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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:38 PM

Romney Remark That 47% Feel Entitled Was Misstep, Ryan Says

Source: Bloomberg

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a misstep when he described 47 percent of Americans as feeling entitled to government aid, his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, said today.

“We’ve had some missteps,” Ryan said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that one of them was the comment Romney made at a private session with donors about the attitude of almost half of Americans.

Romney “acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we’re worried that, in a stagnant Obama economy, more people have become dependent on government because they have no economic opportunity,” said Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee.

Romney’s comment, made in May, surfaced in a secretly recorded video first publicized Sept. 17 by Mother Jones magazine.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-30/romney-s-remark-that-47-percent-feel-entitled-was-a-misstep-ryan-says

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jsr Sep 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #1
Viva_Daddy Sep 2012 #2
DJ13 Sep 2012 #3
zbdent Sep 2012 #4
Xipe Totec Sep 2012 #5
Deep13 Sep 2012 #6
azurnoir Sep 2012 #7
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #8
Raven Sep 2012 #9
Donkees Sep 2012 #10
Enrique Sep 2012 #11
marions ghost Sep 2012 #12
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SemperEadem Sep 2012 #14
L0oniX Sep 2012 #15
oldsarge54 Sep 2012 #16
SunSeeker Sep 2012 #17
cstanleytech Sep 2012 #20
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #18
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2012 #19
and-justice-for-all Sep 2012 #21
Stuart G Sep 2012 #22
Heather MC Sep 2012 #23
lunatica Sep 2012 #24
cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #32
Botany Sep 2012 #25
SunSeeker Sep 2012 #27
PD Turk Sep 2012 #26
treestar Sep 2012 #28
magic59 Sep 2012 #29
Javaman Sep 2012 #30
copaid Sep 2012 #31
trusty elf Oct 2012 #33
Donkees Oct 2012 #34
Historic NY Oct 2012 #35
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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:40 PM

1. Mr Ryan

Just because the Republican base is brain dead, don't think you can bullshit the rest of us.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:41 PM

2. That's like a rapist, when he gets caught, saying he "misstepped".

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:43 PM

3. It was a 'misstep' only because it exposed how the 1% really see the rest of us

And Romney is in the 1%, so............

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:43 PM

4. You know you're in trouble when Lyin' Ryan is the voice put out there to

clear things up ...

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:43 PM

5. That's like a burglar saying that getting caught by the police was a misstep. nt

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:49 PM

6. Cynical bastard....

He takes it for granted that no one says what he or she means in a political campaign. Everything is calculated for manipulative effect. Romeny isn't wrong, he just chose the wrong lie for that occasion. It is just a game to them, and words are just game pieces.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:49 PM

7. gee ya think?

how perceptive of you Paul, can't wait to hear more

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 04:58 PM

8. Not a misstep. A true statement of how the 1% feels about us.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:13 PM

9. Keep diggin' Paul. :-)

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. "We've had some missteps..."

...trying to walk in high-heel clown shoes and a stuck-up nose.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:41 PM

11. they're both Ayn Rand acolytes

but keep it under your hat, you're running for office for pete's sake!

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:45 PM

12. Yeah, the Truth--what a "mistake" ...

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:03 PM

13. But they doubled-down on it

and had all of their blowhards out reinforcing it, both on TV and the radio. There was no "misstep".

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:17 PM

14. no it wasn't. it was him finally being honest

the difference being: he thought he was safe. THAT and that only was his misstep.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:18 PM

15. Caught being honest ...a rare occurrence.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:34 PM

16. Mr Ryan

Given that your propagandist on yahoo have been pushing the 47% button for over a year, it is a little too late to call it a misstep. The only misstep, it that your partner seems to believe your propaganda.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:49 PM

17. The misstep was not realizing how badly that would play outside the Fox News bubble.

Douchebag.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:20 PM

20. But the biggest misstep was deciding to try and run for president without fox news able to provide

its usual 100% free PR/campaigning due to the phone hacking scandal.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:03 PM

18. Keep reminding everyone what fuckwads you and Mittwitt are. :)

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:08 PM

19. WeinerBoy, his only misstep was getting taped by a lowly waitstaff member.

He fucking meant what he said, and you know it.

His words will haunt him until the day he dies.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:41 PM

21. That is bullshit!

Robocorp was in the very company to which he worships, he said exactly what he wanted to and exactly how he feels. Those two are unfit to be elected for anything.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:45 PM

22. too late asshole.........words cannot express how I feel..nt

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:46 PM

23. WTF Romney came out the next day in that rushed press conference

and reiterated everything he said in the video, he didn't take a damn thing back.

Now Ryan says it's a "Misstep" I wanna hear Mr. No Apologies say that. not that it would matter. but still. It's all bullshit and lyin ryan is still lyan

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:53 PM

24. In political Republican parlance a 'misstep' is when you're caught telling the truth.

The irony is lost on them.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:27 PM

32. "Inelegant" is when you need a speech writer.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:01 PM

25. something tells me that Paul is going back to the 1st Congressional District in Wisconsin

"As the 1st district in Wisconsin goes so goes the nation. C-ya Mitt."

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Response to Botany (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:21 PM

27. Something tells me Paul will be part of the 47% come November.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:11 PM

26. Yeah, well

We all know where "missteps" can lead...



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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:49 PM

28. Except

1. that's not what Rmoney said - he said it was because they were not taking responsibility
2. the economy is not "stagnant"
3. Bush trashed the economy

Lyan is at it again.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:14 PM

29. Yes, it was a misstep

 

What he meant to say was 99% percent of Americans feel entitled to government aid.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:59 PM

30. That wasn't a "misstep" that was fall down two flights of stairs. nt

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:01 PM

31. BARACK OBAMA SPECIAL TRIBUTE SHOULD HAVE THEM SING THIS SONG AT POLLS

 

PLAIN AND SIMPLE DEMOCRATS, LETS JUST LEARN THIS SONG THAT WILL FULFILL OUR DREAMS OF HAVING A GREAT MAN LIKE BARACK OBAMA. GET USE TO IT REPUBLICANS AND THE TEA PARTY. THIS IS OUR TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN. HE WILL GO IN TO THE NEXT 4 YEARS AND GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE BEST PRESIDENTS WHO WILL REBOUND THIS ECONOMY. BARACK IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT EASY FOR THE UPPER CLASS LIKE MILT ROMNEY. JUST REMEMBER THIS SONG DEMOCRATS. WE WILL BE SINGING THIS SONG AFTER VICTORY FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS.

PLEASE CLICK

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:24 AM

34. misstepped, misspoke...

misstepped, misspoke, typical misanthrope

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:54 AM

35. Hey Wonder boy it wasn't a misstep it was a calculated position to a select crowd...

of like minded 1% percenters he was whooing. It was real and wasn't supopose to get out.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:03 PM

36. It wasn't a misstep - it is what he and Anne think!! n/t

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