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Mitt Romney sympathizes with Wall Street protesters
The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2011 | Kim Geiger and Maeve Reston

Posted on 10/11/2011 2:28:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before.

“I look at what’s happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H. “Because with median income down 10% ... with chronic unemployment, long-term unemployment worse even than the Great Depression, the people in this country are upset. And I understand middle Americans saying, ‘Wait a second, what’s going on? This wasn’t the deal. How can this be?’’

Gone was the rhetoric of last week, when he suggested the protesters were engaged in “class warfare.”

“As a matter of fact, I don’t worry about the top 1%,” Romney said in response to a question about how to close the wealth gap. “I don’t sit up nights worrying about do we need to help them. ... They are doing just fine by themselves.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
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He's even pandering to the hippies! Is there no end to this nonsense?!
1 posted on 10/11/2011 2:29:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MORE desperation! Setting himself up opposite of Cain. He knows who his competition is :-)


2 posted on 10/11/2011 2:30:45 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope.

He’s just being Mitt.


3 posted on 10/11/2011 2:31:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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4 posted on 10/11/2011 2:31:24 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG! Can you believe this flip-flopper? We need to defeat this guy.

Now he sides with the OWS pathetic low lifes?


5 posted on 10/11/2011 2:31:50 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney has no idea where Middle Americans are, nor what they think.

These kids are not Middle America. They are scum. Little rich kids with nothing better to do.
Socialists stirring them up.

Romney is a boil on the ass of America.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 2:31:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt.
Epic Fail.
Will not vote for him.

Making a donation to Herman Cain TODAY!


7 posted on 10/11/2011 2:32:29 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Cain-Bachmann, Bachmann-Cain "A Republic if you can keep it."-Ben Franklin)
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8 posted on 10/11/2011 2:32:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I look at what’s happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,”

Yah, from the guy who was a Corporate Raider who dismantled companies for high fees. He surely understands Wall Street, it gave him the $100,000,000 he’s “worth”.


9 posted on 10/11/2011 2:32:46 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a CONTRIVED In Organic movenment, an Artificial Grass roots movement. Dont you remember earlier in the year when media was hinting about massive protests in the fall.... this has been designed by the democrats. I wish ever conservative with a paint ball gun would should take care of it.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 2:32:58 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i’m not voting for romney.


11 posted on 10/11/2011 2:33:04 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: justsaynomore

According to the Drudge headline, Cain says he’s going after Romney tonight.


12 posted on 10/11/2011 2:33:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s heartless moment.


13 posted on 10/11/2011 2:34:19 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the stooges standing next to this lying sack of $#!t don’t call him out on this baloney, they all deserve to be beaten by this hack. What possible strategy is there to be siding with anti Semitics and Communists while running for the GOP base voters?


14 posted on 10/11/2011 2:34:56 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We (we being any sensible and caring conservative) CANNOT let the !@#$%^&* media choose our candidate like they did last presidential election with McLame.

Though Myth Romney would be a somewhat better president that Obaomao .... he is NO conservative and and MAJOR RINO.

Vote as if your life depended on it .... cause it does

15 posted on 10/11/2011 2:36:02 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a freakin’ loser.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 2:36:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ah kin he git him ah huntin’ lysensse, haw?


17 posted on 10/11/2011 2:36:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Venturer

He once had to let a butler go because of bad breath and his gardners were deported. Does that count?


18 posted on 10/11/2011 2:36:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Wall Street protests are being run from DNC Headquarters, in order to try to shift blame from the Obama Administration.


19 posted on 10/11/2011 2:37:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can vote for Cain.

I can vote for Perry.

If Romney is on the Republican ticket, I’m voting for the Constitution Party.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 2:38:08 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney announces compromise with Himmler over Jewish problem.


21 posted on 10/11/2011 2:39:07 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: justsaynomore
MORE desperation! Setting himself up opposite of Cain. He knows who his competition is :-)

Romney's biggest competition is himself ---his flip vs his flop,

22 posted on 10/11/2011 2:39:12 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has the entire country gone insane?

Romney is corporate central along with the rest of the money elite.

This is watching a really bad movie chained to the seat and unable to exit the theatre.


23 posted on 10/11/2011 2:39:46 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Keep it up, Mitt. Here, will this help?


24 posted on 10/11/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we are so screwed if this idiot gets power.
He will not overturn anything what zero has done and probably will allow cross dressers to cross dress in their uniforms.

He is supposed to be a business man, the man is deluded for sure.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll pander to anyone to get what he wants.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 2:40:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cripplecreek

If he goes after Romney on this point, it could be a home run or a strikeout.

Cain had the right sentiment when he went after the OWS crowd earlier, but he phrased it so poorly it sounded like he was hanging everyone having trouble finding work out to dry.

OWS is the exact opposite of the Tea Party.

Taxed Enough Already vs Gimme More

I earned it, so it’s mine vs I’m entitled to someone elses money

Personal responsibility vs sucking at the govt tit


27 posted on 10/11/2011 2:41:52 PM PDT by Brookhaven (999 Tax Calculator: http://goo.gl/AHsjH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Panderer in Chief! He’s such a loser.


28 posted on 10/11/2011 2:42:18 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Romney as president will just destroy the country slower than Obama.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“If Romney is on the Republican ticket, I’m voting for the Constitution Party.”

Hellsbells, I’m writing myself in.

