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

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Good, Lord, "the scourge of poverty" sounds like another 47% comment with a dash of "gonna put you people back in chains" on top.

    Mitt needs to hire better message people. Too many poor people will hear that as "poor people are the scourge of society".
    It wouldn't matter who he hired. They can't keep him from going off message and flip flopping on a daily basis.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But Romney didn't say "there's problems with welfare."

    He said 47% of the population couldn't be convinced to take responsibility for themselves.
    It is an honest statement. What you infer from it and what I inferred from it were very different things.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    The wealth gap- Romney & J Bush on board- it is a problem. Thoughts are?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/bu...o-refocus.html

    Mitt Romney, vowing a campaign to “end the scourge of poverty” if he runs for president a third time, has backed raising the minimum wage over the wishes of congressional leaders.

    Similarly, Jeb Bush’s new “super PAC,” announced with the fanfare of a presidential declaration, proclaimed, “While the last eight years have been pretty good ones for top earners, they’ve been a lost decade for the rest of America.”
    What next "Yes we can?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, that exists. But claiming it's 47% of the population based on paying federal income taxes? Insane. And completely disconnected from the population.
    Truth hurts. We are a nation of federal tax free loaders. I mean, the way it sounds, the conservatives at this site pay like 250-300% of their income in taxes every year. I appreciate their sacrifice, and now I want to double that percentage.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They'll lose the primary to tea party nutters and hand the presidency to Hillary Clinton on a silver platter.
    I'm not so sure. We almost got Romney didn't we? If it wasn't for his 47 percent comment we might have.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    It wouldn't matter who he hired. They can't keep him from going off message and flip flopping on a daily basis.
    Probably true, but that is part of his down-home folksy charm wouldn't you say?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yeah. I haven't seen any of the conservative "thinkers / speakers" come out in favor of it, either. Even Coulter, who was a big Romney fan last time, says he shouldn't run.
    You must have low standards if you think Coulter is a thinker or a speaker.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    When has Hillary Clinton ran against a tea party nutter?
    The 2008 Dem primary?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Truth hurts. We are a nation of federal tax free loaders. I mean, the way it sounds, the conservatives at this site pay like 250-300% of their income in taxes every year. I appreciate their sacrifice, and now I want to double that percentage.
    Progressive is just a euphemism for "looter"?



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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.
    It was the coup de grace moment of Romney's campaign. Both sides play sleezy. OTOH it was important to know he feels 47 percent of Americans are freeloaders. I don't want somene like that as my president.

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