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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:13 PM

Boehner: Romney’s Wealth Won’t Hurt Him Because ‘The American People Don’t Want To Vote For A Loser’

Boehner: Romney’s Wealth Won’t Hurt Him Because ‘The American People Don’t Want To Vote For A Loser’

By Travis Waldron

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has struggled to connect with average voters throughout his campaign, but that won’t hurt him in the general election, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Sunday.

Asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley whether Romney’s wealth presented him with a “hill to climb” in tough economic times, Boehner said it wouldn’t because “the American people don’t want to vote for a loser”:

CROWLEY: You know, he comes from a privileged background. You did not come from a privileged background. This is a time — an economic time when people are hurting and have been hurting for quite some time.

Do you think that someone who is as wealthy as he is, who has had as much privilege as he is, has a hill to climb to overcome that?

BOEHNER: No. The American people don’t want to vote for a loser. They don’t want to vote for someone that hasn’t been successful. I think Mitt Romney has an opportunity to show the American people that they, too, can succeed.

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Romney has consistently reminded voters of his wealth, noting that he is friends with the owners of NASCAR and pro football teams, that his wife has “a couple of Cadillacs,” or that he doesn’t consider $374,000 in speaking fees to be “very much.” That top Republicans consider Americans who don’t enjoy those luxuries losers or unsuccessful, however, may be why its nominee has had such a tough time gaining favor with average voters throughout the 2012 election.

http://thinkprogress.org/special/2012/04/29/473280/boehner-romneys-wealth-wont-hurt-him-because-the-american-people-dont-want-to-vote-for-a-loser/

So if you're not wealthy, you're a "loser"?

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ProSense Apr 2012 OP
livetohike Apr 2012 #1
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #7
livetohike Apr 2012 #8
JI7 Apr 2012 #2
RevStPatrick Apr 2012 #3
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #4
Old Codger Apr 2012 #5
exboyfil Apr 2012 #6
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #9
bluestateguy Apr 2012 #10
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #11

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:15 PM

1. Yeah, that's my take away from this. Only wealthy people are not losers.

I wonder if Boehner even realizes how stupid he sounds?

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Response to livetohike (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:36 PM

7. No, because he and other Republicans actually believe in that bullshit.

It is the metric they use to measure 'success' in their lives.

No huge pile of money, no matter what other great things that person has achieved in life = Not a success.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:45 PM

8. You're right on that and the media slurps it all up and there aren't any

voices out there denying that success is only measured by wealth. I watched the White House correspondents' dinner last night and thought, "Who out in that audience is even worthy of the title?" They are all dazzled by stardom and wealth...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:19 PM

2. so Obama, being President, the first black President at a young age is not successful

but Romney is ?

success is only based on wealth ? and you know Romney was given in his life. how many kids can easily get stocks from their parents to pay for things, especially when you are young in college ? how many can easily ask parents for money if they have a business idea they would like to invest in ?

so i don't even consider Romney to be one of htose who made it up in life by himself.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. He's absolutely right.

 

Americans HATE voting for a loser.
That's why President Obama will be re-elected by a huge margin.

Boehner = broken clock

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:31 PM

4. Boner so wishes he had a magic wand

He keeps trying to wave one to change reality, insisting that despite everything our eyes and ears tell us, there's no Republican war against women and that despite the fact people dislike Romney and like Obama, it's not a factor. Maybe Boner should try twitching his coppertone nose instead.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:31 PM

5. The proof that he is wrong

Lies in the membership list of a lot of state legislators and the federal senate and house... lot of Americans voted for a lot of losers.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:32 PM

6. Is he calling a man who was abandoned by his father

at an early age and brought up by a single mom in a middle class family who ultimately gets a law degree from one of our finest universities a loser? One who married a woman of similar humble beginnings with a similar resume of accomplishments. One who has been elected Senator and President of the U.S. a loser? One who has two wonderful children that he has been a great father to a loser?

I did not think that Obama had the resume to become president (I did not vote for McCain either), but I think he has done as well as anybody could expect given the circumstances he inherited. One way I would not characterize him is as a loser. With his skills he could have easily become a millionaire if he had went into private practice after law school.

Somehow the campaign needs to emphasize how attached the Obamas are to normal Americans. They have a much better understanding of us than Romney (or either Bush) ever had.

You can't get past the fact that Romney was born on third and thinks he hit a triple. His best claim to fame (governor of Mass.) he can't talk about because of his party. How this guy got this far only God and Mammon know.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:03 PM

9. Yep, Boner, go with the rich guy that'll claw you over and

screw everyone for a penny. The capitalistic dream, people living in the street, a third world country, just wonderful, Boner. No wonder we're F'ed with Einsteins like that and their brilliant remarks.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:13 PM

10. That's fine for someone who actually earns their wealth

As in, not through trust funds and inheritance. Or somebody was a real businessman, and not a venture capitalist, whatever that means.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

11. Bwah-ha-ha!!

We can always count on Boehner to pull some shit out of his ass and call it magic!!

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