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  • Obama's "Typical bitter white person" comment.

    15 39.47%
  • Romney's "47%" comment.

    23 60.53%
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    Which comment was worse?

    For the sake of argument, assume that Romeny wins election, in this scenario, which comment was more damaging?

    Obama's "Typical bitter white person" comment or Romney's "47%" comment?

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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    For the sake of argument, assume that Romeny wins election, in this scenario, which comment was more damaging?

    Obama's "Typical bitter white person" comment or Romney's "47%" comment?
    If you consider that most white people arent bitter, then for sheer magnitude Romney's is more damaging.

    If you consider that everyone knows bitter white people are welll.... bitter and that everyone also knows that 47% of the american people are not lazy irresponsible takers then for sheer accuracy romney's is more damaging.

    If you don't like black people or are paranoid that the white race is under attack by muds and darkies, well then Obama's was way way more damaging.

    In the end, Obama got elected despite his gaffe. It remains to be seen if Romney can get elected despite his gaffe.
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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    For the sake of argument, assume that Romeny wins election, in this scenario, which comment was more damaging?

    Obama's "Typical bitter white person" comment or Romney's "47%" comment?
    I'd still have to say Romney's comment, only because it is fresher and probably the reason of more people voting than Obama's.
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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    For the sake of argument, assume that Romeny wins election, in this scenario, which comment was more damaging?

    Obama's "Typical bitter white person" comment or Romney's "47%" comment?
    Romney's. Obama said it in a public forum. Romney said in a private, off limits to reporters dinner. What politicians say in public on the campaign has always been taken with some salt. What they say in private when no reporters and no cameras are there reveals much more. If Romney said it in public, the impact would be different.
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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I'd still have to say Romney's comment, only because it is fresher and probably the reason of more people voting than Obama's.
    Because the poll is referencing a time after the vote (where Romney would win), the 'freshness' of Romney's comment will have worn off.

    So the question to me asks: which do you believe speaks more poorly to each candidate - which is most damaging in hind-sight.

    When speaking to a group of like-minded people, the need to clarify your intent and be sure your 100% PC all the time is significantly less. Romney's gaffe was an understandable one. There is no situation in which I can accept the content of Obama's gaffe.

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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    When did Obama say the "typical bitter white person" remark? Is that something from that last presidential campaign, or this one?

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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    When did Obama say the "typical bitter white person" remark? Is that something from that last presidential campaign, or this one?
    First campaign. He referred to his grandmother, I believe, as a "typical white person," and in San Francisco to a small group of "friendlies," he referred to bitter Christians clinging to their guns and Bibles.

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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    First campaign. He referred to his grandmother, I believe, as a "typical white person," and in San Francisco to a small group of "friendlies," he referred to bitter Christians clinging to their guns and Bibles.
    So two separate quotes that had nothing to do with each other were combined in the OP. Thanks, I wondered why I couldn't remember the "typical bitter white people" remark, lol! I recall the quote about his grandmother. There was nothing nefarious about it. It was way back in the day, when especially older people had a more fearful outlook for folks that were different. However, since she raised and adored her black grandson, she clearly wasn't a racist.

    Not as sure about the context for the "bitter Christians clinging to their guns and bibles", so I won't even speculate.

    Thanks, nota, for the info! Much appreciated.


    Edit: I looked it up. Couldn't find out where he said it, but apparently he referred to some "bitter rural voters clinging to guns and bibles". No race was included in the actual quote at all.

    So my answer to the OP is that since Obama never actually made the "typical bitter white person" remark in the first place, clearly Romney's remark was worse.
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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    What 'bitter white person' remark? This is another fiction, made up by right wing radio and spewed out on this forum as historical fact when the truth is Obama never said anything of the sort.

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    Re: Which comment was worse?

    It's not a fiction. The OP, who borrowed the idea for his question, combined two separate statements.

    HuffPo first reported the "guns and religion" comment, as you can see from the following link:

    Mayhill Fowler: Obama Exclusive (Audio): On V.P And Foreign Policy, Courting the Working Class, and Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians

    Here is what Obama said (in reference to the folks in Indiana and the Midwest): ""It's not surprising then that they get bitter. They cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards those who aren't like them."

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