So there's the WTF secret video of the private, $50,000/plate fundraiser where Mitt Romney explains how 47% of Americans are income tax-shirking, government-dependent moochers who, well, there's nothing to be done about them, so "my job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
You know the one? The blurry one?
Its origins are coming into focus. Mother Jones now reports that the event was held in May at the Boca Raton, FL home of private equity manager Marc Leder. Leder is the founder of Sun Capital Partners.
Sun Capital owns Gerber Childrenswear, makers of Onesies [sorry, Onesies®], Jockey for Kids, and Lamaze; and the kidswear company Hanna Andersson; and Kelty, the baby backpack company.
Sun Capital actually only licenses the Gerber brand from Nestle, and I see that in the last couple of years, they've taken to describing their set up as "under its flagship licensed brand, Gerber, and the Onesies® brand one-piece underwear." Presumably, that's branding insurance against the possibility that Nestle won't renew the license when the last multi-year extension expires in 2016. But that's not important now.
And neither is the claim that Leder also hosted "sex parties," ; they were just raging house parties with Russian strippers dancing on platforms, where one "chubby white meathead" had sex in the pool with a "'tanned' female guest." That is hardly a "sex party." And anyway, it wasn't even in Boca, but in Bridgehampton, at Leder's $500,000/mo rental. Totally off topic here.
Instead, just sit back and think about how many of that 47% chunk of parasitic Americans are Gerber or Onesie customers. The lazy bastards probably shop at big box stores. Or when they want to class it up, at Old Navy, which launched an exclusive Gerber Brand Baby Essentials collection of Onesies last year. [Looks like it's gone now.]
And then look at that little Gerber face and tell me that kid's not going, "Whachootalkinbout, Willard?"
SECRET VIDEO: When he doesn't know a camera's rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America. [motherjones.com]
Romney "47 Percent" Fundraiser Host: Hedge Fund Manager Who Likes Sex Parties [motherjones.com]
Nude Frolic In Tycoon Pool [nypost]
Previously, 2009: Gerber, Hanna Andersson Spun Off To Pay The Bills