Shocking video emerged this weekend of a crowd apparently dragging a dying U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens out of a building in Libya. Don’t let that bother you too much, though; Mother Jones magazine this afternoon posted a super-secret video smuggled from a Mitt Romney campaign event that they hope will really disturb you.

In the video, shot secretly at a private fundraiser earlier this year, Romney says that much of President Barack Obama’s support in the election will come from those dependent on government.

Have you recovered from the shock yet?

What Romney is obviously describing is a campaign strategy that will focus on independents. He questions the value of campaigning on lowering taxes when that message will never resonate with the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal tax.

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.

Team Obama’s Jim Messina, whose campaign earlier this year introduced us to the joys of cradle-to-grave government hand-holding though composite creation Julia, called Romney’s remarks “shocking.”

Romney went on to say that his job in the campaign was “not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” Liberal translation? Romney doesn’t care about poor people! Note, of course, that David Corn, Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones, chose to use the word “moochers” in interpreting Romney’s remarks. And in an impromptu game of telephone, liberals heard their own words in Romney’s remarks.

“Disdainfully written off?” What do you expect from the man who was so arrogant and disdainful as to actually run against The One?

A new Rasmussen poll shows Romney with a two-point lead nationally. But leftists with their ears tightly pressed against their laptop speakers are certain they hear a nail in the Romney campaign’s coffin. For real this time.

Others, though, simply hear the truth.

https://twitter.com/kesgardner/statuses/247826760253718528

As Romney’s “caught on tape” comments made the rounds on Twitter and the evening newscasts, his communications director Gail Gitcho released this statement:

Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy. As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work. Mitt Romney’s plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves Americans off of government dependency and into jobs.

  • Annie

    Romney is saying what the rest of us think! WTG!

    • Dio Heerai

      They want to bring up freeloaders, then lets give them this fight

      • Elaine

        One major probem is that those working hard are carrying a lot of extra weight and at some point, Obama will break our backs, then who will pay? The “entitled” will not bite the OBAMA hand that feeds them, and HE knows it. Those ARE Obama voters.

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    As Dennis Miller said to Jay Leno, “I’m all for helping the helpless but I don’t give a rat’s ass about the clueless.”

    The sad things is most of the “helpless” are really clueless.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    OMFG he called us VICTIMS!!!! I feel so ….. so…..VICTIMIZED!!1!

  • Obnoxious_Idiot

    There is no disputing that Obama’s policies has forced many hard working Americans onto assistance who normally would not take it. For the others who picket in front of businesses that employee, yelling about fair share: time to get off your rumps and become productive members of society! I am tired of pulling YOUR weight! MOOCHERS! Time for a flat tax, then YOU can start paying YOUR FAIR SHARE!

  • http://twitter.com/l4issez Conservative First

    Now Romney needs to double down, he needs to keep pushing this. This is exactly what most of us have been waiting to hear from Romney, not in private tho, in public. He has the podium, he needs to be pushing conservative values, dare I say it, LOUD AND PROUD.

    • http://www.facebook.com/scott.hurlburt.7 Scott Hurlburt

      you got that right…lets hear it, Mitt. the truth is refreshing to my ears…..

      • Elaine

        New slogan.. MORE JOBS NOT MORE ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS

    • Elaine

      Exactly. He won’t cave to the Obama media like McCain did. :)

    • Robin Nelson-Herlihy

      Darn tootin’, Conservative First! Romney needs to spell it out. And also spell out what a coward Obama has been over the middle east riots! If he convinces the independents that their votes will not be wasted, then Romney has this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    every single thing he said in that video is 100% true and by god if i was an american or had my green card i woul vote in this instant

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Rafael, the truth is that you still can and the Democrats would help you do it. Although they’d think you were voting for them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/james.hersperger James Hersperger

        hahaha, so true

    • Armando

      Even with your green card you wouldn’t be eligible to vote…

      • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

        my bad, citizenship

    • Brooke Lorren

      It’s not true though. Just because I don’t earn enough to pay taxes, doesn’t make me a killer. Even George Bush gave me enough credit to realize that. If I could earn more, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Being poor is just a matter of how much income you’re currently bringing in for the moment. It doesn’t make me an Obama voter. I’d rather have people think that I was a killer than an Obama voter.

      • reaper_69

        Many of those who are on some kind of assistance are only there because Obama’s failed economic policies have caused the price of basic necessities to go up!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VHDUZRUBFOSKMYMFAHU23ZMJKI Mary

    Romney needs to not run away from this. He needs to embrace this and put those numbers out there in ads and stump speeches over and over. One vision for America is the Obama, everybody needs the government teet – the other get the government out of the way and start taking responsibility for yourself and then at the end of the day proudly proclaim “I BUILT THAT!”

    • http://twitter.com/Catchick1967 Teresa R

      He’s on right now answering to the coward that took the “hidden” video

  • Love of Country

    The truth shall set you free!

    (unless you’re a democrat)

    :((

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    The truth hurts the Left so much. Moochers don’t like being called out on being moochers! How about the 47% who don’t pay Federal taxes start paying their fair share?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      How about a dedicated line on the stores for EBT purchases. And how about a mandatory thank you to all the taxpayers in the store before they leave.

      Fear of public shame used to have a place in society.

      • lainer51

        how about NO CASH BACK from EBT cards… Just saw that this weekend and almost fell over.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          I don’t know about all states, but in quite a few, “lost” cards are replaced at no cost to the recipient. Not that anyone would “sell” their EBT to be able to get some cash for a meth or crack purchase, just hypothetically speaking here.

        • YERMOM182

          How about instead of EBT cards they be given a weeks worth of food, none of which they get to choose. It comes in a box and it must last you a week.

