Did Mitt Romney just blow the election?
Comments caught on video reveal that the GOP candidate thinks half of Americans are losers. This is an utter disaster for his campaign.
You can mark my prediction now: A secret recording from a closed-door Mitt Romney fundraiser, released Monday by David Corn at Mother Jones, has killed Mitt Romney's campaign for president.
On the tape, Romney explains that his electoral strategy involves writing off nearly half the country as unmoveable Obama voters. As Romney explains, 47 percent of Americans "believe that they are victims." He laments: "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
So what's the upshot? "My job is not to worry about those people," he says. He also notes, describing President Obama's base, "These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax."
This is an utter disaster for Romney.
Romney already has trouble relating to the public and convincing people he cares about them. Now, he's been caught on video saying that nearly half the country consists of hopeless losers.
Romney has been vigorously denying President Obama's claims that his tax plan would raise taxes on the middle class. Now, he's been caught on video suggesting that low- and middle-income Americans are undertaxed.
That one is especially problematic, given the speculation about what's on his unreleased pre-2010 tax returns.
Corn tells us there are more embarrassing moments on segments of the video he hasn't released yet. Romney jokes that he'd be more likely to win the election if he were Hispanic. He makes some awkward comments about whether he was born with a "silver spoon" in his mouth.
But those are survivable. The really disastrous thing is the clip about "victims," and the combination of contempt and pity that Romney shows for anyone who isn't going to vote for him.
Romney is the most opaque presidential nominee since Nixon, and people have been reduced to guessing what his true feelings are. This video provides an answer: He feels that you're a loser. It's not an answer that wins elections.
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“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson
So,he's right and he said it. The truth is the truth. I will vote for him.
Romney – The Truth
47% of Americans consider themselves victims. Yes, THE TRUTH HURTS. Try more like 50%, and it comes from the jackass on top, who is still blaming the previous administration for all his problems. Americans have become a mentally sick group of people. The democratic socialist mentality of false victimization is what is destroying this country, and the jackass in chief knows it to be true.
The voters of this nation will get exactally the quality of government it deserves. The voter can either listen to the truth or be victimized by it. If you like the way things are going, vote for Obama, if not, vote for Romney. There's the truth. Like it or not.
Josh Barro is a loser. Romney merely states that he is looking for support from other than the 47% of Americans who pay nothing and receive handouts from the rest of us.
There are way too many on welfare, too many receiving food stamps, and too many receiving unemployment insurance for way too long. When 25% of discability claims are fraudulent, and those frauds receive social secirity payments they are unnecessarily diminishing an already troubled fund and instead, should be out looking for work.
There are 23Million people unemployed while Obama speaks of hope and change, (promises, promises . . .) but he has no ability to solve any problems .Obama refuses to work with Congress and somehow is unable to see why he cannot accomplish anything good for the country and the economy. Hei s the media's annointed one, but is vying to be named the worst president ever. He is converting America into a communist socialist republic.
Another four years of Obama will be the death of this country. The lazy cannot continue to shirk their responsibilities to earn a living and care for themselves and their families. The rest of us will balk at continued support of the societal leeches.
Romney earned his money. All of the complainers didn't. Jealousy will get you nothing. Try to emulate him and make your own fortune.
I love this crap! Our media is so untrustworthy that this is what is now considered news.
I don't think Romney ever had a chance to win and this comment won't change a thing.
Also, to be clear - this quote is being taken out of context and out of the audience for which it was intended. It doesn't mean that Romney won't govern 100% of Americans. He's talking about getting votes - he doesn't have to worry about getting votes from this 47% of Americans. It's probably accurate. What's wrong with that?
Oh wait, we prefer our politicians to lie to us. George Bush did it, and Obama does it. Hell, even Bubba Clinton - I did not have sex with that woman - did it. That's what we like because we just want to be sedated as a country. Please more morphine...
Romney is 100% correct, that is what is wrong with America today; too many people want to be lazy and rely on the government and then want to complain about how far south the economy has gone, instead of getting off their lazy butts and contribute to the solution. Stop making more kids than you can afford on your hard earned income, stop putting all your resources into narcotics, and go out and make something good of yourself.If you are able to reproduce you are able to work. in the words of Sean Payton, " Do Your Job".
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