”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.”
The best imaginable spin on this quote is that Romney doesn’t really believe it and is simply flattering the idiotic views of the rightwing donors he is asking for millions of dollars in campaign donations. But I don’t think that’s right. This is the sort of wingnutty stuff most Republican politicians openly say they believe these days. The Randian view of a society divided between worthy
Job Creators producers and loafish moochers is so orthodox in Republican politics that this quote is frankly kind of boring. You just rarely hear it put so bluntly, and usually not from people who are supposed to be acting more careful like Presidential candidates.
It was as if the Playboy Mansion met the East End at a wild party at private-equity titan Marc Leder’s Bridgehampton estate, where guests cavorted nude in the pool and performed sex acts, scantily dressed Russians danced on platforms and men twirled lit torches to a booming techno beat.
The divorced Sun Capital Partners honcho rented a sprawling beachfront mansion on Surf Side Road for $500,000 for the month of July. Leder’s weekly Friday and Saturday night parties have become the talk of the Hamptons — and he ended them in style last weekend with his wildest bash yet.