CRITICISM OF HILLARY IS
RACISM — SAY WHAT?!
During the election campaign of 2012, a video was circulated showing GOP candidate Mitt Romney remarking to a group of supporters that 47 percent of the population benefitted from some government program.
It was a simple, factual observation on his part. But it was immediately spun by the media into “proof” of millionaire Romney’s disdain for the financial struggles faced by most Americans and an indication that, if elected, he would slash critical social programs.
Today, Romney’s 47-percent comment is often cited as a huge gaffe — the downward turn in his campaign. My own view is that he had stumbled onto a snappy soundbite and a powerful theme which could have been used to great effect, given broad voter resentment expressed in the Tea Party enthusiasm of the time.