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

Dec 9, 2012 Full story: The Huffington Post 32

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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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Dec 9, 2012
I miss the comic quotes of Bishop Willard Rmoney.
GetReal

Chapel Hill, TN

#2 Dec 9, 2012
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#3 Dec 9, 2012
"Yes we can" chosen as the most brilliant quote ever made by one of their graduates.
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#4 Dec 9, 2012
Even thought he went to Harvard, haven seen the transcripts yet.
ponder rosa

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Dec 9, 2012
16% never care, 31% cant afford to care,{47%}....3% can afford not to care,20% dont care anymore,and the other 30% are too busy WORKING..and dont give a fat rats a$$
Insipid Sophistry -

Sierra Vista, AZ

#6 Dec 9, 2012
Romney was right, at the chagrin of Obama's 'pravda' media. We have a couple of generations raised on the pap taught in the schools of dumbed down PubEd. Is it no wonder we have folks that think the world owes them something? We have too many 'Porkers' that want to live off the tit of the Public Sow at the expense of others.

The following link portrays that in living color -- filmed and produced in NYC by Pelosi's daughter. And I might add, Nancy wasn't to happy with her to say the least....enjoy.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/0...
A Pluribusiness Unumb

Hanoi, Vietnam

#7 Dec 9, 2012
here U all agaist!;)

Since: Jul 10

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#8 Dec 9, 2012
The 47% quote is so ridiculous that it has to be one of years best, but folks who watch FOX News would never know that the total number of people on social welfare is 5-million and for food stamps it is 50-million.

Even using one of most outlandish figures circulating that some 100-million are on some kind of social welfare, that would still be less than 33 percent. Still not close to Mitt's 47%.

Mitt made an extremely unfounded comment. No way to justify it.
Rama Lama Dingdong

Garden City, NY

#9 Dec 9, 2012
I myself prefer the Quote of the year from 2008; "Yes we can" absolutely brilliant in its scope and philosophical tenor, never before had one man beeen able to combine into so few words the sum of all of mankind achievement and acomplishment, I am still in awe. It was liken to witnessing Moses reading the Ten Commandments.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#10 Dec 10, 2012
Rama Lama Dingdong wrote:
I myself prefer the Quote of the year from 2008; "Yes we can" absolutely brilliant in its scope and philosophical tenor, never before had one man beeen able to combine into so few words the sum of all of mankind achievement and acomplishment, I am still in awe. It was liken to witnessing Moses reading the Ten Commandments.
You may be right on this. Only three words.
Like "You didn't build that."
Justin

United States

#11 Dec 10, 2012
Liberals are offended by the suggestion that only 47 percent of the population are dependent on the government. They'd like to see number reach 100 percent.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Dec 10, 2012
Mitt's 47% statement killed him, per the press, but it's the truth, everybody knows it. 47% or so of the people who vote, pay no IRS taxes, yet their vote counts just as much as a taxpayer, and they will never vote any other way, except for the politician that promises them more and more free shit. when the non taxpayers outnumber and outvote the taxpayers, bad things are gonna happen fast. Here we go....when the inaugration is over, and the lobster has been consumed, and the economy starts to tumble, say hello to socialism.
MAGIC UNDERWEAR

New York, NY

#13 Dec 10, 2012
yay !
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#14 Dec 10, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
The 47% quote is so ridiculous that it has to be one of years best, but folks who watch FOX News would never know that the total number of people on social welfare is 5-million and for food stamps it is 50-million.
Even using one of most outlandish figures circulating that some 100-million are on some kind of social welfare, that would still be less than 33 percent. Still not close to Mitt's 47%.
Mitt made an extremely unfounded comment. No way to justify it.
Not all of the 47% were TAKING from the government. Many of them simply didn't make much money, had deductions for children and paid the government NOTHING.

Paying NO Federal tax, yet benefiting from government (roads, defense, etc.) is getting something for nothing.

47% of the people have NO SKIN in the game.
Justin

United States

#16 Dec 10, 2012
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.
obamaclownbag

Garden City, NY

#17 Dec 10, 2012
SirPrize wrote:
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You may be right on this. Only three words.
Like "You didn't build that."
Or as Biden said a three letter word J O B S , lol

Since: Jul 10

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#18 Dec 10, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Not all of the 47% were TAKING from the government. Many of them simply didn't make much money, had deductions for children and paid the government NOTHING.
Paying NO Federal tax, yet benefiting from government (roads, defense, etc.) is getting something for nothing.
47% of the people have NO SKIN in the game.
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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.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#19 Dec 10, 2012
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.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#20 Dec 10, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
<quoted text>
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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.
maybe....but don't the employees of those corporations pay a lot of taxes on the money they earn from those corporations?

Since: Jul 10

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#21 Dec 10, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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maybe....but don't the employees of those corporations pay a lot of taxes on the money they earn from those corporations?
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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.

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