Just when you thought the story about Mitt Romney saying some pretty outrageous things about Obama supporters while being secretly videotaped couldn’t get any better, it did. According to Mother Jones’ David Corn, the footage was shot during a fundraiser at the home of Marc Leder, a hedge fund manager dubbed the “private equity party boy” and known for throwing pretty lascivious affairs in the Hamptons, N.Y. We’re talking parties that involve sex, but not the kind intended for the purpose of planting a zygote in the womb, thereby going against a core conservative value and basically everything Republicans stand for.
The New York Post described one such event as follows:
At the Bridgehampton home that Leder rented for a whopping $500,000 a month, guests cavorted nude in a pool and performed sex acts, while scantily clad Russian women danced on platforms. Dancers at the party also twirled flaming torches to booming beats.
Imagine what Rick Santorum would say if he heard about such a party? Quelle horreur!
Of course, there were no sex acts on record the night that Romney held a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at Leder’s Boca Raton, Fla., estate. No, there were reportedly just insults leveled by Romney at nearly half of Americans, those whom he appeared to describe as “moochers” in the video.
Here’s the controversial quote:
“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. ... These are people who pay no income tax ...[M]y job is not to worry about those people.”
In addition to lending Romney the use of his home, Leder has given roughly $300,000 to the Republican presidential nominee and other GOP candidates this election cycle. Who’s mooching off whom now?