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ANOTHER Wealth Flub for Romney at NASCAR Race? (Democrats Pounce to show he's out of touch)
Newser ^ | 27 Feb | Mark Russell

Posted on 02/27/2012 8:19:55 AM PST by xzins

Democrats quick to use quote to accuse Romney of being out of touch By Mark Russell, Newser Staff

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's attempts to show he's just a regular guy continue to go awry. At an appearance at the Daytona 500 yesterday (which was rained out for the first time in history), Romney was asked by an AP reporter if he follows NASCAR. "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," he replied.

No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite to paint Romney as out of touch with regular voters because of his extreme wealth, reports CBS News. "I don't know people who fish but I know people who own yachts," joked one Democratic Party operative on Twitter. The remark comes just a few days after a flub in Michigan, where he noted his wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs."


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If it's true that Alinsky's first rule is "ridicule", then Romney is a walking joke.
1 posted on 02/27/2012 8:20:02 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

Each and every week, RINOmney must consult his “how to screw things up book in order to find a phrase which further demonstrates his vapid dorkiness.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 8:25:18 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: xzins

No political instinct. None. GONG. Thanks for playing.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 8:26:14 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: xzins

My real problem is with his ridiculous attempts to prove he’s just like me. I wonder when the last time was that he ate bread with mayo because that’s what there was till payday?

None of them are like me but its agitating to see Romney trying to pull it off.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 8:26:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

Good for him. Why hide the fact? If not for NASCAR team owners, I guess there’d be no NASCAR (something I’d lose no sleep over, but millions seem to love it). I just refuse to bash a candidate because he’s wealthy.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 8:27:26 AM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: xzins

Yes, but does he know team owners in all 57 states?


6 posted on 02/27/2012 8:27:40 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: xzins

I think it’s impossible for teh very wealthy to be “in touch” with the rest of us.

For many of us, a $1000 purchase requires some thought, but to a Romney, Pelosi, or Kennedy, they just do it.

So event tickets cost $2000 to get your posse there- what is that compared to the cost of taking the jet out?

I do admire Romney for coming up with things like “I don’t follow NASCAR as ardently as those who follow it more than I do”.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 8:27:55 AM PST by DBrow
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To: xzins

8 posted on 02/27/2012 8:28:21 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: xzins

tagline...IowaHawk


9 posted on 02/27/2012 8:30:00 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: xzins

It’s not rained out yet. It is rain delayed. It has been rain delayed by a few days in the past.

The statement “...first time in history.” is false.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 8:31:43 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: cripplecreek

You can afford mayo?.........you’re eatin’ high on the hog!..........


11 posted on 02/27/2012 8:32:44 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: xzins

The democrats must be joking.

Obama hangs out with Hollywood millionaires and billionaires like Steven Speilberg all the time.

He also hobknobs with corporate titans like Jeffrey Imelt and Warren Buffet, and gives them tax breaks and tax exemptions at the taxpayers expense.

Hypocrisy.

As for Romney, he looks out of place at a NASCAR race....
same thing when he wears a pair of blue jeans with a dress shirt.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 8:32:48 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: sand lake bar

It’s the campaign discipline. He keeps giving fodder to the opposition.

It’s not YOU bashing him that I’m worried about.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 8:32:55 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

A basic tenet of Obamunism is that it is bad, bad, bad for people to accumulate wealth that hasn’t been scammed from taxpayers with the help of the government, or extorted from them directly by the government.

/s


14 posted on 02/27/2012 8:33:00 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: xzins
Ah... I cut him a pass on this one.

They lost me after they outlawed the "Winged Birds" back in 70' or 71' after that the cars got ugly and dorky.

They are just getting to Fuel Injection Now? Really? When the rest of the world is going Turbo Direct Injection?

All these Auto Governing Bodies Stink, Tecno-Ludites, F1 included.

15 posted on 02/27/2012 8:33:23 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: xzins
"No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite..."

Democrats ridicule people who are successful. Yet, they worship people that acquire wealth by other means such as inheritance like the Kennedys, scamming the government like Charlie Rangle, Jamie Gorelick, Harry Reid and Franklin Raines, or pulling of an incredible hoax like Al Gore and Barack Obama.

16 posted on 02/27/2012 8:33:49 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: xzins

This just in:

“Romney seen leaving the Joe Biden Speaking Institute after receiving refresher training”


17 posted on 02/27/2012 8:36:07 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: DBrow
“I don’t follow NASCAR as ardently as those who follow it more than I do”.

Rotflmao!!

Paging Captain Obvious!

Well, Mitt, I don't talk as much as those who talk more than I do.

I don't run as much as those who run more than I do.

I don't sweat as much as those who sweat more than I do.

And I DAMN SURE don't GAFFE as much as YOU DO!

18 posted on 02/27/2012 8:36:25 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Red Badger

To this day I hate maccaroni and cheese because we lived on it when I was a kid.

Unfortunately with the way things are going I’m going to be eating a lot of it in the future.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 8:38:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

M&C is cheap, but is bad for your cholesterol. My wife hates it for the same reasons you cite, but I love it, even though we had it as a kid for the same reasons.....


