Mitt Goes There: Obama Supporters Fail to Take Responsibility For Their Own Lives (Video)

Mitt Romney told donors earlier this year that Obama supporters fail to take responsibility for their own lives.
That sounds about right.

The LA Times reported:

Republican nominee Mitt Romney, speaking to donors at a closed-door fundraiser this year, said that supporters of President Obama failed to take personal responsibility for their lives, relied on government for their needs and paid no income tax.

“There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, 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 of them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it,” Romney said in a videotaped speech to donors that was given to the news organization Mother Jones, which posted it online Monday.

“That’s an entitlement,” Romney said. “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.”

In the remarks, Romney said he had no hope of swaying those people to his side and would instead focus on unaligned voters.

“[M]y job is not to worry about those people,” Romney said, referring to Obama supporters. “I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

How are Democrats going to deny this after putting this woman on the stage at their convention.

For the record… Look for the state-run media to dwell on this for the next two weeks until their next planned attack.

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  • Sarah

    He spoke the truth but it was an error to say he will never get them to take responsibility for their own lives. How can someone running for president write off nearly half the population like that? This is going to hurt him very badly.

  • Gloria Gilson

    I heard Mitt’s words are Brian Williams breathlessly intoned the darkness contained in Mitt’s words.

    I agree with everything Mitt said. In fact I’d swear the Mitt has been in our house overhearing our daily conversations about all the gimme girls, welfare queens, teenage “mothers” who roam our neighborhoods having just popped out some new minority bastard baby who will enter the welfare rolls in his/her own rights 15-18 years from now.

    And the pathology of welfare just replicates itself over and over again. And how can that happen? Because politicians, notably Democrats, are making sure it happens.

  • Beef

    I agree with everything Mitt said as well, but he is going to be beaten mercilessly with this statement for the next 65 days, 24 hours/day. He’d better double down and roll with it.

  • Rhoda R

    Sarah: Why will it hurt him badly? He is correct – people who have made a career out of dependency will not vote for him. And people who DO pay taxes might want to consider the fact that they are supporting a LARGE dependent population.

  • atticcellar

    It will not make any difference.. 0% of these entitled will vote for Romney regaurdless of what he says.. A vote for responsible government is a vote to take away their free stuff.. He needs to concentrate his efforts on the unsustanablity of the nanny/welfare state.. He needs to convince the 3% undecided that their countries and their personal fiancial future is going to be determined by the outcome of this election.. This is the first time I have heard Romney grow a pair..

  • Rainmom

    I think he will double down and hold pat…gosh we all hope so! Go Mitt!
    Romney Responds (Via Breitbart)
    Via Romney Communications Director Gail Gitcho:

    Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy. As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work. Mitt Romney’s plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves Americans off of government dependency and into jobs.

  • myohmy

    God bless Mitt Romney. There are two class that Obama recognizes his wall street uber rich friends and the free loaders. Obama is creating another type of mob of freeloaders to overwhelm the real producers in this country.

  • Anthony Durnsford

    Romney writing off the 47 percent Occupy My Tax Dollar vote is no different than Obama writing off the 47 percent Stay Out of My Wallet vote. The life of the country hinges on whom snags the remaining six percent. The governor WILL be lashed and flayed with this until the election, no doubt about it. Question is, will he do the right thing and own it, or give us the standard, Republican salted slug impersonation?

  • Lady Mondegreen

    #3, you are correct. He spoke the truth, but not publicly, so the left is going to say that Mitt is secretly contemptuous of half the population of the country and that he’s showing one face in public and another in private. It is going to look like he’s losing control of his message. The Democrats are going to use his words against him and it’s probably going to work.

