As some may have noticed, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has been drawing attention to himself lately with his 47-percent speech. The speech was given at a private fundraising event on May 17th in front of a small crowd, and recent videos of the speech have spread over the internet. (See Video Attached)
Now, when I initially heard the words spoken in this speech, I had an immediate urge to expose the words spoken as divisive and pig-headed. Then I held back upon coming to the conclusion that if I add more attention (as if it hasn't gotten enough already), then my actions would simply contradict what I can't stand about the speech itself.
For some reason, whether it be hearing about this speech over and over again through media outlets and social media or whatnot, the main premise of these words still stir unrest in my mind. And well...resistance became futile.
How in the world can someone assume that because one votes a certain way, and is consistent in their resolve, they are one of a group of "victims" who either pay no taxes or are completely dependent on government to survive? How can a man that is running for President of the United States of America belittle the masses, and actually believe in his chances of gaining the trust of the majority of voters in November?
I could spend time citing the facts in relation to Romney's comments, and break down the lack of truth in this argument but that has been done by countless fact checkers and news outlets this week. I could go on the attack and point out flaws in Romney's own tax record, or unpatriotic methods of tax evasion, but once again, it has been done.
Instead I'll express my disdain by waking up early, and dragging my entitlement earning, government dependent, tax-paying behind to polls on Nov. 6 before heading to my nonunion, corporate-funded, private sector job and place my vote for someone that doesn't lump me into the 47 percent of Americans that he can't seem to find a way to relate to.