Mother Jones has obtained a hidden video of Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraiser filled with an elite group of wealthy campaign contributors. In the video, Romney reveals his thoughts on President Obama’s supporters, saying
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
In layman’s English, what does this all mean? Let those 47% explain to you below.
Mitt Romney video translation: “47% of Americans are worthless mooches, and I don’t care about them.”
— Mitchell Hargrave (@mhargrave) September 17, 2012
Sorry, but if you think 47% of Americans are useless, lazy, income tax dodging slobs looking for hand outs, you maybe shouldn’t be President
— Kerri Jarema (@kerrajar) September 17, 2012
A glimpse of the real Romney: cold, contemptuous of struggling Americans. Despicable & utterly unfit to be President. mobile.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2…
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 18, 2012
Devastating for Romney: he thinks you’re a victim. Secret Video Released: motherjones.com/politics/2012/…”
— Touré (@Toure) September 18, 2012
“My job is not to worry about those [150 million U.S.] people.” ~Mitt Romney #RomneyEncore
— Patricia Milton (@PatriciaMilton) September 18, 2012
Enormous scoop for Mother Jones: motherjones.com/politics/2012/…Mitt Romney says all Obama voters are deadbeats who don’t pay income taxes.
— John Gruber (@gruber) September 18, 2012