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Obama hits Romney on 47 percent: 'I don't see a lot of victims: Do you agree with Obama on this ?

Jeff King 2012/09/21 21:59:20
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President Barack Obama struck back Friday at Mitt Romney's attempt to cast himself as a candidate of "change" as well as the GOP nominee's surreptitiously-recorded comments at a fundraiser earlier this year.

The president delivered some of his most forceful criticism of Romney at a campaign rally in northern Virginia, seizing on Romney's secretly videotaped remarks that he was not looking to appeal to 47 percent of the country.

“The values we believe in don't just belong to workers or businesses, the 53 percent or the 47 percent, the rich or the poor, the 1 percent, the 99 percent -- these are Americans values. They belong to all of us!” Obama said to a cheering crowd of 12,000 at a minor-league baseball stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Obama also noted as a point of contrast that he happened to lose, as a matter of coincidence, 47 percent of the vote in the 2008 election, but still looked to lead as president those Americans who did not vote for him.

“In 2008 47 percent of the country didn't vote for me. But on the night of the election I said to all those Americans, I may not have won your vote but I hear your voices, I need your help and I will be your president,” he said.

“And for everybody who's watching or anybody here who's still undecided, I don't know how many people are going to vote for me this time around, but I'm telling the American people, I will be fighting for you no matter what,” he continued.

The president also took issue in Woodbridge with Romney’s statement during the fundraiser that that 47 percent of voters, who don’t pay income taxes and may be on government assistance, are “victims.”

“I don't see a lot of victims in this crowd today,” he said. “I see hard-working Virginians.”

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Obama also struck back on Romney’s criticism Thursday after Obama, speaking at a Univision town hall that day, said he realized after taking office that “you can’t change Washington from the inside.”

At a rally in Sarasota, Florida, shortly after Obama finished his town hall, Romney retooled his stump speech to include this criticism: “The president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. He said he can’t change Washington from inside, he can only change it from outside. Well, we’re going to give him that chance in November. He’s going outside!”

“I can change Washington, I will change Washington, we’ll get the job done from the inside,” Romney continued.

Friday, Obama turned Romney’s words against him, mocking him for getting “really excited” about the remark and rewriting his speech.

“He stood up at a rally. Proudly declared: I'll get the job done from the inside,” Obama said. “What kind of inside job is he talking about?”

Later, he repeated the charge: “We don't want an inside job in Washington. We want change in Washington!”

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  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/09/23 01:08:28
    No I don't and here's why
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    +1
    Cause he is a victim to lol
  • betz 2012/09/22 11:22:26
    No I don't and here's why
    betz
    Oh there are many many victims of this man. More people are on food stamps than ever before. These people aren't victims? Oh yes they are and you've helped created them Mr. Prez.
  • Jeff King 2012/09/22 00:07:51 (edited)
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/09/22 00:06:18
    No I don't and here's why
    jackolantyrn356
    Maybe it is 45,,,,,,,,,,,,, look FIR THE welfare Cadillac AND THE 72 INCH tv AND A KIT OF FANCY FEASTS EACH WEEK, aND EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY CAN BUY DOPE WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT CHECK.......

    yOU ARE TRUELY stupid>


    aND HOW ABOUT THAT PILE OF STUFF AT YOUR PAD. yOU WORK OR JUST SUCK SEXUAL ORIGINS FOR A LIVING????????
  • Jeff King jackola... 2012/09/22 00:11:09 (edited)
  • santa6642 2012/09/21 23:53:14
    No I don't and here's why
    santa6642
    The figures are closer to being correct , But the obamanation is trying damage control and switch the blame else where as usual.
  • maquignon 2012/09/21 23:44:38
    Yes I do and here's why
    maquignon
    Obama has CREATED most of them!!!
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2012/09/21 23:11:34
    No I don't and here's why
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    Obama sees VOTES for him and his political success. I personally am acquainted with people that believe they are OWED by the government, and voted for Obama because they thought he was going to give them what was owed. Obama uses people like these as tools, which he will discard in a heartbeat when he doesn't require their support any longer. Romney could have used different words, but surprise, surprise...he IS a human and subject to the same gaffes that we ALL are capable of...even Obama....who does NOT apologize when he screws up.
  • Dwight 2012/09/21 23:11:25
    Yes I do and here's why
    Dwight
    +1
    Not all of the 47% can be called victims, of either circumstances or the econmy. A great number of them are trying to hang on.

