s skippy the bush kangaroo: go ahead, mr. romeny, tell us how you really feel

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, September 17, 2012

go ahead, mr. romeny, tell us how you really feel

david corn, over @ mother jones, expounds about a secret video in which mitt romney, talking to a room of the 1 percenters, exposes his true feelings about half of america:

during a private fundraiser earlier this year, republican presidential candidate mitt romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support president barack obama. he dismissed these americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in november, romney replied:

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.
romney went on: "[m]y job is is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
apparently parts of this video have been floating around youtube for a few weeks, but david is the one that brought it into mainstream media.

things just aren't going well for romney. on top of the mean girl politico piece, which gossips that his campaign is in tatters (she-dooby), romney is not going to win over any undecided voters who hear what he really thinks of them.

as brad de long puts it,

note that if:

• you make $60,000
• you are married with three minor children
• you tithe 10% to the cjclds
• you pay $3000 in state and property taxes
• you spend $1000 in job expenses and tax preparation fees
• you have $5000 in child care expenses

then, according to romney, you are a moocher.
and, on a personal note, may we just say how good it feels to have the gop field a candidate whose campaigning skills make mike dukakis look like ronald reagan.
posted by skippy at 8:34 PM |


Romney is his own worst enemy.
Keep talking Mitt-- great job!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:11 PM PDT  
Mr. Romney finally speaks from the heart.

He will dismiss 47% of Americans as beneath his consideration. He will be the President of the 53% (or whatever percentage of the population votes for him.)

This was no gaffe.
A gaffe is when one misspeaks.
This was not a mistake.
Mr. Romney was telling it as he believed.

For the first time, we hear a man speaking confidently, eloquently, because he is saying what he believes.

Who knew. We had thought he was just a candidate uncomfortable with oratory. No, he was a man who was hiding what he really believed and unable to do it artfully.

Yes, Mr. Romney has finally told the truth.
And that is the problem.

Goodbye, Mr. Romney.
Go away.
Go to your multiple homes, or to Switzerland or to the Caymans or wherever else you can be with your millions (or is it billions?)
Go away and don't come back.
commented by Blogger DGarr, 6:35 AM PDT  

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