At one of the big money fundraisers held after he won the primary, someone took hidden camera video of Mitt Romney speaking to his multi-millionaire patrons. It reveals what Mitt Romney really thinks of the ordinary voters:
Here was Romney raw and unplugged—sort of unscripted. With this crowd of fellow millionaires, he apparently felt free to utter what he really believes and would never dare say out in the open. He displayed a high degree of disgust for nearly half of his fellow citizens, lumping all Obama voters into a mass of shiftless moochers who don’t contribute much, if anything, to society, and he indicated that he viewed the election as a battle between strivers (such as himself and the donors before him) and parasitic free-riders who lack character, fortitude, and initiative. Yet Romney explained to his patrons that he could not speak such harsh words about Obama in public, lest he insult those independent voters who sided with Obama in 2008 and whom he desperately needs in this election. These were sentiments not to be shared with the voters; it was inside information, available only to the select few who had paid for the privilege of experiencing the real Romney.
The video has been authenticated. It’s broken up into several segments. They include:
…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. …
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.”
Romney talking about his consultants, his Karl Rove types, who do international elections including the guy who helped elect Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu, who is currently running around like a loose cannon, threatening to start a war with Iran. And he would expect a President Romney to bail him out when it fails.
Then there’s Romney on his wild expectations about Wall Street reaction if he was elected.
It depends of course which markets you’re talking about, which types of commodities and so forth, but my own view is that if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We’ll see capital come back and we’ll see—without actually doing anything—we’ll actually get a boost in the economy. If the president gets re-elected, I don’t know what will happen. I can– I can never predict what the markets will do. Sometimes it does the exact opposite of what I would have expected.
There’s much more at the link. I’d urge you to view all the videos to see the real Mitt Romney — behind closed doors. His callous disregard for ordinary Americans and his willingness to win the office by pure deceit is greatly disturbing.
I imagine the scene at Romney HQ in Boston is quite tense at the moment. So far, the Romney campaign is refusing to comment.