Raw Mittens: My Job Is Not to Worry About the Pathetic Mooching Half of the U.S. Who Think They're Entitled to Food and Health Care

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Abby Zimet

Unaware he was being recorded, Mitt Romney told a small group of rich donors at an intimate fundraiser what he really thinks of the sorry 47% of Americans he thinks will vote for Obama - all the losers who "are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them." The contempt is palpable, and unbelievable. Whoops, guess who just lost the election? Much more, unfiltered. A great scoop from Mother Jones.

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax."

Update: More on the fundraiser's host, hedge fund manager Mark Leder, and the famed, naked pool parties he holds at his $500,000/month ocean shack in Boca Raton. And hilarity on Twitter ensues: "Romney's campaign is so dead the Mormons baptized it." 

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