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  • Scott Foval reveals who was really behind the @MittRomney 47% video."It was not a bartender."

    10/27/2016 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | Oct 27, 2016 | James O'Keefe
    Video of Scott Foval explaining that it was a lawyer who sneaked the phone in to get the Romney 47% video.
  • 47% Of Americans Can't Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit

    04/21/2016 6:32:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/21/16 | tyler durden
    If you had to make a sudden visit to the emergency room, would you have enough money to pay for it without selling something or borrowing the funds from somewhere? Most Americans may not realize this, but this is something that the Federal Reserve has actually been tracking for several years now. And according to the Fed, an astounding 47 percent of all Americans could not come up with $400 to pay for an emergency room visit without borrowing it or selling something. Various surveys that I have talked about in the past have found that more than 60 percent...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Harvest

    07/29/2015 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Morgana
    wsj.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | WSJ
    Abortion is legal, but taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for it. Democrats have been picking fight after fight in the culture wars, believing they have the upper hand with socially liberal younger votes. But that assumption is now being tested in the wake of videos of Planned Parenthood doctors blithely discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts. The videos, secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists, show the doctors discussing, among other things, the best way to ensure a “less crunchy” aborted fetus. It’s gruesome stuff, especially for anyone who has viewed the sonogram of an unborn child. Planned Parenthood’s defenders are...
  • Ted Cruz on Mitt Romney: 'Where he got clobbered was 47%'

    04/30/2015 9:30:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 30, 2015 | Adam Levy
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Already creating distance from the last nominee of his party, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz took aim at Mitt Romney's infamous "47%" remark that created a firestorm of controversy during the 2012 campaign. Speaking about the Latino vote and the economy to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texas senator bluntly critiqued on Wednesday Romney's personal assessment that as a candidate he didn't need to worry about that part of the vote because they were government-dependent and would reelect the president in 2012. "Where he got clobbered was 47%," he said. "I think Romney is a good man...
  • Inside the Strangest Job on the Campaign Trail

    09/04/2014 8:36:53 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/4/2014 | Emma Roller
    Inside the Strangest Job on the Campaign Trail "What about your gaffes?" Campaign trackers make sure candidates can't escape slipups.By Emma RollerKelli Farr remembers running through a cornfield after getting yelled at by a crowd of Sarah Palin fans.It was 2008, and Farr was working as a campaign tracker—someone employed by an opposing political party to follow a candidate on the campaign trail, documenting his or her every move, in hopes of capturing a slipup......Farr is now the vice president and director of tracking at American Bridge, a Democratic organization that is sisters with Media Matters and Correct the Record,...
  • Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    07/27/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 116 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 7-27-14
    Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent.
  • Poll: 47% of Uninsureds Unfavorable to ObamaCare;

    01/30/2014 3:25:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Some 47 percent of uninsured Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 are now unfavorable towards ObamaCare, the highest negative marks among that demographic since May 2012, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. That number could be considerably higher as the margin of error is plus/minus 8 percentage points. Nevertheless, reporting on the newly-released Kaiser survey, the Washington Post's Sandhya Somashekhar buried those statistics towards the end of her 11-paragraph page A4 story, while spinning the news as largely a PR challenge for the Obama administration and ObamaCare backers on the Left (emphasis mine): Support for...
  • White House: Here's Where Your Taxes Are Going

    04/15/2013 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Newser ^ | 05/15/2013 | Matt Cantor
    (Newser) – As you file your 1040, the White House wants you to know just how those dollars are being spent—so, for the third year in a row, it's offering a website to calculate just that. At the 2012 Federal Taxpayer Receipt, you enter your Social Security, Medicare, and income tax payments to learn what you spent where. The site offers specifics as President Obama pushes a budget that has drawn criticism from officials on both sides of the aisle, CNN notes. CNN reviews the tax bill of a married couple with one kid, making the approximate median US...
  • Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib While Working Families Barely Survive?

    02/16/2013 6:14:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/16/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Should we all quit working and jump on board the Obama gravy train? Of course I am being facetious, but when you are barely surviving does there come a point when it just becomes easier to give up and totally rely on the government? Today, the federal government runs nearly 80 different means-tested welfare programs, and many state and local governments have their own welfare programs on top of that. If you become an expert on those programs and you learn how to game the system, can you live more comfortably than someone that lives honestly and works as...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: "I'm A Conservative Because Conservative Policies Work" (video)

    01/06/2013 8:25:34 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 6, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS): The reason why I'm a conservative is because conservative policies work and they improve opportunities. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream. And what I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder. That we should be championing the 47%, to take that now infamous comment. Look, the great thing about Americans -- Americans don't want to be dependent upon government. Dependency saps the spirit, it doesn't work. Americans want to stand on their...
  • The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

