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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    well if Mitt Romney really runs, you can better bet they will hear it that way. He has a bit of a history in this regard....
    The 47% comment was not misunderstood. Right-wingers invented a second meaning to try and make it sound better.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The 47% comment was not misunderstood. Right-wingers invented a second meaning to try and make it sound better.
    It was a crap gotcha moment and it was sleezy for the DNC to play it up. democratic politicians do the same double talk depending on the audience too.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    It was a crap gotcha moment and it was sleezy for the DNC to play it up. democratic politicians do the same double talk depending on the audience too.
    No. Romney was making a very specific reference. Just prior to that dinner, some statistics had come out showing that 47% of Americans had paid no Federal income taxes in the year being referenced. And then he immediately followed referring to 47% with "these are people who pay no income taxes." Yes, this is exactly the group he was talking about. Also, these people "can't be convinced to take responsibility for themselves."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No. Romney was making a very specific reference. Just prior to that dinner, some statistics had come out showing that 47% of Americans had paid no Federal income taxes in the year being referenced. And then he immediately followed referring to 47% with "these are people who pay no income taxes." Yes, this is exactly the group he was talking about. Also, these people "can't be convinced to take responsibility for themselves."
    Doesn't make it any less a gotcha sleezy moment for the DNC.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Doesn't make it any less a gotcha sleezy moment for the DNC.
    It's not "sleezy." Romney was at a dinner full of wealthy donors and was badmouthing low income people.

    And doing it badly, too. Because implying that 47% of the population is a bunch of lazy leeches because that number doesn't pay federal income taxes is pretty ridiculous.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's not "sleezy." Romney was at a dinner full of wealthy donors and was badmouthing low income people.

    And doing it badly, too. Because implying that 47% of the population is a bunch of lazy leeches because that number doesn't pay federal income taxes is pretty ridiculous.
    And Obama will talk about the working mom and pop and then fly off to a $25K a plat fundraiser. What do you think he says to them?

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    And Obama will talk about the working mom and pop and then fly off to a $25K a plat fundraiser. What do you think he says to them?
    Are you telling me you think President Obama talks **** about the poor in those fundraisers? Basically attacks the character of nearly half the people in the country, while a person in that income bracket is standing there in the room?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Are you telling me you think President Obama talks **** about the poor in those fundraisers? Basically attacks the character of nearly half the people in the country, while a person in that income bracket is standing there in the room?
    Yep....

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Yep....
    Why? Do you think talking **** about the poor plays well to big time Democrat donors?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why? Do you think talking **** about the poor plays well to big time Democrat donors?
    Because it is what it is. Yes.

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