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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.

NEWS.YAHOO.COM reports:
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
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    Daryl
    +35
    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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  • OneOfTheAmericanPeople 2012/09/20 03:16:46
    Yes
    OneOfTheAmericanPeople
    +3
    They're all brainwashed, OBAMA-BOTS
  • DizziNY OneOfTh... 2012/09/20 12:30:34
    DizziNY
    So are romney-bots.
  • Gabriel 2012/09/20 03:13:53 (edited)
    Yes
    Gabriel
    +5
    Though it wasn't very elegant, and we don't know what was said before he got to that; which by the way he said the whole tape should be released- to which the people who released it said its coming... Now all of a sudden its not. He was dead on 100% right.

    Because he wasn't so elegant with it, the media and people who can't think for themselves, will say he's talking about the disabled, those receiving social security, those who need a hand up to get back in the game, and veterans- all of who he was NOT talking about- as they deserve all the pensions and benefits they are getting.

    He was talking about the unfortunately high number of Americans today, who have adopted a mentality, in which they believe gov should care for them day of birth, till day of death- and Obama has helped grow this mentality among those Americans who will be voting for him- because they are people who wish to be paid for living, and have no drive to go out and work... Basically they are modern day slaves.
  • ruru Gabriel 2012/09/20 04:47:50
    ruru
    It was a private fun raiser and their was an expectation of privacy. It was that slimy Carter who edited parts of it before he released it. Those people you speak of are not slaves because they do no work for the money they are paid.
  • dave s 2012/09/20 03:11:43
    Partially
    dave  s
    I don't feel that victims properly defines the folks he was talking about. many of them i would define as helpless, and just as many are gamers who will take the system for everything they can get away with
  • bye 2012/09/20 02:46:55
    Yes
    bye
    +6
    Many don't pay taxes, may get a check and well his number is about right and well what in the heck is wrong with the truth. The president has said many things far more outrageous when he was on the campaign trail who knows what he says in partisan fund raisers. Gee what a double standard he can't even admit we are in a war with Muslim extremists!
  • R.J. bye 2012/09/20 02:50:32
    R.J.
    wow,what gas pump are you using??
  • bye R.J. 2012/09/20 02:54:18
    bye
    Sheetz! Save .03 per gallon if I'm not using Giant Eagles fuel perks and saving a lot more at their Get Go station.
  • Bilingu... bye 2012/09/21 17:05:06
    Bilingual required sucks
    +1
    Ha! Giant Eagle rocks.
  • MLor bye 2012/09/20 06:28:07
    MLor
    Really....that's why he's taken out more terrorists than Bush....and never hung a sign saying "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"!
  • bye MLor 2012/09/20 19:33:06
    bye
    Well President Bush did get the government of Iraq to surrender so he won the Iraqi war just not the war with Islam..
  • Roger 2012/09/20 02:43:26
    Yes
    Roger
    +4
    Victims of a liberal agenda
  • Jacker The Capper 2012/09/20 02:34:52
    No
    Jacker The Capper
    +1
    Just because Democrats ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT THE POOR and the Republicans don't DOES NOT MEAN he has to insult half of the population!!
  • Bilingu... Jacker ... 2012/09/20 04:38:36 (edited)
    Bilingual required sucks
    +3
    Democrats care about all members of society, not just the poor. Our platform is that everyone matters. From the right to choose, to gay rights, to education and to help people go to college, providing for our senior citizens and veterans or the disabled, health care is a right not a luxury, concern for the environment, racial equality, ...etc etc. We fight for the disadvantaged, and work to improve the quality of life for all and we demand a fair, just society where all citizens are valued.
  • Jacker ... Bilingu... 2012/09/20 05:16:17
  • ManBearPig Bilingu... 2012/09/20 15:47:17
    ManBearPig
    thats the thing... thats the platform of a true Democrat US citizen... but what true democrat is in office today?
  • ManBearPig Jacker ... 2012/09/20 15:46:23
    ManBearPig
    and Obama hasnt insulted anyone with his speeches... how many small business owners do you think he insult with the infamous "you didn't build that" speech
  • Jacker ... ManBearPig 2012/09/20 22:48:41
    Jacker The Capper
    +1
    Do u know what he was talking about? Or did u just take it out of context. Like if I said and u only heard, "I would LOVE it if Hitler came back from the dead..." but if you DIDNT hear me say, "I would LOVE it if Hitler came back from the dead...SO I can gas, burn, torture, starve, poison and shoot him again." Am I right or am I right?
  • ManBearPig Jacker ... 2012/09/20 23:30:43
    ManBearPig
    i saw the full video, the full speech word for word... and according to the grammar he used he was speaking directly to small business owners that the gov't basically gave them their success... the fact that the White House has to come out every time he makes a controversial statement and explain well he didnt mean it the way that was obviously how it was stated should tell you something
  • Jacker ... ManBearPig 2012/09/20 23:52:29
    Jacker The Capper
    No he was talking about how the government helps you. The government built the roads to get to your small businesses, the government built public schools so u can learn about how to get into your small business, without the government your small business would NOT be possible.
  • ManBearPig Jacker ... 2012/09/21 02:06:38
  • Bilingu... ManBearPig 2012/09/21 17:09:11 (edited)
    Bilingual required sucks
    If the govt. had not built and invested in the internet, where would small business be without the ability to advertise their products on there? They would still be taking out newspaper ads.
  • ManBearPig Bilingu... 2012/09/21 20:22:53
    ManBearPig
    the gov't did not build the internet... they only helped invest in it... and it wasnt solely the gov't that invested the internet... many companies helped develop prototypes of server communications and such... the gov't only helped partake in it because they knew it would be the next big thing
  • Bilingu... ManBearPig 2012/09/21 23:11:11
    Bilingual required sucks
    They did more than the private sector ever did, deal with it.
  • Jacker ... ManBearPig 2012/09/22 19:04:10
    Jacker The Capper
    Y u no write shorter??

