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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What Mitt Really Thinks

The Obama campaign need not expend further effort in depicting Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch, arrogant, pitiless rich guy, because Mitt himself has done this far more effectively in his remarks at a fund-raising event last May. His comments, given in a relaxed, very comfortable manner, were captured on a secretly-recorded video released by the liberal magazine Mother Jones.  In case you have just returned from outer space, here is part of what he said,

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.

Mitt Romney, when he relaxes,
Says half of us don’t pay taxes
“Their votes they will cast
For Obama en masse
I’m sorry but that’s what the facts is.

“They’re about forty-seven percent
Who depend on the government
They are wards of the state
And they think that’s just great.
To our plans they will never consent.

“They never will vote for me
Because they will never agree
To stop being a moocher,
Get a job with a future
And start living responsibly.”

Mitt Romney’s dissed half of the nation
His words have caused great consternation
He said what he thinks
But what he thinks stinks
His campaign’s nearing disintegration.

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