The Last Word | November 21, 2012
>>> if you're a fan of star trek and who isn't, you might notice that the number 47 is everywhere. like everywhere. everywhere.
>> the experience of 47 individual medical officers.
>> may i request you activate monitor input 47.
>> the infuser will keep him alive for another 47 minutes.
>> distance 547 meters.
>> we believe we have just discovered the 247th.
>> 1 minute 47 seconds a different memory pattern appeared.
>> how many do we have left in reserve in.
>> locate captain janeway .
>> captain janeway is stored in memory block 47 alpha.
>> that youtube video by the way goes on for another eight minutes. it is really long. the number 47 appears in almost every episode of star trek the next generation . it appears in almost every episode of star trek deep space 9 and voyager and enterprise and the reason is a guy named joe monoski, a write other star trek and before that he was a student at pomona college in california, and pomona college has a thing for the number 47 . they believe the number 47 holds the secret to the universe. they love it. they put it everywhere. they look for it everywhere. they see it everywhere. pomona magazine, the official magazine of pomona college wrote, quote, you might call oh money ae's link to the deep structure of the un years. the organ case has 47 pipes or the traditional motto, our tribute to christian civilization has 47 characters. did you know that at the time of pomona's first graduating class in 1984 there were 47 students enrolled and if you want to go deeper into the mystery, did you notice the last two digits equal 47 times 2? the article goes on like that for another 2,000 words. you know who else thought the number 47 kind of explained it all?
>> 47% of the people who vote for the president obama no matter what. 47% who are with him who are satisfied with government and believe they are victims and government has the responsibility to care for them and believe that they're entitled to health care , food, housing, to you name it. these are people who pay no income tax , 47% of americans pay no income tax . so my job is not to worry about those people.
>> mitt romney 's famous comments on the 47% raise two questions. how can he say that? how can he say a single mom working two yobs and taking advantage of the child tax credit and a senior that worked all of his life and enjoying the years of his life that he paid into how can he say they refuse to take responsibility for their lives? the other question was what the hell did he mean? romney said the 47% likely to vote for obama were the same 47% who didn't pay federal income taxes and are the same 47% who are dependent on government? that's not even a little bit true, not a little. a lot of the folks who don't pay federal income taxes are seniors, the most republican leaning age group in the country and there is no 47% in the country that refuses to take responsibility for their lives. they just don't exist. romney wasn't all wrong. the number 47 % really did hold the key to this election. it was not the number of people who vote for obama. or the number of people that don't take responsibility for their lives or don't pay income taxes , it was in an act of cosmic poetry the number of people who will end up voting for mitt romney in the 2012 election. dave wasoer man, an analyst at the cook political report has been crunching the final votes from the election and as of tonight romney is down to 47.53% with a few million votes to come in from california and new york. he told my colleague that he can now confidently predict that in the end romney will be below 47.5% which mean the vote total