Romney on '47 percent': I was 'completely wrong'

Oct 5, 2012 Full story: www.suntimes.com 25

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes as "not elegantly stated." Now he's calling them "just completely wrong." The original remarks, secretly recorded during a fundraiser in May and posted online in September by ... (more)

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Oct 5, 2012
I can respect a person who admits when they are wrong.

That's a lot more than I can say about Obama.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#2 Oct 5, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
I can respect a person who admits when they are wrong.
That's a lot more than I can say about Obama.
Same here, too bad for him we all know he doesn't mean it.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Oct 5, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
I can respect a person who admits when they are wrong.
That's a lot more than I can say about Obama.
C'mon Eleanore, he's lying.
You saw the real Romney in front of his peers.

Now you let him pull the wool over your eyes while you nod YES, YES, YES ?

You must be a fun date.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#5 Oct 5, 2012
Flip flop, flip flop, flip flop

Sounds like a flat tire....or Mitt Romney

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 Oct 5, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
I can respect a person who admits when they are wrong.
That's a lot more than I can say about Obama.
I don't like anyone who won't own what they say and do. Romney said it. He said it the company of people who he thought would think it was funny. He was arrogant. He was rude. He was hateful.

It was insulting to millions of Americans, probably even YOU because chances are you aren't a one percenter. I'm sorry, but not only is Romney a backstabber who could never be trusted by the working class, he's a snake because he won't stand up and own his own opinions. The man is putz.
CC Ryder

Aurora, IL

#7 Oct 5, 2012
His numbers may have wrong, but fact is their are a large nuber of people in ths country that don't pay any federal income tax.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#8 Oct 5, 2012
The only reason mittwit is apologizing is because he got caught! A draft dodging coward has no business in the white house!
Gravediggers

United States

#9 Oct 5, 2012
Has Obama EVER admitted a mistake?

Has Obama admitted his screwed up with the raped and death of Amb Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans?

Has Obama admitted that his funneling of money to Solyndra which was FINANCIALLY UNSTABLE and now is in BANKRUPTCY, funneling of $43 million to now bankrupt BEACON POWER, or A123 Systems given $243 million, and FINNISH auto co, Fisker, given $429 million LOAN and now has CANCELED building it's car in the USA!

Where are the APOLOGIES to the AMERICAN PEOPLE from PResident OBAMA? He has FAILED to lead and HAS INVESTED in companies which were NOT fiscally strong! HE FAILED US!

We're waiting on President Obama to apologize but we really don't expect an apology from him.

Obama doesn't apologize. He finds apologizing beneath him. IT TAKES A MAN TO APOLOGIZES. Mitt Romney is that man.

NO in NOvember
NO to OWE$16Trillionbama

YES to MITT ROMNEY!
YES TO REPUBLICAN SENATORS-we NEED to REpeal OBAMACARE
YES to a strong military-NO MORE LACK of PROTECTION for those serving in UNstable countries. NO more worrying about how the USA is 'perceived' or how our enemies 'feel'.

You can't apply SOCIAL JUSTICE precepts to FOREIGN POLICY and put those who VOLUNTEER to serve IN DANGER!

PROTECT OUR SOLDIERS, PROTECT OUR DIPLOMATS WHO SERVE IN DANGEROUS, DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.

The JOINT PATROLS in Afghanistan have been TERMINATED. The Afghanis we were doing the JOINT PATROLLING turned their AMerican given weapons on the soliders they were PATROLLING WITH!

NO to FAILED LEADERSHIP
NO to FAILED FOREIGN POLICY-Obama's grandfather must be turning in his grave!
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#12 Oct 5, 2012
Romney the fish out of water continues to flip flop again again again.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#14 Oct 5, 2012
Romney said the way he truely feels behind closed doors and is trying to lie his way out now by flip flipping. Romney will lie for votes.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#15 Oct 5, 2012
Khuan wrote:
Fact: 47 percent of Americans DON'T pay any federal income tax. The marxist self anointed king obamanation didn't mention the 47 percent remark was for the reason that the obamanation knew that Romney was prepared to be asked about the remark and had an excellent explanation for that remark which would completely defuse it in front of about 60 million people. As things stand now every useful idiot leftist stooge as well as the embarassingly adoring complicit media can still make all kinds of wild ridiculous comments about Romney's 47 percent remark. The obamanation's fawning adoring complicit media will make sure that the dumbed down American voters who support the self anointed king obamanation will never see Romneys own self explanation of that 47 percent remark.
HEY!

You are a sick duck, but "king obamanation " is funny!

Congrats for being at least a half-wit stooge.

HINT: after you've made your point, STOP.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#16 Oct 5, 2012
Khuan wrote:
Fact: 47 percent of Americans DON'T pay any federal income tax. The marxist self anointed king obamanation didn't mention the 47 percent remark was for the reason that the obamanation knew that Romney was prepared to be asked about the remark and had an excellent explanation for that remark which would completely defuse it in front of about 60 million people. As things stand now every useful idiot leftist stooge as well as the embarassingly adoring complicit media can still make all kinds of wild ridiculous comments about Romney's 47 percent remark. The obamanation's fawning adoring complicit media will make sure that the dumbed down American voters who support the self anointed king obamanation will never see Romneys own self explanation of that 47 percent remark.
Romney said that 47% were dependent on government. His running partner Paul Ryan will be included in that 47%.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#17 Oct 5, 2012
Khuan wrote:
Fact: 47 percent of Americans DON'T pay any federal income tax. The marxist self anointed king obamanation didn't mention the 47 percent remark was for the reason that the obamanation knew that Romney was prepared to be asked about the remark and had an excellent explanation for that remark which would completely defuse it in front of about 60 million people. As things stand now every useful idiot leftist stooge as well as the embarassingly adoring complicit media can still make all kinds of wild ridiculous comments about Romney's 47 percent remark. The obamanation's fawning adoring complicit media will make sure that the dumbed down American voters who support the self anointed king obamanation will never see Romneys own self explanation of that 47 percent remark.
There are 30 corporations that pay no taxes but receive millions in returns.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Oct 5, 2012
Quote:
I stand by what I have said what ever it was that I have said"
Mitt Romney

