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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:49 PM

SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/secret-video-romney-private-fundraiser

When he doesn't know a camera's rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.
—By David Corn | Mon Sep. 17, 2012 1:00 PM PDT
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During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.

Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

Mother Jones has obtained video of Romney at this intimate fundraiser—where he candidly discussed his campaign strategy and foreign policy ideas in stark terms he does not use in public—and has confirmed its authenticity. To protect the confidential source who provided the video, we have blurred some of the image, and we will not identify the date or location of the event, which occurred after Romney had clinched the Republican presidential nomination. Here is Romney expressing his disdain for Americans who back the president:



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. What a piece of shit...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:39 PM

33. Numbers don't add up

Romney's not very smart here. He's telling backers that he's already given up on 47% of the voters, those who he alleges don't pay taxes and will vote for the President no matter what. In other words, by his math, he and the President are fighting over the remaining 53% of the voters. Which means he has to get 94.5% of the 53% of remaining voters to get to a winning 50.1% of the total vote in November. That's an awful steep hill to climb. It's very, very, very seldom that any candidate gets 94.5% of any segment of voters, let alone a group that comprises much more than just his right wing base. Not smart. He would have been better off telling his backers that the President's base made up only 38-40% of people who would vote for him no matter and leave a larger percentage up for grabs. But then he wouldn't be Romney, whose numbers, along with Ryan's, have never added up.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:07 PM

46. This should go viral and some ad should be made about it so the "freeloaders" know how Mitt feels.

 

AARP would be a good place to start. But I imagine that a lot of those on social security won't even realize they are included in this group. They are so blinded by their prejudices they can't think straight.

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #46)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:00 AM

142. It has and is and the best part:

There's more that's going to be released over time. When this fire dies down, David Corn and Mother Jones will release another part. Anybody have the screen shot from DU2: Here lies a disruptor, he disrupted poorly.

Romney is dead and buried. Or he might still be alive, but he's buried. His chance to become President just hit zero.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:50 AM

156. This sums up my thoughts perfectly.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:51 PM

2. Channeling the vulgar Joseph Smith.

Filth!

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:47 PM

38. My impression too, this is his Mormonism coming through

It takes some real selective perception to perpetuate this crap.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:53 PM

3. RRRIGHT RobME needs to bank on people LIKING him more that Obama. GOOD LUCK with that

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:53 PM

4. Romney was born into poverty

 

And knows what it's like to fight for a better life.

And monkeys might...

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:57 PM

74. Your butt will safely --

 

remain a Monkey-Free zone.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 04:59 PM

5. Sounds like Romney's talking about himself. Freeloaders who pay no taxes...

"...freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them."

That's Romney, right?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:07 PM

47. Sounds like Romney's talking about himself.

 

It sure sounds like big corporations.... lots of subsidies, that they feel the government should give them.... and pay little or no taxes.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #47)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:44 PM

70. Classic projection.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:00 PM

6. He must wear teflon underpants.

Otherwise he would have second degree burns.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:05 PM

119. they are supposed to be magic

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:00 PM

7. He wasn' talking about his TARP-receiving bankster buddies?

 

Aren't those zombie banks dependent on government?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:01 PM

8. Disgraceful.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:02 PM

9. Wow, just wow.....

Are the 47% of Americans who don't pay taxes kids and seniors? That's not snark, just want to know.

What a jerk. Yeah, I will be voting for Obama. As a kid we had welfare, low income housing, medicaid, food stamps....and my mom worked. Bite me Mittens. She worked hard but couldn't make it because my dad was an ass, just like you.

Now I'm all grown up (46) and the gov't still pays for me because of my husband job...we take responsibility, unlike Rmoney.

I'm just a wee bit angry...sorry

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Response to all american girl (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:11 PM

50. Yep. Stay at home Moms are freeloaders according to Romney!

 

They don't pay income tax because they don't get paid!

We should all be angry. Angry that our political system has allowed such a hater as Romney to rise to a place that he has a real chance of being elected to lord over us.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #50)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

57. I agree with you

and there are a lot more that should not be there.

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Response to all american girl (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:58 PM

77. From Paul Krugman --

 

On those who do not pay Federal Income Tax:

"Actually, if you look at the facts, you learn that the great bulk of those who pay no income tax pay other taxes; also, many of the people in the no-income-tax category are (a) elderly (b) students or (c) having a bad year, having lost a job — that is, they’re people who have paid income taxes in the past and/or will pay income taxes in the future. The idea that half of Americans are just grifters is grotesque."

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #77)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:29 PM

136. "grotesque"

Yup. That's a good word to describe GOP 'logic.'

There're no worse "freeloaders" than the folks who gain their wealth from unearned income ... income from the labors of others ... and the appalling organized crime corporations that pay no income taxes on billions in profits.

