Mitt Romney on Obama Voters: Entitled Losers!

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A secretly recorded video has emerged in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can be heard apparently disparaging voters - specifically those who support President Barack Obama - at a private dinner with donors.

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The GOP nominee can be heard (and seen, albeit far away) positing that "47 percent" of Americans do not pay any income taxes, consider themselves victims, feel entitled to handouts and would never even think about voting for him anyway.

"I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives," Romney says of Obama's "huge advantage." Take a look below:

Responses to this will likely fall into one of two categories:

  1. The truth hurts! He's just stating facts! People are such leeches!
  2. Wow, what an out of touch monster! He hates half the country!

The truth is probably somewhere in between, with the main takeaway being that Mitt's words were not chosen particularly well, especially in this media age.

Whether or not he harbors disdain for 47, 48, 49 percent of the country ... did he learn nothing from Obama's "cling" controversy four and a half years ago?

What do you think of Mitt's remarks, and who are you voting for in 2012? Share your thoughts, opinions and commentary on the campaign with us below...

 

UPDATE, 9/18: Addressing the controversial video, Mitt Romney stood by the comments, while conceding that he did not articulate his point very elegantly.

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@Stephanie Maybe you should do some research yourself. Romney stole most of his money from the corporations he took charge of, ran them into the fucking ground, and then left them to burn like the trash that he is. Romney couldn’t care less about the working man, and if you honestly believe he gives a damn about anyone who isn’t a millionaire, you’re sadly misinformed. He ruined businesses, and he’ll do the same to our country. After he’s done running it into the ground, he’ll take off with all the money he has hidden in offshore accounts, that he didn’t pay taxes on. Romney cares about Romney, and nobody else, unless they can contribute big bucks to his campaign. Obama 2012.

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TO LAN 1982 NOBODY BLACK WANTS TO WHITE, YOU ALL OF YOU HAVE LONG HAIR, THOSE ATTACHMENTS, FAKE BREAST, FAKE BUTS, FAKE LIPS...SEEMS LIKE TO ME THAT WHITE WOMAN ARE TRYING TO BE BLACK...WE DON'T NEED A TAN, FAKE BUTS AND BREAST, OR LIPS, THAT ALL COMES STANDARD, AND WE COME IN A LOT OF COLORS FROM THE DARKEST TO THE LIGHTEST WITH CURVES...SO PLEASE SPARE ME THE WWTW MESS...WE ARE HAPPY THAT WE HAVE COLOR AND NOT PLAIN WHITE...STOP WATCHING TV AND LOOK AT YOUR EVERY DAY WHITE WOMAN WALKING DOWN THE STREET, AND SEE THE REAL WHITE WOMAN THAT CAN'T AFFORD ALL THE UP GRADE'S...NOW THAT'S REAL...

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Entitled? poor people?? I think that is backwards. The entitled person is the one who is doing the talking....just what HAS he done in his life that wasn't handed to him? Oh, wait- taking over American companies, robbing them blind, and then outsourcing the jobs (and his ill-gotten gains) to underpaid workers in other countries. Maybe if he wasn't such a jerk with Bain Capital, there wouldn't be so many "poor" people who are going to vote against him anyway.
However, the electoral college might hand him the election --or there might be another "Florida" and the Supreme Court hands him the election.

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Why do you trash Romney for telling the facts. I frequent a grocery store where the manager will tell you that 95% of his customers use food stamps. Why should they try to do better when they can sit on their butts and the government, (you and I) will buy their groceries and pay them not to work. Really sad commentary on what used to be the greatest country in the world. God help us!

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I get you jenni,y all know even poor white peep will vote Romney even if they are consider poor in Romneys eyes.

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Michelle does not want to be white,y all know she got real tits and real skin color.She do not want to be a fake tan barbie doll with fake boobs and teeth and dumb as f.

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amen Ian!

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@Ian1982, oh and MICHELLE OBAMA IS BEAUTIFUL! ! AND IM WHITE!! SO THAT REMARK IS VERY VERY RUDE, SOUNDS LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH!! YUK!

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@Jeni, you want to make fun of the guy who pumps gas? Ha! Least he has a job, you want to make fun of people that do jobs that you think you are to good for? Well, let me remind you, you dont know what tomorrow may bring! You could become disabled, go broke, anything" you better THINK, before you start trashing people that do those kind of jobs.We need them, someone has to take our trash away, clean our hotel rooms, fix our cars, pick our vegetables, and on and on.
Good luck to your mean spirit. Now God Bless This Country, and Obama/Biden 2012 , OH YES WE WILL!"!!!!!!!!

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Mitt Romney and his Wife Appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael Interview Full Video (September 18, 2012) http://su.pr/1I75Yq