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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:34 PM

Toasting the person most responsible for taking Romney and his money down:



The unknown man or woman who taped Romney with his fundraisers.

Whoever you are we are very grateful.

If you ever reveal yourself you will never be able to buy yourself another drink or meal in public for the rest of your life.

Mitt you could have been a contender but you opened your mouth at the wrong time and
let everyone see what you are really all about, so close, so sad.



Good summary by ABC news.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/recorded-mitt-romney/story?id=17266676



Before a May 17 fundraising dinner at a Florida mansion, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the reporters who'd been tailing him on the campaign trail that he was sorry they couldn't follow him inside.

"Too bad you can't come to the fundraisers," Romney told reporters.

While the journalists were left outside, however, someone inside the lavishly catered dinner decided to do a little freelance reporting, creating the latest viral recording to jar a national political campaign.

A camera secretly recorded Romney from a serving table at the edge of the room as he addressed an audience of 40 or 50 at the $50,000-a-plate event, delivering remarks that would make headlines four months later. Romney dismissed Obama supporters as entitled "victims."

"There are 47 percent who are with him," said Romney, "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what."

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grantcart Nov 2012 OP
NightWatcher Nov 2012 #1
grantcart Nov 2012 #2
calimary Nov 2012 #32
Scuba Nov 2012 #3
grantcart Nov 2012 #8
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #4
Cha Nov 2012 #5
exboyfil Nov 2012 #6
grantcart Nov 2012 #7
pacalo Nov 2012 #9
Scuba Nov 2012 #10
grantcart Nov 2012 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #39
irisblue Nov 2012 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #13
LeftofObama Nov 2012 #14
amuse bouche Nov 2012 #15
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #18
Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #16
LoisB Nov 2012 #17
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #19
nolabear Nov 2012 #20
sally5050 Nov 2012 #21
calimary Nov 2012 #33
sally5050 Nov 2012 #38
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #40
grantcart Nov 2012 #41
demwing Nov 2012 #22
left on green only Nov 2012 #23
boobooday Nov 2012 #24
onecent Nov 2012 #25
applegrove Nov 2012 #26
calimary Nov 2012 #35
applegrove Nov 2012 #37
calimary Nov 2012 #46
inamatteroftime Nov 2012 #27
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #28
grantcart Nov 2012 #45
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #29
zwyziec Nov 2012 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #31
Kteachums Nov 2012 #34
jenneferelud Nov 2012 #36
JiminyJominy Nov 2012 #42
RightBWrong Nov 2012 #43
Flatpicker Nov 2012 #44
AllyCat Nov 2012 #47
Kennah Nov 2012 #48
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #49
grantcart Nov 2012 #50

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:37 PM

1. Show some love to James Carter IV (Jimmy's grandson) for getting that video out

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. and to Corn and Mother Jones for exploiting it perfectly.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:06 PM

32. Because of what those bastards did to Jimmy Carter, I find this to be exquisitely delicious payback.

LOTS of love to James Carter IV! wrongney unplugged!

Voting's not the only best revenge.

Jamming some pompous, elitist, narrow-minded, greedy, selfish, LYING, entitled, cheating, hypocritical, overprivileged asshole's words back down his throat so he doesn't win the election is ANOTHER best revenge.

James Carter IV is a national hero!!!! His work may have been the clincher!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:43 PM

3. That's who I was thinking you meant. This "unknown" has earned an important spot in our history.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:17 PM

8. just a regular 'guy' like you or me.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:45 PM

4. 47% of those polled agree with you.

Maybe even more .

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. Yes, to the Unknown Warrior! And, to James Carter the IV who

put it altogether and took it to David Corn at Mother Jones.

romney himself had such a big part in bringing mitt romney down.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:50 PM

6. Would Obama have won without the video?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 04:59 PM

7. yes probably. After the video Romney had no chance of winning. It would always come

back to the public that this is a guy who tells one thing to his backers and another to everyone else.

