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    Politifact has rated this ad by the Obama campaign as partly true.
    The speaker in the ad stated:

    47% of the people will vote for the president no matter what        

    True: when the choice is this stark the 47% will be joined by  many more as well

    who are dependent on government

    half true:  Actually all citizens are dependent upon government

    who believe that they are victims


    who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them

    indeterminate: the statement is not specific to the meaning of "care for them"

    Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it


    my job is not to worry about those people

    false: assuming Mr. Romney was referring to the job of president then his statement is false. The president's job is to worry about all the citizens not just those who will vote for him.

    I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives

    true: The statement is true because in it Mr. Romney assumes a falsehood - that 47% of people (those who do not pay income taxes) are personally irresponsible. so his statement that he cannot convince them to vote for him is true but not for the reason he states. Instead it is true for the reason that people who are called irresponsible when they are not irresponsible are not likely to vote for their accuser

    Slow thinkers - keep right

    by Dave the Wave on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 01:25:56 PM PDT

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