Mitt Romney insulted over 141 million Americans while he was entertaining millionaire donors at a private fundraiser earlier this year, and the entire bigoted speech was taped on secret video surveillance.
On Monday and today Mother Jones leaked the video that captured Mitt Romney speaking to donors who paid $50,000 a-plate at the May 17 fundraiser that was held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder in Boca Raton, FL.
The Mormon Republican candidate made classist remarks about what he really thinks of people he deemed as definite Obama voters – poor and lower Middle Class. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who do not assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them.
He also said – in what could be interpreted as a racists remark trying to dupe and use the Hispanic voters – that he wished his grandparents were Mexicans so he could win the Latino vote.
Answering a donor about how he could win the 2012 election 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.”
Then, responding to a question about the “Palestinian problem,” Romney said peace in the Middle East is not possible and a Palestinian state is not feasible, telling donors that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”
Romney’s remarks, denigrating nearly half of the United States electorate, sent the Romney campaign — already imploding with infighting — into panic mode.
The campaign hastily convened a late-night press conference yesterday to address his controversial statements, and Romney stood by his “off the cuff” comments, while conceding that they were “not elegantly stated.”
He claimed his comments where merely a “snippet” and not the “full response.” That was not true; his comments were shown in full. He added, “I hope the person who has the video would put out the full material.”
Romney is not the only one who has called for the release of the full 49-minute video.
MotherJones.com then released the complete video that demonstrates that Romney was not snippetized and that he was captured raw and uncut. Here it is, in two parts:
Part 1 Video:
Part 2 Video:
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