I grew up “In the Land of Sky Blue Waters.” I know those people, my people. I know how they feel about government, how they feel about compassion and how they feel about responsibility.
I know what it’s like to have a neighbor lose a barn to fire. I know what it’s like to have the community come together to rebuild that barn, to donate seed and feed, horses and cattle. I know what it’s like to have a barn raising.
I know what those people in the New York Times article are getting at, hinting at and struggling with.
Recently Mitt Romney made a statement that many, on both sides, are using to against him. From the Blue, Romney is being attacked on that comment by having it taken out of context. The left is going to say that Romney said:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that he’s “not concerned about the very poor,”
When in fact he said:
“I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it,” the Republican front-runner said Wednesday on CNN, following his victory in the Florida primary.
Be that as it may, it’s election politics and the tactic is used by both the Red and the Blue.
But is the statement true?