Obama Already Fundraising Off of ‘47%’ Video: Romney Harbors ‘Disgust & Disdain’ for Half of Americans

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina Photo credit: AP

In an official email sent to supporters last night, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina addressed the leaked Romney video, where the Republican Presidential candidate factually stated that 47 percent of people in America don’t pay taxes and are dependent on government (a figure the Tax Policy Center supports and breaks down).  According to Messina, the statements by Romney means he demonstrates a “disgust and disdain for half of our fellow Americans.”

To refresh, Romney says in the video:

“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.”

The Obama camp response was swift and brutal.  In an email entitled “You won’t believe this,” Messina blasts Romney and then uses the words to solicit a donation.  A copy of the email can be seen below:

 

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