Well, thanks to a hidden camera at a Mitt Romney fundraiser, we now have hard evidence that Mittens’ math skills are right on par with his people skills.
In a week where he tried to show his human side by — wait for it — telling us that he likes to sleep with as little on as possible (my mind’s eye just went blind) and that he’s “kind of a Snooki fan” (apparently Chris Christie is now writing his briefing books), a video surfaced that gives us insight into the real Mitt.
Turns out that he’s really good at division:
“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 they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not.”
What a regular guy! At a Florida fundraiser with all millionaires, he just writes off 47 percent of Americans, like they’re some Cayman Island tax shelter. Then he says that all he really cares about is convincing “5 to 10 percent in the center” that they should vote for him “whether they like the guy or not.”
No problem there. If Mitt is trying to win this election on the bold (and, except for Dick Cheney, unprecedented) political strategy of “unlikability,” he should just air the entire video as a campaign spot. I’m thinkin’ landslide!
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