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Sat May 12, 2012, 08:43 PM

Mitt Romney: Bank Of America Protesters Too Young 'To Really Understand' Economy

Source: Huffington Post

Mitt Romney said the protesters rallying against Bank of America in Charlotte this week are too young "to really understand how the economy works."

ďUnfortunately, a lot of young folks havenít had the opportunity to really understand how the economy works, and what it takes to put people to work in real jobs, and why we have banks, and what banks do," Romney told WBTV in Charlotte, according to National Journal. "It's a very understandable sentiment if you don't find a job, and you canít see rising incomes. You're going to be angry and looking at someone to blame."

Romney said the protesters' blame should be targeted at "the president and the old school liberals that have not gotten this economy turned around." He made a not-so-subtle 2012 push, insisting he's the one who "understands how to get the economy going again."

The protesters -- which included Occupy Wall Street activists, environmentalists, pro-union advocates and victims of home foreclosures -- held massive demonstrations outside of Bank of America's shareholder meeting in Charlotte on Wednesday. Occupiers saw the event as a trial run ahead of September's Democratic National Convention, which will have an increased police presence thanks to a City Council ordinance from earlier this year.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/mitt-romney-bank-of-america-protests_n_1511868.html?ref=politics



Mitt Romney wants to talk about the economy? During his tenure as governor from 2003 to 2007, Massachusetts ranked 47th among states for job creation.

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Reply Mitt Romney: Bank Of America Protesters Too Young 'To Really Understand' Economy (Original post)
Galraedia May 2012 OP
allan01 May 2012 #1
pinboy3niner May 2012 #2
adigal May 2012 #44
jtuck004 May 2012 #3
Jamaal510 May 2012 #4
Iliyah May 2012 #5
valerief May 2012 #40
Joe Bacon May 2012 #45
valerief May 2012 #46
Fearless May 2012 #6
Trillo May 2012 #7
SoutherDem May 2012 #8
valerief May 2012 #41
MADem May 2012 #9
sarcasmo May 2012 #10
47of74 May 2012 #11
Politicalboi May 2012 #12
unkachuck May 2012 #13
freshwest May 2012 #28
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2012 #14
grantcart May 2012 #15
jmowreader May 2012 #16
Angry Dragon May 2012 #17
Ebadlun May 2012 #18
tawadi May 2012 #19
Taitertots May 2012 #20
Swede Atlanta May 2012 #21
bluedeminredstate May 2012 #22
Skittles May 2012 #23
joshcryer May 2012 #24
Bozita May 2012 #25
nanabugg May 2012 #26
The Wizard May 2012 #27
xtraxritical May 2012 #32
crunch60 May 2012 #50
spiderpig May 2012 #29
truthisfreedom May 2012 #30
Mopar151 May 2012 #31
spiderpig May 2012 #34
think May 2012 #33
coalition_unwilling May 2012 #35
yurbud May 2012 #36
davidpdx May 2012 #37
Bossy Monkey May 2012 #38
valerief May 2012 #39
wordpix May 2012 #42
ScottLand May 2012 #43
Javaman May 2012 #47
yellowcanine May 2012 #48
Brigid May 2012 #49
crunch60 May 2012 #51

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:59 PM

1. re: Mitt Romney: Bank Of America Protesters Too Young 'To Really Understand' Economy

hem.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:59 PM

2. He doesn't have a clue about the protesters

Their ages cover a wide range...


Protester arrested for trying to jump a barrier outside the B of A meeting in Charlotte. (Getty Images)

And this guy seems to know something about what big banks do...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Mon May 14, 2012, 08:25 AM

44. Even the cops seem to be on the protestor's side

This cop is smiling. Look at the cops smiling with their hands in their pants. Looks like they are not too threatened by this "young" and "ignorant" crowd!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:04 PM

3. "Even kids know it's wrong to take other people's stuff ... "

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...management fees, indeed.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

4. It just goes to show that old folks aren't always wiser than young folks.

Last edited Sat May 12, 2012, 10:38 PM - Edit history (1)

Ritt Momney is 3x my age, but even I have more sense than he does in knowing to stop doing things to the economy that have failed to get us back on track (such as cutting programs and giving tax breaks to the rich).

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:08 PM

5. This guy is truly out of touch

and appears to be dumb as hell. Being born with a silver spoon y'think he would be brighter but atlas not.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:16 AM

40. He isn't out of touch. He doesn't care. Simple as that. Knows and doesn't care.

That's what these privileged fucks do.

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Response to valerief (Reply #40)

Mon May 14, 2012, 08:43 AM

45. No, R-Money is a pimp

Plain and simple, Mitt is a pimp and a parasite who sucks the lifeblood out of everything he can.

