Obama to a group of ultra-rich Hollywood liberals:

…there are a whole bunch of structural reasons why Washington isn’t working as well as it should. But the principal reason is that there is just a fundamental difference in what we as Democrats believe and what this particular brand of Republicans that we’ve got in Congress believes,” he said.

Meaning Republicans who want limited government for both principled and practical reasons.

“…And the congenital problem that Democrats have is in midterms especially, we don’t vote. Our voters are younger, they’re more likely to be minority. And because they’re more likely to be struggling, they’re not always paying attention when the president — presidential candidate isn’t on the ballot. And so you’ve got a self-fulfilling prophecy — people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system; those who don’t believe that government can do anything are empowered; gridlock reigns and we get this downward spiral of even more cynicism and more dysfunction.”

Isn’t this just another way of phrasing Mitt Romney’s 47% “gaffe?”

Or, any government will that robs Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul, except when Paul is too lazy to pay attention to the hand that feeds him.