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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 15 2011 2:54 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Romney criticizes Obama's 'lazy' comment to CEOs' - Title

Can't criticize CEO's...

*'Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million, but Republicans worry it might not be enough' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/07/11

then:

*Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

*Mitt Romneys wealth raises new questions By Jamshid Ghazi Askar DSNews 08/15/11
'Romney owns between $250,000 and $500,000 in horses.'

CEO's are Mitt Romney's bread and butter!

And yet:

*'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' - By Mitt Romney - NY Times - 11/18/08

*'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11
'Employees who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies more than a decade ago say they still hold Romney responsible.
"I would not vote for him for anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...'

Mitt Romney.

Ever at the defense of CEO's...

*Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

what has he done, for you?

The average American?

The Hammer
lehi, utah

Obama is more of an annoyance now. You here about him and its like a fly buzzing in your ear. The dude should step down.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

yomama has a deep dislike for successful Americans. Of course he thinks we're lazy. He has to blame someone or something everytime he opens hs mouth. 14 more months and the c.o. is back to hanging placards on lightpoles.
The guy is PATHETIC.
paganette:
what has your boy done for us?
high umemployment
health care mess
no business activity
lowered our standing to the world
flip flops on all issues
keep drinking the kool aid....this is the short list and I don't even have to cut and paste other's comments, because I am living life with this empty suit "leading" the country..

plyxply
SLC, UT

there is nothing lazy about sitting in a park, with a tent and a sign railing against people who get up and go to work every day to put food on their tables, right Occupy unemployed?

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

I wasn't sure how I felt about either statement from either person, until I read the following quote from Mitt Romney.

"I'm convinced that America is not lazy â is not soft; has not lost its ambition or its inventiveness," Romney said. But "they're being held down today by a government that is too big, that thinks it know more than it does and that needs to be replaced by a people who fundamentally believe in American principles and the American future."

I don't care whether you like him or not, agree with him or not. I don't even agree with him on a few issues. But the man is intelligent and this quote only stands to support it.

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

Impeach Obama . . .

HTSJCCAFALG
SLC, UT

America has become lazy. President Obama is correct; except it's that we have 9% unemployment and many of those people refuse to work "beneath" there status in life. That's why farmers and agriculture people can't find anybody to work but those who love to work - immigrants and illegals.

Yep....we're lazy!!!

ClarkKent
Bountiful, Utah

Romney? Since Obama has been President, what have you been doing? Heck you haven't even held a political office! I can see how you might misunderstand what the word "lazy" means.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Pagan,
in case you missed it, GM and Chrysler DID go bankrupt.

you have a problem with people being successful? You must, and that's why you LOVE BO so much, because everything he has tried has been a failure.

What has Mitt done for me? First, he has had no responsibility for me, never having held a position of authority over me. But he has given me hope that we can eventually undo the damage BO and his cabal have done.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'flip flops on all issues' - ute alumni | 2:52 p.m. Nov. 15, 2011

Reply fact:

*'Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11
'FAIRFAX, Va. A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "110 percent" behind the effort.'

Zero to 110% in 24 hours.

Nope. Can't beat that.

But instead, I should resort to insults, like yourself. And refer to the first black president as....

boy.

'paganette:
what has your boy done for us?' - ute alumni | 2:52 p.m. Nov. 15, 2011

Now, go ahead and accuse me of 'race baiting'...

instead of:

*Senate Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill By Andrew Taylor AP Published by DSNews 10/11/11

The facts.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Pagan, I have a few points regarding yours-

Are you saying that Mitt Romney's financial dealings and successes make him less eligible to run this country? Do you know much about the men who formed this very government? If you're so much wiser than Romney, why don't you run? And as you always preach about Obama's health care- how does socializing health care reduce government spending? But I guess Romney letting Detroit go under is bad, but Obama letting America go under is okay... right?

A guy who lost his job and blames Romney does not have ANY credibility in forming a logical or rational argument.

