Ralph Reed’s FFC Group Echoes Romney’s 47 percent in flier
When Romney spoke of the forty seven percent it wasn’t just poor phrasing unless he meant that Ralph Reed’s phrasing in the new FFC flier is better. It also appears that Mark Levin is the new spokesperson for the religious right.
— BY ANDY KROLL
But wait—Reed’s Obama flame-throwing doesn’t end there. That Faith and Freedom Coalition mailer also included 10 more pages of inflammatory, debunked, and malicious rhetoric, a right-wing grab bag of Obama hatred. In this letter to potential voters, Reed claims that Obama wants an America where “government bureaucrats micromanage every aspect of your life,” the taxman “seizes most of what you earn,” and death panels—yes, those fictional death panels—determine whether you live or die. Reed insists that Obama will destroy capitalism and replace it with “Socialistic economic theories.”
Here’s the most inflammatory line: If Obama wins reelection, “he can complete America’s destruction.” This warning, naturally, is presented in bold print.
Does Reed truly believe Obama is bent on the ultimate destruction of the nation? An FFC spokeswoman declined to respond to requests for comment.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition letter, which was mailed out in recent weeks, echoes Romney’s “47 percent” comments, as revealed by Mother Jones. In this case, though, Reed’s group says 45 percent of the electorate is comprised of Obama-voting government leeches. “That’s Obama’s base,” the letter says. “And he expands his base by creating more dependents on government.”
Reed, once hailed as the “Right Hand of God” on the cover of Time magazine, founded the Faith and Freedom Coalition in 2009. And his group is important for Romney. In 2008, 26 percent of all voters identified themselves as evangelicals or born-again Christians. Romney, a Mormon, is hardly an evangelical darling: He trailed Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum among evangelicals throughout the Republican presidential primary fight.