Mother Jones has obtained video of Romney at this intimate fundraiser—where he candidly discussed his campaign strategy and foreign policy ideas in stark terms he does not use in public—and has confirmed its authenticity. To protect the confidential source who provided the video, we have blurred some of the image, and we will not identify the date or location of the event, which occurred after Romney had clinched the Republican presidential nomination. Here is Romney expressing his disdain for Americans who back the president:
Here's Romney claiming that the campaign trail is not a place to discuss, y'know, policy:
And, just to round the display out, here's Romney expressing his confidence that the mere fact of his election--as opposed to the incumbent--will itself bring a great surge of prosperity:
What a vain, self-important arrogant man lurks below that bland facade! And how complex it is to be a Democrat--at once an elitist cultural snob and a self-perceived victim!
The irony, of course, is that, at the federal level, if anyone is the scrounging off the other party, it's Republicans scrounging off the Democrats.
Funny that I was thinking of Kurt Vonnegut yesterday; what he asked about Nixon may well one day be asked about Romney: "How did we elect a man who dislikes us so much?"