Thanks to some covert video obtained by Mother Jones magazine we can now all hear what Mitt Romney tells his millionaire friends and what he really thinks about nearly half of the American electorate. Here, listen for yourself……
Well I’ve got news for you Mitt, I am one of the 47% of Obama supporter that you just gave the finger to and I pay taxes. In fact I pay taxes at a % that that is over twice the % that you pay and I don’t even come close to the $200,000 per year salary that you seem to think represents middle income in the United States. Just for the record Mitt… the average income in the United States is closer to $50,000 per year not $200,000. Look in the dictionary under “out of touch” it has a great picture of you.
Mitt….since you refuse to release more than one year of tax returns who knows what % tax you paid for every other year…..I am guessing something close to zero. Why else would you try so hard to hide those returns.
It gets better…let’s listen as Mitt tells his millionaires buddies about the best consultants that money can buy that he has working on his campaign.
I don’t know about you but that little clip scares the hell out of me. Mitt is using the same consultants used by Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli election. Mitt obviously is very close to Mr. Netanyahu since he refers to him as “Bibi” and by “close to” I mean “in the pocket of “. If you don’t believe me then do the research yourself. What you will find is that Mitt and Bibi are great friends having worked at the same Boston consulting firm in the 70s. All of a sudden the comments that Mr. Netanyahu made over the weekend make sense (go to any any internet news site and search if you missed his comments). He was campaigning for Mitt….after all you never know when Israel might need a shitload of cruise missiles and a couple of thousand young American lives to finish off a war that Israel starts. But hey….a relatively small price to pay for the presidency.
So, here is how Mother Jones wrapped up the story that they broke. They sum things up better than I ever could so I won’t even try to compete.
Here was Romney raw and unplugged—sort of unscripted. 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. Yet Romney explained to his patrons that he could not speak such harsh words about Obama in public, lest he insult those independent voters who sided with Obama in 2008 and whom he desperately needs in this election. These were sentiments not to be shared with the voters; it was inside information, available only to the select few who had paid for the privilege of experiencing the real Romney.
Now you know what I think….let me know your thoughts.