What has he done for me? Well, he came to my state and cleaned up a corrupt Olympic games and made Utah a shining example of how the Olympics can be funded without hurting the economy that hosts the games.

That's pretty commendable in my opinion.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Pagan,
in case you missed it, GM and Chrysler DID go bankrupt.' - lost in DC | 3:04 p.m. Nov. 15, 2011

You mean the auto-bailouts?

You mean, the auto-bail outs...signed into law by Republican President George W. Bush?

*'Bush signs $17.4 billion auto industry bailout package' - By Nelson Ireson - Motor Authority - 12/19/08

Or do you mean the Wall Street Bailouts?

Signed into law by Republican President George W. Bush on 10/03/08?

*Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill AP Published by Denver Post By Tom Raum 10/03/08
WASHINGTON President Bush quickly signed into law a far-reaching $700 billion bill to bail out the nation's tottering financial industry, calling it "essential to helping America's economy" weather the storm.

I'm glad Mitt Romney gives you 'hope' for better jobs lost.

*'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11
'...still hold Romney responsible.
"I would not vote for him for anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...'

I'm sure you'll do better off than Phyllis.

a 68 year old woman, fired from her job.

mightymite
DRAPER, UT

OK, Mr. Silverspoon, stick up for your entitled brothren. Mr. Romney, can you tell me what you have done lately -- I mean with your own merits?

live4uid
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

I just have to ask a question to all these people who keep saying unemployed are lazy and refuse to take a job beneath them. Have you ever lost your job? Have you been asked to take a 40% paycut? Because until you have, you can't comprehend it. Also, I don't think Americans are lazy. I think some are, just like some are in every country, race, populace in the world. I'm American and I'm not lazy so yes it is offensive when our President tells us we're lazy and I agree with Romney, President Obama just doesn't get it sometimes.

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

Romney is making himself look foolish with all his petty picayunish griping about president Obama. He is starting to sound like a silly little school girl. What can he do for the country; we already know he is of the opposing party and he dosen't like Obama. He doesn't need to keep repeating it. Get on to bigger matters. He needs to grow up and act like a presidential candidate.

David B.
Cedar City, UT

Obama has some nerve to call the American people lazy! He had better look in a dam mirror first! Anybody that spends more time on vacation and being incompetent at the same time isn't much of a leader. Why do you think he sealed his school records and such? It was because he was a flunky that's why! If he gets re-elected he won't be there long.

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

I find it amusing that there are some who quote newspaper headlines and articles as though the left-wing media is actually factual in its presentations. Its sort of like going to a a Nazi German rally to find out our my life has been trashed by Jews. Our local rag once had an article in it about stay at home fathers. I was included in the article, but the author got about half the facts regarding me wrong. Do you think they are any more accurate in the "big city" papers? Yeah, I don't either.

Just seems silly to present a headline as some sort of factual evidence to support an opinion.

DRay
Roy, UT

Romney knows how to cut spending, set and stick to a budget. When did President Obama ever solve anything without throwing more money at it? When did he ever stick to a budget?

Americans may seem lazy, as so many jobs are now sitting at a computer screen...I'm not sure our youth have been taught how to work, I mean really work...leading to the "entitlement" issues...

When there is incentive, something to work towards, when effort is appreciated and hard work a hallmark of respect...when something really needs getting done, I believe most Americans would answer that call...

Christy
Beaverton, OR

Romney's backhanded comments about Obama not really 'understanding America', and needing to be replaced 'by a people who believe in American principles' is just a jab at Obama's 'otherness'.

How pathetic.

ECR
Burke, VA

"Romney's campaign stood by its characterization of the president's remarks. Romney has been emphasizing the economy and jobs as he tries to give his campaign a lift."

So even though the Romney campaign is shown the error of their position they will still stand by their mischaracterization of the President's remarks and hope that no one will notice. Until this moment this moment I had no idea how empty the Romney team was on creative ideas to get the country moving forward.

Just say whatever you like, misquote and twist the words of others or taken their words out of context. Whatever it takes. Just win baby. "Oh, I got elected president? Now what should I do?"

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