For a man who prides himself on being a great businessman, Mitt Romney now carries the ignoble distinction of CEO of the most disastrous, chaotic and self-imploding campaign in modern history. In a perpetual drunken kabuki dance, Mitt has staggered, flopped and stumbled all through his presidential run for office. And his latest stupor is a demonstrable example. Mitt certainly has demonstrated he is not up for the job and his latest words illuminate a feckless and disparaging perception of America.
His personal disdain for everyday hard working class Americans became crystal clear in an uncensored rant, in a private meeting with some of his millionaire donors. While bobbing for cash, Mitt unleashed a blistering diatribe on the working class, senior citizens, veterans, disabled and essentially anyone who lives off a median income or paycheck to paycheck. Yes Mitt, this is your 47 percent.
“There are 47 percent of Americans who are with him [Obama], 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. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” —Mitt Romney
His myopic and condescending view of America is perversely skewed to the point where he believes corporations are people and 47 percent of Americans are sitting around waiting for hand outs and will never take personal responsibility for their lives.
This assault on Americans is beyond reprehensible and speaks to a man completely out of touch with reality and lost in a miasma of unhinged profligacy. His complete failure of judgment, character; and lack of willingness to stand for all Americans should give anyone pause who would ever consider voting for him.
But now, after being exposed Mitt goes into a spurious back peddle and alleged in a recent press conference: “He stands for 100 percent of the people.”
Mitt Romney has switched positions on just about everything he purports to stand for. This video is the most candid and unscripted we have ever seen him. But in truth, nobody knows the real Mitt or why he wants to be president. So it would seem what he declares when he thinks people are not listening, and what he utters in public are as wide apart as his covert bank accounts from Sweden to the Cayman Islands.
And not to lose sight of the racist overtones in the video when he said: “He would be better off if he were Latino if he wanted to win the election.” Obviously, appealing to the lowest common denominator in the room of fear, xenophobia and bigotry.
Indeed the more we dig into this video the more it reveals a man who is not ready to be president but also an immature, divisive and avaricious person who will say and be anything to gain power.
Larry Spotted Crow Mann is a writer, performer, Nipmuck cultural educator and citizen of the Nipmuck tribe of Massachusetts. He was applauded for his role in the PBS Native American film, We Shall Remain, directed by Chris Eyre, and In 2010 his poetry was a winner in the Memscapes Journal of Fine Arts. His recent book, Tales from The Whispering Basket continues to receive excellent reviews.