Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney dealt with a new headache after a video came out that showed him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support. He added that as a candidate for the White House, "my job is not to worry about those people."
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"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney, 65, said in a leaked recording."All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. Than that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what . . . These are people who pay no income tax."
Unsurprisingly, his comments at a closed-door fundraiser went public and the presidential nominee faced scornful criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike and even the celebrities got involved.
Let’s have a look some celebrity tweets in response to Mitt Romney’s comments.
Actress – Whoopi Goldberg bashed Romney on Twitter calling him a confused candidate who "sheds ideas faster than a snake sheds skin." Check out some of her tweets.
Only to emerge a confused candidate, confused about what he really stands for and WHO he stands for and adapted a group who stands on the— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 19, 2012
thought you might be an interesting.I thought you were more like ur dad & then u opened ur mouth & I realized u were nothing like him.— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 19, 2012
A woman's right to choose and u seemed to actually care about ur people. That was the man I said was someone worth voting for & I said it— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 19, 2012
Tweet to Mitt Romney, I once had a great deal of respect for you and many of ur stances. You believed like Teddy Kennedy in healthcare and— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 19, 2012
Chris rock has loaded twitter with his comments on Mitt Romney. Have a look at some of his sarcastic and straight forward tweets:
Mitt: I am against Muslims & Gays and Blacks and Hispanic's and Women. Basically anyone who isn't white & makes less than 250k #RomneyEncore— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 19, 2012
Muslims vow to make USA pay because of 1 crazy man. Can you imagine us doing that? Oh yeah we did. Bin Laden. We made Afghanistan pay for it— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 18, 2012
Michelle Obama was right. "Politics doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are" We see you Mr. Romney. We see you. #RomneyEncore 47%— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 18, 2012
Eva Longoria is one of the many celebs who responded to mitt Romney. She tweeted:
How many "mis-steps" can Romney have before the American people finally realize he's not the one to lead the country! … say.ly/kMo4cPi— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) September 19, 2012
Romney does not want to represent ALL Americans just the rich ones. Check this out! Unbelievable!say.ly/Dnz4bXq— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) September 18, 2012
Glee’s Cory Monteith also tweeted:
Ashley Judd also expressed his disappointment in Mitt Romney when he declared 47% of the Americans are victims.
Ronmey ays 47% of Americans are irresponsible victims. In 2011, these families included ~ 20 million seniors, 50%+ of all seniors in USA— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) September 18, 2012
"It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation." On Romney declaring 47% r victims.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) September 17, 2012
Kristen bell tweeted:
Check out Mia Farrow’s tweet.
I'm as jaded as the next person, but Romney's remarks on that tape stunned me: the callousness and naked ambition to serve- himself.— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 19, 2012
Also check out some comments on viral hashtag #RomneyEncore, created by Nicholas Kristof.
What will Romney do for an encore? Condemn people who don't save enough for a weekend house? Use #RomneyEncore hashtag— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) September 18, 2012
Barack Obama's best asset in this campaign is Mitt Romney's mouth. #RomneyEncore— Nick Petrillo (@NickPetrillo1) September 18, 2012
Mitt Romney should just talk to an empty chair this morning. That way he can't offend anyone. #RomneyEncore— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 18, 2012
It takes some brass to insult 47% of Americans and not show your own tax returns. #Romneyencore— Jimlairbeard (@jimlairbeard) September 18, 2012
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