          Food Choice is for those that earn it.

          • Steve

            I’ve always been saying that EBT needs to be treated more like a WIC program. If they REALLY need food to survive… then the white-meat chicken, fruits and vegetables, milk, 100% juice, water and healthy, whole grain cereals and oatmeal are what you NEED, not chips, soda, ice cream and candy.

            I’m a grocery supervisor and I see people coming in just for junk food CONSTANTLY. Even worse… a lot of times, you just see kids coming it with these cards to get candy, chocolate milk, soda or energy drinks. You know these parents are just handing these cards to their kids. One day, those kids will also become dependent on EBT because it’s always been there. It makes me sick to my stomach. The term “parent” is a pretty loose one these days… especially in that regard.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            Your idea would be wonderful actually. Give them the staples to more than survive and urge them to get off the EBT or WIC to be able to buy what they really want! Ween them off.

        • $1714278

          That’s been going on for years…at least in my state..

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Agreed!

    • conservativechick

      They have NO problem SELLING those ‘cards” they get in front of grocery stores every weekend. I can’t believe they have the nerve to do that!

    • Brooke Lorren

      Sounds good to me! I’m so sick of people calling me heinous things (like an Obama voter) just because I don’t earn enough to pay taxes. If people think that low income earners (like myself) are so horrible because we don’t earn a lot and don’t pay taxes, then just lower the income tax threshold to below the poverty level. Then at least people will stop bad-mouthing me because I don’t pay income taxes. It’s not my fault that the government places the barrier to paying income taxes so high. I plan on getting to that level someday (I’m a small business owner and my husband is in his third year of law school)… but until then people think I’m all sorts of awful things just because of my income. People should shut up about how awful people like me are and just start making us pay income taxes. Then I can stop hearing about it.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        You’re not horrible at all. You’re doing what you can–you and your husband. And that is wonderful. There are people who ruin it for the good people like yourselves, however, people who try their best to dodge taxes through any means and strive to never hold a job just to get government hand-outs. And there are so many good people who lost their jobs and are seeking employment, therefore they cannot pay taxes..and that is to be expected since they need every dime (and of course don’t make enough money). But those who are purposely not paying them and wanting to suckle the government’s teet are the ones who need to do their fair share, as the rest want to and will when they can.
        Good luck to you and your husband!!

  • digitalPimple

    What? O’Reilly says this every-night practically. Why do you think Obama was trying to give handouts so much these past months???

  • NWFL Conservative

    And he is dead bang on. Why would you vote for someone who would expect you to actually contribute something to our country besides CARBON DIOXIDE.

    But, but didn’t the Great Divider tell us we ALL have to do our fair share? What about that 47%? ………………………..47% OF ZERO IS STILL FREAKIN’ ZERO

    THERE is your “peeps” giving their fair share, Barry

    • Brooke Lorren

      I’ll tell you why someone who doesn’t earn enough money to pay taxes would vote for Romney… because we want something better out of life. Some of us are just trying to survive and make a better life for ourselves. I run my own business. Since it’s only a few years old, it doesn’t bring in a lot of income yet. I earn four figures. It’s not enough to pay taxes on, but if it would keep people from bad-mouthing me and calling me nasty things like an Obama voter, I’d gladly have the income tax threshold lowered to my earnings level. My husband is a law student; while in law school, he also has a job, AND he’s currently in a clinic doing work as a lawyer, that will hopefully land him a good job once he graduates. I run my business at night, but during the day I homeschool – not only saving the government money because they don’t have to pay to educate my children, but giving them a better education in the meantime.

      My business would do SO much better if Romney was in office. My business consists of two parts: creating web pages on various current events, and designing products for people to buy. If the economy improved, people would buy more of my products, and I’d make more money. Also, some of the people that currently do the same thing that I do are only there because they can’t find jobs outside the home, so I’d have less competition. So I might not make much money now, but I welcome a Mitt Romney presidency, even though I don’t make enough money to pay income tax. I know that I’m not alone either.

      • YERMOM182

        Outstanding Brooke! Keep your nose to the grindstone and it will pay off someday. Then you too can be a member of the Evil 1%. Good Luck.

  • grais

    ” I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” Benjamin Franklin, 1766

    • GaylePutt

      Exactly. instead of slapping bandaid on the problem, someone needs to get serious and get to the ROOT of the problem.

      • Aletta Blair

        The root is the demoralization and crumbling of society, lack of self respect and responsibility…AKA we’re toast.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Those people likely won’t be hearing any of this anyway cuz they don’t pay attention even to the slimestreamers so give the ssm a few days of not-muslim-rage and they’ll move on the next preposterous meme they can dig up.

  • Conservativeanarchist

    Mitt, I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. Saying that, you should be careful what you say and stop feeding the animals.

  • Conservativeanarchist

    Only about 30-35% of those 47% will vote this time around.

  • Pushbroom

    Democrats: Moochers. Moochers: Lazy. Lazy: Morons. Morons: Burdens to society. Why is this so difficult to comprehend?

  • Keri Green

    You obama sheep all like to make up stories and lie. I guess you learned from the best. Obama the biggest liar and deceiver in American history

  • William Oosterman

    Pravda trained so-called reporters! Obama the Kenyan commie must go -back to Kenya|!

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.godin.9 Karen Godin

    47% of Americans are dependent upon the gov’t and thus will vote for Obama.
    But the Media doesn’t finish Mitt’s quote. Mitt didn’t just say “My job is not to worry about those people, period! ” Mitt said, he won’t worry about them “BECAUSE I will never convince them”

    Big difference, ya liars!

    • Martha Shea

      He also did not say he hated them ,like one dem tried to turn it into.

      • Brooke Lorren

        No, he called us poor people Obama voters… which is even worse.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225807266 Greg Kelly

      Way to think for yourself!

