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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:08 PM

Mitt Romney CNN Interview: The 47% Comment Is 'Not What I Meant'

Source: huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney again distanced himself from his infamous 47 percent comments caught on video at a private fundraiser in May, telling CNN in an interview Tuesday night that, "the words that came out were not what I meant."

This is the second time in as many weeks that the Republican nominee abandoned his position that the sentiment he expressed when he called 47 percent of the country government-dependent, self-identified victims was correct but poorly worded. Last week, he told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the comment was "completely wrong" as opposed to ineloquently stated.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/mitt-romney-cnn-interview_n_1952708.html



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Reply Mitt Romney CNN Interview: The 47% Comment Is 'Not What I Meant' (Original post)
Grassy Knoll Oct 2012 OP
JI7 Oct 2012 #1
Duer 157099 Oct 2012 #44
magical thyme Oct 2012 #50
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #2
grantcart Oct 2012 #37
Left Coast2020 Oct 2012 #45
jsr Oct 2012 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #4
yourout Oct 2012 #5
Ed Suspicious Oct 2012 #36
Panasonic Oct 2012 #6
Bjorn Against Oct 2012 #7
ClusterFreak Oct 2012 #8
global1 Oct 2012 #10
The Old Creak Oct 2012 #18
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #29
global1 Oct 2012 #9
tavalon Oct 2012 #13
JBoy Oct 2012 #11
Andy823 Oct 2012 #19
smirkymonkey Oct 2012 #33
tavalon Oct 2012 #12
Cha Oct 2012 #14
L0oniX Oct 2012 #15
bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #16
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #17
fingrinn Oct 2012 #21
wtmusic Oct 2012 #20
fingrinn Oct 2012 #22
onehandle Oct 2012 #23
Glimmer of Hope Oct 2012 #24
DallasNE Oct 2012 #25
DJ13 Oct 2012 #26
fingrinn Oct 2012 #27
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #28
BVictor1 Oct 2012 #30
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #31
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #32
spiderpig Oct 2012 #34
adigal Oct 2012 #35
sky imager Oct 2012 #38
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #39
evilhime Oct 2012 #40
Skittles Oct 2012 #41
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2012 #42
AllyCat Oct 2012 #43
Turborama Oct 2012 #46
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #56
tclambert Oct 2012 #47
Javaman Oct 2012 #48
sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #49
no_hypocrisy Oct 2012 #51
magical thyme Oct 2012 #52
Scalded Nun Oct 2012 #53
Lint Head Oct 2012 #54
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #55
mzmolly Oct 2012 #57
IDemo Oct 2012 #58

Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

1. so what did he mean ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:34 AM

44. He meant 97% n/t

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #44)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:15 AM

50. ^^^^^ DUzy!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. He's running for office for pete's sake



Now he's telling us the truth. He was only kissing the asses of the $50,000 a plate crowd. They watch Faux, and I bet Faux hardly if ever plays the 47% tape.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:14 PM

37. lol poor ole pete

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:37 AM

45. I think they have...

...Just don't remember seeing that part. But Cluster Faux is known to twist everything. They tried to contrast it to something worse Obama "allegedly" said.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

3. The bishop always speaks the truth

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. The lyin' toad

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:15 PM

5. No.....it was EXACTLY what you mean't.

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Response to yourout (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:02 PM

36. Listen to my words... n/t

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:15 PM

6. Rmoney - not buying what you are selling.

 

Go back to selling snake oil, you used snake oil salesman!

Get the fuck off the trail and quit right now. You are not gaining any traction as you originally thought. Your Gish Gallop effort will be denigrated and ridiculed by the time the 2nd Presidential debate will end - the audience do not typically care for assholes who lies.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:16 PM

7. Yes Mitt, we know that you did not mean what you said

You look down on way more than 47% of us, even though I am not one of the 47% I know damn well you hold just as much contempt for me. I think what you meant to say was that you believe 99% of Americans are moochers.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:17 PM

8. Then he went on to say he was actually for the 100 percent blah blah blah...

And, of course, Wolf Blitzer let him skate on that non-explanation. No one, to his face, has yet to call Romney on the outrageousness of the comments in that video. That includes President Obama of course.

