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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:46 AM

James Carter: Person Who Recorded ‘47 Percent’ Video Wasn’t A High-Dollar Donor



Democratic opposition researcher James Carter on Thursday said the individual who recorded Mitt Romney making his infamous “47 percent” remarks at a Florida fundraiser was not a high-dollar donor.

It was Carter who unearthed the footage online during last year’s campaign, prompting him to reach out to the videographer before bringing the clips to the attention of David Corn of Mother Jones. Eschewing specific details, Carter told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the person — referred to by Carter as “Anne Onymous” — did not pay to be in attendance at the fundraiser, held in May in Boca Raton, Fla.

“Well, I can say that it wasn’t one of the people who had paid $50,000 to be there,” Carter said. “But I’m not going to say anything more than that.”



Carter spoke to TPM last week about meeting President Barack Obama for the first time at an event in Decatur, Ga. He said the President thanked him several times before they posed for a picture together. Carter’s cousin, a state senator in Georgia, alerted Obama of his role in the “47 percent” video.

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Reply James Carter: Person Who Recorded ‘47 Percent’ Video Wasn’t A High-Dollar Donor (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
jcgoldie Feb 2013 #1
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #2
DonViejo Feb 2013 #3
baldguy Feb 2013 #5
midwest irish Feb 2013 #6
lunamagica Feb 2013 #4
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:27 AM

1. I thought it was common knowledge...

... that it was a bartender working the event. Did I dream that?

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:35 AM

2. Yes...the person who made the video has never been revealed

You dreamed it. But it was a good looking bartender in your dream, at least, I hope.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:36 AM

3. I read a lot of speculation...

it was a waiter, a bartender, one of the attendees but, nothing specific as you recall.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:32 PM

5. IOW, someone who would definitely be fired if their identity was discovered.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:37 PM

6. I think that stemmed from a joke

 

about the bartender/waiter/cooks spitting in food after hearing the statements from Romney and Co.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:47 PM

4. Anne Onymous? Could this mean it was taped by a woman?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

7. Right out of "Fight Club" -- Do Not Fuck with the Working Class

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