Mitt Romney 47 Percent Comment Chosen As Yale Book Of Quotations' Quote Of The Year

Dec 9, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Huffington Post

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of the population dependent on the government and "binders full of women" topped this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#22 Dec 10, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
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Many of the employees fall into that 47% category and of course the corporations who buy land to get paid by government for keeping it bear have no employees.
so you're saying the million or so of the emplooyees of GE pay no payroll taxes?
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#23 Dec 10, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
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>>>Paying NO Federal tax, yet benefiting from government (roads, defense, etc.) is getting something for nothing.<<<
You just described a multitude of corporations.
Does Tim Geitner drive?

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#24 Dec 10, 2012
Most, if not all of the repub posters on this board belong to the 47%?

If you get a income tax refund check, you are in the 47%.

If you are a wounded warrior, you are in the 47%

If you are a waitress in Alabama at Huddle House, you have 2 kids to feed at home, you are in the 47%

If you're retired plant worker, living off your pension, you are in the 47%.

Romney admitted not caring about or for the 47% because they are moochers.

Yet when he uses every TAX HAVEN, on and offshore, in an effort to reduce HIS TAXES. But he thinks those of you who try for refunds....well, you're a moocher.

One of the dumbest moves by any Presidential Candidate. But it was great insight into what and how this man thinks of America and Americans.

He speaks of 1/2 of America like a King would speak of those who are not "royal blood".
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#25 Dec 10, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
Most, if not all of the repub posters on this board belong to the 47%?
If you get a income tax refund check, you are in the 47%.
If you are a wounded warrior, you are in the 47%
If you are a waitress in Alabama at Huddle House, you have 2 kids to feed at home, you are in the 47%
If you're retired plant worker, living off your pension, you are in the 47%.
Romney admitted not caring about or for the 47% because they are moochers.
Yet when he uses every TAX HAVEN, on and offshore, in an effort to reduce HIS TAXES. But he thinks those of you who try for refunds....well, you're a moocher.
One of the dumbest moves by any Presidential Candidate. But it was great insight into what and how this man thinks of America and Americans.
He speaks of 1/2 of America like a King would speak of those who are not "royal blood".
I'd love to hear what obama says when he is with the boyz from the hood in private, Romney was at a private gathering when he was recorded by none other than a nephew of jimmy carter, one of our great presidents. lol.

I would to hear what obama says when he is getting down with the people of harlem or East New York. Oh that's right, he never goes there, nor do the Rich 1% that he always keeps company with.

Your hypocrisy is mind numbing. obama vacations in Hawaii and Marthas' Vineyard, with the poor black folk he loves to keep poor.
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#26 Dec 10, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
Most, if not all of the repub posters on this board belong to the 47%?
If you get a income tax refund check, you are in the 47%.
If you are a wounded warrior, you are in the 47%
If you are a waitress in Alabama at Huddle House, you have 2 kids to feed at home, you are in the 47%
If you're retired plant worker, living off your pension, you are in the 47%.
Romney admitted not caring about or for the 47% because they are moochers.
Yet when he uses every TAX HAVEN, on and offshore, in an effort to reduce HIS TAXES. But he thinks those of you who try for refunds....well, you're a moocher.
One of the dumbest moves by any Presidential Candidate. But it was great insight into what and how this man thinks of America and Americans.
He speaks of 1/2 of America like a King would speak of those who are not "royal blood".
Romney never said he didn't care about the 47%, he inferred they are so brainwashed with the largese of the federal governmnet programs, that democratic is the only way they will vote to continue the spoils of living on the democratic plantation. They are slaves on the obama plantation and they don't even know it.
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#27 Dec 10, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new,$63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers.
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#28 Dec 10, 2012
Chrysler auto workers smoking pot and drinking beer on camera at lunch, they keep their jobs, do you think they would in Japan?

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#29 Dec 11, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
Romney tried to hide the true agenda of the GOP but too many saw right through it and rejected it for the callous, lacking compassion, evil agenda it is. Romney knew the true agenda of the GOP had to be overcome with those not his base but in so doing he would alienate his base which was essential support he could not do without.
Romney's task of trying to serve two masters at same time was impossible and the only conclusion had to be failure.
It's easy to be compassionate if it costs you nothing.
It's easy to be generous with other peoples' money.
It's much more difficult to be honest and say no when it's necessary.

Romney's comment comment was taken out of context, as we all know. Still, it was an accurate assessment of who he needed to communicate to. The statement shocked the liberals for its honesty and embarked on a campaign to hide the message behind a smoke screen of lies.
hahahahaha

Carmel, IN

#30 Dec 11, 2012
Justin wrote:
I actually don't think it was the 47% or "binders full of women" statements that cost Romney the election.
What cost him was his failure to contrast the differences between himself and other Republicans like Michelle Bachman, Todd Akin, and Richard Mourdock. Those guys really needed to be pushed in front of bus.
It seems as if the Romney campaign was too focussed on "firing up the Republican base". The Republican base didn't need firing up, they were motivated already. Instead, he should have been focussing on independent and undecided voters. Choosing Paul Ryan as a running mate did nothing to help Romney in that area.
Paul Ryan was a hinderance because of his extreme social views. Republicans are a divided party because many are NOT social conservatives.
hahahahaha

Carmel, IN

#31 Dec 11, 2012
obamaclownbag wrote:
Chrysler auto workers smoking pot and drinking beer on camera at lunch, they keep their jobs, do you think they would in Japan?
Chrysler made shtty cars and now I know why. Trash bag union workers.
Justin

United States

#32 Dec 11, 2012
hahahahaha wrote:
<quoted text>Paul Ryan was a hinderance because of his extreme social views. Republicans are a divided party because many are NOT social conservatives.
Exactly. Most Americans don't want or need government subsized abortions and food stamps. However, they don't want a president that talks down to folks who have an unwanted pregnancy or need food stamps either.
noodles for everybody

Pittsburgh, PA

#33 Dec 11, 2012
mao started the" great leap forward" in the early 60s/
lbj started "the great society programs "in the middle 60s.

time machine ahead.......... 50 plus years...DAH....

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