In what we’re going to call breaking news, but come on, I think we all know this isn’t really news, Mother Jones has uncovered a secret video from a Mitt Romney fundraising event where he managed, in what is probably the first time on record, to actually say something that he believes: You are a piece of shit.
In front of a group of humanoid pigs with top hats on, feasting on plates piled high with thousands of dollars in cash for which they were likely charged many extra thousand dollars in cash, plus a handling fee, Romney explained his thoughts on the other half, the 47% of people who he doesn’t have to bother considering in his campaign.
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.”
Just going to pull this part out again in case you missed it: people who believe that they are entitled to food, housing, you name it. All those frivolous things. For Romney himself, his shit-eating robot smirk suggested, the only thing he’s entitled to is the presidency.
That’s got to be the worst of it, you’re probably thinking. I mean, how much lower does it get than that?
A few other choice quotes reveal Romney’s thoughts on a number of other important topics, like affirmative action: “Had [my father] been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this.”
JUST LIKE OBAMA’S MEXICAN PARENTS.
On privilege: “I have inherited nothing….There is a perception, ‘Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.’ Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America.”
Unless you are half of the country who don’t want to “work hard,” in which case fuck you.
On diversity: “…we are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters, and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we’re in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation.”
The only thing more discouraging that actually hearing the Republican nominee for President say things like this is the fact that it probably won’t even hurt his chances. In fact for anyone who was going to vote for him already, the rich, and the idiots who think they’re going to be rich some day so better start voting that way just in case, this is probably heartening news.
Watch the first of the videos below, and read the rest of the horrifying details here.