    • WingedBishop

      More specifically, he’s not worried about wasting time on getting their votes. The brain dead voters will submit a brain dead ballot.

    • Brooke Lorren

      But poor people are not all Obama voters. Some of us have aspirations to something more. Just because someone doesn’t earn enough to pay taxes doesn’t mean they want to be like that forever. You couldn’t pay me a billion dollars to vote for Obama… and at my current level of income, it would take my family 40,000 years to earn that.

  • Chip

    While the rest of us are still clinging to our guns and religion according the Big O.

    • frankbooth

      ..and bitter…Chip, don’t forget bitter…. lol

  • celsma

    What, vote no mo Obama money? How I gonna pay my cable bill? I’m just a po Chicago teacher. Mitt Romney hates me.

  • brewers_rule

    The party that’s made a career of marching victims in front of the cameras like with Obamacare (the little boys as props at the signing), Sandra Fluke (who could afford her own birth control but doesn’t want to), the illegal immigrant at their convention speaking (who wants to be an American but has no choice but to break the law to do it), and various other victims who need their help in the name of obesity (banning sugary drinks), health (smoking bans), more govt control of banks & industries (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac & Dodd-Frank) and need more taxpayer money (kids in public schools or for CHIP program dollars), is now lecturing us on how evil we are for recognizing their using of Americans to gain political power & calling them out on it, eh? Shock and awe indeed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3B52VO2FZHYBFGY7JXB6HTUCFA ALWAYS RIGHT

      you can afford your own viagra and cialis…but the nearly allmale senate and congress vote to make mandatory that insurance companies cover these keep your willie hard medicine…that’s paying for sex.
      Over half the women in this country have female medical problems that depend on the regulating hormones in the BC pill.
      When the pill first came on the market it was medical treament of excess bleeding for nearly 20 days of the month..fibribroids.. endometreous extreme uterus pain etc. The hormones in the pills relieves these horrible symptoms….however in the process of the early treatment decades ago it was discovered to regulate ovalation..therefore control birth conception…so it was prescribed as the birth control pill…the the medical treatment should be covered by insurance..aurse hole..not paying for your limp willie.

      • wolf

        it doesnt cover willie pills!and it only pays a portion of what I need to live so ,pay for your own pills,like me.

      • Guest

        you are misinformed. birth control/hormone pills to treat a medical condition, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, is still covered. if a medication treats dysfunction or disease, it is available through insurance programs. Even at Georgetown. Pills, etc for to prevent pregnancy for recreational sex should be an individual’s responsibility, just like condoms. If you have trouble paying the $9/month at Walmart, that’s what Planned Parenthood does. Which by the way is mostly privately funded, though the US government gives them over $400 million annually.

        • billeeblue

          Totally agree. I paid insurance claims for over 30 years and we covered the bc pills for those medical conditions.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        “Female medical problems”? Oh, my sides. Please, doctor, educate us some more. Then, put on your economist hat and show me the supply and demand curves, juxtaposed with mark to market pricing, of e.d. drugs versus hormonal birth control.

        • MarriedInLove

          Really, you want to criticize people with “female issues”? I suffer from a VERY serious issue and need birth control along with a few other pills to make it through my daily life as issue free as possible. I find it very irresponsible and ignorant for someone that doesn’t have a clue of what it’s like for someone that suffers from a medical condition to attempt to reduce the issues as something minor. I suffer every day of my life and birth control helps keep my body as “normal” as possible. Yes, I’d say it’s necessary.

      • John Fowler

        “aurse hole..not paying for your limp willie.”

        When you’re discussing American politics, you might want to at least try to sound like an American, rather than a British troll, ah-roight, guvnah?

  • mkreider

    Oh yeah, really scandalous. DUH – this is not even remotely new. Obama does have a very large base of entitlement voters. This is so not important. Romney was not looking down or talking down, he was stating where these voters are in their lives. Obama doesn’t care if they ever better themselves. Romney is far more hopeful they can better themselves. Big difference. Obama wants them dependent. Romney would rather they rise up out of the dependent status.

  • Downeasta3111

    “A Government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count of on the support of Paul.” George Bernard Shaw…1944. This has been a known fact for years. The Dems want people dependent on the system. What Romney said is no secret.

  • GibbyD

    Huckabee was for the Fair Tax. That would solve most of the economic ills of the United States. The 9-9-9 would have been a stepping stone to the fair tax. This is the only thing that is fair to all and the ONLY thing that would save our economy .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Wright/100000043972222 John Wright

    Romney is telling the truth. The democrats policies of holding down the unemployed and low wage workers on their democrat plantation. Romney is trying to wake them up with the truth.

  • PapaRick98

    The American Dream is impossible if all you ever want is food stamps, free housing, welfare check for doing nothing all the while selling drugs and driving Escalades with 24 in rims and a $4,000 dollar stereo through the projects. Any one of them if pulled over would have a wad of cash but that would be profiling and therefore illegal. There was a time when you could start at a service station for $1.00 an hour and save up your money for a bicycle until one day you bought an old car. Then you go to work in a plant and buy a better vehicle, maybe get married and have a child. Raise a family and that was considered life. The American Dream. It’s not that way now. Now it’s what can I get for free because I’m a victim?

  • YERMOM182

    it’s not like he called them bitter clingers, hanging on to their crack pipes and EBT cards.

    • Sharon Schlund

      LOL…still laughing ….Thanks! Glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read ur comment!

      • YERMOM182

        I’m here to serve.

