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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 whats 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, whats going on? This wasnt 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 dont worry about the top 1%, Romney said in response to a question about how to close the wealth gap. I dont sit up nights worrying about do we need to help them. ... They are doing just fine by themselves.(continued)
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MORE desperation! Setting himself up opposite of Cain. He knows who his competition is :-)
He’s just being Mitt.
OMG! Can you believe this flip-flopper? We need to defeat this guy.
Now he sides with the OWS pathetic low lifes?
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.
Will not vote for him.
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I look at whats 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”.
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.
i’m not voting for romney.
According to the Drudge headline, Cain says he’s going after Romney tonight.
Romney’s heartless moment.
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?
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
What a freakin’ loser.
We’ah kin he git him ah huntin’ lysensse, haw?
He once had to let a butler go because of bad breath and his gardners were deported. Does that count?
The Wall Street protests are being run from DNC Headquarters, in order to try to shift blame from the Obama Administration.
I can vote for Cain.
I can vote for Perry.
If Romney is on the Republican ticket, I’m voting for the Constitution Party.
Romney announces compromise with Himmler over Jewish problem.
Romney's biggest competition is himself ---his flip vs his flop,
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.
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.
He’ll pander to anyone to get what he wants.
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
Panderer in Chief! He’s such a loser.
“If Romney is on the Republican ticket, Im 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.
Romney’s strategy seems to be “run to the middle” before the primary even starts.
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!
Let him, Cain is coming with boxing gloves tonite, Romney is coming with mittens on!
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.
Unfortunately a vote for the Constitution Party is only a vote helping 0bama.
Way to keep your options open Mitto.
You never know, you may want to run to the left of 0 when the time comes.
My initial reaction: We are so screwed.
I’ll get over it.
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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)
The problem with politicians is they are...politicians.
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.
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.
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.
Mitt Romney sympathizes with Wall Street protesters,
Of course he does...
Poop on cars is not new to him...
Do people realize just how much better off we would be today if we had just passed Forbe’s flat tax in 1996?
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?
Tells you all you need to know.
Typical RINO. Suck up to anybody and everybody.
And, this is a surprise to whom??????