Welfare the New Racist Code Word

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In a speech in Illinois Tuesday, Romney praised Clinton and Republicans for saying “they did not want a culture of dependency to grow in our country, but instead wanted people to have the blessings of work.” By contrast, he said, “President Obama, in just the last few days, has tried to reverse that accomplishment, by taking the work requirement out of welfare. That is wrong, if I’m president I’ll put work back in welfare"

I smell desperation.
It’s one thing when campaign supporters and even surrogates issue scurrilous attacks on their candidate’s opponent— both sides have done some of this — but it’s another thing altogether when those
accusations become a central line of attack stemming from the candidate himself.
Earlier this week, Mitt Romney claimed that President Obama had moved to eliminate the work requirement for welfare recipients.CHARLES M. BLOW