Mitt “Mittens” Romney, that is. I know, the statement made to those $50,000/plate donors last May is being dissected like it was the long lost second Zapruder film. And rightly so. I tried to find some kind of thread of sanity to Mitt’s little rampage on half the Nation as teat-sucking layabouts. Really, I did.
Fot those of you under a rock, or in China, where this news may not have sufficiently penetrated your child-protection filter:
“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 that 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…
“Our message of low taxes doesn’t connect…so my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the five to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful….”
And yes, it turns out that those freeloading Social Security recipients, active duty soldiers, working poor, low income families with children… all those freeloading yobbos who spend every last fucking red cent on food, clothing, housing and transportation and maybe have enough to spend something on education, but certainly aren’t stashing wads of Benjamins in their mattress… THEY are the problem. Got that?
If you see one of the myriad copies of the fundraiser video, notice how vociferously the pillars of finance and industry shout down poor uninformed Mittens the Clown! They can’t sit still while he runs an ideological bulldozer over their lives! NOT. This is a high priest of “trickle down” preaching to the choir.
While Mitt scoffs at “redistribution” as a code for calling Obama a “socialist”, what exactly would Mitt be doing with the taxes received from those 47% of the Nation? Obama voters or not, wouldn’t those taxes be, by definition, redistributed? Most likely upward, by my calculation.
I’ll stop trying to make sense of this Möbius Strip of Fuckwit VooDoo. Someone else did a better job that i could ever do…
As is becoming disturbingly regular (and hilarious) John Stewart beat me to the more obvious points in this, the most awesome video EVER:
It hits on a lot of the things that struck me as particularly baffling:
- What about corporations that pay no taxes *at all*? Freeloaders, failing to take “corporate person” responsibility?
- Since when does paying income tax = personal responsibility for anyone?
- Don’t most/all of those fine ladies and gentlemen paying $50,000/plate (to listen to Mittens put a boot in the ass of the poor) put a lot of effort into paying as little income as possible?
- Does Mittens himself not enjoy a massive dose of tax relief by virtue of living off investment income?
- Does this douchebag really think that the only people who vote for Obama are completely dependent on Government assistance and take no responsibility for themselves at all, ergo, all Romney voters must be paying income tax whether they owe it or not and refuse any assistance from the U.S. Government, on principle?
And this is really just the tip of the iceberg. Dissecting the words of this captain on industry is bound to become a cottage industry, and I am sure there is someone breaking down a transcript *right now* and you will see that book on Amazon before November 2012.
The sad part of this is that it is completely predictable. I put a lot of weight on what people say when they are riding high. After winning the Iowa caucus, Mittens flew directly to New Hampshire to gloat and cement his stature as frontrunner. When asked about “profiteering” Mitt didn’t even blink, mainly because he thinks profiting and profiteering are a singularity. He went on to praise “profit” as the driver of the little people’s 401K’s and pensions… proving that he has never even glanced at a 401k or pension because both of those instruments got raped as a result of the exact kind of market de-reg that Mitt thinks will “make America great again”. Who runs this guy’s campaign? Monty Burns?