The video of Mitt Romneys speech to a Florida gathering of the wealthy shows his utter contempt for much of America.
Who are those he considers to be freeloaders? They are not the welfare queens and lazy louts you might expect. The 47 percent who have not paid federal income taxes in the past few years include the working poor, the elderly, veterans, military who are serving in a combat zone, even the wealthy who have enough tax write-offs to zero out their federal income taxes.
But Mitt didnt limit his disparaging comments to the 47 percent. He also went out of his way to insult Latinos and other minorities. And he again inserted his highly polished loafers in his mouth with regard to foreign policy.
He said that Palestinians do not want peace, so as president, he would just kick the issue down the road. After all, by Mitts standards, the Palestinians trapped in Israeli-controlled ghettos dont earn enough money to be of consequence.
None of this should come as any surprise to those who have followed Romneys career.
As a vulture capitalist, he showed complete disdain for those who lost their jobs as the result of his hostile takeovers and business conquests. His tax-evading investments in offshore accounts display a lack of patriotism for the country that allowed him to accumulate wealth. And his trip to Europe during the Olympics showed his incompetence and lack of tact with regard to foreign policy, leading European media to label him Mitt the Twit and the American Borat.
So lets review: Contempt for nearly half of our voters, dismantling American companies and shipping jobs overseas, legalized tax evasion, and arrogance in dealing with foreign leaders.
Exactly why should anyone other than the very wealthy vote for you, Mitt?