Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, a video aired that claimed “government is the only thing we all belong to,” sparking an outrage among conservatives who quickly argued the opposite — that the government belongs to the American people. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also seized the opportunity to rally his base and tweeted Tuesday: “We don’t belong to government, the government belongs to us.”
And while the Obama campaign moved quickly to distance itself from the video and the statement, there are apparently plenty of attendees at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte who are thrilled to know they “belong to the government.”
Revealing Politics conducted a simple survey of several DNC attendees, asking one question: “How does it feel to belong to the government?” Completely oblivious that they were being set up, they answered honestly, revealing how differently the nation’s two parties view the role of government. Needless to say, absolute hilarity ensued — for conservatives anyway.
Here are the top 5 responses:
- “It feels like one big happy family to belong to the government, because if we feel that way, we are more safer [sic], um, we should feel the government should be able to help us and be able to take care of us.”
- “Who knows, I haven’t never had another feeling, so I can’t tell you how it feels not to belong to the government.”
- “Regardless of where you live, you are going to be owned by someone at some point.”
- “I believe that, but unfortunately the Republicans don’t.”
- “Feels great, I support that.”
Best of the Rest:
- “We all do belong to the government as U.S. citizens.”
- “We are all part of our community, a national community as Americans.”
- “It makes you feel united.”
Watch the entire video from Revealing Politics here:
And just for reference, here’s the video that played at the DNC:
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