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Do you believe Mitt Romney's remarks about Palestinians was racist or simply the truth?

KaelynnRose 2012/07/30 16:27:02
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Mitt Romney's remarks to wealthy Jewish donors seem to have caused a Palestinian uproar. Mr. Romney suggested that the Jewish culture is partially responsible for why they seem to have done better economically than areas managed by the Palestinian Authority. Among Mr. Romney's remarks was this quote :

"As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,"

Mitt Romney in israel




The Palestinian response was swift and angry. "It is a racist statement and this man doesn't realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation," said Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mahmoud Abbas

So what is your opinion? Was Mr Romney being Racist or was he on target?

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  • goblue1968 2012/08/05 21:24:42
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were on point and accurate.
    goblue1968
    He just stated the facts as indicated by financial numbers. Couldn't be "racist" anyway, because the Jews and Palestinians are not different races in the first place!
  • Cyan9 2012/07/31 15:48:53 (edited)
    Undecided
    Cyan9
    +2
    I think it was meant to be nothing more than unadulterated pandering. However if one does look at the claim, the Israeli culture accounts for the differences in economies is absolutely absurd, inherently jingoistic and ignores the brutal and unwavering military occupation of Palestine. It also completely ignores all established thought on economic development.
  • lm1b2 2012/07/31 03:09:56
    Undecided
    lm1b2
    +2
    I believe you people don't know the definition of racism,and his remarks were prejudiced,and highly ignorant,especially when we pretend to be neutral in this matter.
  • Mladen Andrijasevic 2012/07/31 01:40:39
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were on point and accurate.
    Mladen Andrijasevic
    +1
    This is not racism just arithmetic -
    To paraphrase Namik Kemal from 1880 - Palestinian society deprives itself of the talents and services of half the population . And they submit the early education of the other half to ignorant and downtrodden mothers
  • CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle 2012/07/31 00:46:45
    Undecided
    CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle
    +1
    I wouldn't say racist, just not knowing what the hell he was talking about! he says whatever the people he's around want's to hear. He don't have a clue! Watch him screw up in Poland!
  • Beccy 2012/07/31 00:33:48
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were racist.
    Beccy
    +2
    The Palestinian land has been stolen If settlers want to take over a town there is nothing these people can do about it. They are cut off from their farms by walls and check points. I am not surprised by Romney's statement he is an animal Any one who puts his dog on top of the car to go on vacation is pretty heartless.
  • DefendnProtect 2012/07/30 23:48:11
    Undecided
    DefendnProtect
    +4
    Not racist, just ignorant, bought, immoral, puppet and supporting supremacy.

    Wrong! Wrong! wrong!
  • EdVenture 2012/07/30 22:49:36
    Undecided
    EdVenture
    +3
    Don't know how u fell but this is over the edge, There should be a law against idiots traveling abroad as if they have any political status communicating with our allies and world dignitaries as if they speak for America. This is pethetic, imagine a presidential candidate for the US campaigning for financial contributions from foreigners abroad, to rum for our presidency. He should be deported.
  • Sherlock Dog BL - a Gazillion 2012/07/30 22:27:18
  • KingdomNow 2012/07/30 22:15:11
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were on point and accurate.
    KingdomNow
    +3
    Would pointing at a ghetto and stating facts about the lower standard of living there be considered racist?
  • Kaelynn... KingdomNow 2012/07/30 22:29:09
    KaelynnRose
    +3
    By today's standards, yes.
  • Avenged7 2012/07/30 21:58:46
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were racist.
    Avenged7
    +4
    I doubt he is a racist, but his comment was racist. But Mittens will say anything for a vote. Just like he did at the NAACP. He was pacifying the base when he got the members there to boo him. Lets admit, Mr. etch a sketch is a turd in a suit.
  • Mladen ... Avenged7 2012/07/31 01:46:18
    Mladen Andrijasevic
    This is not racism just arithmetic -
    To paraphrase Namik Kemal from 1880 - Palestinian society deprives itself of the talents and services of half the population . And they submit the early education of the other half to ignorant and downtrodden mothers
  • Avenged7 Mladen ... 2012/08/01 03:50:17
    Avenged7
    +1
    You can blame the occupation by Isreal, and the blockade of Gaza for a lot of the problems of the Palestinians. It's pretty hard to be prosperous under those conditions.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/07/30 20:54:21
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were on point and accurate.
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
  • inewsmaster 2012/07/30 20:41:14
    Undecided
    inewsmaster
    +4
    It's not racist. It's just plain stupid. The US and other countries pump tons of money into Israel while very little financial aid goes to Palestine. Coming from a vulture capitalist like Mitt the Twit it makes sense.
  • Space Invader 2012/07/30 20:17:16
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were on point and accurate.
    Space Invader
    +2
    He was spot on..
  • JaguarSocialist 2012/07/30 19:53:00
    Undecided
    JaguarSocialist
    +8
    Romney ignored the fundamental plight of the Palestinians which is, of course, the Israeli occupation; without U.S. aid, the Israelis couldn't continue the occupation.
    http://www.ifamericansknew.org/
  • Seonag 2012/07/30 19:28:05
    I believe Mr. Romney's comments were on point and accurate.
    Seonag
    +4
    Please tell us when "Palestinian" became a race? And to think the Palestinians are trying to play the race card in the Middle East, like some people do in the US.
  • JaguarS... Seonag 2012/07/30 19:53:43
    JaguarSocialist
    +3
    Please tell us when you stop supporting Israeli aggression and terrorism.
  • Seonag JaguarS... 2012/07/30 20:07:05
    Seonag
    +2
    Actually, it's the other way around. Get your facts straight!
  • JaguarS... Seonag 2012/07/30 20:13:29
  • Seonag JaguarS... 2012/07/30 20:15:26
    Seonag
    +2
    Go right ahead. I can counter with all the bombings and attacks of terrorism on innocent civilians (of all faiths) by Palestinians if you want to go tit-for-tat.
  • JaguarS... Seonag 2012/07/30 20:26:30
    JaguarSocialist
    +5
    No one is discounting Palestinian terrorism; the point is the Israelis have a long history of terrorist activities including bombing the King David Hotel in the 1940s. Unlike you, I don't support any type of terrorism; however, more than a few stupid hypocritical Americans make excuses for Israeli terrorism. Hell, the Israelis attacked a U.S. naval vessel, deliberately, and to the present there have been no repercussions for the Israeli government. I'm growing tired of having U.S. presidents kissing the asses of Israeli government officials.
  • Seonag JaguarS... 2012/07/31 12:16:55
    Seonag
    I find your suggestion that I support any type of terrorism offensive and demeaning. And I suggest you learn your history about the situation in the British held territory in the 1940s as well as Europe! Wonder how you would feel if your family was trying to flee a world that was trying imprison and gas them, only to have a 'civilized' country send them back to occupied France and concentration camps.

