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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Find any instance when people bad mouthed the military, spit on them, called them names, etc... then tell us if they were left or right on the spectrum.


    Westboro Baptist Church.

    Now shut up and sit down and spare us any more of your painfully stupid comments.

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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    It was Jimmy Carter's grandson who found the video on YouTube and made MotherJones aware of it, thus making it famous. But he wasn't the one who taped it.
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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Mr. Hat, this is one of your fairer posts. What I found most interesting is that, with all of the hullabaloo around his comment, all I remember about it is him saying 47% wouldn't vote for him. I'm wondering just how public the rest of his remarks surrounding this 47% comment were at the time. I sure don't remember them.

    At the time, I thought, "Well, I guess I might agree with that -- that 47% wouldn't vote for him under any circumstances -- but I hadn't heard the surrounding commentary. Makes better sense on why he said it now.

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    Really? You don't remember the part where he said these people "can't be convinced to take responsibility for themselves?" And "these are people who pay no income taxes?"

    Apparently Romney forgot that this 47% figure he was parroting includes retired seniors and deployed combat troops. Hell, there are millionaires who pay no income taxes. (because they make their living on capital gains)
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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Really? You don't remember the part where he said these people "can't be convinced to take responsibility for themselves?" And "these are people who pay no income taxes?"

    Apparently Romney forgot that this 47% figure he was parroting includes retired seniors and deployed combat troops. Hell, there are millionaires who pay no income taxes. (because they make their living on capital gains)
    His surrounding comments were what was new to me:

    Romney told supporters that backers of President Barack Obama are "victims" and dependent on the government.“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”
    The only thing wrong with what he said is the percentage. It's not that high.
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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Westboro Baptist Church.

    Now shut up and sit down and spare us any more of your painfully stupid comments.
    They were already mentioned. Try to keep up, I realize it is hard for you at times, but give it a shot.

    You suggesting because one example of right wing idiots exists that the majority of those that are against the military are not 'left' is what is a logic fail and painfully stupid. Keep it up.
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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    They were already mentioned. Try to keep up, I realize it is hard for you at times, but give it a shot.

    You suggesting because one example of right wing idiots exists that the majority of those that are against the military are not 'left' is what is a logic fail and painfully stupid. Keep it up.


    What you fail to realize is that the majority of people that protest the military are on the left, but the majority of the left are not against the military.

    Considering there are hundreds of millions on the "left', care to show where those hundreds of MILLIONS of liberals are against the military? Your far and few examples of trying to pin the MAJORITY of the left as military haters falls short from reality.

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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What you fail to realize is that the majority of people that protest the military are on the left, but the majority of the left are not against the military.

    Considering there are hundreds of millions on the "left', care to show where those hundreds of MILLIONS of liberals are against the military? Your far and few examples of trying to pin the MAJORITY of the left as military haters falls short from reality.
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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I think this comment did a lot of damage for Romney and it's interesting that the guy who taped him was part of that 47%. I would guess also guess that the reason this comment did so much damage was not because Romney is a rich guy but because of the unitarian message Romney was trying to push while also trying to paint himself as an American who was caring about the struggles of that 47% and the struggles it has. Furthermore, I would even argue that the real reason this did damage was because well, Romney with his other comments about "waging $10K" and having friends who own NASCAR teams made him sound far more elitist than he probably is in real life.

    In short, this wasn't a good move on Romney's behalf. Even if he did think it would never get out.
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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Oh, you are still here? I thought you took your fail and left.
    LOL I see as usual, you cannot refute what I said, you can only try and dodge. The fail is yours.

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    Re: Worker who taped Romney's 47% comment comes forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    LOL I see as usual, you cannot refute what I said, you can only try and dodge. The fail is yours.
    One day you will read and learn and realize you are just a big bag of fail, until then I will give you the amount of attention you deserve, which is almost zero.
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