    • Brooke Lorren

      Well, that’s less of an insult than calling someone an Obama voter…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FCEKPVBOFKBZW3ZNBCPHHOP25Y yahoo-FCEKPVBOFKBZW3ZNBCPHHOP25Y

    Its all true folks. No hate for these people that is bs. It is stating the facts. Almost half of the country doesnt pay taxes and doesnt care to change their entitlement mentality. So why was time trying to change the loosers minds> They dont want to work or contribute. So bash the rich. It the Dems theme every election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.masek Danny Masek

    Moochers don’t like to be called moochers. They prefer to be called stimulus conduits.

    • WingedBishop

      I call them freeloaders.

  • Ellen S

    Broadcast the SHOCKING fact that almost half the country is on the dole. How long can we sustain this country with those numbers? We need jobs, not handouts. All Americans need a chance to be part of that dream, not held back by government subsistence checks.

  • MILAN68

    I’m a independent ROMNEY / RYAN 11/06/2012

  • Philip Nightingale

    Obama has disdain for the productive half of the country who he sees as bitterly clinging to their guns and religion. Romney has disdain for the unproductive half who he sees as lazy and voting for their continued free ride. I’m a Ron Paul man all the way myself but I’m really starting to warm to Romney.

    • RomneyForaBetterUSA

      that’s BS…Romney didn’t say anything bad about the 47%, he was just saying that he shouldn’t focus on winning them over in this campaign because they are never going to vote for him anyway…which is true and I completely agree with him…I have been dealing with those 47% in debates and they are just sheep that don’t even give credit to real facts at all…just Obama worshipers and think Mitt is an evil rich guy, which if anyone knew anything about Romney, his is nothing but good. And Ron Paul, the only thing that bothers me about him is that he’s never passed any bills, he always votes Nay on everything or doesn’t vote at all and I haven’t seen any type of budget plan to help this economy turn around from him or Gary Johnson….so you shouldn’t focus on a person who isn’t going to win this election and focus on the future of this country and which person you want leading it for the next 4 years, because it’s only between two people right now and a vote for anyone else, truly is a vote for Obama….

  • Charlotte Powell

    Aren’t the liberals sick of carrying the heavy weight of those who ARE MOOCHING OF THE GOV PROGRAMS! AND DOING IT ON PURPOSE! I’m not saying the entire 47% of entitlement recipients are moochers, but a lot are, and have been for years. They teach their kids how to do it a well. Working at a small meat market here in SC, plenty of folks are double dipping. Over $1000 on an ebt card (food stamp) for mom, and the same for dad. How? Both claim their 5 kids as dependents, she at her address, he at his mother’s address. They live next door to each other, claim the same children, and the gov is too stupid our blind to figure this out. And they’re not the least ashamed, as they climb into their new Cadillac. They are entitled to it! It’s about time Mitt realizes these people will vote for their best interest, not America’s!

    • Penmar

      No the dems are not tired of that, because they aren’t the ones paying for it, with them it’s always the ‘other guy’ that should pay for it. Not them, for them it’s different when they don’t pay for it.

  • $23277462

    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    THE VOTE PUMP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u24nH03NccI&list=PLABCC53F051B98328&feature=player_detailpage

  • susan5042

    It’s no secret that 47% think they are entitled. This is what I’ve been vocal about for years!! And they are going to vote for Obama because they don’t want to lose free money!! Give me a break. Get off your ass.

    • GaylePutt

      I think in order to get any kind of assistance, the govt. should require you to attend school to learn a trade or skill. The money would be far better spent “teaching them to fish”.

  • Vicki Bougere Fleming

    Governor Romney, Thank you for being honest with the American people. Obama knows exactly how to get votes. What else will he give away with our tax dollars before the election. The hard working Americans want YOU to be our next President.

  • v1cious

    So about that class warfare guys…

    You do know that 47% also encompasses Republicans, right? That’s more than 150 million people he just stereotyped, and a good amount of those “entitled” are in red states.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gary.dewyn Gary Dewyn

      There are also likely many of the 47% who remember what it was like when they were able to provide for themselves, have the lifestyle they wanted, and want to get back there again.

    • J. Cox

      Errmm..if they are republican..then he wasn’t addressing them..or can you not read?Go ahead and drink that kool-aide and spout more lies and half truths.Nothing he said is untrue..but,leave it to the LSM to only post half the quote so gullible little you falls for it.Sheep

    • wolf

      lmao the people whom know it to be true are hurt , the people getting help looking for work took no offense ,!

    • Dwayne Jackson

      He didn’t stereo type anyone he simply stated he should not waste his time on them. My how liberals love to spin or out right lie.

  • $1714278

    He’s absolutely CORRECT…..The moochers will vote for Obama, no doubt about that..

    Mother Jones…..as my daughter would say………FAIL…

    • GaylePutt

      Did you all see the video where Obama voters were interviewed and asked about all kinds of issues. Most of them knew NOTHING, dumb as bricks, and don’t get it. Don’t care to get it. And probably couldn’t get it if you explained it to them.

      • billeeblue

        Or they just don’t want to hear about it and stomp away. We had that experience so many times. They shoot off their mouths but cannot back up one thing they are screaming about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lisa.Brooks.Fausey Lisa Brooks Fausey

    Romney hit the nail on the head. Many of the people who came to vote for Obama 4 years ago when I worked the polls were unemployeed and had never voted before in their life by their own admission. We just need the swing voters to swing our way and Obama is history… finally!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.sovereign Sean Sovereign

    Im sure this will be all over the “news”. But they wont talk about our numerous embassys under attack, Obama giving Isreal the middle finger, rising gas prices, continued high unemployment.

  • lainer51

    Nothing shocking here…. he is 150% correct so why the furor?
    Keep it up, Mitt.. Anything that ticks off David Cornhole is good enough for me.

