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Reporters applaud Obama's slam on Romney's wealth
The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The room set aside for reporters to watch Tuesday night's debate erupted into applause after President Obama ridiculed the size of Mitt Romney's personal wealth.

Mr. Romney was trying to make the point that both his and Mr. Obama's investment funds probably include investments in China — something the president has attacked Mr. Romney for.

"Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?" Mr. Romney said.

"You know, I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours, so it — it doesn't take as long," Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the debate hall where the two men were squaring off — but across the way in the separate room where the press was stationed, a brief round of applause broke out.

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KEYWORDS: 2012debates; classenvy; classwarfare; enemedia; marxistcoup; msm; presidentialdebate2; reportersapplaud
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:33:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thou shalt not covet.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:35:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A collegiate answer inspires whoops from the dumbed-down press.

They're like children.

3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:36:05 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney’s retort should have been, Mr. President, your wealth is far in excess of the audience members this evening. Why don’t you just knock off the class warfare nonsense and answer the question. You did realize you’d be asked some questions you’d have to answer tonight didn’t you?


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:36:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Which is ridiculous considering how much money the Hollywood Left earns with their biggest stars. For example, someone like Tom Hanks could easily make between US$12 to US$19 million for a single movie, a level of income only the CEO's of the biggest Fortune 500 companies can match or exceed.
5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:38:43 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: DoughtyOne

Excellent suggestion for a response.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:10 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just wait until the “reporters” find out their 401Ks will be taken over by Bath-House Barry IF he/she’s re-selected.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:34 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To 99.9% of all Americans they are both insanely wealthy, but only one of them got there money from the public sector.

Romney STOP ENGAGING O’BUMBLER and JUST KEEP HITTING HIM!


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:40:59 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What did Obama exactly say? It seemed that he was flustered and said that his portfolio is smaller than Romney's and thus it would take longer to read.
9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:41:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet they adore Soros and every Hollywood 1%er.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:43:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I know what it is to be Black,to be hated for who I am, more so than Whoppi does. I'm a Republican.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like Mitt. If I could be like Mitt.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:45:05 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:46:11 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rich people slamming richer people. How impressive. :(


13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

President told a penis joke?


14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:49:07 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Or maybe it should have read: President has no idea about the details of his own pension and what he’s invested in.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:50:57 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is poverty the new noble?

There is no substance in the subject. It is entirely a matter of jealousy about what someone else has. If wealth of any kind is now to be considered a negative thing then everyone can get used to higher and higher unemployment, fewer commodities, higher prices and less of every comfort and only bare necessities. Save your corn cobs!

16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:51:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And Romney could have responded, “Yes it is, and I BUILT ALL OF IT. I am proud of that, and I know how to build wealth and economic success.”


17 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:06 PM PDT by VRWCer ( They will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. - ML King)
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To: TigersEye

“Poverty is noble” is a warped reading of a Christian concept that urges men never to allow wealth to become their god.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: DoughtyOne

I never understand why we’re supposed to pretend Obama isn’t a millionaire. Because he’s a Dem and their for the little guy? Pishaw. Because he’s black and not an athelete/rapper and so can’t possibly have fat stacks? Maybe. Because he earned it and Romney’s a rich kid turned roberbaron? Nobody but nobody would’ve bought Obama’s books hadn’t the Chicago Machine picked him out of the deck of angry young community organizers.

But I’m getting away from the point. Obama’s rich, too, is the point.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:24 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Jim from C-Town

Obama did get rich off his books first, so it was originally from the private sector. Though nobody would’ve heard of him if he hadn’t been a politician and for whatever reason a handpicked rising star. So it’s kind of a push.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:07:06 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That was a good comeback for obama. But, Mitt should have came back with “Mine’s bigger because I worked harder to get it. You’ll be getting most of your from the taxpayer.”


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:09:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That was a good comeback for obama. But, Mitt should have came back with “Mine’s bigger because I worked harder to get it. You’ll be getting most of your from the taxpayer.”

The GOP should ask us little people out here what they need to say.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My grandpa used to have that old “poverty sucks” poster in his basement. I rather agree.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:31 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Jyotishi

Thank you. Let’s add in this.

