This ‘47%’ quote is supposed to tank Romney’s campaign, but he seems to have read the same statistics you and I have.

SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

When he doesn’t know a camera’s rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.

David Corn
Mother Jones

During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:

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.

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.”…

The article continues at Mother Jones.

H/T The Grass Roots American

CAJ note: Consider the source of this article…MJ’s David Corn is preaching to the choir in this article. Is Governor Romney saying anything that most conservatives, independents and libertarians don’t already know? Voters who want to live on entitlements are going to vote for the person handing them out. As my mother used to say, “if the shoe fits, wear it.”

The Obama administration is about to capitulate to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, is lying about what happened to Christopher Stevens in Libya, has allowed the Federal reserve to buy back about 60% of our debt,  is fighting indefinite detention battles in court, and is now doing its best to scrub the 1st Amendment by way of a homemade video no one has ever seen. And this quote…this?…is what the media are all talking about today?

This is not a news story. It’s not even a new story.  This is a distraction. Do not take your eyes off the real stories. Even if you don’t vote for Mitt Romney, credit him for saying the same thing I would say at a party, give what I know about the burden of entitlements in our country from the government’s own statistics of one year ago.

For your own amusement, when you’ve finished smashing your head with two bricks, read David Corn’s bio here at Discover the Networks, A Guide to the Political Left. And maybe you’re curious about why the magazine was named Mother Jones...

UpdateNewsflash! SECRET VIDEO Catches Mitt Romney Talking CAMPAIGN STRATEGY at GOP FUNDRAISER!

Ann Althouse, The secret video of Romney talking to donors.

Presented at Mother Jones as if it’s quite disturbing, but I don’t see anything bad in there at all…He’s not saying he doesn’t care about them as citizens and human beings, just that he won’t devote any attention to trying to cull some of their votes…

Update 2: Mitt Romney Press Conference Responding to Media Frenzy over Fundraiser Audio Saying “47% of Voters will Vote for Obama No Matter What”; Romney Stands by Remarks – Video 9/17/12

Also, Why I am now SO voting for Romney

…video in which Mitt Romney tells the truth that no president—indeed, no politician at all, it seems—is willing to tell…

At Legal Insurrection Professor Jacobson writes:

…Don’t fall for pronouncements that Romney’s campaign now is over.  Such pronouncements now come weekly by a media seeking a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Whether its was the insane overreaction to Romney’s comments on Libya or the declaration that the polling showed Romney had lost, every week there will be a new meme circulated.

Stay focused, and motivated.

EVERYBODY PANIC!!!! SEKRIT ROMNEY VIDEO MEANS CAMPAIGN IS OVER!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!!  at Patterico’s Pontifications.

Update 3: Liberals see the end of Romney campaign in undercover video; Supporters stand firm

…Romney supporters aren’t so sure this “gaffe” is such a gaffe after all. A new Rasmussen poll shows Romney with a two-point lead nationally, a position made possible by a large number of people who agree with his sentiments, even if they were as he said later, “not elegantly stated.” If this is a gaffe, pick it up and run with it…

Update 4: Report: Number of Americans Receiving Federal Disability Payments at Record High – 9/18/12

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