SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters | Roland Martin Reports

SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks Of Obama Voters

Source: David Corn / Mother Jones

During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:

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.”

Mother Jones has obtained video of Romney at this intimate fundraiser—where he candidly discussed his campaign strategy and foreign policy ideas in stark terms he does not use in public—and has confirmed its authenticity. To protect the confidential source who provided the video, we have blurred some of the image, and we will not identify the date or location of the event, which occurred after Romney had clinched the Republican presidential nomination.

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Here is Romney expressing his disdain for Americans who back the president:

  • Take_Responsibility

    You should listen to that again. He is voicing his disdain for folks who take an un-American approach to being American. The Jamestown settlers quickly figured out that unless individuals were going to be responsible for themselves, none would survive. Only the TRULY needy would be taken care of; now we have entire generations of individuals who live off of government programs (food stamps, welfare, government housing) while spending money on cable tv, cell phones and other unnecessary luxuries while not taking steps to be self-sufficient.

    There is a big difference between someone who truly needs help and those that would rather live at the expense of others.