**UPDATE: ROMNEY RESPONDS:
Via Romney Communications Director Gail Gitcho:
Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy. As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work. Mitt Romney’s plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves Americans off of government dependency and into jobs.
Brace yourselves; here comes another phony media rampage against Mitt Romney.
You can already see the media-future bubbling up on Twitter as the usual suspects in the mainstream media chuckle with glee over how they're going to use leaked videos from a closed-door fundraiser to destroy Their Precious One's opponent, Mitt Romney. Naturally, the videos are already posted on sites like "Mother Jones" -- and others that are specifically designed to create the memes the corrupt media latches onto in order to pound away at Romney and distract from Obama's disastrous policies in the Middle East and domestically.
So, just as the media did last week with Romney's perfectly valid criticism of Obama and the Cairo Embassy apology, it looks as though we're in for another week-long stink of media-manufactured outrage.
But over what, exactly ?
Over a conservative talking like a conservative and laying out facts.
When I saw these videos, my first thought was, "Gee, I wish Romney would talk this way on the campaign trail."
That sentiment is especially true for the video the corrupt media is going to pretend to be the most outraged over:
PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT: There are 47% of the people who will vote for the President no matter what. Alright, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victims, who believe government has the responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing.
Well, gasp and egads.
FACT: 47% of tax-filers in this country pay no federal income tax.
That's not 47% of Americans, mind you; that's 47% of people who file federal income taxes.
That's not only a fact, it's a crime.
Why should anyone who qualifies to file a federal tax return get away with paying zero federal income taxes? Why should 47% of tax-filers have no investment whatsoever in their government?
There are plenty of reasons this travesty has been allowed to occur, including tax credits, deductions, exemptions, the earned income tax credit, and on and on and on…. Then you have, as Romney points out, the professional victims and the freeloaders who think the rest of us owe them something.
Moreover, who's paying the bills for the 47%? Those of us who do pay federal income taxes, who are not on the dole, and who do not fit into whatever behavior-box the government created that serves up the write-off goodies.
It's an absolute disgrace that this happens, and it's unfortunate Romney would choose to bring up this issue behind closed doors instead of every freakin' day on the campaign trail.
The media is gearing up to beat Romney senseless with these videos, but if I were him, I'd make my own campaign commercial using those numbers and point out how they've increased under President FailureTeleprompter.
Here's another leaked video. In this one Romney jokes about how helpful it would be to be a Latino in his run for president:
Romney's obviously as aware as any of us how out of control identity politics have become in America.
This next video is deceptively titled, "Mitt Romney Admits Using Chinese Slave Labor," when the exact opposite is the case. Listen to the full story:
What Romney's talking about is a country so poor and filled with despair armed guards are needed to keep people out of those awful working conditions, and what Romney's talking about is how lucky we are to be Americans.
And here are the videos that will get hardly any media attention:
The media can feel free to lose its mind all it wants. Honestly, I think the media gnashing its teeth over Romney has become nothing more than white noise to voters, and I have no doubt they will welcome hearing some tough and realistic talk against those riding the wagon instead of pulling it.
I welcome this debate. Hopefully, Romney does, as well.
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