Our executive director, Patrick Gaspard, just sent out this email about how badly Mitt Romney misjudged the character of our nation when he said 47 percent of Americans see themselves as "victims." If you, like Patrick, can't stomach the thought of Romney winning in 49 days, help us win. Check out the email, then chip in what you can.
When he thought the cameras were off, this is what Mitt Romney told a group of wealthy donors he really thinks about half of America: "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 upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...These are people who pay no income tax...
"My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." Think about that for a second. A man who is running for president of the United States thinks that half of all Americans aren't worth his effort or time -- that they see themselves as victims, and don't take responsibility for their lives.
Putting aside the factual inaccuracies in that statement, think about how badly he's misjudged the character of this nation. This man should not be president.
This is the kind of mentality that President Obama and Democrats across the country are up against. We believe that every American deserves a fair shot -- no matter where they come from or who their parents are.
And you know what? It is the job of the president to worry about every American, no matter whether they voted for him or not.
I can't stomach the thought of Mitt Romney and Republicans who think like he does winning in 49 days. But we've got a tough road ahead of us, and we need your help to fight back.
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