  • Beth Larsen

    Who cares? Seriously, our country is screwed with Obama, and what Romney said wasn’t a big deal. I’m poor, pay no taxes, yet also refuse to take assistance and would rather better my own situation. I support Mitt because I don’t always want to be broke. I’d argue the Obama supporters out of the non-taxpayers are the ones content to keep their heads barely above water financially for the rest of their lives. The rest of us will vote for Mitt.

    • wolf

      you are one of the people that should be on ! you want to better yourself , take the money until you get back on your feet!

    • http://twitter.com/RJD12913 RJD

      Good luck to you Beth Larsen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/helen.yelen Helen Yelen

    Mitt Romney donated every penny of the money his father left him to charity, then he earned his own wealth. He helped save companies like staples (built that one) sports authority, toys R us, Dunkin Brands, Gymboree, The Weather Channel……soooooo many more. Yes, he believes people should be responsible for themselves, too bad people don’t have that kind of “self respect” anymore, this country would be in such a different place right now. There once was a time when it was considered degrading to take “government handouts,” now our society somehow thinks it should be a way of life or “the norm”. When did that happen? Where did America go? Just a thought.

    • RomneyForaBetterUSA

      He also refused to take a paycheck while Governor of Mass….he didn’t take a dime for turning around the Olympics and gave the 2Million he made from that, to charity….he DID pay $3.2Million in taxes last year…has given $18Million to charities…wasn’t born rich and is self-made….gave all his inheritance from his father to charity….Bain is touted as the only reason our economy survived in the 80’s…has set up trust funds to help out his entire family – Obama hasn’t given one cent to help his struggling family…he has family that is on assistance….so, if Obama doesn’t care at all about his family, do you think he’s going to care about yours??? Romney / Ryan!!

    • Dwayne Jackson

      Romney also worked as a minister for ten years without pay, took no pay for the three years he worked on the olympics and took no pay as governor of MA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    so what? the dems, hollywood, and the media say a lot worse things about people who don’t support obama……you would have to enter alcoholics anonymous if you played the drinking game for every time you hear the words “racist” and “haters” from that crowd…..i get sick and tired of conservatives being accused of thoughtcrime while libs get to trash and drag through the mud anyone who doesn’t conform to their dogma

  • JoeMyGod

    Shorter Mitt Romney: “I don’t care about poor people.” Message received!

    • Dandy1

      grow up

    • el_polacko

      thank you, kanye…but didn’t you mean to say ‘black people’?

  • Lisa Chappell

    There are many on government assistance right now b/c they lost their jobs. Those people will vote for Romney b/c they’d prefer to have jobs over trying to exist on the little bit the gov’t hands out to US citizens. You have to be an illegal alien or a muslim country to really rake in the money.

  • http://twitter.com/jnowlin Joe

    I wonder if it is possible to donate to Obama Claus with a SNAP card?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.potter.393 Michael Potter

    oh how true it is, never in my 57 years have i seen so many who have this intitlement mentalty, President Obama says ”if you vote for Romney your voting go it alone or vote for me and we will leave no man left behind” playing apon thir fears folks can’t make it on thir own or thir to dumb to make choices without the government involvement, you have the 1 % and you have the 99% but then there is the 100 % Americans who will not support Obama”s big government or his old markist ideas wile claiming the other guy has no new ideas, none of Obama’s ideas are new just recycled socialist Garbage

  • wolf

    To be frank anyone living off tax payers without trying to improve themselves or look for work should be cut off ,maybe when they are off the tit will they learn to walk!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deette.blackburnkiswani DeEtte Blackburn Kiswani

    Well its the truth.. are people surprised to hear a man speak the truth. It’s no secret Obama is the welfare president I know my niece who is on welfare was like I heard Romney will take my welfare away. Haha I told her if your seriously worried about that then Obama has succeeded come on its sad that Obama is scaring these young mothers who get on welfare into voting for him so they can stay on it How about getting a job it pays a hell of alot more and your being a positive roll model for your kids instead of teaching them its ok to be totally dependent on welfare. I have convinced her to not vote for Obama thankfully her morals were more important then her welfare check. Romney/Ryan 2012

  • Liberals Make Me Laugh

    Anyone ever read what de tocqueville warned us?
    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/alexis_de_tocqueville.html

  • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

    1. The way this is taken out of context is incredibly stupid.
    2. Romney creates jobs… for the ones that liberals say he hates.
    3. Obama does not care about 99% of all Americans. Check his resume.

  • Hal Fast

    What a surprise, Romney states a fact, and the left goes crazy! WOW! Man, if the left every told the truth, now that would be truly amazing! Really.

  • http://twitter.com/gommie gommie

    So what’s the big deal? I guess that Romney speaks the truth? Nothing he said is news to any American who is well informed. And he is right – he would be foolish to waste his time on those who want to be taken care of.. they are always going to want someone else( taxpayers) to be responsible for them and their comforts.. pride is not even a word they know and much less understand or know the feeling…God Bless America…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThePrincester Gary L. Prince

    Conservatives want to provide people with dignity not dependency; with opportunity not economic oppression; with individual freedom not collective bondage; with unity and equal opportunity not class or race division and equal outcomes.

  • BeeKaaay

    Romney sounds like a conservative. Very good.
    Would he have said this 10 years ago running for governor of Leftwingistan?

    Still, it is good he is at least saying it.

  • http://karlq.spaces.live.com Karl Quick

    Obama wants 99% dependent on government: so much easier to be a dictator that way. …no, too harsh… revise to reflect his “humble” intent: so much easier to be a Savior of Humankind that way!

