Buzzfeed Politics: Obama campaign manager Jim Messina says in an emailed statement: “It's shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives. It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”
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Romney campaign communications director Gail Gitcho issued the following statement e-mailed to reporters: "Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy.
Back on August 27, I posted this story about what is now the second rediscovered video, from the same closed door meeting with wealthy donors. Mitt reflects on how nice it is to work in China:
Does Mitt Romney envision an American Version of the Chinese factory dorms?
Mitt Romney doesn't appear shaken by or willing to reject China's template for factory employment.
I've been saying it for some time now; the new elite, "the job creators," are hoping to continue to keep employment and wages low for one good reason, they want a desperate citizen employee pool. A desperate pool consisting of families who'll do anything to feed their families. We pretty much have that now, but Republicans have only just started to hand everything over to business, so expect things to get even more dire in the future.
The country with the best business model? Dumb Ron Johnson and others have been praising China for years, so we need to be more like them. In the video clip below, Mitt finds the factory dorms and the public desperation for employment fascinating enough to pass along to a room full of donors. This is the future folks. Transcript below: