September 20, 2012

Playing the Percentages

Hatched by Korso

So it turns out that the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is not 42, but is, in fact, 47 -- 47% to be precise, at least according to the media meme propagated after Mitt Romney got busted for acting like a conservative in front of a bunch of other conservatives at a conservative fundraiser. I have to say, though, that the MSM reaction has not been without some laughs. It's rather like hearing some guy who went to a King Crimson show go on a rant about how he was shocked, shocked that the guy next to him was smoking pot. What is this world coming to?

In the meanwhile, that same MSM can't seem to muster more than a sniff when it comes to El Presidente's latest admission that he thinks wealth redistribution is a good idea. I'm actually starting to wonder if reporters have been living in a reality distortion field for so long, they're incapable of functioning in the real world -- not that I blame them. After all, an unemployment rate of 5% under George W. Bush signaled the worst economy since the Great Depression -- whereas under Barack Obama, a rate of 8.1% means a rosy recovery is in full swing! I don't know what it is that the MSM are drinking, but I sure wish I had some.

It all makes me wonder how we got to the point where making an entirely reasonable claim is controversial, while the most outrageous claptrap is accepted as the conventional wisdom. Yes, yes, among Romney's 47% there are doubtless hard working people who do their fair share even though they pay no net federal income tax; but don't kid yourself that having so large a chunk of the population drawing some form of government check represents a dangerous state of affairs. If you doubt that in the least, ask yourself: Is it a healthy thing when more people in a given quarter are applying for disability than for jobs? I don't think so.

That's the conversation we as a nation need to be having. If Mitt Romney's "inarticulate" remarks spark one, then so much the better.

Hatched by Korso on this day, September 20, 2012, at the time of 12:32 PM


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