To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen, "Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan".
I am sure Romney isn't worried about California or New York either, as he
cannot possibly win them. That doesn't mean he plans to kick them out of
the Union if he wins. Liberal Larrys' comments are exactly the arguments
Carter supporters said of Reagan.
SittingReading,Could you help me understand where Mr. Romney was
misquoted? You say what Mr. Romney said was a fact about who the 47% vote for.
Maybe take a look at this fact: "According to 2008 data from the
nonpartisan Tax Foundation, eight of the top 10 states with the lowest income
tax liability are Republican-leaning states. The other two are Florida, a
battleground state, and New Mexico". It would appear that Mr. Romney may
not have spoken the facts. Now he may have been projecting the
current election and based on his strategy of tax breaks for the rich and cuts
in programs that help poor and middle class Americans that the dynamics of who
votes for whom will change in this election. Why can't he and
his supporters accept the fact that he put his foot in his mouth and the best
way to solve that problem is admit it, change your attitude and show people that
you really do care about those who aren't the wealthiest in America. I
think there are still people in the lower and middle class that would like to
vote for him, but he make that harder every day.
This story can be spun how ever you want, but the fact remains that there is no
upside from the video for Romney. Sure a few strong supporters agree, but most
people can't believe how Romney would say something that makes him look
like such a plutocrat! Besides, many of the 47% are retires, students,
disabled, and unemployed who support Mitt. Romney is fast
developing the reputation of someone whose off the cuff, and spontaneous
comments make him unfit to be president. It is impossible to unite the nation,
and carry on sensitive foreign policy negotiations with a POTUS who is
constantly shooting from the hip. Wether it's in Europe, or in the
confines of a $50,000. a plate fund raiser, the more Mitt talks the more he
sinks his own campaign.
The sad truth is, he's right. Romney stated right off the bat that 47% of
people would not vote for him because they don't pay income tax. He is
right. The poor, the disabled, and multiple other groups, have often seen
themselves as the victim of the Rich. And Romney can't change that. Was
he wrong on who falls directly into that 47%? Probably. But Obama didn't
stop himself from saying he represented the 99% either. Even though he
doesn't.Ultimately, this focus on the video is a joke. We
should focus more one what the candidates are going to do to fix the problems.
Not try and find every little misquote and run it rampant on the airways.
Furry-you're funny to believe Obama has been a willing partner wanting to
work with Republicans. Early in his presidency he said Republicans can come
along for the ride but they'll have to sit in the back of the bus. That
doesn't sound like someone to work with, do you? Be honest.Obama works with a select few leftists & the wealthy.
"Impartial7DRAPER, UTHow many rabid, Utah Romney fans really
understand that they, along with their 6+ kids, are part of the 47% that Mitt so
strongly detests?"I do think it is rather ironic his comments
based on the numbers I pulled today that show Utah as one of the states with
highest percentage of people who don't pay income tax - part of the 47%.
But it is human nature to rationalized that their circumstances are different
than those other 47%ers. The LDS family with all their kids, relatively high
home ownerships rates, and tithing deductions are exactly those who pay little
in the way of federal taxes. Its always the other guy/gal who his taking
advantage of the system.Only 7% match the description Romney gave of
the 47%ers. But that doesn't fit the narrative of the "victim"
class of people Romney was mocking. Last time it was Bible and
Gun huggers.... this time it is the 47%ers.
To David 5:25 p.m. Sept. 19, 2012You said: "Why didn't he
work with Republicans in Congress to acieve a real health care bill that would
help America and not destroy it?"ANSWER:You forget. The
President TRIED to work with the Republicans, but they said "No" to
everyone and everything. Plus, the health care bill that passed was for the
most part a Republican construct. You don't like what happened? Blame the
people who caused the mess -- the far right Republicans in Congress.-------------------You said: "Obama works with only a select
few."ANSWER:He tried to work with the Republicans, but
they would not. They would rather obstruct and block than work with the
President for the good of the country. They were the real problem.Put the blame where it belongs, and that's NOT won the President.
"You have to work for everyone, not just some" Obama said on the David
Letterman Show. So why hasn't he been working for small business? Why
hasn't he been working to help the unemployed find jobs? He could have
approved the Canadian pipeline but he chose liberalism & environmentalism
over jobs.Why didn't he work with Republicans in Congress to
acieve a real health care bill that would help America and not destroy it?Obama works with only a select few.
How many rabid, Utah Romney fans really understand that they, along with their
6+ kids, are part of the 47% that Mitt so strongly detests?