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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:26 PM

Mitt Romney Suggests Obama Welfare Waivers Are A Tactic To 'Shore Up His Base'

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney escalated his attacks on President Barack Obama's welfare waivers Monday, suggesting that welfare recipients make up President Barack Obama's political "base."

In an interview with USA Today, Romney defended his much-criticized ads, which falsely accuse the president of removing the work requirement in welfare. He insisted that the spots were accurate and that Obama had pursued his policy as part of an electoral calculation.

"There's no question in my mind that the president's action was calculated to... shore up his base," Romney said, according to an extended quote that USA Today provided to The Huffington Post. "Weakening the work requirement in welfare is an enormous mistake."

The racial components of Romney's welfare ads have already been much discussed, and Romney's suggestion that welfare recipients are Obama's "base" seems likely to only further anger those who view the attack ads as divisive. Welfare recipients, in fact, would make up quite a small "base" -- there were only an average of 4,417,445 recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families in 2011, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Asked about the quote, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul responded: "President Obama’s liberal base are the people who believe the same way he does: that government is the solution to everything."

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/mitt-romney-welfare-waivers_n_1832871.html?1346082043

He's not even trying to hide his racists comments. Disgusting!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:32 PM

1. The Bush tax cuts are a way to shore up the GOP base.

 

It is as simple as that.
Strategy #2 Blame the resulting fail caused by the tax cuts on Pres.Obama.
Strategy #3 Blame the Bush Stimulus on Pres.Obama.
Strategy #4 If all else fails blame Pres.Obama.
Strategy #5 Blame Pres.Obama.
It is simple,Take all the credit and none of the blame.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:34 PM

2. This Is Just Onto A Whole Other Level, Ma'am

The man who lies insists what his lie describes is a calculated effort by his opponent; this is not just a snake with its tail in its mouth rolling down the road, it is a man disappearing up his own anus....

The Republican campaign theme is "This used to be a white man's country --- what are you going to do about it?"

"Romney loves America like a tick loves a dog."

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 08:24 PM

3. "calculated to... shore up his base,"

Maybe it's just me but if Romney hadn't made such a big deal out of this and ran so many false ads on this, how many people would know about it?

I don't think there would be a media blip on it.

As usual, the GOP candidate is accusing the DEM candidate of what the GOP candidate is guilty of hoping nobody will notice.

I honestly don't understand why this asshole is within 20 points of Obama in the polls.

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