Mitt Romney told the truth while speaking to some supporters back in May. Someone filmed it, and the leftist site Mother Jones is displaying the video. Omigod! Romney's in trouble now! He told the truth!
Romney said 47% of American citizens will vote for Obama, no matter what, because (1) they pay no income taxes and don't care about tax cuts, (2) they see themselves as victims that the government is obligated to support.
Actually, per Rush, the figure is really 49%. However, Romney might have an an opportunity to win some of these voters by giving them a choice. Do they want to live in a society divided between the Makers and the Takers (with them in the latter category), or do they want to live in an Opportunity society where they have a chance to create a better life for themselves?
If Romney's truthful statement is a big GOTCHA, then let's have more of them. This political campaign needs truth, even unpopular truth, so voters can make informed decisions.
And so we do have some more political truth. Romney also said the Palestinians have no desire for peace with Israel. He is completely correct. The Palestinians, by way of their hateful, violent and intolerant religion, want Israel to disappear, along with all of its Jewish inhabitants. All of these political machinations in which our leaders pretend to "broker peace" or find a "two state solution" are just games, played for their political effect. They have no chance of succeeding and never did.
The middle east violence will never cease unless Islam reforms itself, and that won't happen without some serious incentive...like the threat of nuking Mecca and Medina.