More from Mitt:
“You know, I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on the 99 percent versus one percent — and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent — you have opened up a whole new wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God. The American people, I believe in the final analysis, will reject it.” (emphasis added)
Mitt Romney says in the one highlighted phrase how he measures success: by how much money one makes. Mitt Romney is a Mormon. I am a Mormon. This statement goes against pretty much everything the Church as an institution teaches about both success and money. Mitt Romney tries to make himself be a man of principle, of constancy — one wife, one religion — and he’s probably right. This statement shows where his principles and his heart really are and where they apparently have always been.
Mr. Romney is attacking President Obama, claiming that he is encouraging the 99 percent. This shows an amazing lack of awareness of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Romney doesn’t realize that OWS didn’t really have the support of the president until late in the game. OWS didn’t have the support of very many politicians, regardless of political party. Democrats were slow to take up the cause, probably because they didn’t realize how strong it would be and the depth of feeling that is at the core of the movement. Republicans, even tea partiers, seemed to be taken a bit by surprise by the movement, but tea partiers recognized the resonance of much in the OWS movement. Romney doesn’t seem to understand any of this. He seems genuinely oblivious to the movement and the real reasons behind the anti-Wall Street sentiment.
Hey, Mitt Romney!!! The Occupy Wall Street Movement was not Obama’s idea! It was OUR idea! The idea of the PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY! That would be the 99%! Now, if you can get elected by the 1%, after all, you say that “corporations are people, my friend,” I guess you’ll have worked some kind of magic. Go for it, man, you don’t have my vote, but then, I’m not part of your 1% so I guess you don’t need me anyway.