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Romney responds to Obama’s ‘silver spoon’ jab
Yahoo! News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 04/19/2012 1:21:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A day after President Barack Obama declared, "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth," a not-so-subtle swipe at Mitt Romney's wealth, the former Massachusetts governor responded by accusing the president of "attacking people" instead of "attacking problems."

In an interview on "Fox & Friends," the presumptive Republican nominee said he would not apologize for his father's achievements and his upbringing.

"I'm certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life," Romney told Fox News. "He was born poor. He worked his way to become very successful despite the fact that he didn't have a college degree, and one of the things he wanted to do was provide for me and for my brother and sisters."

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1 posted on 04/19/2012 1:21:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama declared, "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth

The petty little child chimes in again on class warfare.

2 posted on 04/19/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

“President Barack Obama declared, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth”

But he’s managed to stick his dork and everything else into his big mouth. The Obamaloon is now the new standard of stupidity above which the entire human race performs.

Shove it, loon. Thank the God you don’t believe in for the fact that you are a quota baby.


3 posted on 04/19/2012 1:29:00 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney should have added “he was a poor immigrant from Mexico who rose up and made it on his own” in order to give Obama a little more heartburn on his Hispanic flank.


4 posted on 04/19/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s spoon was red.


5 posted on 04/19/2012 11:30:31 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s spoon was red.


6 posted on 04/19/2012 11:30:43 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Barry was born with a bone in his nose


7 posted on 04/19/2012 11:32:36 AM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; LucyT; STARWISE; hoosiermama

“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth”

Obama’s silver spoon was up his nose.


8 posted on 04/19/2012 11:34:35 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wish Romney would have said, “Oh, that’s rich, coming from Obama. A guy who never worked a day in his life in the private sector.”


9 posted on 04/19/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Dog is finger food. No spoon needed.


10 posted on 04/19/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: chopperman

His diaper was red,

and he got everything he has from working the affirmative action system, you know, lower standards for higher melanin.


11 posted on 04/19/2012 11:40:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Everything Obama says comes back to haunt him. the dems need to duct tape his mouth.

Romney looks better every time Obama speaks or does anything.


12 posted on 04/19/2012 11:41:21 AM PDT by altura
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I really doubt we’ll hear anything negative about 0bama coming out of Romney’s mouth.


13 posted on 04/19/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, no fan of Romney here, but it is a bit refreshing to see he’s willing to hit back at Obama, a departure from the weak McCain four years ago.


14 posted on 04/19/2012 11:45:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe he wasn't born with a silver spoon, but my sense is Obama has been handed a lot of stuff on a silver platter. He doesn't release his college transcripts, but we know he got into Harvard Law. My guess is that he benefited greatly from affirmative action and some kind of white guilt complex on the part of the law school admissions office. He was handed the Harvard Law Review presidency (not editor) basically because he and they wanted to be popular and chic. He was basically given a political appointment at UC Law, even though he had essentially no credentials other than political connections. Same with Michelle's six-figure do-nothing job. He won almost all of his early political races either by dirty tricks (getting sealed court documents released) or disqualifying from the ballot all of his other viable opponents.
15 posted on 04/19/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney’s against attacking people now? Just the latest flip-flop from the guy who stood on stage and lied to Newt’s face with the accusation that Newt “resigned in disgrace.” FUMR.


16 posted on 04/19/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: ScottinVA

As I recall, Obama wasn’t living off his father’s support since none was forthcoming.His mother chose to live in a third world country with him but he wasn’t poor by any means and later when he moved in with his Grandparents he went to the most prestigious high school in Hawaii (Private school btw) then went to Ivy League schools. When has this pretender ever had to struggle? He’s got the largest sense of entitlement this side of Al Sharpton.


17 posted on 04/19/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by JMS
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To: The Iceman Cometh

My first reaction if Obama said “I don’t know what’s it’s like to be born with a silver spoon in my mouth” would be........
“What kind of spoon were you born with in your mouth?” “I know how I paid to go to BYU and Harvard, what no one knows is how you could afford to attend Occidental, Columbia and Harvard”.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: altura

My first reaction if Obama said “I don’t know what’s it’s like to be born with a silver spoon in my mouth” would be........
“What kind of spoon were you born with in your mouth?” “I know how I paid to go to BYU and Harvard, what no one knows is how you could afford to attend Occidental, Columbia and Harvard”.


19 posted on 04/19/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

We know the silver spoon in Mitt’s mouth was put there by his mother and father. We also know because of the silver spoon, Mitt was born in a hospital, already in place, he was given a Social Secutity Number, he went to college on his father’s dollar. He can show his birth certificate, school records, his passports from his first trip to a foreign country, he can show any papers he may be written. Is there anything about the past life of the pretender in the whitehouse available to the public?


20 posted on 04/19/2012 12:05:10 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

OOPS, he was given his OWN Social Security Number.


21 posted on 04/19/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do they have any silver spoons in Kenya?


22 posted on 04/19/2012 12:14:20 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Free ThinkerNY
0bama lived in a middle class neighborhood and went to a private school from the fifth grade on in Hawaii.

The 0bama File

The Dunhams enrolled "Barry Obama" in the prestigious Punahou School, starting in the fifth grade. He attended Punahou on a scholarship, through the generosity of many donors, and the influence of Stanley Armour's boss, who was a Punahou alum. Obama walked the five blocks from his grandmother's apartment on Beretania to the school.

With more than 3,000 students, Punahou is the largest private school in the country, and it sits on a lush, sprawling campus in Honolulu. The school is elite and wealthy.


23 posted on 04/19/2012 12:16:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: chopperman
His spoon may not have been red, but his diaper certainly was. Barack Obama: Red Diaper Baby
24 posted on 04/19/2012 12:21:48 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s daughters certainly were born advantaged. Does he therefore think they are disqualified from anything that requires an understanding of those who come from disadvantage? Just how does he think his daughters should be treated as they progress through life, having been born to privelege? I think this is a good question.


25 posted on 04/19/2012 12:42:26 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But he was born to get a free ride on education as many minorities are.


26 posted on 04/19/2012 12:53:39 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As always, republicans are missing a real opportunity here. Why not ask how it was that zero was able to attend Harvard? Do these guys even think about things?
27 posted on 04/19/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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