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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:07 PM

Romney's World View

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Reply Romney's World View (Original post)
Galraedia Apr 2012 OP
malislate Apr 2012 #1
DURHAM D Apr 2012 #2
hootinholler Apr 2012 #3
TBF Apr 2012 #5
TBF Apr 2012 #4
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #7
MaineDem Apr 2012 #8
siligut Apr 2012 #11
malislate Apr 2012 #6
hootinholler Apr 2012 #9
siligut Apr 2012 #10

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. READ THIS!!!


In yet another seemingly faux pas moment for the former governor and presidential candidate, Mitt Romney tells a crowd of supporters in Alabama that he can relate to the plight of black individuals because his ancestors were slave owners in the 1800′s.

Mitt Romney was addressing a crowd in Prattville, Alabama this past Monday when he stated:

I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in todayís society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesnít mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just arenít there for them anymore. When Iím president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them.

Even though this latest statement by Mitt Romney will undoubtedly be spun so that it will be seen as being taken out of context, someone needs to tell this man to just keep his mouth shut and smile. So far, he has told citizens that he is friends with NASCAR owners, NFL owners, and now that he is related to slave owners. Stick to economic policy Mitt, thatís your strong point. Your history at Bain Capital speaks for itself.

The Romney campaign has yet to release its version of the speech made in Prattville.

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Response to malislate (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. I dislike Romney as much as anyone on DU.

However, not buying this.

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Response to malislate (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:16 PM

3. Got links?

Oh and if he's saying things like this (which I doubt even Rmoney is quite that stoopud) why on earth would we want him to close his mouth?

Links or it never happened, and welcome to DU.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:17 PM

5. See below - my post #4

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Response to malislate (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:17 PM

4. This is not true per Snopes -

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Response to malislate (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:32 PM

7. His ancestors were polygamists who 'migrated' to Mexico.

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Response to malislate (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:33 PM

8. Where did you find this? n/t

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Response to malislate (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:05 AM

11. Where did you read/hear this?

It is quite apparent that someone is trying to dissemination false information.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:28 PM

6. Thank you

Thank all of you for your astute observations and knowledge. If Snopes is correct, I am incorrect and I offer my sincere apologies. I don't like spreading vitriolic information regardless to my political position.

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Response to malislate (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:42 PM

9. If snopes is correct?

I have no idea if snopes is correct. I would love to know where you got the information you posted.

And what exactly is your political position?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:02 AM

10. I thought is was through the Action of Bain that companies were bankrupted

The video makes it sound like Bain just took advantage of the bankruptcy.

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