America Has Become an Entitlement Society

When Mother Jones leaked a video of Mitt Romney at a May 2012 fundraiser explaining that he won’t be able to reach some voters “who are dependent on government” and “who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it,” they threw gasoline onto the liberal media machine that has been working diligently to characterize Romney as a cold-hearted profiteer.

Seizing the opportunity, the Obama campaign converted the Romney tape into a political ad, reinforcing the Republican candidate’s negative image in the press.

Delivery aside, Romney’s basic point was right — America has become an entitlement society, and those on the receiving end of government support will vote for Obama.


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