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Response to all american girl (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:58 AM

149. Welcome to DU, all american girl!

Go ahead and be angry. Or maybe - take a number. There's a long line of us who've been seething about this and other manifestations of the real wrongney, the real teabaggers, the real CONservatives, and the real republi-CONS. They betray their true feelings and, as usual, it's when they think nobody is looking.

They're all VERY into whatever they can get away with.

Glad you're here! We need you! Let's put this selfish, arrogant, imperious, spoiled-brat bastard AWAY.




Now get to work.



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:04 PM

10. HUGE K & R !!!

 





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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:04 PM

11. Tone Deaf

Elitist Jerk. This man is unfit for public office.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:06 PM

12. I am an Obama supporter.

I work hard. Pay a total tax rate of around 30%. I, luckily, have never not worked. But where Romney errs is his conclusion that I am remotely willing to bash and damage people that are less fortunate that I am and who work JUST AS HARD. I get donation mailers from Romney, even though I have never given to a republican. I have and will continue rip them up and throw them into trash. THis video only proves me right about how I view that SOS.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:19 PM

19. I'm on Social Security and an Obama supporter

 

Because my husband is dead. At a very young age, because of our screwed up health system.

I collect his death benefits; for the years he worked his butt off and paid taxes - along with me.

I'd much rather not be alone with a child to raise on social security.

I'd definitely prefer to have my husband beside me, sharing in our child's life.

I'd would rather NOT have found him dead on the floor.

I'd prefer to be celebrating anniversaries and birthdays with him, not tearing myself to pieces every time I reach another milestone alone.

FUCK Mitt Romney.

FUCK HIM TO HELL!

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:42 PM

35. Oh, Glitterati, I am so very sorry for your loss.



And so sorry for our country that a sociopath like Romney is even in the running to lead it.

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Response to beac (Reply #35)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:48 PM

39. Thank you, beac

 

It's just comments like Romney's that make me just go stark raving mad.

I'm not on social security because I want to be, I'm on it because I lost the love of my life.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #39)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:54 PM

71. How is it that Romney can't understand the meaning of "Social Security" when

the defintion is right there in the name??

Not to mention that his own running mate benefitted from SOCIAL SECURITY after his dad died!


And one more for you because no one should have to go thru what you have and then get scolded about it by a dick like Romney.

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Response to beac (Reply #71)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:58 PM

78. Oh, he gets it

 

He just thinks it should only go to his rich buddies.

You know what's even worse? That I get scolded by Ryan, who actually got the very same survivor benefits my daughter does.

<sarcasm>You see, we're too "stupid and lazy" by their measures to be able to save those benefits for her college education. Instead, I have to use both of our benefits to put food on the table and a roof over our heads.</sarcasm>

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:32 PM

130. I'm sorry for your loss as well

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Response to cheezmaka (Reply #130)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:56 AM

170. Thanks, cheezmaka

 

Like I said to CoffeeCat, I'm really feeling the Obama Hope thing today. Hoping this has opened some eyes of anyone on the fence about who to vote for.

If nothing else, we've all see what the Romney 1% really thinks of us all.

I truly HOPE this eye opener brings CHANGE to those people.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:11 PM

133. You tell him Glitterati!!

I am angry right along with you!

Mitt Romney said those things about AMERICANS. And it is rare that an American has a perfect, charmed life. We all have suffering, and bad things that happen. And we all need support and help sometimes. We don't need this silver-spooned, prep-school brat mocking us.

I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. You are a good and decent person--keeping it together for your child. You deserve that Social Security to help you through.

When Mitt Romney insulted 47 percent of America--he insulted all of us!!

He insulted everyone on Medicare. He insulted everyone on Medicaid. He insulted anyone who takes Social Security. He insulted everyone who believes that healthcare issues shouldn't bankrupt families. He insulted anyone who has ever been on unemployment or needed food stamps or welfare temporarily.

That is more than 47 percent of the country---that's more like 85 percent of the country! Does this jerk realize what he has said????

Anyone who has taken government help or thinks the government should help others is someone who "doesn't care about their lives." What a complete idiot!

It's real easy for Mitt Romney to be ignorant. All of that time spent on yachts, and in his multiple homes. He resents anyone who is not uber rich. Because really, from what he described--only the top 5 percent of wage earners NEVER need any assistance from the government.

The good news is, Glitterati--Romney just put the final nail in his campaign coffin. And today was supposed to be this big re-launch of his campaign. HA! He's toast, and we can all toast to that!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #133)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:54 AM

169. Thanks, CoffeeCat

 

What I hope is happening all across the US today is that people who were on the fence in this election are wondering why Mitt Romney hates their family members so much.

