COMMENTARY: Mitt Romney Shows His True Colors

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  • Mitt Romney got busted – and he knows it.

    While speaking privately – and candidly — to his wealthy donors, Romney doesn’t hide his complete contempt for poor Americans and middle-class citizens who are struggling every day just to make ends meet.

    How do I know? I listened carefully to Romney, an arrogant, unapologetic hypocrite.

    The billionaire Republican candidate for president shared his private thoughts with a small group of well-heeled supporters during a recent fundraising dinner where he was secretly videotaped. The video was posted Monday on the liberal website motherjones.com.
    Watch video below.

    “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney told donors. “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’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.

    "[My] job is not to worry about those people,” Romney said. “I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

    So who exactly are these so-called “victims” who Romney describes as freeloaders who are not taking personal responsibility? He tries unsuccessfully to be sly, but it sounds suspiciously like Romney’s not-so-subtle code for African-Americans and people of color. Romney has drawn a proverbial line in the sand between the two Americas, those who have plenty of money and those who don't. And he's not ashamed to say he's writing off Americans who can't afford membership to his country club.

    Romney was quite comfortable talking in plain terms to his rich, predominantly white base: It’s clear that Romney does not respect the poor; he doesn’t care about helping the disenfranchised and those who are less fortunate and he’s openly deceitful because he pretends to embrace public service but could care less about the public.

    “It's shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives,” Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina said in a statement Monday.  It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”

    Less than two months before Election Day – 49 days to be exact — Romney’s disrespect for the underprivileged is not limited to African-Americans: White voters who are not wealthy should also be very worried about Romney’s comments and how their lives will forever be changed if Romney is elected to the White House.

    “Here was Romney raw and unplugged—sort of unscripted,” David Corn wrote on motherjones.com. “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,” Corn wrote.

    Romney – the real Romney – also talked about his family background and his father who was born in Mexico. But he also joked inappropriately about Mexicans – even as he courted Hispanic voters on the campaign trail this week.

    "Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot of winning this," Romney said at the private fundraiser.

    “We are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters," Romney added, "and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African-American voting block has in the past, why, we're in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation."

    This is why Romney’s Republicans are mounting a fierce voter suppression campaign where many states are now requiring multiple forms of identification, asking for proof of citizenship, shortening the time for absentee voting days, limiting voter registration drives and initiatives, and making it harder to restore voting rights for felons.

    More than five million African-Americans and people of color could be impacted by these voter suppression laws — low-income and elderly citizens who cannot afford multiple forms of ID.

    Meanwhile, during the GOP fundraiser, Romney also felt compelled to talk proudly about his wealth before a crowd where money is not a concern, where paying bills is not a struggle, and where multi-million-dollar trust funds are a normal part of family life.

    "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," Romney said.

    The Romney campaign tried to downplay another Romney political gaffe."

    “Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy,” Romney communications director Gail Gitcho said in a statement. “As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work.”

    Romney is all about straight talk – as long as he’s talking privately to other millionaires.

    And for everyone else: You’re on your own. Good luck.

    Now you know.
     

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    18 thoughts on “COMMENTARY: Mitt Romney Shows His True Colors

    1. I am a black man and I disagree with you completely! How in the hell can the rich get rich off the middle class? When was the last time anyone got a job from someone who wasn’t rich? Why are you so envious of people who have wealth? Do you really believe that Obama cares about you? What specifically has the man done for Black America? our unemployment rate is higher than any other ethnic group in the country to include hispanics!! Romney was right about some people believing that the government owes them something but I don’t think its half the country! If you tell the truth you will see that he was right. What have you gotten with Obama as president. You have less people working and more people on food stamps! I guess you are right! the Demorats love poor people so much that they keep creating more and more of them!

    2. If I am a 99 percenter, why would I vote for a presidential candidate who cares nothing about me? Why would I vote for this guy, Mitt (rhymes with sh..”) Romney and vote against my own self interest?? I would have to be just a plain idiot. Why would I vote to end up homeless, jobless and living in a tent? (remember California during the height of the recesession?). Because that is exactly what you will get with a republican president. “Get rich off the middle-class” That is their “modus operandi”

    3. He doesnt respect the poor, Women rights nor gay rights.. I do see that as respecting all Americans.. He does however LOVE his fellow 1%!

    4. DUKODY1, it’s truly sad that you actually believe the unmitigated rhetoric that you’re spouting. You obviously don’t have a clue as to what is actually going on here. Black people, and any other “people” that don’t care for Romney, don’t dislike him because he’s rich. They dislike him because he’s rich and doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anyone else who is not rich. There’s is a difference. Romney has made it perfectly clear that if he gets in office, then the rest of the 99%’ers will be ass out. That is why he is disliked and that is why the Americans who fall into this “category” need to come out and vote in droves to protect AMERICA from heading down this very dark and scary road.

    5. So what do you think of this Romney statement, see below!

      “I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them”. -Mitt Romney.

