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Romney Defends Himself After Controversial Video Surfaces [GOOD!]
Fox 2 ^ | 9/18/12

Posted on 09/18/2012 4:40:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Mitt Romney on Monday said his controversial statements caught on tape were “off the cuff” and “not elegantly stated,” but he defended the main message of his remarks.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012
The attacks on Romney are oh so typical.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 4:40:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I like Romney drawing a line in the sand.

He’s saying to those 47%, admit to yourself who and what you really are and vote accordingly.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:45:55 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since when is it “controversial” to tell the FRAKIN’ TRUTH!? =.=


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:50:31 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SoFloFreeper

Interesting that this tape should come out now. Someone has had it since April?

OMG.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 4:54:34 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney “defends himself”. This means defense rather than offense. This video is old news. The dems sat on this until the embassy crap and then pulled this out to detract and get romney on the defense.

At least part of the 47 percent represent people who are unemployed or gave up looking for work. Romney must be attacking obama and his policies which stifle growth and jobs. Attack policies not voters. Romney needs to get on offense and bring up the failed foreign policies as well and not fall for the distraction tactic. How did obama allow a “9/11” to occur on his watch? The dems are trying to change the subject.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 5:04:11 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

Media is spewing democrat whine, ‘...he has insulted almost half of all Americans’. Would that be 47%? If so, the ringing insult is from the hammer of truth hitting the parasitic nail on the head!


6 posted on 09/18/2012 5:15:02 AM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: SoFloFreeper
PSALM 37

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.

“Forever, O Lord, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens.”
Psalm 119:89

7 posted on 09/18/2012 5:15:32 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: RexBeach

They are trying to change the policy from Obama’s disastrous week in the Middle East and the unraveling of the coverup.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:08 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ILS21R
There is no challenge which is valid unless it can be proved that the number is appreciably wrong.

It ain't...case closed.

If Liberals object to the statement, what can they offer as an actual and pertinent claim to the contrary?

They are squirming because someone has finally called their base just exactly what it is... a crowd of bought and paid-for whining, lazy jerks who have been conditioned to remain dissatisfied, lazy, surly and to continue demanding more and more of working Americans with absolutely NO regard for what increasing taxation is doing to the country!

9 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: plain talk
I agree, perhaps this was their October surprise which they needed now with the middle east in such turmoil.

He can turn this around and say his ideas and policies will benefit some of the 47% to pull themselves out of poverty and reap the rewards that he foresees for this country if we curtail spending and make sacrifices. All may not be lost if he gets tough and stops walking on eggshells! BS doesn't work, so why not try the truth.

10 posted on 09/18/2012 5:19:51 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: RexBeach

Yeah, the media was saving it for the most opportune time. They probably planned it for the week before the election,

but, last week simply BLEW UP on 0bama, so they had to throw him this life preserver.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney is right on. Liberals must prefer the 49% society where folks sit on their rear content with living off of Obama’s stash rather than having an opportunity to make a better life for themselves. The truth hurts and the Libs, along with the mainstream media, don’t like it.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 5:24:24 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Pegita

PSALM 37
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.

“Forever, O Lord, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens.”
Psalm 119:89


Job 5:12,also


13 posted on 09/18/2012 5:25:27 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Pegita

PSALM 37
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.

“Forever, O Lord, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens.”
Psalm 119:89


Job 5:12,also


14 posted on 09/18/2012 5:25:37 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: StarFan

An uber-lib friend of mine excitedly called me last night saying that the internet was “on fire” with people - including Bloomberg’s media outfit - that this was Romney’s death knell. “How is he going to get the swing voters after this?” I told him that 1) It’s true what Romney said, and 2) That the swing voters are going to vote their pocketbooks and 401Ks. I don’t think this is going to change anything...but man, was he happy.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 5:29:05 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: ILS21R

” - - - I like Romney drawing a line in the sand.”

Well said.

Now is time for Romney to double down, NEVER apologize, and attack Commie Obama!


16 posted on 09/18/2012 5:30:51 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

I like the iowahawk tweet -

Romney says 47% are dependent on government,
0bama says 100% are dependent on government


17 posted on 09/18/2012 5:32:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: madmominct

The defense to this?

So what, what part of this is not true?


18 posted on 09/18/2012 5:32:09 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I thought his words more elegant than most anything Obama says, even assisted by TOTUS.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 5:39:40 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney phrasing....

“...pulled into my camp”

should be

“....joined our camp”


20 posted on 09/18/2012 5:40:58 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: cranked
Since when is it “controversial” to tell the FRAKIN’ TRUTH!? =.=

Telling the truth is almost always a controversial, revolutionary act. Most of the time, people instead say what others want to hear.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 5:42:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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1 Samuel 8

6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.” 10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle [c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.” 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us.”


22 posted on 09/18/2012 5:43:11 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: MrB

This may end up being a boon to Mr. Romney instead.