EVERYONE has someone in their family like me - on Social Security, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or Food Stamps. No one but the 1% like Romney has escaped the hardships this Republican economy has wrought.

Romney is talking about their Mothers and Fathers, their sisters and brothers, their loved ones! And he just called them lazy and shiftless!

Let us hope this opens the eyes of so many.

I'm really feeling that Obama Hope thing today.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:02 AM

143. I'm so sorry this happened to you

Mitt is already going to hell but whether there is fucking on the train, might be up for debate.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #143)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:58 AM

171. Here's what's funny.

 

I posted lots of this stuff on Facebook last night. Lots of my family members post Romney/Ryan shit on there every day.

Not one word from all those Romney supporters today. Nothing. Silence.

Even those people who vote against their own interests cannot defend this jerk.

I'm really Hoping it brings the needed Change to my family.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #171)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:42 PM

176. Glitterati..

Really 'enjoying' your comments, if enjoying is the right word.
I do not think this will sink him.. too many stupid, ignorant people and the fascists/plutocrats will cheat, as they did in 2000 and 2004 and 2008.. so--
We have to actually DO something..

We should all sign up for the Obama telephone banks that were run in 2008. Have a 'house party' or whatever they were called. It involves having friends over for a couple hours, calling likely voters in certain regions of the country to urge people to go out and vote..

I did 3 of them in 2008.. a small contribution, but since I live in NY, which My Main Man will win, but in a very republican Congressional District, which he will lose, it is a way I can help..

Hang in their babe.. and fight the good fight...

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:47 AM

155. That 47% pays STATE and LOCAL taxes and many fees. VERY, very few pay no taxes at all. He's an ass!

 

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #155)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 AM

172. Oh, I pay plenty of taxes

 

Even on Social Security. And, here's the kicker, not only will I lose the survivor benefits if I make over $14,000.00 in a year, I will have to pay taxes on the Social Security as well!!!!!!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:11 PM

13. Holy shit!

This bastard is out of his fucking mind!

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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:15 PM

15. That's been in evidence for a long long time..

Romney has no return ticket back to reality.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:08 PM

91. He sure has some nerve, doesn't he?

I can see the Democratic Party playing snippets of that speech over and over again down in Florida to great effect.

A good part of that "47% who pay no income taxes" are SENIORS, who tend to lean Republican. Not any more!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:12 PM

14. The part wher he talks about his background is especially rich (but he'll deny it):

At the dinner, Romney often stuck to familiar talking points. But there were moments when he went beyond the familiar campaign lines. Describing his family background, he quipped about his father, "Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot of winning this." Contending that he is a self-made millionaire who earned his own fortune, Romney insisted, "I have inherited nothing." He remarked, "There is a perception, 'Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.' Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America."


Except for the education at elite schools, the gift of stock to live off of, and all the contacts that you got thanks to your auto-company-CEO/state-governor/presidential-contender father. Say, wasn't the FDIC head who OKed your squeezing them for $10million the financial advisor to your Dad's campaign?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:15 PM

16. Please tell me this is going viral!

Wanna see it on CNN tonight!

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Response to pink-o (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:21 PM

135. It was the lead story on AC360

Shame that they had that douchekettle Ari Flescher on defending it, though. I want to reach into the screen a give him a furious slap whenever I see him and his smirking mouth hole defending the indefensable.

However, Paul Begala was super excited about it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:18 PM

17. Mitt, you ignorant asshole. I've worked my whole life, never been on welfare, always pay my taxes..

 

... and at a higher rate than you, you cheap fucking asshole bastard.

You're the fucking leach sucking off the rest of us. Go to hell!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:19 PM

18. "Ooops, he did it again" to paraphrase a song...

Does he have NO inkling that there are recording devices? Has he ever watched a movie, or a teevee show, where someone gets taped surrpetitiously? There must be nekkid pics of him somewhere, because he just doesn't have a single clue. About anything. At all whatsoever.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:26 PM

20. Just when I think I can't possibly despise this man anymore than I already do ...

he levels up!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:26 PM

21. an

 

evil, evil man with no clue to his hypocrisy. I do not like this character/clown

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:27 PM

22. Talking federal tax

A family of 4 can make about $46K w/standard deductions and not pay federal taxes. They still pay $3300 in Social Security and Medicare as well as $2100 in Iowa state tax for a total tax bill on just income of 11.7%.

If we go back to the old law that family of four will probably have somewhere in the $1K in federal taxes (reduction in child credit).

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:30 PM

23. I am starting to think the Republicans would

have done better with Elmer Fudd (Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, heck even Ron Paul).

