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10 Desperate and Depressed Conservative Reactions to Romney's 47 Percent Moment


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, usa, obama, Paul Ryan, republicans, elections, dishonesty, americans, government, candidates, media, news, politics, lies )

Cal
- 828 days ago - alternet.org
Some are standing by Romney; the semi-smart ones are running away like he's carrying Ebola.



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Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:50 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:21 am
There was an uncouth foreigner who took a girl out for coffee. Whilst they were enjoying their Late, the girl f..ted.
She tried to cover it up by moving her chair around to try and make a similar sound.
But the uncouth young man said: "You can twist and turn all you like lady, but you won't be able to match such a f.rt.
That's what one calls a metaphor, of course.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:43 am
Past 4 RECESSION ... Next 4 REGRESSION ... or not? If actions speak louder than words, no matter how eloquent, the choice gets clearer by the moment. Divided States of AmeriKa or Land of the Free? Coming soon, ready?
 

Penny Ranger (3)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:01 pm
Romney who are you kidding? You can't even run a clean campaign this tape just proves that!
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:21 pm
Obama-Biden 2012!!! Vote Democrat!!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 3:03 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

John B. (122)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 4:52 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to Joshua Holland's article. I don't think it matters what the conservative pundits say. Romney has lost votes with his comments. Read and noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:48 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 8:42 pm
It amazes me that people who have reputations to protect and who consider themselves credible actually came to his defense. Now they have two less things to worry about: their reputations and their credibility!
 

Diane O. (167)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:29 am
Obama's reputation has been one of hiding his past, scrubbing the internet of his past, and over the past five years not one person has stepped forward to say that they knew him at three different colleges/univesities...not one person. Obama smoked marijuana and used cocaine...and has over 20 racial comments in his book.

I'll take a man like Romney over Obama any day.

Vote for Romney and Ryan. We need strong leadership, experience in running a successful business, a past Governor and a man who will never feel the need to hide his past.
 

Julie W. (22)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:17 am
Diane, you are making the same mistake a lot of people make. A country is not a business. Businesses exist to make a profit - a country should care for everyone.

A 'successful' business will get rid of workers to make more money. A country will look the after people who can't work - the disabled, the elderly, the sick.

I don't give a dman if Obama smoked marijuana when he was young - who cares? It's who he is now that matters,.
 

Diane O. (167)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 7:14 am
For a business to continue to be successful, he needs to get rid of the dead wood in the office those who are underproducing and taking up space. That is true of our government employees as well.

Well, you should care if the president you voted to elect has broken the law. That doesn't bother you? Breathtaking....but I bet if Mitt Romney smoked or snorted you folks would be all over there. I guess you didn't care if President Clinton was having sex in the Oral Office either.

People make choices. Choices define who we are.

And NO a country should not care for everyone. That's socialism/communism. Are you sure you are an American? We live in a free country which means we are free to chart our personal paths to become billionaires if we do the hard work and earn it. We can also chose to be slackards or minimum wage earners for the rest of our lives. That's a personal choice.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 7:14 am
Julie, putting country into deep debt at a great speed does not mean "care for everyone". It means irresponsible behavior damaging our kids financial well-being and our own retirement times. Obama's borrowing 5 Billion over 3.5 years is twice what Bush did over 8 years, including paying for the Iraqi war.

You would not want to make that sitting man on a photo a good company, do you?
 

Diane O. (167)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 7:15 am
typo: all over that

typo: "if the president you voted for has broken the law..."
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:17 am
"And NO a country should not care for everyone. That's socialism/communism. Are you sure you are an American? We live in a free country which means we are free to chart our personal paths to become billionaires if we do the hard work and earn it. We can also chose to be slackards or minimum wage earners for the rest of our lives. That's a personal choice."

Let people go hungry? Let children suffer from malnutrition and be deprived of medical care? Put the disabled out into the streets to fend for themselves?

A country should not care for the less fortunate? If they do, you call them "communists/socialists." Interesting (and telling) perspective. Another person might call them "Christians."
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:21 am
I failed to mention that the first paragraph of my comment is a quote from Diane.
 

Diane O. (167)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:03 am
Susanne, I'm not going to get into a contest of wits with you because I'm not interested in spending my time that way. We don't think alike....you are a bleeding heart who wants to heal the world letting someone else pay for it. That's fine...knock yourself out. I have no interest in being here except to share my conservative opinions. I don't chase liberals around attacking their comments because I'm not interested in spending time with people I don't know and don't care to know. I'm a political poster.

