In a private setting, Mitt Romney is recorded expressing his opinion about 47% of the American public. Not just women who should not have total control of their body, not the Hispanics who are targeted for deportation because of their appearances, not African Americans who are perceived as inferior and not workers who want to organize. His remarks reflected his feelings about 47% of the American public, including union haters, women who will choose not to bear children and Hispanics who were born here legally. Notwithstanding, the canned speeches and public relations events, the recording reflected his true feelings about voters that he needs to achieve 270 electoral votes. You heard him, not with a voice over or a summation of words taken out of context, but a vile insult coming directly from the candidate. If he wasn’t talking directly about you, his 47% included your parents, your cousins, your in laws and many of your friends. How many people do you know directly who fit within his characterization, decent hardworking people whom he calls “victims?”
Nevertheless, you intend to vote for him despite the slur. If he thinks of you in that context, what do you expect he will do for you if elected? In his world, you are a “victim,” unworthy or full representation by the president. You heard him and you know that his remarks were sincere.
For one moment, forget about him, what does that say about you? You intend to vote for a man who does not respect you or your contribution as an American citizen, accusing you of feeling victimized. What would it take for the Republican candidate to express his true feelings about you and your kind to convince you that you are being made a fool of? He talks about “jobs” outlawing birth control and abortion, but what about you? In his world, you have no ambition and are not worthy of his efforts so what do you expect? What would it take for you to understand that you are being used?
The participants in that room where the recording was made were in his class and he believed that he could let his hair down and repeat words that met their approval. When he made the offensive remarks, did you hear uproar? No, because that is how the wealthy think of citizens who collect Social Security or Medicare, speak a second language, serve in the military or are disabled. You make no contribution to their immense wealth so you have no value. You are the 47%.
They feed your insatiable need to feel superior; that you have the power to deny and that is all it takes to convince you to cast your vote for their candidate. I respect Mitt Romney for achieving great personal wealth in a capitalistic society, but I pity the poor fools who have heard the insult with their own ears and are so overcome with bigotry that they will accept it. Think for a moment, strip away all of the promises and criticism of the opponent, is there anything that Romney can do or say that would cause you to vote for Obama? I think not and that is sad because it says something about you.