To “misspeak” means one says or pronounces something incorrectly. In the vice presidential debate Paul Ryan claimed that Romney misspoke when he trashed 47% of the country on hidden camera before a gathering of the super rich. The Ryan claim is that Romney said something he didn’t mean, which is not the definition of misspeak, and now Romney is doing his best to insert “100%” into every speech, including tonight’s debate, in order to fool the public into voting for him. In the video, Romney went on-and-on about his views of the bottom 47% of the country. Any reasonable person would conclude that this is Romney’s worldview. Its the view of a guy who’s father put him through college, bought him his first house, and turned over stocks that Romney would sell to start his business. Its a view of the rich and shameless, the pampered, privileged, country club elites. He said what he meant.
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean the president starts off with 48, 49… He starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that’s what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the five to ten percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not.