I am a personal responsibility person who believes in my own ability to chart my own path in a free country. I don't want any of your money or the government's money. I have always saved for the "rainy day." I believe in helping those who cannot help themselves and if not disabled they should be on a path of eventually paying their own way in life once they've had that helping hand up. Period. We have three and four generations of families on welfare. Is that your idea of helping people out? I sat "Teach A Man To Fish."

So, let's agree to disagree so that you can chase another conservative with your nonsense. I'm not here for that. I'm here to post my opinions. if you don't like what I post scroll by it.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:37 pm
Diane: You're right. I am a bleeding heart liberal who wants to help those who need a helping hand --and I don't mind helping to pay for it. Like you, I'm also a personal responsibility person, but I don't give myself a pat on the back for it because I've been fortunate enough to have been employed for 35 years of my life, and I realize that many, many others haven't been as lucky. I don't want your money or the government's money either --although I will take advantage of Social Security and Medicare because my husband and I have paid into those programs for a combined total of 80+ years. In addition to working hard most of his life, my husband came home from Vietnam with two purple hearts --along with many other medals and ribbons-- and even though his disability checks were short-lived and ended with the Reagan administration, he is concerned about other veterans who should be receiving disability checks and every other type of assistance they need. Everyone should. To look upon them as "parasites," as Mitt Romney did when he wrote off 47% of this country's population, is one of the most unpatriotic things I've ever witnessed. I wonder if anyone who attended that fundraiser actually served during a war, or had children who did. I know Mitt didn't.

Yes, I agree to disagree --but don't insult me by saying that I can "chase another conservative with my nonsense" when I'm simply holding people accountable for what they're saying and presenting other readers with the truth. This isn't a gossip column. There are people who believe what they read and vote accordingly, and misleading them is not fair to them or anyone else.
 

Diane O. (167)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:43 pm
Susanne, I believe you are a very good American, very good wife and mother. We differ on politics so the prudent thing to do is for us to agree to disagree. You have your background in life in our country and I have mine.

So, know this. I respect what you have experienced. And I acknowledge and validate you. Our goal I believe is for a better America. Our paths are different on how to get there. So, let's shake hands as adults.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:34 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Friday September 21, 2012, 12:35 am
Diane O --- "...a country should not care for everyone. That's socialism/communism."

Two words I hear far too often is 'socialism' and 'communism' and I am convinced that Americans in general have little understanding of either term. But I do think that Joe McCarthy is giddy in his grave that the right seems to see communism in every government programme that exists, or so it seems based on the rhetoric I see.

When America was first settled, people relied on each other, and they had to because life was difficult and dangerous in a wilderness country. But now things are different . . . or are they? I still consider it a wilderness country but instead of endless forests and rivers, wildlife etc, there is a society that is so distant from its neighbours even though they live right next door. It seems to be 'every man for himself' and screw the other guy. I personally think that the founding fathers would abhor the distance from a civil society that the modern American society has come.

There are a lot of good Americans and I have been privileged to meet many here at Care2. People who fight for the underdog; people who give a helping hand to someone who is down on their luck; people who want to see a better tomorrow for ALL Americans.

But I do NOT count among their ranks the Rmoney's, the Ryans, the Akins, the Walkers, the Scotts, the Brewers, the Jindals, the Kochs, the Adelsons, the Santorums, the Perrys, the3 Boehners, the Cantors, nor the McConnells, just to name a few. The GOP pugilistic polical punks don't give a rat's ass about anyone but themselves, and I fear that some of their followers are the same.

Get out the vote!!!!!

Vote Democratic 2012!!!!! Vote Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:39 pm
Wise words from a very wise woman! Thanks, Lynn!
 

Julie W. (22)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:36 am
I think a few people here have forgotten where they are posting their opinions - it's called CARE2 folks. You know, that word you are so afraid of.
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 9:53 am
thanks
 

Diane O. (167)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 10:32 am
Lynn, republicans care deeply for those who need a helping hand up. We aren't different from the democrats where that is concerned. But, where we may differ is that we believe that helping a person get back on their feet to become a protective person who can support themselves is far more important than allowing three and four generations of families stay on welfare. We are concerned about the $60 billion a year in fraud and abuse. In order for our country to help those who really need it and do more for them financially to get them on their feet, we need to get the slackards out of the system. It's called "Teach a man to fish."

Four more years of Obama's wreckless spending and his socialist leaning to redistributive wealth will mean that we'll stifle productivity, crush innovation and will chase the companies who provide our jobs and benefits out of our country.

France is on the brink of raising taxes on those who earn $1 million to 75%!!! If I lived in France and fit into that category I'd be very busy looking for another country that would not tax me that high. That means that some in France would take their jobs out of France and go somewhere else. One day France will run out of rich people to take the wealth from and then you end up like Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Do the numbers. Everything we talk about is basic math and logical thinking.
 
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