In case you missed it, Mitt Romney put his foot in his mouth again, this time disparaging people who don’t pay income taxes. Mother Jones posted audiotape of him grousing at a private campaign event that he doesn’t care about those voters because they vote for Obama.
Maybe some of them did vote for Obama, but a lot of them probably vote Republican. That’s because 8 of the 10 states with the highest numbers of non-payers are red states, according to TheAtlantic.com. I’m guessing you won’t hear that fact on Fox News.
TheAtlantic.com also says:
One of the best critiques of Romney comes from conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks, who said:
It suggests that Romney doesn’t know much about the culture of America. Yes, the entitlement state has expanded, but America remains one of the hardest-working nations on earth. Americans work longer hours than just about anyone else. Americans believe in work more than almost any other people. Ninety-two percent say that hard work is the key to success, according to a 2009 Pew Research Survey.
Romney defended himself during a press conference late yesterday evening.
Romney’s gaffe just cost him the election, concludes Bloomberg.com writer Josh Barro. Do you agree?
New York State’s Court of Appeals has a strange way of interpreting the state’s sexual assault laws. The court has ruled that grinding against an unconsenting person in a packed subway car — even to the point of orgasm — is not a felony, because the assailants don’t use force while committing a crime. Because the crime is just a misdemeanor, a 27-year-old man arrested and charged in connection with 3 counts of it, will avoid prison time and receive 3 years probation instead.
City Councilman Jumaane Williams got into another dustup with the NYPD — this time a photo showed a cop shoving him in the chest during an Occupy Wall Street rally Monday night.