Countless rightwing bloggers have been hawking the excuse that President Obama won re-election because he promised moochers "free stuff." This salves the trauma most true believers experienced on November 6 and allows them to ignore the real reasons President Obama and the Democrats won. Facing that reality is too harsh, so the fallback is to blame the forty-seven percenters for wanting the government to give them goodies.
But reality is quite the opposite. This map published online in the NYTimes shows us exactly what part of the US receives the most government "goodies," and it's not, for the most part, the liberal northeast or other so-called liberal enclaves of moochers and ne'er-do-wells that extremist GOPers love to blame for their defeat.
Here's the map.
I don't expect the truth illustrated by this map to sink into the cemented ideology that they have used as the basis of their complaints--people who wanted "free stuff" elected President Obama. The "moochers," for the most part, are living in the states that bought into that false idea and rejected Mr. Obama.
And the 47 percenters Romeny wrote off? Where do they live?