Romney Thinks That Obama Supporters Are 'Victims' Who Rely on Government Handouts: Is He Right?

Chris D 2012/09/18 17:00:00
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Romney has gone and done it again. The Republican presidential candidate called 47 percent of Americans "victims" for supporting President Obama in a recent video of him talking at a private fundraiser.

Romney thinks Obama supporters are living off of state handouts, and he is probably right for about 10-15 percent of them... but it's that other 85-90 percent of Democrats that go to work and participate in the economy that he should be trying to get to vote for him! Insulting potential voters is most likely not the wisest strategy, and you know Obama will be all over this in the debates. Remember Regan Democrats? That's what he needs to win. Good luck with this one, Mittens.

Mitt Romney stood by his comments captured on a hidden camera at a closed-door fundraiser earlier this year in which he called supporters of President Barack Obama "victims" and said they are reliant on government handouts. In a hastily arranged news conference Monday night, he called his words "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated."
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  • Daryl 2012/09/18 17:03:31
    More like exploiters.

    The vast majority of people that take government assistance should be earning their own way instead of taking the earnings of others.

    But it is easier to vote for Democrats than actually working so the collapse of our economy will continue.

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  • Heptarch Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/20 07:07:21 (edited)
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ Heptarch 2012/09/20 13:37:20
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    This is from 2004 and from the lame stream media, come on cant you do better than that.
  • Heptarch Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/20 16:52:42 (edited)
    Oh, I see. So anything that proves you wrong, you just try to discredit by calling it "lame stream media".

    Never mind, then. I'm not going to play your stupid game. No amount of proof will ever penetrate the close-minded thick skull you've got.
  • Diamond... Unusual... 2012/09/18 18:27:26
  • belle Unusual... 2012/09/18 19:06:40
    obama's aunt does, she thinks she is entitled and America owes it to her.
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ Unusual... 2012/09/18 19:43:47
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    Well then you have not met very many people then have you.
  • Unusual... Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 20:10:00
    It's usually not the number but the quality of people you meet.
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ Unusual... 2012/09/18 20:19:27
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    Not really as it takes all walks of life
  • SW Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 18:21:38
    Funny how when the economy loses 750 thousand jobs a month to the tune of 9 million jobs RIGHT BEFORE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE... then more people qualify for public assistance.

    See how fast that number is going up before Obama's first budget took effect in 2010? See how it slows down and starts to level out AFTER Obama's policies started to take effect? It's pretty much back to growing with basic population growth.

    Even Romney said "A president's first year is because of the previous years... " That's Mitt talking. So according to Mitt Romney (and basic common sense) Your chart shows Obama is improving even that statistic!

    The idea that somehow Obama "wants more people on welfare" is ABSURD! Why would he want that? It makes no sense AT ALL.

    If Obama wants us all on welfare he's not going about it very well because we've had more private sector job growth in the last 3 years than in 8 years of Bush.
  • Pearlie... Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 18:23:00
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    There it is....Thanks. Romney wants people to work...I agree with Romney...
    Obama wants to keep the poor ..poorer ...

    ROMNEY wants people to work and have a better life.

    WHAT is wrong with that, it is the American dream.People come to this country not to get poor....They have a golden opportunity ...to succeed.. Obama doesn't care.
  • violeteyz Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 18:23:10
    Good for you,Obama called 50% of the population bitter Bible thumping gun toters in 08,he doesnt care about the poor poverty rate has risen to nearly 16% (first time in 40 years) under his watch,he does hate the rich that is true,class envy.....
  • Heptarch violeteyz 2012/09/18 18:35:23
    " You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
    And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