I couldn’t do any worse than the freakshow lineup now.

*and yes, I dangle prepositions when I get mad.


29 posted on 10/11/2011 2:42:54 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Lazlo in PA

Romney’s strategy seems to be “run to the middle” before the primary even starts.


30 posted on 10/11/2011 2:42:54 PM PDT by Brookhaven (999 Tax Calculator: http://goo.gl/AHsjH)
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To: faucetman

He is not only a flip flopper, he is a PUSSY!
GEEZUZ!!!KEYRIST on a crutch!
We already have a Muslim pussy in in the White House!
Mitt...GO HOME!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 10/11/2011 2:43:51 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let him, Cain is coming with boxing gloves tonite, Romney is coming with mittens on!


32 posted on 10/11/2011 2:44:52 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is not only wrong, he’s a fool, and so is the GOP establishment supporting him.

When you make yourself out to be not so different than, just a more “common sense” version of, just a less ideological version of your opponent (Obama) then how do you bring voters to you; by running as Obama lite?

It never works. The voter who votes always decides to go ahead and vote for the real deal than the pretender, and those who really hate both the pretender and the real deal just don’t vote.

Mitt is running already like this is the general election, and he must “move to the left”, when the primaries have not even started yet. By the general campaign, he will only have further to the left open, to try to “split the difference” with Obama.

So is the GOP elite trying to destroy the GOP or are they themselves suicidal?

The best way to “sympathize” with the “Occupy Wall Street” people is to acknowledge that their protests reflect the ignorance that comes from the horrible education they have received. Had they been given the education they deserved, they would be protesting in front of the White House over the stupidity of all the spending and debt Obama has added since he took office.


33 posted on 10/11/2011 2:48:35 PM PDT by Wuli
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Hey Mitt: go down there, join a drum circle and crap on a police car. Please, please, please crash your candidacy as quickly as possible.
34 posted on 10/11/2011 2:49:48 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Unfortunately a vote for the Constitution Party is only a vote helping 0bama.


35 posted on 10/11/2011 2:50:29 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Way to keep your options open Mitto.

You never know, you may want to run to the left of 0 when the time comes.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 2:52:43 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My initial reaction: We are so screwed.

I’ll get over it.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 2:52:59 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

https://www.hermancain.com/donate

Donation page for Herman Cain


38 posted on 10/11/2011 2:52:59 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Cain-Bachmann, Bachmann-Cain "A Republic if you can keep it."-Ben Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is this so unexpected? Rino Romney, the guy who believes he is going to become the "god" of his own planet was the archetect behind ROMNEYCARE and OBAMACARE:

Why wouldn't Romney "sympathize with Wall Street protesters"... Socialists, "Global Warming" fruit cakes and One Worlders STICK TOGETHER!

Besides, Romney wants them all to know that he is not one of those "EVIL", "RICH", Wall Street fat cats, he is just EVIL (Just do a search of what Mormonism believes and teaches... it is pure evil.) and RICH :o)

39 posted on 10/11/2011 2:56:20 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem with politicians is they are...politicians.


40 posted on 10/11/2011 2:59:23 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: Jmouse007

architect


41 posted on 10/11/2011 2:59:23 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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He's such an ass and such a democrat. Get out of our party and go face Obozo in a primary.

Government mandated healthcare, pandering to the homosexuals, and now you're pandering to the unwashed, worthless protesters . . . what the hell are you doing in our party? Just what we need . . . Dole/McLame/Romney . . . 3 pathetic losers.

42 posted on 10/11/2011 2:59:47 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney appears to have a pander reflex the way other humans have a gag reflex. He can`t just look at a topic and either repeat an established position or say nothing--something in him FORCES him to say stupid things like this.

I recall him trying to out-liberal Ted Kennedy when he ran against him, and his `evolving` position on abortion. He can`t disagree with anyone on principle--he is compelled to `make nice.` He`s becoming McCain without even passing through the `Washington`s favorite `conservative`` phase.

43 posted on 10/11/2011 3:00:19 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Leftist protests to enforce the status quo...? I don`t get it.)
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"I feel your pain" was a big winner for some politician or other a few years back.

Now everybody does it. Well, maybe not everybody, but if you want to win swing voters, you probably have some mushy, conciliatory words for situations like this.

It's how the game is played. Notice he's not approving the protestors. He's just saying with an economy like we have now, he understands why people are discontented. That binds him to nothing. It's just "I feel your pain" again.

44 posted on 10/11/2011 3:03:18 PM PDT by x
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Mitt Romney sympathizes with Wall Street protesters,
____________________________________

Of course he does...

Poop on cars is not new to him...


45 posted on 10/11/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ari-freedom

Do people realize just how much better off we would be today if we had just passed Forbe’s flat tax in 1996?


46 posted on 10/11/2011 3:06:53 PM PDT by Brookhaven (999 Tax Calculator: http://goo.gl/AHsjH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their signs say, “Eat the rich!”. Mitt, I gotta tell you, the only reason you are where you are is that you’re rich and your Daddy was a politician with rich friends. Get the picture?


47 posted on 10/11/2011 3:07:32 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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"Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before."

Tells you all you need to know.

48 posted on 10/11/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Salamander

Typical RINO. Suck up to anybody and everybody.


49 posted on 10/11/2011 3:16:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney sympathizes with Wall Street protesters

And, this is a surprise to whom??????

50 posted on 10/11/2011 3:23:10 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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