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Obama Camp: Romney’s Remarks Disqualify Him From Serving
Talk Radio News Service ^ | September 18, 2012 | Justin Duckham and Geoff Holtzman

Posted on 09/18/2012 2:10:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

UPDATE 3: In an interview Tuesday afternoon with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, Romney discussed the remarks he made that have landed him on the hot seat this week. At one point in the interview, Romney said his statement about the roughly 47 percent of Americans that don’t pay federal income taxes was meant to differentiate his economic agenda from President Obama’s.

“Frankly,” he said, “we have two very different views about America. The President’s view is one of a larger government. There is a tape that just came out today where the President is saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government-centered nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money, that’s the wrong course for America. That will not build a strong America or help people out of poverty.”

The tape Romney cited was actually recorded at a conference Obama participated in back in 1998. It was uploaded to YouTube today.

Romney added that “the right course for America is one where government steps in to help those that are in need. We’re a compassionate people, but then we let people build their own lives, create enterprises. We believe in free people and free enterprise, not redistribution. The right course for America is to create growth, create wealth, not to redistribute wealth.”

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UPDATE 2: As expected, the White House was asked to weigh in on Romney’s comments. Here’s what Press Secretary Jay Carney had to say during a briefing with reporters today:

“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”

– End Update –

UPDATE: The Obama campaign put out a statement Monday evening criticizing Romney’s comments, which were documented in the video released by Mother Jones. Here’s the full statement from President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina:

“It’s shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives. It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”

– End Update –

WASHINGTON — A candid video of Mitt Romney writing off 47 percent of voters as “dependent on government” and therefore defacto Obama supporters was released online by the news outlet Mother Jones Monday.

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the President no matter what,” Romney states. “[They] believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them.”

The video, which appears to have been shot at a fundraiser, blurs out those in the room but clearly shows Romney’s face.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 47percent; obama; presidentromney; romney; taxes
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Go ahead and read it while I finish laughing. I'm starting to think that Team Romney leaked this on purpose through Jimmy Carter's dim-witted grandson. They've done this kind of thing before. It gets the conversation right back on the economy, the last thing in the world that Mr. Obama wants to happen.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 2:11:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I couldn’t read the whole thing..

I almost wet myself laughing.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

Disqualify? Like he’s not a natural born citizen?


3 posted on 09/18/2012 2:13:13 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”


LOL LOL LOL

“I won, get over it”

what a looser. Some might have short memories. but many of us never forget.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 2:13:28 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking of being qualified to serve - when can we expect the REAL birth certificate, and what social security number is the illegal alien in the oval office using today?


5 posted on 09/18/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: cableguymn
“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”

Yep. That's why Barry has done SOOOOOO much for me! /sarc


6 posted on 09/18/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Day after never..


7 posted on 09/18/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical Obama, trying to disqualify his opponent before the voting.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s kind of like you should be disqualified for writing off “bitter clingers”, right?


9 posted on 09/18/2012 2:15:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10: Obama camp: Shove it up your collective smelly Obamas.
20: Go to 10


10 posted on 09/18/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cableguymn

Ah, we watched the convention Barack.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 2:16:16 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hahahha...lol


12 posted on 09/18/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No divorce records to unseal, no election rules to finesse, and Obama obviously doesn't know what to do with an opponent who won't roll over & quit.

Its gonna be fun watching this idiot melt down over the next three months.

13 posted on 09/18/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just to vent here, Obozo’s entire lack of any documented past, and the fact that what of his past we do know has him in bed with Marxist sympathizers ‘Disqualify Him From Serving’. Game Set Match. Too bad no media is interested in Obozo’s views. I can see November from my house.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 2:20:29 PM PDT by ri4dc (47544 - The one number in Obama's background that really affects our future.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In other words, you must agree with the messiah and his redistribution plan, or you can't be president.

What a toad. The man is a TOAD!