    How is that descriptive of 50% of the population? Where did he say that was half the country?
  • lil crazy Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 19:02:52
    lil crazy
    So would you rather see these people and their families living out on the streets, starving?
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ lil crazy 2012/09/18 19:51:48
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    There are jobs out their,but some people are to lazy to get of their backside and look.Much easier to get paid and stay home. We all know Obama wants to make these people victims.
  • Sasquatch Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 19:03:23
    So according to your chart, roughly 10 million more Americans are receiving Federal aid since Obama took office. Jeez, you think that just maybe this has a little something to do with the worst recession since the Great Depression with millions and millions of jobs lost, the inflated value of the average home cut nearly in half and tens of millions of home foreclosures? If you think a president, particularly one who does not have a cooperative Congress, could clean up the economic mess created by irrational speculation on a deregulated ( by both political parties) Wall Street, then I'm afraid you have NO grasp of the "Great Recession". If you want to educate yourself about what happened to the economy, read "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis - it's a fun, if somewhat frightening read. Right now you are just regurgitating sound bites you've been spoon fed by Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck. Get the facts from independent sources and learn to think for yourself. The idea that Obama, or ANY president, wants to get more folks on the dole just so they'll vote for him is ridiculous and you know it. People in that economic category vote far less often than any income group.
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ Sasquatch 2012/09/18 19:56:22
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    All of what you have said is all Obama's doing..
  • Stardust Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/19 04:18:34
  • kid cleveland 2012/09/18 17:51:39
    kid cleveland
    to many of his loudest are they only here the sound bits an don't look behind the pretty pic that paints
  • rocker1446 2012/09/18 17:51:27
    100%. They want to be told what to do, when to do it and how to do it.
  • Andy Devine 2012/09/18 17:51:07
    Andy Devine
    This entire article is typically heavily slanted to the left with a couple of true statements thrown in to give it a bit of legitimacy. I know it is a hard pill to swallow but Romney is stating the truth! He is not targeting retirees or those legitimately requiring assistance. He is rightfully pointing out that large segments of our population are comprised of users sucking on the government teat of entitlement with no intention of making even the slightest effort to better themselves.
  • Trust Noone 2012/09/18 17:50:05
    Trust Noone
    Also really misguided, misinformed and little to no knowledge of American History and the U.S. Constitution. Beside, why should facts get in the way of their opinion.
  • BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRm... 2012/09/18 17:49:13
    It would be absurd to assume that they all are but it would be naive think that none of them are. I think most people understand the point Mitt was trying to make.
  • NoBama Man 2012/09/18 17:48:56
    NoBama Man
    47% of all Americans on some level of government assistance....

    Gallup polls....

    Obama 47% of the vote...
    Romney 46% of the vote...

    which party believed the president was going to pay their bills ???

    which party is voting for....


    no apology

    hmmm...truth ?!?!?! yes...coincidence ?!?!!?! I think not....

    the truth
  • CrazyJason NoBama Man 2012/09/18 17:54:27
    That lady is delusional.
  • NoBama Man CrazyJason 2012/09/18 17:55:48
    NoBama Man
    just like the rest of the brainwashed 47% of his zombie 'supporters'...
  • CrazyJason NoBama Man 2012/09/18 17:56:49
    Gas prices have nearly doubled since Obama has taken office (& he only supports off-shore drilling, raising them even more) but he's gonna pay for her gas?!
  • NoBama Man CrazyJason 2012/09/18 18:01:54
    NoBama Man
    I would love to see her interviewed NOW....first question....'so how's that 'payin my mortgage and gas thingy working out for you now ???'
  • SW NoBama Man 2012/09/18 18:26:56
    Right because Obama has a "gas prices controller" button in the whitehouse and as soon as Romney walks in the door he's going to turn that knob down! It's a really fun simple world the Romney voter lives in I wish it were true.
  • NoBama Man SW 2012/09/18 18:34:58
    NoBama Man
    remember this ????

    congress on gas

    Where are you now ??? It was people like YOU who in 2006 BELIEVED that
    "Obama has a "gas prices controller" button"...as you put it...I sure don't hear you complaining to the boy blunder NOW !!! what's up hypocrite ???
  • SW CrazyJason 2012/09/18 18:24:00 (edited)

    Stop repeating the RWNJ Zombie lie that "Obama doubled gas prices..." He DID cut down our dependence on foreign oil... it's lower now than it has been in 30 years. THANKS OBAMA!
  • Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ SW 2012/09/18 20:17:18
    Jana ♥ ♥ ♥
    The facts; you might want to read up on as you dont seem to know. April may and June 2008 gas was 3.00 to 4.00 per gal July was 4.11 a gal then it started to fall from there.By Dec 31 2008 the average price of gas was 1.61 per gal which was a 5 year low. Jan 26 2009 average gas was 1.84 By may 2009 it had already jumped up to 2.44 per gal.. Now those are FACTS!!
  • CrazyJason Jana ♥ ♥ ♥ 2012/09/18 23:21:18
    & now it's at $4.29 here in San Jose.. Ridiculous.
  • ppk007@... NoBama Man 2012/09/18 18:00:58
    LOL - might I remind you what, in the end, happened to Col. Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson's character). In the end, it was him that could not handle the truth.
  • NoBama Man ppk007@... 2012/09/18 18:12:12 (edited)
    NoBama Man
    OHHHH !!! thank you sooooo much for that bit of useless movie trivia...

  • ppk007@... NoBama Man 2012/09/18 18:33:26
    I think you may have me confused with Mitt Romney... LOL
  • Stardust NoBama Man 2012/09/19 04:30:29
  • NoBama Man Stardust 2012/09/19 05:12:35
    NoBama Man
    how can I forget....I had to keep these chumps on subject though...didn't want to let them stray too far...
  • Stardust NoBama Man 2012/09/19 05:21:56
  • CrazyJason 2012/09/18 17:48:10 (edited)
    Insult the current president on what a terrible job he's doing, then take office & do just as horrible of a job.. Have you people not caught on to the game yet?

    current president terrible job office horrible job people caught game
  • Dagon CrazyJason 2012/09/18 18:06:35

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