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View Diary: Caught on Tape: GOP Phone Bank Volunteer in Florida making bigoted remarks and more. (106 comments)

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  •  It's not non-sensical (8+ / 0-)

    It makes perfect sense if you examine it in the light of the Republican mission to divide the electorate by scapegoating the poor, so that even the poor themselves scapegoat other poor.  The idea is that there are hard-working, deserving people who benefit legitimately from respectable government programs like unemployment insurance, Social Security and Medicare, and then there are the shiftless leeches who game the system for all it's worth and spend their time watching TV eating steak they bought with food stamps.  It's an age-old technique to divide and conquer that exploits a common human tendency to blame others for circumstances beyond their control.  And it's why so many 47%ers fail to see themselves as the objects of Romney's comments.

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