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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:42 PM

Romney really does believe that nearly half (47%) of Americans are waiting for a handout

Mitt Romney's misperception of President Obama's 'gifts'

By James Rainey
November 15, 2012, 8:29 a.m.

Turns out, Mitt Romney didn’t really mean it when he apologized and said he had been “just completely wrong” about “the 47%.”

Those who didn’t buy Romney’s October mea culpa for his biggest campaign stumble got confirmation Wednesday that the Republican presidential candidate really did, and does, believe that half of Americans are waiting for a handout.


The first time Romney held forth on America’s moocher class, video captured the moment. This time, on Wednesday, it was the L.A. Times’s Maeve Reston and a New York Times reporter listening in as the Republican presidential nominee again delivered his version of the truth. And again, the audience consisted of the candidate's fat-cat donors.

The onetime private equity magnate would have an “optics” problem if he wanted to run for office ever again. But since he’s done with politics, his latest moment of unintended public candor goes down, instead, as testament to how little Romney understood politics and the American people.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-mitt-romney-obama-gifts-20121115,0,2129448.story

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Reply Romney really does believe that nearly half (47%) of Americans are waiting for a handout (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Nov 2012 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #1
MichiganVote Nov 2012 #2
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #3
Jim__ Nov 2012 #4
imgbitepolitic Nov 2012 #5
Downwinder Nov 2012 #6
Samantha Nov 2012 #7

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:44 PM

1. Problem is, he is not the only one.

The 1% plus a large portion of the republican base believes the same.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. As the saying goes...takes one to know one.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. Explain something to me, please.

Why give a rat's ass what Romney believes?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM

4. How little romney understands - period.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:02 PM

5. He is a scumbag and a horrible human being on every level.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:56 PM

6. Not surprising. Romney really believes a lot of strange things.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:22 PM

7. If he hasn't paid income taxes for 15 years, think of all the free things he has taken

from the government, at the expense of the taxpayers. Who exactly is HE to talk about "takers?"

Sam

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