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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:51 PM

Mitt: 'Banks are people'. 'They feel the same things you do'.

Romney stands outside a Fannie Mae-foreclosed home to attack Newt. But he just cant help himself:-

"The banks aren’t bad people". People? Again!?
"They’re feeling the same thing that you’re feeling." (Um !!!) What? - With all that bailout money, Mitt?

Yes, he said it, and more - Wapo

In center of nation’s mortgage meltdown, Romney defends banks while talking about housing

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to ground zero of the housing crisis Tuesday to assail rival Newt Gingrich over his ties to the government-backed mortgage companies that helped make it worse, a message Romney has been pushing since he landed in the state. But that meant he also had to talk about banks — and he continued what’s become a habit of comparing companies to people.

Romney was standing outside a Fannie Mae-foreclosed home in a struggling neighborhood telling a small crowd why they’re having so much trouble. “In this case, it’s because of the banks,” he explained. “Well, the banks aren’t bad people. They’re just overwhelmed right now ...

“The banks are scared to death, of course,” he said. “They’re feeling the same thing that you’re feeling. And so they just want to pretend that all this is just going to get paid some day.”

Both comments echoed the now-famous line Romney delivered from a hay bale at the Iowa state fair: “Corporations are people, my friend!”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-center-of-nations-mortgage-meltdown-romney-defends-banks-while-talking-about-housing/2012/01/24/gIQAHMlVOQ_story.html

The Banks. People. With Feelings. Let Mitt explain it to you.
"They just want to pretend that all this is just going to get paid some day.”

Translation: 'You're going to lose your house!'
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Reply Mitt: 'Banks are people'. 'They feel the same things you do'. (Original post)
denem Jan 2012 OP
mdmc Jan 2012 #1
denem Jan 2012 #4
CurtEastPoint Jan 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #3
MichiganVote Jan 2012 #5
Ecumenist Jan 2012 #6
roguevalley Jan 2012 #7
muntrv Jan 2012 #8
MjolnirTime Jan 2012 #9
Ravens Light Jan 2012 #10
denem Jan 2012 #11
davidpdx Jan 2012 #12
denem Jan 2012 #13
davidpdx Jan 2012 #14
redqueen Jan 2012 #15
YoungDemCA Jan 2012 #16

Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:53 PM

1. That dude is on a tough road

 

all that money and he just can't get it together

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Response to mdmc (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:58 PM

4. Mitt went there to attack Newt;

Gave Obama an attack ad instead.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:54 PM

2. Are you f'ing kidding me? I think he's mentally off. Seriously.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:57 PM

3. He really is the gift that keeps on giving

edit to say - no human being could possibly be any more out of touch with the spirit of our times than Mitt Romney.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:02 PM

5. He's right. They shit all over the country.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:26 PM

6. What the...BANKS ARE PEOPLE??!! Yeah, they're so scared that they're throwing people

out of their homes...

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:36 PM

7. mutt makes 57k a day. i have to work 2 jobs and a pension

For 1.5years to equal it. Make that your argument. Also my taxes are 3 times greater

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:18 PM

8. Mitt, I'll believe that when Rick Perry executes one.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:27 PM

9. Corporations are People, Banks are People... quite an Ad in the works there

 

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:03 AM

10. How Shocking

 

I can't believe he would say something like tha...
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00000286
oh...

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Response to Ravens Light (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:31 AM

11. You mean like up close and highly personal?

Is that a donation in your pocket or are you just glad so see me.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:06 AM

12. His material just keeps getting better and better

When it's replayed during the GE, Bohner will finally be crying for sure.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:55 AM

13. The Banks feel your pain

Last edited Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:53 PM - Edit history (1)

They lose money - you lose your home


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Response to denem (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:00 AM

14. I don't think that was enough sarcasm....

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:04 AM

15. Sweet Jesus.

His head is all the way up there, isn't it?

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Response to denem (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:46 AM

16. That's rich (pun intended)

nt

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