Romney really meant the 47% comment.

Remember when Mitt Romney “misspoke” that bit about 47% of Americans (read: the people he wanted to represent) being societal leeches?  Of all the times for there to be a hidden camera in the room, right?  About a month afterward Mitt, who would never lie to get elected, told America that what he said didn’t quite come out right (by “47% are moochers who will never vote for me” he apparently meant “47% are Americans busting their asses who need the assistance of leadership like mine”).  Paul Ryan even said in the VP debate that “sometimes things just don’t come out right.”

Remember when people so set on hating Obama were gullible enough to believe Mitt’s sudden transformation?

On a conference call with top donors Wednesday, Romney doubled down on the “47 percent” remarks that dogged the final months of his presidential bid. Romney told some of the people who financed his campaign he lost because the key voting blocs that voted for Obama did so because Obama gave them free stuff.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” to younger voters, Romney said on the call according to the New York Times. “Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women.” Romney said made similar points about African Americans and Hispanic voters.

Yeah.  Turns out he was an asshole all along.  Who knew?


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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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