Willard's 47 percent remarks weren't an accident, nor were they a pander. This is what they truly believe. Pennsylvania Representative Daryl Metcalfe uses the same analogy about the Voter ID law he sponsored in Pennsylvania that shuts out 750,000 elderly and poor people from getting a proper ID to vote.
HOST: Are you absolutely convinced…that the methods to implement this law are effective and will in fact make sure no legitimate voter will be disenfranchised?
METCALFE: I don’t believe any legitimate voter that actually wants to exercise that right and takes on the according responsiblity that goes with that right to secure their photo ID will be disenfranchised. As Mitt Romney said, 47% of the people that are living off the public dole, living off their neighbors’ hard work, and we have a lot of people out there that are too lazy to get up and get out there and get the ID they need. If individuals are too lazy, the state can’t fix that.
This also goes to the overall strategy by Republicans. They acknowledge that their message just won't resonate with much of the population, like veterans and seniors, for example.
Republicans aren't worried about Mitt's 47 percent remark, because they intend to suppress the vote from "those people".