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Published: Thursday, Sept. 27 2012 4:29 p.m. MDT

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merich39
Salt Lake City, UT

I think now is the time that the GOP comes out and states that they don't want or need Catholics in their party. They've already said that to gays, hispanics, women, college students, and anyone who is not in the 99%. Whenever some group throws their support to the Dems, the GOP seems to respond by saying they don't want or need that group anyway. So I expect we'll hear that kind of announcement from the GOP about Catholics in the next few days.

The GOP's small tent just keeps getting smaller.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

@patriot

"Actually the truth is most Catholics only casually follow their beliefs anyway and most only attend church at Christmas and Easter so what Obama did was no big deal."

Oh Patriot. Thank god you're not the face of Mormonism.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Clinton
"How, when his point is obviously regarding which political group he has to focus on in his campaign, can so many people misunderstand his commentary to mean he doesn't care about those people? "

How do you not realize that people are going to be upset when Romney heaps scorn and disgust upon 47% of the nation by suggesting they don't care about personal responsibility (says a guy who picked a VP whose tax plan lowers Romney's tax rate to 0 on most of his income).

Vanka
Provo, UT

Do Mitt Romney supporters have a reading deficiency or an attention deficiency?

No sane person can possibly excuse or explain away what Mitt said. Setting aside the statement that 47% pay no income taxes, Mitt denigrated and disparaged those 47% by falsely asserting that they:

- "are dependent upon government"
- "believe that they are victims"
- "believe the government has a responsibility to care for them"
- "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."
- "they will vote for this president no matter what"
- "they [can never be convinced that they ] should take personal responsibility and care for their lives"

What part of that is NOT offensive and completely untrue?!

But then did you catch what he said about YOU who support him?

He says you are people who "vote based on emotion... or whether they like the guy or not." You don't vote on principle, or intelligent consideration of the issues.

How did this irresponsible speech NOT offend EVERY American?

the truth
Holladay, UT

@silo

Romney did NOT say they were Obama voters. so not a lie.

In so many words, he said most of them are more interest4ed in getting free stuff from government, love their dependency,

so a tax plan that encourages more personal responsibility would not appeal to them,
so her must go after the smaller percentage that do care.

There is nothing more to it than that, no matter how much you want to twist and spin, and invent "lies".

All these pollsters are mostly liberal based, and therefore look to support their liberal candidate,

(even Fox,which a study showed the majority of fox media people supported the democrats monetarily by a ratio of 5 to 1, so fox media is is not so "right" as some want to pretend)

analyzing the polls, they always heavily over-represent the democrats, and those affiliated with a party in general, and greatly under represent the independent voter,

the independents show no passion for Obama.
and they tend to vote against the incumbent.

This is very similar to the 1980 election, the environment is the same, very bad economy and trouble in middle east.

Romney narrowly win more states than expected.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Clinton - what part of the 47% comment isnt' true you asked?

Just down the road from me is the VA hospital. I do volunteer down there and know a lot of those guys. Most of the WWII guys are gone now, but we have a lot of Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans down there, plus some from Desert Storm. Most don't pay any federal income taxes. Which part of those guys down there are the freeloaders Romney was referring to?

My mother worked until she was 68, and now lives mostly on Social Security plus some savings. She doesn't pay Income tax... you saying she is a freeloader? Part of the 47% nanny state people? She represents over 40% of those 47%ers... you know... people who paid into the social security system their whole lives, supported their previous generation. Those the nanny state freeloaders you referring to?

Or how about the lady in our ward who lost her husband, had 4 kids, and is trying to support them and makes less than 40K a year. She doesn't pay income taxes... she one of Romney's freeloading nanny state leaches?

Leaches... I don't think so.

Kate Hutch
Kenmore, WA

shuttdlrl: Your post is a direct copy/paste from Newsmax. And your statement about Biden is untrue, to boot. Shame on you.

aware
Babb, MT

When all is said and done after this election - and perhaps Obama wins, I will never entertain any negative comments from Catholics and Jewish individuals. The choice between Obama and Romney as far as their faiths is HUGE. When the Catholic universities and hospitals get his hard with the birth control/abortion issue - I just can't feel sorry for them. When Israel fights for its life regarding Iran... and the Jewish individuals wring their hands and complain - I will just have to tell them they voted in the cause of their pain. I don't care about polls, I am waiting to see just how informed and scared the general populus is. If they still vote for Obama, they will get exactly what they voted for - a solipsistic individual who will take down a very wonderful and great Country. I expect some flak, but I have spoken the truth.

FT
salt lake city, UT

It will be real news when the DN reports that Mitt is slipping among Mormon voters.

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