Romney: “You know Barack, I thought I was good, but one of these days you’ll have to remind me how you made your millions from being a Community Organizer.”

When Obama says, “Well, I wrote a book.”

Romney says, “Yes, I’d imagine there must be millions of people out there wanting to know what a no account community organizer’s life was like. You must have a really great publisher, and sales management team.”

Romney continues: “Who did buy the lion’s share of those books Barack? The public would like to know.”


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:11:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Tublecane

I got your point Tublecane, and I agree.

Check out my post above this one. I think you’ll like it.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:12:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I have a feeling 0baMao got his concept of it from a different source.
{{{cough}}}Marxism{{{cough}}}
26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:13:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I always bear in mind that love of money being the root of evil, camels passing through the eye of a needle, etc. was from a civilization wherein the rich were more likely to have gotten that way from slave driving and hitting people on the head with clubs than running a small business.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:13:43 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane
Books that no one read.

They were just a indirect payoff.

28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:14:18 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Romney wins this election, he will have pulled the biggest upset since Harry Truman won in 1950 or so. This is the most stacked election I have seen in my over 60 years on this planet. The republican is running against a non-citizen sitting president, who lies through his muslin teeth. He has the complete backing of the entire US press corps. He has the complete backing of foreign communist interest. He has the complete backing of nearly 50% of Americans who are too stinking lazy to work for a living and sit on their lazy butts getting working peoples money. He has the complete backing of millions and millions of illegals who will be allowed to vote because states do not check to see if the voter is a citizen or not.

Yup, Romney is really a 800 to 1 shot to win with this stacked deck. If he pulls it off, and I think it will be close, the Obama mafia will riot and this is Obama's perfect storm to declare martial law to take back the streets. This allows Obama to suspend the Constitution, the laws of states, and the second amendment to take away private guns. This is what he is waiting on. His private army will hit the streets in the big cities to riot. The black panther type mobs from Philly and such will riot. LA, Chicago, NY, LA, Philly, Houston, Atlanta, and DC will burn. Then comes in the 82d Airborne Div to take back and control the streets along with the National Guard and local police forces. Get prepared folks. This is not going to be over for months and months unless Romney can actually beat this guy by enough votes to prove to the nation he actually won. A 50.1 to 49.9 will be riot city. He needs a 55 to 45% and at least 25 electoral vote win to actually win.

29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:18:04 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Thou shalt not covet."

No kidding, my take exactly

The Romney family is just like everyone else, they may not have money issues like most of us but they have many challenges as we all do.

mr. obama and the democrats have to get over this made-up class issue for the betterment of society.

I'm not sure its possible when their platform seems to place money over God. Even my 6 year old knows you can only serve 1 master

30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:43 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Tublecane

The exact statement is that the love of money is “a root of all kinds of evil.” Once you are willing to make moral compromises in order to get wealth, not because you know no other way to survive but because it charms you, then the pits of hell are the limit. And even if you come by wealth honestly, it can be a temptation to keep it by foul means.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 11:21:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: RetiredArmy

And if said apocalypse fails to come to pass....?

Infinitely more likely is that yes, Mitt will win. Obama has no more trick unicorns to trot out; they have all been put out to pasture. Not even the fabled 47% who paid no explicit Federal tax is unanimous in listening to him, as much as he would wish it. However, a lame duck Obama will wreak all the political vengeance he can possibly get away with until the minute Mitt is sworn in.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That should be played on the television. let all of America see the biased media in action.

I’m sure Obama’s wealth is helped by having The State Dept and embassies buying Obama’s books. They’ve never done it for other presidents.Yes, I suppose that’s just another little bonus from taxpayers to Obama.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:20 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: TigersEye

Marx was not shy about trying to ride on elements of Judeo-Christian philosophy that he twisted to his purpose. The Christian faith brought new dignity to the poor, and even the Judaism that preceded it emphasized the importance of kindness to orphans and widows. But this was never supposed to turn into class warfare. That goes outside of the scope of these faiths’ teachings.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 11:34:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree that if Romney wins, between election day and Jan 20th, Obama will cause a much damage has he can before he leaves. He will sign every lousy cheating lying document he can to destroy what is left of this country. He should be put on a boat and sent home, wherever that actually is. Maybe Soros will give him a job in Moscow.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 11:35:37 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No, he said “YOURS IS BIGGER”.


