Mr. Romney's '47 percent' fantasy

Mr. Romney's '47 percent' fantasy

There are 34 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Mr. Romney's '47 percent' fantasy. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL candidate Mitt Romney's comment demeaning the 47 percent of the country "who believe that they are victims" has received a lot of attention, and deservedly so.

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Rocky

Mililani, HI

#1 Sep 18, 2012
I am part of the 47% Willard Romney is talking about. Frankly, the man does not think before he talks. My tax rate is higher than his. I served in the military and spent time in Vietnam, he dodged the draft. And my net worth is a fraction of his. Everyday, I try not to hurt, offend and insult people. Maybe Romney needs to speak to a church elder for guidance on what to say in public. Oh by the way isn't Romney an elder in the Mormon church. Help us Lord if he is elected this November.
Freddy

Deer Lodge, TN

#2 Sep 18, 2012
We need help from the SOB in office now.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#3 Sep 18, 2012
You simply must stop and consider those you dismiss as beneath you or you cannot be our leader. It is an unwritten but widely understood rule of the presidency. I don’t know what they taught you when you were out there scalping businesses hard-won on the backs of people like that 47% you so rudely kick around, but in the real world, we care when Americans suffer. We care when you forget the young military men and women who serve our nation by sacrificing their lives. We care when Americans go hungry. We care when Americans jobs are sent overseas and rich men hide societal resources in offshore accounts. We care that we are being ripped off and even if you find profit and power in our suffering, we still exist, we still care, and we will still stand up.

See? You called me a victim, you called me entitled, you called me a lot of other things in that video, but on every count you are wrong. Just by writing you this letter, I’ve proven I am not your victim. Just by living my life of hard and dutiful effort I have proven that I am not entitled. In fact, I consider it a duty as a citizen of this Great United States to shout loudly and proudly:“Mitt Romney is not and never will be my President!”

I warn you Mr. Romney, the one thing that I have not, and will not ever lose, is my voice. I will sound it each and every one of these 50 days until Barack Obama is re-elected, we will vote with Compassion, and Wisdom, and Empathy…and you, sir, can keep your spite and your hate and your rhetoric and see your way out.

Sincerely,

Sarah Zacharias, a.k.a. The Bucking Jenny
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/18/open-...
scooter

United States

#4 Sep 18, 2012
Romney speaks the truth,lib heads explode.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#5 Sep 18, 2012
Rocky wrote:
I am part of the 47% Willard Romney is talking about. Frankly, the man does not think before he talks. My tax rate is higher than his. I served in the military and spent time in Vietnam, he dodged the draft. And my net worth is a fraction of his. Everyday, I try not to hurt, offend and insult people. Maybe Romney needs to speak to a church elder for guidance on what to say in public. Oh by the way isn't Romney an elder in the Mormon church. Help us Lord if he is elected this November.
Right on. Mittens supported the war as he was dodging the draft, eating quiche and drinking bordeaux. 58,000 of 'those people' died. Ask Mittens and Ann who 'those' people are. of the 47%, Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. He flat out doesn't give a shit about half the population.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#6 Sep 18, 2012
scooter wrote:
Romney speaks the truth,lib heads explode.
We know he spoke the truth. Those are the statements he's trying to run away from. He's trying his best to get as far away from that video as he can.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#7 Sep 18, 2012
From the "Tax Policy Center"...

"...and more than that paid federal excise taxes on items such as gasoline, alcohol and cigarettes, said Roberton Williams, who analyzes taxes at the center."

This is perfect example of how Leftists and Liberals distort the issues. It so happens, that the great number of people on SSI (25% fraudulent) and other forms of welfare don't pay federal excise taxes, the government pays them. One has to be a total idiot to say people buying gasoline with government money are paying excise taxes.

If this kind of thinking comes from the "Tax Policy Center", then we can be pretty sure modern education has been completely fouled by Communist idiots.
scooter

United States

#8 Sep 18, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>We know he spoke the truth. Those are the statements he's trying to run away from. He's trying his best to get as far away from that video as he can.
motherphukerjones site probably doctored the video before release,typical libtard behavior

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#9 Sep 18, 2012
Romney's greasy maw the gift that keeps on giving...to Democrats.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#10 Sep 18, 2012
scooter wrote:
Romney speaks the truth,lib heads explode.
"Kristol lashes Romney over 'arrogant' and 'stupid' comments

...Recalling that a good chunk of the 47 percent who don't pay income taxes are Romney supporters—especially of course seniors (who might well "believe they are entitled to heath care," a position Romney agrees with), as well as many lower-income Americans (including men and women serving in the military) who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the Romney plan. So Romney seems to have contempt not just for the Democrats who oppose him, but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him." NR

Oh come on Billy Boy you America-hating craphead. Romney has CONTEMPT for everyone including his wife whom he insulted in the video and himself as he is part of the 47%.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#11 Sep 18, 2012
Oh yeah, Romney thinks that seniors do not deserve health care. Romney would kill Medicare by 2016.