    11/25/2012 3:45:32 PM PST · by plain talk · 109 replies
    MedCity News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Jane Orient
    It may be unpopular to say so, but it is true: the U.S. is very close to, if not past, the tipping point at which the majority of the people are net beneficiaries of big government — or so they think. People who receive a check from the government may see voting for a smaller government as contrary to their best interest. If they don’t pay taxes, why should they care about a tax increase? Perceptions are, however, deceiving.”Healthcare reform,” as the (Un)Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is billed, probably shows more clearly than anything else how most Americans, including Romney’s...
  • The Phrase That Lost Romney the Election

    11/23/2012 2:11:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/23/2012 | Heather Higgins and Alex Cortes
    What if we told you that the election was decided by a phrase? You might not believe it, but assume we’re right for a minute. What word would you guess decided the election? Hurricane Sandy? The answer lies in perhaps the single most illustrative exit poll question conducted, where CNN asked “What is the most important candidate quality to your vote?” The response options were “Strong Leader,” “Shares Your Values,” “Has a Vision for the Future,” and “Cares about People.” Among folks that chose one of the first three responses, Mitt Romney won between 54-61% of their vote. But, among...
  • Igg, Ogg, and Uggs: A Caveman's Introduction to Entitlements, or, The Tragedy of The Commoners

    11/15/2012 8:19:48 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-15-2012 | grey_whiskers
    In the aftermath of the recent Presidential election, a lot was made of the demographic shifts in voting patterns and what they meant for the future of the GOP. Some RINOs suggested drilling holes in the bottom of the ship of state by pursuing "comprehensive immigration reform"; others suggested that, since the Sandra Fluck crowd had apparently been the deciding factor, that social conservatives should be thrown overboard; still others said that the reason Romney failed was that he was portrayed as a rich man, out of touch with voters' plight in this tough economy. I have written an analysis...
  • Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters

    11/14/2012 7:38:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ashley Killough and Kevin Bohn
    Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana fiercely shot back at Mitt Romney’s claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama outmatched the 2012 Republican presidential nominee by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters. “I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. “I think that's absolutely wrong.” “I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party,” he continued. “That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election.” Romney made the comments on...
  • Inverted Morality

    11/03/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 3 replies
    RealityBatsLast.com ^ | Oct. 30 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Inverted Morality Dinesh D’Souza recently debated Michael Shermer at Oregon State University. The debate topic was, “Is Christianity Good for American Politics”. D’Souza is an author, educator and, most recently, the creator of the movie, “2016: Obama’s America”. Shermer is the founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine. This short clip conveys two very important points about morality and political philosophy. Dinesh has the same ability that Milton Friedman had to clearly explain complex ideas. Compulsion removes the virtue from human interactions. Free choice is a pre-requisite of moral action. Dinesh make good use of the wagon analogy. There are people...
  • CEO to Workers: I May Fire You if Obama Wins

    10/10/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Repeat Offender · 21 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo ^ | 10 Oct 2012 | Robert Frank
    David Siegel, the owner of Westgate Resorts, sent a surprising email to his employees Monday. David SiegelIt said that if President Barack Obama wins re-election and raises Siegel's taxes, he will have to lay off workers and downsize his company - or even shut it down. "If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company," he wrote. "Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for...
  • Why Obama Didn't Bring Up the 47%

    10/05/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the 47% comment. I want to go back to the debate for a second because I had a brilliant take on it yesterday. Everybody's now admitting that I had a brilliant take. After 18 hours of intense news cycle coverage, I, El Rushbo, nevertheless had the unique take on the debate, what it meant, and the long-term ramifications of it. What it really was all about and why Obama was so bad? I had to answer. And it was none of these fake excuses that his lapdogs are coming up with to explain it and justify...
  • Romney Admits '47 Percent' Was Wrong

    10/05/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT · by L,TOWM · 34 replies
    Fox News via ABC/Yahoo ^ | 10/5/2012 | Emily Friedman
    Mitt Romney for the first time characterized his comments during a fundraiser that were surreptitiously filmed and caught the candidate essentially writing off 47 percent of Americans as "completely wrong." "Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're gonna say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "In this case I said something that's just completely wrong."
  • Poll: '47 percent' gets more traction than 'You didn't build that'

    10/03/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/12 | Justin Sink
    A new poll finds that Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments about the "47 percent" of Americans who do not pay taxes did more to turn voters off than President Obama's "You didn't build that" remark at a campaign rally in Virginia. According to a survey released Tuesday night by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, 45 percent of voters said Romney's comments at a private fundraiser gave them a negative impression of the candidate. Alternatively, 23 percent said the comment gave them a more positive review of the candidate. “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote...
  • Mitt Romney and the Politics of Virtue

    10/03/2012 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Marvin Folkertsma
    When Mitt Romney blurted out his now notorious 47-percent lament, liberal gaffe-o-meters went ballistic, acting as though he were an American Ebenezer Scrooge who had just shoved Tiny Tim Cratchit into a ditch and then burned down a crutch factory. As several observers have noted, this amorphous statistic includes myriads of worthy beneficiaries indeed, such as veterans, social security recipients, the physically or mentally disabled, the deserving poor, and those utterly unable to take care of themselves in a society where the federal government has assumed tasks that once were the preserve of families, churches, voluntary organizations, and state or...