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:31 PM

24. He certainly has no problems talking specifics when doors are closed. And the genuine disdain

he has for millions of Americans is staggering and chilling.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:31 PM

25. I hope this turns into a tv ad...

Romney is the worst...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:31 PM

26. Not to mention, a stellar example of Mormon compassion and charity

A president for all Americans, my ass.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:32 PM

27. So this is his "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them" moment

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:34 PM

28. The Obama ad writes itself, doesn't it.

 

If this goes viral, Willard is deader than Dillinger. Make it so!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:49 PM

40. This is the video they should have played at Gop convention. nt

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:35 PM

29. Release your fucking tax returns, Romney - until then you have zero right to criticize people not paying.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:37 PM

30. ...Says an asshole who ostensibly pays no income tax.

 

Fucking HYPOCRITE.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:38 PM

31. Wow - Sounds like one of those donors

won't be voting for Romney. Is he losing me of the rich donor class? Do we know who recorded it?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:38 PM

32. Make this video viral

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Response to jsr (Reply #32)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:45 PM

36. Only 338 views on YouTube so far (realizing their numbers update slowly.)

Times like these I do wish I did Facebook, but hoping those who do will post this far and wide.

In the meantime, I'll be emailing the link around.

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Response to beac (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:52 PM

44. i tweeted and facebooked

and when i went to youtube it still said 338

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Response to beac (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:11 PM

129. There's probably over 10000 views. The likes and dislikes are a better indicator.

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Response to beac (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:18 PM

134. You can pay to have the video go viral at this site:

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:41 PM

34. This needs to

Go viral !!!!!!!!!!! Fuck him

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:45 PM

37. Heaven forbid this POS would be President

Kick & rec

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:49 PM

41. This is no secret.

 

Not to most.
It's assumed it is what all republican voters and politicians think of Obama supporters.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:51 PM

42. Oh this is SO facebooked and tweeted!!. . . n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:51 PM

43. Open mouth, put both feet, both hands, and one big ASS in...

Wow, just wow. He still thinks he's in the boardroom, doing CEO shit, saying CEO shit and has NO realization that what he says is going to get out to the broader public.

Clueless, heartless, gutless = Romney.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:57 PM

45. Please help me here to understand my role.

I live below the poverty level. I worked my entire life and contributed to the social security insurance fund the entire time. I pay taxes! What am I doing wrong? My 401-K has been raided and manipulated and is so diminished I'm afraid to remove any money from it. Oh it wouldn't buy me a SUV.

So someone please help me to know what I've done wrong.

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Response to kathman-duzi (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:00 PM

83. You weren't born a Romney --

 

that's your problem.

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Response to kathman-duzi (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:08 PM

90. Like most of us, you failed to get yourself born into a family with...

...money and connections.

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Response to kathman-duzi (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:28 PM

96. You didn't lie, cheat, and steal, all while patting yourself on the back.

But look at it this way - you can probably sleep at night with a clear conscience.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:10 PM

48. Speaking of people paying no income tax

Where are your tax returns, Mitt?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:10 PM

49. Let the good times roll! Keep em coming RMoney! Cha-Ching!

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:12 PM

51. I'm dependant on the government

I have a 70% rating from the VA for PTSD relating to my combat experiences and I collect roughly $1,500 a month tax free from the government. I joined the Army and fought in a war that I was ordered to fight in. I busted my ass in Iraq and gave my all to my fellow Soldiers and a questionable cause. As a result, I have blood all over my hands and a pretty severe case of PTSD. Much of my life is in ruins, I'm a complete freak when I'm out in public, my relationship with my wife and my kids is in shambles (I have a hard time expressing positive emotions like love, even though I consider myself a kind and loving person), and I can hardly keep a job in the civilian world. Do I feel entitled to the money I get? You bet! And I believe every veteran who receives disability compensation from the VA has earned it too!

I also received a veterans hiring preference when I got a federal government job. As a disabled veteran, I made it to the top of the list for potential candidates and, essentially, had to be offered the job before any non disabled veterans could even be considered. Is this unfair to others? Yeah, probably. I'll admit that. However, if I didn't have this hiring preference I probably wouldn't have a job right now and I'd get sucking down a 100% disability rating from the VA and collecting SSDI as well. Instead, the government threw me another bone and gave me the chance to enjoy gainful employment. I love my job and I love working for the government. I love the feeling of contributing to society and it gives me some sense of atonement for what I did in the war in Iraq. The government broke me and I fully believe that they owe it to me to help me take care of myself and to have the opportunity to provide for my family.

I'm so grateful for the help and benefits I receive. Without the government I'm pretty sure I'd either be dead or homeless. There is no way I would have any semblance of a normal life without our government.

