The 'Great Rich Hope' and the unworthy 47%

Republican nominee Mitt Romney's candid comments to Republican donors revealed much more than muddled reasoning. It revealed a view of America that is alarming. This was the clearest example of a pure economic interpretation of our society, and the most blatant call for class warfare, heard from a presidential candidate since the 1930s.

Romney chooses to divide Americans between "the we," the worthy upper income, and "the they," the undeserving lower income. In his thinking, economic class is the final determinant of political choice. Thus he can see every one of the 47 percent of Americans who do not pay federal income tax as voting for President Obama. This is absurd. But he sees his mission as rallying the worthy, to save them from these Americans receiving Social Security, unemployment insurance, or Medicare.

In his own words his "job is not to worry about those people." For he is The Great Rich Hope.

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