    But, yes, there are a significant number of leeches in there. How Many? Hard to tell because they are hidden behind those who are trying to find a way back on their feet.
  • Speaker of the Mind 2012/09/21 22:48:56
    Yes I do and here's why
    Speaker of the Mind
    As long as Obama is in, We are all victims.
  • minniehaha 2012/09/21 22:46:40
    No I don't and here's why
    minniehaha
    +1
    i see a lot of them they where there to hear and support him since they dont work i had to work so i wouldnt be there cant stand to hear the stutterer speak
  • Jeff King minniehaha 2012/09/22 00:06:01
  • minniehaha Jeff King 2012/09/22 00:23:31
    minniehaha
    i dont live in a gop state and i dont believe most crap they give stats on these days
  • Jeff King minniehaha 2012/09/22 00:25:43
  • minniehaha Jeff King 2012/09/22 00:32:19
    minniehaha
    dont watch fox news or are you recommending it ?
  • Jeff King minniehaha 2012/09/22 00:43:38
  • minniehaha Jeff King 2012/09/22 01:29:32
    minniehaha
    i fit no where i am to much my own woman thank you
  • jc 2012/09/21 22:45:50
    No I don't and here's why
    jc
    +1
    Odumbo is a liar.Can't believe or agree with anything he says.
  • Gordon 2012/09/21 22:36:05
    No I don't and here's why
    Gordon
    +2
    I don't agree with Obama on this issue, or on almost any issue. Obama is a liar and a traitor. traitor Obama
  • Jeff King Gordon 2012/09/22 00:00:50
  • Gordon Jeff King 2012/09/22 02:15:53
    Gordon
    I don't think being black makes for a bad person any more than I think being white makes a person good. Obama is a lying, using jerk because he is a lying, using jerk. But, he has played the race card several times, so he is obviously a black racist. Plus, he is certainly not a Christian.
  • Jeff King Gordon 2012/09/22 02:22:00 (edited)
  • Gordon Jeff King 2012/09/22 02:36:41
    Gordon
    What was this situation? Did Obama call him a honkie or a whitie?
  • Jeff King Gordon 2012/09/22 03:12:18
  • Gordon Jeff King 2012/09/22 04:07:22
    Gordon
    I never knew how that word was spelled. Thanks! Well, Joe was right about Obama being a liar. Odd how Negro rappers can sing about murdering white folks and cops, but if they hear the "N" word... That is one form of racism.
  • mal 2012/09/21 22:22:51
    No I don't and here's why
    mal
  • Evil 1 2012/09/21 22:16:39
    No I don't and here's why
    Evil 1
    +2
    Because you can't believe anything Obama says. I would much rather hear him address the economy and his plan to turn things around, this weeks jobless claims, the CBO's report released today that says Obamacare will increase taxes on the middle class or any matter that is important to the US and its citizens.
  • mustang... Evil 1 2012/09/21 22:39:41
    mustangluver
    +1
    Mitt Romney claimed that 47% of Americans "pay no income tax", people who he could "never convince … to take personal responsibility and care for their lives".

    He described such people as those "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you-name-it".

    At a press conference designed to limit the damage to his election campaign, he did not disavow the claim but said Obama's policies are "attractive to people who do not pay taxes".

    Romney's headline assertion that 47% of Americans pay no income tax is almost correct, assuming he was referring to federal income tax. The Tax Policy Centre said that in 2011 46.4% of people paid no federal income tax.
  • Jeff King mustang... 2012/09/22 00:04:28 (edited)
  • mustang... Jeff King 2012/09/22 19:37:38
    mustangluver
    +1
    So what are you saying?
  • Evil 1 Jeff King 2012/09/22 22:42:50
    Evil 1
    I've seen that report and I question its validity.
  • Jeff King Evil 1 2012/09/23 01:24:45
  • Evil 1 Jeff King 2012/09/24 12:58:25
    Evil 1
    +1
    Yes really. But I wouldn't expect you to understand. Thanks.
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/21 22:06:08
    No I don't and here's why
    Sister Jean
    +2
    47% paid taxes for years they are not victims
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/09/21 22:02:46
    No I don't and here's why
    Rusty Shackleford
    +3
    No, I see a lot of people who consider themselves victims, their victim-hood is imaginary.

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