Wolfie could have brought up the fact that Romney called nearly half the electorate victims who think they are entitled to food, etc. ....but of course he did not. If Obama sleepwalks through the next debate too I don't see how the polls continue to slide toward Romney even more, and by the time the third debate rolls around it may be too late to bring them back around.

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Response to ClusterFreak (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

10. Obama Should Repeat Rmoney's 47% Quote And Ask Rmoney - "Mitt Exactly What Did You Mean By This?....

Get Rmoney pissed and let him go off the handle. Expose Mitt for what he is - a lying weasel.

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Response to global1 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:35 PM

18. Exactly!!

The corporate media won't ask that question. I, for one, would love to hear the answer.

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Response to The Old Creak (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:04 PM

29. Except I will lay you odds by now he has a prepared answer for what he meant to explain away the 47%

video, instead I would ambush him over something else like ask him about his response to the recent US ambassador who was killed for example.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:18 PM

9. OK - So Let's Take What You Said About The 47% And Analyze It Word For Word Right Along With You...

and then you tell us exactly what you meant by what you said.

You were speaking to a group of people that share your sentiments and you were speaking from exactly how you feel about the 47%. There is no mistaking what you meant. You got caught and you are doing what you have done all your life when you got yourself into trouble. Your being a weasel and you are trying to lie your way out.

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Response to global1 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:24 PM

13. You ended poorly, but your journalism in the first sentence

is the kind Edward Murrow could have approved of. Don't get mad, get them to drown in their own lies. Less messy and just as effective.

I'm not saying that anything you said at the end was wrong, it just tipped your hand as a ___________ __________ ________, and they can and will nullify everything you say after that.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

11. Not what I meant... people to hear.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:43 PM

19. Bingo!

He meant every word of what he said, but it was only for the ears of his millionaire and billionaire backers, not for the "those people", the ones that just don't need to know the truth!

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:41 PM

33. +1000

Thank YOU!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:21 PM

12. If I were a journalist, and given what we generally seeng on the TVs, I am

immanently qualified, my rebut question would be, "Well, then Mr Romney, what exactly did you mean to say?"

Journalism 101. I just bet there wasn't a single question that approached that obvious level of discourse.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

14. "He Said It He Meant It"... fucking loser whiner

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:31 PM

15. President Romney hits the nuke button... "Oh that's not what I meant to do"

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:33 PM

16. He Meant What He Said, and He Said What He Meant

An Elephant's Faithful One Hundred Percent.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:34 PM

17. Romney to America: "Who are you going to believe? Me - or your lyin' ears?"

Call me crazy, but I have a hunch the Romney who doesn't realize he's being filmed is a lot closer to the real candidate than the made-up for-CNN rehearsed version is.

Willard meant it - he's just sorry he got caught yukking it up with his champagne glass-tinkling friends.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:46 PM

21. Its a shame

 

Shitt dick Romney doesn't understand basic human rights to food, water and shelter.
I despise these rich parasites who grandstand on morals in public for power, but show their true parasitic nature in private.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:44 PM

20. You can say a word you didn't mean to say. Even a phrase, from time to time. However...

you can't prattle on for several minutes, laying down generalizations about an entire class of people then later claim that's "not what I meant".

Busted, you fucker.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:47 PM

22. I didnt mean

 

to get caught is what he really means.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:49 PM

23. LIAR! nt

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

24. How can we believe you mean anything you say?

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:56 PM

25. The 47% Comment Was Clear And Concise

It just wasn't meant to make it outside of that room. It is typical Romney, telling people what they want to hear.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:58 PM

26. "The 47% Comment Is 'Not What I Meant' ....."

"...... for those people to hear."

