Romney’s Contempt


joe chuman

What Mitt Romney says behind closed doors and to “his own” is not the way he would want to present himself to the broader electorate. By “his own,” I mean the financially very privileged, and maybe white.

His offending words were as follows:

“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 …

“My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they…

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