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Romney: If You Want Free Stuff, Vote for Obama
nationalreview.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Noah Glyn

Posted on 03/20/2012 1:01:55 PM PDT by randita

Romney: If You Want Free Stuff, Vote for Obama By Noah Glyn March 20, 2012 2:07 P.M.

As Kathryn noted, Romney had an effective response to a woman who told him, “You’re all for like ‘Yay freedom and all this stuff and yay pursuit of happiness.’ You know what would make me happy? Free birth control.”

Video at link.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freestuff; obamasstash; romney
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Christie type answer.
1 posted on 03/20/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

His statement is correct.

The kid is a complete fool/tool.

Romney should have added, when Obama is done giving out free stuff, your generation will be in debt up to your eyeballs and America is finished.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 1:09:30 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Santorum in the primary, Anyone But Obama in November !!!)
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To: randita

I think he should have thought that out a bit.

Obama is going to run his campaign based on giving stuff for free, from birth control to mortgage relief and student loan bailouts to food and free medical care and who knows what all else.

They will paint Romney as a guy who not only won’t give you stuff, he’ll take stuff away, the greedy rich white guy.

It will be a vastly expanded version of the old “scare the old” routine where the Republicans want to take soshakurity away from old people.

And now Mitt endorsed that! If you want the free stuff, you all know what to do!


3 posted on 03/20/2012 1:10:01 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: randita

Mitt finally growing a pair???


4 posted on 03/20/2012 1:10:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: randita

To bad he didn’t just say “you want free stuff vote for the other guy, next question”.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 1:11:55 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: DBrow

“They will paint Romney as a guy who not only won’t give you stuff, he’ll take stuff away, the greedy rich white guy.”

Hillary 2007: “We’re going to take things away from you for the Common Good!”


6 posted on 03/20/2012 1:12:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: randita

Not a bad answer. I would have preferred something like “There is no such thing as free stuff. Only stuff that is stolen from other people..the government forcibly takes $1 from person A, and gives person B $0.50 worth of stuff..”


7 posted on 03/20/2012 1:14:56 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Your answer is much, much better


8 posted on 03/20/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tcrlaf

lol Yes! But when a prog says it, they usually mean rich people, and I think Hillary was speaking from the “take from the greedy people who have too much”, not take it away from everybody. The progs certainly understood what she meant.

Romney, otoh, will take away WIC, birth control, abortion, health care, food assistance, all from poor people because rich people become rich on the backs of the poor, to follow the storyboard.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: randita

He should have said, vote for me, you’ll have a job, then you could afford birth control.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 1:17:19 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: randita

Romney: “If You Want Free Stuff, Vote for Obama
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but if you want to be free from your stuff and give it to the government, vote for MEEEEEEEEEEEE”


11 posted on 03/20/2012 1:17:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: randita

The child who made that “I want free birth control” statement is an idiot. With a capital I.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: randita

Hmmm.. I like it as a bumper sticker.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 1:21:40 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: randita

Hmmm.. I like it as a bumper sticker.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
The kid is a complete fool/tool.

Are they teaching that Free Stuff = Freedom in schools these days?

15 posted on 03/20/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (EVERYBODY is a RINO. Except me.)
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To: randita

I have to give him credit - he handled this perfectly.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 1:22:43 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: randita

Where has THIS Mitt been hiding? If Romney talked and acted like this all the time (and followed through), I might just be willing to support the guy for nominee, LOL.

What a nasty piece of work that girl who asked the question was, btw. I’m am so freaking tired of the “Gimme, gimme, gimme!” mentality.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: randita
My first reaction in hearing her ask the question; she was planted in the audience by Romney's people.

Too easy of a setup for Romney to answer.

18 posted on 03/20/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Mr.Unique

>>Are they teaching that Free Stuff = Freedom in schools these days?<<

Probably. They sure won’t teach the truth: Free Stuff = Slavery.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: randita

Not interested in what the JackAss, Progressive Liberal, Issue Shape-Shifter Mitt Romney has to say.

He will lose in landslide proportions against Obama if he is the nominee.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 1:27:02 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: DemforBush

>>Where has THIS Mitt been hiding? If Romney talked and acted like this all the time (and followed through), I might just be willing to support the guy for nominee, LOL<<

I agree — it was a great off-the-cuff remark.

I wish he had tossed her a quarter and said “here, put this between your knees.”


21 posted on 03/20/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: randita

Most guys I know provide their own condoms. I keep mine neatly stacked on an antique hotel invoice spike. Haven’t lost one yet!


22 posted on 03/20/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: randita
Nothing is free young lady. Tax payers pay for everything the government gives out. Wouldn't you prefer people pay for their own birth control?
23 posted on 03/20/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I have to give him credit - he handled this perfectly.

Yes, he did. Both Mitt and Newt have been scathing on Obama. I'm still a Rick guy but I wish he'd do the same. Obama's failed policies have been served up on a silver platter for this election.

