Mitt Romney admitted he doesn’t care about 47% of Americans — because they are all freeloaders, natch — in secret videos unveiled by Mother Jones. And just because these incendiary comments have sparked complete outrage, doesn’t mean Mitt Romney is backing down. In fact, he wants everyone to knows he meant what he said.
“It’s not elegantly stated,” Romney said earlier tonight at a press conference in Costa Mesa, California. “I’m speaking off the cuff in response to a question.” He says this is the “same message” he gives in public.
Romney was caught bashing Obama supporters at a Boca Raton fundraiser held at private equity manager Marc Leder’s house on May 17.
Here are some of his gems:
- “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.”
- “And so my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
- Had [Romney’s dad] “been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this.”
How dare I be born white? God, life is so hard, guys. Donate millions to me please so we I can focus on the 53% of people I actually care about.
Oh but shh, this is all behind closed doors right? Wouldn’t want half of America to realize I want to be their leader even though I resent them for wanting things like food and healthcare.
Next thing you know, they’ll all want fancy dancing horses.