Mitt Romney really does not care about half of America. On September 17, 2012, MotherJones released a secret camera phone video of Mitt Romney making a speech to about 30 major contributors to his campaign. In this speech he said that the 47% of the country who "doesn't pay income tax" aren't his concern. After marginalizing almost half of the population of the country he'd like to govern, pretty much anyone with an opinion made it known either in Tweet, article or meme form. This is the very best of the Mitt Romney 47 Percent Meme, or the funniest internet reactions to Mitt Romney saying he doesn't care about 47% of America.
We all knew he was pandering to the rich, but I don't think that anyone could have guessed the extent to which he really does not even begin to care about the poor.These are the most poignant, funny tweets about Mitt Romney's attack on the lower class in America. Reddit chimed in with some, as did Tumblr and, of course, 4Chan.
The #RomneyEncore Hashtag is Born
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
Then a lot of people starting weighing in.
Mitt Romney, the guy who pays no taxes on millions of dollars thinks you're a welfare freeloader. God Bless 47% of America! #RomneyEncore— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 18, 2012
And, of course, some people just don't know how to read:
ThePresObama Talks to the Important People
Kanye just texted me "Mitt Romney doesn't care about 47% of people" hahaha— Barack Obama (@ThePresObama) September 18, 2012
Did you see the Romney secret video? It was like the Kardashian sex tape except he's not gonna benefit from it at all.— Barack Obama (@ThePresObama) September 17, 2012