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:59 PM

27. The problem i have

 

with Romney (as a non American)
is he will say anything for power and do anything for money, and that is why he is a danger to world peace.
God help us if he is elected.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:01 PM

28. This, from a guy whose Lord commands him to lie.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

30. Willard can't run away from these remarks.

 

And we can't allow him to try.

I've wondered since this video was released, who the other people in the room are?

Just wondering the identity of the other arrogant individuals.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:09 PM

31. He doesn't communicate through words, but by unleashing scents

Actual words are just sounds without meaning. That's how they do it on Kolob.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:25 PM

32. Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter...to me

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:51 PM

34. Not sure I can make it for the next 4 weeks.

This guy is such a blatant, bald-faced liar. He can't even keep his lies straight.

Ugh. Barf. Blagh.

If O doesn't obliterate him in Debate #2, I'm off to Antarctica.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:01 PM

35. The more he talks about it, the more he reminds the Stupid of it

And he must still be losing badly if he has to go out and apologize.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:23 PM

38. Introducing the New Mitt Romneey See and Say... Pull the string and he'll say what you wanna hear.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:30 PM

39. Do we want a president who says things he doesn't mean?

I for one don't.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:37 PM

40. So if he's negotiating

with Putin, and he "misspeaks" will he retroactively revoke it saying it's not what he meant? Do we really want someone who has to walk back everything he says?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:07 AM

41. not what he meant for us to hear

what an asshole

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:09 AM

42. Sure it was.

You didn't know it would be recorded so you let your guard down.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:33 AM

43. Bull$hit. That is EXACTLY what he meant. And still means. n/t

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:23 AM

46. More proof that President Obama was correct not to bring it up

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1st Romnocchio goes running to Faux and squeals like a little piggy about how "wrong" he was, and now he goes to CNN and says that it's "not what he meant".

So, he was wrong saying something he didn't mean?

Wtf kind of bullshit excuse is that for a pretender who wants to be President?

Romuloid never does TV interviews and instigates 2 about the same topic, within a few days of each other, just after a debate where that topic wasn't brought up.

He's obviously gagging to get these ridiculous excuses out there, and most likely seriously miffed he didn't get his chance last week at the debate.

What are the viewing figures for the CNN show he was just on? Add that to the Faux viewership and deduct it from the viewers who watched the debate and you get the amount of people who missed out on these pathetic "zingers" Miffed Mittens never got to use when he hoped the President would bring it up.

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Response to Turborama (Reply #46)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:32 AM

56. still wrong

Had willard tried to disown it face-face, the president could have slapped him down by pointing out that he'd first said it, then reinforced it, then let it sit for a week. He could have then explained that if he insults foreign heads of state as president he won't have weeks and weeks and advisors galore to fix it for him.

The debate was a debacle, not some diabolical jujitsu move. It's over, he's survived it, but it was awful

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:55 AM

47. Shake that Etch-a-Sketch, Mitt. Shake it! Shake it!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:37 AM

48. Then wolfie rolled over and asked mittens to rub his belly. nt

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:09 AM

49. So, how are we to feel secure if when you're in negotiations to prevent a war, you

say words that are 'not what I meant'?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:17 AM

51. What part of "I hate you" isn't what he meant?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:19 AM

52. He meant to say he'd promise us moochers he wouldn't touch Social Security

and then shake his etch-a-sketch *after* the election and dismantle it.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:21 AM

53. Yeah, Right

Do not know why this is not being questioned more seriously.

He framed his answer around that statement. You do not base an argument or a position on a 'mis-speak'.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:22 AM

54. LIke you said Robme. You don't have a right to your own facts.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:27 AM

55. The interviewer followed up with, "but you said it twice, and Paul Ryan

has agreed with it since. Do you think you can insult peoples' intelligence as well as their work ethic?"

Oh, wait. Dan rather got fired.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:55 AM

57. So, was it not what he meant, or completely wrong?

He has two different lines of spin on this one.

Sadly half of America appears to believe this bullshit artist, no matter how much his story differs from the day before.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:00 PM

58. Fraudian slip -

When you say what you meant, not what you meant to say.

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