Oh no he didn’t — Mitt Romney reportedly said “if they (Obamacare supporters) want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy – more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free.” Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren posted an excerpt of the report (below) with a broader context on what Romney said. He bragged about not attenuating his message to the NAACP crowd, as though somehow they were stupid:
“By the way, I had the privelege of speaking today at the NAACP convention in Houston and I gave them the same speech I am giving you. I don’t give different speeches to different audiences alright. I gave them the same speech.When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy, I didn’t get the same response. That’s ok, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine.
But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free. it has to paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services, and if people want jobs more than they want free stuff from government, then they are going to have to get government to be smaller.
And if they don’t want to repeal Obamacare they are going to have to give me some other stuff they are thinking about cutting, but my list takes Obamacare off first and I have a lot of other things I am thinking of cutting.” Source
So, if you want more free stuff from the government, then by all means, vote for President Obama. Um, I have never received a handout from the government. I have had to work for everything I have and I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s an insult to every black voter in this country, who are hardworking, law-abiding and decent people. Mitt Romney’s aloofness is the prime reason why we will not endorse him.
Mitt Romney displays a contemptuous attitude toward people who support health care reform, simply because they want insurance that they pay for that will actually cover them and their loved ones, mainly their children who are young adults, who have no coverage. For many, health care isn’t about getting a freebie from the government. Sorry Mitt, it’s not like the tax loophole freebies you have by virtue of your offshore accounts and your enormous wealth. To put it simply, Mitt Romney is a joke compared to his father.