Mitt Romney on NAACP Booing: “If They Want More Free Stuff From Government Vote for Obama”

Mitt Romney in 2007 in Washington, DC at the V...
Mitt Romney on NAACP Booing: “If They Want More Free Stuff From Government Vote for Obama” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

  • labman57

    Mitt’s arrogant, inflammatory, racially-charged political rhetoric gives the NAACP crowd the functional equivalent of the finger, conservative pundits applaud. The inherently racist and class warfare-inciting presumption that members of the NAACP are primarily interested in “more free stuff” simply perpetuates the ignorance-based stereotype of African Americans as being lazy parasites on society.

    In any case, Romney doesn’t worry about the problems of poor people … because there is a “safety net” … which he wants to defund … because people (including single, full-time moms) who depend upon financial assistance such as food stamps lack dignity … because you must be completely self-sufficient to have self-worth … unless you inherited vast wealth … in which case you are inherently highly dignified … because you are a person of power and authority … who gets to enjoy the sheer pleasure of firing people … which Mitt did countless times while running Bain Capital, creating huge profits … for himself and his fellow investors … at the expense of fired workers … who, as a result, often joined the growing ranks of poor people in America … which Mitt doesn’t worry about.

    • Labman — Yes, he was very arrogant, indeed and now he’s crying woe is me when the Obama campaign is throwing the kitchen sink and bathtub at him.