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."
"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