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:


Mitt Romney forgot he had extended family. Goofy Duke of earl.


Well guys what I is cool,is Romney messed up. Now vote wisely. You know who has your best interest,surely ain't Romney!!


maybe that boob ambassador from libya should learn how to dodge rockets he is no better that Gaby Giffords she could not dodge anything either pair of nitwits Romney 2012!!


Mitt has built a house of stupid remarks. He has walked out on the middle income folks. He left an earthquake of bad taste for hard working folks.


The half a nig is just a talker doing his same old act blabbing his big lips off for dumb darkies votes.


Mitt is inspiring to you because you in the league he adores.Saying fuck half of the nation,who works hard too-is inspiring!keep talking Mitt you sound smart.


Mitt should not have to worry about an ambassador , he's not president! Obama is and what does obama do- Parties with JayZ, get the circus act out of the white house! He will destroy this country! Obama is the one that didn't build a damn thing! Mitt has built plenty!Romney 2012 PS- Deal with your jealousy! Tuff shit if your jealous of the rich. Get off your butts and participate


Of course Mitt has greater concerns making sure millionaires get forefront tax cuts. Mitt made it bluntly notice that he doesnt care if the unemployed find work. He will be hard at work making sure the rich are ok.


Mitt has better things rite now than worring about a little ambassador in a muslim country .Mitt is concerned about jobs and the people who pay taxes.


Yes indeed Romney did. He is a man with an artifical heart at that moment in time.

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