You may have heard that His Royal Mittster and Ladye Anne Mittster, aka, Mitt and Ann Romney, appeared on Fox News Sunday. A lot of choice excerpts from that appearance have been making the rounds, including Ann’s blaming the media for not giving Mitt “a fair shake” and Mitt blaming all the poors and their free Obamaphones.
Oh the poor dears. It’s all just so unfair!
But no, what everyone seems to have missed is this, regarding his “unfortunate” 47% comment (and you need to watch the video at the link to hear it):
“It was a very unfortunate statement that I made. It’s not what I meant, I didn’t express myself as I wished I would have. When you speak in private, you don’t spend as much time thinking about how something could be twisted and distorted and can come out wrong and be used …”
“When you speak in private??? Let’s remember where Mitt’s infamous 47% remark was made: at a $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the Boca Raton, Florida, home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder.
Mother Jones reported there were 150 people in attendance at the event. That’s not exactly “speaking in private.” It is speaking to people who share your elitist views about “makers” and “takers.” By those standards, I suppose giving an interview to Fox News could qualify as “speaking in private.”
Mitt still doesn’t get it. He’s playing the victim, whaah it’s so unfair that he was secretly recorded having a private conversation with one other person in an elevator! Except that’s not what happened. He was giving a campaign speech to 150 like-minded elites at a massive fundraiser for people just like him. Of course he said what he meant. Of course he said what he believed. He said what everyone else in that room believed, except the underpaid busboy or bartender with the courage to make that tape.
Sorry, Mitt and Ann. We saw you “you people” for exactly for who you are and we said, no thanks.