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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:59 AM

Joe Conason: Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

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Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’
Posted on Nov 15, 2012

By Joe Conason

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It’s amusing that at this late date, the Republican who distanced himself from health care reform claims that Obamacare helped Obama to win.

Remember, Romney vowed every day to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which he clearly knew was bad policy but believed was good politics. He and his fellow Republicans thundered about the president thwarting the will of the people by pushing through Obamacare—yet now he wants to use it as an alibi because it was so popular. Keeping up with his constantly conflicting, endlessly convenient, versions of reality was never easy.

Now before dispensing with Romney for good—as most Americans (including many Republicans) are understandably eager to do—it is worth noting that these churlish excuses to his donors represent the ultimate falsification, not only of his campaign but of his own character.

Recall how he disowned the “47 percent” remarks when he realized how damaging they were to his chances for victory, telling Sean Hannity on Fox News that what he had been caught saying at a $50,000-a-plate Boca Raton fundraising event was “just completely wrong.” His mea culpa was factually accurate, of course—as we have discovered again lately with the news that so many food stamp recipients reliably vote Republican. Those who don’t pay income tax include plenty of Republicans, especially the elderly on Social Security and military personnel on active duty and poor white evangelical voters who simply don’t earn enough. They also include thousands of wealthy Romney supporters who, like their candidate, have learned to manipulate the tax system.

But as a matter of feelings rather than facts, Romney evidently cannot stop himself from sneering at society’s struggling people and the politicians who seek to improve their lives. It is not as if the donors he was addressing don’t want “gifts” from government—such as the big new tax breaks that Romney had promised them, the huge increases in defense spending that would swell their profits, or the various individual corporate favors that they regard as their very own “entitlements.” Just don’t expect that kind of honest introspection from Romney or his crowd.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:02 AM

1. Gee - maybe it's a good thing he didn't become President...

Ya think?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:44 AM

2. Blaming the opposition ...

works for me.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:04 AM

3. I pity the people who clean his homes, landscape his properties.. won't be easy to work for.

Mr. Sore loser carries a big grudge bet a the legal workers and Aids, all say they voted for him *wink*

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:22 AM

4. o crazy man! where ya gonna run to?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:39 AM

5. Anyone who was listening could figure out in 5 minutes this guy was an entitled douche

Not to mention a hostile sociopath. Examples:

"pranks" like pushing his kids' faces in the butter. Nyak Nyak Nyak, what a card! Or tripping his daughter in law when she was beating him in a foot race. Tagg just thought that was a great humanizing story to tell, illustrating his good ole Dad's competitive streak.

But the most obvious window to Willard's dysfunction is by far the Seamus story. WTF, anyway? Would any compassionate human vote a guy like that into the highest office? Someone who doesn't even understand why that's NOT acceptable behavior?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:05 PM

6. "Now before dispensing with Romney for good—as most Americans (including many Republicans) are

understandably eager to do"..YEAH!

Joe Conason really lays it out..in Black and White. Thanks babylonsistah~

I wanted him to go quietly and quickly..but, I see he's causing the repubs even more Problems Now..so Keep Digging, mittloaf.

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