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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@HaHa, lol, why dont you keep track of polls, like Gallup? Obama/Biden 2012! Oh YES WE WILL!!

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I would nt want be President. They both will hang themselves. Too much crap happening overseas. Here on our soil,huge drought and food cost wil rise,means less jobs.

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matt invented using different user names .Matt is a liar so mitt romney must be too.ROBME ROMNEY HOOD HE STEALS FROM THE POOR AND GIVES IT TO THE RICH WHITE PEOPLE.

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I felt violated and really small when Romney spoke reckless proactive toward those who make under a certain wage.

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Go to the welfare office-the government center.They will help you with the voting.

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It is a slam dunk! Obama will win. Romney jacked up big time.

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I need to register. Does anyone know where or how?

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Ahhhh yes- THE OLD USE ANOTHER USERS ... NAME TRICK! Your weakness is showing, just like Obamas is showing! Jump Ship people- this Obama steam ship is going down!

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Right on Mr.President, you are soo right! Yes! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012! OH YES WE WILL!!

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You can pretend to be THE REAL MATT all you want! The REAL Matt is a true American who believes in the constitution! You are wasting your time trolls, lying under others user names! Romney 2012! Help save America!

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