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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:04 PM

Plouffe questions Romney's disavowal of "47%" remarks

Source: CNN

In brief comments to reporters on Friday, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe questioned the credibility of Mitt Romney’s most recent attempts to distance himself from controversial comments delivered at a private fundraiser last May.

“I think he said they were inelegant,” Plouffe said, referring to Romney’s initial reaction to recordings of his “47%” comments. “There is no elegant way to attack half the country, say they’re victims, say they won’t take responsibility. These are teachers. These are veterans. These are seniors. And the most important thing is his policies reflect that approach and that disdain because his entire economic philosophy is geared toward the very wealthy and burdening the middle class.”

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Romney tried to further distance himself from the remarks, telling Sean Hannity his comments were “completely wrong,” despite having defended his meaning at a press conference held the day after the tapes from the fundraiser were made public.

Noting how much time had passed since Romney originally delivered the remarks and his recent attempts to walk away from them, Plouffe added that the GOP nominee’s most recent disavowal should be viewed with some skepticism.


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Reply Plouffe questions Romney's disavowal of "47%" remarks (Original post)
TomCADem Oct 2012 OP
MADem Oct 2012 #1
Wednesdays Oct 2012 #3
MADem Oct 2012 #8
SoapBox Oct 2012 #2
DallasNE Oct 2012 #4
bhikkhu Oct 2012 #5
Bill USA Oct 2012 #6
Bill USA Oct 2012 #7
oldsarge54 Oct 2012 #14
JackN415 Oct 2012 #9
daybranch Oct 2012 #10
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #11
BrainMann1 Oct 2012 #12
XemaSab Oct 2012 #13
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #15

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:19 PM

1. Mittsy is trying to shake his little etch-a-sketch again. Bullshit.

He owns those comments. I'll bet he has said that very thing DOZENS of times at private venues. DOZENS.

All they need is one more tape of him saying something similar, and that would put a nail in his campaign coffin.

Where are his tax returns?

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:58 PM

3. What's more is

If he walks away from his comments, he walks away from his base. The beliefs he expressed are like mother's milk to them.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:27 PM

8. Indeed! nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:52 PM

2. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, that the Prez

will be more aggressive in pointing out the Mittens Non-Truths in the remaining debates.

Oh ya...Mittens...F-Off! Liar.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:15 PM

4. The Romney Campaign Attempts Here

To treat a 40 word, carefully crafted paragraph the same as some inelegant and stupid statement such as "legitimate rape". That doesn't work.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

5. I'm at least as curious about his disavowal of his tax cut plan

...which he's been running on for months, but in the debate suddenly seemed to have no recollection of.

I think this goes along with the disavowal of his 47% remarks, as a long planned and often attempted "campaign reboot". Or, ditching all the stuff that failed to get him any more votes. What's left?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:36 PM

6. and he no longer thinks that this 47% includes those who see themselves as victims entitled to help

from their Government? Uh-huh.



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

7. Romney consummate shape shifter ---

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251122277

Romney has assumed as many positions as a double-jointed streetwalker.

I really can't remember when I have seen anybody change positions with such alacrity or assert the opposite of a position he formerly propounded with such utter tranquility ("Pre-existing conditions?? my plan covers that!" ...Obama thought bubble: "Say WHAAAAT???!!!").

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Response to Bill USA (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:57 AM

14. Aren't you being unfair

To double jointed ladies of negotiable affection?

The real problem is that Mitt confirmed the beliefs of many of his followers, and his "denial" only proves that he was beaten down by the "liberal" press. It would not be so bad that Mitt said what he did, but it is much worse that so many agree with him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:44 PM

9. Any voters who are fooled by this and will vote for Romney ...

 

are likely leaning Romney all along. They just look for justification to forgive him the remark and think he is a good man.

My point is, Romney is rallying his base and sympathizers with recent activities, the debate, the change of position, and this enhances his chance somewhat. However, as long as the democrats stick to our ground game, get out the vote, we will prevail.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

10. Doesn't matter

whether he believes it or not, that is what his rich donors need to believe to salve their conscience and will be the driver of any legislation the republicans support.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:24 PM

11. Romney disavows everything he has ever said

The say something obnoxious, hateful and false, then deny it was intended the way it was said.

Romney, the incredible denier of his own words.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:24 PM

12. I'm like Al Sharpton

Why this late is Mitty supposedly so close. All the talk, all the ads, all the lies uncovered. I'm dumbfounded.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:30 PM

13. I'm sorry you heard me call you a lazy grifter.

n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:47 PM

15. Willard .......... The Great American Liar and Fraud

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