Anyone who doesn't agree with me can eat dirt with the rest of the guys I buried in the war.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #51)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:58 PM

76. I'm so sorry.

There isn't anything else I can say except that I am so sorry, and yes, you absolutely deserve what little the government is giving you - you deserve all of it and a lot more.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #76)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:38 PM

102. thank you, but I wouldn't feel sorry for me

I tell everyone that it is a volunteer army. Although I didn't know what I was getting myself into, I did volunteer for the Army and to be an Infantryman. As messed up as it may be, I volunteered to be an infantryman. The guys I feel sorry are the Vietnam guys who were drafted and served their country despite their better judgement.

Anyways, thank you for the sentiments.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #102)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:43 PM

103. Thank you for your service to our country.

It's not your fault that the leaders lied to us all about this.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #102)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:45 PM

114. Thank You Sir!

So glad you found your way here to DU!

Life, you know, it's a collection of hazards. I don't know you, but i'm glad you made it through the trials of service... too many good people have fallen or been used up in today's conflicts.

Please know that i'm not the only one wishing you the very best.

Cheers...



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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #51)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:18 PM

112. I'm happy you get what you get

and wish it was more!

Julie

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:13 PM

52. He has contempt for half the voters in this country. Hey asshole, we

Democrats/Obama voters don't ALL fit your ugly stereotype, you stupid fuck! Does he seriously think half of this country is on welfare or refuses to be productive? Goddamn, I hate him, he makes my skin crawl.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #52)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

59. And he's lying about them, too.

That 47% figure has been debunked to death, it's more like 14% of adults and those adults are largely elderly and/or disabled and living in poverty on a parsimonious social security check and nothing else.

The problem is that the lying sack of shit might actually believe this figure, since he's always seen the people of this country as an amorphous mass, not really worthy of individual consideration on any level.

This horrible man must be defeated.

By the way, where are those tax returns, Mitt?

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Response to Warpy (Reply #59)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:31 PM

66. Yeah, let's talk about taxes--thanks for bringing that up, Mittens..

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:15 PM

53. Can you say,....

 

[IMG][/IMG]?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #53)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

60. funny picture. I'm going to have to share that. n/t

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #60)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:06 PM

89. That's why I made it.

 

It's already making the rounds.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:20 PM

54. Be sure to go view it on YouTube

 

....and reply to the "he's telling the truth" people in the posts there. Ask them if they are as outraged about corporate welfare...it costs way more than food stamps!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:22 PM

55. "...people who believe they are ENTITLED to healthcare, to food..."

 

Incredible. So this man who was born wealthy, born with connections, and chose to make even more millions by destroying American businesses-- THIS man sneers at people who actually work all their lives because they feel they should be able to get healthcare.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:22 PM

56. Everyone needs to click on the MotherJones link up in the OP - there are FIVE videos there. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

58. Well I am one of that percent that pays no federal taxes, except

I pay a boatload of property tax, highest area in the nation, and I pay sales tax and I paid both sides of social security which I now receive when I was self employed most of my life. I have very little income, the property tax wipes out all the social security money, if I didn't have savings I would be selling my homes.

And yet I still give a nice chunk of my savings to charity and help out less fortunate friends. Unlike Mitt, I know people unemployed and hungry.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:26 PM

61. Lets get #47percent trending on Twitter!

nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:26 PM

62. "if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats ...

... as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we're in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation."

Fuck him. Just fuck him. Not only is he claiming Democrats will ruin the USA, he's blaming Hispanics and African Americans for it too. Fuck him.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:30 PM

63. This SHOULD sink his candidacy. Should, but disgustingly it won't.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:30 PM

64. Riddle me this...

Am I to believe that 47%-49% of the people that pay no income taxes are all Democrats? There are no poor Republicans. No Republicans get foodstamps or any government assistance of any kind? What world is this guy living in?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #64)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:50 PM

107. This is right out of RW radio (Rush) primary reader

he is just echoing the echo chamber

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:31 PM

65. Are we sure this video is legit?

 

We better make sure so we don't get punked later.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #65)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:39 PM

68. Absolutely!

 

Mother Jones confirms it right in the original link:
Mother Jones has obtained video of Romney at this intimate fundraiser—where he candidly discussed his campaign strategy and foreign policy ideas in stark terms he does not use in public—and has confirmed its authenticity. To protect the confidential source who provided the video, we have blurred some of the image, and we will not identify the date or location of the event, which occurred after Romney had clinched the Republican presidential nomination.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #68)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:35 PM

137. he told the date tonight

also the location.

Corn was on Rachel and said it was May 17, I think. This year.

"Where" was at some stock investment guy's gathering and I think his name was "Ladder" or something like that. He didn't spell it so I'm just going on what I got audio.

This Ladder guy has something like 8.5 billion.


