney +1 (D+4)
Pew Research 47-47, Tie (D+1)
Rasmussen Reports 49-47, Romney +2 (D+4)
ABC News/Wash Post 49-49, Tie (D+7)
Gallup 51-46, Romney +5 (R+1)
IBD/TIPP 44-45, Obama +1 (D+7)
Politico/GWU/Battleground 48-49, Obama +1 (D+4)
Overall Avg, 48-47 Romney +1 (D+4)
Now if you take that average sample of D+4 and move it to what Gallup says is going to happen (R+1), it’s Romney 51-46. Exactly what Gallup shows.
The 47% NUMBER is true.
What is false is to claim that it correlates to people who don’t pay federal income taxes.
In terms of WHO will vote for Obama no matter what.
Obama will get millions of votes from rich liberals. From upper middle class liberals. All of whom pay federal income tax.
Romney will get millions of votes from lower middle class and working poor voters, most of whom do not make enough money to owe federal income tax.
I post this truth every chance I get, but there’s so much misstatement, so little time.
And that’s why Romney and Ryan distanced themselves from the original statement Mitt made at that fundraiser.
They said that Romney did not state it in the exact way he meant it. He had an inarticulate moment, they both said.
I’m telling you, the reason they knew he was off kilter in HOW he said it, is because they looked at the statement he made and they realized, too late, that he was right about the number 47%, but he was WRONG that those who will vote Obama no matter what are the same ones who don’t pay federal income taxes.
They realized, too late, that plenty of people who pay federal taxes will vote Obama, and plenty of people who don’t make enough to owe the Feds will vote for Romney.
And feast on this nugget: The broader point Romney was trying to make got lost in the shuffle...he was saying, too many people have become too dependent on the government, and that’s not good.
Oh boy, you can kick the 47% completely to the curb if you just wanted to, and instead, simply argue the broader point Romney was trying to make, and you’ve got a WINNER!