Romney says that 47% are dependent on government and moochers.
BIG BIRD

Lindenhurst, NY

#22 Oct 5, 2012
CC Ryder wrote:
His numbers may have wrong, but fact is their are a large nuber of people in ths country that don't pay any federal income tax.
And people like Mitt Romney, as well as huge corporations, who use creative accounting and hidden offshore bank accounts to reduce their taxes. What about the 10 years of Romney tax returns that he won't reveal .. did he pay any income taxes?? We recently heard that between 2010 and 2011 Romney paid between 13% and 14.5%. Most middle class people pay 20% and above. Give me a break! Romney is a hypocrite, a cheat, and a liar. The sad thing is that there are people out there who will make excuses for him and criticize the poor, the seniors, the students, and the unemployed because they don't pay income taxes. For God's sake they can't afford to .. they can barely put food on the table and pay their bills. What's Romney's excuse?
BIG BIRD

Lindenhurst, NY

#23 Oct 5, 2012
Khuan wrote:
What we do know is that Romney didn't get a chance to explain in front of 60 million viewers what he meant by a remark he made off the cuff in order that all of the useful idiot leftist stooges would still get to have a field day amusing themselves with it.
Give me a break! How stupid can you be. His "off the cuff" remark was his true feeling. He was speaking to people who paid $50,000
to attend. These are his kind of people. Wake up and smell the coffee. Mitt Romney is a two-faced liar. What he cares about is to win the Presidency, feed his massive ego, and take care of his wealthy friends.
BIG BIRD

Lindenhurst, NY

#24 Oct 5, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
There are 30 corporations that pay no taxes but receive millions in returns.
I'm with you, Tony. It's amazing, and scary, to realize how many ignorant people are living in these United States. Don't they read?
What's wrong with our society. They put on blinders and, like dumb sheep, they follow Romney and Ryan to the slaughter.
BIG BIRD

Lindenhurst, NY

#25 Oct 5, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Has Obama EVER admitted a mistake?
Has Obama admitted his screwed up with the raped and death of Amb Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans?
Has Obama admitted that his funneling of money to Solyndra which was FINANCIALLY UNSTABLE and now is in BANKRUPTCY, funneling of $43 million to now bankrupt BEACON POWER, or A123 Systems given $243 million, and FINNISH auto co, Fisker, given $429 million LOAN and now has CANCELED building it's car in the USA!
Where are the APOLOGIES to the AMERICAN PEOPLE from PResident OBAMA? He has FAILED to lead and HAS INVESTED in companies which were NOT fiscally strong! HE FAILED US!
We're waiting on President Obama to apologize but we really don't expect an apology from him.
Obama doesn't apologize. He finds apologizing beneath him. IT TAKES A MAN TO APOLOGIZES. Mitt Romney is that man.
NO in NOvember
NO to OWE$16Trillionbama
YES to MITT ROMNEY!
YES TO REPUBLICAN SENATORS-we NEED to REpeal OBAMACARE
YES to a strong military-NO MORE LACK of PROTECTION for those serving in UNstable countries. NO more worrying about how the USA is 'perceived' or how our enemies 'feel'.
You can't apply SOCIAL JUSTICE precepts to FOREIGN POLICY and put those who VOLUNTEER to serve IN DANGER!
PROTECT OUR SOLDIERS, PROTECT OUR DIPLOMATS WHO SERVE IN DANGEROUS, DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.
The JOINT PATROLS in Afghanistan have been TERMINATED. The Afghanis we were doing the JOINT PATROLLING turned their AMerican given weapons on the soliders they were PATROLLING WITH!
NO to FAILED LEADERSHIP
NO to FAILED FOREIGN POLICY-Obama's grandfather must be turning in his grave!
Go ahead and believe this B.S. Follow the liars Romney & Ryan, and you will be digging your own grave.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#26 Oct 5, 2012
BIG BIRD wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm with you, Tony. It's amazing, and scary, to realize how many ignorant people are living in these United States. Don't they read?
What's wrong with our society. They put on blinders and, like dumb sheep, they follow Romney and Ryan to the slaughter.
Romney and friend hire lobbyist to bribe members of congress like Paul Ryan to write special interest tax codes for them to get out of paying a lot in taxes. Romney says about his taxes the he pays what is required by law for him to pay.
So the the 47% he and other republicans cry about are also pay what is required by law for them to pay.
Also do some research on how Romney's Romneycare is being funded.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#27 Oct 5, 2012
BIG BIRD wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm with you, Tony. It's amazing, and scary, to realize how many ignorant people are living in these United States. Don't they read?
What's wrong with our society. They put on blinders and, like dumb sheep, they follow Romney and Ryan to the slaughter.
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