The cartoon is real; you know, the one that shows the sneering rich guy with his nose peering down on the peasants. The one that the people who live that description spend a lot of time trying to flip that notion on its head when they accuse the left of being the “snobby elites.” Today news broke of new “secret video” that was authenticated to be from a private big donor Romney-for-President event. Amongst the oft-quoted lines from the video:
“There are 47% 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.”
“I have a very good team of extraordinarily experienced, highly successful consultants, a couple of people in particular who have done races around the world. I didn’t realize it. These guys in the US—the Karl Rove equivalents—they do races all over the world: in Armenia, in Africa, in Israel. I mean, they work for Bibi Netanyahu in his race. So they do these races and they see which ads work, and which processes work best, and we have ideas about what we do over the course of the campaign. I’d tell them to you, but I’d have to shoot you.”
And tonight, after he was questioned about his obvious disdain for at least 47% of the nation’s population, Mitt took to the stage, and offered the following as an apology:
“I was speaking off the cuff.”
In other words, he was speaking the truth. What he really felt.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the video that exposed Romney’s disdain for the American people he wants to vote for him: