Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:42 PM
Cali_Democrat (24,623 posts)
Romney really does believe that nearly half (47%) of Americans are waiting for a handout
Mitt Romney's misperception of President Obama's 'gifts'
By James Rainey
November 15, 2012, 8:29 a.m.
Turns out, Mitt Romney didn’t really mean it when he apologized and said he had been “just completely wrong” about “the 47%.”
Those who didn’t buy Romney’s October mea culpa for his biggest campaign stumble got confirmation Wednesday that the Republican presidential candidate really did, and does, believe that half of Americans are waiting for a handout.
The first time Romney held forth on America’s moocher class, video captured the moment. This time, on Wednesday, it was the L.A. Times’s Maeve Reston and a New York Times reporter listening in as the Republican presidential nominee again delivered his version of the truth. And again, the audience consisted of the candidate's fat-cat donors.
The onetime private equity magnate would have an “optics” problem if he wanted to run for office ever again. But since he’s done with politics, his latest moment of unintended public candor goes down, instead, as testament to how little Romney understood politics and the American people.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-mitt-romney-obama-gifts-20121115,0,2129448.story
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:22 PM
Samantha (7,336 posts)
7. If he hasn't paid income taxes for 15 years, think of all the free things he has taken
from the government, at the expense of the taxpayers. Who exactly is HE to talk about "takers?"