36 posted on 10/16/2012 11:35:53 PM PDT by des
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To: fortheDeclaration

Okay, but somebody paid. And unless they used taxpayer money it was voluntary, after a fashion.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 11:36:16 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: RetiredArmy

I don’t know where you get your odds. Pubs have won 7of 11 elections since ‘68, most of them with a more hostile MSM than now. Plus Obama has an economy all admit sucks. Surely the polls were wackily Obama-tilted, but I assume the plan was to tighten them closer to the election all along.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 11:42:03 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane; RetiredArmy
demographics are far less in our favor than ever in history to elect anyone remotely conservative...damned media or not

even if we win...it's still downhill from here unless everything changes

the factions in 1980 when Magnus won are gone...dead literally...and it takes..about 80% of the folks in this nation who are not govt workers, union members or vote because of "what" they are more than who they are to win today

America is becoming like Mississippi about how the not liberal people need to vote

almost 2/3rds of whites nationally will have to vote GOP now... that is a tall order compared to the old days of 52% or so

in Mississippi it approaches 90% and I bet this year it will equal or top that and set a record for monolithic peckerwood vote

39 posted on 10/17/2012 12:01:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Call me naive but I don’t understand why Mitt doesn’t try harder to highlight his success..I mean, hard work & success is a good thing! & creates jobs... not handouts, welfare, govt jobs etc..Mitt should celebrate his success. I know the libs/media will just cast him as out of touch, elitist etc..but it’s a fact that wealth, small biz create jobs! don’t these morons realize/understand or the truth is, “Holders people” are just happy where they are?


40 posted on 10/17/2012 12:04:25 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I doubt Mitt’s management of his family’s financial affairs has resulted in the downgrade of his credit score by S&P.


41 posted on 10/17/2012 2:11:53 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Pravda Press in it’s natural state.


42 posted on 10/17/2012 3:05:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You know, I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours

I would've loved to have heard Romney respond, "Well, when I'm President I'll make sure my policies help you grow that."

43 posted on 10/17/2012 3:19:31 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: TigersEye
"Is poverty the new noble?"

1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.

44 posted on 10/17/2012 3:35:52 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Childish punks.

After the election, there’s needs to be a coordinated grassroots effort/protest to take them down. CBS’ Rathergate was a good start but efforts haven’t gone too far since then. Every falshood needs to be addressed, every propaganda piece exposed, run them out of town and out of business. A big task but it will be worth it to reclaim the news media from Pravda.


45 posted on 10/17/2012 3:38:26 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: SaraJohnson

I was at a friend’s house recently, and he began slamming “rich” people saying they have to pay more taxes, are the root of the problems, etc.

I had to point out to him that once you start playing that game, there is no end to it, and had to point out to him that he had a job, a car, a house and a hot tub on a four season porch, and that he can take two week vacations in Montana and have season tickets to professional football games.

He doesn’t seem to realize that when you play that game, someone will point the finger at you, no matter how modest your means might be, simply because you have a little more than them.

Just amazing.


46 posted on 10/17/2012 3:45:11 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee whiz, for some strange reason when John Kerry was running for pres, personal wealth didn’t matter much to Dems. How could that be? hmmmmm (snicker)


47 posted on 10/17/2012 3:46:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t know what Romney was talking about. What pension does the President get? He doesn’t get one from being a Community Organizer. He doesn’t get one for his short time in the Senate. He will get once he is out of office for his 4 years as President but other than that I didn’t realize he had a pension he got every month today.


48 posted on 10/17/2012 4:07:44 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would Obama need his own wealth, when he’s always had friends like Penny Pritzker to buy him a mansion in Hawaii? It’s the ultimate in “benefits”, the entitlement mentality taken to its limit.

“You too deserve to have a wealthy white person buy your home and take care of all your needs”.

At least it’s her own money in this case, not “redistribution” from the sweat of middle-class Americans.


49 posted on 10/17/2012 4:10:29 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

50 posted on 10/17/2012 4:25:01 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Obama will fight for Big Bird with one hand and flip the bird to America with the other.)
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