Russell Simmons Tweets That Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Will Destroy Our People, Urges Identity Groups to Vote Obama

Russell Simmons tweeted his support for President Obama after the president announced his support for gay marriage. (Photo: AP via Politico)

Media mogul Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def-Jam who is reportedly worth about $340 million, has made it clear that he is a staunch Democrat.

A proud supporter of the “Occupy” movement and the author of Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All, Simmons asked his supporters Saturday to vote for Obama to “stop the literal destruction of poor people in this country” by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Twitchy reported.

But that’s not all Simmons said.

He seemingly went on a tweeting spree, dividing Americans into a plethora of “identity” voting blocks before saying they should all vote for Barack Obama:

Russell Simmons Tweets That Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Will Destroy Our People, Urges Identity Groups to Vote Obama

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He added: “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the two men who will destroy our people…PLEASE RETWEET,” linking to an article he wrote on Global Grind.

He described the Romney-Ryan ticket in the article:

…Mitt Romney has made his campaign slogan loud and clear: EVERYTHING’S FOR SALE! And all of the money that is made on everything that is sold will be made on the backs of the poor and the working class.  Take away social security, take away healthcare, privatize education, cut food assistance programs, outsource another war, eliminate services for women and then hide your money in off-shore accounts so we never know how much you made!

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You are two men who will destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank with your rich friends. I pray this will never happen.

Russell Simmons Tweets That Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Will Destroy Our People, Urges Identity Groups to Vote Obama

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Gateway Pundit interpreted the “our people” comment as being race-related, since Simmons clearly doesn’t fit into the “poor America” category he describes in his article.

“Obviously, Russell Simmons is not familiar with how Barack Obama’s policies have affected the black community,” Jim Hoft wrote.

A number of Twitter users responded with similar messages.

One added a new “identity” group of his own, asking Simmons: “What do you tell the young people who just graduated with college who cant find a job and have massive debt. obama?”

(H/T: Conservative Nation News, Twitchy)