20 posted on 02/27/2012 8:42:51 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: sand lake bar

We are electing a President.
Wealth is not a criteria to be president. But I think it is an indicator of their ability to handle money. We learned that Mr. Obama can’t handle his own money and he can’t handle the American taxpayers money either. Of course we can’t be sure of Romney’s handling of taxpayers money either, but I have a better feeling about Romney’s ability over Obama’s.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 8:43:06 AM PST by encm(ss)
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To: encm(ss)

Romney is unelectable.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 8:46:22 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
Flashback to John F'ing Kerry's 2004 NASCAR appearance

Can't wait to see the Romney hunting photos!

23 posted on 02/27/2012 8:50:58 AM PST by drpix
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To: xzins

I am going to give Romney a pass on this one. No he is not like me, but even I know one person who is part owner in a Nascar team. No big deal. I will not support Romney ever, but I am not going to bash him at this level. No thanks.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 8:54:18 AM PST by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: xzins

I despise Mitt, but I thought the criticism of his “cadillac” comment was unfair.

However, this one is a pre-packaged, 5-star Obama add.

What next, “I don’t really follow the NFL that closely, but I’m friends with many of the owners.”

or

“I’ve never served in the military, but I own tens of millions of dollars worth of stock in defense contractors”.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 8:54:29 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners,

... but I wouldn't want my daughter dating one of them.

26 posted on 02/27/2012 8:55:25 AM PST by HIDEK6
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I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners,

... but I wouldn't want my daughter dating one of them.

27 posted on 02/27/2012 8:55:43 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: cripplecreek

Yup...just like “Where can I get me one of them huntin licenses?” Kerry.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 8:56:31 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: xzins
Interesting how so many immediately pounce on any thing Romney has to say that is perceived as not being in touch with the real world. Yet we have Moochelle spending the President's Day weekend in Aspen, after returning from an extended stay in Hawaii just a few weeks earlier. There are 48 million on food stamps in this country, I saw no criticism of her (except here @ FR) ... no where in the media was she portrayed as insensitive or out of touch.
29 posted on 02/27/2012 8:59:22 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: drpix
Well he does love our perfectly tall Michigan trees.

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30 posted on 02/27/2012 8:59:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
I despise Mitt, but I thought the criticism of his “cadillac” comment was unfair.

Agreed, that's a standard Michigan campaign statement.
31 posted on 02/27/2012 9:01:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Michael Barnes
What every Republican supporting Romney should also now be asking themselves:

Has Romney windsurfed and does anyone have photos of it?

32 posted on 02/27/2012 9:03:11 AM PST by drpix
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To: BluH2o
(except here @ FR)

That at least explains why gaffe-a-minute, zero discipline Romney is getting bashed here @FR.

Romney is unelectable.

This stuff has handed the election to Obama:

I like to fire people.

I don't care about poor people

33 posted on 02/27/2012 9:03:49 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: cripplecreek

Have you got anything with Romney singing the Monty Python “Lumberjack Song?”


34 posted on 02/27/2012 9:05:31 AM PST by drpix
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“No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite to paint Romney as out of touch with regular voters because of his extreme wealth, reports CBS News.”

Oh my, Romney buds around with NASCAR owners as opposed to Obama’s friendship with Wright, Farrakhan, Ayers, etc.

If Romney is smart he would crucify the Dummycrats on that. Somewhere along the lines of “Damn straight I have NASCAR owners as friends. They are job creators, no how to make a dollar and pro American UNLIKE Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan and Ayers. I'm damn proud of my friendships and do not have to throw them under the bus.”

35 posted on 02/27/2012 9:08:11 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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I guess Romney is targeting the NASCAR owners’ vote.

I’m sure that’ll tip the count in his favor.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 9:11:14 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Chgogal

Whoops!

no=know


37 posted on 02/27/2012 9:14:00 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: drpix
I have Romney painting happy little trees.

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38 posted on 02/27/2012 9:15:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins
NASCAR Obama, Obama is a NASCAR Fan. Ha Ha.
39 posted on 02/27/2012 9:15:22 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: cripplecreek

Excellent job! (Blending the face with the frizzy hair shows true craftmanship.)


40 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:14 AM PST by drpix
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To: missnry

41 posted on 02/27/2012 9:20:28 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: drpix

It’s copyrighted so I can’t post it but you can read it online here...

http://www.lyricsdepot.com/monty_python/lumberjack.html


42 posted on 02/27/2012 9:22:11 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: missnry
Love Baraq in the cowboy hat - he looks like Darius.


43 posted on 02/27/2012 9:22:30 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: cripplecreek
Lumberjack Song
I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear Papa.

44 posted on 02/27/2012 9:24:59 AM PST by drpix
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To: xzins

LOL, the democrats are too dumb to see the stupidity.


45 posted on 02/27/2012 9:34:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: missnry

Excellent!


46 posted on 02/27/2012 9:37:58 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: cripplecreek

Mitt isn’t a lumberjack but he is good friends with some Weyerhaeuser heirs.


47 posted on 02/27/2012 9:40:53 AM PST by DManA
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To: NativeNewYorker

Political instincts come from being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, and understand events from someone else’s perspective.

Romney clearly can’t think outside his own personal experiences. And, his entire life’s worth of experiences is that of a rich, pampered...


48 posted on 02/27/2012 11:19:20 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney will right-size the economy--just like he did your job when he bought your company)
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To: xzins

I don’t criticize him for being wealthy, I celebrate it. However, that was one stupid comment. He has a political tin ear.


49 posted on 02/27/2012 12:23:25 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: nascarnation

Is that Mark Martin’s car?


50 posted on 02/27/2012 12:29:02 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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