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Romney's 47%

Posted by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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How do you feel about the fact, that Romney got caught on tape, saying that 47% of us, don't want to work, want the government to take care of us. He said we think we are victims. The 47% won't take responsibility for our own lives.He is talking about most of us on cafemom, unless you are rich. How do you feel about what he said, and do you think it will hurt him on election day?

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DixieL
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I think what he said is disgusting. I don't believe he has any right to be a president of 53% of Americans and not give a dam about the rest of us.

motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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I think it's  funny that when Obama gets caught on tape or says something, it's all context and editing. When Romney does it, It's fact. I don't know what he said  or what he meant. Neither do most people, I would guess.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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Ask the lady who got an Obama phone.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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I was disgusted but only slightly surprised that this man did not realize that MANY in his own base (military, elderly, southern red states, the bible belt) are included in his 47% group.

IMO, this remark will end up costing him the election- that plus Ryan's medicare/ss plans.

You do not F with the elderly- they vote and they do not take crap, from ANY candidate.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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Romney admitted he said it and meant it.

Why don't you believe what your candidate says?

Quoting motherslove82:

I think it's  funny that when Obama gets caught on tape or says something, it's all context and editing. When Romney does it, It's fact. I don't know what he said  or what he meant. Neither do most people, I would guess.


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Leading with hate and intolerance only leads to MORE hate and intolerance.
rocketracer
by Gold Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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Quoting Sisteract:


You do not F with the elderly- they vote and they do not take crap, from ANY candidate.

Yeah, the elderly that won't be around after a few years of Obamacare is around.  How can 30M more people be added to health care under Obamacare and there not be rationing?  Even Steve Rattner in a NYT articles said there has to be rationing in order to control cost.

imamomzilla
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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 LOL. You wish!

The elderly are smart enough to realize that that comment was taken out of context. Most of them worked prior, and therefore they EARNED the stipend they're living on. Working and retired people resent mooches.

The only people offended by the comment are those on the dole....because the truth hurts. They are lazy, perpetual victims looking for a hand-out or freebie. The government "owes" them.

They had no intention of voting for anyone but the Candy Man.

Quoting Sisteract:

I was disgusted but only slightly surprised that this man did not realize that MANY in his own base (military, elderly, southern red states, the bible belt) are included in his 47% group.

IMO, this remark will end up costing him the election- that plus Ryan's medicare/ss plans.

You do not F with the elderly- they vote and they do not take crap, from ANY candidate.

 




 "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so". ~Ronald Reagan

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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He is talking about most of us on cafemom, unless you are rich.

I call BS! You don't have to be rich to be part of the 53%, you do however have to be a taxpayer, ie your refund is not more than was withheld from your paychecks, especially not thousands more.

We have paid taxes for 34+ years. I don't think we've ever gotten a refund over $2000 and one close to that was with $10,000 or so being withheld from hubby's paycheck. 

And while senior citizens on SS may not pay taxes now, they most likely did for close to 50 years, so I don't consider them part of the 47%. 

I also think what Romney meant by his comments are that it would be a waste of time and money to go after voters who are diehard Obama supporters. Did he say it in the most eloquent way? No, but I bet there is a LOT of things Obama and definitely Biden wish they had never said or said in a different way. It would be a waste of time and money for Obama's campaign to go after my vote too.

motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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I don't believe what the media says. They have been twisting and spinning so much that I don't trust anything they say.

Quoting Sisteract:

Romney admitted he said it and meant it.

Why don't you believe what your candidate says?

Quoting motherslove82:

I think it's  funny that when Obama gets caught on tape or says something, it's all context and editing. When Romney does it, It's fact. I don't know what he said  or what he meant. Neither do most people, I would guess.



motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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BTW, he's not MY candidate. The biggest thing he has going for him is that he is not Obama. No matter how bad you think Romney is, I believe Obama is worse.

Quoting Sisteract:

Romney admitted he said it and meant it.

Why don't you believe what your candidate says?

Quoting motherslove82:

I think it's  funny that when Obama gets caught on tape or says something, it's all context and editing. When Romney does it, It's fact. I don't know what he said  or what he meant. Neither do most people, I would guess.



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