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Response to Joe Bacon (Reply #45)

Mon May 14, 2012, 12:50 PM

46. Of course, he's a pimp. A pimp for the 1% AND he doesn't care. nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:08 PM

6. Next thing they're not rich enough.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:08 PM

7. too old to understand what robosigning is,

and too wise to know it's fraud? Yeah, that's a winning set of slogans.

RICO the banks!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:09 PM

8. Maybe Romney is conducting an experiment

Is it possible to win the election by alienating all groups except for the base?

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #8)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:18 AM

41. All you need are votes from the voting machines with the super-secret software.

Buy the right people and you buy all the votes. When that doesn't work, you turn to the SCOTUS members you've bought. Been done before.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:10 PM

9. Hey Mittsy!!! They're old enough to vote, you condescending shithead!

What a noxious blowhard! I'll bet they're also old enough to know that super wealthy assholes with homes and caddys and dressage horsies by the dozen should do the right thing and not hide their taxable cash in places like the Caymans and Switzerland.

What you also should know, people reading this, is that YES--MA ranked 47th in job creation....AND....that bastard RAN ON JOB CREATING. He did the very same condescending, noxious bullshit with his opponent, who was female, suggesting that she wasn't sufficiently business-savvy to create jobs like HE could. Things got WORSE, not better, under his watch--he was completely unable to deliver on his promises. It's something that should get more play the closer we get to November.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:12 PM

10. Open mouth, insert foot.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:26 PM

11. Mitt Romney - too spoiled rotten to understand the struggles of regular people

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:27 PM

12. Young is code word for

"Poor People" How could anyone poor understand how the economy works.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

13. slick willard (the rich wall-street Mormon)....

 

....must realize that all anyone needs to know about the economy is that slick-willard-types and corporations are sitting on $2 trillion dollars worth of capital, jpm and others are still gambling and losing....

....and after 11 years of tax breaks and bailouts to these banksters and wall-street pigs, we're still coming up short on good paying jobs to go around....

"understands how to get the economy going again."

....so slick willard, uderstander of economies, where have you been hiding all those good paying jobs? You know you're wasting away a whole generation, waiting for you to produce those good paying jobs?

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Response to unkachuck (Reply #13)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:50 PM

28. I thought he was in the business of destroying companies. Where is the work gonna come from, Mittsy?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

14. They understand just fine.

Your condescending attitude is one more reason not to vote for you.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:44 PM

15. Way to sweet talk the youngins Mitt.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:49 PM

16. This is how well Mitt Romney understands the economy

According to Wikipedia, while Romney was head of Bain Capital they bought 68 companies.

33 of them either broke even or lost money, a 52 percent success rate.

Of the 33, 17 of those companies went into bankruptcy.

Bain lost 100 percent of its investment in six of those deals.

Romney's biggest problem when it comes to the economy isn't that the "old school liberals" haven't gotten the economy pumped up enough to afford another innumerate Republican president like Romney, it's that anyone with an Internet connection and the will to do so can spend five minutes and find out you can invest better than Romney by getting drunk and throwing darts at the Pink Sheets.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:00 PM

17. So Willard you should tell the republicans to step out of the way and let

"the president and the old school liberals" do what needs to be done because the republicans were the ones that broke the economy

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:04 PM

18. They're probably old enough to remember 2008

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:05 PM

19. I just have this to say about Romney

What an asshole.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:15 PM

20. Bush and conservative policies are what caused the crash in the first place.

Now Willard is trying to blame Liberal Policies for not fixing Bush's fuck ups fast enough. And his solution is more Bushonomics.

Even Willard's record on job creation is a pathetic failure. But for some reason he expects us to believe that this time it will have different results.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:15 PM

21. What a moron.....

 

You would think someone who had the benefit of a good education....with an MBA and JD from Harvard would engage in a more critical analysis.

First of all Mittens, the biological ages of the protesters varies widely. They are not all 20-somethings. Of course you think that until the 20-somethings have been whipped into submission to their corporate masters as employees they are unworthy of public speech.

Secondly, I'm sure you would gladly send 20-somethings off to their deaths in our military if it served your corporate masters.

You are a hypocrite and, unfortunately I believe, a liar. You weave to and fro avoiding your previous statements and then create history out of pure cloth. I pray the American electorate sees you for what you are...a snake oil salesman and nothing more.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:27 PM

22. Not too young

to know a dickhead when they see one!!

I don't think he could have said anything more insulting. When that many people get together to protest inequality and injustice they aren't there because they're naive or lack experience. He's too sanctimonious and entitled to understand that.

Way to win over the young 'uns Willard!!!



