I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, but in case you haven’t, here’s how Mitt Romney really feels about almost half of Americans:
Of course, those 47 percent that he’s talking about are the working poor, retirees mooching on Medicare and Social Security, and Republicans, not owing income taxes due to the policy of Republican presidents. But why let facts get in the way of a good class warfare invective tailor made for your 1 percent base at a glitzy fundraiser?
While Rush Limbaugh and the fire-breathers of the right-wing media loved Romney’s attack against the parasitic and good-for-nothing half of Americans they despise, other Republicans are dismayed. Bush speechwriter David Frum, David Brooks and even Fox monster Bill Kristol have basically called out Romney as an incompetent, elitist fool. Even Republican candidates are running away in horror.
The Obama campaign will now devote a billion new ads to the Great 47% Folly, which Romney and Ryan are now fully embracing (besides it being “not elegantly stated”). Here’s the first one:
And here’s what Rep. John Yarmuth told LEO about Romney’s remarks:
“For Mitt Romney to say it isn’t his job to worry about working families and seniors because they don’t take personal responsibility for their lives shows how little he understands not just the concept of personal responsibility, but the responsibilities of the President of the United States.”
GOP Super PAC folks still have time to divert their millions of dollars to congressional candidates before they waste it on Romney. Tick tock.