15 posted on 09/18/2012 2:20:29 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL OMG..I almost pooped my pants(Hey I said almost LOL) Romney had this leaked on purpose..this was pure BRILLIANCE on Romney’s part
LOL at Obama caring about “All people” PLEASE, this is the same Obama that trashes Republicans every single chance he gets. He hates Conservatives, he hates Republicans..he hates everyone who doesn’t vote for him. We all know what he thinks about the Tea Party yet he wants us to think that he gives a damn about us..please give me a break. Romney is a genius, I could tell by his interview with Cavuto that he was SO glad this came out. Now its up to the American people, do you want to live in a Capitalist or a Communist society, the choice is yours


16 posted on 09/18/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s not my President.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 2:21:33 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s shocking for the President of the US to be whispering to the Russians to hang in there ... he’ll have more flexibility in a second term.

I think it’s shocking for the President of the US to be missing his national security briefings.

I think it’s shocking for the President of the US to be dissing Israel in lieu of going on entertainment TV.

I think it’s shocking for the President of the US to be gallivanting around the world bowing to everyone, especially Muslims.

I think it’s shocking for the President of the US to still be in office after his lawless behavior, trampling of the Constitution of the US, making the economy a whole hell of a lot worse than it was and setting the Middle East aflame with his incompetence and disastrous foreign policy.

I think it is shocking that the President of the US took THREE days to call the Egyptian president after terrorists tore down the American flag and hung theirs up over our embassy.

That, Jay Carney, is just the beginning of what I find “shocking” ..... and not one of the things I listed has a d@mn thing to do with Romney.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 2:21:45 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A community organizer says a man who has created thousands of jobs, earned millions of dollars without having someone ghost write his life story, was born here, was governor and gives millions of dollars to charity, isn’t qualified to be president.

And the video was leaked by the grandson of the second worse president in history.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons are extremely afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

obama’s lack of being born in the US disqualifies him


20 posted on 09/18/2012 2:23:37 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is great news. I can hardly believe that Romney really fought back.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the Obamass was never qualified to serve and still isn’t.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 2:24:29 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: cableguymn
“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”

Unless you make more than $250K per year. Then you're the enemy of the state and must be raped and plundered .
(The man is such a toad - seriously.)

23 posted on 09/18/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney's remarks disqualify him from serving?

Then Obama’s presidency should disqualify him from teeing it up.
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24 posted on 09/18/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT by hflynn
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To the 47%, “you didn’t build that!”


25 posted on 09/18/2012 2:27:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“It’s shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives."

The only reason it's "shocking" Jay is because it's true.

The Kenyan must go.

26 posted on 09/18/2012 2:27:33 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama-Biden lowered the standard so much that just about anyone can serve. Not that just anyone would be great or even good, but just about any can serve.

Obama’s claim to executive experience in 2008 was his running his own presidential campaign. The bar cannot get much lower than that.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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Dear Obama,

You want Mitt to quit?

DREAM ON KLINGON!!!!


28 posted on 09/18/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”

..."bitterly clinging to their guns and religion."

It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”

..."bitterly clinging to their guns and religion."

Note: Due to space constraints, Obama remarks mocking entrepreneurs for thinking they built their businesses, portraying typical whites as reflexively racist and accusing General Practitioners and Orthopedic Surgeons of performing unnecessary surgeries so they could buy a boat.

29 posted on 09/18/2012 2:42:10 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOLing so hard need a new monitor spit soda all over it and shorted it out


30 posted on 09/18/2012 2:50:16 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: All

31 posted on 09/18/2012 2:53:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mr. Silverback

FU OBAMA I am here to fight all the F*CKING WAY!!!!

If I sound PlSSED it is because I am and as far as I am concerned if you all AIN’T with me then F*CK YOU!!!

Ban me if you must but this petty crying SHlT has to stop!!

