While the media pounces on Mitt Romney’s very real assessment that 47% of the population won’t vote for him because they believe there is no problem with dependence on government, let’s look at what they are really attempting to say. The media and the Democrats are essentially putting forward the argument that Mitt Romney will ignore half the population when governing and hold open contempt for them.
Now let’s consider the presidency of Barack Obama. After candidate Obama wrote off over half of our nation by saying we were just bitterly clinging to God and guns, he went on to hold open contempt for us while governing.
He ignored well over 47% of the population when we pleaded with him to stay out of health care.
He ignored a large percentage of our population when we pleaded with him not to take our nation further into debt to bail out the auto industry.
He ignored us by refusing to pass a budget for three years, shutting down the transparent government he promised to deliver.
He ignored us when we sent a new government to Washington during the 2010 elections, deciding instead not to find a way to substantially shrink the size of government.
He has ignored those of us asking not to be scanned and prodded at airports. He has ignored those of us asking to know what went wrong in the Fast and Furious gunrunning program, instead hiding behind executive privilege.
He has ignored Republicans as a whole by continually refusing to include our opposing voices when forming policy or charting out a direction for our nation.
At nearly every turn, Barack Obama has legislated and acted without consulting a very large percentage of our nation or paying attention to millions of Americans demanding the government stay out of their lives. He has shown contempt in word and deed for anyone who thinks differently than he does or opposes his policies. His representatives labeling us in the most outrageous and bitter terms.
So while the media races to tear down Mitt Romney for pointing out the obvious, they ignore the fact that this president has acted with hostility toward a large percentage of our population, choosing instead to spend our money, grow our debt and to push forward with new restrictions on our liberty.