Obama Responds to Romney's 47% Comment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Says the President of the United States has to work for everyone, not half the country.

President Barack Obama waves after speaking at a campaign rally in Golden, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

President Barack Obama is chiding Republican Mitt Romney for referring to supporters of the president as victims who depend on the government. Obama says anyone who wants to be president has to "work for everyone, not just for some."
Appearing on the "Late Show" with David Letterman, Obama offered his first comments to the Romney remarks that have roiled the Republican presidential nominee's campaign.
A secret video of Romney's remarks at a May fundraiser showed that he said 47 percent of people will vote for Obama no matter what and they "believe that they are victims." Romney added that his job is "not to worry about those people."
Obama says "there are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims" or entitled.


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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Sep 20, 2012 at 03:14 AM
    For example, take 99% of Detroit.
  • by Name Location: Location on Sep 19, 2012 at 09:29 AM
    Your discrimination against those of us that post NON-LIBERAL comments is simply disgusting. And you claim to be journalists... what a joke. You only post what suits your political agenda. You should be deeply ashamed.
  • by Brant Location: Location on Sep 19, 2012 at 06:59 AM
    Romney is exactly correct. Liberals thrive on the victim mentality. That's how they get votes.
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