Mitt Romney's Secret Tapes Reveal What He Really Thinks of Half the Country (VIDEO)

Mitt RomneyIf there was ever any doubt as to what Mitt Romney thinks about most of the people in this country (and about Barack Obama supporters in particular), it can be put to rest. Romney was caught during what appears to be a fundraising dinner at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder saying unimaginably entitled, out-of-touch, and downright cruel things about the American people.

Romney has never tried to appear warm and fuzzy. He is a business man who made his (vast) living tearing other people down for his own gain. But even for a Master of the Universe like Romney, his off the cuff comments seem callous and breathtakingly unaware of his position.

Essentially, he believes he would have a better shot at being President if he were Mexican. He believes 47 percent of Americans are entitled moochers. And he believes Americans are too dumb to want to listen to "intellectual" arguments. This is the man you want to elect? See below:

Look, Romney doesn't have to be likable. He doesn't have to be a guy you want to get a beer with. George W. Bush was that and look how well that turned out. He does need to be HUMAN, though. And he has failed at that in the most basic way.

The idea that a man making as much as he has made in his life balks at people feeling entitled to, I don't know, FOOD seems so unimaginably out to lunch, it's like a joke about rich people. His clueless cruelty begs comparison to all kinds of entitled, out-of-touch wealthy people throughout history. Maybe we should ask Marie Antoinette how ignoring plight worked out for her. Oh wait ...

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I also take his comments personally. I am an Obama supporter and I have paid an ungodly sum to the IRS this year. I have never once taken any kind of government assistance. My family votes in the same precinct as Romney for god's sake. We aren't victims. We aren't entitled. And we don't expect government handouts.

We believe that it's the responsibility of those of us who were born into lucky circumstances and who availed ourselves of clean water, paved roads, good fire and police forces to give back. That might mean higher taxes. I would pay them. I am comfortable enough in my life and circumstances to WANT to pay taxes so that others might have chances at education, food, housing, and all the other things our taxes cover.

Moreover, as David Brooks said so eloquently in his column today in The New York Times:

The people who receive the disproportionate share of government spending are not big-government lovers. They are Republicans.

It's easy to dismiss Obama's supporters as whiny, entitled moochers. In fact, that couldn't be more wrong. The Obama supporters I know are all hard workers. Most have master's degrees or higher. Most are paying upwards of $30,000-50,000 in taxes in the past year.

You are wrong Mr. Romney. And because of that, you will lose. You should lose. A president who thinks like Romney is dangerous, indeed.

Do you find Romney's comments offensive?


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Elise48 Elise48

The only way you could positively change someone like him is to put him in a position where he is struggling to put food on the table and a roof over his head for a significant period of time and then see what he feels about that level of entitlement. Make him work two jobs, 70 hours/week, with no benefits and still barely pay the bills and buy groceries and see what he says. Unfortunately, no matter how much I do or do not support someone's politics, I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone. It's miserable and difficult and very hard to pull out of. It's sad that so much of this country has lost any sense of compassion or empathy.

Caera Caera

Also, how is this any more offensive than asshole-Obama's "guns and religion" comment? At least what Romney says is verifiably true. Obama just says whatever he thinks his consituents (anti-religion, pro-death, anti-personal rights) want to hear.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

The words "enabled" and "dependant" coming from the right seriously offend me.

Seniors on Medicare and social security... Are they part of that class?

People accepting veterans benefits..?

Students accepting government student loans..??

Hard working low income families getting healthcare for their children...??

You're right Mitt. They should just take responsibility for themselves. That's not "your job" to worry about them. And if you're elected president, everyone will become very, very aware about just how much you don't worry about them.

bills... billsfan1104

Lmao at the liberals frothing at the mouth.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

I should add "lazy" and "moochers" to the offensive word list.

Thanks previous commentors for reminding me of those:)

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Lmao at EVERY republican playing damage control on every morning news station... Sorry billsfan

bills... billsfan1104

There is no damage control Autumn. I support what he says.

hotrd... hotrdumommy

Let's just say if I ever meet him he may get a kick in the nuts from me. Just saying. Anyway I am an Obama supporter and so is my husband. We pay out the ass in taxes and work our asses off to live comfortably. For him to just say that anyone who doesn't support him is a welfare receiving moocher is downright idiotic. Cocksucking asshole.

bills... billsfan1104

Autumn, I turned to Fox and not one republican are doing damage control.

jen1130 jen1130

He is right.....If I give my kids candy and soda and all the toys they want every day for the 4 year (or more) then I say oh no....7 kids x's 7 candies,7 soda, 7 toys oh and their food and house and dr care ( as parents that is our job) wow even at $100,000+ a year oh no I can not pay for this.... So I will get a now 2 parents need to work. The big kids need to take care of the little kids and everyone needs to help cook and sound ok to me,but I bet my spoiled kids who are used to getting everything for nothing would flip out!!!!

Just like the portion of the 47%( not all are selfish) who don't care to help out their family / government.

But the part that would make some people really happy, is oh he make $100,000 and she is getting a job. so cool they pay more in taxes and I am going to get my hands on it!

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