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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?

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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LIMom1105
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:


I completely disagree. I'm not a moocher living on the dole, never have been, but I resent his comments.
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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Lots of people are in denial.

Pining for someone who can fix their problems.

Romney is not that man, sorry.

He is worse for 99.6% of Americans than Obama.

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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In your opinion. Not in mine, or a lot of others.

Quoting Sisteract:

Lots of people are in denial.

Pining for someone who can fix their problems.

Romney is not that man, sorry.

He is worse for 99.6% of Americans than Obama.


DixieL
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 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.

 

What romney said was not a comment, there is no context, it was a speech he gave to wealthy attendees when he thought no one else was watching. The entire speech has been and can be viewed online so no concerns about being taken "out of context". To gef 47% romney had to be talking about anyone on government assistance, not just welfare and medicaid, but also Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment and Veterans Benefits. If you are still a member of the 1% what makes you resent the middle class and the poor so much?

_Kissy_
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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Ignore 47%, Fool 52%, and Cater the 1%.
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jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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Yeah, I'm not buying it either.

There's nothing to take out of context - it's not a comment, not a sound bite, it's a portion of the speech and there's nothing else in that speech to counter it.  It is yet another example of Romney telling his wealthy audience what they want to hear.

Quoting DixieL:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 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.

 

What romney said was not a comment, there is no context, it was a speech he gave to wealthy attendees when he thought no one else was watching. The entire speech has been and can be viewed online so no concerns about being taken "out of context". To gef 47% romney had to be talking about anyone on government assistance, not just welfare and medicaid, but also Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment and Veterans Benefits. If you are still a member of the 1% what makes you resent the middle class and the poor so much?


trippyhippy
by Silver Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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Actually it is on tape for us all to hear so yes those of us who listened know what he said.

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.



TimandMely4ever
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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I JUST heard Joe Biden say that "we've buried the middle class for the past 4 years"......no duh!!!!  Who does he mean by "we"????  Too funny!!!!  He's an idiot!  

motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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So did Obama really say that American business owners didn't build their own businesses?

Quoting trippyhippy:

Actually it is on tape for us all to hear so yes those of us who listened know what he said.

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.



Citygirlk
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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Umm the whole thing is out there in context and romney isnt denying any of it. He actually said that he shouldnt have said what he said that way, that he should of said it more "elegantly".

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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