Gives new meaning to the idea of FOUR MORE YEARS.
scooter

United States

#12 Sep 18, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
Oh yeah, Romney thinks that seniors do not deserve health care. Romney would kill Medicare by 2016.
Gives new meaning to the idea of FOUR MORE YEARS.
the country will not survive 4 more years of that piece of shit in office now.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#13 Sep 18, 2012
This video has offended the poor working class and energized the base in senate races for Dems, they need to keep the majority..a terrible week for the Ex Governor-my daughter in Sweden said after I told her this "..talk about class warfare? "

"..This man will say anything to get elected.." R.Gibbs

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#14 Sep 18, 2012
scooter wrote:
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the country will not survive 4 more years of that piece of shit in office now.
Increases in debt:

Reagan: 189%

Bush 1: 55%

Clinton: 37%

Bush 2: 86%

Obama: 47%

Where does the debt increase come from? Climbing out from under this:

1. Bush's UNFUNDED wars
2. Bush's UNFUNDED tax cuts
3. Bush's Great Recession

PERIOD

Bush: losing 850,000 jobs A MONTH

Obama: creating jobs for 30 months

Republiscums cannot govern their way out of a paper bag.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#15 Sep 18, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Right on. Mittens supported the war as he was dodging the draft, eating quiche and drinking bordeaux. 58,000 of 'those people' died. Ask Mittens and Ann who 'those' people are. of the 47%, Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. He flat out doesn't give a shit about half the population.
Mindless,meanless drivel from the Marxist Crap..
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#16 Sep 18, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
Increases in debt:
Reagan: 189%
Bush 1: 55%
Clinton: 37%
Bush 2: 86%
Obama: 47%
Where does the debt increase come from? Climbing out from under this:
1. Bush's UNFUNDED wars
2. Bush's UNFUNDED tax cuts
3. Bush's Great Recession
PERIOD
Bush: losing 850,000 jobs A MONTH
Obama: creating jobs for 30 months
Republiscums cannot govern their way out of a paper bag.
American politics now are profoundly unstable. In effect, the Obama Administration has been (to put it brutally) a Minority Occupation Government. At all costs, the Left must keep the historic American nation from uniting—which it alarmingly began to do (no thanks to the GOP leadership) in the 2010 election.

This explains the mounting hysteria of the Left. American politics are now profoundly unstable. Eventually, the Left may succeed in Electing A New People—but for the next few election cycles, whites still cast by far the largest proportion of votes. And the white vote is tipping away from the Left.

Recently, there has been a systematic series of Leftist campaigns against anyone in American journalism suspected of deviationism—sometimes very prominent. Their success rate is appallingly high.

2012 Politics.VDARE.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#17 Sep 18, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
Oh yeah, Romney thinks that seniors do not deserve health care. Romney would kill Medicare by 2016.
Gives new meaning to the idea of FOUR MORE YEARS.
No problem,the Romney 2012 will bury the Marxist POTUS>>>>>>e xit>>>

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#18 Sep 19, 2012
scooter wrote:
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motherphukerjones site probably doctored the video before release,typical libtard behavior
Yeah right. Here is Mittens comment on thaat video...
Mitt Romney said tonight he stands by his message in a secretly taped video, in which he is heard saying that 47% of Americans will vote for President Obama because they are "victims" and "dependent upon government."

In brief remarks to reporters, Romney said his comments were not "elegantly stated" and "spoken off the cuff" during a fundraiser months ago.
Just tell me douchebag, how you "elegantly state" that you don't give a shit about half of the population.
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#19 Sep 19, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah right. Here is Mittens comment on thaat video...
Mitt Romney said tonight he stands by his message in a secretly taped video, in which he is heard saying that 47% of Americans will vote for President Obama because they are "victims" and "dependent upon government."
In brief remarks to reporters, Romney said his comments were not "elegantly stated" and "spoken off the cuff" during a fundraiser months ago.
Just tell me douchebag, how you "elegantly state" that you don't give a shit about half of the population.
And why should the real taxpayers in this country care about those who drain the government coffers to subsidize thier lives, all the while crying for more but contributing "NOTHING"!
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#20 Sep 19, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Right on. Mittens supported the war as he was dodging the draft, eating quiche and drinking bordeaux. 58,000 of 'those people' died. Ask Mittens and Ann who 'those' people are. of the 47%, Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. He flat out doesn't give a shit about half the population.
I don't care about Mittens. LBJ was the mass murderer and pure progressive Dem in that era. And there were hundreds of thousands of psyche and maimed veterans also. LBJ also help to kill two million people in Asia. And another thing. Obama does not care about 75% and more of the population. Remember all of this stuff in a decade or so if we make it that far.

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