  • Ghost

    THAT is why Romney needs to make this election about more than simple economics.
    While important, the rest of us also know that America’s Future in Totality is at stake (Bill Clinton was correct to steal the question at the DNC! of course, he has the wrong answer)

    It would be so much better if this campaign highlighted America’s values going forward and if we will return to a Constitutional Republic as Our Founders established, or continue to emulate the failed Socialist/Secularism of Western Europe.
    THEN, with a win, we have a mandate to roll back Big Government, as well as re-establish a Primacy on Judeo-Christian values to combat Marxist/Muslims who are seeking to infiltrate and destroy America.

    those of you who are uncomfortable with any emphasis on Judeo-Christian values should recall your American history and how we became the Greatest Nation Ever, as well as reconsidering any emphasis on Secularism- you will never defeat religious fanatics with an atheist-secularist value system- never.

    but hey! I could be wrong. what the hell do I know

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  • Mad Hatter

    He’s 100% correct, and everyone knows it. Good for you Mitt, keep telling the truth.


  • Maxwell

    #1, Sarah is just another Obama shill trying to make people believe that every little thing about Governor Romney is the death knell for his campaign, while conveniently ignoring the fact that Obama is an abject failure by any metric.

  • Bubba

    Truth hurts, but in this case it’s going to hurt Romney. Not the backlash with the help of the water carrying media. No, it hurts because it’s well…true.

    And, this is of course the dems master strategy to creating a one party nation. It’s why they are actually running advertisements (blowing 40 million dollars!!!) urging people to sign up for food stamps. It’s why they LOVE the fact that 108 million Americans are on some form of welfare.

    And, they’re absolutely blowing loads in their underwear over the notion that 1 in 6 are bonafide “poor” and utterly dependant for basic survival to make ends meet.

    The sick truth is, the dems want to increase the poor demo. They ideally would like 50 million more people on the government dole. Because they realize–just like Romney does–that in a country like that, it is absolutely, as sure as the sky is blue, game over for the GOP.

    And, it IS game over. Romney writes off 47% of the population and he’s delusional to think he has a chance in hell of getting elected? Is he insane??? And no, he wasn’t talking about 47% of Barry’s base–because it’s a hell of a lot higher than that.

    This is why Pelosi dismissively said (almost with a comical “get real”) Romney ISN’T going to be President.

    It’s why Romney is getting his ass kicked on A 67% for Barry getting re-elected??? That is massive slam dunk sure thing territory. To give you an idea of how much, I remember buying Bush Futures the Friday before the election in 2004. Those were at 56%.

    Nope, Romney knows the score. It’s over. The dems are (have) succeeding in their master plan strategy of creating a one party country.

  • pmalone

    You people are crazier than loons, and I’ll bet 47% of you live in the South:

    Clowns. Give up the guvment heroin.

  • Cee Bee

    I make more money than anyone three people on this board put together, and I plan on voting for President Obama.

    Keep defending Romney, by all means.

  • Bill Mitchell

    The only mistake Mitt could make here would be to back away from this. He needs to double and triple down and even produce ads showing him saying this.

    Don’t puss out on this Mitt. Own it, win it.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Cee Bee,

    I promise you don’t make a tenth of what I make and I’m voting for Romney.

  • BridgetGB

    Romney vocalized what America is thinking. EBT is a scandal. Sell your EBT card for less than half of what it’s worth and score yourself some heroin. It’s a close election and it will all come down to who gets their voters out. Folks in the swing states need to volunteer at their local GOP HQ and help Get Out The Vote. Walk Precincts. Deliver Lawn Signs. Call Voters. Volunteer to be a Poll Watcher. Register like-minded Americans before the deadline. On Election Day, show up and help get out the vote. Be part of the The Get Out The Vote plan for November 6th. Stop wringing your hands over a soundbite that we know the lousy leftists will blow completely out of proportion and beat these scumbags by working your arse off to help Get Out The Vote. Let’s roll up our sleeves and do this thing.

  • Amash

    Think about it – Romney will not lose one vote because of this. The people who don’t contribute to the tax base don’t pay attention to politics, unless it threatens what they get from the government. They will for for Oweblamo or not vote at all.
    Read the tweets and comments about stories on line regarding this. We conservatives are thrilled to finally hear Mitt say we we all have been saying all along. He needs to run with this. It’s true. Oweblamo, on the other hand, lost many votes over, “you didn’t build that.” people who own businesses and did build that themselves were angered by the audacity of the statement coming from a person who has gotten everything from the government.