Cher




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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:34 PM

67. Yeah, Mitt, let's have some more hate and division in the U.S. Rommunism needs economic fodder.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:43 PM

69. A portion of it was just played on NBC Evening News.

The man is a walking disaster. Every time I think the scumbag has hit bottom, I have to readjust the bottom to accommodate his new low. Bastard.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #69)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:55 PM

73. Now THAT'S great news!!

Try to walk back from this one, Mittens, you nasty bastard.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:55 PM

72. Romney is night and day in this verses campaign speaking events

It seems pretty clear, compared to his campaign speaking events, that what he says in the campaign is just total BS. The tone and cadence is completely different. These videos are the real Mitt Romney. His campaign is just phony.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:57 PM

75. WHo the hell is he talking about in the 47%!!

It can't just be people recieving food stamps or welfare, is he including seniors collecting their social security and medicare too?

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #75)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:59 PM

80. Yes. And children.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #80)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:00 PM

82. Oh my frickin' god. nt

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #82)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:27 PM

95. Yeah.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #95)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:26 PM

125. Ha ha! He's lying to them, too!

But at the same time, he reveals an ugly, ugly truth.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #75)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:58 PM

178. Yep, and kids, disabled veterans, YOUNG people on SS

 

(like Lyin Ryan was when his dad died), students, etc. He is filth.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:59 PM

79. in a sane world, this would end his bid tomorrow.

but alas.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:59 PM

81. He should answer to this. Say this to our faces.

Unbelievable. Nobody with such contempt for half of Americans should even approach a political position.

By the way, Romney, I worked my ass off my whole life, harder than most the people in that room I'd bet.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:01 PM

84. Gawker Has A Great Synopsis Of This Stupidity!

It Would Be Helpful to Be Latino’ and Other Blowhard Things Romney Was Caught Saying on a Hidden Camera
http://gawker.com/5943968/it-would-be-helpful-to-be-latino-and-other-blowhard-things-romney-was-caught-saying-on-a-hidden-camera

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:01 PM

85. Of that percentage, 20 percent are retired and make too little to pay taxes

8 percent are unemployed because Bush* tanked the economy, and the rest are underemployed and don't make enough to pay taxes. I imagine some of the underemployed are making too few dollars because of Republican policies focusing on UNION BUSTING and paying minimum wage or less. In short, Mitt Romney, 27 percent pay no taxes because of the living standards forced on them by Republican policies. So why are you surprised they are not going to vote for you? They are not "dependent" -- they are exploited by you and other people like you. And I suppose you think those living with their retirement have not earned it ....

But go ahead, try and "take" the election. Then you will be in a position to cancel the mortgage interest tax deduction, the deduction on one's Federal taxes for state and local income taxes, and all capital gains taxes. That way, you will be increasing the taxes on the 47 percent by virtue of eliminating deductions they need, and you will be rewarding your own donors. What a win-win situation for you.

Sam

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:02 PM

86. Why are poor people who pay no icome taxes demonized

But mega corporations (corporations are people you know ) who pay pay no corporate tax and wealthy who pay little and sometimes no income tax are praised?

And to think this man even gets a single vote...

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #86)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:47 PM

115. right...

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #86)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:47 AM

167. For the same reason a boy is held down and has his hair cut

That's what bullies do. They savage the vulnerable and defenseless.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:03 PM

87. President Of Some

 

The cheaters and loophole crowd wants the welfare all for themselves.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:05 PM

88. So that is how you attract the undecided, independent voter...

Insult the person who may well have cast a vote for Obama in 2008 and is now considering voting for Romney. Who knew??

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:11 PM

92. he's despicable

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:21 PM

93. You Make Me Sick

Asshole. I work 80 to 100 hours a week, and know that I will get very little for my labor, because all your wealthy friends stole all the money from our economy and have 21 to 31 trillion stuffed into bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

You make me want to puke.

If you ever had to do something for a living besides robbing people you might understand.

You still make me want to puke.

I hope you lose all 50 states. It's your wealthy freeloader subsidized next to nothing taxed corporate pigs that are the losers you are talking about. Many of them are living off their inherited wealth, or money their companies stole from everywhere while polluting, and destroying everything around them for the sake of profit.

http://www.RepublicansAreADisease.com

And to think your party celebrated family crushing greed.

You and all your Republican Friends will not be spending eternity in a cool place if you know what I mean.....

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Response to itssimplestupid (Reply #93)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:29 PM

97. I agree

 

You are spot on with your post, all of it.

I hope this goes viral and the Obama campaign uses this for a commercial, over and over and over again.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:24 PM

94. No Excuses

 

Mr. Romney cannot wiggle his way out of this offensive speech he made. He does not care about "all" Americans. This just reinforces what he said in the very beginning of his campaign, to paraphrase...he does not care about poor people.

