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."

Election 2012:


@Stefan. She's a dumb black libtard skank. LOL.


@Jayhawk. I agree with you about class. That WV Peach and her panties! That's why this country is in the state its in. They're so oversexed!


WV Peach you are a joke! Oh my "female rights"....blah blah like what abortion (right to kill)and birth control so you can go f--k everything that represent EVERYTHING wrong with america you're probably some dumb white libtard skank.


@WV Peach---And that panties comment. Let's have a modicum of class...


@WV Peach---Excuse me but Obama has been anti-coal! He sold out to the greenies a long time ago..or didn't you get the memo? If you're so protective of your state's coal industry you're an out 'n out fool for voting for Obama! Get your research straight girl! You're sounding like an ill-informed idiot here!


He didnt have time to meet with his Israeli counterpart, but he had time for David Letterman??????????

Wv peach

"we don't see shortcomings".....

Wv peach

@Victor: there's a sizable group of Democrats here voting for him......we just get overshadowed by staunch
Republicans. That said, just because we're Dems doesn't mean we see shortcomings. I just refuse to let Romney control my female rights. No one gets in my panties unless I let them. (wink)


This is the cold hard fact! Obama will continue to say that the movie sparked all the uprising! Why? Because that would mean it spontaneous! Spontaneous is unpredictable, you cannot predict spontaneous or defend against it! That means OBAMAS administration is not responsible. The Government of the Ambassador killing are saying it was an inside job possibly. Many reports are saying that the USA had been warned days in advance that this was likely- that would make it a premeditated act and experts all agree that Al Queda always plan ahead. Premeditated is a black eye for Obamas Administration, they dropped the ball. As of now the only people that think this was a result of that movie is Obama and the terrorists who were looking for a reason to carry this out. There is 365 days in a year and this was carried out on 9/11 so you do the math. This could put our Freedom of Speech at jeopardy all to save OBAMAS ass. He has to go!


If you are from WV then you are the only one there voting for Obama! Shit- your democrat politicians even hate him.

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