  • http://www.twitter.com/TPBGirl TPBGirl ™

    OMG! Its sooo. sooo TRUE! lazy bast**ds. I didnt take them to raise!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikebutlermedia Mike Butler

    Anyone who votes for Øbama is either a complete idiot, a Communist, or one of the 47% who pay no taxes and subsist on the government dole. Mitt has correctly identified them as not worth trying to get their vote. The reactions to his “secret” statement are pretty hilarious!

  • Rick

    Why did it cut off where it did? I bet he said something the libs really didn’t like and didn’t want aired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.baranowski1 Thomas Baranowski

    mitt says 47% are dependent, the Big O says 99% no reaction to O but all offended by Mitt? WTF

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Christie/635482813 Chris Christie

    so this is an earth shattering secret?……of course those getting freebies off of the government tit are going to vote for their guy, the Imposter in Chief……that’s not news for people with a hint of common sense….and more new news t…oday…..the earth has just been found to be round instead of flat as previously thought…..I judge society by the majority of those representing it…..unfortunately I am never disappointed…….

  • Cooki Harmon

    Good for you Mitt…………tell the truth!! This Country is falling apart because of all these handouts. I know people are out of work or are under-employed and they need help and should get it until they get a job. But, there are many people out there and I do know some of them that have just decided to make this their way of life. My husband took a 60% cut in pay to keep his job and as long as we have to rough it we will but I won’t seek help from my gov’t. if I don’t have to. Almost half of this Country pays no taxes, what the hell is fair about that??

  • Sue Copeland

    I agree with Mitt, too many want someone to be their nanny, to take all their troubles and allow them to bunny-fu-fu thru life having never had the pleasure of saying, ‘I made it through, I overcame, I did it!” How sad.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Romney’s forgetting that more than half of that 47-49% are too lazy to get off their ass and vote, let alone take care of themselves.
    Also, I’m poor. Still wouldn’t vote for Obama with a gun to my head.

  • tjp77

    JESUS CHRIST I WISH HE WOULD SAY THIS MORE OFTEN!

    Seriously, this isn’t a message ANYONE should be running from; to the contrary we should be SHOUTING it from the rooftops!

  • azjazzlady

    “Romney says that much of President Barack Obama’s support in the election will come from those dependent on government.” So, does anyone out there really believe this is not true?

    • Dwayne Jackson

      Good point they didn’t deny it just attacked him for saying it. But then what do you expect while our embassies were being attacked the LSM zeroed in on Romney’s statement rather then the attacks taking place. I think they were mad the statement was made by Romney and not their illustrious leader.

  • http://twitter.com/mckalarose mckalarose

    Looks like Mitt finally put his gloves on. It’s about time.

    • Jesse Malkin

      he said this back in May. The video has only come out now.

  • azjazzlady

    This is exactly the Mitt Romney that will be essential for Americans to see from now until the election:. Hard hitting and speaking truth to power! No more Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt!

  • Michael Rice

    So, what was theri response to being called a “vivtim”????? TO act like one, of course.
    I wonder if the video will cause riots amongst these “victims”?
    Actually, if they do riot, wouldn’t Obama’s campaign be to blame for making the video?

    • toocoldinwa

      The video won’t, but Romney’s election as President definitely will.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandye.clanton Sandy E Clanton

    Whoaa finally somebody grew some balls!! Obama don’t give a rat’s patoot about anybody in the USA..he said so in his book (which i doubt any of the left have read) Audacity of hope..you know the one where he said if the political winds shift and get ugly he would have to side with his Muslim brothers (not a direct quote from the book) but pretty close..the left need to put their little peanuts back in the shell…i know they got a lil rise outta that video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darlaholtszcinski Darla Holt-Szcinski

    I used to think these people were as dumb as a box of rocks….now i think they are DUMBER than a box of rocks!

  • toocoldinwa

    Keep speaking the truth, and you shall be elected. It’s as simple as that. I hope more “secret” videos come out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.w.britt Joel W. Britt

    That’s the way liberals have been winning each election they win for year’s. They promise the leaches that drain the country and cause everything to skyrocket in price all kinds of incentive’s to get their vote’s and it works. Romney was telling the truth in the video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/norma.cabugawan Norma Cabugawan

    Those who hates what Romney’s said, simply put…truth hurts!

  • marcellucci

    Let me ask you…..can you fix a business without being blunt….?
    Can you turn a failing company around without breaking a few eggs…?
    Take your tap dance shoes off, Mitt…..
    Bare knuckle from this point forward……

  • Sharon Schlund

    Won’t change my mind one bit…Love me some R&R….Wonder who shot this…one of the service people who belong to the union….just curious. Thank you for telling it how it is..1/2 of.our country has become the give me…give mmeeee…what about me , you owe me everything country. The rest of us are clinging to our God and our guns!

  • Right Wired

    This just in: Left wing site in the bag for Obama. Secret Tape at 11.

  • DizzyMissL

    This recording was done in Florida. Here is the wiretapping law

    Florida’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. Florida makes it a crime to intercept or record a “wire, oral, or electronic communication” in Florida, unless all parties to the communication consent.

    Somebody is in trouble

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Just remember how up in arms the libs were when Planed Parenthood got the same treatment. There was all kinds of jumping up and down about consent and the law… but now, oh, well it’s not fascism when they do it.

  • lonestar

    I’m surprised it isn’t higher. Romney is speaking the truth and they can’t stand it.

  • GaylePutt

    When you rob Peter to pay Paul, you always have the support of Paul. This is no secret and the GOP has known this all along. These entitlements only enable people to remain unaccountable and irresponsible. Why work for it if someone will give it to you? What these people need is a way out, entitlements keep them in chains.

  • “G”willekkers

    Wow… the truth really hits the nerve.

