After Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted he blasted those supporting President Barack Obama in that hidden camera video taken at a fundraiser with wealthy donors, Romney implied his words had been taken “out of context”. So, Mother Jones Magazine has now released the full, unedited video.
Romney admitted that he had described the 47% of Americans supporting the President, as living off government, mooching, paying no taxes, just wanting things given to them by government. According to the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Romney said, “It’s not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. (But) it’s a message which I’m going to carry and continue to carry — which is, look, the president’s approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because, frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn’t as attractive to them, and therefore I’m not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those who are in the middle.”
The video and several more just as demeaning to those supporting the President, were recorded and published by Mother Jones Magazine, which revealed that Romney’s remarks were made in May at a $50,000 per plate fundraising dinner in Florida at the home of a wealthy businessman who has given over $300,000 to Romney campaign groups. In a statement, Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina blasted the Romney video saying: “It’s shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives. It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation”. Videos courtesy of Mother Jones Magazine. Website: http://www.motherjones.com