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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Funny, the loser grandson of the worst President in history, Carter; trying to help the worst President in history.
Mitt doesn't have a propaganda machine in ABCNBCPBSBBCMSNBCYAHOO, he has his faith his love for our country and millions of us.
You want what Barry wants? There are plenty of counties already there! They are broke with high crime, few rights left, squandered billions, but you'd love it!
SPAIN, PORTUGAL, GREECE, UK, IRELAND, ETC ETC.
Why the long wait since May for the story to break? Appears to be "news managing" by the press to help Obama now that the ### has hit
the fan in the Middle East. Yes, some of the 46-47% include seniors now on Social Security and Medicare. BUT, those folks paid into the
government mandated system for decades and are now cashing out. What none of the press has disclosed are the numbers who are
benefiting from all the government programs without ever contributing a dime. Glad we got a presidential candidate willing to speak out.
Just watched the video in it's entirity. It's obvious what we have here is yet another case of msm, with it's head up Obama's ash, taking a video of a republican candidate out of context and blowing it way out of proportion.
Of COURSE Romney cares about 100% of the population.
He wants 100% of the population to have safety, live in a strong economy, access to education, freedom, opportunity, pursuit of happiness, etc. All the things a government SHOULD provide.
What he does not want to do is try to support an entire population financially.
If you can not understand that it should not be government's role to support those who wont support themselves, and that any government that attempts to do so is on a self-destructive path to diseaster, than I suppose you'll never get it.
Unless of course we need to maintain the warfare/welfare state we're currently drowning in.
One thing is for sure.. neither Rmoney or nObama is going to do anything to help.
If I had been born to be an irresponsible and feckless leader in our corrupt government then I would be a winner. But because I am a college educated (paid for 80-percent of it), and an unemployed 58-year-old who was cut loose because an oil company said that I would have job until somebody didn't like me and then I would not, well that makes me a loser. And if I have to break into my phony pension (my 401K) the government still wants its 32-percent income tax, or else.
And what about that 47-percent? The one out of every six Americans on foods stamps. The nerve of those losers who live in country where you either work or you starve. And what about those tens of millions of American school children who rely upon the school lunch and breadfast programs as the sole source of nutrition? Stupid kids. The loser Chicago school teachers can't even have a decent strike because the schools have to remain open to feed the children. And what about the one out of every two college graduates that are either under-employed or unemployed, who are living in their parent's basements, in debt up to their eyeballs. What losers!
Funny, but from where I'm standing, it's the Mitt Romneys and the Barack Obamas that are the losers.
Of course Romney is right - half the people in this country are idiots - just look at the main stream media and the fact of who elected our current President !! What a shame.
wow...were is the obama just blew it? the middle east is blowing up.what crickets ? ..or unemployment at almost 50 months over 8% when he said it would never reach it...or the lowest number in work force since the 1970s ...what crickets?..how about the us dollar at all time low? and credit rating slipping? what still crickets??
Perform a jujitsu/judo maneuver and vote for Obama. Then withdraw from the system as suggested. This will effectively put your elbows between the breast plates of the federal government as you throw it over your shoulder and land on it.
Once the shock and awe clears the 47%s mind, they will be enlightened of reality.
Something to think about....
We called our insurance company this morning to proudly take our kids of state health care. We were told in order to do that they would have to rewrite our policy. Since I had back surgery in the last year we were told that the company would add the kids but drop coverage on me and my wife. She suggested we not do it and keep the kids on the state coverage or we would be without coverage. I am the 47 percent. That was today. That is the state of health care in this country. Re-read that a whole bunch of times until it sinks in.
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