Romney could have been getting his cues from Limbaugh, who released this dreadful ditty a day before Mitt’s comments:
Obama is handing out gifts and all I got was this health insurance. And tax cuts. And civil rights. And an Obama Biden sticker. #ObamaGifts — Jeremy (@Jer_uh_me) November 16, 2012
Counties w/ the most food stamp growth vote GOP bloom.bg/XejxNn #OBAMAGIFTS — Arthur Delaney (@ArthurDelaneyHP) November 15, 2012
A reader writes:
My diabetic, marginally-employed brother is just the sort of person Romney is speaking of in his implication that the bribe of free healthcare won Obama the election. My brother doesn’t want or expect free health insurance. He just wants to be able to buy it.
You say that “Jindal seems to get it. Which is encouraging, don’t you think?” Not necessarily.
You quote Jindal as saying “we need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American Dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education…” Emphasis mine. Jindal is not saying that the Republican Party needs to CHANGE its policies; they just need to market them better to convince the voters that their policies help everyone whether they really do not. So lower taxes on the wealthy, increasing income inequality, Wall Street deregulation, etc – those are really going to help the middle class. Now if he had said that we, the Republican Party, need to change our policies, that would be a different matter. Then I might have some hope.
And he did hop on the bus in Iowa to vote down a pro-equality judge on the state court. Jindal does not want 100 percent of the voters. He wants to actively discriminate against 5 percent of us. Dish collection of #ObamaGift tweets here.