Get out there and scare the SHlT out of them...bring on the Black Panther Party because I will be in PA making sure these @SSHOLES aren’t DIS-Infranchizing ME OR OTHER VOTERS!!!!


32 posted on 09/18/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O is concerned that the truth is out.

Debate question.

Mr Obama what will you do when there are more people taking from the system than paying into it ?


33 posted on 09/18/2012 2:55:14 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Obama should get life without parole.

(fair comparison)


34 posted on 09/18/2012 2:56:46 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: 2ndDivisionVet

“Go ahead and read it while I finish laughing. I’m starting to think that Team Romney leaked this on purpose through Jimmy Carter’s dim-witted grandson”

I just saw a clip of him. He’s a dimwitted fat moron who wants his 15 minutes just like his grandfather and uncle.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 2:56:51 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s overreaction is just what he needs, to make 2% or more of that 47% slap themselves in the face and say “how did I get this stupid?” He walked right into it.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does Romney’s statement disqualify him but Obama’s use of the term teabagger doesn’t.


37 posted on 09/18/2012 3:00:10 PM PDT by albionin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m qualified. To tell Obama to go to hell.

Hope Romney goes after Obama for this statement too.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 3:01:09 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, what else are they going to say? Man, this election is going full on stoopid.


39 posted on 09/18/2012 3:03:33 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s kinda growing on me. Keep it up Mitt.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 3:03:46 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s kinda growing on me. Keep it up Mitt.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 3:03:49 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the “felon” thing over? Or, do I have to keep some mental room for the “Bain” thing still? I get so confused as to which direction I should be looking in so I don’t see the utter disaster of this administration, but I am shallow and superficial in that way.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 3:05:13 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”

Remember back to 2010?

"President Obama said he didn't mean to refer to Republican opponents of immigration reform as "enemies" in an interview"

To which Boehner replied:

"Sadly, we have a president who uses the word 'enemy' for fellow Americans, fellow citizens"

43 posted on 09/18/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by DonnDe
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

You forgot the “war on women” as well as free contraceptives for everyone, abortion-on-demand even after the child is born, “Thurston Romney III” and so much more. Be prepared for shipment to your nearest re-education facility. Enjoy the gruel, citizen!


44 posted on 09/18/2012 3:22:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, being an avowed Communist and illegaly breaking Constitutional law disqualifies Odumbo from being President.


45 posted on 09/18/2012 3:22:24 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: freeangel

His uncle would’ve been a better president! LOL


46 posted on 09/18/2012 3:23:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Darteaus94025

You gotta hand it to these people - they have chutzpah!


47 posted on 09/18/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Question for the likely Obama voter. Are you a victim? Do you feel like you could be? If so, vote Romney/Ryan. Brilliant stratagem, fellas. Force Obozo to talk about the economy again. The rats are scared!


48 posted on 09/18/2012 3:33:46 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (47%, pull off the leeches in 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As expected, the White House was asked to weigh in on Romney’s comments. Here’s what Press Secretary Jay Carney had to say during a briefing with reporters today:

“When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.”

I've been watching all that has transpired since Obutthead was elected. Where did I miss how Obutthead has been the President for ALL Americans?????

Obutthead has bowed to foreign leaders, especially Muslims. Obutthead has apologized to other countries and/or the leadership of Muslim nations/groups, including our enemies. Obutthead has sent ginormous amounts of U.S. taxpayer monies to foreign countries (along with jobs) in order to promote his "Green" agenda. Obutthead has bent over backwards for SEIU, ACORN, The Muslim Brotherhood, Planned Parenthood, teachers unions, etc, etc, etc. Obutthead has insulted people in America who believe in God, self-defense, independence, and honest hard work.

Carney is a blowhard idiot. Obutthead IS NOT MY PRESIDENT!!!

49 posted on 09/18/2012 3:36:55 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Disqualified? Violation of the Constitution like not being a natural born citizen? Or disqualified because he belongs to the “Wrong” political party?


50 posted on 09/18/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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