He doesn't really understand the job of being President and he is really rather heartless about the whole thing as well.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:22 PM

9. "I'm sorry you media minions can't follow me inside."







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Response to pacalo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:32 PM

10. This shot will be one of the pics that mark this election.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:51 PM

12. I wonder what the people that $ 50,000 for this thought?

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Response to pacalo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:55 PM

39. +1000 nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:50 PM

11. your country thanks you

and you made us all proud

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:55 PM

13. I heard it was this person

and follow "her?" on twitter

https://twitter.com/AnneOnymous670

Mainly because someone found her tweet that said she needed a lawyer because the guy who had the fundraiser was threatening lawsuits

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:56 PM

14. I can't let this thread go without a

to James Carter IV and yes, the person who recorded this.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:28 PM

15. Maybe after the election

the person will come forward for some proper kudos. Then again they may fear the wrath of Mitty.

After hearing the account of Ron Paul being threatened that Mitt would destroy him if he didn't play along, the person may fear waking up to a dressage horse's head in their bed

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:42 PM

18. LOL... "Dressage Horse".

I can see that, and a message that their mortgage has been taken over by Bain.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:29 PM

16. Mitt Romney unzipped.

Like Ann told us months ago about her husband, "wait until he is unzipped."

Boy howdy, was he ever!!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:29 PM

17. Yet many of those 47%'ers will go into the booths tomorrow and pull the lever for him. Kudos to

"The Recorder", James Carter, and David Corn.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:44 PM

19. The Republicans that Vote for Mitt are not smart enough

to know that they are part of the 47% that he's against.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:52 PM

20. He or she will have a place at my election party for sure!

Here's to the common American. A power they never dreamed of.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:59 PM

21. and a bit of Journalist Liberal Democrat Hugs to David Corn

 

for publishing it in a semi mainstream magazine.

so you see, democracy takes a village of "paying attention" activists...

thanks to all of you who brought us that famous CYNICAL manifesto of the GREED that underlies the entire GOP value system.

greed
greed
greed
(and punishment for anyone that is not greedy, but indeed poor because they choose to be hard working americans who barely make ends meet).

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Response to sally5050 (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:12 PM

33. Welcome to DU, sally5050!

Glad you're here! It's down to mere HOURS! YIKES!!! Let's put this one AWAY, as well as the assholes who NEED to be put AWAY. We need you! Let's show 'em their cash ain't nothin' but trash!







Now get to work.

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Response to calimary (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:48 PM

38. thanks Calimary...

 


I"m buying huge amounts of popcorn for tomorrow Night's GOP Last Elephant Dying Cries show..

they have tried everything and we have shown them that HONESTY wins out over lying and greed all day long! Nice to be here, Cali... "their cash really isn't nothing but trash" (it's what my friend calls 'dirty money').

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Response to sally5050 (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:00 PM

40. +1 nt

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Response to sally5050 (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:03 PM

41. welcome to DU

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:03 PM

22. Sad Romney! He has a boo boo lip :(

fuck him

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:07 PM

23. Methinks it was the bartender. n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:10 PM

24. I have often thought of this person

With much gratitude. What a service he or she provided.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:11 PM

25. AMEN to this one. Thank you whoever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:14 PM

26. Start a movement to tip waiters everywhere 25%. I think it was

a waiter who recorded the fundraiser. Saw that on the DU.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:19 PM

35. Wouldn't that be sweeter-than-sweet?

A "lowly waiter" - one of that mitt-maligned 47% I'm sure - may have brought down His Lordship. "The help" strikes back - and draws blood (hopefully)! A real David versus Goliath story.

If it was one of the waiters who caught this, we owe that person a debt of gratitude beyond ANYTHING that anyone can imagine! But then again, EVERY server should get at least 25%. Lemme tellya, that's HARD work! And MAN do you ever take abuse. Particularly when you have to wait on smug SOBs like these.