  • Beverly Gonz

    I congratulate Mitt Romney for speaking the truth. No one ever got rich or became successful by living on Welfare, food stamps, etc. The Media and Obama campaign need something to distract from the Middle East and 33 Countries in turmoil….protestors, people killed, people chanting “death to America”, burning our American Flag…..which started when Obama gave his 2009 “Apology Tour” for America being such a bad Country. Now, 3 years later, we are seeing what Obama did…..not only has he destroyed our Country’s Economy, downgraded two times, $16T Debt, but he has turned 33 countries against the U.S…….he thinks that a 13 minute video caused all these riots, killings, etc…..what is going to happen in December when the movie about Killing Usama BL comes out…..and Obama gave Hollywood the name of the Seals in the movie….now he is trying to get Hollywood to not give out those names??? So, Go Mitt…….We need a Leader….We need someone to take control and help everyone in America be able to achieve the American Dream!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VFJQ6CMWLBDDPV5QJWVTQQUYRI Robert

    What’s Romney going to tell us next? The earth is round?

  • Clay Buster

    no surprise here…telling us something we already know. They country is divided, near 50% will vote for Obama regardless ’cause they are brain dead and want all the freebies and handout programs they can get. LOL, remember that one lady after the election last time…I don’t have to pay my mortgage, I don’t have to pay for gas!

  • JSebastian

    The challenge is not how to attract the 47% of people who pay no Federal income taxes; the challenge is how to make that percentage 100%.

  • kimpot54

    Ironically, many on public assistance who believe voting for Obama will protect their benefits don’t understand that they are more likely to retain benefits under Romney. He wants to fix the economy; Obama is working very hard to destroy it. If he succeeds, people’s benefits will disappear.

  • https://twitter.com/sweety125 Carolyn4Cruz

    Cheers for Romney; he needs to get bolder and it seems he’s on his way! Just don’t apologize or back down Mitt; you spoke the truth; never apologize for it. Tell the liberal mainstream media to go pound salt; maybe they can do that right…

  • http://twitter.com/bloodyhellmate Craig Edwards

    And Conservatives are now nodding their heads to Romney, while the 47% are now susceptible to future Obama manipulations of irrational fears on the dependent class. The real reason this video was leaked (and edited) was to stir up the 47% to vote. Even the Pew Research Center have found the voters of 2008, didn’t vote in 2010, and less won’t show up in 2012 compared to the 2008 numbers. Something like this will help community agitators and fear mongers entrap this sector by implying they will forever be losing their livelihood under Romney unless they vote Obama.

  • WingedBishop

    Romney won’t lose a single vote over this. The people who have referenced this in my facebook feed so far are all in the Obama-can-do-no-wrong camp (who are the select few that day in and day out post anything that reflects their liberal agenda). The only people amongst those 47% who are offended by this are the freeloaders who want to remain freeloaders and who truly believe they are entitled, and that everyone else should pay their “fair share”. Those in the 47% who want better for themselves and know what it takes, and have an understanding of how things work, know better.

  • TheMadKing

    If only these unbiased liberal journolists showed this much enthusiasm for tracking down and releasing the Khalidi video. Oh yeah, they already have it! Hmmm…

  • Dan Collins

    i saw Romney’s Presser on this last night, somebody get the word out to him, STAY AWAY FROM THE PRESS! they do NOT like you and want to create a “Got-Cha” moment, he made this thing bigger than it needed to be. he should have learned his lesson from the 9/11 attack press conference last weekend. with ALL the trouble obama is in, you don’t see him fielding questions from the “Press”. having said that i agree with Romney, the people who DON’T pay taxes don’t care WHO pays them and how much, and IF that is the case they will go with who is sending them a Government check, but ya know, if the Economy gets any worse even THOSE Government checks may be Bouncing soon. so they might want to pay attention to people like Romney/Ryan who want to cut the deficit and get them back to work.

  • Dan Collins

    Romney needs to either STAY AWAY FROM THE PRESS(who only want to trap him into a got cha moment) OR LEARN TO SLAP EM’ DOWN like Christie or Newt, because explaining things and being on the defensive in front of a hostile press is NOT going to do Mitt Romney any good.

  • AshnWrfre

    You know what? I may be 1 of that 47%, but I don’t plan to be in the future, and I don’t plan for my children to be either! No offense taken in my home!

    • Jer

      The shoe doesn’t fit in your case, I’m glad you’re not wearing it!

  • Jenni O

    You watch… He’s going to surprise everyone. Those who wish to be offended will find something to crab about no matter what. My husband and I used to make two good incomes, Then our grandchildren needed a safe home. They stayed till they were grown. We both had to retire early to care for their needs. Now I am ill from the stress, confined to bed or chair, neurological disease. So we no longer pay taxes and are what some might call victims. But we do NOT see ourselves that way. We can stumble on stones, we can walk around them or use them to build a bridge. It’s our choice. WE ARE STRONG ROMNEY SUPPORTERS. He know hard work and ingenuity pays off He is HONEST. Won’t that be a nice change? And we trust him to get this big mess turning around!!! Life is what you make it. And making it better for others who need a hand up is a great form of becoming empowered. Again — we choose. And we choose Romney-Ryan.

  • lana ward

    At Bain Capital, Romney took a large number of failing companies and TURNED them around creating THOUSANDS of jobs. Under the dictator, we’ve lost 23 million. This country NEEDS this smart, decent, honest man. His workers need to tell America all that he has done for so many

  • digitalPimple

    Good job Mitt! If Liberals are this enraged you’re on the right track!

  • Jo Post

    Anyone with 2 brain cells knows the entitled population, those who do not pay taxes, will keep voting in those who feed them.

