Romney Continues Digging His Political Grave

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[Election 2012: Black Star News Editorial]
Mitt Romney believes nearly half of the U.S. voters are freeloaders who will support President Obama regardless of  anything that he does, according to a video tape of comments he made at a private fund raiser with major donors.

The video was provided to Mother Jones  magazine by a person who attended the closed-door fundraiser. The person told The Huffington Post that he or she would remain anonymous, fearing for retribution to his professional reputation and also a potential lawsuit.

According to Romney, 47 percent of the people will vote for President Obama "no matter what." Romney also adds: "All right -- there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."

On the video of the meeting with donors, Romney says his "job is not to worry about those people," and he adds, "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
In addition to slandering millions of Black, White, Latino and Asian voters who supported President Obama in 2008, the comments add credibility to critics who contend Romney has been playing the race card in the last few weeks.

Shortly after he addressed the NAACP when Romney heard that some African Americans had criticized his remarks there, he reportedly told a pool reporter that voters who support Obama prefer dependence on the government.

More recently, his campaign has been airing a commercial that falsely claims that President Obama has removed the work requirement component from welfare and that beneficiaries were receiving free checks. During narration of the commercial, White employees are shown, sweating at work; not a single Black worker is shown. The message is clear: That Oboma is transferring income from White workers to slothful African Americans. Romney continued to air the commercials even after protests and after it was pointed out that his claim that Obama has eliminated work requirements was false.

During a campaign appearance in Michigan, Romney said no one was asking for his birth certificate because he had been born there. He was denounced as pandering to the lunatic Birthers with his comments.

At least Romney was honest in assessing where he stood with Latino and Black voters.

He told the multi-millionaire donors that "women are open to supporting me," but that "we are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters, and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we're in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation."

How bad are things for Romney? He said had he been born Latino, of Mexican parents, instead of to Americans who had moved to Mexico, "I'd have a better shot of winning this."

Well perhaps Romney is playing a major productive role in this campaign after all -- he is providing a campaign lesson 101 to all candidates on how not to run for President.

"Speaking Truth To Empower."

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