Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Willard Romney's Contempt for Half of America

As if his campaign hasn't been imploding enough over the last couple of months, now a new video that was recorded surreptitiously at a fundraiser full of millionaires in Boca Raton has surfaced.

In it, Willard Romney expresses his disdain and contempt for HALF of the American population -- 150 million people -- claiming they are "dependent on  government, who believe they are victims. My job is not to worry about these people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

Got that? HALF of America is a bunch of lazy bums and parasites that Willard cannot waste his time worrying about, despite his fantasy of becoming president of the whole country.

If this is supposed to be the dog whistle that the rightwingers usually use to disparage minorities, here are the latest demographics: America's black population is 12% and hispanics are at 15%. That adds up to 27%, assuming he and his erudite, elitist pals believe every single member of these groups is lazy, out of work and on the public dole. So who are the other 23%? Must be those lazy, good for nothing white seniors, the poor, the disabled and ex-military personnel who receive those much maligned "entitlements" -- which in actuality are owed to them.

This video was shot -- and shows what goes on -- behind closed doors when Willard feels comfortable, at home, and believes he can talk candidly with "his kind of people".

Remember, as you watch this very short video, that Willard is talking about you in those condescending tones.

This guy, who claims everyone voting for President Obama is "looking for free stuff," is trying desperately to get elected to give himself millions in tax breaks.

Excerpt from the article:

Here was Romney raw and unplugged—sort of unscripted. With this crowd of fellow millionaires, he apparently felt free to utter what he really believes and would never dare say out in the open. He displayed a high degree of disgust for nearly half of his fellow citizens, lumping all Obama voters into a mass of shiftless moochers who don't contribute much, if anything, to society, and he indicated that he viewed the election as a battle between strivers (such as himself and the donors before him) and parasitic free-riders who lack character, fortitude, and initiative. Yet Romney explained to his patrons that he could not speak such harsh words about Obama in public, lest he insult those independent voters who sided with Obama in 2008 and whom he desperately needs in this election. These were sentiments not to be shared with the voters; it was inside information, available only to the select few who had paid for the privilege of experiencing the real Romney.

Read the whole article written by David Corn, exclusively in Mother Jones.

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