President Obama Visits Late Show, Weighs in on Mitt Romney "47 Percent" Controversy

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President Barack Obama stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman last night, and had barely sat down before being asked about the Mitt Romney video.

The secretly-recorded-calling-Obama-backers-entitled-irresponsible-drains-on-society video, which Romney stands by, while acknowledging poor word choice.

Letterman asked Obama for his take on Mitt describing "47 percent of Americans" in this manner, to which he said, "One of the things I learned as president is you represent the entire country ... if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone."

Obama noted that in 2008, 47 percent of America voted for his rival, John McCain.

"This is a big country. And people disagree a lot, but one thing I've never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because somebody doesn't agree with me that they're victims or they're unpatriotic," he said.

"There are not a lot of people out there who think they're victims. There are not a lot of people who think they're entitled to something."

"We've got some obligations to each other, and there's nothing wrong with us giving each other a helping hand so that that single mom's kid, after all the work she's done ... can afford to go to college, go cure the next disease, go start the next Google."

"I think that's a good investment for America."

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Wv-peach

Did any of you you dumb asses read what I initially wrote?? I SAID something must be done about the Middle East! You all see only what you want to see and refuse to acknowledge anything else. Daina: you are one stupid bitch, who has no idea of who or what I am. I could be your sorry-ass trashy mother for all you know. Then again, that would have to make you human, which obviously from your posts, you seem to fall short of. Go put on your little Klan robe and burn a cross you shallow inbred pig. I'm glad I annoy you; can't stand anyone who dares disagree. Don't write back to me; just like your sickening alter-ego "Matt", I'm done with this trashy site and equally trashy members. So now, fuck off.

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Oh and Kelly if not for a MAN'S RIB many centuries ago YOU WOMEN would not be here...remember that women when you ruin men's life on a daily basis

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Trolls climb up my ass then I shit them out. You want to scare them Daina- Put a job application in front of them. Those bitches will run and not look back.

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Trollies once again playing "musical username"....writing under the guise of someone else. Nasty little critters..always havin' to play around! Isn't there a "Lord of the Rings" sequel these annoying lil' critters could go audition for? Finally, put their pointy lil' heads to good purpose in the name of family entertainment?

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@ WV Peach. You know you annoy me. You do your vedy (sic) best to come off so sugary sweet, just like one of those Georgia peaches. Sorry honey chile I'm not buying the act! The perfect little southern belle is talking about some man getting into her "panties." You make me sick Miss Butter Wouldn't Melt In Her Mouth! And please don't say "jeez" again. The people in the hood would say you're fronting. Who are you trying to kid? WV you're a phony. Stop trying to be what you're not!

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@WVP- forget the panty thing! Listen- for those who live off sound bites this is what you should understand in that 15 second Romney clip that has ran 10,000 times! Romney was talking about votes! He is saying - LOOK 47% , forget them - IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THEM! He is saying- they could be wrapped up by Obama anyway so- WHY CARE ABOUT THAT! In other words he is basically spotting Obama 47%! He is talking about VOTERS as in counting votes at the poll! Its a damn shame we can't see the whole tape! What's more of a shame is the government is not talking about the Horrible Middle east situation! WVP- you know what all this is about! Nobody including Libya says this was spontaneous! It's a lie! People died and more could die! All Obama wants to do is cover his ass. Obama cannot - once again except RESPONSIBILTY! It is crazy as to what the media talks about! Damn it cover what's important!

Wv-peach

Retraction: I incorrectly thanked Stan instead of Kelly. This site is a joke and nothing can be said without a firestorm of insults and put-downs. No wonder the world laughs at us.

Wv-peach

Jeez, why are you guys so hateful and racist? For the record Jayhawk, I said that in jest, so no need for classes on propriety. Also, I know he's anti-coal, and I am not. It's the issue many of us face here. I did mention that in my previous posts. Daina, you're the epitome of trash.....I've seen your rants before and you get off on making ill-informed and ugly remarks. Go crawl back under your rock. Stan, thanks for being a voice of reason and sense; seems my satire was lost on most of these fools. WV does have a history of not liking Obama, but as I said, thee is a small contigency of us who are Democrats. I don't agree with everything he's done, but that's par for the course.

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I think it's sick that men can call woman a slut when they want birth control. Birth control does help some woman's health for the better. Also many men get Viagra under insurance when they can't get it up so they can have sex so does that make you men better? It doesn't help your health it just allows you to have sex so I wouldn't talk. Men don't have a right to tell a woman what they can or cannot do. Yes abortion is horrible but a man will never go through it so why should they decide? Sometimes an abortion is the best thing for a woman's health but then again no one seems to care about a women's health. Just remember this men. Men wouldn't be around without woman. A woman can find a way to have a baby without a man but a man could never have a child without a woman. Yet woman seems to be called sluts, stupid, gullible and not get respected.

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@WV Peach- I'm going to go out on a limb and say that even with the wink you will still be able to keep your panties on without much resistance. Your Democrats in office would not even go to the convention- Seriously- WVP- you know obama is a lost cause in the Mountaineer State! They hate him!

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