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Response to calimary (Reply #35)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:36 PM

37. I've been a waiter, so I tip well.

Last edited Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:07 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to applegrove (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:17 AM

46. I've waited tables myself, so I tip well too.

It's no fun to get stiffed, especially when you've worked hard and you really need the money!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:15 PM

27. A True Patriot!!!!!!!! nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:17 PM

28. Hail to Deep Throat II

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:18 AM

45. excellent

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:19 PM

29. I've wondered more than once

if someone in Romney's camp set that thing up (on their own initiative or from a direct order from Romney) for the sake of "posterity." But then, if this is the case, they could have shot it from a better angle that would have left the honored guests out. Looks to be a professional job because the audio is quite clear. Also, how would an anti-Mitt person(s) gotten past all the security to position the equipment?

It would be the height of irony and karma if Mitt knew that sucker was running all the time.

for whomever did it - it stuck for months, millions of people saw it.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:26 PM

30. It was me!

Yes, It was me....the one who works for the wealthy, cleans their toilers, servers their food, takes their insults, sees their ignorance, and works for minimum wage with no medical coverage.

Like my brothers and sisters who cut their grass, haul their trash, mind their kids, wash their clothes, fix their sewers......

teachers who lost their benefits because of their greed.....

police and fireman who are out of jobs, prison employees who used to work for the states but now work for corporations, service men looking for a job after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan...

elderly surviving on Social Security desperately afraid it will be turned over to the survivors of Lehman Brothers....

elderly surviving on Medicare like my in-laws who are worried that it will be voucherized for their grandkids,

women who are are seeing their rights to their own bodies taken from them....

gays and immigrants, the regular scapegoats for these elitists,

Yes it was me. The nameless 99% who you treat with disdain, arrogance, looking down on your nose on us.

But we will get even and will get revenge. Your day is coming. We will raise your taxes, you sniveling turds!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:39 PM

31. I keep telling people, it's not just Romney. This is the way ALL of the wealthy elite talk....

We actually owe Romney a great big sloppy kiss for exposing the inner mind of the rich that the Republicans have been presenting as our benefactors. The great and beloved "Job Creators" who we can trust to do what's fair and what's right for the typical citizen because they reward us for our loyalty and for a job well done.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:16 PM

34. There are the rich who care and the rich who don't care.

Mitt Romney would drown in a rainstorm. His nose is too high in the sky! I would never call him President if he won. I would hate my country and those who put him in office and I would know in my heart that America will never be right again.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 08:20 PM

36. It was a game changer

We cannot forget this is how we are viewed by this millionaire capitalist who wants to take all he can.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:05 PM

42. The Carter Family

finally got their PAYBACK on the GOP for all the years those assholes have made Jimmy Carter sound like a weakling and for all the years they associated negativity to Carter.

Jimmy Carter is a good good man who got caught up in a poor circumstance (Iran).

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:06 PM

43. Well, I knew who Romney was before that video...

... a man with *zero* scruples, afraid to live by the courage of his convictions, willing to sell himself out and everybody around him in order to achieve power.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:16 PM

44. Then I would have to toast Mitt.

I don't believe that he wouldn't have tripped up somewhere along the line w/o this tape.

There was just too much against him to make his winning seem probable.

His taxes
His wife
The Caymans
The RNC clusterfaux
The parties he attended
His Horse
The Olympic trip
The Israel trip
Debate 2
Debate 3
The Stench moniker
Paul Ryan's budget

It would have been a harder fight, but, Mitt is simply too unlikeable and far too unskilled to be POTUS.
He has money, but no Class.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:27 AM

47. Seriously. I owe you dinner, a beer, a ride home.

What a brave American you are!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:28 AM

48. Who is that?

He looks like Mitt Romney, but he also resembles Mitt Romney. It could be Mitt Romney. A coworker told I was wrong, and that it was Mitt Romney.

Wow, there are just so many people that could be.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:42 AM

49. Contender ... never

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:11 AM

50. kick

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