Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” Speech, Responses (Political & Comedic)
Video of Mitt Romney’s controversial speech captured from a hidden camera at a fundraiser in May. His now-infamous remarks on the mythical 47% are creating quite a stir amongst potential voters, political pundits, and satirizers (I just made up a word).
At the reportedly $50,000-a-plate fundraiser, Governor Romney said, “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 on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”
“[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Analyses have revealed that many of this “47%” of Americans who, in Romney’s opinion, believe they are victims include U.S. military veterans, the elderly, and children.
Here’s a visual aid:
After Romney double down on his comments in a Fox News interview, President Barack Obama responded while on Letterman last night saying, “My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some” and “There are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims.”
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