Skip to comments.VIDEO: Mitt Romney Responds to ’47 Percent’ Comment, Says It Wasn’t “Elegantly Stated”
Posted on 09/17/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican candidate Mitt Romney responded to criticism after a video surfaced of him calling out 47 percent of Americans for not paying income taxes, saying they all feel entitled to government handouts and will vote for President Obama no matter what. In the video, Romney can be heard saying that its not his job to convince those people to vote for him, but rather he needs to focus on independent voters.
Romney defended to the tape, saying, It doesnt capture the question, so I dont know precisely what was asked, but I think it was about my campaign and how Id be able to get the majority of voters to support me.
The GOP nominee asked for the entire video to be released. He said that it was not elegantly stated and that he was speaking off the cuff.
Romney went on to say that its a message he plans on continuing to carry....
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnewsinsider.com ...
It happens to the best of them, Mitt. And don't worry -- no one will be asking for you to withdraw from the race for your verbal misstep. However you might lose your super PAC funding from Karl Rove, but that's his business.
My question is what’s he doing in California of all States?
Maybe an Annual Citizen’s Tax would be a good minimum “Fair Share Tax?”
Yeah, I know - - - Obama and his illegal aliens from Mexico would not have to pay.
I agree. It is perhaps the case that we should give Romney the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his Massachusetts record. Often Republicans in heavily liberal places govern as liberals. Look at Arnie. I think President Romney may be a lot more different from Governor Romney than we expect.
Glenn Beck put it perfectly.
“I’m not sure Romney is going to agree with me on every policy, but I know where Obama stands. He wants to ruin the country”
MSNBC has been on this every show all night, you would think they caught Romney in bed with a male lover from the fuss they are making. They seem to think this ends the race.,
Glad he DIDNT apologize, that would have been a disaster and the real end.
MSNBC spent days on RNC Peanutgate, an incident that probably didn’t even happen, so what do you expect?
Obama has said some outrageous things to donors that never got the traction it deserved, e.g., clinging to their guns, bible, etc. Hopefully, the Romney campaign will remind people of those statements, which unfortunately were not captured on vidoe but they were captured on audio.
The MSM tries to suffocate Romney with this stuff so he can't have space to attack Obama on the bad economy.
They want all 47% as loyal viewers but many don't have cable.
The MSM would make a big deal out of Mitt wearing different colored socks on either foot, while giving Barry a pass if he killed, cooked and ate a girl scout in the Rose Garden. It is what it is.
They have Dish or DirectTV.
If Obama gets re-elected it is only because of the MSM.
Not because of anything Obama has done, that is for sure!
...so the moochers are mad when someone points out they’re mooching?
You know what most people SHOULD be mad about? Watching their money to buy votes of ungrateful moochers....
While on that subject they (MSNBC) been on the ‘Whoopie, Obama is beating Romney BIG’ theme for a couple of weeks now, since the DNC.
FNC has been significantly less confident about Romney the same period talking about unfair media bias and such. Laura Ingraham and Rush too are saying things that indicate that they are not happy.
Of course many NEW opportunities just appeared for Romney and FNC. Lets see if he can use them effectively.
Good job Mitt, keep turning it up!
“If You didnt build that didnt sink Obama...”
Who says that it didn’t? We won’t know till November. I think it WILL.
If he does not already know it, he is just another McCain and Obama will eat him alive.
Osama dead (look what good THAT did)
Obamacare, which most people hate
The economy which EVERYONE knows sucks
Unemployment through the roof
High gas prices
GM dying, owing taxpayers billions
But hey, he’s black
Somebody remind me of why they think he will be re-elected?
Interesting... thanks for that info.
We should run with “We’re the 53% and we’re sick and tired of footing the bills!”
Geez, who in the world doesn’t realize that Obama’s strategy and that of the Democrats in general has been to get as many people as possible to depend on the government for all sorts of free crap they’d be unwilling to have to pay for and then use this to threaten them by saying the Republicans will take it away if they’re elected so stay safe and vote Democrat?
Two major reasons.....
1) He's black (forget about the white half)
2) He's liberal (never mind that he's hardcore marxist leftist). Liberal is good enough.
For the left-wing ideology, that is all that liberals, demoRAT's, unions, special protected minorities, need in order to vote. It's not enough to just be black, but you gotta be black & liberal...and then the media will gush & fawn all over you.
And last of all, the white leftist marxists & liberal guilt-ridden lefties will kick in for 0dumb0, inluding 76% of the Jewish dumbass liberals.
If God does not intervene and somehow give us a miracle, it is over, I am sad to say. Even with millions of Christians working & praying & contributing, I am afraid that God will not work things out to prevent the voter fraud, and to somehow inspire all conservatives & patriots & those who call themselves Christians to vote for Romney. Forget that he is a Mormon. Right now people to step up in a huge way for ABO...and put Mitt in the WH, more specically to get that RAT bastard commie pig muzzlim 0dumb0 OUT of the WH.
