Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney's 47% line was simply another coded race reference

Mitt's 47% remarked to donors that is now so much in the news was simply another example of Mitt Romney taping out the coded reference to race.

I'll let David Frum explain,
When you ask white Americans to estimate the black population of the United States, the answer averages out at nearly 30%. Ask them to estimate the Hispanic population, and the answer averages out at 22%. So when a politician or a broadcaster talks about 47% in "dependency," the image that swims into many white voters' minds is not their mother in Florida, her Social Security untaxed, receiving Medicare benefits vastly greater than her lifetime tax contributions; it is not their uncle, laid off after 30 years and now too old to start over. No, the image that comes into mind is minorities on welfare.

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