David Corn says this is the most damning line of Romney’s remarks in the hidden camera video:
“I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
“Here was Romney sharing his view that Americans who don’t make enough money to pay income taxes and his fellow citizens who rely on Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, or other government programs are lesser people than he and the millionaires before him. These people, Romney was saying, are not adults; they do not, and will not, fend for themselves or do what they must to feed, clothe, shelter, educate, and care for themselves and their family members. It was an arrogant insult spoken with true detachment. This was 100-percent 1-percent.”
Sorry, Willard. You and your mega-rich friends don’t get to judge anyone.