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Jimmy Carter's Grandson responsible for "47 Percent" tape????

Posted by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 4:10 AM
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Related Article:  Jimmy Carter:  Grandson Thanked by Obama for "47 Percent" Tape

Must admit I wasn't sure if it was a joke or not but I guess Jimmy Carter is serious.

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It was James Carter, grandson of the former president, who brought the now-famous “47 percent” tape to light, connecting Mother Jones columnist David Corn to the source who secretly filmed it at a Mitt Romney fundraiser.  ----- ABC News

Do you find it tacky that a former President's relative is responsible for leaking such a sneaky tape? 

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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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This is old news, it wasn't a secret who recorded the tape

I don't find that tacky, I find it despicable that Romney and his rich friends actually think that way

I'm glad the public for to hear the truth
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jessilin0113
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM
It's a good PR lesson for politicians. Don't say anything unless it's appropriate for the public at large.
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PamR
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 9:11 AM

This was news when the tape first came out. 

I'm glad it did. 

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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Would you have found it tacky if a tape like that was released with Obama's views against 47% of the country?The man was running for President of all the US.That 47% needed to know just what he felt about them before they went into the voting booth.And if the shoe was on the other foot the right would have had an unbelievable field day with it.

LIMom1105
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

How was it so sneaky? He was speaking publicly to a large group, it's not like the Romney's invited him to dinner at their house and he secretly recorded him.

I agree, it is a lesson to watch what you say if you are a politician. Not sneaky or tacky.

JavaMom2one
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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First off all, this is not old news.  The tape may be "old news" but the person behind putting the tape out to the public and getting a thanks for it is new news.

It was sneaky because it was recorded without the prior consent of the speaker.  It doesn't matter who the speaker was, the fact that it was done so in a concealed manner, with the full intent to cause hurt/damage makes it "sneaky" or down right dirty in my book.

If we want to go back to the clip...... the clip gives the impression that someone hired to be a server did the "dirty work".  And I would wonder if anyone hired to be a server at a public event, which included someone like a politician or a celebrity, has to sign a confidentiality clause of any kind????

I find it very tacky that a former president's own relative was behind getting the tape out there.  It seems unbefitting and below the expectations I would have for a former president's family.  I find that it demeans former President Carter to a petty man, making him and his family appear like individuals who would stoop to a new low for a political gain.  Including hiding under a table with a cell phone to get the "dirt" on someone.  Pleezze!

Oh, and I would feel this way no matter who the subject matter was.... my whole issue is the method in which this "tape" was gathered.  Had this been a tape gathered from under the dinner table like this one, on Obama or anyone else I would still call it "sneaky".

Perhaps I'm the only person who expects something more mature from a former President's grandson.  Like go out and do some actual good for mankind.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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We all knew who released the tape last Fall- Sorry, this is not new news.

Quoting JavaMom2one:

First off all, this is not old news.  The tape may be "old news" but the person behind putting the tape out to the public and getting a thanks for it is new news.

It was sneaky because it was recorded without the prior consent of the speaker.  It doesn't matter who the speaker was, the fact that it was done so in a concealed manner, with the full intent to cause hurt/damage makes it "sneaky" or down right dirty in my book.

If we want to go back to the clip...... the clip gives the impression that someone hired to be a server did the "dirty work".  And I would wonder if anyone hired to be a server at a public event, which included someone like a politician or a celebrity, has to sign a confidentiality clause of any kind????

I find it very tacky that a former president's own relative was behind getting the tape out there.  It seems unbefitting and below the expectations I would have for a former president's family.  I find that it demeans former President Carter to a petty man, making him and his family appear like individuals who would stoop to a new low for a political gain.  Including hiding under a table with a cell phone to get the "dirt" on someone.  Pleezze!

Oh, and I would feel this way no matter who the subject matter was.... my whole issue is the method in which this "tape" was gathered.  Had this been a tape gathered from under the dinner table like this one, on Obama or anyone else I would still call it "sneaky".

Perhaps I'm the only person who expects something more mature from a former President's grandson.  Like go out and do some actual good for mankind.


timeforprogress
by Bronze Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM
The video was recorded by a member of the staff working the event.

Quoting JavaMom2one:

First off all, this is not old news.  The tape may be "old news" but the person behind putting the tape out to the public and getting a thanks for it is new news.

It was sneaky because it was recorded without the prior consent of the speaker.  It doesn't matter who the speaker was, the fact that it was done so in a concealed manner, with the full intent to cause hurt/damage makes it "sneaky" or down right dirty in my book.

If we want to go back to the clip...... the clip gives the impression that someone hired to be a server did the "dirty work".  And I would wonder if anyone hired to be a server at a public event, which included someone like a politician or a celebrity, has to sign a confidentiality clause of any kind????

I find it very tacky that a former president's own relative was behind getting the tape out there.  It seems unbefitting and below the expectations I would have for a former president's family.  I find that it demeans former President Carter to a petty man, making him and his family appear like individuals who would stoop to a new low for a political gain.  Including hiding under a table with a cell phone to get the "dirt" on someone.  Pleezze!

Oh, and I would feel this way no matter who the subject matter was.... my whole issue is the method in which this "tape" was gathered.  Had this been a tape gathered from under the dinner table like this one, on Obama or anyone else I would still call it "sneaky".

Perhaps I'm the only person who expects something more mature from a former President's grandson.  Like go out and do some actual good for mankind.

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JavaMom2one
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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For those who wish to only debate if this is new or old news, please refer to the date of article supplied in OP, it clearly reads Feb. 21, 2013.

If you feel this is old news to you then I suggest you move along and find something new to challenge you today as we'd hate to "bother" you.

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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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 Mr. Romney had no expectation of privacy when speaking to a large crowd like that.  The odds are that more than one person actually recorded the event "secretly." 

I don't find that this reflects poorly on anyone.  He was clearly comfortable with owning the statement and did not backtrack it in any way once it came out.  In fact, he affirmed what he said several times.  So, what's the big deal?

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