The New Republican Math

Chief Romney campaign strategist Stuart Stevens:

On Nov. 6, Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income. That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters.

Median household income — the line that separates the top half of Americans from the bottom half — was $50,502 in 2011. However generously you define “middle class” in Our Exceptional Classless America, half that class earns less.

Yes, the Republican Party has problems, but as we go forward, let’s remember that any party that captures the majority of the middle class must be doing something right.

You go on writing off 47 percent of Americans, folks. We’ll see you in 2016.

Mitt Romney: A good man. The right fight. [WaPo]

8 comments:

3:29 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

By “right fight”, Stevens apparently means “campaign for the President of the Confederacy” – because that’s the only one Mittens had a shot at winning.

Also we must have all moved to Lake Wobegon if “the majority of the middle class” is above the median income…

4:05 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

Pie is good.

4:21 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

Wow if carrying the majority of far-white AmeriKKKan households making more than $50K during the ongoing middle-class implosion is their definition of suck-sess, then by 2016 they should take a full 35% 30% 20% of the vote!

4:49 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

@¡Andrew!: the ongoing middle-class implosion

Yup. Median household income is down something like $5,000 since the 2008 crash.

5:48 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

Hmm, I don’t feel wealthy… and I didn’t vote for Willard.
Why do I still feel so 47%?

I need a shower or something. I feel dirty.

6:06 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

Guess all we need then is a minimum wage that affords all workers at least $50,000 in income and the GOP will start winning elections again.

10:12 pm • Wednesday • November 28, 2012

Somehow I don’t think all these engineers and related IT folks out here in the nine-county Peoples’ Republic of the Bay Area who gave money and voted for Black Eagle in an overwhelming majority have a median (or mean) wage of less than $50K.

@Serolf Divad: +1

10:57 pm • Thursday • November 29, 2012

That is a nice looking pie. The crust looks deliciously crunchy.

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