    The gov't owns the roads, its their property, they hire a construction comp.
  • ManBearPig Jacker ... 2012/09/23 15:46:27
    ManBearPig
    alright lets just stop sending another cent on taxes from workers and businesses to the gov't... lets see what they can do now with maintenance and upgrades...
  • ManBearPig Jacker ... 2012/09/21 02:08:55
  • Al B Thayer 2012/09/20 02:32:09
    Partially
    Al B Thayer
    +1
    Well we can't say for sure due to the tape being edited.
  • Resp 2012/09/20 02:13:36
    Yes
    Resp
    +7
    I think so. There shouldn't be an "entitlement" mentality. Employment and jobs is a more productive solution.
  • Bilingu... Resp 2012/09/20 05:56:56
  • Resp Bilingu... 2012/09/20 06:06:09
    Resp
    +1
    All of our jobs went to China and India. Romney did not do that.
  • MLor Resp 2012/09/20 06:32:27 (edited)
    MLor
    +1
    Obama put s jobs bill on the table and on national tv......republicans gave every American the middle finger by not even trying to work in it. The Republican Party doesn't deserve any leadership role!
  • Bouncer MLor 2012/09/20 06:51:48
    Bouncer
    +1
    Put down the party goods. The year was 2007.....

    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of
    JOB GROWTH.

    Facts don't lie.
  • Bilingu... Bouncer 2012/09/20 07:07:37
    Bilingual required sucks
    What is this myth of job growth? You must be referring to China. There are millions of jobs there, provided by US companies, unfortunately they are not jobs, they are slaves. This country had 8 year olds working 16 hour days in factories in hazardous/dangerous conditions in the not too distant past.
    Well that is outlawed here, so they go to China and India where that is acceptable. All for more profit, while Americans suffer.
  • Bouncer Bilingu... 2012/09/20 07:24:07
    Bouncer
    Facts got ya stumped. Oh well look it up.
  • Bilingu... Bouncer 2012/09/20 07:53:27
    Bilingual required sucks
    Why don't you post proof of your so called facts?
  • Bouncer Bilingu... 2012/09/20 18:42:52
    Bouncer
    Another liberal wanting someone else to do the work for him.....go figure. Your writings are so far from truth you couldn't comprehend the truth if presented. This is what motherjones teaches you...so far you're a great student.
  • Bilingu... Bouncer 2012/09/21 17:12:42
    Bilingual required sucks
    When you make an accusation you post PROOF, that is how this site works, ....get with the program.
  • Bouncer Bilingu... 2012/09/21 18:40:15
    Bouncer
    I did. What I wrote is easily found. If motherjones says it's not true so be it. I will post but I will not lead you by the nose to actual true facts, that's something you must do on your own.

    You posted obama put a jobs bill on the table. Now post why the Republicans rejected it. I already know why it was rejected. You forgot to mention Democrats turned it down also. That's a fact jack!
  • ManBearPig MLor 2012/09/20 15:55:37
    ManBearPig
    and how many jobs bills created by the Republicans were sent to the Senate to be voted on? at least 30 billls are sitting on Reid's desk but do you know how many have been put to a vote yet? none

    sounds like Reid is giving the middle finger to any progress that the Republicans try to put forward as well

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