What Mitt Romney Really Said - Page 3
In the 2006 midterm election, 47 percent of people making $100,000 or more voted Democratic.
The numbers are fairly consistent although Democrats seem to capture a few more well-off voters each election cycle. Still, many middle-classers embrace the Republican trope because they can’t accept responsibility for either being gullible or being unsuccessful. The tragedy, of course, is that they were neither. Only in their old belief system would these self-doubts be possible. Only in their new belief system would their delusions be possible. Truth is they didn’t get rich. Another truth is that it wasn’t poor people that kept them from it. The final truth is that it was never likely that they would become rich. Most people don’t.
Democrats care about poor people but they aren’t the party of poor people. That’s just a lie that Republicans like to tell – mostly so they can feel more successful than they really are. Romney is doing the same thing; perhaps for the same reason.
Art courtesy of Mario Piperni. See more great political art at Mario’s website.