Apparently the 2012 election has not ended, yet.
President Obama gave a simple “no comment” in response to Mitt Romney and the Republican party candidates’ platform of helping the middle class and ending poverty.
On a retreat with House democrats, Obama referenced “[a] former presidential candidate,” who suddenly cares deeply about poverty, despite remarks made during his last bid for the White House.
During the 2012 election process, Romney was caught on video talking about the 47 percent of Americans who, according to Romney, “believe they are victims [and] who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them.”
I’m pleased to see that Romney will not be making another bid for the White House, because he is, apparently, now in the corner of those people who he was judging during his previous try.
Romney, along with the rest of the Republicans, are showing an excellent amount of hypocrisy in making poverty their main issue, because the very people Romney now wants to help are actually victims who are going to need the help from the government that Romney never supported.
If Romney wants to pretend that he cares about the poor and the needy, then he should have started acting like he cares a few years ago.
According to Romney, he can not convince the 47 percent of voters “that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
I know these comments were made a couple of years ago, but they still hold weight in the upcoming election. Romney has shown an almost hatred for people who do not have the same level of comfort and disposable income as he.
The amusing part of all of this is that Obama is letting himself become more and more honest in the things he says in public.
“That’s great. Lets do something about it,” Obama said in reply to Romney wanting to help the less fortunate. Obviously, the president was showing a small amount of annoyance with the current state of the political climate.
Republicans have officially stolen a long-standing position of the Democratic Party and are attempting to make it their own, despite the obvious hypocrisy in the situation.
“I consider imitation the highest form of flattery,” said Obama on the current changes to the Republicans’ running platform.
Time will tell how much of an issue this will become in the presidential debates in the months and years to come.