One of our Revoistas posted this picture to their Facebook account. What I’m guessing is his friend, posted this in reply:
I agree! But there is and was no such thing as a Obama phone, and I think it makes conservitives look stupid if we keep saying or thinking there is…
Here is my reply:
The key to understanding the Obama-phone issue in the proper context is understanding that people’s perceptions are often-times their reality.
The woman in the (now infamous) video, gave the phone program it’s name. No conservatives were calling it an Obama-Phone prior to the video which clearly shows that this woman (and ostensibly, many like her) think that Barack Obama is responsible for her getting a free cellphone.
Her perception, though dim-witted, is still her reality. To exploit her fallacious belief that Barack Obama gave her a free phone by pointing to an entitlement class who votes based on what can be given them for free, is completely in-bounds. Fair game, if you ask me.
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He is right about the program. Our government has been subsidizing phone service for decades.
Just because they’re offering cellphones now, doesn’t make it Barack Obama’s fault. Her believing, however, that it’s Barack Obama’s doing and voting for him based on the free swag that she believes he gives her, does put the impetus of moral responsibility squarely on the shoulders of those who support these handouts.
Barack Obama absolutely supports these handouts, thus – ipso facto – carry the “1″ – and it’s entirely fair to criticize him for supporting the entitlement society that creates buffoons like the woman in the video.