No way can Romney take this back. We are seeing time and time again what his character is made of, and it is not much of anything very nice or of substance. The man is an opportunist to say the least, he preys upon those he feels he can bully, because he is a bully.

You see, I was always taught that your "true character" is when you do/say things and nobody is looking. When you say/do things when you know people are looking, that can be fake.

Well, Mr. Romney, the 47% of "we people" were not looking, but now we see what you think of us.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:30 PM

98. Thank you MrScorpio for posting this video.

I hope every American sees this over and over.

The real Mitt Romney.

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Response to David Zephyr (Reply #98)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:24 PM

174. +1

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:32 PM

99. Mitt should know

 

about not paying income taxes. He's one the 47%. Will he vote for Obama?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:34 PM

100. I'm at a loss...

for words... ......vile, despicable, unfeeling, out of touch, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, unsavory, vicious, wrong, base, contemptible, dirty, disreputable, evil-minded, ignoble, ill, infernal, low, mean, snide, sordid; atrocious, cruel, nasty, objectionable, obscene, offensive, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, low-minded, perverted, reprobate, scrofulous, sick, cussed, defiling, noxious, pernicious, pestilential, ugly, discouraged, forbidden, illegal, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, unauthorized, unclean; disallowed; execrable, lousy, miserable, wretched; errant, erring, fallen, unprincipled, unscrupulous; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unseemly, vulgar; dishonest, dishonorable...

...none of these seem to fit how awful he is

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:35 PM

101. I hope he keep being so candid

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:45 PM

104. The Freepers are pleased with the release of this statement. Self evident to their way of thinking.

Most of them see no problem with this video being released and some think it will help him.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:48 PM

105. Now on the front page of nytimes.com, washingtonpost.com, huffpo

Tomorrow morning newspapers are going to be a hoot!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:49 PM

106. Wait a minute

How the hell do 47% pay no taxes when middle income is 200-250k?

I swear, this is like shooting fish in a barrel!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:51 PM

108. Behold the King!

Of the 1%!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:53 PM

109. A glimpse into the "quiet rooms" he spoke of earlier in the year...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:03 PM

110. I've about had it with this twit. Willard,

where are your tax returns??

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:05 PM

111. Big Ed is leading with this story. N/t

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #111)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:29 PM

113. Ed Show and CNN, surely on Rachel next

Seriously, how do you go about writing off 47 fucking percent of the entire country like it's nothing?! I hope the asshole realizes that he is writing off a lot of people serving in the military and civil service, most of whom earn way, way less than 250,000 a year. He should basically come out on live tv and yell ,"I don't give a fuck about MOST of you assholes" from this moment on !!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:57 PM

116. GUESS WHAT MITT,

THERE'S MORE OF US THAN YOU PEOPLE.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:58 PM

117. . n/t

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:00 PM

118. Nail in the campaign coffin.

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #118)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:27 AM

165. Campaign coffin hits bottom of grave, Mitt feels it hit and says

 

"Was that a bounce?"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:05 PM

120. He's projecting again!

 

Well, at least about the part about not paying taxes! Where the heck are his returns any way?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:09 PM

121. interesting

i like this video...

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Response to crazzzy1 (Reply #121)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:41 AM

148. it's gonna light up the news tomorrow, that's for sure


and I hear there are more clips comin'

drip


drip





drip

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:09 PM

122. First thing political I ever shared at Facebook...

Maybe it's good for something after all.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:15 PM

123. NO surprise here

I wonder if Mitt's researchers get their data from yahoo blogs.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:19 PM

124. Cut off food stamps and Medicaid

 

Wait for the families with members who serve in the military to get pissed because their families are starving to death and can't get health care.

You think you know American citizens? I think you are about to learn that American citizens are a lot different than your entitled ass when their children are hungry, they serve the country risking life and limb, and you preach like you know what it is to be poor.

Asshole.

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Response to bupkus (Reply #126)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:58 AM

141. how did I miss that?!

I know this has been posted before but it's time to get it out into the main stream along with this disgusting video.

I read here all the time and I did not know about this!


Cher




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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:41 PM

127. This will be on SNL fo who!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:06 PM

128. Well ..well

Private Equity CEO who hosted infamous Romney fundraiser known for cheating workers out of pension benefits http://thkpr.gs/JNY7xv

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #128)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:09 AM

144. wow, that is even worse than I thought

if I had to write the background of this Leder guy, I could not come up with anything more nefarious than what is in this story. Absolutely mind-boggling.

Oh and that picture--what an arrogant prick.

These people should be in jail, not running for office or supporting the running for office of their ilk.


Cher




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Response to NJCher (Reply #144)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:12 AM

145. And this big donor

hosts sex parties. So tweets Olbermann

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:43 PM

131. David Corn with the Romney campaign deathblow

As if there were any doubt at this point.

