[[ The ideal strategy is for conservatives, Republicans and Tea Party members to ridicule and disrespect this group of people. ]]
I _am_ one of those people (one of the 364,000 who receive Railroad Retirement benefits).
No matter what one may think of Mitt Romney (I didn't like him but voted for him anyway), he was DEAD RIGHT with his "47% comment" that got ridiculed by the press.
It's not even 47% any more.
Now it's around 49.2%.
Soon it will exceed 50%, and keep on climbing.
But there is a distinction which must be drawn.
There is one group of this 49% that can be called "the deserving entitlees". These are folks who worked and contributed to the system, such as Social Security recipients, RR retirement people (like me), veterans (utilizing the VA system benefits), etc.
Then there is the other part, who comprise "the UNdeserving entitlees". They never worked for anything, and have no intention of doing so. Yet they get benefits pushed at them that in some cases exceed that of the deserving entitlees. Think food stamps, EBT, ObamaPhones, Section 8.
I will hazard a guess that a larger number of deserving entitlees than you think, support the Republicans, the Tea Party, or both.
The undeserving entitlees will NEVER support conservatism or conservative ideals. They must be written off. They will vote for the democrats forever.
In order for conservatives to have a hope of exercising influence over the future of the land, it's imperative that we drive a "political wedge" between those entitlees who are deserving, and those who are not.