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  • Sen. Brown denounces Romney comments

    09/18/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Alexander Jaffe
    Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) came out in opposition to Mitt Romney's controversial remarks on the "47 percent." Brown, who has been distancing himself from elements of the Republican Party, joins GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut Linda McMahon in coming out against the statements. "That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs," he said in an email to...
  • Don't Forget What Happened in 2010

    09/18/2012 2:24:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | September 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, it's undebatable. It's inarguable. Barack Obama is engaging in a war on the rich. Barack Obama is the one who is engaging in class warfare. Barack Obama is the one who is trying to profit from dividing people. Barack Obama, as president and as a campaigner, is doing everything he can to create discord from the have-nots against the haves. Obama's war on the so-called rich is really a war on success, a war on success that has nothing to do with government. Barack Obama is trying to create this dependence that Romney was talking about....
  • Mitt Sees the Emperor Without His Clothes: Will the Rest of America Listen?

    09/18/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | September 18, 2012 | Joan Fischer
    "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing ..." --Mitt RomneyIn our relatively short 200+ year history, America has experienced a handful of watershed events. The Civil War was probably chief among them, with the fate of the union standing in the balance, and brothers fighting against...
  • WH Responds to Romney Videos: President Represents All People (Grab a bucket)

    09/18/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 18, 2012 | Mary Bruce
    Reacting to Mitt Romney’s secretely taped comments in which he said 47 percent of voters believe “they are victims” and would cast their ballots for President Obama “no matter what,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said, ”When you’re president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you.” “The president certainly doesn’t think that men and women on Social Security are irresponsible or victims, that students aren’t responsible or are victims. He certainly doesn’t think that middle-class families are paying too little in taxes,” Carney told reporters of...
  • Romney pushes new audio of old Obama redistribution comment

    09/18/2012 1:56:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Romney pushes new audio of old Obama redistribution comment By Justin Sink - 09/18/12 04:41 PM ET Mitt Romney's campaign looked to pivot Tuesday from his controversial "47 percent" comment by highlighting new audio that shows President Obama saying in 1998 that he "believe[s] in redistribution." The Republican presidential candidate, appearing on Fox News, defended his comments during which he said "47 percent" of voters are "dependent on the government" by saying he was drawing a contrast between his own economic vision and that of the president's. "Frankly we have two different views about America," Romney said. "The president's view...
  • Obama Camp: Romney’s Remarks Disqualify Him From Serving

    09/18/2012 2:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | September 18, 2012 | Justin Duckham and Geoff Holtzman
    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...
  • 47% Romney attracts critical conservative base more than Mitt on stump

    09/18/2012 2:19:16 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 7 replies ^ | September 18 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On the campaign trail and in media interviews, Mitt Romney is usually very cautious, making bland comments on the issues of the day. In “off the record” chats with major donors, he obviously tells the real unvarnished truth. It is time some of this real truth made its way into his campaign speeches. According to the lame stream media, his presidential campaign is now consumed in another sham controversy. The candidate appeared at a hastily arranged news conference late last night to respond to a leaked video taken at a fundraising dinner May 17 in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • 47 % Polarized America: What The Entitlement Plantation Has Built.

    09/18/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 21 replies
    Graewoulf | September 18, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of buying votes by promising FREE STUFF to potential voters according to the dictate of Karl Marx: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." This has led to a Polarized America. This polarization has increased as the number of those with ability has decreased and the number of those with needs has increased. Romney is correct that 47 % of voters pay no Personal Federal Income Tax. Romney is probably correct that these same 47 % will vote for Obama no matter what. The Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM), supports...
  • MITT HAMMERS OBAMA OVER SHOCKING TAPE! “He Wants Redistribution – I Disagree!” (Video)

    09/18/2012 1:50:11 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-18-2012 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick… Less than an hour ago Drudge posted video of Barack Obama telling an audience in 1998 that he believes in redistribution of wealth. Mitt Romney was just on Your World with Cavuto and hammered the president over this shocking admission. “He wants redistribution of wealth. I disagree.” (video) Mitt Romney on Barack Obama: “Frankly we have two very different views about America. The president’s view is one of a larger government. There’s 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...
  • Freep a Poll! (do you agree with Romney remarks about 47% of Americans?)

    09/18/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies ^ | 9-18-12 | LA Daily News
    Do you agree with Mitt Romney's assessment that 47 percent of Americans see themselves as victims? Yes No
  • Republicans point to Obama 'redistribution' video (The true Obama finally being exposed)

    09/18/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/18/2012 | By Susan Crabtree
    Seizing on an old clip of Barack Obama saying he believes in wealth "redistribution," Republicans are trying to shift into offense after spending a day struggling to mitigate the political fallout of the release of a secretly recorded video of Mitt Romney disparaging 47 percent of the American public as "victims" who don't pay taxes and depend on government. In the video clip, Mr. Obama, ostensibly speaking to Loyola University in October, 1998, when he was a Illinois state senator, Mr. Obama endorses "redistribution" as a way to help the working poor. "I think the trick is figuring out how...
  • Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments

    09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 506 replies
    Monday, September 17, 2012 | Kristinn
    Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."
  • SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

    09/17/2012 3:23:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 132 replies
    During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who...
  • Obama's 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

    12/08/2009 7:26:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies · 2,746+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2009
    President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. The new low comes as Obama enters the home stretch in his push to enact his signature initiative, an overhaul of the nation's health care system, and escalates America's involvement in the Afghanistan war. Below are comparable ratings for other presidents since Gallup began...