And we've not yet had a single debate. Ouch.

The Obama campaign had this thing gamed out and essentially locked up for months now with a metric shiat ton of strategically timed dirt. The drip drip really picked up in July and it's been bad cycle after bad cycle after self-inflicted wound for Mittens ever since.

We need to realistically be talking landslide now, because once Romney gets skewered in the debates he will be absolutely buried in the polls.

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Response to browntown (Reply #131)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:40 AM

140. cancel debates due to moral terpitude of GOP candidate

Romney does not belong on the same stage as Obama

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Response to pknorthern (Reply #140)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:36 AM

147. I bet you could be on to something


Romney might try to play 'no tax returns' with the debates and see if he can weather having 'no debates' either and just put out a policy paper.

he's that crazy!

btw, welcome to DU

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Response to browntown (Reply #131)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:51 AM

168. Welcome to DU!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:00 PM

132. he can't even connect with THAT room

you hear glasses and eating -- no reaction

he screws up his line about the dems too -- says: "He'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich" but Romney is not even listening to himself. Like a broken machine on auto pilot.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:37 PM

138. Cant run a campaign this lousy without it being purposeful.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:43 PM

139. The only thing I can come up with

is that this bastard wants to lose. By Tuesday, this will be EVERYWHERE.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:17 AM

146. image on NY Times about his response is priceless




I think his cluelessness is starting to become a part of his usual 'look' now

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:59 AM

150. Hey Rmoney!! Can you say "GAME OVER"

This guy is in it just for the prestige. Well, he's definitely getting the attention he so desperately needed.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:16 AM

151. The guest on Coast to Coast tonite sugested

 

that the GOP and the corporations behind it actually want Obama to win, so they can have Jeb Bush run in 2016.

Thats would explain why this is happening, although would be way too twisted even for the repukes.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:30 AM

152. "Let's not let a few dumb things Mitt Romney said in private...

...overshadow the many idiotic things he's said in public." -- Andy Borowitz



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:46 AM

154. This guy is a SLIME. An IGNORANT ARROGANT SLIME ! I hope this SINKS him.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:42 AM

157. rMoney believes that 47% of Americans pay no taxes & will vote for Obama.

Did he really say that he's voting for the President?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:46 AM

158. No Mr. Eastwood, apparently Romney *can* "do that to himself"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:33 AM

160. This isn't a slam at Democrats

This is a slam at all of us who haven't devoted our lives to nothing but making a buttload of money ... then hiding it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:44 AM

161. I have never enjoyed Intrade.com as much as I have over the past couple weeks.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:51 AM

162. Let's reframe that as "what he thinks about AMERICAN voters"

since that is who he's really talking about--American voters. Voters for the President are not part of another country, we're not foreign or interlopers of some sort. We are not "the Other" any more than the President is. He needs to be called on making us "the Other."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:13 AM

163. Republicans are just to stupid

 

to understand that these so called freeloaders have worked much harder than the exhalted one to get much less. My problem with his bullshit is that he's had it handed to him through government welfare programs that hand millions to rich people and there's no thankfulness coming from the over previleged ass wipe.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:59 AM

164. ummmmm

 

The devil speaking to his 50-thousand dollar a dinner plate minions. How sad america has to be brought down to ridicule with this clown running for our highest office. also, as an afterthough reason for edit, I wonder if this video will make it to MSM. Thank god for the social media network. Up with people, down with oligarchs. Okay second edit, big ed and cnn are runing this story according to some du'ers

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:29 AM

166. Obama's first question to Mitt at debates should be:

 

Why do you lie about my supporters and say none of them pays income taxes when you refuse to release your income taxes?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:10 PM

173. I'm a 47 percenter and Rmoney is a kochsucker.

With magic panties.

Rmoney has the same views in his cult. He has no use for poor, minorities or Gentiles (non-mormon). I'm waiting to speak up about his religion's teaching on the Catholic Church (whore of Babylon) and Protestant Churches (abomination).

Rmoney is a sick rich POS.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:22 PM

175. There's that word again... "entitled"

Spoken with an implied sneer, of course.

Conservatives have been trying for YEARS to redefine that word to be synonymous with "handout" or "gift". Or, as Rmoney himself says, "Free stuff"

Now, last time I looked at the definition of "entitlement" it meant a a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract .

And these are rights that have been fought for for decades.

And you can't call yourself a "conservative" if all you want to do is tear down the achievements of the past.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:56 PM

177. Changed my thinking of Willard

 

I used to think he was an empty suit reciting Rove talking points. I now believe he is disgusting, sub-human filth

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:41 PM

179. Thurston Howell has lost the election.

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