Mitt Romney Is Not Here For 47% of You

Mitt(ens) Romney aspires to be at the helm of the highest U.S. government office. However, I'm not sure how he can reconcile being the President of the United States with his disdain for the working-class and the poor and his perpetuation of class-division. Anything less than wealthy is nothing more than sheer, unadulterated laziness as far as he and his ilk are concerned. 

Proving just how out-of-touch and misinformed he is, Romney was secretly recorded making several incendiary statements about Obama supporters while in the company of people of his fellow millionaires, during a [$50,000 a plate] fundraiser at the home of private-equity manager [and sex-party aficianado] Marc Leder, on May 17. One of the most notable comments he spewed...
"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 further stated, “[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." 

And bemoaned his father not being born to Mexican parents: “Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot of winning this."

… In addition to employing his ubiquitous, disingenuous, and patronizing narrative of not having been born with a “silver spoon” …
"I have inherited nothing. There is a perception, 'Oh, we were born with a silver spoon; he never had to earn anything and so forth.' Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America."
David Corn of Mother Jones exclusively released several clips of the secretly recorded speech to the magazine’s website. 

As appalling as Romney’s statements were, I can’t say that I’m surprised in the least. This latest public gaffe more-or-less confirms, for those of us who saw through his public fa├žade, who he really is and what he stands for… and what he stands for would only seek to benefit a certain segment of the population while further punishing marginalizing everyone else. In an attempt to extinguish the controversy, Romney delivered a half-assed explanation, saying his comments weren’t “elegantly stated.”  

I realize many of you have grown thoroughly disenchanted with U.S. politics and the players in the race, but it’s absolutelyessential that you exercise your right to vote people. At the very least, make an appearance at your nearest polling station as you continue to mull whether or not you want to be bothered.

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