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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:31 PM

Jon Stewart Tears Apart Romney’s Assertions About The ‘Dependent’ 47 Percent

Source: Mediaite

Stewart began by noting that before this whole debacle, the Romney campaign had hit the reset button, which he likened to goading a girl to go on a seventh date…because this time, she’ll like him.

Nonetheless, Stewart moved on to the now-infamous video, in which Romney spoke “in a manner you would imagine cartoon rich people talk about cartoon poor people.” Diving into his narrative, Stewart took a look at who these “47 percenters” who don’t pay income tax really are. Turns out, nearly two-thirds pay payroll tax and the “true freeloaders” are actually comprised of those making less than $20,000 a year — including the elderly (i.e., “Nana”).

Continuing, Stewart played a clip in which Romney’s mother, Lenore Romney spoke about Romney’s father who received welfare assistance. Thus, by Mitt Romney’s logic, Stewart deduced, “Mitt Romney could not win the vote of his dad.”

But the ordeal wasn’t over without some good old damage control. There was the press conference — wherein Romney explained that he didn’t make his point in the most elegant or effective way. Here, Stewart noticed a dichotomy between what he was saying with his words and what he was saying visually. Donning a prop to make his point, Stewart remarked that it’s rather like a captain announcing the ship’s approaching an iceberg, but encouraging calm as he inflates his life vest. (Spoiler: That ship is probably going to sink.)

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Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-tears-apart-romneys-assertions-about-the-dependent-47-percent/



Video at the link.

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Reply Jon Stewart Tears Apart Romney’s Assertions About The ‘Dependent’ 47 Percent (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
SoapBox Sep 2012 #1
liberalmuse Sep 2012 #2
chalky Sep 2012 #3
Indpndnt Sep 2012 #4
beac Sep 2012 #5
Yooperman Sep 2012 #6
calimary Sep 2012 #7
trusty elf Sep 2012 #8
Ash_F Sep 2012 #9
desertduck Sep 2012 #10
azurnoir Sep 2012 #11
tclambert Sep 2012 #12
tanyev Sep 2012 #13
colorado_ufo Sep 2012 #17
high density Sep 2012 #21
jsr Sep 2012 #14
VWolf Sep 2012 #15
davidpdx Sep 2012 #16
The Inside Joke Guys Sep 2012 #18
krispos42 Sep 2012 #19
Bluegene Sep 2012 #20

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:31 PM

1. I watched...and it was really good!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:54 PM

2. Dead, LOL.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:09 AM

3. DAY-um, but that was delicious!

I hadn't heard about the "better if I was a Latino" part of the video.
What an ass.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:42 AM

4. Stewart was devastating. It was a joy to watch.

His reactions to Willard's comments throughout the tape, especially to his comment about Hispanics, were priceless.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:46 AM

5. Thanks for the link!!

My insomnia thanks you for not making me wait until tomorrow to see that gutting.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:54 AM

6. Jon Stewart is a freeking GENIUS!!`

Thanks Jon for all you do!

YM

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:20 AM

7. OMG! Ouch-ez-vous!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:56 AM

9. Stewart/Colbert 2016 ./nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:23 AM

10. Absolutely brilliant. Cannot heart Jon Stewart anymore than I already do.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:43 AM

11. Perfect absolutely brilliant

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:58 AM

12. I like the image of Romney wearing a life jacket because his campaign is sinking.

I'ma gonna start repeating that idea.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:41 AM

13. Colbert was great, too.

He had a graphic demonstrating how Romney now wears a harness that carries a backdrop of curtains and flags behind him everywhere he goes so he can call a press conference at a moment's notice.


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Response to tanyev (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:41 AM

17. That one made me LOL!!!

Best visual use of curtains since Carol Burnett's famous "Gone With The Wind" schtick!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:57 PM

21. "To the Russian f--k pit!"

lol

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:43 AM

14. Great show

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:56 AM

15. That's the first I've seen

of Rmoney's impromptu presser. Never seen him so panicked. I seriously thought he was going to fry a chip or pop a fuse in his central control unit. Delicious.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:44 AM

16. That was good

As soon as I saw the lifejacket I knew the direction he was headed.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:42 AM

18. Closed Door rhetoric

Loved the cocktail party enactment-

The real tragedy is all the gems of contemptuous, elitist rhetoric that haven't been caught on videos over the years, which we will never get to hear. I can only imagine what Mitt actually says behind closed doors.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 AM

19. K&R n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:40 PM

20. Yes and on the major news networks

They played it again today....it was devine.

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