Based on the book: Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by David Corn and Michael Isikoff.
Today, Mother Jones’s David Corn has posted another recording of Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser; not as dramatic as the now-infamous “47%” video, but still very revealing of Romney’s (and wife Ann’s) true feelings — as Romney tells the audience that President Obama considers businesspeople “evil,” and his wife says Obama isn’t a “grown-up:” Romney to Business Crowd: Obama Sees You as an ‘Evil’.
Ever since I revealed Mitt Romney’s 47 percent rant, tips and tapes have come through the transom—including this and this. And another source who asked not to be identified just sent me an audio recording of a private Mitt Romney fundraiser from earlier this year. At this event, Romney didn’t decry half of the nation, but he and Ann Romney each expressed disdain for President Barack Obama, with the Republican presidential candidate asserting that Obama considers businesspeople “a necessary evil” and his wife suggesting that the president was not a “grown-up.”
This isn’t the first time Ann Romney has used that “grown-up” dog whistle, either. There’s a long history in this country of infantilizing black males, and the Romneys are simply carrying on this racist right wing tradition.