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Thread: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    10 of the top 20 positions in Romney's MA administration were held by women. His lieutenant governor was a woman. His chief of staff was a woman.

    The "binder full of women" attacks were nothing but partisan sensationalism.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    What troubles me most is that people believe that Americans that are using the assistance programs are lazy and do not work. The truth is that a majority of those utilizing government assistance are those employed in low paying jobs and actually go to work everyday.

    So Mitt was really talking about Wal-Mart employees and their like in his given comments.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    The real gaffe of the "binders full of women" comment was that it was a list of women who had good qualifications that was presented to him. Romney never asked for said list but he tried to take credit for compiling said list.

    Just like what happened with the 1984 Olympics, Romney was caught trying to take credit for other people's work.
    Yea, Obama has neeeevvver done that.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    no he 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 -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."


    So can you explain to me what the bolded pieces mean.

    The last line suggests they take no responsibility what do you think he meant?
    And he never said 47% of Americans don't work.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    10 of the top 20 positions in Romney's MA administration were held by women. His lieutenant governor was a woman. His chief of staff was a woman.

    The "binder full of women" attacks were nothing but partisan sensationalism.
    Absolutely. It was Romney's, "You didn't build that," moment. Totally taken out of context and partisan sensationalism. No shortage of that going around from either side.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Absolutely. It was Romney's, "You didn't build that," moment. Totally taken out of context and partisan sensationalism. No shortage of that going around from either side.
    Not a good comparison, sorry. Romney wasn't disparaging women, nor was he attemping to say that women weren't entitled to lay claim to their success without giving the government credit.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I agree it was his intent however I think it would be dangerous to have president who catered to that kind of thinking.
    You mean like describing someone as a "typical white person"?

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not a good comparison, sorry. Romney wasn't disparaging women, nor was he attemping to say that women weren't entitled to lay claim to their success without giving the government credit.
    I disagree sir. Apples and oranges, perhaps, but both scenarios were taken out of context and twisted for partisan sensationalism. That is the only point I was trying to make. Both sides do it.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Or how about when Obama was explaining his difficulty winning over middle class voters in the midwest and Pennsylvania? "And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

    Even Hillary Clinton was all over that one.

    Is that a window into Obama's soul? Is it what he truly thinks about people of faith, or people who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights?

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I disagree sir. Apples and oranges, perhaps, but both scenarios were taken out of context and twisted for partisan sensationalism. That is the only point I was trying to make. Both sides do it.
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    "You didn't build that" was a dig at small business owners. They most certainly did build that. And Romney most certainly did have a great number of women in high level positions in his administration - moreso, in fact, than Obama has in his.

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