Mitt, I'm not really sure why you are in politics
Mitt, I’m not really sure why you are in politics
Dear Mitt,


I believe it was Marie Antoinette who once said about the poor, ”Ëœlet them eat cake’. I think this was probably made up at the time because the French did not like an Austrian Princess being on their throne and she was, perhaps, an early victim of a smear campaign.


Maybe you could claim the same sort of smear tactics here but the problem with modern technology is that when you make your own equivalent of the ”Ëœlet them eat cake’ comment it gets recorded and no amount of back tracking can change what was implied.


Mitt, your recent speech to a bunch of donors stated the 47 per cent of Americans who do who do not pay income tax would automatically support President Barack Obama because they “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it” seems a bit clumsy a few weeks before an election.


I know it’s all about looking tough for the electorate and speaking ”Ëœplain common sense’ as the Daily Mail calls it over here but this is a very ”Ëœlet them eat cake’ moment for you.


Maybe we should admire your honesty here, afterall you have been slated for being a super rich businessman who has little in common with the American electorate and perhaps you decided to put people straight on this and tell them that was exactly what you are?


I hear that in the original speech you also added,

“My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” which was filmed surreptitiously- which I know is not very fair but you have to be on guard 24/7 in elections.

I’d like to ask you Mitt as you walk around in one of your massive houses in super-rich-ville do you honestly believe that people are perfectly happy to scrape around with no money at the bottom of the pile? Do you really think that they want to stay there forever and that ”Ëœpoor people’ are poor because they deserve to be?

Mitt, I know you are very busy bumbling around on the campaign trail but maybe take a minute out of your busy schedule and reflect on what Jesus was really saying all those years ago.

I know you are a Christian or a Mormon- I’m not sure what the differences are- I have seen lots of talk about your religious beliefs and you must have read about Jesus if he is one of the guys you believe in and his attitude to poverty, what do you reckon he would say if he came back now and saw what people did in his name? Maybe the Jesus we heard about at school was a different bloke but he seemed to be saying the opposite to what you say in his name which makes me feel a bit confused.

Your statements make for uncomfortable reading Mitt. I know that these days being greedy is to be celebrated and the poor are to be trodden on. In the 21st century this kind of thing seems to be seen as a good thing. I’m sure you are not as dark as these comments presents you as, afterall we are all human and only psychopaths and the plain bizarre subscribe to this survival of the fittest rhetoric.

I’m not really sure why you are in politics. You seem to be very out of touch and you are already richer than most of us could imagine. You have the sort of money that no-one can ever touch and politics is a dark and dirty game that can only make life uncomfortable. Is it for the fame? Is it for vanity? Is it to get more wealth? You don’t seem very cut out for the job to me. Maybe it’s all part of what they call a ”Ëœlearning curve’ which would be ok if it wasn’t the test run for running the most powerful nation on the planet.

Tonight as you count your wealth spare a few minutes and a few ”Ëœdimes’ for the ”Ëœpoor’ they need it far more than you can imagine.
Mitt, there has to be a better way with dealing with the problems of the world than this…

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. According to Mitt, only the rich know about responsibility; unless, of course, you work in Wall Street or The City. In which case, being rich means never having to say you’re sorry.

  2. The ‘let them eat cake’ phrase was in circulation while Marie Antoinette was still a baby and it is highly unlikely she even said it: it was most likely spread as a smear campaign, as you said.
    As for ‘Mitt’, sounds like he’s just being honest: “I pledge to do nothing for you 99% of Americans, I just want to help my fellow 1% rich friends to get even richer.” As long as the voters realise they are poor and will never be as rich as him they should vote accordingly and it’ll be game over for the weirdo :)

  3. As a “Yank”, I’m glad to hear the opinion of a “Brit”, on this political circus that we are currently forced to endure. I sometimes wonder how we must look in the eyes of our British cousins.
    I consider myself to be politically liberal, and so I’m hoping that Mitt keeps up his campaign strategy of “Open Mouth, Insert Foot”.
    My only criticism is of your blog entry is typographical in nature. In the 8th paragraph, you have “they want to stay their for ever and”, and I think it should be “There”, and “Forever”.
    Peace, brother.
    John Hatch

  4. Great post, John. So, check this out. I’ve long suspected this, but it’s interesting to see the stats actually examined.

  5. Truly Excellent Mr Robb (*round of applause… ) You are 100% correct. What Jesus said to the “rich young man” who questioned him was, “go.. give your money to the poor, and join us.” The rich young man refused and walked away and Jesus was reported as sad to see him go.
    Also, what about the parable of the Good Samaritan. He saw a person damaged and bleeding and in the street.. a person of a racial group that he was meant to think of as the enemy, and he went over, gave this person shelter, money, help… thats the point of it Mitt… as JR points out.
    I think we should award Mitt, the “MY VERSION OF JESUS? He really is a cunt” T-shirt.

    Frankie Shaeffer’s book “Crazy for God” has a disturbing passage whereby he tells us that Billy Graham “sold” his seventeen year old daughter in an arranged marriage, to a thirty seven year old man she’d never met.. a Swiss publishing millionaire. So these rich fake christians have been up to dodgy dealings for years.


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