Yesterday when Mitt Romney was outside his headquarters in Charleston, an Occupy Wall Street protester asked him, “What will you do to support the 99 percent even though you are part of the 1 percent?”
Romney, who appeared irritated (probably because he wasn't being asked about it in a quiet room), snapped back with the classic "if you don't like it, go to Russia!" Archie Bunker response:
Lemme tell ya something. America is a great nation, because we’re a united nation and those who are trying to divide the nation as you’re trying to do here and as the president is doing are hurting this country, seriously. The right course for America is not to divide America, and try and divide us between one and another, it’s for us to come together as a nation. And if you’ve got a better model, if you think China is better, or Russia is better, or Cuba’s better, or North Korea’s better, I’m glad to hear all about it. But you know what? America’s right, and you’re wrong!
The Romney campaign is proudly circulating the video because they think it shows Romney being bullish on America and tough on an Occupy protester.
But as you can imagine, there's another side to this confrontation. @edshow's excellent bookers found the protester who was shouted down by Romney and Tim DeVincenzo will be our guest tonight exclusively at 8pm on msnbc!!