“Actually, I didn’t say that. …That’s how it began to be perceived, and so I had to ultimately respond to the perception, because perception is reality.”
A delusional MITT ROMNEY, former GOP presidential candidate, who denied to the Washington Post’s Dan Balz that he characterized “47 percent” of Americans as not taking “personal responsibility.”
(via The New York Daily News)
Scott Prouty revealed himself on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Wednesday night as the bartender who shot a damaging video of Mitt Romney dismissing President Obama’s supporters during a closed-press fundraiser last year.
“I was behind this whole thing,” Prouty said.
The bartender said he brought a camera to the Boca Raton, Fla. fundraiser in case Romney came back to take pictures with the staff, as former president Bill Clinton had done at another event Prouty worked. ”I didn’t go there with a grudge against Romney,” he said. “I really had no idea he would say what he said.”
Prouty grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston, he said. He said he felt that people who couldn’t afford to attend a high-priced fundraiser should get a chance “to find out what the candidate actually thinks.”
He said he struggled for two weeks with whether or not to release the video and risk his own career. He did not have health insurance. After wrestling with the decision, he decided it would be cowardly not to release the video: “I went down the path and never looked back.””
– The Washington Post, "Scott Prouty Reveals Himself As Man Who Shot ‘47 Percent’ Video"
“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to … run. If he could have found someone else to take his place … he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”
TAGG ROMNEY, son of Mitt, in an interview with the Boston Globe about his multi-millionaire, out-of-touch, fuck-the-47-percent-over dad.
Tagg probably sounded out those ellipses.
The Romneys are the sound of one hand facepalming.
WHAT IF Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets with President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House on Thursday. Mr. Romney probably didn’t ask the President if he “can sit in the big chair for just like two minutes, please Mr. President sir?” (Photo: Pete Souza / The White House via The New York Daily News)
Wonder what he ordered…
In other McDonalds news, fast-food workers in NYC are on strike.
Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Said at the McDonald’s Counter:
10. ”I’d like my money back. These fries aren’t actually French.”
9. ”You guys don’t serve beer?”
8. ”Yes, I’ll gladly put on the Hamburglar costume.”
7. ”If I order the Number Two, do I also get to use the bathroom?”
6. ”Hey look — a 47 percenter!”
5. ”OMG. These are so delicious. I can almost taste a whole chicken in these Chicken McNuggets! How do you do it! Is there a special McNugget technology that you guys have available in the kitchen? And what goes into this crisp, aromatic breading? It is like nothing I have ever tasted before in my life!”
4. ”But I don’t know how to ‘swipe your debit card.’”
3. ”What do you mean the Shamrock Shake isn’t available because it’s a seasonal item? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?”
2. ”Excuse me — have you seen Steve?”
And the number one Thing Mitt Romney Said at a McDonald’s Counter:
1. ”This Happy Meal isn’t working.”
Worst Cyber Monday sale ever.
And no thanks.
A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.
In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.
“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.
“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”
The president’s health care plan, he added, was also a useful tool in mobilizing African-American and Hispanic voters. Though Mr. Romney won the white vote with 59 percent, according to exit polls, minorities coalesced around the president in overwhelming numbers — 93 percent of blacks and 71 percent of Hispanics voted to re-elect Mr. Obama.
“You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity, I mean, this is huge,” he said. “Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.””
The New York Times, "Romney Blames Loss On Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters."
Mitt Romney, a fucking piece of shit asshole. Fuck you, you privileged dicksmack. Fuck you.