If you have "no place to go," come here!

Well, now I know why The Obama started saying "middle class" every time he turned around, after the election

Sure, Romney campaign manager Stuart Stevens, but still:

On Nov. 6, Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income. That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters.

Our one-trick pony President's just doing what he does:

Going after Republican votes. Because the rest of us, ya know, we've got no place to go.


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Submitted by YesMaybe on

Galbraith described this in The Culture of Contentment. The basic idea was that it was all about stealing votes from the other party. Needless to say, it applies to policy as well as campaigning. I don't have the book or a picture of the passage, but I do have a picture of the footnote to the passage illustrating it with an anecdote:

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Submitted by tom allen on

Four million more people stayed away from Obama this year compared to 2008; that was one place people went. (Romney got roughly the same 60 million votes that McCain did.)

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Submitted by okanogen on

That link was so filled with bullshit it's hardly fair to even start. Prefacing it by saying "but still" doesn't do justice to the stupid there that tells you really all you need to know about why Romney lost. They are STILL blaming the 47%! His attitude is that people who make under $50K/year don't deserve to choose their government.

Plus, he drags in "African-American President" and "minorities". They can't leave the racist dog-whistles behind. Pathological!