Romney, 5 Outrageous GOP Lies And One Hilarious Truth
You’ve heard about this video. It’s only the tip of at least one iceberg.
47% Of The People Who Vote For Obama Pay No Income Tax
Let’s start with the “secret Romney fundraiser” video released on September 17 by Mother Jones.
In May of this year, at a private event for some of his biggest donors, Mitt Romney was startlingly frank in revealing what he thinks of voters who support President Barack Obama. According to Romney, these Americans see themselves as victims, consider it their right to have the government take care of them and pay no income tax.
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.
Watch the video here:
What’s worse is Romney’s total scorn for half of the American population.
Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio responds:
Incredibly, Mitt Romney has no use for nearly half of our fellow citizens, yet he seeks to hold our nation’s highest office, where his policies would dramatically affect the lives of the people he so completely disregards.
It is difficult to imagine how a person who seeks the office of the presidency would be so divisive and have such contempt for his fellow Americans. But it is clear that Mitt Romney does not deserve to lead our great country and the ambitious, diverse, and talented people who call it home.
23 Million Americans Are Struggling To Find Work
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at the “Value Voters Summit” where he made the statement, “Here is what we got: prolonged joblessness across the country. 23 million Americans struggling to find work.”
There are millions of Americans looking for work, but not nearly as many as the congressman claims.
A simple review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics completely debunks Ryan’s statements; they report the total number of Americans being unemployed is anywhere from 12.5 million people to 13.3 million. While being a large number, it is 10 million less than the congressman would like the American public to believe.
Ryan’s remarks make even less sense when we see that in August over 250,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy.
Paul Ryan Denies That He Asked For $20 Million In Stimulus Money
According to Robert Reich, Former U.S. Labor Secretary, in 2010, Ryan asked for $20 million in stimulus money from Obama for companies in his district, then repeatedly denied requesting stimulus funds. He finally admitted he had done so, but continues to slam the stimulus program as a failure (even though the economy pulled out of a Depression as a result of it).
A Former Obama Supporter Expresses Her Disappointment With The President
Playing to one of Romney’s favorite themes, the question as to whether people are better off now than they were four years ago, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new ad last week, showing a former Obama supporter who has now become disillusioned with the President.
That sounds like a great idea, until you realize that the whole thing is a lie: far from being an Obama supporter, the woman in the ad actually works for the RNC. Her name is Bettina Inclan, and she is the RNC’s Director of Hispanic Outreach.
From Talking Points Memo:
“You’re just not he person I thought you were,” Inclan says in the ad, addressing a cardboard cutout of Obama. Inclan lists out-of-control spending and Obama’s penchant for hanging out with Hollywood celebrities as reasons for the break-up. “It’s not me, it’s you. I think we should just be friends.”
The ad asks people to share why they’re “breaking up” with Obama.
Obama’s Voters Are Welfare Recipients And Voter Fraudsters
Paul Ryan wasn’t the only one telling lies at the Values Voter Summit. Gary Bauer, the former president of the Family Research Council, also spoke at the conference last Friday and urged the audience to turn out in great numbers to defeat all the riffraff of society, including welfare recipients and voting fraudsters, who will undoubtedly vote for Obama.
From Talking Points Memo:
“They will vote for their own perceived interests, which is they don’t want anybody cutting back the size of the checks,” Bauer said.
“There’s a lot of people out now around America who depend on checks from their fellow taxpayers being in the mailbox every day,” Bauer said. “They will turn out in massive numbers, but so will the entrepreneurs, the small businessmen and women, the military families, the soldiers in harms way, the millions of Americans that want to hope again.”
Thus did Bauer, just like Romney, raise the specter of the great unwashed hordes, lazy and irresponsible, as the core of Obama supporters.
Looking back at 2008, the picture is quite different. According to exit polls by the Associated Press and the major television networks, Barack Obama won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976. He also had the strong backing of young voters, new voters and educated voters, as well as that of non-white voters.
Nevertheless, here’s what Gary Bauer had to say:
And Here’s The One Truth:
Speaking Saturday at the Values Voters Summit, Rick Santorum said that “smart people” would never side with conservatives.
Maybe that’s the truest thing he’s ever said!
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