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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:55 PM

23. what he means is they are not RICH enough

rich assholes like Romney, who make their living off the backs of others, sure know how to CRASH the economy

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

24. Mitt is a walking talking electoral disaster.

I almost am starting to tire of his idiotic statements.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:13 PM

25. but old enough to get royally fucked by Bank of America?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:19 PM

26. Yes. They haven't the experience or desire to screw over working men and women and rob

 

their pension funds and Madoff them like the elder, experienced, scum that have been screwing us for the last 100 years.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:25 PM

27. Now we know

Nit Wit Mitt hides assets in foreign banks to avoid paying his fair share. He and his ilk are taking money out of circulation and stashing it in secret off shore tax havens. So how does he justify his tactics and his professed love of the United States?
A huckster and shyster, nothing more or less. He should be as popular as anal leakage and small pox.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #27)

Sun May 13, 2012, 01:41 AM

32. A liar, huckster, con man, just like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. He shits in magic underwear.

 

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #27)

Tue May 15, 2012, 05:05 AM

50. That's why the Koch brothers love Mittens, he has all the same endearing

 

qualities that they have, and will serve their purpose if he should be elected.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:53 AM

29. I already have high blood pressure.

Being a masochist, I peek into Mittens' latest dumbassed statements to personally view how stupid, insensitive, self-entitled, cruel, bigoted, homophobic (add your own descriptions) this creep is.

How on earth is this SOB even considered presidential material?

Oh, that's right - GWB. We must be the laughing stock of the world.

(off to take the daily does of Lisinopril)

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:56 AM

30. 99%ers: Mitt Rmoney too rich to understand business.

Because seriously, he's always been too rich to understand business.

And believe me, I know. His leveraged buyout of Guitar Center will bankrupt so many wonderful music equipment manufacturers during the next year (right after he loses the election and Bain decides to pull the plug on GC) that it's completely and utterly sickening.

The man DOES NOT UNDERSTAND BUSINESS. He's like Shiva, the Great Destroyer of Everything.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 01:35 AM

31. My Mom is 82 - a child of the Great Depression

I mentioned the title of the Rolling Stone article on BOA - "Too Crooked to Fail!" in another context, and she immediately interjected "That must be Bank of America!"

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #31)

Sun May 13, 2012, 02:11 AM

34. I've had to deal with BoA through business for 30 years

I'd put my money in a mattress before I'd give them a penny of my personal income.

They are the definition of evil corporate capitalists and crooked as they come.

The irony is that BofA was originally the Bank of Italy, founded in San Francisco by Amadeo Giannini because Italian-Americans couldn't get financial services.

So sad. He must be spinning.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 01:54 AM

33. Mitt lies almost as bad as he sings /nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 02:35 AM

35. Condescending, patronizing prick - n/t

 

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 03:04 AM

36. okay, so scratch off women voters, gays, kids under about 30...

how long until Willard figures out how to alienate white, blue collar, evangelical males too?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 05:32 AM

37. Maybe Romney is a little rich to understand

when you take over companies and fire people, there are consequences. People lose their lives and their houses. Yet he expects them to roll over and play dead. Give me a fucking break....

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:33 AM

38. Mitt: You're handsome & there's an R after your name. Just smile & wave, buddy. Just smile & wave.

Or keep talking, and we'll roll over you like a wave.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:14 AM

39. Very rich people take as much money as they can from the 99%. That's how it works. nt

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 11:27 AM

42. "the way it works is to have offshore accounts so we, the rich, don't have to pay taxes and

if we have to pay some token, rig the system so we're taxed at 14% on million$ in "earned" income per year. I say "earned" because we the rich don't really work but instead I, for example, "earn" money by rigging the system so I have the right to a lower tax rate than you poor middle class slobs paying 30% and more."----Mitt Romney in translation.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 06:49 AM

43. Sounds like a Marie Antoinette-type quote to me.

It begs the question - is he that stupid or does he just not care?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 03:24 PM

47. once again mitten's attempts to "endear" himself to the masses

and fails miserably.

I think we should all send him a shoehorn. It appears as if his foot is permanently affixed inside his mouth.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 11:32 PM

48. Alternate possibility is that she grew up faster than you did, Mitt. Not everyone goes through a

preppy bullying phase like you did.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 02:22 AM

49. "Too young," Mitt? Really?

Both the guy being arrested and the one with the sandwich board in those pics have white hair. And no matter what their ages, they understand all too well what you and your Wall Street cronies have done to this country.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 05:17 AM

51. Willard the Wiz is everything said about him on this thread, but you know

 

what, he doesn't care, he doesn't give a shit what people say about him, he doesn't care about anything or anybody..except he and his wall street banker buddies, and his wealthy benefactors . No character, no ethics, no empathy, no convictions, just blows with the wind.

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