It makes so much sense to get the dependency rates down in America.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 5:46:11 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: SoFloFreeper

The problem is, he told the truth. The Dems have been working on getting the dependency vote for decades. Once they got the scale tipped far enough, they would have the majority vote. To He** with the consequences, the objective is POWER. They knew even back in 2004 Obama was going to be the culmination of their work. A person coming from “nowhere” to become President. A well laid-out plan, and they may have finally succeed. Even if the House and Senate would get Republican majorities, Obama will circumvent them and do what he wants.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 5:46:52 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: RexBeach

I know sheeperals are not known for their respect of the “long view”, but they are going to be cut off, one way or another.

The current system is unsustainable.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 5:49:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney did a fair job defending himself.

But the commies are foolish to beat the drum on this. They’re doing us a favor every time they mention the tact that 47% of us are on the take. This will be news to most people.

This also turns the debate back to the welfare state, the debt, and the economy.

R & R should harp on, “Odumbo, the Food Stamp President.”


26 posted on 09/18/2012 5:53:24 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: StarFan

They probably have more of these distraction tactics planned. I also think they either planned or assisted in the mideast turmoil distraction but not the libyan assassination and now they have to cover that one up. We are witnessing industrial strength chicago politics in action here.

Romney will get press coverage because if this so-called gaffe. He should use that not to defend so much but attack obama as responsible for people out of work. Also use it to ask if obama really wants to let a bklind terrorist go free?


27 posted on 09/18/2012 5:56:32 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper
I have no problem with what Romney said and I suggest those that do are harboring some guilt. The outrage over his remark isn't because it's not true, it's because it's politically incorrect to say it.
28 posted on 09/18/2012 6:01:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The liberals must really love the poor, their policies make so many of them.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 6:02:16 AM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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To: MrB

Awesome response.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 6:24:56 AM PDT by reegs
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To: CincyRichieRich
Thanks, CRR ~

Job 5:12

12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty,
So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.

Amen ...

31 posted on 09/18/2012 6:32:38 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: MrB

BUMP!


32 posted on 09/18/2012 6:33:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: MrB

” - - - I like the iowahawk tweet -

Romney says 47% are dependent on government,
0bama says 100% are dependent on government - - - - “

BUMP!


33 posted on 09/18/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

In 1980 outrage over the welfare queens driving Cadillacs down to pick up their checks drove Reagan to victory.

Have we become too much of a welfare nation for that to happen now? Guess we are gonna find out.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 6:37:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RexBeach
Interesting that this tape should come out now. Someone has had it since April?

Fox is reporting the video was located and provided to Mother Jones by Jimmy Carter's grandson. He is apparently unemployed and was looking for a route to becoming a Journ-O-List. Mother Jones may now provide him that opportunity (since it worked out so well when they last provided that opportunity to an unemployed loser living in mom's basement....some fat fellow from Flint, Michigan I believe)


35 posted on 09/18/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: madmominct

Your friend’s excitement should be uncontainable today with the media going for Romney’s jugular. Doug Schoen and even John Fund claim this was “too divisive and will drive the dems, who weren’t going to vote, as well as the undecideds to the polls once they realize they were dissed. Instead of uniting people he’s divided them into classes.” Funny I thought that was what NObama has been doing for years now and it didn’t seem to jerk anyone’s chain..... I doubt this will die anytime soon as he media will never let it go and team NObama must be busy developing new ads distorting his words.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: madmominct

Your friend’s excitement should be uncontainable today with the media going for Romney’s jugular. Doug Schoen and even John Fund claim this was “too divisive and will drive the dems, who weren’t going to vote, as well as the undecideds to the polls once they realize they were dissed. Instead of uniting people he’s divided them into classes.” Funny I thought that was what NObama has been doing for years now and it didn’t seem to jerk anyone’s chain..... I doubt this will die anytime soon as he media will never let it go and team NObama must be busy developing new ads distorting his words.


37 posted on 09/18/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Mother Jone’s. Hmm. Socialists through and through.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 6:44:37 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: RexBeach
It came to cover up the news that the Department of Justice has been using Media Matters to influence the media. This should be the number one scandal right now besides the foreign policy crap that led to the death of people and I include the inside attacks killing our soldiers in Afghanistan.
39 posted on 09/18/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT by commonguymd (The enemy within is our MSM. War starts there imo. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: MrB
Yeah, the media was saving it for the most opportune time. They probably planned it for the week before the election, but, last week simply BLEW UP on 0bama, so they had to throw him this life preserver.

If you are correct, this is indeed a very, very dangerous time for our country. The Islamists now have the ball and are on offense. The media must be running out of distractions at this point. Obama is so absolutely desperate to get re-elected, and AQ knows they can sink him with another attack. My fear is that he is currently quietly meeting with extremists, promising that if they'll hold off he'll have "more flexibility" after the election.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 6:50:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Islamists now have the ball and are on offense. The media must be running out of distractions at this point. Obama is so absolutely desperate to get re-elected, and AQ knows they can sink him with another attack.


Why do you think AQ wants 0bastard defeated? Romney isn’t a muzzie. I s’pose you mean because 0bastard boasted about killing 0sama? I realize a lot of the “protests” or planned attacks (actually) burned effigies of 0bastard. It’s an interesting situation for him.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 11:39:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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