    6. I can agree with Mitt that some Americans think the government owes them something so never try to improve their lives or be an asset to society but don’t fool yourselves, Mitt doesn’t care for the average person and as president won’t do anything to lessen our load as far as taxes. If it means the rich paying less, the middle class are the one that’ll be hit the hardest so he and his class can keep their wealth. If that’s his whole running point, no thank you.

    7. I can agree with Mitt that some Americans think the government owes them something so never try to improve their lives or be an asset to society but don’t fool yourselves, Mitt doesn’t care for the average person and as president won’t do anything to lessen our load as far as taxes. If it means the rich paying less, the middle class are the one that’ll be hit the hardest so he and his class can keep their wealth. If that’s his whole running point, no thank you.

    8. Citizens,we’re not surprised are we?.If your one of the 47 percent who chose Obama over the hot head McCain in 2008.You made the right decision.Now we must choose again..We should not be surprised that the wanna be red neck feels superior..Plantation owners have always felt that way about the lower class..So,folks get your azzes outta bed on November 6.Put on some good clothes.Call your aunt Joann..Get Willie up.Email Emma Mae.Talk to your homey. then drive,walk,get on a pogo stick,skateboard,thumb a ride.Just get your azzes to them polls and VOTE.

    9. Mitt Romney is right! What’s the big deal? I don’t think he’s just implying blacks because there are a great precentage of Americans (of every race) who are completly dependent on the government and they are voting based on race ,entitlements, or both. That’s the truth!

    10. hoodtechiee……..OH YEA…… Iam with you bro shit they are doing it he let it slip and now we know,,,,that was as good a clan meeting in 2012 as it gets……………………………..without the sheets,,,,,
      Obama 2012

      Obama 2012

    11. Damn right, I’m a black American male and I see it everyday. In my neighborhood, on public transportation, with my friends an even in my immediate family. Always thinking someone owes them something, and for what because as they put it the government is suppose to that’s what they are for. Who cares how it’s paid for as long as they get theirs. So mitt keep telling the truth, it hurts them believe me and you definitely have my vote in 2012,sh*#@ has to change. I’m tired of busting my hump paying into a system that I won’t be able to reap benefits from, damn right 47% don’t pay taxes and will vote for anyone that is a democrat especially in the black community.

    12. taxcuts for the rich
      bailouts for wall street
      cut social programs
      and screw 47 percent of american people
      funny how rich folk forget hard working americans are the reason they are rich?
      acting like they became rich all by themselves.

    13. let me see if i have all the facts str8.
      rommney wants to keep giving the rich 1 percenters their tax cuts. middle america constantly have to live hand to mouth. and the poor well to heck with them. cut social spending keep bailing out wall street, because this is good for america. im pretty sure im leaving something out

    14. That’s right folks.Wake the hell up on November 6.Get your rear ends to the polls and VOTE.Some folks cannot believe that a black looking man was elected President of the United States.They believe he is an alien and not an American.
      So,to all unbelievers,it’s true.God is the author of the impossible and the impossible has taken place for all eyeballs to see,yet you still do not believe.It was your one vote that God turned into millions…So,get your Azzes up.

    15. What Is Obama True Colors? What is wrong with some Black folks in America. Why is the ear always open for what Romney says and that same ear goes deaf when the current POTUS says something. Romney did not call out Black Americans, He spoke confident and intelligently about All Americans. The TRUTH is Americans are suffering, many are in hardship situations, no jobs. Many Americans are on food stamps for the first time in their lives trying to support their families. Romney RESPECTS ALL AMERICANS. Romney will never attack any race of people. No POTUS has ever done that, except your first Black POTUS, OBAMA. Romney will never disrespect a race of suffering people and call them out nationally as LAZY, get off the couch and do something for yourselves. Now that is a direct attack on NEGROES. But what NEGROES do, turn away in SHAME and be silent. Ask COTTMAN where was his report on OBAMA LAZY comment on the people that overwhelmingly supports him. Come on Black folks, this is why White America don’t pay any attention to your community needs. Only during an election year do Democrats talk to Black folks. Black folks are a lost race, where do you fit in? You don’t like Romney because he is Rich, and and you fall on your knees for Obama, who is still struggling from his child hood of being raised by RACIST grandparents. Obama don’t and will never respect Blacks, and he never will hide his TRUE feelings. LAZy was an example, He just called it as He see it. All Obama can offer Black Americans is Guaranteed Food Stamps. As a Slumlord Community Organizer raised by Kansas White Racist grandparents, what else do you expect. What is Obama True Colors? No Hope, No Change, No Civility, No Jobs. Just Political Smooth Talking LIES… Don’t Be Afraid Of REAL CHANGE… Obama Separates Americans, and Black folks will always be LAST with a so-called same skin color Black man as POTUS… Stop Obama from taking advantage of you..There is no Equal in Obama’s future… Other than Welfare for Negroes, Obama don’t see Black until He get back to the White House…WAKE UP BLACK FOLKS.

    16. Romney is equal to Lying, Tax evasion, outsourcing jobs to India & China.
      Obama will expose him as an Amateur during the debates.
      We all must vote , drag everyone you know to register now, and then make sure they vote. Obama in 012

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