Undercover Romney fundraiser video leaked by Jimmy Carters grandson
(As it is reported that he is unemployed, he was probably hoping to make some money off this)
Michelle Malkin at Twitchy has this ....
If the links not clickable, I apologize, don’t post much and not sure if it will translate ~
We are the Makers.
We are the 53%.
Film at 11.
>>Why the hell is he apologizing for it???
If there is an apology there, which is really stretching the meaning of the word, it is not for what was said, but how it was expressed (”inelegantly”).
My father never made over $38,000 a year with a family of six. My mother stayed home with us. He was all for a flat tax before it was popular. He thought it was the fairest way to tax, and felt no envy for those that made more money than he did. I’m sure he would have liked to have made more money, but he was proud to put in an honest days work and provide a home, clothing and food for us. Where have honest people gone? My father passed away a few years back. Maybe that’s where they’ve all gone. We were eligible for free lunch at school a few years but he refused— a father provided food for his family as long as it was humanly possible. No, he wasn’t a millionaire, but he was honest and
hard working. My true hero. Even back then, I couldn’t get braces because they cost to much. Other kids whose parents didn’t work got Medicaid to get them braces. My teeth weren’t bad, but I wanted that “perfect smile” too. After college I got a job and braces. The orthodontist said I really didn’t need them, but it was a sign of independence for me.
Preach it, Brother!
“Are these the same 47 % who are guilty of NOT PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE? “
Yes they are!
The 47% of Americans who pay no actual taxes are deadbeats, and it's time they started paying. We need to have this debate; we need to find out what kind of country this is. It's time to stop running from it.
If he’d have been talking like this in the primaries, I might have been more supportive.
Fair Share? You BET they don’t how about the woman who got plastic surgery from selling EBT cards? Obama’s stash goes far. Entitled? You betcha. Fake disability.
Romney SHOULD say what’s fair about 47% NOT paying any tax? Everyone paddles in this boat except those who TRULY need government assistance.
Also, love your tag lines, both of you! Roberts was, IMHO blackmailed about his adopted children. Something mighty fishy about “the Chicago way” and that Roberts had NO constitutional reason for his vote on Ozippy care. Typical bottom feeder lefty Axelrod question to Roberts perhaps: “Nice little kids you got there, Roberts....sure would be sad to see a problem with that adoption, right?”
He was out pandering to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
It's ironic, in part of his 47% video comment, he said, "Had I been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot of winning this."
For what it’s worth, here’s how I slapped down the libs that were having a field day with this on my local newspaper’s articles forum:
The liberals will try to wield this statement as a scare tactic while painting Romney as a cold-hearted elitist, and it might work. However, it’s a dangerous game of high-stakes chicken they play. Because any average Joe on the street could tell them that it’s just as likely that it will resonate with hard-working Americans who are sick and tired of the able-bodied freeloaders. They’re also sick and tired of being told that Social Security and Medicare, which was picked from their pocket every payday, won’t be there for them because Big Daddy Government went on a spending spree. They may also be smart enough to see that the only way out of this economic black hole we’ve dug for ourselves is a combination of reining in spending, creating jobs, and putting a viable plan for energy independence in place - and that Obama either can’t or won’t do any of those things.
Oh, if only he called white America “bitter and clingy”
— then the press wouldn’t be spending all week on it!
ROMNEY, LIKE McCain, is SINKING HIMSELF.
This will be forgotten 72 hours. Thats the flip side of an uninformed, for the most part ignorant and stupid electorate. They can be emotionally pushed in one direction suddenly, but then gaffes and what not have a very short mental short life. This one is just best waited out and forgotten. Main thing will be to have scandal after scandal on Obama in the seven day leading up to the election, in that news cycle, if at all possible. TV ad barrage may be the only way to go around the MSM on it.
As I recall, they wanted to avoid exactly what is happening now by dumping Osama's filthy corpse in the ocean. But No Brain Hussein chose to make a campaign event out of it, and fired up the entire Muslim world. He politicized 9/11, exactly what the Rats accused Bush of doing.
“It Wasnt Elegantly Stated”..........Big deal, the truth is the truth inspite of the way the news media reports it.
Well, I certainly pray that “You didn’t build that” does sink Obama in November but, what I was alluding to is it hasn’t sunk him yet; he’s still very much in the race; according to the polls.
Best case... what percentage of the voting public will vote for obama? He got 53% last time. I’d say bottom line is 47% and those are who romney is referencing. He is right, it is the truth and we cannot allow the truth to become defeat. **** the 47%. They have ****ed up my entire life long efforts and I will NEVER forgive nor will I forget.
Romney was 10000% spot on.
Screw all these tax sponges and worthless takers.
What ever troll...
Stand your ground, Romney, and quite waffling to criticism, especially in this case when you were telling nothing more than what many of us already now concerning America’s growing addiction with dependency: THE TRUTH! =.=
What kind of lame, pretentious, idiotic description is that?