There are two stories about Mitt Romney, each factually verified, that should tell voters all they need to know about him.
1. He’s a Bully.
As an 18-yr old student at elite Cranbrook School, Romney led a group of pals in bullying a gay student, John Laubner. According to several witnesses,
“They came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.”
2. He’s a Spoiled Rich Guy and doesn’t know it.
At a private fund-raiser in May, attended by donors giving at least $50,000 each, Romney said:
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.
Romney went on: “My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Mother Jones has obtained video of Romney at this intimate fundraiser—where he candidly discussed his campaign strategy and foreign policy ideas in stark terms he does not use in public—and has confirmed its authenticity. To protect the confidential source who provided the video, we have blurred some of the image, and we will not identify the date or location of the event, which occurred after Romney had clinched the Republican presidential nomination. [UPDATE: We can now report that this fundraiser was held at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder on May 17 and we’ve removed the blurring from the video. See the original blurred videos here.]
Message to the 47%: If you want a Rich Bully who doesn’t care about you as your President, vote for Romney