24 posted on 03/20/2012 1:30:22 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: randita
Romney throwing around conservative sound bites. No sale here! Actions speak louder than words, and his record is far from conservative. It is progressive liberal. He is NOT a social conservative (Abortion, Gay marriage). He is NOT a fiscal conservative (Romneycare, increased fees, costs). He is NOT a libertarian (Romneycare mandates).

Romney will have a hard time differentiating himself from BO. If he is thinking he can out-smear his opponent in the general election, he is in for a surprise. Moreover, I think he is a squish when running against liberals. He will only go scorched earth against conservative opponents.

25 posted on 03/20/2012 1:30:54 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Kharis13

I don’t know, I thought he was a tad tepid in his reply, personally. Newt would’ve made mince-meat out of that idiot, and it would’ve been a pleasure to watch.


26 posted on 03/20/2012 1:32:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: randita; P-Marlowe

Romney: If you want free stuff, vote for Obama...(and reported by the “under-his-breath news crew” he muttered, “unless it’s government funds to pick up the pieces after grotesque medicare fraud....heh, heh, heh...”)


27 posted on 03/20/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: randita

Free Birth Control is not free. Government break your leg then give you a crunch then tell you, see without me, you can not walk and its those republicans fault


28 posted on 03/20/2012 1:35:25 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: freedumb2003; Mr.Unique

I don’t usually gather underlying base profundities from Rush Limbaugh, but today he said something that struck a chord....

liberals consider their lack of core values to BE freedom.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: freedumb2003

If I thought that any liberal actually could think and discuss logically,

I’d ask - “free to whom?”
If somewhere, someone has to pay for the process to produce anything that’s “free”, it’s not free.

But, then again, you have folks who believe in “0bama’s stash”.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Newt said that to a gay guy and from that moment on never got a vote again. When Newt was in the primary, he was doing well, but the minute he said that he lost and never recovered and now is not even campaigning. Maybe when he was in the primary, he only received votes from gays...lol.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Problem is, they can`t be convinced to believe that fact. The prevailing thought is, “Someone else will pay for it.”


32 posted on 03/20/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: randita

This girl who asked him the question is your typical commie Obama supporter, with her hands out waiting for free stuff..there is a portion of our population that loves Obama because they think he will give them “Obama money” and other treats, what they don’t understand is NOTHING in this world is free, it will cost someone something, but they don’t care as long as they get “Free” stuff without having to work for it. I am shocked that Romney actually gave a pretty good answer to this


33 posted on 03/20/2012 1:48:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: randita

There ain’t no such thing as “free stuff”.


34 posted on 03/20/2012 1:49:48 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: randita

That woman is a member of the FSA (Free Sh*t Army)


35 posted on 03/20/2012 1:50:29 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: randita

He should have said “if you want the PROMISE of free stuff, vote for Obama”.

Then gone on to say, what might be given free to one is actually taken from another.

But I’m sure that most of his supporters don’t mind stuff they are given to be taken from someone else. To them working people are all evil anyway.


36 posted on 03/20/2012 1:51:49 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: randita

It is nice to see all you Freepers not bashing Romney for a change...


37 posted on 03/20/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by CalTexan
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Yes, Romney should have gone with something more in line with your answer. Romney’s answer is a non-paid-for Obama ad. Many people are looking for free stuff.


38 posted on 03/20/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: randita

Uh oh! The majority of Americans want free stuff.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 1:54:55 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: randita

Not breaking news...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861477/posts


40 posted on 03/20/2012 1:55:39 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: McGruff

You’re forgetting, FRiend, that progs don’t want to pay for anything themselves. In their minds, clamoring for “free” stuff now will never catch up to them in a few years.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
His statement is correct.

This cannot be true. Certain conservative individuals right here on FR have told me there is NO difference between Willard and Obama and, therefore, if Willard wins the nomination, we should favor Obama over Willard if we want 4 more years (of Obama) rather than 8 (of Obamney).

42 posted on 03/20/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: randita
“35 Romney endorsers received contributions first”
43 posted on 03/20/2012 2:00:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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“35 Romney endorsers received contributions first”
44 posted on 03/20/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: MichaelNewton
Uh oh! The majority of Americans want free stuff.

My first thought too. If we're past the tipping point, we're screwed.

45 posted on 03/20/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: HereInTheHeartland

lol,that’s exactly what I thought. We must be jaded.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: tcrlaf

mitt finally growing a pair/

More like one of his staffers told him to copy Newt, who did this about 3-4 months ago. Someone went on and on at
some gathering about why wouldn’t he do thus and such to
which he resoponded ‘then i’m not your guy. You should probably vote for obama’. You didn’t know? The media didn’t cover it? Weird!/s


47 posted on 03/20/2012 2:09:54 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: freedumb2003

Our President reminds me somewhat of Caligula, he was narcissistic and gave away stuff to appease the masses.


48 posted on 03/20/2012 2:13:29 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Menehune56

Personally, I think we are past the tipping point. But we must assume we are not past the tipping point or that we can convince enough people to shift back to the correct side.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Agreed.

I would have liked to hear “if you want free stuff at the expense of others, vote for Obama. If you want to be a burden on society, Obama’s your guy!”


50 posted on 03/20/2012 2:20:51 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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