    And if you are referring to the USS Liberty, which attacked on June 8, 1967 during the Six Day War, that was investigated by both Israel and the US and was determined to be an accident of mis-identification. I do NOT buy into the conspiracy theories that it was intentional that is pushed by Israel haters.

    Would you like me to cite the atrocities of the so-called Palestinians going back almost 100 years, including the beheading of British soldiers?

    I get it --- you are anti-Israel and anti-Jewish (a bigot???), so, go find someone else to bother!
  • irish JaguarS... 2012/07/30 20:57:23
  • JaguarS... irish 2012/07/30 21:00:33
    JaguarSocialist
    +5
    Damn, don't confuse the Israel lobby with facts.
  • irish JaguarS... 2012/07/30 21:05:24
    irish
    +4
    LOL LOL they need the facts!
  • Jackie ... Seonag 2012/07/30 19:54:33
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    You got it -palestinians are not a race, not a country and are terrorists - he stated facts
  • irish Jackie ... 2012/07/30 20:57:52
  • Jackie ... irish 2012/07/30 22:08:20
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    1948 - it is 2012 now.
  • irish Jackie ... 2012/07/30 22:13:38
    irish
    +4
    doesn't matter,they haven't changed any of their hideous tactics! operation cast lead operation cast lead operation cast lead operation cast lead
  • Jackie ... irish 2012/07/30 22:18:04
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Irish, I will not discuss this with you - you have made clear that you are anti-Semitic and even deny the Holocaust. No point in any discussion on this ever again.
  • irish Jackie ... 2012/07/30 22:20:59
    irish
    +5
    wrong. anti semitic??LOL LOL criticizing the murder of helpless people who have been attacked repeatedly for over 60 yrs is NOT anti semitic. are you anti human? where is your compassion? where is your heart? is it that cold?
  • Kaelynn... Jackie ... 2012/07/30 22:29:46
    KaelynnRose
    +1
    Does anyone with intelligence still deny the holocaust.
  • irish Kaelynn... 2012/07/30 22:38:01
    irish
    +3
    do you know that NO ONE ever heard of this so called holocaust until the 1970's???? did you know that? thats when it became a big issue. it was war. and the real facts do NOT SUPPORT the jewish version.
  • Kaelynn... irish 2012/07/30 22:40:47
    KaelynnRose
    +4
    Oh my God. I just don't have anything to say to someone that dumb. You are absolutely embarrassing yourself.

    holocaust images holocaust images holocaust images
  • irish Kaelynn... 2012/07/30 23:30:25
    irish
    +2
    excuse you. those were specifically taken by the allies to justify the war. funny how no mention was ever made during the war isn't it? by the way the military doctors autopsied many of those people and they died of typhus and starvation. starvation thanks to the allies bombing the german supply routes.
    why not show real pics of liberations? liberation  day   1945 liberation  day   1945 liberation  day    at   aushwitz liberation  day    at   aushwitz
  • Kaelynn... irish 2012/07/30 23:32:50
    KaelynnRose
    +3
    I have nothing to say to you. You are ant-Semitic. I don't associate with those type of people.
  • irish Kaelynn... 2012/07/30 23:42:03
    irish
    +1
    LMAO! hardly! that line is more worn out than an old pair of shoes. yuo hide from the truth. psst,by the way ,those are NOT all jewish people in the camps. you do need to get an education ,badly!
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