Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wow...Mitt Romney telling the truth!

Do you hear that?   That   muffled dull thud?    That  may well be the sound of the final nail  being hammered  into the coffin of the  Mitt Romney Presidential campaign.

Speaking at what  he thought was an off the record  private high -donor event.  The Republican Nominee  expressed his true feelings about the majority of Americans  who, unlike Mitt Romney were not born into wealth and privilege.   According to Mitt Romney, nearly half of all Americans (47%)  are lazy free loaders who, again according to Mitt,  pay no income tax and expect the Government to cater to their every whim...  (hat tip to Mother Jones).

During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
"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."
Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

The Mother Jones piece goes on to report that  this fundraiser was held at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder on May 17th

Leder has long been a fan of Romney. In January, the New York Times reported:

Years ago, a visit to Mr. Romney's investment firm inspired Mr. Leder to get into private equity in the first place. Mr. Romney was an early investor in some of the deals done by Mr. Leder's investment company, Sun Capital, which today oversees about $8 billion in equity.

The paper noted that Leder is something of a poster boy for private equity—and not in a good way:

Mr. Leder personifies the debates now swirling around this lucrative corner of finance. To his critics, he represents everything that's wrong with this setup. In recent years, a large number of the companies that Sun Capital has acquired have run into serious trouble, eliminated jobs or both. Since 2008, some 25 of its companies—roughly one of every five it owns—have filed for bankruptcy. Among the losers was Friendly's, the restaurant chain known for its Jim Dandy sundaes and Fribble shakes. (Sun Capital was accused by a federal agency of pushing Friendly's into bankruptcy last year to avoid paying pensions to the chain's employees; Sun disputes that contention.) Another company that sank into bankruptcy was Real Mex, owner of the Chevy's restaurant chain. In that case, Mr. Leder lost money for his investors not once, but twice.

But Leder does differ from Romney in one significant fashion: how he likes to have a certain sort of fun. In August 2011, the New York Post reported,

It was as if the Playboy Mansion met the East EBond at a wild party at private-equity titan Marc Leder's Bridgehampton estate, where guests cavorted nude in the pool and performed sex acts, scantily dressed Russians danced on platforms and men twirled lit torches to a booming techno beat. The divorced Sun Capital Partners honcho rented a sprawling beachfront mansion on Surf Side Road for $500,000 for the month of July. Leder's weekly Friday and Saturday night parties have become the talk of the Hamptons—and he ended them in style last weekend with his wildest bash yet. 

At Romney's fundraiser at Leder's Boca Raton home, no sex acts were  recorded, ...that we know of.

So, after being caught  with his silver foot so far down his own throat he effectively kicked his own ass,  what  did  Mitt Romney do?   He  doubled down of course.

Now  I don't know  if  Governor Romney  truly in his heart of hearts  believes that  47% of all Americans  are  lazy entitlement addicts,  but  the fact that  as a man running for  President of the United States,  he would say that,  and then  not even remotely understand  the magnitude of the insult and mistake of his words,  clearly  proves one thing;   

Regardless of politics  or ideology,   Mitt Romney is quite simply far too stupid to ever be  President of the United States. 
One small postscript to this story,  as of  this posting,  Fox News has yet to mention this story in any way.

Despite the fact that the Romney fundraiser story, and the assorted follow up details, are on  the front page of most every other  major American News Organization's  web site.

I don't know about you , but I am shocked! Shocked to think that Fox News might deliberately try to shield their viewers from any story that might put the GOP Nominee in a less than favourable light...

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