  • Rommel A. Perez

    What you all dont know is that in locations with a heavy immigrant population, these people fill like three to four shopping cart with their ebt cards and then ship the items to their countries to feed their families or stock their supermarkets or food stores…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wgdell William G Dell

    Romney only spoke what most common folk have sensed and known all along. He needs to keep this up! Some posts on here seem “shocked” to hear the truth! Don’t know what planet these people live on> People who have no inclination to fend for themselves expect those that do, to take care of them! Eventually the money will run out! OOPPS! already has!

  • NuckingFutsinMo

    Oh darn, the truth obviously hurts….. again….. and again

  • Paul C.

    Romney is right we have become a nation of Makers & Takers and we know wich side Obummer is on. You go Mitt we can handle the truth.

  • imsteph

    “Democracy will only last until the people realize they can vote themselves money out of the treasury.”
    those are the obama voters…and the demoncrats have been running on that platform for as long as i have been alive.

  • $129448

    This is news? Wow the Dems are scraping the barrel for some kind of diversion while the Middle East is burning.

  • NuckingFutsinMo

    I doubt if Romney is losing any sleep over this, but you can count on it that the liberals are suffering many sleepless nights trying to figure out how to spin it to their advantage.

  • TRONRADIO

    Oh no! The libs found out the truth about what conservatives think of the Obama bottom feeders! Say it again, Mitt. Maybe some of those beggers will get the message. Maybe not.

  • lillymckim

    The boot lickers like “DC” KORN will jump on anything to get the news off of 21 countries burning Obamas face and the US Flag in effigy.

    We have 8 AMERICANS murdered by terrorists on US soil in attacks on 9/11/2012 YES THATS ON OBAMAS WATCH!

    One question for “DC” KORN what part of this statement isn’t true do you honestly think that people who pay NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX give a crap about tax proposals?

    “Super dooper secret video”
    Yup, still laughing!

  • Tom

    just the truth

  • Jesse Malkin

    Remember when the MSM didn’t like “selectively-edited” videos? Oh yeah, that only applies to videos made by conservatives.

  • nc

    So much for the “intellectually curious” media and the “nuanced intelligence” of the Dems. Mitt was talking about process, not policy. Why would he spend limited campaign resources going after a large segment of people highly unlikely to vote for him? It’s the same reason he has more ads in Ohio than in California. Does that mean he doesn’t like Californians?

    Oh, and it’s a great distraction for BHO’s WORST WEEK EVER, right?

    • Jer

      Great analysis, best comment yet.

  • cscape

    Hard working folks in America are PISSED OFF…… Mitt Romney (thanks so the obliging liberals) has just given us a VOICE

    • cscape

      i’m PISSED OFF when i make decisions at the Super Market to purchase HAMBURGER instead of STEAK…… when i purchase DAY OLD BREAD and NO LUXURY ITEMS such as soda pop or cookies!….. only to go through the checkout line and see people buying BEEF TENDERLOIN and LOBSTER, a few boxes of OREOS and bottles of COCA COLA with taxpayer-funded FOOD STAMPS… and then roll it out to their CADILLAC ESCALADES

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Hard working folks in America ARE pissed off, and Mitt has just given us a voice. He’s finally articulating that the people who really don’t pay their fair share aren’t the ones making lots of money, its the ones not just not paying any income tax, but receiving thousands in benefits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Rodriguez/100002370624774 Jose Rodriguez

    What’s wrong with the truth……………..Everyone knows what Romney said is true, what’s wrong Liberal Democrats, you don’t want your next President telling you that you are a bunch of lazy deadbeats who don’t get educated, work and live of the government? Yes, we all know you are a bunch of MOOCHERS, we have always known……………….So it’s no surprise, at least someone has the balls to say it!

  • Dianne Bruce

    FINALLY…. a politician that tells the TRUTH!!

  • James Neal

    Remember that a huge chunk of Social Security recipients
    without additional thresh hold income will automatically count in the
    “don’t pay taxes” category. Those people, as wage earners back then,
    were conservatives or Reagan Democrats in 1980, and nothing has changed
    to cause them to vote liberal socialism communism. In fact, Obama’s
    feckless leadership across the board has energized this segment of the
    population beyond any election I can remember. Mitt can be excused for
    making the point of the 47% to his fundraiser cadre, but it is actually
    overstated to the extent that there is a silent minority component of
    that number which is really in his base. My own opinion is that this
    will be a big part of the surprise coming in November when Romney wins going away.

  • Robin Nelson-Herlihy

    Maybe everyone should go to Romneys Facebook and website, to encourage him to keep going! Say the plain truth that everyone needs to hear. As long as it is truth then the Libs and Dems can only spin it! With those that will vote Romney, but not saying, plus the independents…..Romney can do this!

  • http://www.charlesgomes.wordpress.com/ Duke

    C’mon, the media says everytime if you vote for romney you are racist, greedy, stupid or downright evil. When Romney talks back, he is losing the election?

  • A Blachly

    The people Romney was talking about, the ones who will be voting for the Obaminable one, think like this…how children think before they (if they ever) realize true evil people exist among those who are nice to them. “I don’t care if you are black, white, straight, bisexual, gay lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you are nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Harbin/100001926306119 Ray Harbin

    FACTS ARE POISONOUS TO BARACK– SO HE STAYS AWAY FROM THEM.
    BARACK IS A MARXIST SOCIALIST– THE IDOL OF DEADBEATS. BUT HE, OF COURSE, HOPES THE OTHER AMERICANS WON’T NOTICE.

  • brianmouland

    I live in Canada five years when I was working full time and my wife part-time we were making $200 less than a couple who was on welfare. I said to myself why the hell am I working. With Obama in charge this type of learned helplessness is coming soon to the USA

  • [email protected]

    Mitt KEEP TELLING THE TRUTH The reason the media is trying to shut you up is because you speaking clearly and truthfully will destroy Obama’s chances to be re-elected