Monday, September 17, 2012

Romney: Obama Voters Are Freeloaders-Video

UPDATE: 9/18The full video (40 minutes) of Mitt Romney’s Florida fundraiser speech is available onYouTube.

9/18 The American Conservative online, of all people, just released a map prepared by the conservative Tax Foundation showing which states have the highest proportion of residents that pay no Federal income taxes. I bet it will come as a surprise to Barack Obama when he finds out from where Mitt Romney says Democratic support is coming, (Top ten states in ratio of non-Federal-income-tax paying residents are in red. The lowest ten are in blue.)

“When he doesn't know a camera's rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for 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."

The rest of the article by David Corn can be found on Mother Jones.


  1. Romney supporters believe that. They believe they are victims of freeloaders. They believe they are the ones doing everything and that the freeloaders are stealing everything that they earned.

  2. Nice picture of Mitt. It'll really appeal to the base. Well, people have been asking for specifics and we finally got them. I don't think Romney has any desire to be president other than to say he accomplished something his father couldn't. This country doesn't need another W.

  3. Can't wait for the spin from your Anonymous Tea Party poster. On the bright side for Romney, at least he knows that 48, 49 % of voters are not voting for him, no matter what, which makes one wonder, why'd he run? This is the problem with the modern GOP and is why I left it after a quarter century: Tea Party hijacks the party, and can't find anyone better than this guy. Time to start picking the next loser for 2016. Perhaps the guy that made the inflammatory anti-Muslim film? The Tea Party wouldn't rule THAT out, would they?

  4. Romney must have visited Southbridge! I totally agree with him. Too many people nowadays expect handouts. Our country can't sustain people who don't want to do anything to make themselves better. So many social services to help (free college, free daycare, etc) but yet most, (I will admit, not all) do nothing. They keep having babies they can't support. Obama does nothing to end this cycle. I have worked full time all my life since I was 16. I am tired but I still have to work and barely make ends meet. No help with student loans,heat or food. Time for the Middle Class to start speaking out. No, he does not have to worry about the poor. The US takes care of them already but no one helps the working Joe.

    1. If you're looking for a candidate that's concerned about the working Joe, it's not Romney.

  5. OMG!

    Maybe Romney stepped in it!

    BTW, good strategy by Obama to bring the FLOTUS to interviews with places like Entertainment Tonight, where she comes across as normal, and even warm and caring in a reserved sort of way. In a word, likeable.

    We'll see how the comment by Mitt about poor people plays in the South.

    Who was that doctor from New Hampshire who was running for president a few years back and went on that diatribe that just sounded like a crazy man? What was his name? Anyway, that cost him his credibility and he was effectively toast after that. Is Romney in the middle of a media meltdown or is it just the liberal press trying to make it seem that way?

    So many questions, and the election coming up now.....

  6. Nice photo of Mitt. It'll really appeal to the base. The trouble with Romney is that he doesn't seem to have any real desire to be president other than to be able to say he accomplished something his father couldn't. This country can't take another W. And, by the way, I'm one of the 47% that's going to vote for Obama. I don't consider myself a victim, I try to be self sufficient and I'm not looking for a handout. Romney's idea that all Democrats are lazy, big government freeloaders is bunk. If he can't get real, he can't get my vote.

  7. Bottom line? He is a nitwit but said what everyone else is thinking.

    1. Bob:
      The "everyone else" you're referring to are those who have been brainwashed by the right-wing media echo chamber. The fact is, what "everyone else" is thinking simply isn't true. The bottom 20% of working Americans pay over 12% of their income in taxes while the top 1% pay only 7.8% of their income in taxes.


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