Mr. Romney's '47 percent' fantasy

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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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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#21 Sep 19, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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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"!
I thought it was the government that was draining household coffers, not the other way around. I know a woman that gets a little more than $600/month from social security, her property taxes are $6,100. Her SS check pays her property taxes which subsidize the lives of teachers, cops, firemen and more. Not enough left for her to pay for supplemental medicare insurance.
She was a real taxpayer for most of her adult life and still pays real taxes. Don't blame people for how the governnment wastes our money.
Semper Fi 4 life

Terril, IA

#22 Sep 19, 2012
If the Obama campaign was smart, they would take Mitt's own words to the REAL 47% who don't pay the taxes... THE ELDERLY on social security, and low income earners (mainly Republicans), and let them know what Mitt really thinks of them.
CZars_R_Us

Orlando, FL

#23 Sep 19, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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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"!
Funny how the video was made during a fundraising 6 mos ago and is only coming out now since the ME has gone to shitz. Anything to try to change the subject from his record.!!!!
I'm sure he was not referring to the retired people who paid into the trust fund and expect to get something back from it. Ever wonder why someone who only worked 2 years and goes on disability gets a bigger check than someone who paid all their lives and retires.???? The system is broken and it is going to need to be fixed some how. IOU's in the trust fund is not going to pay the bills. I just hope it is not too late to fix it.
Say the Truth

San Jose, CA

#24 Sep 19, 2012
twostroketerror wrote:
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-...
You have it wrong, Stroking One.

The Democrat Left Equation:

Compassion, and Wisdom, and Empathy = Condescension, Weakness, and Contempt
Say the Truth

San Jose, CA

#25 Sep 19, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
Obama ONLY cares about the 1%. Remember, liberals always blame others for what they truly support.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

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#27 Sep 19, 2012
Say the Truth wrote:
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Obama ONLY cares about the 1%. Remember, liberals always blame others for what they truly support.
Republican Jesus™ totally hates Liberals. Liberals are the pawns of Satan George Soros trying to destroy the greatest country ever made on this 6000 year old planet (conservative moderates are almost as bad and must be expunged!). Compromising with a Liberal is a terrible sin in the eyes of Republican Jesus™ and must not be tolerated.

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#28 Sep 21, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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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.
Total BS.

The reason Republiscum keep trying to kick people off of the voter rolls is that Democrats outnumber Republiscums and the GOPOX knows this.

Why don't you know this?

Liberal media? Have you met FoxFaux? How about the WSJ and the Washington Times? Are you really this stupid?

Oh, that's right. You aren't from here.

Since: Apr 12

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#29 Sep 21, 2012
twostroketerror wrote:
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Republican Jesus™ totally hates Liberals. Liberals are the pawns of Satan George Soros trying to destroy the greatest country ever made on this 6000 year old planet (conservative moderates are almost as bad and must be expunged!). Compromising with a Liberal is a terrible sin in the eyes of Republican Jesus™ and must not be tolerated.
Is that the Jesus Romney says came to North America to chat with the Indians? That Jesus? You know, the one Romney says will come YET AGAIN in Independence, MO?

Why are all Republiscum such anti-Semites.

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#30 Sep 21, 2012
Semper Fi 4 life wrote:
If the Obama campaign was smart, they would take Mitt's own words to the REAL 47% who don't pay the taxes... THE ELDERLY on social security, and low income earners (mainly Republicans), and let them know what Mitt really thinks of them.
Since Ryan/Romney/Antichrist 2012 would END Medicare by 2016 seniors should have gotten the message by now.

Since: Jul 11

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#31 Mar 31, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
Don't bet against Sweden, sorry I meant America-haha!
indy

Jacksonville, FL

#32 Apr 9, 2013
romney was def off by about 5%...... but i find it funny, how the left is so worried about romney, who has no power, holds no office...yet theyre ok with 1%er who is in office, who claims he has no power and "cant do it" but yet stix us with 4 or more yrs of himself ..... why is the left off target so often? i mean target as a the dem def btw..... with so many 1%ers in the amin, its no wonder they cant relate to the avg, um lets say "typical white woman" (oblamers words) and others .... not to mention his rich .0001%er pal socialist rich guy soros ..... these rich guys have no "skin in he game" and some may say oblamer voters "dont pay their fair share" i see it in every major us city i go to...sorry.... well lets see what he does with the mess harry truman left him in korea... im sure he'll be trying to blame it on bush, and some libs wil buy it...so lame

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#33 Jul 11, 2013
swedenforever wrote:
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Don't bet against Sweden, sorry I meant America-haha!
Swedenforever you're proud Neomarxist from Scandinavia-
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#34 Jul 11, 2013
mittens lost...lol forever

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#35 Jul 12, 2013
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